2020-10-07 – Revelation 11

In Bible Classes, Live Streams, Revelation by Aaron Cozort

JOHN – Revelation 11
The Two Olive Trees And The Seventh Trumpet

  1. What was John given and what was he told to do? Revelation 11:1 ______________________________________________
  2. What was John told to leave out?  Revelation 11:2 ________________________________________________________________
  3. How many witnesses were there and what were they told to do? Revelation 11:3 ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  4. What two things do the witnesses have power to do and who are these things pictures of in the Old Testament? Revelation 11:6 ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  5. Revelation 11:7-8 ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  6. Revelation 11:11-12 ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  7. 15-16 ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  8. Under Christ’s reign who would be rewarded?
    What was seen when the temple of God in Heaven was opened?
    Revelation 11:18-19 ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Automated Transcript

<inaudible><inaudible> good evening. I was telling, sorry, the, the pain medicine does this to me. I lose my words. I was telling Tommy just a minute ago. I said, I sure am glad that I’m injured. And everybody’s being very patient with me because I’m injured because everything takes so much longer than normal when you only have one hand,

okay, we are in revelation chapter 11 this evening. I don’t have as many slides on the overheads as I have had previously. Mostly we’re just going to use the images tonight, but revelation chapter 11 is for those who have been here for Zechariah and our sermons on Zechariah revelation, chapter 11, at least the part will sound very Familiar to you, or hopefully it will because it comes straight out of Zechariah,

Zechariah chapter four. So we’ll get into that in just a moment, but let’s get started with a word of prayer, our gracious father in heaven, we bow before your throne grateful for this day that you’ve given to us for the life that you have blessed us with and the health that you have given to us. We pray for this country. We pray for its leaders.

We pray for all those who lead around the world, both in local and in national levels. We pray for them to make choices that are in accordance with your will. We pray for them to be used for your purposes. And we pray for this election here in our country to be equitable and to be in accordance with the law and that, which is just,

but also that which is done and handled in a way that promotes unity and not division. We pray for this congregation and we pray for all those who are undergoing and enduring difficult times and struggles, hardships illnesses, pray that you will be with them, that they might have the strength to endure those hard times. They may have the strength to Le lean on you and look to you for grace and mercy,

comfort, love, and kindness, and also to be able to lean on their fellow brethren and their brothers and sisters in Christ, for those things that they need. We know that at times the hardest thing is to ask for help when we need it. And we pray for the wisdom to know that we ought to ask just to the same way we know that you have told us that you know what we need,

but that you want us to ask for it. We pray for forgiveness when we fall short of your glory and we pray that you continue to be with us when we do what is wrong. And when we are willing to repent of those things and seek your forgiveness, we pray for all those who are traveling, pray that they might reach their destination safely.

All this we pray in jesus’ name. Amen. Let’s go over the questions from chapter 10, very quickly as a review chapter 10, question one after mankind would not repent. What did John see coming down from heaven? A mighty angel. Okay. Who does he look like? Based upon his description? I had the, he’s got the he’s clothed with a cloud.

He’s got a rainbow on his head. His face is like the sun. His feet are like pillars of brass. He is one who roar his voice is like the roar of a lion. What we noticed the imagery of those things and all of those things. Connect back to who? Jesus and the Godhead. Okay. He is the representative, the strong representative of the Godhead.

And very clearly the connection to Christ is there because the shared descriptions. Okay. So who does he look like? Based upon his descriptions, the Godhead or Christ specifically? Where are his feet? All right. One foot on the land and one foot on the sea. What is in the Angel’s hand? Say what a little book. What did the angel do and what followed his actions?

Cried with a loud voice. Don’t hesitate for home out there. Come on.<inaudible> we don’t have a whole lot of extra time. So everybody just chime in, cried with a loud voice. And then what followed his cry? The seven thunders sounded their voice. All right. What happened to the prophecy of the seven thunders? All right. John was told,

do not write it down, seal it up. What would be finished when the seventh trumpet sounds the mystery of God? Why are sorry? Weigher is a picture like this. What we see in verses five through seven, where is a picture like this scene? In the old Testament? We mentioned a specific chapter. Daniel chapter 12. What did the voice from heaven?

Tell John to do in verses eight through 10. All right. He said, go get the book from the angel and eat it. Where in the old Testament, do we see? This is<inaudible>. Do you remember the chapter? The Z kill chapter two and three. All right. What did the little book taste like? Sweet, like gelato now.

