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Revelation 19

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TWO GREAT SUPPERS

Revelation 19

INTRODUCTION

Who exactly is God? God had been depicted in every way imaginable. He is a she. He is an old man. He is beyond our wildest imagination. He is a dotting grandfather. He is an angry judge. He is simply a more evolved creature than us. He is … And the list goes on and on.

If the only glimpse of God that we ever had were the two previous chapters then we would have to conclude that He is a judge. This is part of Who He is. But only part. A dad can be a highway patrolman and constantly give out tickets on the Memorial Day Weekend. This does not mean that as soon as he walks into the house after work that he begins passing out tickets. But there comes the time on the job when that dad has no choice but to write tickets, draw his gun, wrestle a drunk to the ground. While these verses present the climax of the wrath of God as Jesus Christ comes to destroy the armies of the nations of the world that is not all that God does.

THEME: WHEN EVERYTHING IS MADE RIGHT THERE WILL BE:

I. THE JOY IN HEAVEN Revelation 19:1-10

     A. The Importance Of “Hallelujah”

          1. All of heaven rejoices over the return of Christ to the earth

NOTE: The “Real” Second Coming

          a. Christ comes in the air for His Bride at the end of the Church Age

          b. Christ comes to the earth at the end of the Tribulation

          2. The word “hallelujah” means “Praise Jehovah”

               a. This is a familiar Old Testament word

                b. In the New Testament it is only used here

                   1) After this I heard something like the loud voice of a vast multitude in heaven, saying: Hallelujah! Salvation, glory, and power belong to our God Revelation 19:1 HCSB

                   2) After this I heard something like the loud voice of a vast multitude in heaven, saying: Hallelujah! Salvation, glory, and power belong to our God          Revelation 19:3 HCSB

                   3) Then the 24 elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God, who is seated on the throne, saying: Amen! Hallelujah!  Revelation 19:4 HCSB

                   4) Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the roar of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying out, “Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns.       Revelation 19:6 ESV

     B. The Three “Hallelujah Choruses” In This Section

          1. Because sin has been judged 1-4

NOTE: There are three “Hallelujahs” in this section

          a. In chapter 18, the merchants of earth and the kings were lamenting because of the fall of Babylon; but here, heaven is rejoicing

          b. Babylon was the source of all religious deception and confusion

          c. Babylon has caused the death of multitudes of God’s saints

          d. Now Babylon is destroyed

          2. Because God is reigning 5-6

               a. It appears that all of heaven’s voices unite to praise God because He is God, and because He is on the throne

               b. “Omnipotent” means “all-powerful”

NOTE: It is this theme that Handel uses in his magnificent “Hallelujah Chorus”

               c. How we will praise God because He is on the throne!

          3. Because the marriage of the Lamb is come 7-10

               a. The words “is come” may be translated “has been completed”

               b. The Bride is now the Wife vs. 7

               c. The marriage supper is now to be served

               d. This is the marriage supper of the Lamb, and not “the King” or “the Lord”

                  1) The one title that Christ wants emphasized is “the Lamb”

                   2) It speaks of His love for the Church

                   3) It speaks of the price that He paid to purchase the Church

     C. The Church Has To “Make Herself Ready” For This Supper

          1. This was done during the judgment seat of Christ, when all the “spots and wrinkles” were taken away

NOTE: Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

Ephesians 5:25-27 KJV

          2. The Bride goes to heaven by God’s grace, and not by good works

          3. But once in heaven, the believers will be judged at Christ’s judgment seat as to whether they have been faithful in service

          4. Verse eight states that the Wife will wear “the righteousness of the saints;” that is, “the righteous deeds of the saints”

          5. Christ will reward us according to our faithfulness, and the rewards we receive will make up the “wedding gown” as it were

NOTE: Has it ever occurred to you … that at the marriage of the Bride to the Lamb, each of us will be wearing the wedding garment of our own making?           Lehman Strauss

NOTE: Those who are invited to the wedding supper

          a. The Old Testament saints

          b. The host of heaven

          c. The Bride and Groom are not invited to the wedding supper, since they are the honored ones in heaven

T.S. WHEN EVERYTHING IS MADE RIGHT THERE WILL BE:

          I. THE JOY IN HEAVEN 

II. THE JOY OF SEEING JESUS Revelation 19:11-16

     A. The Opening Of Heaven vs. 11a

          1. In 4:1, heaven opens to let the Church in

          2. Here heaven opens to let Christ and His armies ride forth in victory

               a. The Old Testament saints

               b. The Church

NOTE: so that He may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all His saints. I Thessalonians 3:13 NKJV

              c. The angels

NOTE: When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory      Matthew 25:31 KJV

          3. At His trial, Christ said that the Father could send angels to deliver Him; and here the Lord rides forth with the armies of glory

NOTE: Or do you think that I cannot now pray to My Father, and He will provide Me with more than twelve legions of angels?       Matthew 26:53 NKJV

          4. In 6:1, the Anti-Christ had ridden on a white horse, imitating Christ; but here the “Faithful and True” rides forth to judge and make war

     B. The Description Of Jesus

          1. He is no longer on a humble donkey

NOTE: The king has sent with him Zadok the priest, Nathan the prophet, Benaiah … and they have made him ride on the king’s mule. I King 1:44 NKJV

NOTE: “Tell the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold, your King is coming to you, Lowly, and sitting on a donkey, A colt, the foal of a donkey.’”     Matthew 21:5 NKJV

          2. He now rides a fiery white charger

          3. His eyes are not filled with tears as when He beheld Jerusalem

          4. He is not wearing a mocking crown of thorns

          5. Instead of being stripped by His enemies, He wears a garment dipped in blood, signifying judgment and victory

          6. When on earth, He was abandoned by His followers; but here the armies of heaven follow Him in conquest

          7. His mouth does not speak gracious words, but rather the Word of victory and justice

               a. So all bore witness to Him, and marveled at the gracious words which proceeded out of His mouth. And they said, “Is this not Joseph’s son?” Luke 4:22 NKJV

               b. but with righteousness he will judge the needy, with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth; with the breath of his lips he will slay the wicked. Isaiah 11:4 NKJV

          8. He comes to rule with a rod of iron

NOTE: You will break them with a rod of iron; You will shatter them like pottery. Psalm 2:9 HCSB

          9. He comes, not to bear the wrath of God on the cross, but to tread the winepress of God’s wrath at the Battle of Armageddon vs. 15

       10. He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords!

T.S. WHEN EVERYTHING IS MADE RIGHT THERE WILL BE:

          I. THE JOY IN HEAVEN

        II. THE JOY OF SEEING JESUS

III. THE JOY OF ENDING THIS PRESENT EVIL WORLD Revelation 19:17-21

     A. The Two Suppers vs. 9, 17

          1. The marriage supper of the Lamb vs. 9

          2. The supper of the great God – Armageddon s. 17

          3. The first is a time of blessing and joy; the second is a time of judgment and sorrow

          4. All of human history is moving rapidly toward Armageddon

     B. The Announcement

          1. The angel announces that the armies of earth will lose the battle

          2. There will not be much of a battle; for Christ will destroy His enemies instantly

NOTE: since it is a righteous thing with God to repay with tribulation those who trouble you,

and to give you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

II Thessalonians 1:6-8 NKJV

     C. The Failure Of Flesh

          1. People are only flesh and can never fight against God

          2. “Flesh” has been the source of trouble since the fall of Adam

               a. Flesh does not change; God has condemned flesh

               b. Flesh can never please God.

