The Sidetracked Church (1 of 7) by Ernest Easley

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The Sidetracked Church (1 of 7)
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
Revelation 1.19; 2.1-7
October 13, 2002

final book in the Bible! And of course I am referring
to the book of Revelation. Now every book in the
Bible will bless you. But God promises a special
blessing to those who read and hear and keep the words
of the prophecy found in the Apocalypse... the

And keep in mind as we go through this book that
Jesus is found on every page! In chapter 1... He is
the Living Lord. In chapters 2-3... He is the Lord of
the Churches. In chapters 4-20... He is the Lion over
the Nations. And in chapters 21-22... He is the Lord
adorned and worshipped in Heaven.

So if you don't learn anything else... learn
this: that Jesus is the revealer as well as the
revealed throughout the book of Revelation!

Now... before going any further in our study... I
want to show you the key verse for understanding the
book of Revelation. If you understand this particular
verse... you will understand the book itself!

In fact... in this key verse... God gives us His
outline of the book for us to follow. And God's
outline is found in chapter 1 verse 19: "Write the
things which you have seen, and the things which are,
and the things which will take place after this."

Now lets break this down. First... Jesus tells
John to "write the things which you have seen." And
what John saw He wrote down in chapter 1. And what
did John see? He saw the glory of Jesus! He saw the
glorified Jesus and then fell as dead!

Verse 19, "write the things which you have seen."
That was chapter 1: the glory of Jesus.

Verse 19, ".. and write the things which are."
That is what chapters 2-3 are all about! Now... to
"write the things which you have seen" speaks of past
tense. To "write the things which are" speaks of
present tense. And to Joh ...

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