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Songs and Praise

In Revelation 15 we are shown heaven and the throne room of God another time before the final judgments fall on the world and the final battle takes place. John sees seven angels having the last seven plagues (Revelation 15:1). Once these plagues are poured out on the earth God’s wrath against sin will be complete. After seeing the seven angels John’s attention is drawn to something else, more people who have been saved out of the tribulation. I. Saved from the tribulation (Revelation 15:2) A. They won victory over the beast and the image all were forced to worship B. They did not take the mark of the beast/They did not take the number of his name C. They are standing in the throne room II. Singing songs and playing instruments (Revelation 15:3a) A. Playing harps, we are told they sing two songs B. They sing the song of Moses (Ex. 15:1-21) 1. God is victorious (vs. 1) 2. God is my strength and song and salvation (vs. 2) 3. Your right hand has dashed the enemy to pieces (vs. 6) 4. You have overthrown those that rose up against you (vs. 7) 5. In His power God preserved Israel and destroyed the army of Pharaoh (vv. 8-10) 6. God led the redeemed, guided them in strength (vs. 13) 7. The people of Israel went through on dry land (vs. 19) 8. With the same sea He destroyed Pharaoh’s army C. They sing the song of the Lamb (Revelation 5:9, 10) 1. You were slain and have redeemed us by Your blood 2. You have made us kings and priests 3. We will reign on the earth because of what Jesus did D. The theme of these songs? 1. They are redeemed and saved by God 2. The judgment of their oppressors III. Saying words of praise (Revelation 15:3b, 4) A. Names they call Him that describe Him 1. Lord God Almighty 2. King of the saints B. What they say of Him 1. Great and marvelous are Your works 2. Just and true are Your ways 3. You are holy 4. Your judgments have been manifested C. The right reaction to Him 1. To fear Him 2. To glorify His name 3. To worship Him As these saints won the victory over satan and his minions during the most hostile of times in world history for Christians, we can be assured that we will win the victory as well. We will look back from eternity and see the enemies of the truth destroyed while we are preserved. We too will sing the song of Moses and the song of the Lamb because we have been saved.

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The Grapes of Wrath

In our text today we will read three scenes that show the wrath and justice of God on sinful, rebellious humanity and His grace and mercy on the faithful who persevere through the tribulation. We are shown a picture of the last day judgment on sinful man, the judgement of the final battle between God and rebellious humanity and a vision of those who overcome. I. The judgment of rebellious man A. The Reaper (Revelation 14:14) 1. On a white cloud 2. The Son of Man (Daniel 7:13, 14) 3. Wearing a “stephanos” – golden victor’s crown 4. He has in His hand a sharp sickle B. Those reaped (Revelation 14:15) 1. Another angel cries out with a loud voice – thrust in Your sickle and reap a. The time has come for judgment b. The harvest of the earth is over ripe 2. He thrust in His sickle (Revelation 14:16) 3. The earth was reaped II. The judgement of the final battle A. An angel steps forward with a sharp sickle (Revelation 14:17) 1. It is time to harvest the wicked 2. They have gathered for judgment B. Another angel steps forward (Revelation 14:18) 1. This angel is associated with the fire on the altar – the prayers of the saints 2. He tells the first angel to go and harvest 3. The grapes of the earth are fully ripe C. So the angel did (Revelation 14:19) 1. He cut down the vine of the earth (Matthew 13:39-42, Luke 9:26) 2. He threw it into the great winepress – the valley of Megiddo D. God’s wrath against sinners is directed there (Revelation 14:20) 1. Rebellious human army that has come up against God and Jerusalem crushed 2. There will be great bloodshed III. The worship of those who have the victory A. Standing on something like a sea of glass – the throne room (Revelation 15:2) B. These have the victory 1. Over the beast and his image 2. Over his mark and the number of his name C. They are singing the song of Moses and the song of the Lamb (Revelation 15:3, 4) 1. God is the Almighty Judge of truth and King of the saints 2. Who shall not fear Him, because He is holy 3. All will worship before You 4. Your judgments have come to pass Devastating and deserved judgment is coming to the earth. God will give man every opportunity to repent, sending witnesses and even angels as messengers of the gospel, but billions will reject that call and choose to fight God rather than yield to His rule. Those who do respond though will have the victory over the beast through the blood of the Lamb.

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A Godly Mother's Prayer and Sacrifice

Today I want to share with you a story about a godly mother whose son changed the history of Israel. Her son’s birth was one that came through anxiety, pain and desperation. He was the answer to a mother’s deepest prayer and the man who became the spiritual leader of Israel, anointing the first kings of Israel. What was Samuel’s mom like? I. Was her life ideal? A. She had hardship 1. She had not been able to bear children (I Samuel 1:2) 2. She was one of two wives (I Samuel 1:6, 7) 3. She was harassed by Peninnah – to the point she couldn’t eat B. She had blessing 1. She was married to a godly man (I Samuel 1:3, 4) 2. She was the favorite wife (I Samuel 1:5) 3. She was married to a man that loved her and tried to comfort her (I Samuel 1:8) 4. She loved her husband and took comfort from him (I Samuel 1:9) II. Hannah was devoted to God A. Even though God left her childless 1. She would give her offerings 2. She would worship B. She prayed a prayer of desperation 1. Her soul was aching and she wept in anguish because of her situation (I Samuel 1:10) 2. She vowed if God gave her a son she would give to God’s service (I Samuel 1:11) a. He would be a Nazarite from birth b. No alcohol beverage. fruit of vine, no contact with dead body, no cutting hair C. She prayed with unusual fervor (I Samuel 1:12-17) 1. She was so worked up that Eli the High Priest thought she was drunk 2. She explained that she was praying and pleading 3. She wasn’t thinking about how she looked, she was in deep prayer D. She found peace in her prayer and in the blessing of Eli (I Samuel 1:18) 1. She went and ate 2. Her face was no longer sad III. Hannah was devoted to her son A. She had a son and named him Samuel (I Samuel 1:19, 20) B. For probably close to 3 years she dedicated her time to him (I Samuel 1:21-23) C. She kept her vow to God (I Samuel 1:24-28) 1. She offered sacrifices 2. She gave Samuel to Eli and he ministered to the Lord (I Samuel 2:11) D. His mom would come to visit and make him clothes (I Samuel 2:18, 19) Hannah is a good example of a godly woman. She lived a life of difficulty and blessing. She took that difficulty to God and God answered her. It had to be hard to be apart from her firstborn son, but God blessed her sacrifice by giving her more children (I Samuel 2:21), and God blessed Israel because of her sacrifice.

