A Glimpse Into Glory
Dr. Adrian Rogers
I want you to take your Bibles now and turn to
the book of the Revelation, chapter 4. Now, the last
Sunday night we met together we studied chapter 1.
We're skipping over chapters 2 and 3 appreciably
tonight because we have already preached a series of
messages not too very long ago on the seven churches
in the book of the Revelation, so we're going to go
tonight directly to Revelation chapter 4. The title
of the message is A Glimpse Into Glory.
Look with me please at Revelation chapter 4 verse
1. "After this I looked, and, behold, a door was
opened in heaven, and the first voice which I heard
was as it were of a trumpet talking with me which said
come up hither, and I will show thee things which must
be hereafter. And immediately I was in the spirit,
and I beheld a throne that was set in heaven, and one
sat upon the throne."
Let me just pause right here to say that eternity
is just around the corner and many of us have a habit
of thinking of eternity as way out there, but eternity
is just around the corner. It's only a breath away.
It's only a heartbeat away. In the twinkling of an
eye we can be in eternity. And so, the things that I
am talking to you about tonight may be experienced by
all of us before the sermon has come to a conclusion.
Many of us have a sense down deep in our hearts that
we're living in the last days. And because we're
living in the last days, and if we're living in the
last days, the return of the Lord Jesus Christ for his
church may be at hand.
Now, remember when we said in the introduction to
this book that the things that will take place in the
book of the Revelation are going to happen shortly.
Now that word shortly does not mean in a few years
because it's been almost two thousand years since this
book was written. That word shortly means they're
going to happen rapidly. They're going to happen
quickly. They're going to happen cataclysmically.
Jesus said, "In such an hour as ye think not." Paul
said, "In the twinkling of an eye." John said,
"Shortly, quickly" these things are going to come to
You say, Brother Rogers, why do you have this
feeling that we may be living in the last days? In
the preparation of this message I was thinking of all
of things that have happened in my brief lifetime.
Notice I said brief because I'm at a very tender age.
But just in my brief lifetime. I want you to think of
all of the things that have happened. For example, in
just these few years, the atom has been split and
nuclear devices are now in the world that give us the
ability to destroy this world several times over and
the entire human race. Just in my brief lifetime we
have seen the Roman Empire, that ten-nation
federation, come back into being. Just in my brief
lifetime we have seen the development of space
exploration an ...
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