Sweet, like honey AB, but unlike Joe’s honey, what was the little book like in his belly? Bitter. Okay. And remember what we said, the revelation of God, to those who were Christians to those who were profits having God’s word revealed to them was always a wonderful thing. But that didn’t mean the message was. And so that’s the picture here.

The receiving of the message is a sweet is sweet as honey, but the message itself is bitter because it’s judgment. That is going to be prophesied. What would the little book cause John to do prophesied. Okay. That’s why, that’s why it’s the clear picture is this is the revelation from God, because he eats the book and it causes him to speak to prophesy God’s message.

What kind of message would it be the idea of it being bitter? What kind of message would it be judgment? It would be a message that was, that was bitter or, or judgment. Okay. All right. Let’s go through, if I can find the remote here. We won’t say a whole lot about chapter 10, but let’s go through and do just a little review.

Like we’ve done before. Kind of set us up for chapter 11. The time of the writing of the book read in chapter 17, about the seven Kings, the seven horns that are on the Beast’s head. We’re not to chapter 17 yet, but we talked about it and Daniel identifies those NGS as the Kings of the fourth kingdom, the kingdom, in which God said in the days of these Kings,

I shall set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, but ultimately God’s kingdom would destroy, would crush all those other kingdoms. Okay. Revelation is the description of that. Okay. That’s revelation is the fulfillment of Daniel chapter two, verse 44. It is, the church has already been established. The kingdom’s already been established, but the wiping out of those four kingdoms isn’t done yet,

but it’s going to be prophesied here. And God says, I told you this was going to happen in the days of Nebuchadnezzar and it’s going to happen. Okay? So we said we’re in the days of Vespasian because the beast, the persecuting emperor is not on the throne, but there’s another emperor who’s coming very shortly. And then the beast will rise up.

And we know Vespasian is that persecuting beast? So John in chapter one C is, is in on the Island of Patmos on the Lord’s day. And he’s in the spirit he’s worshiping. When he begins to see a vision. There’s one who speaks to him from behind me, turns around because he hears the voice of one who sounds like a trumpet. And he turns around and he sees Christ and Christ is in the midst of the candlesticks.

The candlesticks represent what the churches, all right. And in his right hand are seven, seven candlesticks around him. And in his right hand are seven way stars. Okay? And the stars are the angels of the churches. And then chapter two begins because Jesus says to John, what I tell you to write the things that are the things that will be,

you write them in a book. So the commandment is given to, right? So he’s going to write, and he’s going to write to all the churches and the focus there. Chapter two and chapter three is Christ and his connection to the churches. So then chapter four begins in John is sees an open door. God calls John into the throne room.

He enters into the throne room of God. And he sees there the throne room of God. He sees the one who sits on the throne and he never describes him. He just describes the glory. That’s emanating from him like a rainbow. And he describes those who are around the throne there in chapter four. And the point is of chapter four, believe in God,

then chapter five, you see, after you’ve seen the throne room of God, you now see that the one who’s on the throne is holding a scroll. The scroll is covered with seven seals. It’s a scroll that has a revelation from the throne of God, but it can’t be opened except by the one who’s worthy. And so they search heaven and earth.

And under the earth, everybody who’s lived and everybody who is alive and no one’s found who’s worthy. And John begins to weep, but God says John, or excuse me, one of the elders comes to John says, don’t we for one has been found in the midst of the throne as the lamb, the lamb of God and the lion of the tribe of Judah.

And he’s got seven eyes and he’s got seven horns. And he’s like a lamb who was slain, but he’s standing up and he’s alive and he’s worthy. And so the lamb proceeds to go to the one who’s sitting on the throne and takes the scroll. And chapter six, he begins to open the scroll. We have seven seals. And the first seal we see the one on the white horse and he’s coming out and he’s conquering.

And we see that as Christ Christ being victorious, the church through Christ conquering through the spread of the gospel. Paul said that in his day, the gospel went to every nation. Under heaven, Christ went forth, conquering, but persecution followed three horses that follow are the four soar judgments of God. Coming upon the persecutors as a result of their persecution,

then you have I’m behind. Then you have in the fifth seal, the souls under the altar. They’re crying out to God. How long though, Lord, are you going to allow this persecution to go on? And God tells him, you wait, you just rest. He gives them white robes and tells them to rest for a little while. And then the sixth seal is open.

