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April 3, 2022 4:30 am
This week, Dr. Cheryl Davis discusses what we will be doing when we get to Heaven, and more.
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I know that something is that this entire lesson is that the all the lessons of Daniel and really liked my things practical side of why we even need to read this when we need to know what the hell is like going to be there. Why not just wait till we get there to figure out what it's like.
Knowledge is power, because knowing what is to come allows us to live better today. It allows us to be more obedient to God today and it feels our faith gives us greater hope knowing that every promise in this Bible is true, just as sure as the processes within.
Daniel came to pass the prophecies of Revelation will come. We noted that the God of the past is assigned out of the present is assigned out of the future and we know that by knowing these words.
Knowing this information can help us live better hope that this knowledge and these lessons in these sessions and this time that we spent together has given you knowledge to make better decisions really were going to get into this right now you know what we do. Until then, knowing the earth be regenerated.
Noncrisis coming back. We find that in chapter 22 on the rest of chapter 22 is like a summary of the book is very similar to chapter 1 of Revelation, we see similar things in both chapters in both chapters we are told that the proxy is from God to I'm just going to read verses six through 16 will get into that. The angel said to me, these words are trustworthy entry. The Lord God who inspires the prophets sent his angel to show his servants the things that must soon take place. Look, I am coming Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy written in this girl.
That's a very key verse in its written in red and I'm just say it one more time I am coming soon. Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy written in the scroll by John and the one who heard and saw these things when I heard and seen, and I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who have been showing them to me. They said to me don't do that. I am a fellow servant with you and with your fellow prophets and with all the words of the scroll, you need to worship God to worship any told me to not seal up the words of prophecy or the scroll because the time is near. Notice he told Daniel at the end he needs to seal up what he saw John, he says very differently. Do not seal up the words of this scroll because the time is near.
That is wise, it is important right now to go over Revelation and to learn and teach religion pleasant one who does wrong continues to do wrong about person continue to be vile by the one who does right continue to be right and let the holy one continue to be holy. Look, I am coming soon notice Christ is the second time, my reward is with me.
I will give to each person according to what they have done to be rewarded according to our deeds. I am the Alpha and the Omega person. The last, the beginning and the end listed are those who wash their robes, they may have the right to the tree of life, and may go to the gates into the city outside of the dogs, those who practice magic arts hears that list again that we talked about a couple times ago. Those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood. I Jesus have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches.
I am the root and offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. This is a very powerful versus I would spend a good deal of time here, chapter 1 and chapter 22 are similar on and by chapters we are told that this prophecy is from God and first one of chapter 1 of Revelation. The revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place, and 22 verse six the angel said to me, these words are trustworthy entry toward the God who inspires the prophets sent his angel to show his servants the things that must soon take place. So this is evidence that this prophecy is from God. Second, in both chapters the message is validated by an Angel chapter 1 verse 11 write on a scroll what you said and send it to the seven churches to Ephesus. Myrna Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea first one he made it known by sending his angel to his servant John so we know that this was validated by an angel in verse one to the specific churches but validated by sending his angel to his servant John in chapter 22 verse six the angel said to me, these words are trustworthy entry the Lord in the God who inspires the prophets and his angels show his servants, the things which must soon take place said we know that this prophecy is from God. We know that the message validated by an angel. And we know that John is mentioned as a human agent in writing verse one says sending his angel to his servant John. John is mentioned. John is again mentioned in verse eight, chapter 22 I John and the one who heard and saw these things in both chapters there is a blessing upon those who give attention to the product. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and I have seen on in going through revelation, even at our church. How the Lord began working in the body of Christ.
I've seen blessings come that were unexpected obscene prayers answered bad that we have been praying for for a long time. Just knowing on and talking with the members of our church. There were no there is a change. There is a spiritual change in atmosphere.
Blessed is those who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and in verse seven.
Look, I'm coming soon. Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy written in the scroll, silica watchmen on the wall. I feel like this is a strong portion of what my role is in ministry is to be sounding the alarm that Jesus Christ is coming soon. I'm very comfortable in a revelation. I believe that the God-given comfort related to what you know what the calling is for myself and and for the tree project so I'm glad that you are sharing in that same interest and I pray that we are all blessed or keeping the words of this prophecy in both chapters on immanence. He is the prevailing tone and what I mean by imminent is there's an urgency there's a sense of urgency in the book of Revelation. In verse one it says make it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who testifies everything that he saw.
That is the word of God.
