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The Satisfied Church (10 of 40)
Series: GOD'S SPECIAL BOOK OF BLESSING
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
November 24, 2002
Now join me this morning in GOD'S SPECIAL BOOK OF BLESSING, that being, the book of Revelation!
To help us understand the Apocalypse, the Revelation, the unveiling of Jesus Christ, He provides us an outline of the book. And that outline is found back in 1:19, "Write the things which you have seen (chapter 1... the glory of Jesus); and the thing which are (chapters 2-3, the grace of Jesus); and the things which will take place after this (chapters 4-22, the government of Jesus.)
Now this morning, we are wrapping up that second section under the heading: the grace of Jesus. And aren't you glad that we are living in this day of grace? You will never know an easier period of history than the period that we are presently living in to be saved and to follow Jesus! It is wonderful to be living in the church age!
But be warned: the church age will not last forever. Time is running out on the church age. Every second that passes brings us closer to the end of the church age and to the rapture of the church. And the next prophetic event on God's calendar is the rapture of His church!
And knowing that the rapture is the next prophetic even, ought to cause the church to have a preoccupation with Jesus and the passion of Jesus! This is no time for us to play church; this is the time for us to be the church!
His priorities must be our priorities; His focus must be our focus! And that priority and focus was to seek and to save that which was lost! That's why Jesus came! That's why Jesus died! That's why Jesus arose from the grave! We exist to see others come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior!
Yes, we need to wake up and sing up, and preach up and pray up, and never give up or let up or back up or shut up, until the church is filled up, or we go up. Amen!
Well, that was not the case at the church ...
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