When the six steel is open, you have kind of the preview of God’s judgment. Judgment begins to happen on those who dwell on the earth. And they, the rich and the mighty and all those who are prosperous and all those who are, are powerful. They cry for the mountains to fall down on them and protect them from the wrath of the one who’s on the throne and the lamb.

But as few dials, they can’t get protection from that. They can’t get protection from the wrath of God. But the question then is asked, who can stand in the day of God’s wrath? So at the end of the sixth seal, there’s a pause. And chapter seven begins with the ceiling of the people of God. 144,000 by number are described as those who are sealed 12 tribes and 12,000 each TRIBE 12 times,

12 times a thousand, every one God says everyone who belongs to me can stand in the day of my judgment because I know who belongs to me. So they go into the, the tribulation, they go into the persecution, they go into the trials marked with the Mark of God. And God says, I know who you are and you’ll come out the other end.

And then they come out on the other end and they’re not 144,000 there an innumerable number in the presence of God. And they’ve got Palm tree or Palm leaves in their hands and they’re praising God. And they’re Perfect. Okay. I mean, I know all the time we have a president who loves to call everything perfect, but they were, they, they went through the tribulation.

They went through the difficulty of, I came out perfect because God protected. It’s a message of comfort. And then the seventh seal is opened. And inside the seventh seal, you have seven angels who are given seven trumpets and they prepared a sound, but that God says, wait, not yet. And another angel comes from heaven and he goes to the throne of God,

or it goes, goes to the altar of God. And he takes the prayers of the saints. Those who are undergoing persecution. And he mixes it with incense and he offers it before the Lord. And when the incense goes up, he takes his censor. And he goes back to the altar, the burnt altar. And he takes the fire from the alternative Cassa to the earth.

The message is clear. God hears the prayers of his children and answers them. And now the seven trumpets begin to sound. The first trumpet begins to sound. And first through fourth trumpets, they go forth. And it’s a picture of, well, actually all seven trumpets are a picture of the plagues in Egypt. They’re not identical, but the pictures they’re,

the similarities are enough to tell us, God is giving Rome what God gave Egypt. And he’s only doing it a partial way. Every single one of the trumpets is a partial action. Not complete, not finished, but it’s enough to get them to the end of chapter seven, where God says, it’s time to repent, but the message at the end,

sorry, at the end of chapter nine is at the end of the sixth. Trumpet is they did not repent. So the sixth trumpet comes and when the sixth trumpets over, there’s another pause. Chapter 10, we have the pause because we see another angel comes out of heaven and he’s holding a little book and we just went through that. So we’re not going to take the time to rehearse that again.

That brings us to chapter 11, chapter 11, by the way, have you gotten yet? It’s just a picture book. It’s just a, I just, just look at the pictures And granted they’re all in words, but I mean, if you want a copy of the pictures, that’s at least an artist’s rendition of the pictures. It’s Just a story,

But it’s real. I mean, it’s not a fake story. It’s not a fairy tale. It’s real, but it’s figures. Okay. Then I was given a read. All right. We immediately go back to the ZQ because the Z Gill is told by God, go measure the city, take your measuring line and go measure the city and tell me what you find.

Okay? This is an act of investigation prior to judgment. I, you to measure it. I want you to see its boundaries. I want you to know what is there. Okay. So then I, John, okay, was given a Reed like a measuring rod and the angel stood saying rise and measure the temple of God, the altar, and those who worship there.

Now, if the timeline of the book is what John says, it is in chapter 17. Then is there a temple in Jerusalem to go measure? No, the temple was destroyed in 80 70. When, when the Romans under Titus came into the city, there wasn’t a temple in Jerusalem. So he’s not talking about the temple of Herod. John is not told,

go to the temple of Herod and measure the temple and the people who worship there. God, isn’t telling him that. God’s saying you go measure my temple. Now, according to first Corinthians chapter three and chapter six, who are the temple of God, the churches you have the Christians individually talked about as the temple of God in one of those chapters.

And you have the church collectively spoken of as the temple of God in the other. And God says, John, take this measuring rod and go measure my temple. Okay. Now notice specifically though, there’s some very specific instructions. I want you to measure the temple of God and the altar as those who worship there, but leave out the court, which is outside the temple and do not measure it.

Now he’s using the figures of the temple. He’s using the figures of the temple. They were familiar with in Jerusalem that no longer stood and outside of the temple were, was what the area of, of who? The Gentiles, the court of Gentiles. He’s getting them to get the picture. There’s those who are on the inside, who belong to God.