It says to show his servants what must soon take place and said that word soon. In verse one is the same as verse six. Soon, it says the same thing. This must soon take place or things that are to soon take place. What I'm trying to tell you is that the coming of Christ is imminent at the time of recording this and what's going on right now is you as you know Russia has invaded Ukraine and I'm not saying that the end is here. What I'm saying is that the end is closer to the Bible talks about that they'll be wars and rumors of wars, but is clear that for Jesus Christ come that the earth is going to experience growth pains and birth pains that are going to come and what I see this more frequently, and succession that I believe Russia's invasion of Ukraine is one of those in both chapters were given titles for Jesus Christ that we are to remember in chapter 1 verse five it talks about how Jesus Christ is the faithful witness is the first born from the dead and the rulers of the kings of the earth, and in chapter 22. He is the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. The reason to study. Revelation 1 is to be informed as to what the Bible says will happen in future but also it how we don't live until the rapture the church takes place. I think I getting a glimpse of heaven or even heaven itself is not a destination but it should be a motivation for us to be more obedient. Knowing this, knowing all the us know the Bible says, knowing obvious what manner of conduct should you be and knowing all this, what manner of conduct should we live. What is our obedience look like knowing that Christ is coming back and actually believing that how should we live accordingly. If you remember I told you before that our works are evidence of our faith. Phyllis read 67 again. The angel said to me, these words are trustworthy entry, the Lord, the God who inspires the prophets and his angels show his servants, the things which must soon take place. But I'm coming soon.
Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy written in the scroll.
Blessed is he who keeps on should underline that word keeps the word of the prophecy of this book very few Christians, very few churches take a full year to study Revelation, we have been in this year God places a high value on his prophetic words and expects every believer to know them and keep them is clear. Blessed is he who keeps the words of this prophecy, God issues a dire warning in 18 to 19. I warn everyone who hears the words of this prophecy of this growth. If anyone adds anything to them, God will add that person.
The plagues described in this growth. And if anyone takes words away from the school of prophecy, God will take away from that person. Any share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this growth.
I don't know that you, but that is pretty that's pretty blunt and pretty clear the value that God places on his prophetic words that I that he places on keeping them as well as not distorting them not polluting them safe. I hope that our efforts here in our study have found been found worthy by God, and I thank you for your faithfulness but I want to focus on the word keeps here when he says Blessed is he who keeps is that Greek word to rewrite to adhere to you to follow to be submissive to and to walk under the authority of this is consistent with other ways that John uses this word in the Gospel of John, so let's turn to chapter 14 site John chapter 14 verse 15 says if you love me, keep my commandments again if you love me, keep my commandments. What what he saying by being obedient by keeping my commandments, is evidence that you love me and that should be your proof but to keep is to be submissive and to be obedient and chapter 15 verse 10. If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my father's commands and remain in his love again that work to surrender to submit to walk submissively in first John chapter 5 versus 233. This is how we know that we love the children of God by loving God and carrying out his commandments, that this is love for God to keep his commandments and his commands are not burdensome. So this is our call to obedience really on to walk submissively to be obedient, knowing all this knowing wanting to take place. Having a knowledge of the book of Revelation and believing all of it to be treated. We should be obedient all the more that we ever happen. We are to discover God's will and to baby it got any questions about what you should be doing as a Christian and a follower of Christ. One is to seek to desire to know him and to his commandments, and by knowing him, he will keep his commandments, and by keeping his commandments, is proof that you have him get into the warning on that comes next is a warning here that Christ mentions you know that I mean I warn everyone who hears these prophecy add to it or take away the consequences. Now you're probably asking in your mind and founding of the how I know if I'm doing God's will and and this is the way that you know the way that you know that you are walking instead with God is that you are out of step with the prevailing culture say that one more time. The way that you know that your walking instead with God is that you are out of step with the prevailing culture that you don't blend into the world and that you do not look like the world you are in the world but not of the world on you are out of step with the prevailing culture. And we know what the prevailing culture of today is that whenever people look at us.
Look at how we live. They may know that we are not of the world and you you know you not of the world because you're paying a price. There is a price to be paid in the modern era for walking obediently to the word of God. There is a price to be paid in the modern era for walking immediately to the word of God, the law of the land is opposite to the commandments of God, the law of the land is opposite to the commandments of God.
We are going to pay a price for standing up for the word of God by what you have for leaving the word of God for keeping his commandments, but this is a temporary price is far less in the eternal price were going to pay if we do not even keep his commandments and pay a temporary price but eternally live in peace for not pay a price now but eternally live in damnation and division matters.
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