         3. Even the flesh of “kings, captains, and mighty men” are no match for the King of Kings

     D. The Armies Against Christ vs. 19

          1. The armies of the Ten Kingdom Federation of Europe

          2. The kings of the east

          3. Egypt

         4. Russia

NOTE: Napoleon called the valley of Jezreel the most natural battlefield in the world

     E. Christ Destroys The Armies vs. 21

          1. With the Word, the sword that comes from His mouth

NOTE: For the word of God is living and effective and sharper than any double-edged sword, penetrating as far as the separation of soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It is able to judge the ideas and thoughts of the heart.       Hebrews 4:12 HCSB

          2. Those would not bow to His Word and receive the Gospel must now be slain by that same Word

NOTE: The followers of the Beast are “marked men and women”; the mark of the Beast on their bodies seals them for certain judgment

NOTE: Key Old Testament prophecies of this time: Isaiah 63, Zechariah 14, and Joel 2-3

     F. The Destruction Of The Leading Enemies Of God vs. 20

          1. Christ captures the Beast and False Prophet

               a. They do not die

NOTE: And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment Hebrews 9:27 KJV

               b. They do not go to Hell

               c. They are cast alive into the lake of fire

               d. They do not experience a resurrection

               e. They do not experience the Great White Throne Judgment

          2. The defeat of Satan 20:2

               a. Satan is bound

              b. Satan is chained in the bottomless pit

               c. Satan is kept there for 1,000 years

CONCLUSION

WHEN EVERYTHING IS MADE RIGHT THERE WILL BE:

I. THE JOY IN HEAVEN

II. THE JOY OF SEEING JESUS

III. THE JOY OF ENDING THIS PRESENT EVIL WORLD

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Revelation 19 KJV

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TWO GREAT SUPPERS

Revelation 19

INTRODUCTION

Who exactly is God? God had been depicted in every way imaginable. He is a she. He is an old man. He is beyond our wildest imagination. He is a dotting grandfather. He is an angry judge. He is simply a more evolved creature than us. He is … And the list goes on and on.

If the only glimpse of God that we ever had were the two previous chapters then we would have to conclude that He is a judge. This is part of Who He is. But only part. A dad can be a highway patrolman and constantly give out tickets on the Memorial Day Weekend. This does not mean that as soon as he walks into the house after work that he begins passing out tickets. But there comes the time on the job when that dad has no choice but to write tickets, draw his gun, wrestle a drunk to the ground. While these verses present the climax of the wrath of God as Jesus Christ comes to destroy the armies of the nations of the world that is not all that God does.

THEME: WHEN EVERYTHING IS MADE RIGHT THERE WILL BE:

I. THE JOY IN HEAVEN Revelation 19:1-10

     A. The Importance Of “Hallelujah”

          1. All of heaven rejoices over the return of Christ to the earth

NOTE: The “Real” Second Coming

          a. Christ comes in the air for His Bride at the end of the Church Age

          b. Christ comes to the earth at the end of the Tribulation

          2. The word “hallelujah” means “Praise Jehovah”

               a. This is a familiar Old Testament word

               b. In the New Testament it is only used here

                   1) And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God  Revelation 19:1

                   2) And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up for ever and ever. Revelation 19:3

                   3) And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia  Revelation 19:4

                   4) And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.  Revelation 19:6

     B. The Three “Hallelujah Choruses” In This Section

          1. Because sin has been judged 1-4

NOTE: There are three “Alleluias” in this section

               a. In chapter 18, the merchants of earth and the kings were lamenting because of the fall of Babylon; but here, heaven is rejoicing

               b. Babylon was the source of all religious deception and confusion

               c. Babylon has caused the death of multitudes of God’s saints

               d. Now Babylon is destroyed

          2. Because God is reigning 5-6

               a. It appears that all of heaven’s voices unite to praise God because He is God, and because He is on the throne

               b. “Omnipotent” means “all-powerful”

NOTE: It is this theme that Handel uses in his magnificent “Hallelujah Chorus”

               c. How we will praise God because He is on the throne!

          3. Because the Marriage of the Lamb is come 7-10a

               a. The words “is come” may be translated “has been completed”

               b. The Bride is now the Wife vs. 7

               c. The marriage supper is now to be served

               d. This is the marriage supper of the Lamb, and not “the King” or “the Lord”

                   1) The one title that Christ wants emphasized is “the Lamb”

                   2) It speaks of His love for the Church

                   3) It speaks of the price that He paid to purchase the Church

     C. The Church Has To “Make Herself Ready” For This Supper

          1. This was done during the judgment seat of Christ, when all the “spots and wrinkles” were taken away

NOTE: Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

Ephesians 5:25-27

          2. The Bride goes to heaven by God’s grace, and not by good works

          3. But once in heaven, the believers will be judged at Christ’s judgment seat as to whether they have been faithful in service

          4. Verse eight states that the Wife will wear “the righteousness of the saints;” that is, “the righteous deeds of the saints”

          5. Christ will reward us according to our faithfulness, and the rewards we receive will make up the “wedding gown” as it were

NOTE: Has it ever occurred to you … that at the marriage of the Bride to the Lamb, each of us will be wearing the wedding garment of our own making?           Lehman Strauss

NOTE: Those who are invited to the wedding supper

          a. The Old Testament saints

          b. The host of heaven

     c. The Bride and Groom are not invited to the wedding supper, since they are the honored ones in heaven

T.S. WHEN EVERYTHING IS MADE RIGHT THERE WILL BE:

          I. THE JOY IN HEAVEN

II. THE JOY OF SEEING JESUS Revelation 19:11-16

     A. The Opening Of Heaven vs. 11a

          1. In 4:1, heaven opens to let the Church in

          2. Here heaven opens to let Christ and His armies ride forth in victory

               a. The Old Testament saints

               b. The Church

NOTE: To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.    I Thessalonians 3:13

               c. The angels

NOTE: When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory      Matthew 25:31

          3. At His trial, Christ said that the Father could send angels to deliver Him; and here the Lord rides forth with the armies of glory

NOTE: Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?       Matthew 26:53

          4. In 6:1, the Anti-Christ had ridden on a white horse, imitating Christ; but here the “Faithful and True” rides forth to judge and make war

     B. The Description Of Jesus

          1. He is no longer on a humble donkey

NOTE: And the king hath sent with him Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet …and they … caused him to ride upon the king’s mule     I King 1:44

NOTE: Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.      Matthew 21:5

          2. He now rides a fiery white charger

          3. His eyes are not filled with tears as when He beheld Jerusalem

          4. He is not wearing a mocking crown of thorns

          5. Instead of being stripped by His enemies, He wears a garment dipped in blood, signifying judgment and victory

          6. When on earth, He was abandoned by His followers; but here the armies of heaven follow Him in conquest

          7. His mouth does not speak gracious words, but rather the Word of victory and justice

               a. And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph’s son? Luke 4:22

               b. But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked. Isaiah 11:4

          8. He comes to rule with a rod of iron

NOTE: Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.    Psalm 2:9

          9. He comes, not to bear the wrath of God on the cross, but to tread the winepress of God’s wrath at the Battle of Armageddon vs. 15

       10. He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords!

T.S. WHEN EVERYTHING IS MADE RIGHT THERE WILL BE:

          I. THE JOY IN HEAVEN

        II. THE JOY OF SEEING JESUS

III. THE JOY OF ENDING THIS PRESENT EVIL WORLD Revelation 19:17-21

     A. The Two Suppers vs. 9, 17

          1. The marriage supper of the Lamb vs. 9

          2. The supper of the great God – Armageddon s. 17

          3. The first is a time of blessing and joy; the second is a time of judgment and sorrow

          4. All of human history is moving rapidly toward Armageddon

     B. The Announcement

          1. The angel announces that the armies of earth will lose the battle

          2. There will not be much of a battle; for Christ will destroy His enemies instantly

NOTE: Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;

And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,

In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ

II Thessalonians 1:6-8

     C. The Failure Of Flesh

          1. People are only flesh and can never fight against God

          2. “Flesh” has been the source of trouble since the fall of Adam

               a. Flesh does not change; God has condemned flesh

               b. Flesh can never please God.

