Aug.28,2016 – “Worship The Lamb” -Rev. 5 – CD#1611

Rev.5

There will be a new song in heaven that we will sing. It is called the Song of the Redeemed (Rev.5) It will be sung by the church; the Bride of Christ. It will not be a song from Israel. But it will be sung by those from “every tribe and tongue and people and nation.”           Israel will still be on the earth, and God will be dealing with them during the Great Tribulation. The Bride of Christ, which is the Christian Church, will be in heaven, singing praises to her Bridegroom. And God will have made us kings and priests to our God, and we will reign on the earth with Him during the Millennium.

Aug.21,2016-“Heaven’s Open Door” – Rev.4 – cd#1610

Revelation 4

When the Apostle John was “Raptured” up to heaven’s open door he saw four angels who were praising God day and night. They were joined in praise by the 24 elders. And they praised God for His holiness (Holy, Holy, Holy), His power (Lord God Almighty), and His omnipresence (Who was & is & is to come). They offered up honor and thanks, proclaiming His worthiness and attested that He is the creator of all things and that everything exists by His will.      Christians should get used to praising God, and enjoy worship here on earth. Worship will be our main activity in heaven.

Aug.14,2016 – “Be Zealous or Lukewarm” – Rev.3:14-22 – CD#1609

The Church at Laodicea thought they were rich and had need of nothing. But Jesus saw them very differently. From His perspective they were “wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked.” He said: “…be zealous and repent.”It is not really important what I think of myself. But it is very important what Jesus Christ thinks of me. We must see ourselves through the eyes of the Holy Spirit. That’s why David prayed, “Search me, O God, and know my heart, try me, and know my thoughts, and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”

July 7, 2016 – “The Faithful Little Flock” – Rev.3 – CD#1608

  Jesus Christ, the One who has the Key to open or close doors of opportunity. When we walk by faith, seeking God’s guidance, we should look for the doors that He may open for us, but we also need to pay attention to the doors He may be closing. When Jesus opens a door of opportunity I always want to go through it. But I also want to be sensitive to the fact that He closes doors, as well, and I don’t want to force any doors open or break them down if Jesus has closed them.   Pastor Chuck Smith (1927-2013)

 

July 31,2016 “The Reformed Church” – Rev.3:1-6 – CD#1607

TheDeadChurch The Church at Sardis (Rev.3:1-6) represents the Protestant Reformation, which began in the 1500. Jesus found the church at Sardis to be incomplete because they kept many of the pagan traditions of the Roman church. It grew into an organized religion that was soon dead. It is sad to see many Protestant churches today as dead as the church they set out to reform. Jesus comes to Sardis with the only One who can make them alive again, and He is God the Holy Spirit.

July 24, 2016 -“The Corrupt Church” – Rev. 2:18-29 – CD#1607

Thyatira

The Church at Thyatira was the consequence of Pergamos’ marriage to the Enemy. It was a time we call the “Dark Ages.” It was a time generally from 500 AD to 1500 AD. The “Dark Ages” were marked by frequent, unjust wars, crusades & persecution. It was a time when Western civilization almost disappeared.  And it was a time when the Roman Catholic Church was a world power. The term “Dark Ages” is used because it was a time of spiritual darkness and heartless brutality. Jesus appeared to Thyatira as “The Son of God, with eyes like a flame of fire, and His feet like fine brass”. Jesus is coming as The Judge.

 

June 17, 2016 “Marrying The Enemy” -Rev.2:12-17 – cd#1606

Pergamos

The Church at Pergamos compromised The Faith, and allowed the seductive teachings of Balaam, and unbiblical teachings of the Nicolaitans to join the church.  Ephesus had even been commended by the Lord for hating the acts of the Nicolaitans.               Satan discovered that attacking and persecuting the church only caused her to grow in power, so he changed tactics, and joined with her, causing her to compromise her faith. Pergamos means “marriage”, and Satan seduced her with worldly ideas, and teaching teaching which she accepted, and it corrupted her.           Jesus appeared to Pergamos with His Word; a sharp, two-edged sword. Jesus is ready to do battle against that which which is carnal and that which is spiritual.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.