Bible from 23000 feet – the final frontier “We Win!”
Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. (Revelation 3:20 NIV)
How I will end?!?
It is important that we know what we believe! – Riaan Niemand
Outline of Revelation
– john sees Jesus in his glorified form and falls down and worship Him – Jesus special message for e seven churches
… Ephesus you have list your first love
… Smyrna I know your suffering and your poverty but you are faithful … Thy stirs some of you have served well but you have allowed false prophets
Understanding “The Revelation”
– Salvation history
… Looking back and looking forward
– the Revelation has a message attached
Jesus special message for the seven churches
– Pergamum you live where Satan has his throne and you have remained faithful in the face of great
– Philadelphia I know that you have little strength but I have opened a door for you hat no-one can close – Laodicea your problem is that you are neither hot nor cold
Summary of message to the churches
– our motives and spiritual condition may be hidden from ourselves but God sees things as they are – we are he church and are accountable for our actions or lack thereof – there are rewards for how we live as Christians.
Jesus said – I make everything new!!!
Chapter 12 captures salvation history
… War in Heaven – Satan rebels against a God with a third of heavens angels and is thrown out of Heaven … The woman spoken about is Mary
And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” (Revelation 21:3, 4 NIV)
God is a god who wants to reveal himself!
More time is spent on describing worship than any other event … We were made to love him and to adore him
… We were made to be loved by him
… We lost that at the fall but Jesus made a way for anyone from every tribe and tongue to love him and to be loved by him
… One day there is gin g to be a worship service in Heaven like we have never experienced. … Jesus the victor over all the demonic forces
… Jesus is the victor over death
… If we accept Jesus Christ we win!
Last message … There is an expiry date!
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16 NIV)
There is still time!
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