          3. Even the flesh of “kings, captains, and mighty men” are no match for the King of Kings

     D. The Armies Against Christ vs. 19

          1. The armies of the Ten Kingdom Federation of Europe

          2. The kings of the east

          3. Egypt

          4. Russia

NOTE: Napoleon called the valley of Jezreel the most natural battlefield in the world

     E. Christ Destroys The Armies vs. 21

          1. With the Word, the sword that comes from His mouth

NOTE: For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.         Hebrews 4:12

          2. Those would not bow to His Word and receive the Gospel must now be slain by that same Word

NOTE: The followers of the Beast are “marked men and women”; the mark of the Beast on their bodies seals them for certain judgment

NOTE: Key Old Testament prophecies of this time: Isaiah 63, Zechariah 14, and Joel 2-3

     F. The Destruction Of The Leading Enemies Of God vs. 20

          1. Christ captures the Beast and False Prophet

               a. They do not die

NOTE: And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment Hebrews 9:27 KJV

 

               b. They do not go to Hell

               c. They are cast alive into the lake of fire

               d. They do not experience a resurrection

               e. They do not experience the Great White Throne Judgment

          2. The defeat of Satan 20:2

               a. Satan is bound

               b. Satan is chained in the bottomless pit

               c. Satan is kept there for 1,000 years

CONCLUSION

WHEN EVERYTHING IS MADE RIGHT THERE WILL BE:

I. THE JOY IN HEAVEN

II. THE JOY OF SEEING JESUS

III. THE JOY OF ENDING THIS PRESENT EVIL WORLD

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#How Reliable Is The Bible From A Scientific Standpoint? plus Power Point

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HOW RELIABLE IS THE BIBLE FROM A SCIENTIFIC STANDPOINT?

INTRODUCTION

To many, especially in the intellectual educational and scientific world, nothing is more archaic, outdated and outmoded as the Bible. To dare to use the words Bible and science in the same sentence, except to ridicule the Bible and those who accept it, is the height of incredulity. No reputable scientist would dare to admit the Bible and science to be on the same level of truthfulness.

Many are respectful. The Bible belongs in church; science belongs in the real world. Many are not in the least respectful.

NOTE: Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son.

Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either; he who acknowledges the Son has the Father also.

I John 2:22-23 NKJV

But to the child of God there is another view. The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.         Isaiah 40:8 NKJV. Jesus said, Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.        Matthew 24:35 NKJV

What is the duty of the Christian even in the realm of science?

For this reason we also thank God without ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe.       I Thessalonians 2:13 NKJV

Even in the realm of education and science the Christian has a duty to honesty and truth. But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God’s word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God.     II Corinthians 4:2 ESV

It is sad that some Christians still do not put total trust into what the Word of God says. They believe without question what it says about salvation but when it comes to the area of science they draw strangely quiet and withdrawn.

THEME: HOW RELIABLE IS THE BIBLE FROM A SCIENTIFIC STANDPOINT?

I. IT IS SO RELIABLE THAT SCIENTISTS BELIEVE IT

     A. Great Scientists Of The Past

NOTE: To get the truth about these scientists you have to read their biographies and the biographies written by their friends.

          1. The greatest man of science to ever live: Sir Isaac Newton

          2. In physics

               a. Lord Kelvin: founder of the scale of temperature called centigrade

               b. James C. Maxwell: Work in magnetic fields

          3. Biology

               a. Louis Pasteur discovered that germs cause infectious diseases

               b. Lord Lister developed the modern method of antiseptic surgery

          4. Astronomy

               a. Copernicus discovered the earth goes around the sun

               b. Galileo – Invented the telescope

               c. Kepler – Developed the first modern laws of astronomy

          5. Others

               a. Pascal

               b. Faraday

 c. Ramsay

               d. Dawson

     B. Modern Scientists Of Today

          1. Definition of scientists – at least a Master’s degree in some field of natural science

          2. Creation Science Organizations

               a. http://www.icr.org

               b. https://www.creationresearch.org

THEME: HOW RELIABLE IS THE BIBLE FROM A SCIENTIFIC STANDPOINT?

          I. IT IS SO RELIABLE THAT SCIENTIST BELIEVE IT

II. IT IS SO RELIABLE THAT IT WAS SCIENTIFICALLY CORRECT

HUNDRED AND EVEN THOUSANDS OF YEARS BEFORE “MODERN SCIENCE” CAUGHT UP

     A. In The Field Of Astronomy

          1. The position of “science”

               a. Before the invention of the telescope in the 17th century the number of stars were “known”

                   1) Ptolemy – 1056 stars

                   2) Kepler – 1005 stars

NOTE: The best scientific knowledge

               b. Now it is known there are over 100 billion stars in our own galaxy and billions of other galaxies – Scientists say the stars cannot be numbered

          2. The position of the Word of God

               a. … the stars of the sky cannot be counted … Jeremiah 33:22 NLT

               b. He counts the number of the stars; He gives names to all of them. Psalm 147:4 HCSB

     B. In The Field Of Earth Sciences

          1. The position of science

               a. At one time all “scientists” said the earth was flat

               b. A Christian, Christopher Columbus, proved otherwise

          2. The position of the Word of God

               a. He … hangeth the earth on nothing Job 26:7

               b. God is enthroned above the circle of the earth … Isaiah 40:22 HCSB

NOTE: Circle – Hebrew, khug – roundness

               c. Jesus teaching on the Second Coming

NOTE: I tell you, on that night two will be in one bed: One will be taken and the other will be left.

Two women will be grinding grain together: One will be taken and the other left.

Two will be in a field: One will be taken, and the other will be left.

Luke 17:34-36 HCSB

                   1) Two in bed – night

                   2) Two women grinding meal – breakfast and early morning

                   3) Two men in the field – working during the daylight

               d. His (the sun’s) going forth is from the end of heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it … Psalm 19:6 KJV

                    1) Scientists once said the earth was the center of the universe

                   2) They then said the sun was the center of the universe

                   3) Now they agree the Bible is correct – The sun is moving in an orbit around the galaxy at 720,000 miles per hour

     C. In The Field Of Meteorology (Weather)

          1. The position of science

               a. The water cycle is a basic fact of this new science

               b. The phases of the hydraulic cycle: evaporation, condensation, and precipitation

          2. The position of the Word of God three thousand years ago

               a. The wind goes toward the south, And turns around to the north; The wind whirls about continually, And comes again on its circuit.

All the rivers run into the sea, Yet the sea is not full; To the place from which the rivers come, There they return again.

Ecclesiastes 1:6-7 NKJV

               b. For He draws up drops of water, Which distill as rain from the mist,

Which the clouds drop down And pour abundantly on man.

Indeed, can anyone understand the spreading of clouds, The thunder from His canopy?

Job 36:27-29 NKJV

     D. In The Field Of Hygiene

NOTE: None of These Diseases by S. I. McMillian, M.D.

