JOHN – Revelation 10
The Angel with the Little Book
<inaudible> It is time for us to get started. Hopefully this will be the last time I’m sitting down with my arm, propped up on a pillow on a podium for teaching class, but we’ll see a surgery is tomorrow will be the first time I’ve had anything other than surgery on my tonsils. So a are not tonsils, but a wisdom teeth. So it should be fun.
I expect fun will be, will be the correct description of tomorrow. But anyway, we are in revelation chapter, chapter, chapter 10, revelation, chapter 10, let’s begin with a word of prayer gracious father in heaven. We bound before you grateful for the day you’ve given to us the life that we have, the opportunities that we have to serve.
You grateful for all of the many blessings that you shower upon us on a daily basis and grateful for this book of revelation, this book, which teaches us so well. And so clearly that you are on the throne that you are victorious and that you reign and that no Man, no individual, no persecutor and not even Satan himself has power to destroy you or to overcome your will.
We pray that you’d be with us as we go through this period of study, may the things that we do be in accordance with your will pray that you be with those who are dealing with illnesses, injuries, those who are dealing with loss of loved ones, give them strength and comfort and be with them during the difficult times, pray that you be with those who are dealing with COVID.
And we know that the disease is getting worse in other parts of the country and in other parts of the world as well. And we pray for churches throughout the world that are dealing with the Results of the coronavirus and the difficulties that it brings. But we also pray for more opportunities to teach people and to reach people because of COVID-19 all this, we pray in Jesus name.
Amen. I mean just, okay, let’s go over the questions from revelation chapter nine and chapter nine, we have the fifth and the sixth trumpets, and now we only got part way through chapter nine. So we’re going to go through the first questions, covering the fifth trumpet, and then we’ll get into the sixth trumpet and go through that. And hopefully chapter 10 as well.
What was fallen to the earth from heaven? When the fifth angel sounded a great star, what is the one called or what is this one called in verse 11, the angel, the angel of the bottomless bit. Okay. So called a great star in verse one called the angel of the bottomless pit in verse 11. What was given to him? Key to the bottomless pit?
What did he do with it? He opened it up. See if it had been a key given to me, I’d have lost it, Jay, your keys in a, but he didn’t. He, he opened the bottomless pit. What arose from the bottomless pit initially upon it being opened and what happened as a result, smoke as from a great furnace and it darkened what sun and the sky sun in the air,
you get the picture of pollution. All right. Not pollution from carbon dioxide pollution from what did we talk about it being from sin. This is a picture of sin and its ability to everything. What came out of the smoke and who were they commanded to torment? Alright, locus with these. I mean, these weren’t normal locusts. These were some,
some pretty extraordinary locusts looked like what horses prepared for battle, but what were they given power to do? What were they commanded to do? All right, those who dwell upon the earth or the inhabitants of the earth. And we mentioned last during that lesson, whatever day that was we, we mentioned on Sunday that these, this reference those that dwell on the earth,
the inhabitants of the earth, depending on which version you’re in, is always in revelation. It is always a reference to sinners, not to just humans. Okay. Not to righteous and unrighteous, but only to the on righteous. Okay. That’s the way it’s used in the book of revelation. How is the torment described? How long five months? What did it cause the people to do?
They saw it death. You remember back in chapter five when the fifth or sorry, the sixth seal was opened. The judgment of God started coming upon them, the wrath of the lamb. And they called for the mountains to fall on them. Well, what happens if a mountain falls on you, you die. Okay. They want anything that to hide them,
they protect them from the wrath of the lamb. And here they’re so inundated with sin and some suggest. And you’ll see this in the notes that I’ve handed out. Some suggest that the angel of the bottomless pit, the star fallen from heaven, isn’t Satan, and some suggest it is, but here’s what you’ve got. No matter what you’ve got sin and it’s internal corruption in the,
in the nation of Rome, it was any historian will tell you, you go study Rome and Rome died from the inside. It didn’t die from the outside. It had a bunch of people that, that, that attacked it from the outside, but it died from the inside because it turned into a heinous nation, was doing some reading on some of the Caesars last night.
