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THE MORE YOU HAVE, THE MORE YOU WANT–God States The 4 Dangers of Being Affluent Christians

Tagged With: / End Of Days Spiritual Warfare

2020Rev-08a – Avoiding End Of Days Spiritual Blindness 200414AM Short Clips When Jesus visited the seventh church, Laodicea, He found an equally dangerous condition. The Laodiceans weren’t just going into the radiation zone once a week. They were living there. They were so consumed with the acquisition of stuff, with the piling up of riches, […]

SATAN ONLY WANTS ONE THING: TO STOP GOD’S PLAN–That’s the Cosmic Demonic War

The Destruction of Jerusalem: Their end is inescapable. Their defeat is ultimate. Our King is unconquerable. Perhaps the saddest event during the Tribulation will be the siege and destruction of the Holy City. This will be the forty-seventh and last takeover of the beloved city of David. Consider what Jesus said in Luke 21:20: “But […]

BEHOLD THE WONDERS OF–REVELATION’S SUPERNATURAL CREATURES & THEIR CREATOR WHO IS GREATER

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Angels are Supernatural & Super Powerful Creatures We are surrounded at all times by supernatural creatures that dwarf us in every way. They are powerful, mobile, and intelligent: beyond anything we can comprehend. As far as we know the angelic creatures are indestructible, they can’t be killed or destroyed. They travel the universe effortlessly, with […]

DID YOU KNOW THAT JESUS SAID–ONLY TRUE DISCIPLES CAN GO TO HEAVEN?

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ESH-11 140330AM Short Clip Today, if asked, most of us would describe ourselves as “Christians”, some may be as “Born-again”, others that we are “Saved”. Those are all good, valid, and proper terms; but, what is amazing is how far we have moved from what the New Testament called those who were saints and headed […]

JESUS EXPLAINS THE COSMIC WAR RAGING DAILY–Satan vs. Israel God’s Chosen People of Promise the Jews

From 2020REV-15d – War In Heaven 200425PM Short Clip What we see in Global Events is just one side of the equation. There is also a Cosmic War that is played out invisibly as well as in daily events. here’s a quick overview. Revelation 12 also contains two signs—the sign of the woman and the […]

Giving that Lasts Forever

Tagged With: / Psalm 119 - A Word Filled Life

WFL-07 030216AM While we are here seated with songs of Heaven on our lips – something is happening in the place we have pointed our hearts. What we do, say, think, pray, and give rises above and enters into God’s presence. Do you realize how much what you do today and each day matters to […]

ONLY SAVED-BELIEVERS CAN ESCAPE REVELATION’S AVALANCHE OF GOD’S WRATH

ROK-21 130804AM When God Removes His Restraint Humanity Destroys Itself (Revelation 6:1-11) One of God’s attributes is His wrath. Last time we saw His future, ultimate, smoldering wrath as He returns to judge the world. That is His cataclysmic wrath as He pours out His fiery indignation. There is another element of God’s wrath and […]

WHY DOES GOD COMMAND EVERY CHURCH OF EACH GENERATION–TO STUDY ALL OF THE BOOK OF THE REVELATION?

ROK-19 130714AM My favorite Prophetic Bible Study Resources are: 1. The MacArthur Study Bible I use: https://amzn.to/33vqwsm 2. The Best Cross-Reference Guide to the Bible: https://amzn.to/3vtFqLU 3. Grudem Systematic Theology: https://amzn.to/3y1M1iu 4. The DTS, Bible Knowledge Commentary set I use: https://amzn.to/2RKBAiJ 5. The Phillips, Exploring the Future book I use: https://amzn.to/3hiNtHm 6. The Payne, Encyclopedia […]

Dios Dice Que Hay Siete Eventos En Venir

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210531AM Estoy muy emocionado de presentar hoy nuestro video de Estudio Bíblico Profético más popular sobre las siete tendencias actuales que muestran que estamos al final de los días. Aquí está el enlace. Comparte esto con todos tus amigos. English: “I’m so excited to launch today our most popular Prophetic Bible Study video the seven […]

UNLOCKING THE ALMIGHTY POWER OF GOD–Jesus Holds The Key to the Promises, Riches & Presence of God

Tagged With: / Exploring The Book Of Revelation

2020Rev-07e End Of Days Health 200413PM Short Clip Only Jesus Can Open: God’s Wealth, God’s Presence & God’s Power Truth 3: He Who Holds the Key Here’s where we really go back. “The Holy, and True, One” is all over Scripture, Old and New Testaments, but Jesus’ next title is distinctly Old Testament. Jesus introduces […]

THE KEY TO UNDERSTANDING REVELATION IS THE SNAPSHOT GOD SENT–HIS PLAN FOR THE LAST DAYS OF EARTH

ROK-11 130407AM God’s Final Written Communication with Us His Children The flow of Revelation is simple to see. • Chapter 1 is Jesus Christ showing Himself in all His glory, like the Sun’s blazing light, as God the Son. • Chapters 2 and 3 are His personal letters to the churches that bear His Name. […]

SIGNS OF THE END–ANTICHRIST’S DELUSION & DEMONS vs. GOD’S TRUTH-LOVERS

ROK-12 130505AM Revelation Shows Us: God is in Charge. ANTICHRIST’S DELUSIONS, DECEPTIONS, DISTRACTIONS, & DEMONS vs. GOD’S TRUTH LOVERS! Before we dive into God directing the ending, of human history, as we know it, you may be asking about whether or not a study of eschatology has any real, personal applicability. Revelation lessons are great, […]

GOD’S IS THE FINAL WORD IN REVELATION–SINNERS ARE IN THE HANDS OF AN ANGRY GOD & DOOMED

ROK-10 130401AM Can you imagine that any person would think that their plans are more important than the plans offered to them by their Creator? That could summarize human history right down to this moment.   The Ignored Creator is Rejected by Most   Chapter after chapter of God’s Word records that the Creator is […]

DID YOU KNOW THE END OF THE WORLD STARTS WITH GLOBAL PEACE & SAFETY–BEFORE THE DISASTERS?

ROK-12 130428AM Which Comes First: Global Peace or Global Holocaust? Is Earth sliding straight down the slope into the fiery destruction, demon hordes, solar scorching, and global holocaust as described in Revelation? In other words, will things get darker and darker, and disasters amplify until the Tribulation scene bursts into view? The answer God’s Word […]

DOES YOUR PROPHETIC POSTURE PLEASE GOD? HE WANTS BIBLICAL EXPECTANCY

Q&A-93a 210113PM In Revelation 6:15-17, John describes for us the greatest prayer meeting in the history of the world: “And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every slave, and every free man (that covers everybody) hid themselves in the […]

ALWAYS REMEMBER THE ANTICHRIST BRINGS PEACE & SAFETY–TERRORISM AND THE TRIBULATION

Q&A-117c 210116PM Short Clip END TIMES TERRORISM EXPLAINED IN THE BIBLE–How Terror Fit Into End Times Prophecy And The Christian Response. As we open to Revelation 6:2, I wonder if most of us remember what directly precedes the launch of the Tribulation? The way that Jesus, Paul, John & Daniel all describe the start of […]

HELL IS WORSE THAN YOU THOUGHT–The Final Judgement of All People Who Ever Live & The Nature of Hell

2020REV-19d Paradise Is Coming On Earth 200504PM Short Clip Perhaps no scene in the entire Bible grips our minds and stirs our souls as much as the last verses of Revelation 20. Imagine the scene: in one moment all the angels and all the humans who have ever lived on this planet—perhaps as many as […]

HOW TO GRASP THE END OF HUMANITY—Seeing God’s Rule As The Purpose For ALL The Tribulation JUDGMENTS

2020REV-10b The Ultimate Kingdom 200416PM Short Clip The context of all the tribulation and judgment of Revelation 6-20 is the worship around the Throne of Revelation 4-5. That is what is amazing. All the destruction ravaged scenes on earth during all those chapters are punctuated with the serenity of the songs around the Throne. What […]

END TIMES SUPER TRENDS #9 & #10–Global Peace & Global Hatred For Israel

2020REV-11f What’s Next For Planet Earth 200421PM The Growing Trend of: Global Travel (Daniel 12:4a) Global Explosion of Knowledge (Daniel 12:4a) Global Weather gone wild (Luke 21:25-26) Global Telecommunication and Television (Rev. 11:9-10; 17:8) Global Evangelism (Mt. 24:14) Global Pestilences (Mt. 24:7) Digital Money, Global Tracking & Positioning (Rev. 13:16-17) Weapons of Mass Destruction (Mt. […]

IN REVELATION 6-19 WHEN GOD DISSOLVES EVERYTHING–ARE YOU GOING TO BE IN A SAFE PLACE?