          1. The Mosaic Law regarding food

               a. Clean animals

                   1) Those that chew cud

                   2) Those with the parted hoof

NOTE: Now scientists (nutritionists) know the unclean animals are easily subject to parasitic infection

               b. Clean birds and fish are known now by modern science to be the safest and best

               c. They could not eat flesh of any animal that died a natural death

NOTE: Do not eat anything you find already dead. You may give it to the foreigner residing in any of your towns, and they may eat it, or you may sell it to any other foreigner. But you are a people holy to the Lord your God. Do not cook a young goat in its mother’s milk. Deuteronomy 14:21 NIV

          2. The Mosaic Law regarding water supplies

               a. Leviticus 11:29-36 – forbade the drinking of water from:

                   1) Small or stagnant pools

                   2) Water contaminated by animals or meat

               b. Only within the last 150 years has the significance of clean and sanitary water supplies been recognized

          3. The Mosaic Law regarding body wastes

               a. Disposal of body wastes by burial

               b. Science has known this only this century

     E. In The Fields Of Oceanography And Marine Biology

          1. Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place … Genesis 1:9 KJV

          2. How did Moses know the Mediterranean and Red Seas were connected?

          3. Jonah and the great fish

NOTE: The Harmony of Science and Scripture by Harry Rimmer. A well authenticated case of a British sailor who was swallowed by a huge whale – shark lived two days and nights in his stomach – The fish was caught and the man was removed alive

               a. Now the Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights. Jonah 1:17 KJV

               b. … Jonah was three days and nights in the whale’s belly … So must the Son of Man … Matthew 12:40 KJV

THEME: HOW RELIABLE IS THE BIBLE FROM A SCIENTIFIC STANDPOINT?

          I. IT IS SO RELIABLE THAT SCIENTISTS BELIEVE IT

        II. IT IS SO RELIABLE THAT IT IS SCIENTIFICALLY CORRECT HUNDREDS AND EVEN THOUSANDS OF YEARS BEFORE “MODERN SCIENCES” CAUGHT UP

III. IT IS SO RELIABLE THAT WE CAN TRUST OUR ETERNAL DESTINY TO IT

     A. Because Of The Life In Blood

          1.  For the life of the flesh is in the blood … Leviticus 17:11 KJV

               a. Continuance of life depends upon the continued supply of oxygen, water, and food to the cells of all parts of the body

               b. The Word of God was scientifically accurate in this biological truth thousands of years before science knew it

NOTE: Our founding President was literally bled to death by the best doctors of his day

          2. But you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood. Genesis 9:4 NKJV

     B. Because Of The Death In Blood

          1. The blood, which is the channel of life, becomes also the carrier of disease and infection through the body

          2. As the infection of sin spreads throughout the soul, it will ultimately produce spiritual eternal death

               a. If spiritual life is to be produced and maintained, new life must be introduced from without to combat the ravages of sin in the life

                b. Figuratively speaking, a transfusion of blood is essential and it must be from a donor whose blood possesses the purity and efficacy required for the salvation of the spiritually dying soul

     C. Because Of The Salvation In Blood

          1. For this is My blood that establishes the covenant; it is shed for many for the forgiveness of sins. Matthew 26:28 HCSB

NOTE: “Remission” is a medical term as remission of cancer, fever, infection, etc.

          2. Without the shedding of blood, there is no remission of sins Hebrews 9:22

          3. This is a picture of the Biblical doctrine of substitutionary sacrifice

CONCLUSION

The Bible is not old fashioned. The Bible is eternal. The Bible is not archaic, it is as vital, vibrant, strong and sure today as it was when Moses penned the word, “In the beginning, God … ” The Bible is not a collection of outdated, outmoded proverbs of Middle Eastern tribal leaders. It is the Word of God which is settled in heaven.

The Bible is not a scientific book but when it speaks on scientific matters it speaks accurately, concise and with the integrity of God Almighty behind it.

But the true gut issue is not the Bible and science. This world and all that is in it will one day pass away. But he that does the will of God will abide forever. God is not willing that any should perish but all should come to repentance. A doctor can only read an X-ray and tell a man he has six months to set his house in order.

The Word of God is more scientifically correct than any doctor – and we are diagnosed to be under a death sentence because of the disease of sin. Remission is possible through the blood of Christ.

HOW RELIABLE IS THE BIBLE FROM A SCIENTIFIC STANDPOINT?

I. IT IS SO RELIABLE THAT SCIENTISTS BELIEVE IT

II. IT IS SO RELIABLE THAT IT IS SCIENTIFICALLY CORRECT HUNDREDS AND EVEN THOUSANDS OF YEARS BEFORE “MODERN SCIENCES” CAUGHT UP

III. IT IS SO RELIABLE THAT WE CAN TRUST OUR ETERNAL DESTINY TO IT

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How Reliable Is The Bible KJV plus Power Point

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HOW RELIABLE IS THE BIBLE FROM A SCIENTIFIC STANDPOINT?

INTRODUCTION

To many, especially in the intellectual educational and scientific world, nothing is more archaic, outdated and outmoded as the Bible. To dare to use the words Bible and science in the same sentence, except to ridicule the Bible and those who accept it, is the height of incredulity. No reputable scientist would dare to admit the Bible and science to be on the same level of truthfulness.

Many are respectful. The Bible belongs in church; science belongs in the real world. Many are not in the least respectful.

NOTE: Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.

Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.

I John 2:22-23

But to the child of God there is another view. The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.         Isaiah 40:8.  Jesus said, Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.        Matthew 24:35

What is the duty of the Christian even in the realm of science?

For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.         I Thessalonians 2:13

Even in the realm of education and science the Christian has a duty to honesty and truth. But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.   II Corinthians 4:2

It is sad that some Christians still do not put total trust into what the Word of God says. They believe without question what it says about salvation but when it comes to the area of science they draw strangely quiet and withdrawn.

THEME: HOW RELIABLE IS THE BIBLE FROM A SCIENTIFIC STANDPOINT?

I. IT IS SO RELIABLE THAT SCIENTISTS BELIEVE IT

     A. Great Scientists Of The Past

NOTE: To get the truth about these scientists you have to read their biographies and the biographies written by their friends.

          1. The greatest man of science to ever live: Sir Isaac Newton

          2. In physics

               a. Lord Kelvin: founder of the scale of temperature called centigrade

               b. James C. Maxwell: Work in magnetic fields

          3. Biology

               a. Louis Pasteur discovered that germs cause infectious diseases

               b. Lord Lister developed the modern method of antiseptic surgery

          4. Astronomy

               a. Copernicus discovered the earth goes around the sun

               b. Galileo – Invented the telescope

               c. Kepler – Developed the first modern laws of astronomy

          5. Others

               a. Pascal

               b. Faraday

               c. Ramsay

              d. Dawson

     B. Modern Scientists Of Today

          1. Definition of scientists – at least a Master’s degree in some field of natural science

          2. Creation Science Organizations

               a. http://www.icr.org

               b. https://www.creationresearch.org

THEME: HOW RELIABLE IS THE BIBLE FROM A SCIENTIFIC STANDPOINT?

          I. IT IS SO RELIABLE THAT SCIENTIST BELIEVE IT

II. IT IS SO RELIABLE THAT IT WAS SCIENTIFICALLY CORRECT HUNDRED AND EVEN THOUSANDS OF YEARS BEFORE “MODERN SCIENCE” CAUGHT UP

     A. In The Field Of Astronomy

          1. The position of “science”

               a. Before the invention of the telescope in the 17th century the number of stars were “known”

                   1) Ptolemy – 1056 stars

                   2) Kepler – 1005 stars

NOTE: The best scientific knowledge

               b. Now it is known there are over 100 billion stars in our own galaxy and billions of other galaxies – Scientists say the stars cannot be numbered

          2. The position of the Word of God

               a. … the host of heaven cannot be numbered Jeremiah 33:22

               b. He telleth the number of the stars, He calleth them all by their names Psalm 147:4

     B. In The Field Of Earth Sciences

          1. The position of science

               a. At one time all “scientists” said the earth was flat

               b. A Christian, Christopher Columbus, proved otherwise

          2. The position of the Word of God

               a. He … hangeth the earth on nothing Job 26:7

               b. It is He who sitteth upon the circle of the earth … Isaiah 40:22

NOTE: Circle – Hebrew, khug – roundness

               c. Jesus teaching on the Second Coming

NOTE: I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.

Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

Luke 17:34-36

                   1) Two in bed – night

                   2) Two women grinding meal – breakfast and early morning

                   3) Two men in the field – working during the daylight

               d. His (the sun’s) going forth is from the end of heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it … Psalm 19:6

                   1) Scientists once said the earth was the center of the universe

                   2) They then said the sun was the center of the universe

                   3) Now they agree the Bible is correct – The sun is moving in an orbit around the galaxy at 720,000 miles per hour

     C. In The Field Of Meteorology – (Weather)

          1. The position of science

               a. The water cycle is a basic fact of this new science

               b. The phases of the hydraulic cycle: evaporation, condensation, and precipitation

          2. The position of the Word of God three thousand years ago

               a. The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits.

All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.

Ecclesiastes 1:6-7

               b. For he maketh small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapour thereof:

Which the clouds do drop and distil upon man abundantly.

Also can any understand the spreadings of the clouds, or the noise of his tabernacle?

Job 36:27-29

     D. In The Field Of Hygiene

NOTE: None of These Diseases by S. I. McMillian, M.D.

          1. The Mosaic Law regarding food

               a. Clean animals

                   1) Those that chew cud

                   2) Those with the parted hoof

NOTE: Now scientists (nutritionists) know the unclean animals are easily subject to parasitic infection

               b. Clean birds and fish are known now by modern science to be the safest and best

               c. They could not eat flesh of any animal that died a natural death

NOTE: Ye shall not eat of anything that dieth of itself: thou shalt give it unto the stranger that is in thy gates, that he may eat it; or thou mayest sell it unto an alien: for thou art an holy people unto the Lord thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother’s milk.      Deuteronomy 14:21

          2. The Mosaic Law regarding water supplies

               a. Leviticus 11:29-36 – forbade the drinking of water from:

                   1) Small or stagnant pools

                   2) Water contaminated by animals or meat

               b. Only within the last 150 years has the significance of clean and sanitary water supplies been recognized

          3. The Mosaic Law regarding body wastes

               a. Disposal of body wastes by burial

               b. Science has known this only this century

     E. In The Fields Of Oceanography And Marine Biology

          1. Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place … Genesis 1:9

          2. How did Moses know the Mediterranean and Red Seas were connected?

          3. Jonah and the great fish

NOTE: The Harmony of Science and Scripture by Harry Rimmer. A well authenticated case of a British sailor who was swallowed by a huge whale – shark lived two days and nights in his stomach – The fish was caught and the man was removed alive

               a. Now the Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights. Jonah 1:17

               b. … Jonah was three days and nights in the whale’s belly … So must the Son of Man … Matthew 12:40

THEME: HOW RELIABLE IS THE BIBLE FROM A SCIENTIFIC STANDPOINT?

          I. IT IS SO RELIABLE THAT SCIENTISTS BELIEVE IT

        II. IT IS SO RELIABLE THAT IT IS SCIENTIFICALLY CORRECT HUNDREDS AND EVEN THOUSANDS OF YEARS BEFORE “MODERN SCIENCES” CAUGHT UP

III. IT IS SO RELIABLE THAT WE CAN TRUST OUR ETERNAL DESTINY TO IT

     A. Because Of The Life In Blood

          1. For the life of the flesh is in the blood … Leviticus 17:11

               a. Continuance of life depends upon the continued supply of oxygen, water, and food to the cells of all parts of the body

               b. The Word of God was scientifically accurate in this biological truth thousands of years before science knew it

NOTE: Our founding President was literally bled to death by the best doctors of his day

          2. But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat. Genesis 9:4

     B. Because Of The Death In Blood

          1. The blood, which is the channel of life, becomes also the carrier of disease and infection through the body

          2. As the infection of sin spreads throughout the soul, it will ultimately produce spiritual eternal death

               a. If spiritual life is to be produced and maintained, new life must be introduced from without to combat the ravages of sin in the life

               b. Figuratively speaking, a transfusion of blood is essential and it must be from a donor whose blood possesses the purity and efficacy required for the salvation of the spiritually dying soul

     C. Because Of The Salvation In Blood

          1. This is my blood of the New Testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins Matthew 26:28

NOTE: “Remission” is a medical term as remission of cancer, fever, infection, etc.

          2. Without the shedding of blood, there is no remission of sins Hebrews 9:22

          3. This is a picture of the Biblical doctrine of substitutionary sacrifice

CONCLUSION

The Bible is not old fashioned. The Bible is eternal. The Bible is not archaic, it is as vital, vibrant, strong and sure today as it was when Moses penned the word, “In the beginning, God … ” The Bible is not a collection of outdated, outmoded proverbs of Middle Eastern tribal leaders. It is the Word of God which is settled in heaven.

The Bible is not a scientific book but when it speaks on scientific matters it speaks accurately, concise and with the integrity of God Almighty behind it.

But the true gut issue is not the Bible and science. This world and all that is in it will one day pass away. But he that does the will of God will abide forever. God is not willing that any should perish but all should come to repentance. A doctor can only read an X-ray and tell a man he has six months to set his house in order.

The Word of God is more scientifically correct than any doctor – and we are diagnosed to be under a death sentence because of the disease of sin. Remission is possible through the blood of Christ.

HOW RELIABLE IS THE BIBLE FROM A SCIENTIFIC STANDPOINT?

I. IT IS SO RELIABLE THAT SCIENTISTS BELIEVE IT

II. IT IS SO RELIABLE THAT IT IS SCIENTIFICALLY CORRECT HUNDREDS AND EVEN THOUSANDS OF YEARS BEFORE “MODERN SCIENCES” CAUGHT UP

III. IT IS SO RELIABLE THAT WE CAN TRUST OUR ETERNAL DESTINY TO IT

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Revelation 20

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THE FINAL PREPARATION FOR ETERNITY

Revelation 20

INTRODUCTION

Every one of us experiences a time when we just want “everything to get over.” This does not mean that we want to die. It means we long for a time when there is no more conflict in our lives, no more division, not more hurt, no more … (fill in the blank). Deep down with in us we desire for peace and rest and enjoyment. We know that there is something more to life than … this.

Revelation 20 is about getting ready to experience those experiences of life for which we were created. This chapter is the vestibule into the eternal house where we will live according to why and how we were created. To quote a personage of the past, “How sweet it is!”

This is the ‘thousand years” chapter (mentioned six times here), dealing with the doctrine of the millennium.

And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years         Revelation 20:2 ESV

and threw him into the pit, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he might not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were ended. After that he must be released for a little while.        Revelation 20:3 ESV

Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.     Revelation 20:4 ESV

The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended. This is the first resurrection.         Revelation 20:5 ESV

Blessed and holy is the one who shares in the first resurrection! Over such the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with him for a thousand years.        Revelation 20:6 ESV

And when the thousand years are ended, Satan will be released from his prison        Revelation 20:7 ESV

The word “millennium” is from the Latin word that we get in English, “thousand.” There are some sincere Bible students who deny that there will be a literal thousand year reign of Christ on earth. They prefer to “spiritualize” the Old Testament kingdom prophecies and apply them to the church today. But if we take all the Bible as literal, then there has to be a Millennium or thousand year reign of Christ.

The Bible teaches that there will be a literal thousand-year kingdom on earth for several reasons:

 1. To fulfill the Old Testament promises to Israel

NOTE: He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David.

And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.

