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April 10, 2022 4:30 am
This week, Dr. Cheryl Davis discusses what we are to do until Jesus Christ returns.
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Let's enjoy this week's Extended Edition is Dr. Davis continuing her on what would you do, until Christ returns.
We are going to pay a price for the word of God, never reading the word of God's commandments. Great price is far less eternal price were going to pay if we do not keep his commandments and pay a temporary price but eternally live in peace or not pay a price now but eternally live in damnation and I don't know that you but for me to be obedient to God because he is eternal life. He is my source. He keeps me perfect peace and the price that I pay here has nothing to compare to what the price said to do. That's what my house is going to do and I have. And as for you and your house at your best serve the Lord Elsa but you know when we talk about obedience actually discarded this one of the greatest commentaries in Scripture walking obediently in the word of God is Joshua.
Joshua was second in command and he led the Israelites into the promised land, but Joshua has a excellent commentary about walking obediently to the word of God and chapter 1 summary chapter 1 of Joshua verse seven through eight strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you. Do not turn from it to the right to the left may be successful wherever you go. Keep this book as a law always on your lips.
Meditate on it day and night, you may be careful to do everything written in it that you will be prosperous and successful estimated bricklayers Israelites. We are to read the word immediately to follow the word lucidly.
We are to believe the word totally and were to study the word continually, that is how we are to live our lives, and your evidence of that you have you been sitting through a year worth of Revelation says that you have a desire to know the word of God. Also that you diligent in your Bible study on and that you dwell on it continually set blessed are those that read these words aloud, and blessed are those that keep the words of the prophecy written in the school. All right, let's get on to you on the rest of chapter 22 where I will not worship triumphantly when John heard and saw these things in verse eight, and when I heard and seen them.
I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who had been showing them to me. But he said don't do that as I am a fellow servant with the and with your fellow profits and with all who keep the words of the scroll, you need to worship God. Worshiping God is our second party here in Revelation. When John heard that Jesus was coming quickly, he fell down to worship David and Angela gave him a clear imperative that he was to worship God said we are to walk submissively. We are to worship triumphantly and that's what we hear to do, until Christ comes to be obedient and continue to worship him also.
We got a witness very urgently if it's immanent if it's coming soon and we know that there are number of people out there that don't know Jesus Christ as their Savior. This should give us an urgency to witness John is told by an angel not to seal up the path seen and recorded.
Remember I said earlier that Daniel was told to shut up the words and seal the book until the time of the end. John's prophecy is the revealing of Daniel's profit prophecy is one of the greatest evangelistic tools. We have an apostle Paul said in second five in the living knowing. Therefore, the terror of the Lord we persuade if there is not an urgency in your witness because of your knowledge of Revelation in these words have not touched you and you should be changed at the end of this book that there should be an urgency within your heart to go out and evangelize in detail the word to tell the world about the word Revelation 22 verse 11 the word of God is the only agent for changing people's lives.
People will stay in whatever condition they are in.
Unless God's word causes him to be changed as it says here let the one who does wrong continue to do wrong.
Let the bow person continue to the file that the one who does right continue to do right, the holy person continue to behold after the rapture is not the time to get it right, you have a nice summer, with a backup plan to say whenever the rapture happens, then I'll know it's real. And then I'll get it right. Time to get right is now time to live obediently is now time to worship God is now time to witness to your brother is now the time to work fervently for the Lord is now in verse 12. It tells us look I'm coming soon.
My reward is with me. I will give to each person according to what they have done. If you are a Christian has been rightly taught the word of God. The first thing you ought to think about when you consider the second coming of Christ is the judgment seat of Christ following the rapture appearing before the famous seat of judgment is the first thing that the believer experiences really in churches today. We only talk about the judgment seat of Christ.
We really just talked about going to heaven and living in eternal peace we we never really bypass the judgment seat of Christ, or if we do talk about it. We have been called it that we've taken the sting out of it. As you know, the judgment is not a judgment of condemnation. Note we've already passed from death into life. We have eternal life because we've been washed by the blood of the Lamb is a judgment of commendation said is things that you did your very rewarding. According to your deeds.
But our goal here in the modern day church. I believe just make heaven for life.
We just get in. That's enough, but we will not be condemned, but we will be commanded for our works are works will be judged. We preach so much that believers can't lose their salvation except by their own renunciation. We hardly preach about losing reward garden, a minister speak about that or even heard that recently we don't preach about losing rewards without preach about lost opportunities, as I was studying preparing for this negative title will be there that there does a crown all these missed opportunities that we have for ministry because were so distracted by the things of the world, slap my son when I try to sit down with him to do his homework read and talk to him.
It's a game that distracts and it's the TV it's his sister. I have to really look him. I I noticed his nose to get his attention that the church struggles with prioritizing our obedience to him for the distractions that pull us in so many directions, but what we don't know is that we are missing all these opportunities that we could be rewarded for in heaven the things that we could lay at Christ's feet.
Some of us are going to get there empty-handed because of Facebook because of good causes that are not the will of God, and I think that's where the great area for us is that there's a lot of Christians out there doing a lot of good causes is not the will of God for the life you remember, obedience is better than sacrifice to look at your own life had to do that.