And I mean, just unimaginable, unimaginable sins in, in the times of Tiberias and Caligula and Nero and the mission. Okay. So this sin in the N in would cause the people to be in such misery, such despair, such anguish, that they would want to die, but God says, no, you’re not going to get to die. You’re going to go through torment.
But then what part of the body of the locus was causing the torment, the tails. Okay. They had tails that had, that had stings like scorpions. And we mentioned that the scorpions of the middle East and that region don’t typically cause death, but they will put you in a world of hurt. And God’s using that as the analogy. Okay.
Who is the King of the locus? What does his name in Greek and Hebrew mean? First of all, who is it? It’s the angel of the bottomless pit. And we said the name Apollyon an Abbott Dawn means destruction or the destroyer. Okay. Now all of that would have been a little easier if we had had the slides on Sunday, because all of that was up on the slide.
So we do have the slides tonight and we’re going to go through them here. As we, as we get started, we can go back through just a little bit of review. Just kinda take the book again, get, get the pictures. Just again, treat it like a picture book. Just what’s in this chapter, what’s in this chapter, we’d said that the writing of the book was when the beast is in an is not state.
He w he was, he is not, he’s not currently persecuting buddies about to come up. And we said that the timeframe meets the way Daniel delivers the Kings of Rome to John and John uses Daniel’s listing of the Kings Vespasian is on the throne. Titus is about to come up and after Titus comes, demission Titus will only rain for a short, short time.
So then chapter one chapter, one’s the introductory. We see Jesus appear to John and say, I’m going to tell you these things, and you’re going to write them in a book. Now go to verse 19 of chapter one. I want to show you something here. Jesus said specifically to John, write the things which you have seen and the things which are,
and the things which will take place after this. The introductory commandment to John is write this down. Okay? That’s going to come into play as an interesting point when you get to chapter 10. Okay? But we see Jesus in the midst of the seven churches and the holding in his hand, seven angels of the seven churches. Then we see the seven letters going out to the churches.
Okay? Each one is introduced. Each one talks about Christ. The focus is Christ all the way through chapter four begins. And John sees an open door. He’s told to go through the door. He goes through the door and he enters the throne room of God. God is sitting upon the throne, but God is not described only his grander. His glory is described as the light emanating from the throne,
but before the throne or the seven lambs, the seven torches of, of fire, the seven spirits of God before the throne as well, or the four beasts around the throne are 24 elders with crowns on their heads, sitting on Thrones, arrayed in white robes. And they praise God when the four B’s praise the Lord, the 24 elders, take their crowns and cast them on the ground and praise God and glorify him.
Then in chapter, chapter five, we see again, the throne room of God. But now we see a mighty angel and he comes forth. And in the hand of the one on the throne is a scroll. You see the one on the throne. He has the scroll, but it has seven seals on it. And they look through heaven and earth to try to find someone who can open the seals.
The seven seals are seven revelations. Okay? So seven seals are in the seven or upon the scroll. They look for someone who can open it. They can’t find anybody in heaven or earth who can do it. John begins to wheat. One of the elders comes to John and says, don’t weep for one has been found. Who’s worthy. Who was the one who was worthy?
Jesus Christ was the lamb who was slain. The lion of the tribe of Judah. He comes forth, takes the scroll from the one on the throne and proceeds in chapter six to open the scroll. First seal is open and a white horse goes out and he’s conquering. And it’s a picture of Christ. He’s going forth and he’s conquering. And the church is spreading and the gospel is going forth,
but then persecution begins. Persecution begins. But also we have a picture of the four sore punishments of God seal to seal three and seal four. You’ve got the red horse, the black horse, the pale horse, pale horse has death on his back. And Haiti’s following after him. And then the fifth seals open. And you see the calls of the Christians who will not give up the testimony of Christ.