ROK-01 130113AM Almighty God who sees everything, knows everything, and is infinitely wise, has a plan. That plan involves ending the sin, death, evil, and rebellion in this world. That plan has been written down and is ours today. My favorite Prophetic Bible Study Resources are: 1. The MacArthur Study Bible I use: https://amzn.to/33vqwsm 2. […]

OUR LOVING GOD SENDS THE DEADLIEST DAYS–Revelation Helps Us Understand Christ’s Wrath at the End

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2020REV-12b Why Does God Send The Tribulation 200422PM Short Clip Revelation 6 opens with the period that is known in the Bible as the Great Tribulation. To some, hearing talk about the impending arrival of Tribulation, such as this world has never known, may seem like just another science fiction story, or simply the delusion […]

EXPLORING REVELATION 9’s DESCRIPTION OF THE COSMIC UNDERWORLD OF ANGELS, DEMONS & THE PIT

210125PM Short Clip Then out of the smoke locusts came upon the earth. And to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. —Revelation 9:3, emphasis added   As the shaft leading downward is unlocked, the infernal smoke of the pit will billow out of the darkness and unleash the pent-up […]

REVELATION’S GREAT RED DRAGON IS THE DEVIL, SATAN & ANCIENT TALKING SERPENT OF EDEN

210128AM Short Clip Lucifer became the Serpent of old; Satan, the adversary; the Devil, the slanderer; the Roaring Lion stalking believers; and the Accuser of the saints (I Peter 5:8; Revelation 12:9-11).   Satan is still allowed to come before God at various times to accuse believers before the Presence of God (Job 1:6; Zechariah […]

WHAT WE ARE SEEING IN ISRAEL IS REVELATION 12 & SATAN’S UNENDING HATRED FOR ISRAEL’S JEWS

Tagged With: / Exploring The Book Of Revelation

MOI-52 980726AM Short Clips Above the softness of our blue-green planet there are hostile forces poised. They range across space lurking and flying about at their master’s bidding. They are former angels. They are Satan the Dragon’s army. They are deadly, vile, malignant, and very intelligent. In fact, the word demon in Greek means “intelligence”. […]

ANCIENT HEBREW PROPHETS EXPLAIN THE END OF THE WORLD–God’s Word Gives Specific Details on The End

EBIs-05d We All Just Took A Big Step Towards The End – Beware Of The Coming Wrath Of God 201026PM Short Clip Isaiah 24:1–27:13 These 4 chapters give praise to God for His future victory over all enemies and the final deliverance of Israel in the Day of the Lord. The judgments in this chapter […]

DID YOU READ WHAT PUTIN SAID? REMEMBER–RUSSIA IS A TRIGGER FOR ARMAGEDDON IN THE BIBLE!

ESH-09b 140309AM There is an event coming on the horizon that could make a way for the Jews to build their temple in Jerusalem. If a coalition of Moslems and Arabs joined the Russians in attacking Israel. And if that attack was repulsed in such a devastating way that 80% of the armies were destroyed, […]

SATAN’S GLOBAL CONSPIRACY IS–RELIGION IN REVELATION 17

210130AM Short Clip The God of this world has two viruses he has been infecting all of humanity with since the dawn of the human race: Religion (making my own way to God) & Materialism (things are more important than God) -Religion is trying to achieve God’s favor by human achievement. -Materialism is seeking physical […]

GOD WINS–YOU CAN READ ABOUT THE LAST CHAPTER OF EARTH’S HISTORY TODAY

210130AM Short Clip We live in the most written about period of history for planet Earth in God’s Word. Fully 20% of the Bible is consumed with describing the events that God calls the end of days. Those end of days are more described and detailed for us—more than even the days when Christ walked […]

HOW TO UNDERSTAND THE BIG-PICTURE MESSAGE OF THE WHOLE BIBLE? JOHN BARNETT & THE EXPLANATORY METHOD

210131AM Short Clip Today we are opening to the final and most important of all the courses needed for graduation, it is the last book of the sixty-six of God’s Word. If the Bible is like a good graduate school, then the last Book of the Bible, containing the last course God gave for us […]

The Greatest Verse In The Bible – One Verse Sums Up All That Matters Forever

FTGC-05b 150403PM Here are links to the 52 Greatest Chapters Bible Study Resources we are using:   1. The MacArthur Study Bible I use: https://amzn.to/33vqwsm 2. Grudem Systematic Theology: https://amzn.to/3y1M1iu 3. The Larger Moleskin Notebook I use: https://amzn.to/3biMwLh 4. The Smaller Moleskin Notebook I use: https://amzn.to/33vTNmN   “As an Amazon Associate, I earn income to […]

DO YOU KNOW THAT REAL ALIENS SWIRL AROUND US NOW? THESE ARE ALL THE MANY TYPES OF ANGELS & DEMONS!

210201PM Short Clip Each of the angels we read about in God’s Word has power that exceeds anything we can humanly understand as possible by the laws of the physical world that we know. Angels are Supernatural & Super Powerful Creatures: As far as we knowthe angelic creatures are indestructible, they can’t be killed or […]

WHEN HALF OF THE WORLD DIES–ACCORDING TO JESUS

ROK-28 130922AM Short Clip The Events in Revelation are God’s Truth, they are not Fictional. Truth can be far more fascinating than fiction. So much entertainment of all forms centers around fiction because reality is often mundane and boring. As we get to Revelation 9, everything mundane or boring evaporates. Just to stay alive takes […]

WHEN DAILY LIFE BECOMES LIKE HELL–THE GLOBAL HORROR MOVIE OF REVELATION 6-19

ROK-01 130113AM Short Clip We begin in chapter 6 with the Lord beginning to unroll the seven seals. As each one breaks open it reveals another event that’s going to happen on the earth. By the sixth seal in Revelation 6:12-17, we have an earthquake.   When God makes the earth shake, it is a […]

REVELATION 10 & THE MYSTERIES OF JESUS–WHY GOD PERMITS EVIL

MOI-50 980719AM Short Clip THE MYSTERY OF JESUS THE BOOK The Book of the Revelation of Jesus gives God’s record of all of history from the founding of Christ’s Church through the ages until the end of the earth and the ushering in of Heaven.  The 1st three chapters deal with the church age. […]

JESUS IS GOING TO RULE ON EARTH LIKE HE SAID–The Promised Millennial Temple is in Jerusalem

2020REV-19b Paradise Is Coming On Earth 200504PM Short Clip DID YOU KNOW JESUS OPENS GOD’S VISITOR CENTER IN JERUSALEM TO EVANGELIZE THE WORLD? Ezekiel 40-48 & Revelation 20   Steps To Eternity 1-Armageddon & 2nd Coming (Zech. 12-14; Rev. 19) 2-Sheep & Goats Judgment (Joel 3:12; Mat. 25:31-34) 3-The Millennium starts with Sheep (Rev. 20:1-6) […]

GOD LINKS ISRAEL & THE END OF THE WORLD–BECAUSE GOD’S NAME IS FOREVER ATTACHED TO ONE NATION

Tagged With: / Exploring The Book Of Revelation

210209AM Short Clip Are you getting ready for the ultimate banquet? The greatest party of all time is approaching! The King of Kings, the Lord of the Universe, is preparing a wedding feast like none other! In the most breathtaking location imaginable, He is spreading an immense table. The greatest names of all times will […]

DID YOU KNOW THAT JESUS SAID–ONLY TRUE DISCIPLES CAN GO TO HEAVEN?

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ESH-11 140330AM Today, if asked, most of us would describe ourselves as “Christians”, some may be as “Born-again”, others that we are “Saved”. Those are all good, valid, and proper terms; but, what is amazing is how far we have moved from what the New Testament called those who were saints and headed to Heaven. […]

Where Did Satan the Devil, Dragon, Serpent & Deceiver Come From? Isaiah 14 & Ezekiel 28

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EBIs-06b Understanding The Real Aliens Of Lucifer’s Rebellion – Satan’s Demons & The Cosmic War Raging Today 201027PM Short Clip Tomorrow morning when you wake up, aliens are lurking around ready to attack. Our demonic enemies—more lethal than any terrorist, or murderer, or hardened criminal, will be waiting for you. With a flaming arrow ready […]

FINAL JUDGMENT DAY–WHAT WILL HAPPEN WHEN GOD REVIEWS EVERY MOMENT OF YOUR ENTIRE LIFE?

MOI-41 990822PM   The most complex object scientists have ever found in the Universe is here in this room today. That object is an electronic recorder which is the “three pounds of the most complex and highly organized matter in the universe!” That recorder is of course within each of our heads this morning. Just […]

ARE YOU SURE YOU ARE REALLY “IN” GOD’S ETERNAL BOOK OF LIFE? THAT’S THE ONLY WAY TO GO TO HEAVEN!