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The True Lamb and His Mark

After reading about the first beast and the second beast and all the power they have, and all the power that satan has during the tribulation, it is difficult to imagine that anyone could live through a time like this and still believe. After John is shown satan as a dragon and the antichrist as a monstrous beast and the false prophet as the second beast, he is shown a scene of triumph for the real Lamb and the 144,000 He had called earlier to be witnesses in the tribulation. John is shown Mt Zion – the city of Jerusalem (Rev. 14:1a) I. Who is there? A. The Lamb – Who is this again? 1. This is Jesus, the Son of God 2. The Lion of Judah, the Root of David (Rev. 5:5) 3. Described as Lamb that was slain (Rev. 5:6) a. He was dead but is alive – a real resurrection b. He is all powerful – seven horns c. He is all seeing – seven eyes d. He is filled of course with the Spirit, because He is one with the Spirit 4. He is praised as (Rev. 5:9, 10) a. The One who has redeemed us to God by His blood b. Made us kings and priests who will reign on the earth B. The 144,000 1. They have God’s name written on their foreheads a. We saw them marked in Rev. 7:3 b. They are sealed, 12,000 from each tribe of Israel (Rev. 7:4) 2. How many are there? a. We are saved before the foundation of the earth (Eph. 1:4, Rev. 17:8b) b. Jesus will not lose one (John 6:37, 39) II. What are they doing? A. Singing a new song (Rev. 14:3) 1. Before the throne 2. Before the four living creatures and the elders B. Theirs is a unique song III. They are redeemed from the earth A. They remained pure through the most sinful time on earth ever 1. Sexually pure (Rev. 14:4, 5) 2. In their mouth was found no deceit B. What traits do they have? (Rev. 14:4, 5) 1. They are the redeemed – The first fruits of redeemed Israel 2. They follow the Lamb wherever He goes 3. They are without fault before the throne of God Through the worst that satan can throw at the redeemed they will stand uncompromising. Their power to live comes from the true Lamb, power to live sexually pure lives in the midst of an evil world, power to be honest in a world full of lies. They follow the Lamb wherever He goes and because they are redeemed they are without fault before the throne of God.

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The False Prophet

False teachers have been around from the very beginning of time. Satan lied to Adam and Eve directly in the garden, but he normally uses people to twist the truth and get them to believe a lie. The greatest false teacher in the history of humanity will be revealed in the tribulation. He will lead the world to worship and serve the antichrist. They will not only follow the antichrist as a political leader, but following him will become a religion too. We see this explained in Revelation 13. In this explanation we see warnings about how convincing false teachers can be, and how we need to be aware that not everything that looks supernatural or spiritual is godly. I. The second beast revealed – a false teacher A. He is described (Revelation 13:11) 1. He comes from the earth 2. He had two horns – like a lamb 3. He spoke like a dragon B. What his purpose is (Revelation 13:12) 1. He operates under the authority of the first beast 2. He causes all who are on the earth to worship the first beast C. How does he do this? With signs (Revelation 13:13-15) 1. He performs great signs – even calling fire down from heaven 2. He deceives people with all the amazing signs that he does 3. He sets up an image of the beast to be worshipped 4. Somehow he gives breath to this image - Image is able to even speak D. How does he do this? With intimidation (Revelation 13:16, 17) 1. Anyone who will not worship the image will be killed 2. All must receive a mark on forehead or right hand to show allegiance 3. Without that mark you will not be able to buy or sell E. The mark described – 666 (Revelation 13:18) 1. It calculates out some way to this 2. Six is the number of man - the ultimate human government and religion II. What can we learn from this that applies to our lives now? A. Everything in our world is heading for this moment in human history 1. People are trusting in their government for solutions more and more 2. People are looking for religious experience more than substance 3. Our economic systems are becoming more easily controlled B. We need to hold to the truth – the pure gospel 1. People want a gospel that makes them feel good/doesn’t convict (II Timothy 4:3, 4) 2. There are many false teachers to provide this (Matthew 7:15, 24:11) 3. If it were possible even elect deceived – It is so persuasive (Matthew 24:24) C. We must test the spirits (I John 4:1) 1. Do they get Jesus right? (I John 4:1-3, 2:22, John 1:3) 2. Do they preach salvation in any other name? (Acts 4:12, John 10:9, 14:6) 3. Do they preach the resurrection (I Corinthians 15:12-19) 4. Is the messenger godly (I John 2:3, 4, Matthew 7:16, 17) 5. If an angel were to preach another gospel (Galatians 1:8, 9) The last and the greatest of all false teachers will arise at the end of the history of the world. He will lead people to hate God and love the Antichrist. With supernatural power and silver tongue he will lure the masses and those who will not follow willingly he will win over with intimidation.

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