They will not bow to Rome. They will not say Caesar is God and they’re dying for it. And they’re crying out to God. How long, Oh Lord, will you allow this to go on that cry, having gone up to God, God says you rest for a little while. They’re arrayed in white robes, they’re told to rest. Then the sixth seal is open.
And the Mo the sun turns dark. The moon turns the blood. You begin to see all of these events occur. And the co the cry that goes out is who can stay in, in the day of the wrath of the lamb. Then there’s an interlude. The interlude in chapter seven matches the interlude in chapters 10 and 11, because remember the sixth feel was opened.
And then there was a pause before the seventh seal. When we get to the end of chapter nine, the sixth seat, the sixth trumpet will sound. And there’s going to be another pause before the seventh trumpet. Okay? So we’re about to hit another interlude. Chapter seven opens up and all the saints, every Saint on the earth, everyone that belongs to God who has his name written in the book of life has a seal placed upon him.
This is God saying, these are the ones who in stand in the day of my wrath. Now we see the number of them, and it’s 144,000. They’re all from tribes of Israel. They’re all 12,000 from each tribe. They’re all there as a representation of every Christian. But then when they come out of the tribulation, it’s not just 144,000. It is an innumerable multitude.
And there, they have palms in their hands and they’re rejoicing. And it’s a picture of the TA, the feast of Tabernacles. And they’re praising God. They came out of the tribulation. They might’ve died during it because they’re before the throne of God, but they didn’t lose. The point is they didn’t lose. They went through the tribulation. They went through the ordeal.
And even if it cost them their life, they won, they were victorious. Okay. So chapter seven is a reminder of comfort and hope because God is in control. And he knows who belongs to him. Then chapter eight begins chapter eight begins, and the seventh seal is open. And inside the seventh seal, we see seven angels, seven angels with seven trumpets.
They’re given seven trumpets, but they’re told, wait, wait, don’t sound yet. Because something else has to occur. They’re told not to sound yet, but instead we see another angel come forth and he has incense. He has the prayers of the saints, and he offers that incense up before the throne and before God, and then takes the incense or sorry,
takes the, the Sceptre with which he offered the incense, dips it in the altar, gets fire from the altar and cast it to the earth. The message is clear. The saints pray, the saints seek for God’s help, and God delivers his help. So then the trumpets begin to sound. The first four trumpets happened in chapter eight and chapter,
you see silence. And then the seven angels, seven trumpets. You see the first trumpet and it’s hail and fire mixed with blood and a third of the trees. And all of the green grass is destroyed. Then you see the second trumpet and it’s a burning mountain. It’s cast into the sea. And a third of all of the water, all the oceans are affected.
Then you see the third trumpet in a star called warm woods, falls from heaven and falls upon the earth. And all of the fresh water is affected. And it turns bitter. And those who drink of the bitter water die. Then in verse 13, chapter eight, there’s a warning. Three lows, three Wells are going to follow with the three remaining trumpets.
And this is God saying, you better pay attention, wicked earth, unrighteous people. You better pay attention because these are limited judgments. These are partial judgments, but the, they are announcing a full and complete judgment. So then chapter nine opens<inaudible> With the fifth trumpet. My screen’s getting a little behind here, fifth trumpet. And that first, Whoa,
we talked about that on a Sunday. So chapter nine opens and you see a star fallen from heaven to the earth, and he was given the key of the bottomless pit. So we talked about that in the questions. We’re not going to go over that in detail, because we just noticed the questions about it. But the locusts in the fifth trumpet were given the ability to torment,
but not to kill sin pervades throughout the nation and Satan, when he causes people to sin, when he causes people to be unrighteous, Satan thinks he’s winning, but God can use Satan’s own influence on people for his own purposes. And he will, he’ll use it to torment. Those who are unrighteous. So then we see the sixth trumpet, or we see the angel,
the destroyer, the angel of the bottomless pit there in verse verse 11. And we read in verse 12, one, Whoa has passed. Okay. There were three ways at the end of chapter eight, one of them’s finished behold, still two more coming after these things, let’s pick up in verse 13. Then the sixth angel sounded, we begin the second,
Whoa, I heard the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar, which is before God real quick. Do you remember when we were studying in the book of Samuel and someone wanted their life to be pardoned? What did they do? Joe AB wanted his life to be spared. And he ran and did what grabbed a hold of the horns of the alter.
