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The Heavenly Throne Room (11 of 40)
Series: GOD'S SPECIAL BOOK OF BLESSING
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
December 1, 2002
As you are opening God's Word to the book of Revelation, I want to ask you a question: Hasn't the book of Revelation been a blessing so far? Indeed it has! And you shouldn't be surprised. God promised you a special blessing, remember?
Revelation 1:3, "Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near."
Of course this book is a blessing! We need to learn that God means what He says and says what He means! And when God says, "I'm going to bless you as you read and hear and keep the words of this prophecy" that God means, "I'm going to bless you as you read and hear and keep the words of this prophecy."
Well, that blessing continues this morning as we move into chapter 4! Chapter 4 begins the third and final division of the book of Revelation.
Remember that God has given us His outline of the book of follow. It is found in 1:19, "Write the things which you have seen (chapter 1, the glory of Jesus); and the things which are (chapters 2-3, the grace of Jesus that describes the church age), and the things which will take place after this (chapters 4-22, the government of Jesus).
Last Sunday we concluded the second division which describes the church age. Throughout chapters 2-3 we read about the church. And as we said last Sunday, the church age will not last forever. Every second that passes brings us closer to the end of the church age, the day of grace!
And let me say to you without Christ, you've never been saved, you've never repented of your sin, you've never had a life-changing salvation experience through Jesus Christ: YOUR TIME IS RUNNING OUT! THE DAY OF OPPORTUNITY TO BE SAVED WILL NOT LAST! This day of grace will one day end! You only have so many opportunities to be saved, and after this morning you'll have ...
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