MOI-37 990613PM Short Clips ARE YOU IN? Many years ago, the great Bible teacher Harry Ironsides used to tell this story about his friend Dr. Jowett who witnessed the conversion of a fellow preacher who got into the Book of Life! Dr. Berry was one of the first of the so-called New Theology men, who […]

DANIEL & THE SEVEN STEPS TO ETERNITY–ARE YOU READY TO GO?

MOI-36 920126PM A gap, or unexplained period of time, follows the 69th week (Dan. 9:26). Daniel 9:27 references the end-time Antichrist; thus the gap is about 2,000 which anticipates the church age.   1. THE CHURCH AGE (Worshipping – Waiting – Winning) – Before His death and departure, Jesus promised to “build my church” (Matt. […]

ENOCH & WALKING WITH GOD THROUGH A WORLD HEADING TO DESTRUCTION

MOI-35 920119PM But in a moment known only to God, the countdown will click to zero and the next step to eternity will be ignited. What is it? The Rapture — snatching us out! Let me illustrate it!   First, Jude 14-15 Enoch 7 from Adam, now Second, Genesis 5 Enoch — preacher of righteousness […]

WHEN JESUS CALLS YOUR NAME–ARE YOU GETTING READY FOR YOUR TURN STANDING AT THE BEMA SEAT JUDGMENT?

MOI-30 900422AM An Appointment that is Constraining v. 10 A. The Time is the Day of Christ. This is mentioned six times in the New Testament [I Corinthians 1:8; 5:5; II Corinthians 1:14; Phil 1:6, 10; 2:16]. This is the judgment of the church, one of three last-day judgments. 1. This event is not to […]

A SURVEY OF GOD’S CHOSEN PEOPLE ISRAEL IN HISTORY & PROPHECY 1990 to 2021

MOI-31 900520PM WATCH FOR THE END WHEN: 1. Israel returns enmasse – 2. Russia is poised as Chief Agressor 3. Arabs united in opposition 4. Israel isolated 5. Revived Roman Empire poised for a leader 6. Moriah Temple #3 possible….   AND SECONDLY, check out how our world does with spiritual check-up: Bumper Stickers Shout […]

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE RAPTURE & THE SECOND COMING?

MOI-32 900520PM How can we differentiate between Second Coming/Rapture? There are eight contrasts between the two. THE NATURE OF THE SECOND COMING – The fact that the Rapture and the Second Coming are seen as two separate events, shows that they can’t be simultaneous. This destroys the post-tribulation Rapture theory. Let’s look at these differences: […]

THE END OF DAYS ROADMAPS–GOD’S PROPHETIC CLAIM THAT AUTHENTICATES HE IS CREATOR, REDEEMER & JUDGE

EBIs-11a Bible Prophecy Is God’s Map Of The Future & His Signature Across His Word 211029PM Short Clip Have you studied the signature of God lately? For ten years I wrote my dissertation for Dallas Seminary on the Prophetic signature God left across the pages of His Word. That study was made into a year-long, […]

IN OUR POST-COVID WORLD–IT IS THE DUTY OF EACH GENERATION TO REACH THEIR GENERATION WITH THE GOSPEL

210225AM Short Clip Bonnie & I are so excited to teach the gathered evangelists of the UK Evangelistic Association tomorrow. We are Zooming into their quarterly gathering and sharing what God has really laid upon my heart. I’ve entitled the Conference: MAKING DISCIPLES IN A HOSTILE WORLD IN THE FIRST CENTURY & TODAY—Following Jesus hasn’t […]

WHAT IS THE WORST SIN & HOW DOES GOD TREAT US WHEN WE COMMIT SIN?

030608PM What was Samson’s problem? First, Samson[3] was dominated by lust. That passion led Samson to desire a Philistine woman as a wife, which was strictly forbidden by God’s Law. In addition, that passion led him to liaisons with prostitutes, like the one with the woman Delilah who betrayed him for money. Second, Samson was […]

GOD PROMISES THE RAPTURE–SEVEN REASONS THE CHURCH WILL NOT GO THROUGH THE TRIBULATION

MOI-22 990425PM THE BLESSED HOPE OF THE CHURCH IS THE ANY-MOMENT-RAPTURE What did those who lived in the 1st Century hear the Apostles say? Those who walked with Jesus, turned in faith and began following Him? What did the men and women of New Testament churches planted directly by Paul understand him to say when […]

EARTH’S FINAL HOUR–IN REVELATION GOD SENT A WARNING OF THE HORRORS YOU CAN AVOID BY COMING TO JESUS

MOI-23 990502PM GOD SUMMARIZES EARTH’S HORRORS COMING Walk with me through the pages of Revelation chapters six, eight, nine, and sixteen. Briefly, may I describe the living hell you can avoid if you are a part of the Rapture. Here are only a few of the dreadful disasters that take place during the Tribulation: 1. […]

THE DEADLIEST PATHOGENS ARE SPIRITUAL–They Can Keep Us From Serving Jesus In Daily Life

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From EBP-08f God Says Work Hard & Don’t Be Lazy 201020PM https://youtu.be/eik8ZdD-Mb8 Short Clips   WHAT CAN KEEP US FROM SERVING JESUS IN DAILY LIFE? Jesus answers that question in one of His most sobering postcards, the one to the final church called Laodicea. It was a literal church in the first century, and may […]

ARE YOU READY FOR THE COMING GLOBAL WAR ON CHRISTIANSw1 AS DESCRIBED IN REVELATION 6 & MATTHEW 24?

MOI-25 990530PM   HOW TO FACE PERSECUTION. FOUNDATIONS FOR NO REGRET LIVING REVELATION 6   Did you know that becoming a Christian has always meant a ticket to persecution? The pages of the history of the church are stained with the blood and tears of countless saints. The story of the Old Testament saints is […]

JESUS WINS IN THE FINAL CHAPTER OF EARTH’S–GLOBAL DECEPTION, DOOM, DEATH & WRATH

MOI-21 990404PM   So what’s the bottom line? There are seven years of history left for Israel to complete in God’s program. It’s a time like never before – demonic creatures ravage the earth; one-half of the population is horribly murdered; the earth is a wasteland; mankind fiercely fights against God and tries one last […]

THE ULTIMATE PROPHECY: WHEN, WHERE & HOW DOES GOD SAVE ALL OF ISRAEL? AT THE SECOND COMING!

090621PM The Jews are The Final Sign Satan the Dragon has a fixation on destroying the people of the Name (Rev. 12). God has written history, and put on paper that He is going to save a remnant of Israel at their final and most desperate hour (Zechariah 12-14).   Satan can read. He knows […]

ARMAGEDDON & THE 13 EVENTS GOD HAS PLANNED–WHEN HE DESTROYS EARTH’S ARMIES

MOI-18 990228PM   WHAT GOD HAS DETERMINED WILL BE DONE—ARMAGEDDON IS WHEN GOD DESTROYS EARTH’S ARMIES God has mapped out in the Scriptures that the Holy Land is the stage upon which two crucial events take place. One was on a mountain, and one will be on a plain. The mountain is Mount Calvary. The […]

IF CHRISTIANS ARE FORGIVEN–WHAT IS THE CHURCH DISCIPLINE OF SINNING BELIEVERS FOR?

121209PM Q&A-26 Short Clip What is Church Discipline? In Mt. 18:17, the church is to treat unrepentant believers like they are heathen & tax collectors (which means unwelcomed into the communion & worship services). Church History. Step 1: v. 15 Personal confrontation as often as needed v. 22   Step 2: v. 16 Take witnesses […]

JESUS DESCRIBES THE WORLD IN REVELATION 18–BEWARE OF GAINING THE WORLD & LOSING YOUR OWN SOUL

WNS-0b 210318PM Short Clip The first lesson of Revelation 18 is that worldly possessions can’t buy spiritual life, but they can buy spiritual death. What we see in the first three verses is the drunkenness of the nations, their fornication, and their living for everything that God will not give them. In these verses, I […]

DO YOU KNOW WHAT JESUS LOOKS LIKE–IN HEAVEN TODAY?