But specifically here’s the picture who is specifically on the inside of the temple. Every time the Temple’s open, the ones who work there, the priests go back to revelation, chapter five, revelation, chapter five, beginning in verse eight. Now, when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the 24 elders fell down before the lamb, each having a harp and golden bowls full of incense,

which are the prayers of the saints. And they sang a new song saying you are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals for you were slain and knows this and have redeemed us to God by your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation. Those who are the redeemed, those who call Jesus Christ worthy. Those who praise the lamb.

They’re not Jews in contrast to Gentiles. They’re every TRIBE, they’re every tongue they’re every nation there, everyone under heaven who has been obedient to the blood of Christ and redeemed by the lamb, but notice verse 10 and have made us Kings and priests To our God. And we shall reign on the earth. All right. So John is told you go measure the temple and the people in it who worship there.

And they’re Christians. The temple of God is the church. Those who worship there are the Christians. And he’s saying, you go measure it, but you leave out the court, which is outside the temple and do not measure it for it has been given to the Gentiles and they will tread the Holy city under foot for 42 months. All right. In chapter 11,

you’re going to see 42 months and 1,260 days. If you do the math, Both of those equal out to three and a half years. Okay. They’re the same number. One of them expressed in days. And one of them expressed in months. But if you go study the book of Daniel, you’ll know why they’re being used because in Daniel, they are used there together with a description that is a little bit different.

It’s called it’s. It’s given this way times, time and half a time. Okay. So get that. There’s a plural times, a singular time and a half a time. If you put years in the place of the word times, there’s a plurality of years. There’s a single year and there’s a half a year, three and a half years.

Okay. They all mean the same thing in chapter 12, you’re going to see in chapter 12, beginning in verse Six, Then the woman fled into the wilderness where she has a place prepared by God that they should feed her there 1,260 days. Okay. So we’re going to see 42 months in chapter 11 and chapter 12. We’re going to see 1,260 days in chapter 11 and chapter 12.

But then notice this later on in chapter 12 in verse 14. Okay. So the woman was taken to the wilderness for 1,260 days. But in verse 14, we read, but the woman was given two wings of a great Eagle that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, which she is, where, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time.

Okay. Chapter 11 and chapter 12, keep track of this 42 months, three and a half years, 1000, 260 days and time, times and half a time all mean the same thing, but here’s, what’s important. Three and a half years. That’s half of what three and a half years is half of what? Seven years, the message in Daniel,

the message in revelation of that time idea is this. This is the time when it looks like the beast is going to win. It looks like the Christians don’t have a chance. It looks like God’s going to bring judgment, but it looks like everybody’s going to perish anyway. And here’s where the picture comes from. Turn to James chapter five, three and a half years.

Now you go do the math and you go, wait a minute. That’s not three and a half years. If your calendar is 365 days, but the ancient calendar wasn’t, it was 360 days. So that’s why the number’s a little different than we would have gotten for three and a half years ago. The numbers 360 days in the ancient calendar. Okay.

Chapter five of James verse 17, Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain. And it did not rain on the land for three years and six months. Now, hang on to Alijah, get your picture of Elijah in the days of who, who was on throne. Hey help. And his wonderful pleasant wife,

Jess, Val, all right. So a heaven Jessebelle are on the throne in the Northern kingdom. And even Alijah will say, I’m the only one left. Everybody else is dead. No one serves God, but me and God says, that’s not true. I’ve got 7,000 that haven’t bowed the Nita bale, but that all comes after this. Elijah tells his servant,

you go to Ahab and tell him there’s not going to be any rain until I say so, and then aligned to disappears. And here’s the picture. God’s people look like they’re gone. God’s people look like they’ve been annihilated. You look around for God’s people and you can’t find them anywhere because the persecution and the destruction and the judgment, and yet all the while the evil ones on the throne,

the evil ones raining, but he’s not raining for perfection. He’s not raining with a seven. The number of God, he’s got three and a half years, and Alijah will disappear for three and a half years. And they’ll send everywhere looking to find them in all the while. There’s no rain. Now we’re there righteous people in Israel suffering because there was no rain.

