Revelation Chapter 22 (9 of 9) by Jerry Branch
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March 28, 2010 (Palm Sunday)…
12th week…through Chapter 22
"Blessed is he who heeds the words of the prophecy of this book"
"I am coming quickly" Amen.
Can you believe…we're at the last two chapters of the Book of Revelation.
It's been quite a journey and I hope you've been blessed by
reading, hearing, and heeding the words of this prophecy…
because that's what God says He had for us as we went through this book.
So, let's just go ahead and jump right on in.
Starting then with, Verse 1.-And I saw.
We've seen John use this introduction many times before.
So once again, John is introducing a NEW vision
this one being the one that follows after he has just witnessed
the final overthrow of Satan and his followers,
and the Great White Throne Judgment
where if a person's name is NOT found in the Lamb's Book of Life (which refers to all those who have Saving Faith, or who have trusted in Jesus Christ) that person is thrown into
the Lake of Fire with the Devil and his other followers.
As we've seen many times before also, again, this vision has roots
to the Old Testament, in this case to Isaiah 60 and Ezekiel 40.
Both of which have a similar account of Gog and Magog.
So I'll say it again…we need to real and study "ALL of God's Word", both Old and New Testaments.
So John says he sees a "new heaven and a new earth."
For the first heaven and the first earth were passed away.
So as to this first heaven and earth…
John's saying that those are now existing pass away as we saw
in ch. 20:11…
remember it says there that they flee from the presence of God.
and the sea no longer exists.
So, here we now have "Heaven, earth, and sea":
Commentators remind us that "this threefold division of heaven, earth, and sea" represents the whole of this world (referring back to Rev. Chapter 10:6).
Next in Verse 2.-And I John saw the holy city, n ...
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