ORS-03 980412AM The heart of the Gospel is the Risen Christ. The key to Revelation is the Unveiled Jesus. Meet in Revelation 1:9-18 the gloriously unveiled Risen Jesus in all His glory. But first, let’s start with the Tomb.   THE TOMB -IS EMPTY   This morning I checked on a few remote cemeteries and […]

THE LAST GENERATION–ONLY GOD CAN OFFER THEM HOPE

FHA-20 110814 Short Clip Did you know that ONLY GOD can offer HOPE for the LAST GENERATION? It is such a joy to teach the NextGeneration, FrontLine missionaries, and now this group of new believers why the Early Church LOVED the Book of Revelation. They saw everything in one place: God’s Attributes Illustrated, and Christ’s […]

JESUS IN HIS OMNIPOTENT POWER OF REVELATION–CAN TOUCH YOU TODAY

ORS-05 050327AM Short Clip Are you consciously, expectantly enjoying what Jesus is doing today? On the first Easter morning, Mary was looking at the empty tomb and met Jesus. She had come in sorrow and confusion. All the memories of Him flooded her mind. Jesus had loved her, forgiven her, and made her so many […]

Q&A–IS THE COVID VACCINE WRONG OR SINFUL FOR BORN-AGAIN CHRISTIANS? NO, NOT ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE

210116AM Short Clips So much energy is being expended by many believers today to try to stop the inexorable slide of this world into the arms of the Evil One. That slide will only be stopped when Jesus Christ Returns. Our energies are to be poured into living for Christ and sharing His Gospel. The […]

REVELATION–UNLEASHES THE ONE WHO IS WITH US TO THE END

ORS-06 050327PM Short Clip What did John see? Pencil these in your mind, mark them in your Bibles. He saw Jesus and tells us of it. 1. Christ’s Risen and Glorified: Humanity v. 13a “like a Son of Man”. So He can truly have compassion upon us. 2. Christ’s Risen and Glorified: Priesthood v. 13b-14b […]

WHY IS THE EXACT MOMENT CHRIST DIED–SO IMPORTANT TO US WHO ARE SAVED?

ORS-10 040502PM Short Clip CALVARY WAS AT THE EXACT MOMENT: Jesus was crucified during Passover week. There were two calendars followed by the Jews in Christ’s time. The northern (Galilean) calendar went from sunrise to sunrise. The southern (Judean) calendar went from sundown to sundown. This allowed for everyone to celebrate all the intricacies of […]

SATAN THE DRAGON’S ENDLESS QUEST TO DESTROY ISRAEL–GOD’S CHOSEN PEOPLE IN REVELATION 12

MOI-08 010415PM THE CONFLICT OF THE AGES Please open to Revelation 12:1-6, 13-17. In these short verses, we see the infernal strategy of Satan to devour, destroy, and defeat God’s plan and His people. It is only one verse of a Bible full of pictures of Satan the Destroyer of God’s people of Promise, The […]

THE RAPTURE (HARPADZO)–DO YOU BELIEVE WHAT JESUS TAUGHT ABOUT THE BEGINNING OF THE END?

Short Clips CLW-24 111009AM THE RAPTURE (HARPADZO)–DO YOU BELIEVE WHAT JESUS TAUGHT ABOUT THE BEGINNING OF THE END? Jesus taught such a comforting, hope-filled message of His return to rescue His Church before the Tribulation, that His disciples went everywhere teaching this same truth. When Paul had only a month in a pagan city where […]

The End Of Everything Starts – The Return Of Jesus To Judge, Reign, & Renew The Entire Universe

FTGC-15  210409PM The END of EVERYTHING starts when the skies peel back, and every human on Earth at the same instant sees Jesus Christ coming back in GLORY! Even those in the grave see this climactic moment unfolding—and everyone not redeemed dreads it moans in pain, and cries out in fear. This starts the most […]

IN REVELATION JESUS EXPLAINS HOW TO RESIST THE DEVIL

Short Clips BYT-42 090315AM Christ’s first Epistle in Revelation explains how to Learn to Live a Holy & Sanctified Life in the midst of an Evil World.   In the midst of all this debauchery, Jesus Christ had planted a church at Ephesus, one that was well-pleasing to God; and the Ephesian believers were honored […]

THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT & THE GOD WE CAN TRUST TO GUIDE US EACH DAY WE LIVE

Short Clip BYT-29 080907AM Prophecy: The Signature of God. As we open to Rev. 1:3, may I remind you that there are seven reasons you should trust God’s Word? These are the reasons we willingly seek to keep our minds filled with God’s Word, the absolutely trustworthy record of God’s voice.   The first reason […]

AT THE END OF THE WORLD–WHY DOES GOD SAY CREATION IS PART OF THE GOSPEL?

Short Clip BYT-33 081005AM At the END of the World & TODAY, there are Ten Words That Determine Everything. Worship Your Creator is what God wants us to do! In order that we never miss those vital words, God put them at the front of the Bible. These are the first words Jesus and the […]

Micro-Chipping, COVID-19 Contact-Tracing, Nano-Tatoos, Anti-Christ, 666 & Vaccines

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  2020REV-25 – Q&A-05 200518PM Transcription Question from Student: In class, you talked about the mark of the beast, which you mentioned Revelation 13:16 to 7. Do you think that the chip that was being implanted into people’s hands, maybe pets with that because it’s becoming more and more widespread now that technologies are advancing […]

Why Are The Malignant Demons Chained In The Pit Called Tartarus

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  2020REV-23- Q&A-03 20051PM Now that the “Exploring Revelation” class is completed, and posted online—the questions are rolling in by the scores, actually by the hundreds. In the next few sessions, we are taking “Live” questions from students to us in our virtual classroom. Each Q&A session features an answer to a question formed from […]

How Does Michael The Archangel battle With The Dragon If They Don’t Have Bodies In Revelation 12

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  2020REV-21 – Q&A-01 200515PM Now that the “Exploring Revelation” class is completed, and posted online—the questions are rolling in by the scores, actually by the hundreds. In the next few sessions, we are taking “Live” questions from students to us in our virtual classroom. Each Q&A session features an answer to a question formed […]

Paradise Is Coming On Earth

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2020Rev-19 200504PM Steps To Eternity 1-Armageddon & 2nd Coming (Zech. 12-14; Rev. 19) 2-Sheep & Goats Judgment (Joel 3:12; Mat. 25:31-34) 3-The Millennium starts with Sheep (Rev. 20:1-6) 4-God’s Temple Visitor Center (Ezekiel 40-48) 5-Final Rebellion Ended by God’s Fire (Rev. 20:7-10) 6-GWT & Lake of Fire (Rev. 20:11-15) 7-Heaven: My Father’s House (Rev. 21-22) […]

When The World Passes Away

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2020Rev-18 200503PM The God of this world has two viruses he has been infecting all of humanity with since the dawn of the human race: Religion (making my own way to God) & Materialism (things are more important than God) -Religion is trying to achieve God’s favor by human achievement. -Materialism is seeking physical things […]

Satan’s Two Deadliest Viruses

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2020Rev-17 200502PM The God of this world has two viruses he has been infecting all of humanity with since the dawn of the human race: Religion (making my own way to God) & Materialism (things are more important than God) -Religion is trying to achieve God’s favor by human achievement. -Materialism is seeking physical things […]

War In Heaven

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2020Rev-15 200425PM In one of the greatest, clearest, and most sweeping prophetic passages (Daniel 9:24-27) God explains that ALL of HUMAN HISTORY swirls around the Jewish people God has chosen, called Israel; and the city God has chosen called Jerusalem. Jerusalem, the Jews, and the Third Temple are the trigger that ignites the End of […]

Lucifer & The Real Alien Invaders

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2020Rev-14 200424PM In chapter 9, the apostle John introduces us to the dreadful realm of the fallen spirits and their abode: the abyss. At this point, the fifth angel sounds the fifth trumpet, which is a preview of hell—endless darkness. This bottomless pit is the holding tank of punishment for the fallen angels, demons, the […]

Why Does God Send The Tribulation?

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2020Rev-12 200422PM What is God’s Purpose for: Disasters, Epidemics, Tragedies, Wars, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Massacres, Terrorist Attacks & All Other Bad Things? An Opportunity For People to Change Their Mind About God = (Repentance) Luke 13:1-5This is a 20 lesson course on the final book of the Bible. Revelation’s 404 verses contain over 800 quotations, allusions, […]

What’s Next For Planet Earth?

