The church can be likened to a precious jewel needing to be cleaned up. Because God’s people display in dazzling glory the fullness of God!
New Heavens and New Earth (Revelation 21:1-8)
Thomas Watson said, “There is no going to heaven blindfolded.” In Revelation 21 John will show us that heavenly mindedness will increase our readiness for any calling! You cannot be too heavenly minded, but you can be too earthly minded.
Great White Throne (Revelation 20:11-15)
Life flashes before your eyes in a instant at critical times as a foretaste of the Judgment when our whole lives will be judged by what we have done in the body and every idle word we have spoken. John would teach us before that day comes that God sent His Son to the Cross so that we would not go to the Lake of Fire!
Defeating Satan (Revelation 20:7-10)
The final nail in Satan’s coffin is for all believers throughout history a call to action NOW. God’s decisive dealing with Satan and His Army at the Battle of Armageddon teaches us that certainty of God’s victories gives us confidence in ours!
Resurrection Reigning (Revelation 20:4-6)
Worship resounds through the Spiritual realm like music does in the physical realm .. and God is always turning the volume up! The Millennial reign of martyred Christians prove that the “intermediate state” is not a diminishment of Worship or of Spiritual Warfare, but an elevation of both!
Form & Fullness (1 Kings 7:1-51)
Remember in the end, the big picture that the puzzle is building is really reflected perfectly in the 2 pillars. As convoluted as the rest of the life of Solomon will be, and as even more convoluted as the history recorded in the books of kings these 2 will stand throughout! God is establishing … and God is our Strength!
Stretching Prayer (Psalm 28:1-9)
Stretch out your hands toward Christ and grasp hold of Him with all you are! When you pray prepare to be stretched in your communion with God!
Worship God! (Revelation 19:9-10)
God is like no other. That makes knowing Him a challenge and it means that He must come to us if we are to have any fruition of Him as our blessedness and reward! Not only has He come to us, but the whole history of man is the story of God coming to us in the most intimate way and for the most intimate union. No wonder then that the best metaphor He uses to portray that union is that of marriage and a wedding feast. But the marriage metaphor fails to excite us as it should if we are unsure of WHO our Bridegroom is. Ignorant of what makes Him altogether lovely.
Preparations and Presents (Revelation 19:7-8)
righteousness or righteous acts? – there is a controversy about which is it? – the answer = both! just like Philippians 2:12-13 – the bride makes herself ready because it was granted to her to clothe herself! – God’s grace always comes first and works in… but we always work OUT that grace that NEW LIFE. Living things LIVE! No wonder v.7 emphasize rejoicing and exulting … with giving God the GLORY!
Praise our God! (Revelation 19:1-6)
What a horrible thing to come into the presence of God and NOT worship. To miss the glory and the power of worship. Revelation is easily the most worshipful book of the whole Bible. So many Worship services and calls to worship. IF you are going to learn to worship from any place in Scripture it should be Revelation. I think we have already seen great heavenly worship scenes that have instructed us and empowered us here at Omega to better, fuller and truer worship… but we can still learn more. Indeed, I believe the greatest mistake that the contemporary evangelical world is making … is not being serious about the WORSHIP of GOD!