God's Mighty Messengers
And I read here in Revelation eleven and verse one. "And there was given to me a reed like unto a rod, and the angel stood saying, rise, and measure the temple of God, and the alter, and them that worship therein. But the court which is out the temple, which is without the temple leave out and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles and the holy city shall they tread underfoot forty and two months." I want to speak to you about GOD'S MIGHTY MESSENGERS. Now, the period of time that we're studying tonight is still the great tribulation. The great tribulation is a period of time seven years in length that will take place after the rapture of the church. The rapture of the church may be at any moment. I may not finish this message. At any moment, quickly, suddenly, cataclysmically, Jesus is going to come with a shout and with the voice of the archangel and the trump of God and the dead in Christ shall rise first and we which remain in our lives shall be caught up with them to meet the Lord in the air and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
Now, we read that during the tribulation period, there's going to be a temple. I want you to know that uh, a great period of time had passed since the temple was destroyed, when John wrote this. There was no temple when John wrote this. The temple had already been destroyed but John pictures or sees himself now in the future. And he sees himself measuring the temple. Now, that brings up a question right away brother, when we preach on things like this, should we believe literally that there's going to be a temple rebuilt or should we just simply say that may be symbolic? Well, the truth of the matter if there is much symbolism in the book of the Revelation. But never be afraid of interpreting the bible literally even though it seems sometimes to overwhelm you. I'm, I'd rather have God say to me when I stand before him, Adrian, you took my word too literally, than to say, Adrian, ...
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