Okay. The horns of the alter were a symbol of justice, but also an opportunity for mercy. But here, the voice comes from the four horns of the golden Alder, which is before God saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet release, the four angels who were bound at the river at the great river Euphrates. Now that Euphrates river North of Israel is that kind of the divider.
The other side of the Euphrates river is the land from which all of the major attackers would come excluding Egypt. A Syria came from the other side of the river. Euphrates Babylon came from the other side of the river Euphrates and they all came down and wiped out Israel. Okay. So this is a place of opposition from external forces. The fifth trumpet was internal forces,
the sin and the degradation inside the nation, tearing it apart. Now you’re seeing external forces coming against Rome. God’s going to get at them from the inside and he’s going to get at him from the outside. Okay. So the one, the sixth trumpet sounds, and he’s the sixth angels told you release the angels. You let them go. You let the battle begin.
Notice what occurs. So the four angels who had been preparing the F for the hour and the day and the month and the year were released to kill a third of mankind. Okay. So they’re set forth with a command they’re set forth with power to do what kill fifth trumpet. They didn’t have power to kill only at power to torment. Now we’ve got power to kill,
okay. But it’s only what, how many? A third. Okay. It’s partial. It’s not the full judgment. It’s not the final judgment. This is a warning, but people are losing their life because of this warning. If you want to see that idea about the river Euphrates, by the way, turn over to Isaiah chapter eight real quick,
Isaiah chapter eight, tell you what I’m gonna let one of y’all read. Cause it’s hard to turn in my Bible. One handed Isaiah chapter eight, verses five through eight<inaudible>. Okay. So God says, since you don’t want the calm, peaceful waters, since you don’t want the peace that I offer you and obedience to me and all of the things that I offer you,
I tell you what I’m willing to give you the river Euphrates. Instead, I’m going to give you the great river, which he says, who is a Syria. So he makes it clear. He’s using the river as an analogy for a Syria. Same idea is right here. Okay? So the river Euphrates, these four angels are bound up the reviewer fray,
Euphrates, but they’re being told you’re released, go forth and kill. So the four angels who have been prepared for the hour in the day in the month, in the year were released to kill a third of mankind. Don’t miss that. This isn’t done by accident. Don’t miss that God is doing it exactly on his timeline. They weren’t prepared for the year.
They were prepared for the month. They were prepared, prepared for the day and the hour that this would happen. It reminds me of when we read in the new Testament, that at the edge exact right time, Jesus Christ came into this world. Jesus Christ. Didn’t come into this world and happened to just fall at a specific year. We built the calendar around him.
It didn’t, it didn’t start out there. I mean, they weren’t counting down two years, zero Oh, Lux time for the Messiah. It happened at the right time when full the fullness of time has come. That’s what you’re seeing here. God is in complete control and he knows the exact moment that this judgment is going to begin. Okay. So it begins now the number of the army of the horseman was 200 million.
I heard the number of them say, John says, I, I heard the number called out and it was 200 million. And notice it’s, it’s interesting here. The number of them’s 200 million, but it’s not 200 million men. It’s 200 million horsemen. That’s a lot of horses. All I’m saying is feeding time and cleaning time. Hmm. That’d be fun. Alright.
Verse 17. And thus, I saw the horses in the vision and those who sat on them had breastplates of fiery red hacked, synth blue and sulfur yellow. So they’re the breastplates of those who are on the horses are red, blue and yellow. And the heads of the horses were like the heads of lions and out of their mouth came fire, smoke and brimstone.