Luke 1:32-33 NKJV

     2. To give a public display of Christ’s glory to the nations of earth

     3. To answer the prayer “Thy kingdom come”

     4. To fulfill the promises to the Church that saints will reign with Christ

     5. To bring about the complete redemption of nature as promised

NOTE: For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now.         Romans 8:22 NKJV

     6. To give humanity one final trial under the sovereign rule of Christ

THEME: WHEN JESUS COMES TO RULE OVER US:

I. THERE MUST BE JUDGMENT Revelation 20:1-3

     A. The Battle Of Armageddon Is Ended

          1. The Beast and False Prophet have been cast into the lake of fire

          2. Christ now lays hold of that old serpent, Satan, and casts him into the bottomless pit

NOTE: The bottomless pit is in the center of the earth where there is no “down.” Every direction is “up.”

          3. Some of Satan’s followers are already chained to the sides of the pit

NOTE: For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them down to hell and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved for judgment     II Peter 2:4 NKJV

NOTE: And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day—  Jude 6 ESV

     B. The Beast Came Out Of The Bottomless Pit

          1. The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to rise from the bottomless pit and go to destruction. And the dwellers on earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world will marvel to see the beast, because it was and is not and is to come. Revelation 17:8 ESV

         2. The Beast was cast into the lake of fire; but Satan’s final judgment is not yet come

T.S. WHEN JESUS COMES TO RULE OVER US:

          I. THERE MUST BE JUDGMENT

II. THERE WILL BE RESURRECTION Revelation 20:4-6

     A. The Resurrection Of The Tribulation Saints

          1. They gave their lives in faithful service to Christ

          2. There were saved during the Tribulation days

          3. These died during the Tribulation

               a. Some by natural causes

              b. Some by martyrdom

     B. The Resurrection Of The Old Testament Saints

NOTE: At that time shall arise Michael, the great prince who has charge of your people. And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never has been since there was a nation till that time. But at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone whose name shall be found written in the book.

And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.

Daniel 12:1-3 ESV

          1. Not being members of the Body of Christ, the Church, they are not raised with the saints at the rapture

          2. At this point, then, there are no saved people left in the realm of the dead; all have been raised to reign with Christ

          3. This is the first resurrection

               a. It extends from the rapture of the church (I Thessalonians 4:13ff) to the resurrection of the saints in Revelation 20:4

               b. All who are raised in the first resurrection are saved people; they will not experience the second death, which is the Lake of Fire

          4. The Old Testament saints believed in a resurrection of the dead

NOTE: There is no such thing as a general resurrection in the Bible

          a. The saved are all raised in the first resurrection

          b. Those without Christ are raised at the second resurrection

          c. There is a period of one thousand years between the first and second resurrections

NOTE: Thrones are prepared

NOTE: Those who will reign with Christ

          a. The nation of Israel

          b. The Church

          c. The tribulation saints

     C. The Gentile Nations Will Be Judged Before The Millennium Begins

NOTE: When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory.

All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats.

And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left.

Then the King will say to those on His right hand, Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world

Matthew 25:31-34 NKJV

          1. The meaning of “nation”

               a. Countries

               b. Ethnic divisions of humanity

               c. Individual ethnic Gentiles

          2. Those who have supported the Jews

               a. They will be allowed to function in the millennium

               b. They will enter into the joy of the kingdom

     D. There Will Be The Millennium

NOTE: Blessed and holy is the one who shares in the first resurrection! The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of the Messiah, and they will reign with Him for 1,000 years.         Revelation 20:6 HCSB

          1. The millennial kingdom will be the rule of God upon earth

               a. Christ will rule

                   1) With a rod of iron

                   2) No injustice or sin

               b. Jerusalem will be the center of the kingdom

NOTE: In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s house will be established at the top of the mountains and will be raised above the hills. All nations will stream to it,

and many peoples will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob.

He will teach us about His ways so that we may walk in His paths.” For instruction will go out of Zion and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.

He will settle disputes among the nations and provide arbitration for many peoples. They will turn their swords into plows and their spears into pruning knives. Nations will not take up the sword against other nations, and they will never again train for war.

Isaiah 2:2-4 HCSB

          2. The disciples will reign with Christ

               a. Jesus said to them, “I assure you: In the Messianic Age, when the Son of Man sits on His glorious throne, you who have followed Me will also sit on 12 thrones, judging the 12 tribes of Israel. Matthew 19:28 HCSB

               b. Israel will be back in her land, sharing the glory of Christ, her rightful King

     E. There Will Be Peace On Earth Among Human And Animal Creations

NOTE: The cow and the bear shall graze; Their young ones shall lie down together; And the lion shall eat straw like the ox.

The nursing child shall play by the cobra’s hole, And the weaned child shall put his hand in the viper’s den.

They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain, For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord As the waters cover the sea.

Isaiah 11:7-9 NKJV

NOTE: All your children shall be taught by the Lord, And great shall be the peace of your children.

In righteousness you shall be established; You shall be far from oppression, for you shall not fear; And from terror, for it shall not come near you.

Isaiah 54:13-14 NKJV

          1. Children will still be born with sinful natures

          2. There will be, at the close of the millennium, many people who will give outward obedience to Christ, but who have never submitted to Him from the heart

          3. This is one of the purposes of the millennium: to prove that humanity cannot be changed even under a perfect rule in a perfect environment

          4. At the end of the thousand years Satan will be able to muster a huge army to rebel against Christ

          5. Environment will not change the heart of people

               a. The only way for people to have a change of heart is through Jesus Christ

          b. Only a new life in Christ changes the heart

NOTE: We, the saints, will reign with Christ as kings and priests, and will serve Him in various capacities during the millennium. Our faithfulness to Him today will determine the extent of our glorious responsibilities during the kingdom age

T.S. WHEN JESUS COMES TO RULE OVER US:

          I. THERE MUST BE JUDGMENT

         II. THERE WILL BE RESURRECTION

III. THERE WILL BE TESTING   Revelation 20:7-10

     A. The Final Battle 20:7-10

          1. Satan is loosed at the end of the thousand years

          2. He gathers a huge army to fight Christ

          3. This proves that a rule of perfect law and environment cannot change people’s hearts

          4. They choose to follow Satan

          5. This battle involves Gog and Magog

NOTE: Gog and Magog are also mentioned in a battle at the end of the first half of the Tribulation

          a. Ezekiel 38-39

          b. That battle results in the Beast defeating both Russia and Egypt

      B. The Armies Will Attack The Millennial Jerusalem

          1. Fire from heaven will devour them

          2. Satan will be captured and eternally consigned to the lake of fire

NOTE: The Beast and False Prophet are still suffering in hell a thousand years after being cast there

          a. and the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. Revelation 20:10 ESV

          b. There is no way to get out of the lake of fire

          c. It is a place of eternal torment

T.S. WHEN JESUS COMES TO RULE OVER US:

          I. THERE MUST BE JUDGMENT

         II. THERE WILL BE RESURRECTION

       III. THERE WILL BE TESTING

IV. THERE WILL BE THE FINAL JUDGMENT 20:11-15

     A. John Sees A Throne Of Judgment vs. 11

          1. It is great, because all of the lost of creation will stand before it

NOTE: “Great”

          a. No one can flee from its power

          b. No one can deny its power

          c. No one can overcome its power

          d. No one can resist its power

          2. White

               a. The unchanging holiness of God

                b. He will not be a respecter of persons

          3. Heaven and earth flee away; there is no place for the lost sinner to hide

     B. The Judge On The Throne Is Jesus Christ

          1. The Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son

NOTE: The Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son    John 5:22 ESV

          2. Today He is the Savior of the world; then He will be the righteous Judge

     C. There Is A Resurrection

          1. Death gives up the bodies of lost sinners

          2. Hell gives up the soul

          3. This brief moment when the body and soul of the lost sinner are joined before Christ’s judgment throne is the only relief from punishment these sinners will know before being cast into hell