Yes, there were, were there some people who were righteous all over the region around Israel who were suffering because there was no rain. Yes, sir. Work. And it looks like they’re not going to get through it, but God wants them to know. I measured the temple and I know who’s there. I measured those who are mine. And I know who’s there,

but it doesn’t mean it’s going to be pleasant. The message of three and a half years of 42 months of 1000, 260 days and times, times, and half time, times and half the time is this. The Christians are victorious, but it’s not going to be easy. Okay. So let’s go back into the text. I give power and I give power to my two witnesses and they will prophesize,

Oh, wait a minute, go back to verse two. The Gentiles come into the Holy city. Now that’s not Jerusalem. I mean, it’s the picture of Jerusalem, but it’s not the old Jerusalem. It’s not the place that the Romans decimated. It’s not the physical Jerusalem. It’s God’s city. It’s the church. They come in and they trot the church.

They’re destroying them. They’re persecuting. They’re ruining them as if it was Rome, trampling, Jerusalem. But notice what happens. And I will give power verse three to my two witnesses. And they will prophesize 1000, 260 days. So the Gentiles trod the city down for 42 months, but the prophets prophesied for 42 months. Okay. And they’re clothed in sack cloth.

These are the two olive trees. Now you remember Zechariah chapter four, turn over there real quick. I know it doesn’t feel like we’re getting anywhere, but we’re getting somewhere. Alright. At Zechariah chapter four, God has just talked about the high priest, Joshua and chapter three, chapter four. He begins now the angel who talked with me, came back and wakened me as a man.

Who’s waking down in his sleep. And he said to me, what do you see? So I said, I am looking in, there is a lampstand of solid gold with a bowl on top of it. And on the stand seven lamps with seven pipes to the seven lamps, two olive trees are by it. One at the right of the bowl and the other at its left.

So I answered and spoke to the angel who talked with me saying, what are these? My Lord, then the angel who talked with me answered and said to me, do you not know what these are? And I said, no, my Lord, verse 11. Then I answered him and said to him, what are the two olive trees at the right of the lampstand?

And that it’s left. And I further answered and said to him, what are these two olive branches that drip into the receptacles of the two golden pipes, which from which the golden oil drains, then he answered me and said, do you not know what these are? And I said, no, my Lord. So he said, these are the two anointed ones who stand beside the Lord of the whole earth.

Okay. There’s your picture? That’s Zechariah. And in Zachariah, it is Joshua or Jeshua, who’s the high priest. The high priests were anointed and<inaudible> who is the governor and the, the secular leader of the people like a King. He was anointed. Okay. These are the two witnesses of God. These are the two representatives of God. These are the two prophets of God.

These are God’s anointed. Okay. Get the picture. But they’re lamps and olive trees. They’re olive trees that are feeding lamps and the lamps do what provide light. And by the way, in chapter one, two and three who are lampstands, the church is God said, go measure my temple and who are, who’s the temple of God, the church,

the Gentiles trot under the church. But God says, here are my two witnesses. They’re going to prophesy all this time. And they’re feeding the lamps and the lamps are still the churches. Okay? God’s voice is going to be heard. It’s going to be heard by his people. It’s going to be declared by his people. But remember, 42 months is the Christians are victorious,

but it ain’t going to be easy. Okay? So these are the two verse four. These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands standing before the God of the earth. And if anyone wants to harm them, fire proceeds from their mouth and devours their enemies. And if anyone wants to harm them, he must be killed in this manner. These watch,

this have power to shut heaven so that no rain falls in the days of their prophecy. And they have power over waters to turn them to blood and to strike the earth with all plagues, as often as they desire. Hmm. What two people does that describe in the old Testament, Elijah and Moses, Moses represents the law. Elijah represents the prophets and the message of God is clear.

My voice will be heard no matter who’s on the throne. My voice will be declared to the one who’s on the throne. And my people will look like they’re going to get destroyed. What happened in Egypt? When Moses came and started telling Pharaoh what he was supposed to do, did it get easier on the Israelites or harder, harder? And it was harder and harder and harder and harder till they were let go.

They told Moses, you came here to kill us. We’re all going to die because you won’t stop going to Pharaoh. But in the end they were delivered. Okay. If anyone wants to harm them, fire proceeds from their mouth. When they speak, by the way, who does, whose power do they use profits, gods, okay. They speak and fire proceeds from their mouth.

That’s the power of God. They don’t win by battle. They don’t win by the size of their army. They win by declaring the word of God. Okay. They have power to hold back rain. They have power to bring plagues. They have power to turn water to blood and to strike the earth. Then verse seven, when they finished their testimony,

the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit will make war against them, overcome them and kill them. So they go out, they prophesied before the people and what happens to them, the beast murders them, and then notice what happens. And their dead bodies will lie in the streets of the great city, which is spiritually called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.