My own self. Lord has changed my career path recently has really got my attention as to doing what's good chasing success but not chasing significance. We can do good things in it not be significant.
It cannot be in the will of God. We got a taste significance next, we gotta watch expectantly. We got a happy, obediently I walk submissively got a worship triumphantly. We got to work fervently. We got a witness, we gotta watch without a watch expectantly prison verse 12 it says look I'm coming soon. Take cost means quickly. Swift soon when the Lord comes, is going to be so quick that we're not going to have the opportunity to change your status or condition in the light of his appearing twinkle of and I said there's not going to be any holdup let me grab hold up. Let me ask for forgiveness that it's going to happen so quickly on in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, a fraction of a nanosecond is how quick it will be so there would not be time for preparation and in verse 11 of chapter 21 he says he he he is unjust or unrighteous will remain so says you're in that condition at the time that the Lord splits the eastern sky in the rapture near still alive in your living in in a situation where you're far from God.
That's not the time now is the time to open your eyes now is the time to open the eyes of the believer. Now is the time to open the eyes of the sinner alike on the eyes of the believer means to look at our obedience. Look at the freight that were bearing look at our on there's any branches.
As is any branches that are not very creative and be permanent cast into the fire.
What is our relationship with Christ as I'm talking to you in this unit is the Holy Spirit drawing your heart.
Is there reason why your crying in when you know when your loan is a reason why you're not happy. Deep down inside of you. There's an emptiness that you're trying to steal so many things that only in feeling that would Lord Jesus Christ. We have eternal peace that said a lot about how we are to live.
Let's get into the last few verses of Revelation on chapter 22 verses 17 to 21 is the last invitation to let me just summarize what we talked about this far.
We discussed a lot.
What are we to do, until Christ comes. We are to one walk submissively to worship triumphantly. Three.
Witness urgently or we are to work fervently in five we are to watch expectantly for anyone to do any of these things that the person on the Christ talking to the believer and the unbeliever alike writes a list read on verses 17 to 21 the Spirit and the bride say, come let the one who hears say, come let the one who is thirsty, come let the one who wishes take to free gift of the water of life. I want everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this girl anyone adds anything for them or to them, God will add to the person, the plagues described in this growth anyone takes words away from the scroll of prophecy that will take away from that person. Each share in the tree of life is in the holy city, which are described in the scroll he who testifies to these things says yes I'm commencing. Amen. Come, Lord Jesus, the grace, the Lord Jesus be with God's people and you have asked this question before but on ask it again on what is all this mean to us. We studied the books of Daniel Revelation for every year and I'm suddenly thinking your own mind on how it changed me is that it's called me to be more obedient probably witness more urgently and calmly to work more effectively for more fervently is caused me to go after significance and not success an invitation here is extended in verse 17 the Spirit and the bride say, come. The invitation for Christ to come to the earth and let him who hears, whosoever will let him take the water of life freely.
Let him who thirsts, that calling Christ to come to the earth but also it's those who thirsts to come and drink the water of eternal life. The world is thirsty, some just don't know it. Christians are to be salty right this down. Christians are to be Celtic salt is a preservative, but also induces thirst. How do you know anyone listening can eat McDonald's fries without a drink of salt induces thirsts for stranded in ocean and all you have is seawater.
What happens, the more software you drink the more dehydrated you become, the more you want to drink. He says we are to be the salt of the earth. We are to induce thirst as a Christian, your witness should be to make others realize man I'm thirst whenever I get around her, or whenever I get around here. I'm thirst is being around you make others thirsty really. Are you sharing the love of Christ. Is there joy within you and it makes others thirsty.
There's one I want to say and please don't take this the wrong way but I believe is the truth. If your family can't stand you in the world will not want either to look into your homes. Ecclesiastes says eternity is set in the hearts of men, every man is born with an unquenchable thirst apart from God when we are around sinners, we should make them more thirsty living our life in salt and light is a witness for Christ is that basic salt and light. When you think about obedience reading about all you gotta do until Christ comes.
Gotta be salty.
Gotta be the light, and Revelation has changed my perspective on life and witnessing self in these last verses on gives the warning. Don't add don't take away any and studying the Bible. We are to look at as Debbie Jeremiah says look at what it says here what it means to figure out what it means for you and so it's reading is understanding and then applying the word of God, so that will allow us not to take away and not add tooth because the truth is the truth as it is intended is not intended to be diluted, and lastly he who testifies to these things. Yes I'm commencing. Amen. Come, Lord Jesus, the grace of the Lord Jesus be the God's people and my children say the Lord's prayer every night and every time I hear them say our father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. They are praying for Jesus Christ to come and we should be praying for Jesus Christ to come as we see the landscape of this world changing as facing the recent disruption in the world order. All the more we should be praying. Come, Lord Jesus, come what were seeing is that this is a preparation for Christ coming into the weekend edition matters. Cheryl Davis matters is a ministry project-based ministry theology goes inside or outside of the church.
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