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2020Rev-11 200421PM After a lifetime of reading, studying, and teaching the Bible: here’s what the prophetic panorama looks like: TODAY. In this session, I took my 300, virtual-classroom Bible students through an assessment of where we are in the unfolding of prophetic events. It was amazing to see their responses flowing in. These are the […]

The Ultimate Kingdom

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2020Rev-10 200416PM The Scroll Contains the Plan of God for Earth’s Future: Most likely this scroll is the same scroll we see in Ezekiel 2:9-10 and Daniel 12:4. It refers to the plan of God to take back the kingdom of the Earth, temporarily taken over by Satan. Some call this scroll the title deed, […]

End OF Days Health

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2020Rev-07 200413PM There aren’t many truths that can change your life forever. In Jesus’ simple introduction to the church at Philadelphia we read four truths for a forever-changed life. These are the four truths that Philadelphia built their church and their lives on, and they were never the same. LESSON STUDY GUIDE PDF HERE TRANSCRIPT […]

Don’t Get To Heaven Empty-Handed

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2020Rev-06 200412AM This is a 20 lesson course on the final book of the Bible. Revelation’s 404 verses contain over 800 quotations, allusions, and connections to the rest of the Bible. There is no new doctrine contained in these 22 chapters, only a clarification on how they will come to pass. This is the ONLY […]

Lessons From When Christians Were Hunted Nearly To Extinction

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2020Rev-05 200410AM Today Google & Apple announced that they were using “contact tracing” to alert half the world of any contact with the COVID-19 virus. In the Tribulation the AntiChrist using technology to track ALL believers and martyr them. Never was this ever possible in history until now… Revelation class #5: LESSONS FROM WHEN CHRISTIANS […]

The Book Not From This Planet Introduction

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  2020Rev-00 200402PM We got our first clip from the out-take of the virtual classroom studio where we are training 300 students in 12 countries around the world. Today’s series is on Revelation called “THE BOOK NOT FROM THIS PLANET” explaining Divine Prophetic Scriptures. It is amazing to see the hunger these NextGeneration servants of […]

Unlocking The Scriptures

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  191125AM 19-Samuel-01 The KEY to UNLOCK the BIBLE! We have come to the next class in a series of Bible lessons taught here in Asia to the NextGeneration of God’s servants. Missionaries preparing to go into the places where Christ is not known and make Him known. We are looking today at the KEY […]

God Left The Map Of The Future

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  Map Of The Future 191107AM 19-Isaiah-11 To the NextGeneration of God’s servants across the world, it is a joy to train them in the most Faith-Building, Life-Changing exercise of all: seeing Prophecy as God’s Signature Across His Word. Are you confident in your faith? Do you know the Bible can be trusted? You can […]

The Book of Revelation

Open to the only book exclusively devoted to introducing us to what our Master and Savior Jesus is doing RIGHT NOW: the last book of the Bible, the Revelation of Jesus Christ.

Have you paused yet today to check in with Jesus Christ? The best way to do that is through your Bible, because Jesus Christ is revealed to us as the Word of God. He is the Word, and the Word reveals Him.  Each time we open God’s Word we can hear His Voice.

At Creation God the Son, the Creator spoke and made all things; and through His Apostles and Prophets, His Word has been given. As you open to the last book of your Bibles, you open to the climactic conclusion of God’s Word written down for us.

God’s Reminder to Us: Keep Your Eyes on Jesus

Revelation is God lifting the lid off of Christ, or pulling back the wrapping paper on something very special about Jesus, but not yet fully seen or known. That is what the first word of this book says.

So, chapter 1 is God holding out for us: What Jesus is doing right now.

Chapters 2-3 are God showing us what Jesus sees in His Church.

Chapters 4-22 are what God wants us to know about His plans for the future.

Each of these sections of Revelation is a disclosure and an unveiling of things not yet fully seen, or even really understood.

The Sight of Jesus & Our Progressive Sanctification

As we open to Revelation 1:14 this is the second set of twin descriptions of Christ: His head and hair are white, like wool and snow; His eyes are like burning flames of fire.

When John turned to see who it was that spoke to him, he turned and saw the Ancient of Days Himself, in all His power, in all His holiness, and with those eyes ablaze with an inescapable and penetrating gaze. That is how Jesus Christ the Risen Lord appears at this moment, as we gather before Him. Let that sight get imprinted upon your heart:

Christ’s Flaming Eyes of Penetrating Holiness

Christ’s Chastening & Comforting Work in His Church

When John saw Jesus that Sunday morning on Patmos, he collapsed and was like a dead man. It wasn’t that he was old and weak, or overcome by emotion, John had seen that look in Christ’s eyes before. When he realized what Jesus was communicating, it overwhelmed him. John saw Almighty God the Son, Jesus Christ, who was displeased with His Church.

Did you know that in less than 60 years, the original edition of Christ’s Church had gotten to the point where 70% of the local assemblies were displeasing to God? That’s right 5 out of the 7 churches that Jesus had visited were reprimanded and warned. Christ’s expressed in 5 out of 7 letters His displeasure about the way that were living out God’s plan for their lives.

When Jesus Visits His Church and Finds Unrepentant Sins

John is flattened on Patmos when he sees Jesus. Those flaming eyes seemed so much like the ones John had seen when Jesus cleansed the Temple of Jerusalem. But this time its not the Temple of Jerusalem,  Jesus is headed towards the local churches that make up His Body, His visible presence on Earth.  Jesus with piercing eyes of holiness and glowing feet of chastisement is headed to stomp out the sin that is diminishing His power in His Church.

John is staggered. The churches that received the letter Jesus sent them through John were put on notice and Church History records the results. Those churches that did not repent have gone extinct. Jesus removed their lamp from the stand and He had to find others who would stay useful in His sight.

Why Jesus Chastens His Church

Most of us here today hold the most powerful device in the world; it is more jam packed with unbelievable features than the one-day-coming iPhone 5. It has the most ultimate guidance, communication and efficiency apps ever possible to obtain, and it is called God’s Word. God speaks through His Word, and we have His Voice on paper before each of us today.

As we open to Revelation we open to the longest book written specifically for Christ’s Church, containing 22 chapters, and 404 verses; all with the unique target of being given by God to show Jesus Christ to the Church.

Jesus is Always Encouraging the Fruitfulness of His Church

Have you ever noticed that whenever Jesus described us as His children in the Gospels, somewhere nearby He spoke of fruitfulness?

As we open to the Matthew 13 Parable of the Soils, He said His born-again believers bear three levels of fruit: some 30, some 60, and others 100-fold. Look at v.8 and then at v. 23.

In the John 15 Vine and the Branches discourse, He said that He is vitally interested in us  bearing “more” fruit. In fact, John 15 states more clearly than anywhere else in the Gospels what Christ’s constant desire is for us as His children: glorifying God equals fruitful lives.

How Does Jesus Cultivate Fruitfulness in the Lives of Believers?

God is a Farmer, His Word calls us His field (I Cor. 3:9), and our lives are searched by Him for fruit, so He can harvest from our lives. That is what we will see as we open to Revelation 2 this morning.

Much like the farmers all around us and the many gardeners among us, if you want a good crop this year, the field needs to be prepared and worked.

Jesus desires, from each member of His Body, a life that is plowed, planted and watered, so that we produce a harvest of fruit that pleases Him.

Christ’s Five Expectations for His Church Declared in Revelation 2 & 3

The last book of the Bible seems to be the most fascinating and revealing of all the books of the Bible[i]for believers. Nowhere outside of the first three chapters of Revelation is there such a concentration of church-related truth and they are the single most important source of understanding Christ’s present focus and work of any Book of God’s Word. 

In the Four Gospels we find a quadrophonic symphony of Christ’s Earthly life and ministry. Acts shows what the Spirit of God, using the Word of God, can do through normal people. Romans through Jude records the doctrinal truths and foundation for everything in our new lives as believers, when we become a part of Christ’s Church.

God’s Final Desire for Christ’s Church: Crucified Living

We are part of the gathering, of all His obedient children, for Jesus asked us, as believers, to keep gathering to worship Him until He comes. So, there is perhaps no portion of Scripture more vital for us as we live out our lives on Earth than the last book of the Bible. In the final book of God’s Word we find that:

Revelation is the Culmination & Conclusion

This book comes last because it is not only the Conclusion of God’s Word, it is also the Culmination of God’s Plan. We see everything that started in Genesis: the Perfect Paradise of God, the Rebellion and Fall of the Universe into Sin, the Flood of Water Destroying the rebels, and the choosing and saving of the People of the Covenant-all in their final form in Revelation.

Ephesus: Beware of Doing All the Right Things for the Wrong Reasons

There was a church in the New Testament world that was doing all the right things for the Lord; but there was one problem: they were doing all the right things for the wrong reasons. Jesus addresses that problem in His first letter to the Churches in Revelation 2.

If you were arriving into the harbor to visit the church of Revelation 2 in Ephesus this morning, there is only one sight that would catch your eye. Not the bustling harbor teeming with boats, not the roads lined with the exotic spices and goods from the east. No: it would be the lustrous golden gleam of the Temple of Diana.

Ephesus: First Love Then and Now

As we open to Revelation 2:1-7, we are reading the personal message in Christ’s last words to His Church. These verses are part of a warning about what tripped up the earliest generations of believers. Jesus wanted them, and us, to stay on the right path.

These churches were real gatherings of people 2,000 years ago. That means that Jesus saw seven different types of believers gathering at that moment in the history of His church. Have you ever thought about that?

Every believer back then was like one of these seven types of believers addressed by these seven letters we are studying. In some part of the end of the First Century AD there were Ephesian types of believers (2:1-7); Smyrna types of believers (2:8-11); Pergamos types of believers (2:12-17); Thyatira types of believers (2:18-29); Sardis types of believers (3:1-6); Philadelphia types of believers (3:7-13); and Laodicea types of believers (3:14-22).