Now, probably going to take some time on Sunday to explain that one, because I don’t have the time tonight, but it’s Rome and not Jerusalem. Okay. We’ll get into the reason why on Sunday. So their dead bodies are left in the streets of the great city. Then those from then peoples tribes, tongues and nations will see their dead bodies three and a half days.

All right. So before we have three and a half years now we have three and a half days. They’ll see their bodies for three and a half days and not allow their dead bodies to be put in graves. The people around, they see the murdered profits and they’re so glad they died. They won’t even let them be buried. They’re laying there in the street.

They’re being observed by the people and the people glory in it. Notice what their reaction is. Then those from the peoples tribes, tongues nations will see their dead bodies three and a half days and not allow their dead bodies. We put in graves. And those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them, making Mary and sending gifts to one another.

Because those two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth, the earth, the sinners, those who do not love God and do not listen to his voice, do not appreciate the word of God. As a matter of fact, they consider it torment. And when the prophets are murdered by the beast, they throw a party, they send gifts to one another.

What’s the occasion. I got a gift from you. The prophets of God are dead. But yeah, These profits look a lot like Christ because three and a half days later, verse 11. Now after three and a half days, the breath of life from God entered them. And they stood on their feet and great fear fell on those who saw them.

And they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, Come up Here. And they ascended to heaven in a cloud. See, they look like Christ three and a half days later, they resurrect. And then they ascend in a cloud. They look like Christ and their enemies saw them in the same hour. There was a great earthquake and a 10th of the city fell in the earthquake.

7,000 people were killed. Now don’t, don’t go looking in history for a time when Rome, one 10th of Rome just got in an earthquake in the 7,000 people to it to a T died. That’s not what you’re supposed to get out of this. God’s saying I’m saving my people and you’re getting your last warning. Remember the sixth trumpets already sounded when the seventh trumpet sounds it’s all over and notice the reaction.

A 10th of the city fell in the earthquake. 7,000 people were killed and the rest were afraid and where they were sending gifts to one another because the profits were dead and they were glorying before. Just a day, just the day before. Now we read and gave glory to the God of heaven. God’s long suffering. Always, always waits just long enough because God doesn’t desire that any should perish,

but that all should have salvation. Okay. We’ll pick up with verse 14 and actually let’s read verse 14. We’ll pick up with verse 15. The second woe is passed behold. The third woe is coming quickly. So there’s your warning shot. That’s that’s your hold on. It’s about to get real. Alright. We’ll pick up there verse 15 on Sunday.

Thank you for your attention. Good evening. Welcome to the Collierville Wednesday, even Bible study and devotional. It’s good to see each and every one of you out here tonight. And for those of you that are unable to still make it out because of various reasons, COVID-19 et cetera. We want you to know that we truly miss each and every one of you.

And we pray for each and every one of you daily. And really look forward to the day that we all can assemble here again together and worship our God. Our announcements this evening are sick. Please continue to remember Rudel Wilson, John Springer and Pam chafe. And you know, Pam was here Sunday. She was able to get out some, and that was good to see her.

So that means she is getting better every day. So to continue to pray for her though, Dorothy Wilson is experiencing extremely high blood pressure. So please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. Sylvia pass. We’ll have a, another nerve block procedure this Friday, and this pray that this one does some good for her. Cause I know she’s tired of messing with her back.

Aren’t you Sylvia. Janet Jones is in a meth, Memphis Jewish home, and she is scheduled to be released tomorrow. So that’s great news for Janet. So thank God for that. Aaron, as you saw is here this evening with us. He’s recovering, I guess he’s doing okay. He doesn’t look like he’s in any pain right at the minute. So that’s a good thing.

He says. He says so and so. Okay, Danny O’Neil who’s Tommy O’Neill’s brother is in st. Francis hospital. He is on a ventilator. He’s had issues with CLPD and now he’s being tested for COVID-19 and they don’t have the results of that yet. They’re expecting the results of that tomorrow, but please keep Danny and the entire own Neal family and your thoughts and prayers,

Liam, Dan Danley. This is Paul. His grandson is recovering from a dog bite. So please keep Liam and your thoughts and prayers. And then Michael Dale, you know, was out Sunday because he has some type of virus. He did see his doctor today, but we have not been able to get ahold of him yet to find out the results of what his visit was with his doctor.

