1 TWO WITNESSES
I hope you have your Bibles open to Revelation chapter 11, as we bow for
Father, Thy word is a light and it is a lift to us. Guide us in our
understanding in this hour. May we see truth, act upon this truth and
therefore never be the same because Thy spirit and Thy self through
Jesus hath invaded and changed our very lives. Lord, You speak, let me
get out of the way so that Thy word and Thy message alone might be
heard. For we make this prayer in the name of our living Lord, Jesus,
the Christ. Amen.
In the days preceding the French Revolution, Charles Dickens in The Tale
of Two Cities penned these words: "It was the best of times. It was
the worst of times." As we have studied the book of Revelation, the
apocalypse, we could say exac+lly the same thing. We could use the same
superlatives: "It was the best of times. It was the worst of times."
Today we look at chapter 11. And I can tell you one thing, in the
chapters we have looked at thus far in the book of Revelation, it is by
far the most difficult to understand. In fact, of all the chapters in
the Bible I have sought to find meaning from, this one would rank at
this point in my life, number one in difficulty. So hang on.
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But once you see it, and I pray that we'll get to see it together this
morning, here we find tremendous truth. It seems that the deeper you
drill, the more oil you get; the more you bore into the cave, the bigger
diamond deposits you mined; and the more difficult the scripture, the
more the Holy Spirit illuminates His word and gives us insight that
perhaps we'd never seen before.
Let's cat ...
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