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Five Seconds After Death (32 Of 52)
Book of Revelation Series
Dr. Stan Coffey
The last lesson was about the 144,000 as they stood before the Lord. They are a challenge to us. The Bible talks about their commitment to Christ: "they follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth." It talks about their consecration to the Lord. It calls them virgins, meaning spiritual virgins, those who have been faithful to their relationship with Jesus Christ. They are a challenge to all of us in our Christian life, so they are held up as examples of those who are redeemed from among men on the earth. "In their mouth was found no guile." Their hearts were pure before the Lord, and "they are without fault before the throne of God." All of that is made possible through God's grace. They were chosen and sealed in God's grace, and they ministered in God's grace during the tribulation time. In this lesson the scene turns from the 144,000 on the heavenly Mount Zion to the scene on earth.
"And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people. Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters. And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up ...
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