The Church at Smyrna: How to Serve Christ Through Affliction

As we open to Revelation 2:8-11 we are opening to the second of Christ’s seven personal letters to individual churches of the late First Century. We looked at them as a group, but now we are taking a look at each individual church.

As we read these words, the historical context is that the Church at Smyrna was going through the second wave of persecutions that the Early Church had to endure.

A Short History of Early Church Persecution

Someone told me this week they could save the first half hour of my messages by just “Google-ing” what I talk about, and implied they wanted me to just stick to reading the text of the Scripture. But for the rest of you that are willing, if you will bear with me, I’d like to give you a sanctified mind’s analysis of Church History: something that they could never get on Google.

Pergamum: When Believers Compromise Christ’s Call to Personal Holiness

As we open to Revelation 2:12-17, remember that Revelation 1-3 is all about:

Seeing Jesus Gathering with His Local Churches

Jesus wants us to know He is walking among us and watching our lives.

The simple message Jesus Christ gives us is that His Highest Priority right now is gathering with His local church. Remember where John first saw Jesus in Revelation 1:12? He was walking around His local churches (that is what v. 20 says that those lampstands represent: Christ’s local churches).

The Pergamum Connection: Babylon, Balaam, the Beast, and the Final World Religion

Christ’s words in Revelation 2:12-17, is addressed to the locally assembled church in the geographic place called Pergamum: a place of Satan’s seat. There we have heard Christ’s words, which contain a warning about idolatry, Satan’s plan of false worship.

From those early days after Creation, when Adam sinned and all of mankind to follow also fell into sin, God made a way for mankind to come back. The way back was to worship Him by a substitutionary, sacrificial, blood-sprinkled way. 

The key to understanding all of world history since the Fall of Humanity into sin comes from God’s Word. Always remember that the only absolutely trustworthy and accurate account of the earliest days of both the Universe and the human race is found in the inspired words from God in Genesis.

Pergamum: The History of Satan’s Religions

As we open Revelation 1:1, stop for a moment and remember how God starts this final book. We read that:

God Wants His Servants to Understand the Future

God opens the Book of Revelation by telling us that He wrote this book “to show His servants” (Rev. 1:1) things that we need to know about the future. Only followers of God and servants of Christ have the incredible insight for living that comes from knowing for sure, what will happen in the days, months and years ahead.

How Paganism Merged with Romanism

As we open to Revelation 2:14-15, and see the next section of Christ’s message to the saints at Pergamum, the story behind these words actually starts way back in the book of Genesis with the life of Abraham.

Revelation 2:14-15 (NKJV) But I have a few things against you, because you have there those who hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat thingssacrificed to idols, and to commit sexual immorality. 15 Thus you also have those who hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.

Thyatira: Jesus Searches Our Hearts and Minds

As we open to Revelation 2:18-29, we come to the letter to the Church at Thyatira.

That term, Thyatira, is usually a bit foreign to us outside of this chapter. To get our bearings we could also say, we are opening to the geographic area that received more of the books (epistles) of the New Testament than any other geographic area of the ancient world.

Have you ever thought about where these letters we hold were first sent?

God Sent More New Testament Letters Here than Anywhere Else

Here’s the lineup if you haven’t stopped to do the math.

Samson: A Study in the Impact of Chastening Upon a Compromised, Worldly (Thyatiran) Believer’s Life

All of us in Christ’s Church are called from darkness to light at salvation; and we are saved from the power of Satan; and we are being transformed into saints of God. That process in called consecration. Last week as we looked at the Church at Thyatira (Revelation 2:18-29), we saw that their consecrated lives were slipping because of compromise with sin and false doctrine.

Jesus called them to repent, to have a change of mind that would lead to a change in behavior. The letter to Thyatira is a challenge from Christ for His children of faith to do what is needed: repent of compromising their lives of sanctification.

Sardis – Where the Great Physician Felt Their Pulse and Declared Them Dead

  110911AM CLW-20 Sardis.doc Christ’s Last Word to His Church SERIES: Sardis: Where the Great Physician Felt their Pulse and Declared Them Dead Revelation 3:1-6 This morning Revelation 3 begins with the second shortest letter[1] of Christ’s Seven, written to Sardis, hometown of Aesop’s Fables and Midas’ Touch.   When we read these words we […]

Sardis & Christ’s Call to Every Believer: Stay Awake

As we open to Revelation 3:1-6 we are opening to the worst report Christ has given to any of His churches. As we saw last time, this is the only time that Jesus declares that a local church is dead, non-responsive to His plans and non-functional for His purposes.

Look back over the text of the letter Christ wrote to them, which we read last time. In those words we find in an event from Sardis’ past, a key that unlocks the message Jesus gave to the saints that were alive in Christ, and listening.

Philidelphia: How to Build a Quake-Proof Life

This morning we look at what should become the model for us at Calvary. Revelation 3 introduces us to the church that pleased Jesus Christ, and thus had a His blessings poured upon all that they did for Him.

Of all the seven churches, Philadelphia, the sixth church, can be described as the Faithful Church and stands out as the model. My prayer would be that we as a church here at Calvary would be seen by our Lord as a church filled with Philadelphia-like saints, who gather and live out Christ in this faithful way.

The promises Christ gave them, the insights He shares with them, and the lessons He offers to us who listen are unparalleled in any of the other letters.

Philadelphia: Meet the True One, the Key of David Possessor, & the One Who Opens Doors

When Jesus Christ introduces Himself to those precious and faithful saints in Revelation 3:7, He makes one of the greatest promises ever made. They, like us, lived in an uncertain world, and more than to any other church, Jesus explains His power in a way we all can grasp and hold onto today.

We each need to hear and understand and hold onto by faith:

The Most Amazing Promise

In a world of uncertainties, lurking disasters, constant unknowns, and endless potential dangers-Jesus Christ told these believers so much like us: here is truth you can hold tightly.

Philadelphia: The Rapture According to Jesus

Jesus taught such a comforting, hope-filled message of His return to rescue His Church before the Tribulation, that His disciples went everywhere teaching this same truth. When Paul had only a month in a pagan city where he planted a church, the Rapture was central to their doctrine.

The Rapture was First Taught by Jesus

The Rapture is a doctrine started and taught by Jesus, continued and spread by His disciples, and believed and passionately lived out by His Church. The early church heard and understood this doctrine of Christ’s any moment return, and radiantly lived, looking for ways to please Him when He came to rescue them.

Philadelphia: The Rapture is Christ’s Intentional Rescue of His Church – From What?

We all need a good dose of old-fashioned “living hope”, the kind that the teaching of Christ & His Apostles caused to overflow through the hearts, minds and lives of early New Testament believers.

When Peter addressed the most heavily persecuted saints of the 1st Century living all around the area of the seven churches we are studying in Revelation, he told them a foundational truth. He told them that salvation opens to us life-long lives of hope. Look at 1 Peter 1:3.

Laodicea – Seven Bad Habits of Believers that Sicken Christ and Make Him Vomit

Perhaps the most unlikely words to be uttered by the Lord Jesus Christ are in our Bibles this morning. Jesus says in modern terms of the church in Laodicea, “You make me sick!”

As we open to Revelation 3:14-22, Jesus writes a letter that all scholars conclude is the most piercing, stinging and scathing letter He ever wrote to any church. That means:

Laodicea is the Worst Church

Laodicea: The Seven Habits of Sanctified Believers

Today, and every day of our lives, the Cross of Christ is the source of our power to live in this world of sin.

Living a life that glorifies God is called sanctified living.

Sanctification means that God is leading and controlling our lives.

As we return to Christ’s Last Words to His Church, we find that His Church at:

Laodicea was not Living in the Shadow of Christ’s Cross

For two generations, all the local churches around Laodicea had savored the truths about the Cross of Christ. Today as Christ’s Church we gather to hear again for our generation His warning to: Never stop living in the shadow of the Cross.

Laodicea: Living in the Shadow of Christ’s Cross

As we turn to Romans, think of this: Christ’s death on the Cross is the heart of our salvation. His substitutionary death paid the penalty of our sin, removed the record of our transgressions, and purchased our eternal salvation.

Christ’s life, now lived in and for us, opens to us His sanctifying power to save us from sin’s destructive power and keep us useful for his glory.

Laodicea: Listening to Jesus, the Amen of God

Life for us as followers of Christ is all about Listening to Jesus. Jesus said that as His sheep we need to hear Him and follow Him.

Listening to Jesus

Jesus came on an unannounced visit to a church in central Asia Minor two thousand years ago and then wrote a startling letter back to them about their deteriorating spiritual health. They really should have listened to Him.