          4. All lost sinners will be there: small and great, rich and poor

          5. There will be no escape

NOTE: And just as it is appointed for people to die once—and after this, judgment— Hebrews 9:27 HCSB

     D. The Books Involved In This Final Judgment

NOTE: A stream of fire issued and came out from before him; a thousand thousands served him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him; the court sat in judgment, and the books were opened.    Daniel 7:10 ESV

          1. The Bible will be there

NOTE: There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words; the very words I have spoken will condemn them at the last day.         John 12:48 NIV

NOTE: The Bible clearly states that when judgment comes there will be more than one record book that will be used to judge each individual

          2. The Book of Life

               a. Each person who has come into existence has their name place in the Book of Life

               b. When they die, if they have not received Jesus as their Savior, their name is removed from the Book of Life i.e., they are no longer living

               c. If they are saved then when they leave their bodies the record still shows they are alive

               d. Their name is in the Lamb’s Book of Life and in the Book of Life

               e. At the Judgments each individual will be examined

                   1) If their name is not in the Book of Life, they are cast into the Lake of Fire

                   2) If their name is listed in the Book of Life it is because their name is also listed in the Lamb’s Book of Life

               f. Yet now, if You will forgive their sin—but if not, I pray, blot me out of Your book which You have written. Exodus 32:32 NKJV

               g. The Lord replied to Moses: I will erase whoever has sinned against Me from My book. Exodus 32:33 HCSB

               h. Let them be erased from the book of life and not be recorded with the righteous. Psalm 69:28 HCSB

               i. And I urge you also, true companion, help these women who labored with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the Book of Life. Philippians 4:3 NKJV

               j. In the same way, the victor will be dressed in white clothes, and I will never erase his name from the book of life but will acknowledge his name before My Father and before His angels. Revelation 3:5 HCSB

               k. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. Revelation 20:12 KJV

               l. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. Revelation 20:15 KJV

               m. And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. Revelation 22:19 KJV

          3. The Lamb’s Book Of Life

               a. And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. Daniel 12:1 KJV

               b. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. Revelation 13:8 KJV

               c. The beast that you saw was, and is not, and will ascend out of the bottomless pit and go to perdition. And those who dwell on the earth will marvel, whose names are not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, when they see the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. Revelation 17:8 NKJV

               d. Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life. Revelation 21:27 NIV

          4. The Book Of Motives And Deeds

               a. Record my misery; list my tears on your scroll — are they not in your record? Psalm 56:8 NIV

               b. Then those who feared the Lord spoke to one another,

And the Lord listened and heard them; So a book of remembrance was written before Him For those who fear the Lord And who meditate on His name.     Malachi 3:16 NKJV

               c. God keeps the record of the deeds of each person’s life

                   1) Those, who knew the truth and deliberately disobeyed it will be punished with greater severity than those who did not know the truth

                   2) There will be degrees of punishment in the lake of fire just as there will be degrees of reward in heaven

NOTE: “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.

But I say to you, it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon in the day of judgment than for you.

And you, Capernaum, who are exalted to heaven, will be brought down to Hades; for if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.

But I say to you that it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment than for you.”

Matthew 11:21-24 NKJV

     E. There Will Be No Opportunity For The Sinner To Argue His / Her Case

          1. The books are opened and the facts revealed

          2. He/she will stand speechless before Christ

NOTE: Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.   Romans 3:19 NKJV

CONCLUSION

WHEN JESUS COMES TO RULE OVER US:

I. THERE MUST BE JUDGMENT

II. THERE WILL BE RESURRECTION

III. THERE WILL BE TESTING

IV. THERE WILL BE THE FINAL JUDGMENT

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THE FINAL PREPARATION FOR ETERNITY

Revelation 20

INTRODUCTION

Every one of us experiences a time when we just want “everything to get over.” This does not mean that we want to die. It means we long for a time when there is no more conflict in our lives, no more division, not more hurt, no more … (fill in the blank). Deep down with in us we desire for peace and rest and enjoyment. We know that there is something more to life than … this.

Revelation 20 is about getting ready to experience those experiences of life for which we were created. This chapter is the vestibule into the eternal house where we will live according to why and how we were created. To quote a personage of the past, “How sweet it is!”

This is the ‘thousand years” chapter (mentioned six times here), dealing with the doctrine of the millennium.

And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years         Revelation 20:2

And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.    Revelation 20:3

And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.         Revelation 20:4

But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.         Revelation 20:5

Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.      Revelation 20:6

And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison    Revelation 20:7

The word “millennium” is from the Latin word that we get in English, “thousand.” There are some sincere Bible students who deny that there will be a literal thousand year reign of Christ on earth. They prefer to “spiritualize” the Old Testament kingdom prophecies and apply them to the church today. But if we take all the Bible as literal, then there has to be a Millennium or thousand year reign of Christ.

The Bible teaches that there will be a literal thousand-year kingdom on earth for several reasons:

     1. To fulfill the Old Testament promises to Israel

NOTE: He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:

And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.

Luke 1:32-33

     2. To give a public display of Christ’s glory to the nations of earth

     3. To answer the prayer “Thy kingdom come”

     4. To fulfill the promises to the Church that saints will reign with Christ

     5. To bring about the complete redemption of nature as promised

NOTE: For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.      Romans 8:22

     6. To give humanity one final trial under the sovereign rule of Christ

THEME: WHEN JESUS COMES TO RULE OVER US:

I. THERE MUST BE JUDGMENT Revelation 20:1-3

     A. The Battle Of Armageddon Is Ended

          1. The Beast and False Prophet have been cast into the lake of fire

          2. Christ now lays hold of that old serpent, Satan, and casts him into the bottomless pit

NOTE: The bottomless pit is in the center of the earth where there is no “down.” Every direction is “up.”

          3. Some of Satan’s followers are already chained to the sides of the pit

NOTE: For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment   II Peter 2:4

NOTE: And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.  Jude 6

     B. The Beast Came Out Of The Bottomless Pit

          1. The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. Revelation 17:8

     2. The Beast was cast into the lake of fire; but Satan’s final judgment is not yet come

T.S. WHEN JESUS COMES TO RULE OVER US:

          I. THERE MUST BE JUDGMENT

II. THERE WILL BE RESURRECTION Revelation 20:4-6

     A. The Resurrection Of The Tribulation Saints

          1. They gave their lives in faithful service to Christ

          2. There were saved during the Tribulation days

          3. These died during the Tribulation

               a. Some by natural causes

               b. Some by martyrdom

     B. The Resurrection Of The Old Testament Saints

NOTE: And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

Daniel 12:1-3

          1. Not being members of the Body of Christ, the Church, they are not raised with the saints at the rapture

          2. At this point, then, there are no saved people left in the realm of the dead; all have been raised to reign with Christ

          3. This is the first resurrection

               a. It extends from the rapture of the church (I Thessalonians 4:13ff) to the resurrection of the saints in Revelation 20:4

               b. All who are raised in the first resurrection are saved people; they will not experience the second death, which is the Lake of Fire

          4. The Old Testament saints believed in a resurrection of the dead

NOTE: There is no such thing as a general resurrection in the Bible

               a. The saved are all raised in the first resurrection

               b. Those without Christ are raised at the second resurrection

               c. There is a period of one thousand years between the first and second resurrections

NOTE: Thrones are prepared

NOTE: Those who will reign with Christ

               a. The nation of Israel

               b. The Church

          c. The tribulation saints

     C. The Gentile Nations Will Be Judged Before The Millennium Begins

NOTE: When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:

And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world

Matthew 25:31-34

          1. The meaning of “nation”

               a. Countries

               b. Ethnic divisions of humanity

               c. Individual ethnic Gentiles

          2. Those who have supported the Jews

               a. They will be allowed to function in the millennium

               b. They will enter into the joy of the kingdom

     D. There Will Be The Millennium

NOTE: Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.         Revelation 20:6

          1. The millennial kingdom will be the rule of God upon earth

               a. Christ will rule

                   1) With a rod of iron

                   2) No injustice or sin

          b. Jerusalem will be the center of the kingdom

NOTE: And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the LORD’S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.

