by Ernest Easley

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The Hush in Heaven (16 of 40)
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
Revelation 8
January 19, 2003

Our journey through GOD'S SPECIAL BOOK OF BLESSING continues this morning through the Apocalypse, the Revelation, the unveiling of the Lord Jesus Christ!

Don't get sidetracked! The book of Revelation is the unveiling of Jesus! Yes, you read about seals and trumpets and bowls and judgments. But the primary focus, the star attraction of the book of Revelation is none other than Jesus Christ!

Now let's remember where we are in our study. Chapter 1 (the glory of Jesus) is a picture of the ruling and reigning Christ. Chapters 2-3 (the grace of Jesus) describe those seven churches of Asia Minor and really all churches until the rapture of the church.

Chapters 4 begins after the church is raptured or caught up to be forever with the Lord. Chapter 5 gives us a glimpse into glory. We get an idea what Heaven looks like.

Chapter 6 we find Jesus removing the six seals from the title-deed to the earth. It's there we find out what will be taking place on earth while we are in Heaven. In Heaven, there will be our worship of the Lamb! On earth, there will be wrath from the Lamb!

With the removal of every seal, God unleashed another judgment. And the intensity of the judgments will increase seal by seal!

Chapter 7 describes the moment of mercy as God seals those 144,000 Jewish Billy Grahams that will be preaching and witnessing about the Lord Jesus. Through their witness, many will be saved but it will cost them their life.

Now somebody says, "Why the seal judgments? Why judgments at all? Why would a loving God afflict such harsh judgments on those on earth that have said 'no' to His love, 'no' to His forgiveness, 'no' to His grace and mercy?"

Well, first let me tell you that God is love! "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life" ...

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