Laodicea: Jesus Warns of the Danger of Having Too Much Stuff

As we open to Revelation 3:17, we are opening to Jesus the Christ of Christmas, talking about something so timely to Christmas, so relevent to our choices this season, and so right where we are today that it is uncanny.

Jesus is addressing the condition that the believers at Laodicea had gotten themselves into. They were simply described by Christ as: loaded down with stuff.

They could afford all that stuff, they bought all those items with their hard-earned money. They stored their possessions carefully, and used them regularly. But, what the Laodiceans are confronted with by Christ is not that they had so much, but the danger that comes when we have too much stuff.

Challenge #5: Getting Clothed for Christ’s Sake Daily

There’s only one portion of God’s Word, specifically written to the Church, by Jesus Christ: Rev. 2&3. Join me there as we to continue systematically exame Christ’s challenges to this, the seventh and final of the churches.

If you had traveled to visited friends or family in Laodicea, three things would have stood out to you in the First Century. These three unique features to this city, are the framework of Christ’s words we are examining today in Revelation 3:18. These could be called:

Laodicea’s Three Key Industries

Challenge #6: Beware of Self-Induced Spiritual Blindness

One of the greatest works of God in salvation was opening our blind eyes to see. 

Protecting spiritual sight is the final of the three elements we are to deliberately pursue, according to Christ’s Last Words. Jesus counsels His Church in life-long, spiritual vision-care, promoting healthy eyes.

Christ Desires Us
To See Clearly

Please open with me to Rev. 3, and listen again to Jesus,  telling the church at Laodicea what they needed to have lives that pleased Him. Please give attention to the public reading of Scripture.

Challenge #7: Believers are Constantly Repenting of Any Spiritual Laxity

As we open to Christ’s last words, we have come to the last church He addresses in Revelation 3:19. Here in the last words to the last church we find a grand summary of the entire life of the believer, reflecting the theme of most of the New Testament epistles.

In other words, Jesus ends His words to His church asking us to live a life of constant repentence, we are to avoid getting lax about sin. V. 19 brings us to:

Challenge Seven: Jesus wants us to Repent of any Spiritual Laxity

v. 19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent.

Getting Ready for the Best Part of the Day: Dining with Jesus

Jesus changes the tone of His Voice as we open to Revelation 3:20. After seven rebukes to the most disobedient church of the seven, Laodicea is hearing something amazing. Jesus makes them an offer that is unbelievable. Jesus invites anyone who wants to spend time with Him, face-to-face and one-on-one, to join Him for the most refreshing meal of the day: the unhurried evening meal that every laboring person longed for after a hard day’s work, and every rich person looked forward to as the best time of the day.

Jesus Describes Overcomers as Possessing Life the Way God Designed it to Be

One of the things I love about the Lord is that He always saves the best for last. Unlike the world whose joys run out and fade, God’s path that shines brighter each day we walk it (Pr. 4:18).

Just like when Jesus turned the water into wine, all the guests said that the best had been saved for the last. Just like the promise to those who stay close to the Lord in Psalm 92, our God is the God who gives better and better joys so that those at the end surpass all others. As we turn to Rev. 3:21-22 we find that once again, our God has saved the best for last.

Christ’s Question to Us – Do You See Yourself in the Picture of the Seven Churches

This morning we are looking back at where we’ve been. Much like getting home from a trip and spending time looking at the pictures that you took while traveling.

We have invested the past year, looking at the only part of God’s Word dictated by Christ, for the express purpose of: being sent to His Church, being read by His Church, and being obeyed by His Church.

There is no part of the Bible so clear, so personal, and so direct: as these three chapters. What exactly did we find in Revelation? We found that:

Christ Actually
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Beholding the Lamb

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ZNA-307 920216pm WORSHIPPING THE LAMB REV. 5 There is a place of eternal calm, unleasing tranquility, perfect peace, endless day… That place is the center of the universe, the throne of God… To that location John transports us from Patmos’ salt mines to heavens highest point… Rev. 4-5 are a calm between two storms Rev. […]

Approaching Hoofbeats of the Apocalypse

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ZNA-304 920223pm APPROACHING HOOFBEATS OF APOCALYPTIC HORSEMEN REV. 6 On May 18, 1980, at ecactly 8:31 a.m., billions of pounds of rock, water and trees evaporated, molten rock, and boiling mud flattened 150 square miles surrounding Mt. St. Helens. In one millisecond, all the rumblings, clouds of grey steam, and dancing seismographs of the months […]

Martyrs – Faithful to Death

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ZNA-302 920301PM SEAL #5 — MARTYRS REV. 6:9-11 SMYRNA Martyrdom has always fascinated Christians. Hebrews uses them as models of faith. Martyrdom of Polycarp is one of the better-known stories from the pages of early Christian history. We have no idea who the original author was, but we know Polycarp himself rather well. He was […]

Tribulation Evangelism

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ZNA-284 920517PM REVELATION 7 Commando for Christ I. Next proper event – rapture I Thess. 4 disappear A. Rev. 6 tribulation – darkness B. Flashback = Christ’s story fill in pieces event from past to fill in details II. Sealed, Commandoes v. 1-8 A. Protection – no harm B. Possession – which tribe C. Perfection […]

Crowns Pt 2

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ZNA-256 921018PM Crowns 2-5 The Judgment Seat of Christ II Corinthians 5 Crowns #2 – 5 • Open to Phil 3:14 we must press to the prize • II Cor 5:10 Judgment seat good or bad • Revelation 4 cast crowns I. CROWNS ARE FOR CHRISTIANS. There are five. A. The Crown of life to […]

The Bottomless Pit

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ZNA-254 921025PM REV. 9:1-12 Bottomless Pit Whenever we meet around the word of God, we need to ask and answer some key questions. Our passage tonight is Rev. 9 The key questions are: 1. Why should we study Revelation? 2. When should we study Revelation? 3. How should we study Revelation? 4. Can we really […]

Horrors From the Abyss

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ZNA-252 921101PM REV. 9:1-2 HORRORS FROM THE ABYSS Last Sunday night was crucial to our understanding of this book… If you missed it, I will share the outline, but get the tape or you will miss where we are headed! I. A PROPHETIC PERSPECTIVE (4 Parts) 1. Why study Revelation? 1:3 Blessed 2 Pet. 3:10-14 […]

Demon Warriors, Stone Hearts

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ZNA-250 921108PM Satan Revelation 9:12 I. Satan is Real A. Satan is the AUTHOR of Sin. 1. He introduced sin into the universe Ezekiel 28:15 You [were] perfect in your ways from the day you were created, Till iniquity was found in you. (NKJV) 2. He incited Adam and Eve to follow his rebellion against […]

The Little Book

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ZNA-243 930207PM REV. 10 “SAVIOR AND SERVANT” Revelation crucial in times like these (Steadman, Revelation, p. ___): In 1955 the Rev. Billy Graham was in his mid-thirties and just gaining an international reputation as an evangelist. He was in London conducting one of his evangelistic crusades at Wembly Stadium when he received an invitation to […]

Powerful Tribulation Ministry

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ZNA-241 930214pm REVELATION 11 God Keeps His Word I. GOD KEEPS HIS WORD * God has staked His name on one nation – Israel Jer. 31:2 – * God has also chosen a city to associate with: Jerusalem – City of Melchisadek, type of Christ and Abraham’s offering Issac – City of David – City […]

Eternal Heaven and Hell

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ZNA-232 930523pm Eternal Heaven and Hell REV. 14 Rev. 6-13 basically shows the world ruined by man. With all restraint removed, with passions allowed to run their course, with Satanic power unrestrained, with evil plans long held back, but to full mammon, it is awful. But from Rev. 14-20 we see a new perspective, the […]

Prelude to Doomsday

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ZNA-230 930530pm REV. 15 Song of Lamb (1) V. 1 God is never in a hurry. Gen. 6 – Rev. 6:17 day wrath – Jude 14 Enoch prophesied as 2 Pet. 3:7-9. Enoch –65– Methuselah –187– Lamech –182– Noah 365 969 777 –500– Shem, Ham and Japheth We could have wrapped this up with a […]

The Horrors of Armageddon

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ZNA-225 930620pm LOCKED HEARTS PLAGUE OF PLAGUES Rev 16:1-3 1. Malignant Sores Ooze unmitigated corruption – Ex. 15:26; 23:25; Dt. 32:39 2. Sea of Death – food chains, hydrological cycle 3. Dying of Thirst – Jn. 7:37; Is. 24:4-6; Mal. 4:1 4. Taste the Blackness of Hell Forever/Black as Hell – Jn. 8:12; (cf Ex. […]

