ROK-32a 210102AM Today many churches all over the world are involved in what is actually often just veiled competition; it becomes a struggle for “our church” getting more people to come than “your church”. What methodology did Paul use to grow a church? In Acts 19:17-20 we find the two real keys to church […]
FTGC-3a 210123PM Short Clip Satan the Adversary has tried to mess up God’s plan over and over. There are at least 7 times He tried to do so. 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: […]
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 […]
210126AM Short Clip Angels are Supernatural & Super Powerful Creatures. As far as we know the angelic creatures are indestructible, they can’t be killed or destroyed. They travel the universe effortlessly, with no spaceships. They seemingly never rest, or sleep, or even need to eat. Each of the angels we read about in God’s Word […]
210201AM Short Clip 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—Satan the dragon’s army. They are deadly, vile, malignant, and very intelligent (in Greek, “demon” means “intelligence”). These aliens to our planet are highly skilled, […]
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 […]
MOI-47 980712PM Short Clip The history of planet earth may well be traced by the wars our fellow humans have so often fought. It was Babylon that first conquered in a global way. How many peace-loving boys and their dads perished to fill the coffers of their king? Then Assyrian and Persian and Greek armies […]
EBIs-06 Understanding The Real Aliens Of Lucifer’s Rebellion – Satan’s Demons & The Cosmic War Raging Today 201027PM Short Clip Satan’s original state is reported for us by God, the only witness to the spiritual world. God’s Word is the only factual account of both our origin and the rest of the Universe! • Lucifer […]
SUF-01 950716PM Short Clip THE BACKGROUND OF SATAN’S WORK IN THIS WORLD Now you say how does that work? How can they do that? One thing is for sure; they cannot bring people back from the dead. Also, they can’t have those people come and speak. But what it is—demons are thousands of years […]
EBIs-08 201029AM King Hezekiah had a BIG problem. Sitting north of Jerusalem was a HUGE encampment of 185,000 fierce, ruthless, cruel, and merciless Assyrian soldiers. The Assyrians had sent an ultimatum in a letter. Hezekiah had taken the letter, spread it before the Lord in the Temple, and went home and slept. According to the […]
EBIs-06 201027PM 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 he will watch for the exact moment to shoot that fiery missile into your mind. Are you ready […]
BNW-10 GEN-34 LWP-22 960728AM Satan the Adversary has tried to mess up God’s plan over and over. There are at least 7 times He tried to do so. He tempted and led to sin Adam & Eve in Genesis 3. But God promised a seed. A deliverer who would redeem humanity. He incited self-righteous […]
We open to what most Bible commentators over the centuries have called perhaps the most challenging chapter in the Bible, Revelation chapter 9. Before we dive in we need to step back and remember one of the most amazing features of this book: the role of the Gospel in relation to the horrors of the Tribulation.
An Invitation from God
The Bible closes with one of the greatest invitations of all, found in the final chapter, of the last book of the Bible. So, before the horrors of Rev. 9, listen to the offer of endless life from Jesus Christ to all who will listen:
Revelation 22:16-17 (NKJV) “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star.” 17 And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.
As we open to Revelation 9 this morning we come asking God to meet with us, and speak to us from His Word. That is what the Bible means when it is called the Word of God. So for each of us, for every day of our lives, we are to live not just by eating food, but by also listening from our hearts to these:
Words to Hear from Almighty God
The Bible is the Almighty God of the Universe Who desires to speak to us, and desires that we respond to Him. The Bible was sent to us by God; and God is the Subject of every part of this Book.
One of the more difficult and misunderstood topics of the Bible is the doctrine God’s Word teaches us about Hell. As we open to Matthew 25, consider the Biblical Doctrine of Hell.
There are many opinions, many disputes, and many misunderstandings. As with almost all disputes about the Bible, each can be answered by a look at the actual passages, and not merely by talking about them.
So this morning, we open to the greatest living authority on Hell, who spoke more about it than all the other writers of the Bible combined: His name is Jesus; and if you doubt that there will be an endless, conscious, horribly painful torment of un-forgiven sinners in a literal Hell, then understand that you’re protesting the clear, plain and simple teaching of Jesus Christ, and no one else.