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The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (13 of 40)
Series: GOD'S SPECIAL BOOK OF BLESSING
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
December 29, 2002
Now with your Bible opened to GOD'S SPECIAL BOOK OF BLESSING, and of course that would be the book of Revelation, the apocalypse, the unveiling of Jesus, we come this morning to chapter 6.
The church age ends with chapter 3, and with the end of the church age, the rapture of the church then follows! We have seen that before God's judgment comes down that His church will go up!
You say, "Pastor, it sounds to me that you're one of those preachers who believe that Jesus is coming to rapture up His church before the tribulation period of God's judgment is unleashed upon the earth. You must be one of those Premillennial preachers."
Well, let's just say that I'm a Bible preacher! Here's what Jesus said about that: Revelation 3:10, "Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from (out of) the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth."
Here's what Paul said about that: I Thessalonians 5:9, "For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ."
If you have obtained salvation by grace through faith, you are not appointed to wrath!
And again in Romans 5:9, "Having now been justified by His blood (anybody here been justified by His blood?), we shall be saved from wrath through Him."
Before God's judgment fell on Sodom, He took Lot out. Before the flood, God placed Noah and his family in the Ark of safety which is a picture of Jesus. And before His wrath is unleashed upon the earth, He's going to take His church out too!
Now chapters 4-5 describe the future worship that will take place in Heaven. Chapters 6-19 describe the future wrath that will take place on earth.
In chapter 5:2, a question is raised: "Who is worthy to open the scroll and to loose its seals?" That scroll is the title-deed t ...
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