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God's Mighty Angel (19 of 40)
Series: GOD'S SPECIAL BOOK OF BLESSING
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
February 9, 2003
There are 66 books in the Bible and only one of these books are we promised a special blessing from God if we read it, hear it, and live according to what it says. And of course, that book is the book of Revelation.
I've heard people saying, "I've never read the book of Revelation because it's so confusing, it's so hard to understand." I've heard preachers say, "I never preach through the book of Revelation because I don't want to confuse my people."
Listen, I don't preach it to bewilder you, I preach it in order for you to be blessed! If there is any book the Devil doesn't want preached it is the book of Revelation and do you know why? Because
GOD'S SPECIAL BOOK OF BLESSING, is the Apocalypse, the Unveiling, the Uncovering of the person of Jesus Christ. And the Devil would prefer Jesus to be veiled, to be covered!
Well, this morning we come to chapter 10 in God's book of blessing. Now we have invested the last two Sunday's in chapter 9. Chapter 9 reveals what is going to happen on planet earth when the fifth trumpet sounds: Hell will spill out on the earth.
The agony and anguish will be so great that men, according to verse 6, "will seek death and will not find it; they will desire to die, and death will flee from them." What a nightmare! People experiencing such pain that they will seek death to get relief, but they will not be able to die. Guns will not fire. Knives will not cut. Enclosures will not suffocate.
You say, "What kind of God would allow that to happen?" A loving God, that's who. It is God's love that will allow it! Temporary Hell will be better than Permanent Hell! And by giving mankind a sample of what Hell will be like, God longs for men and women and teenagers to choose salvation over damnation, to choose Heaven over Hell, to choose forgiveness of sin than to experience the penalty o ...
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