And many people shall go and say,

Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

And he shall judge among the nations,

and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

Isaiah 2:2-4

          2. The disciples will reign with Christ

               a. And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. Matthew 19:28

               b. Israel will be back in her land, sharing the glory of Christ, her rightful King

     E. There Will Be Peace On Earth Among Human And Animal Creations

NOTE: The cow and the bear shall graze; Their young ones shall lie down together; And the lion shall eat straw like the ox.

The nursing child shall play by the cobra’s hole, And the weaned child shall put his hand in the viper’s den.

They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain, For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD As the waters cover the sea.

Isaiah 11:7-9

NOTE: And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children.

In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee.

Isaiah 54:13-14

          1. Children will still be born with sinful natures

          2. There will be, at the close of the millennium, many people who will give outward obedience to Christ, but who have never submitted to Him from the heart

          3. This is one of the purposes of the millennium: to prove that humanity cannot be changed even under a perfect rule in a perfect environment

          4. At the end of the thousand years Satan will be able to muster a huge army to rebel against Christ

          5. Environment will not change the heart of people

               a. The only way for people to have a change of heart is through Jesus Christ

               b. Only a new life in Christ changes the heart

NOTE: We, the saints, will reign with Christ as kings and priests, and will serve Him in various capacities during the millennium. Our faithfulness to Him today will determine the extent of our glorious responsibilities during the kingdom age.

T.S. WHEN JESUS COMES TO RULE OVER US:

          I. THERE MUST BE JUDGMENT

        II. THERE WILL BE RESURRECTION

III. THERE WILL BE TESTING   Revelation 20:7-10

     A. The Final Battle 20:7-10

          1. Satan is loosed at the end of the thousand years

          2. He gathers a huge army to fight Christ

          3. This proves that a rule of perfect law and environment cannot change people’s hearts

          4. They choose to follow Satan

          5. This battle involves Gog and Magog

NOTE: Gog and Magog are also mentioned in a battle at the end of the first half of the Tribulation

          a. Ezekiel 38-39

          b. That battle results in the Beast defeating both Russia and Egypt

     B. The Armies Will Attack The Millennial Jerusalem

          1. Fire from heaven will devour them

          2. Satan will be captured and eternally consigned to the lake of fire

NOTE: The Beast and False Prophet are still suffering in hell a thousand years after being cast there

          a. And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. Revelation 20:10

          b.There is no way to get out of the lake of fire

          c.It is a place of eternal torment

T.S. WHEN JESUS COMES TO RULE OVER US:

          I. THERE MUST BE JUDGMENT

         II. THERE WILL BE RESURRECTION

        III. THERE WILL BE TESTING

IV. THERE WILL BE THE FINAL JUDGMENT Revelation 20:11-15

     A. John Sees A Throne Of Judgment vs. 11

          1. It is great, because all of the lost of creation will stand before it

NOTE: “Great”

          a. No one can flee from its power

          b. No one can deny its power

          c. No one can overcome its power

          d. No one can resist its power

          2. White

               a. The unchanging holiness of God

               b. He will not be a respecter of persons

          3. Heaven and earth flee away; there is no place for the lost sinner to hide

     B. The Judge On The Throne Is Jesus Christ

          1. For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son John 5:22

          2. Today He is the Saviour of the world; then He will be the righteous Judge

     C. There Is A Resurrection

          1. Death gives up the bodies of lost sinners

          2. Hell gives up the soul

          3. This brief moment when the body and soul of the lost sinner are joined before Christ’s judgment throne is the only relief from punishment these sinners will know before being cast into hell

          4. All lost sinners will be there: small and great, rich and poor

          5. There will be no escape

NOTE: And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment         Hebrews 9:27

     D. The Books Involved In This Final Judgment

NOTE: A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.   Daniel 7:10

          1. The Bible will be there

NOTE: He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.         John 12:48

NOTE: The Bible clearly states that when judgment comes there will be more than one record book that will be used to judge each individual

          2. The Book of Life

               a. Each person who has come into existence has their name place in the Book of Life

               b. When they die, if they have not received Jesus as their Savior, their name is removed from the Book of Life i.e., they are no longer living

               c. If they are saved then when they leave their bodies the record still shows they are alive

               d. Their name is in the Lamb’s Book of Life and in the Book of Life

               e. At the Judgments each individual will be examined

                   1) If their name is not in the Book of Life, they are cast into the Lake of Fire

                   2) If their name is listed in the Book of Life it is because their name is also listed in the Lamb’s Book of Life

               f. Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin–; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written. Exodus 32:32

               g. And the LORD said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book. Exodus 32:33

               h. Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous. Psalm 69:28

               i. And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of life. Philippians 4:3

               j. He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels. Revelation 3:5

               k. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. Revelation 20:12

               l. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. Revelation 20:15

               m. And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. Revelation 22:19

          3. The Lamb’s Book Of Life

               a. And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. Daniel 12:1

               b. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. Revelation 13:8

               c. The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. Revelation 17:8

               d. And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life. Revelation 21:27

          4. The Book Of Motives And Deeds

               a. Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book? Psalm 56:8

               b. Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name. Malachi 3:16

               c. God keeps the record of the deeds of each person’s life

                   1) Those, who knew the truth and deliberately disobeyed it will be punished with greater severity than those who did not know the truth

                   2) There will be degrees of punishment in the lake of fire just as there will be degrees of reward in heaven

NOTE: Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.

But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you.

And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.

But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.

Matthew 11:21-24

     E. There Will Be No Opportunity For The Sinner To Argue His/Her Case

          1. The books are opened and the facts revealed

          2. He/she will stand speechless before Christ

NOTE: Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.         Romans 3:19

CONCLUSION

WHEN JESUS COMES TO RULE OVER US:

I. THERE MUST BE JUDGMENT

II. THERE WILL BE RESURRECTION

III. THERE WILL BE TESTING

IV. THERE WILL BE THE FINAL JUDGMENT

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THE COMING JUDGE

II Thessalonians 1

INTRODUCTION

A clean teaching from Jesus is that the people of God will suffer persecution. Another equally clear teaching is that God will compensate for our suffering and repay those who persecute us.

Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted II Timothy 3:12 NKJV

I. WORDS OF PRAISE II Thessalonians 1:1– 4

     A. From Paul vs. 1

     B. Praise Because Of Grace vs. 2

     C. Produced Through Growing Faith vs. 3

     D. Motivated By Persecutions And Tribulations vs. 4

II. WORDS OF PROMISE vs. 5-6

     A. God’s Judgment To Count Us Worthy vs. 5

     B. God’s Payment To Those Who Trouble Us vs. 6

III. WORDS OF WARNING vs. 7 – 10

     A. Our Rest Comes When Jesus Is Coming In Power vs. 7

     B. Jesus Is Coming With Vengeance On Our Tormentors vs. 8

     C. Jesus Will Do The Punishment vs. 9

     D. Jesus Is Coming To Be Glorified By Us vs. 10

IV. WORDS OF DESIRE vs. 11-12

     A. Our Worthy Calling vs. 11

     B. Our Glorifying Jesus vs. 12

CONCLUSION

Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come!  Luke 17:1

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