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God's Mighty Witnesses (20 of 40)
Series: GOD'S SPECIAL BOOK OF BLESSING
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
February 16, 2003
Now would you please take God's Word and join me in book of Revelation. Here is a book that God has promised a special blessing for those who read it, those who hear it, and those who live according to it's principles.
Now there is a blessing found in all 66 books of the Bible. But in THIS book, there is a special blessing and that blessing continues this morning as we move into chapter 11.
We began in chapter 1 which describes the glory of Jesus. Chapters 2-3 describe the grace of Jesus as John describes those seven churches of Asia Minor which is modern day Turkey.
And today, we are still living in the church age, the age of grace! For "whosoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
Chapter 4 begins with the rapture of the church, that event when all of the saints, all of the saved will be caught up in the air in the clouds to be forever with the Lord.
Chapter 5 we are introduced to a scroll with seven seals. That scroll is the title deed to the earth. And when Jesus removes each seal, a judgment of God will fall upon this Christ-rejecting world. And those judgments will increase with intensity the closer He gets to the seventh seal.
And then when we come to chapter 8, the seventh seal is removed. Under the seventh seal are seven trumpets. And again, just as there will be seven seal judgments, there will be seven trumpet judgments.
Now somebody says, "Pastor, why would a loving God unleash all those judgments?" Well, because He is a loving God! Time after time, God will send those judgments in an attempt to get their attention. You see, God is not willing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance, and that includes you!
God will allow things to come your way in order to get your attention! The loss of a job, a financial reversal, a health condition, the death of a fri ...
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