Never Thirsty

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ZNA-220 930725AM REV. 16:4-7 JESUS CHRIST – SATISFIER “TO THIRST OR NOT TO THIRST” Life and life to come can be reduced to a simple common denominator. No life form known by us can exist without water. Many can live without oxygen, but none without water. God gives an unbelieving world graphic picture. No water, […]

The Ultimate Sunburn

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ZNA-219 930801AM REV. 16 The Ultimate Sunburn Bowl # 4 Jesus Christ is revealed in Rev. 16 (8-9) as the Sun of Righteousness, the Liberator. Mal. 4:1-2 Sun of right/heaven Lk. 1:78 Sunrise But, Rev. 16:8-9 He is spurned Jesus Christ is liberator to all who look to Him in 3 powerful ways: 1. 2 […]

Black as Hell

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ZNA-216 930808pm BOWL #5 – DARKNESS Revelation 16:10-11 #9 Egypt Ex. 10:21-29 Gnawed Tongues The Fifth Bowl of Judgment Steadman #5 John now introduces us to the fifth angel and the fifth bowl of wrath. 16:10:11 The fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom was plunged into […]

The Ultimate Defeat-Armageddon

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ZNA-214 930815PM BOWL #6 – REV. 16:12-16 1) Aim = Defeat to Satan/Triumph to Christ “The time has come for the fighting of that final war of the age, the name of which has become a byword among men since John first wrote it down–Armageddon! The Holy Land has been chosen by God as the […]

The Dragon Lady

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ZNA-209 931010pm REV. 17 – “THE DRAGON LADY” 1. Henry Morris (323-50) = Literal Babylon on the Euphrates see Jeremiah 51:7 and Rev. 14:8. He supports his arguments with a fine history of Nimrod (xerox on card) with six characteristics of Satan’s church. True Church vs. False Bride True Bride False Bride Jerusalem Babylon City […]

First Church of Satan

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ZNA-207 931017PM Rev. 17.5 REVELATION 17:5 “THE 1ST CHURCH OF SATAN” Last week we saw that the first church of Satan is an amalgam of counterfeits of the true church. 3 Lessons: (1) Renounce (2) Avoid idolatry (3) Believe as Word Open to Romans 1 to Rev. 17 — (1) Renounce Heredity: I. This is […]

Martyr’s Blood

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ZNA-205 931024PM REVELATION 17:6-7 “THE BLOOD OF SAINTS AND MARTYRS” HALLOWEEN 1. WHO ARE WE TO BE LIKE AS CHRISTIANS? Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate [to be] conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. (KJV) 1 Peter 1:14-16 As obedient […]

The Book of Life

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ZNA-201 931114PM REVELATION 17:7-8 PART ONE ” The Book of Life” Revelation 17:7 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns. 8 The beast that thou sawest was, and […]

Citizens of Heaven

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ZNA-200 931121AM REVELATION 17:7-8 BOOK OF LIFE PART TWO : “CITIZENS OF HEAVEN” In Revelation 20 we find the most sobering words in all the Scriptures: Revelation 20:11-15 Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found […]

A Secure Salvation

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ZNA-199 931121PM REVELATION 17:7-8 BOOK OF LIFE PART THREE “A SECURE SALVATION” 1. We KNOW Satan is the Adversary. “out of the bottomless pit” 2. We ARE Citizens of Heaven. “dwell on the Earth” 3. We HAVE a Secure Salvation. “names were not…” 4. We WERE chosen by God “before the foundation…” Now, lets dig […]

Saved Without a Doubt Pt 1

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ZNA-194 931226AM REVELATION 17:8 SAVED WITHOUT A DOUBT PART ONE ILLUSTRATION: Denver Fire Plastic Lifesize doll REVELATION 20:11-15 1. We KNOW Satan is the Adversary. “out of the bottomless pit” 2. We ARE Citizens of Heaven. “dwell on the Earth” > 3. We HAVE a Secure Salvation. “names were not…” 4. We WERE chosen by […]

Saved Without a Doubt Pt 4

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ZNA-190 940109PM REV 17:8 PART 4 “SAVED WITHOUT A DOUBT” PART FOUR 1. We KNOW Satan is the Adversary. “out of the bottomless pit” 2. We ARE Citizens of Heaven. “dwell on the Earth” > 3. We HAVE a Secure Salvation. “names were not…” 4. We WERE chosen by God “before the foundation…” Today, Why […]

The Doom of Babylon

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ZNA-177 940313pm REVELATION 17 The Doom of Babylon The 17th chapter of Revelation describes the Doom of Babylon. This seems to be a symbol of world religion. The counterfeit church Satan founded at Eden and works on ceaselessly. His ultimate goals are a: 1. Worldwide Political Unity [ seven heads totality rule] Revelation 13:8,16,17 “all’ […]

The Coming Economic Meltdown

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ZNA-175 940320PM Revelation 18 Surviving the Nineties Part One [or How To Survive The Coming Financial Meltdown] To study Revelation 18 we need to turn to Luke 12:13-48. Because Revelation is the Revelation of Jesus Christ then we need to see what He said during His earthly ministry. Lets read this passage together. The Lord […]

How to Survive the Coming Economic Collapse Pt 2

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ZNA-171 940410pm Revelation 18 Surviving the Nineties: Part Two [or How To Survive The Coming Financial Meltdown] Have you stopped to consider what has happened lately? • The vast swings in the stock markets. • The drop in real estate values in many parts of the country. • Floods, tornadoes and hurricane damages in staggering […]

Biblical Contentment

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ZNA-168 940424PM REVELATION 18 SURVIVING THE NINETIES PART THREE: CONTENTMENT Read Vietnamese Pastor’s wife story.1 Now look at Paul’s testimony: I Cor 4:9-13 II Cor 11:23-27 Phil 4:11-12 What do both have in common? CONTENTMENT Now, Open with me in your Bibles to Revelation 18:10-11, 15 and 19 we see the people of the Earth […]

The idolatry of Covetousness

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ZNA-137 941030PM REVELATION 18 POINT TWO AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE the IDOLATRY of COVETOUSNESS At the end of an incredible life, John the Apostle wrote some arresting words. He had met and followed Jesus as a very young man. After those climactic days of the Crucifixion, resurection and birth of the church — John had […]

The Four Hallelujahs

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ZNA-136 941106PM Rev. 19:1-6 The Four Alleluias: A Celebration of… The Four Alleluias are part of the 140 hallals of the OT [76X Psalms; 64X in the rest. #1 A Celebration of… SALVATION Who are the Multitude? Rev. 7:9 What is Celebrated? • Salvation Luke 1:77-79 • Glory Rom. 11:36; I Cor 10:31 • Power […]

The Truth of Christ

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ZNA-131 941211PM Christ’s Return Revelation 19:11-21 The climax of all human history is now unfolded in our text. The purposes of God long hidden in His eternal counsels are now made clear. Jesus steps back into history, no longer the suffering servant, He is Lord of All. This passage makes two truths remarkably vivid. They […]

The Secrets of Maintaining Unity

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ZNA-118 950129PM Heaven-2 Heaven Part 2 Revelation 21-22 The sight that satisfies… The year was AD 81. The Roman Empire was ruled by Domitian. The barren and rocky island of Patmos, last stop for dangerous prisoners of the Empire. More than 50 years passed, it was now AD 81 and Domitian the Roman Emperor was […]

Revelation 20

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ZNA-120 950122PM Revelation 20 There is a new world coming In Rev. 20 we find some eternally valuable truths. God is preparing for a whole new world. Far beyond anything we could ever plan or do, He is preparing. Rev. 20 is the step between Earth as we know it and Heaven for Eternity. Lets […]

Worshipping the Unveiled Christ

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ZNA-56 990502AM Ls Experiencing Jesus In Revelation REVELATION 21:9-22:5 EXPERIENCING JESUS This morning God invites us to the greatest event of all time. The ultimate communication from God has arrived. It is a beautiful work of art, a picture of vivid color and radiance. It is a full color portrait of His Son, Jesus. God […]

Thyatira – Secret Sins are Costly

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030831PM Stones-22 Sardis WTB-56 FEARING THE CHASTISEMENT OF JESUS REVELATION 2:18-29 THYATIRA: Secret Sins are Costly Something was going on in Thyatira.   Jesus shows up with blazing eyes and brazen feet. He walks around the homes of His children who are part of His family – the church looking back and forth, breathing warnings […]

Pergamos-Samson: Sin Binds, Blinds, Grinds

  030601PM BIO-12     NR2-24    WTB-51 STONES-17 PERGAMOS THE STONES OF GOD’S WITNESS: PERGAMOS– LESSONS IN LIVING AT THE END OF DAYS THE DANGER OF THE COMPROMISED CHRISTIAN God’s Word records that Sampson’s life pictures compromise. Great blessing and strength in one area of our lives does not make up for neglect and weakness […]

 
 
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