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WHAT DO WE LEARN ABOUT GOD, THE GOSPEL, AND THE COMING-ETERNAL GLORY (Message #5 * Revelation 21:1-8) 03-29-2015

1. The God who is on the Throne ● Our God reigns: as the Sovereign, Eternal, Creator, Redeemer & Judge ● Our God seals His servants: & reveals to us (His servants) what must soon take place ● Worship the Lord God Almighty: who was, who is, and who is to come 2. The Apocalyptic Gospel ● Jesus Christ is Lord: and He is coming back ● The Lamb who was slain is worthy: and He has ransomed people for God ● The War has been Won: but the battle still rages ● God’s Command & Invitation: → Fear God & give Him glory → If you are thirsty, come… 3. The Coming-Eternal Glory ● God is making all things new: & He will dwell with us (His people) as our God ● Judgment Day is coming: & God will avenge the blood of His saints ● The Lord’s Command: worship God & keep the words of this book ● Surely Jesus is coming soon: and His grace is with us all

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WHAT DO WE LEARN ABOUT SATAN, THE WORLD, AND THE KINGDOM OF GOD (Message #4 * Revelation 12) 03-22-2015

1. Satan’s Limited Reign: & Our Call to Persevering Faith & Wisdom ● He is a defeated yet formidable enemy ● His authority comes from God, and He operates as a counterfeit-trinity ● He deceives & rules the world, and He conquers the saints ● He will suffer eternal torment in hell ● Our Call: Embrace persevering-faith and prophetic-wisdom 2. The Idolatrous World: & Our call to Holiness & Worship ● The world is demonic, idolatrous & immoral: living in luxury & enslaving humans for profitable gain ● The world is deceived, refuses to repent, & is drunk with the blood of the saints ● The world will come to an end in a single hour… ● Our Call: come out of her & worship God 3. The Kingdom of God: & Our Call to Conquer as “Witnesses” for Christ ● King Jesus has defeated Satan: & one day the Kingdom of the world will become the kingdom of God ● Jesus has made us a kingdom & priests: for now we’re in tribulation, but one day we will reign on the earth ● Conquer as Christ’s witnesses: who love Jesus more than our own lives

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WHAT DO WE LEARN ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT, THE LOCAL CHURCH, AND THE CHRISTIAN LIFE (Message #3 * Revelation 2-3) 03-15-2015

1. The Letters to the 7 Churches ● Jesus’ Self-introduction: He begins each letter focused on His glory & reign ● Jesus’ Prophetic-Word: He knows, praises & rebukes His churches ● Jesus’ Exhortation & Promise: → His Exhortation: hear & conquer → His Promise: eternal life 2. Taking the Prophetic-Word to Heart ● The Holy Spirit: Jesus dwells among His churches thru the Spirit, who is speaking to the churches → Let us “see” the glorious-reign of Jesus & “hear” the Spirit speaking ● The Local Church: Jesus’ purifying-protection reigns over us, but our faithfulness varies greatly → Let us repent & be faithful witnesses thru love, sound doctrine, & holiness ● The Christian Life: we are called to faithfulness thru church fellowship & individual discipleship → Let us conquer as disciples & local churches unto the glory of eternal life

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WHAT DO WE LEARN ABOUT THE CHURCH AND THE TRIBULATION? (Message #2/5 * Revelation 1:4-11) 03-08-2015

1. The Church in Tribulation ● the 7 churches were partners with John: in the tribulation, the kingdom, & the patience endurance in Jesus → John is living in the tribulation: it has already begun (Rev 1v9) → Jesus describes this entire age as tribulation (e.g. beginning of birth pains, etc.; Mt 24) → the “last days” began with Christ’s 1st coming & end when He returns (Ac 2:17) → the 7 churches were to take to heart the whole book of Revelation (Rev 22:7) ● As Jesus is the Lion & the Lamb: so the church is triumphant thru tribulation John hears a “Lion” John sees a “Lamb” (Rev 5) John hears a number – 144,000 John sees a great multitude (Rev 7) → 144k Sealed before tribulation → Great Multitude come out of tribulation (Rev 7) → Temple is Measured → Holy city Trampled upon 42mo. (Rev 11) → Witnesses prophesy 1260 days → They are Conquered/martyred (Rev 11) → Woman is Nourished 1260 days → Her offspring is attacked → Saints names in Lamb’s bk of life → Saints are conquered/martyred 42mo (Rev 13) 2. The Tribulation & the End of the Age ● The 7 Seals, 7 Trumpets, & 7 Bowls → 7 Seals (1/4 destruction) 1 2 3 4 5 6 . . . 7 → 7 Trumpets (1/3 destruction) 1 2 3 4 5 6 . . . 7 → 7 Bowls of God's Wrath (global destruction) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ● Experience the message of Revelation

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WHAT DO WE LEARN ABOUT JESUS CHRIST AND HIS PROPHETIC-WORD? (Message #1/5 * Revelation 1:1-3) 03-01-2015

1. The Revelation of Jesus Christ ● He is the Exalted-Reigning Christ: → who loves us, freed us, & has made us a kingdom & priests (Rev 1) → who knows & who is present with His churches (Rev 1 – 3) ● He is the Lion & the Lamb: who reigns victorious over all (Rev 5) ● He is the male child caught up to God: who will rule the nations with an iron rod (Rev 12) ● He is the Triumphant Warrior-King: coming for His bride & for judgment (Rev 19 – 20) ● He is the Lord Jesus: who is surely coming soon & whose grace is with us all (Rev 21 – 22) → the Lamb (28x); the Alpha & the Omega; the Temple & the Lamp; the root of David & the bright morning star; the Lord Jesus → who will reign w/ God almighty; dwell with His people; is making all things news; gives eternal life to the thirsty; warns & judges; is surely coming soon & whose grace is with us all 2. The Prophetic-Word of Jesus Christ ● Biblical prophecy is focused on Christ → so fix your eyes on Jesus: amidst tribulation, temptation, & deception ● Biblical prophecy demands obedience & promises a glorious-eternal reward → so take to heart the 7 beatitudes (persevering-faith, obedience, & keeping watch unto eternal life)

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