So we’re not a hundred percent sure yet how Michael doing, but please continue to keep him and your thoughts and prayers. The only other note I have or announcement is for the man, a reminder that next Monday evening at 7:00 PM will be the monthly men’s business meeting for our devotional. Tonight. Song leader is going to be Joel caisson. Aaron coats are,

will bring us the devotional itself. And then Joel caisson is also going to do the closing prayer for us. Thank you. If you would Mark your books for number nine Oh two, that will be our song of encouragement nine zero two. And if you would turn to number 2014, Jesus loves me. Jesus loves me. Then sign a fire. The Bible tells me it wants to him being long.

They are weak, but he is strong. Yes. Jesus loves me. Yes. Jesus loves me. Yes. Jesus loves me. The Bible tells me, so Jesus loves me. Hey, die. Heaven’s gate two up and why he will wash away. My sin. Let is lit a chalk and yes, Jesus loves me. Yes. Jesus loves me.

Yes. Jesus loves me. Bible tells me, so Jesus take this hard. My<inaudible> ah, yes. Bled and died for me. I went for the yes. Jesus loves me. Yes. Jesus loves me. Yes. Jesus Going to do something a little different tonight, going to read a chapter from second Peter and it truly is an invitation.

I think you’ll see where if you’re outside the body of Christ this evening, you need to change that. And if you’re a member of the body of Christ, we get to the end of this chapter. You should know what your condition is and if it’s not what it ought to be the invitations in here to change it. Second, Peter chapter three beginning in verse one,

beloved. I now write to you this second epistle in both of which I stir up your pure minds by way of reminder, that you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the Holy prophets and of the commandment of us, the apostles of the Lord and savior. Knowing this first, that scoffers will come in the last days, walking,

according to their own Luz and saying, where is the promise of his coming for? Since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation for this, they willfully forget that by the word of God, the heavens were of old and the earth standing out of water and in the water by which the world that then existed perished being flooded with water,

but the heavens and the earth, which are now preserved by the same word are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. But beloved do not forget this. One thing that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years and as a thousand and a thousand years as one day, the Lord is not Slack concerning his promise as some men count slackness,

but is long suffering toward us. Not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise. And the elements will melt with fervent heat, both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.

Therefore sins, all these things will be dissolved. What manner of persons ought you to be in Holy conduct and godliness looking for, and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be being on fire. And the elements will melt with Fermin heat. Nevertheless, according, nevertheless, we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells,

therefore beloved looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by him in peace, without spot and blameless and consider that the long suffering of our Lord is salvation as also our beloved brother. Paul, according to the wisdom, given to him has written to you as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things in which are some things hard to understand,

which are which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction. As they also do the rest of the scriptures. You therefore beloved since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness being led away with the error of the wicked, but grow in the grace and the knowledge of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ to him be the glory both now and forever.

Amen. What can wash away my sin? Nothing but jeez, what can make me whole and nothing, but ah, jeez.<inaudible> that makes me widest. No, no nothing. Butterfly. Jeez, nothing. Eh, Marson nothing butterfly. Jeez, no, the good that I have done nothing. Bertha, blah, jeez. Oh, brash.

Yeah, that makes me wide ass.<inaudible> nothing butterfly. Ah, geez. Our father, which art in heaven, we truly are thankful for the privilege that we’ve had this evening to come together And study your word and be strengthened by the gospel. We’re thankful father for the privilege. It is to be with our brothers and sisters to be encouraged by one another and to demonstrate our love for one another and especially our love for the father.

We’re mindful of those that have been mentioned that are going through various difficulties in their lives with the hate that they have. We especially want to ask you to be with Aaron, that his risk continues to heal and that he might have a speedy recovery father. We pray for Paula’s grandson that everything might go well for him and that he will not have any difficulties over that incident.

Father help us to remember all of those that are not with us this evening, pray that we might always try to encourage one another in particular as the days, go by and help us to keep our eyes on the goal. And remember that we are your children that we need to continue to study your word, that we might be strengthened by that we might remind faithful to you and be able to encourage others to come to knowledge of the gospel and be obedient to it before it’s everlastingly too late.

Help us each day that we are compassionate toward one another. That we have patients. We have long suffering that we always are mindful of each other. And especially those that are outside the body, realizing that they are in a lost condition and they need us to encourage and help them find their way, strengthen us each day and continue to watch over us in Jesus name.

We pray. Amen.