So when you see the description of the army, you see a picture in the 200 million of over whelming Force. My knowledge, there’s never been an army of 200 million on this earth, let alone 200 million of a mobile army. It’s overwhelming force. Nothing’s going to stop it. Okay. But you also see this idea of they have the power to kill, and they’re going to kill through what are called three plagues,
fire, brimstone, and smoke. Okay? So by these three, a third of mankind was killed. The new King James translators provide the word plagues by these three plagues. A third of mankind was killed. When, when in the old Testament, do we see fire and brimstone bringing about death and destruction, Sodom and Gomorrah. When God said, I’ve heard what’s going on and their time has run out.
You’re seeing the pictures from the old Testament brought forward. Okay. They were killed by fire and the smoke and the brimstone, which came out of their mouth, comes out of the mouth of the horses for their power is in their mouth. And in their tails for their tails are like serpents having heads. And with them, they do harms, right?
So you get the full picture of the, of the, the horsemen or the, and the horses in there. Their mouths breathe out fire and brimstone and smoke. And their tails are like snakes. They don’t get you going one way. They’re going to get you going the other way. Okay. But the rest of mankind, verse 20, but the rest of mankind who were not killed by these plagues did not repent of the works of their hand.
Now notice the accusation, notice the guilt. What is it that God lays at their charge? Obviously they’re persecuting the saints. Obviously they’re they’re causing trouble for the church, but notice the accusations. And this ought to be just a real clear warning for us. Notice what he says. He that they should not worship demons and idols of gold, silver,
brass stone, and wood, which can be, can neither see, nor hear Norwalk. And they did not repent of their murders or their sorceries. By the way, the word sorceries could also be translated, drugs sorceries of, or their sexual immorality or their theft. They’re corrupting everything. They’re abusing everything. You get the picture going all the way back to the days of Noah,
where every thought of their heart was only evil continually. And God said, I brought this on them. And I brought this on them, six trumpets. And they still didn’t repent, which by the way, tells you what the trumpets were all about. All six of the trumpets are warnings for a purpose to get them to repent, but they don’t.
All right. So the second woe is finished. The sixth, the trumpet is over and now chapter 10, chapter 10, we see the mighty angel with a little book. Let’s get into the text chapter 10 verse one. And I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven, clothed with a cloud. And a rainbow was on his head. His face was like the sun and his feet,
like pillars of fire. You’re going to see is we’re going to summarize this description here in a minute, but you’re getting an appearance. Who of someone who looks like Christ? Not saying it is Christ. It’s an angel buddy represents who he is, therefore very clearly. Okay. So he’s got the rainbow on his head. Where was the rainbow? Last time we saw a rainbow on the throne of God.
Okay. So we saw an aim, a rainbow on the throne of God. It was different colors, but we’re not told what color this one is. It’s it’s up there. And an artist rendition is regular rainbow, but who knows if it was or not? Okay. The rainbows on his head he’s clothed with a clown. His face was like the sun.
Where did we see that revelation? Chapter one. It’s the picture of Christ. Okay. A verse. I think it’s verse 15 or verse 16. In addition to that, his feet are like pillars of fire. Where did we see that revelation? Chapter one. It’s the description of Christ. Okay. But then verse two, he had a little book open in his hand.
Notice the scroll that was in the hand of God was what? When it was first seen, it was sealed. Not this one, this one’s open. Okay. It’s supposed to be red. It’s supposed to be understood. And it’s supposed to be known. It is waiting to be read. And he said his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land,
whatever angel, this is, he has authority. He has power. He has Mike. He can set one foot on the sea and one foot on the land. And he is in complete control. Okay. See if I can keep up with these, but then verse three, cried with a loud voice. As when a lion roars brother, Andrew calmly,
who did mission work in Africa stated one time that the lions there in Africa, when they would roar at night, he said, you could feel the earth move. It. It just trembled at the roar on the line. There’s a reason why they’re called the King of the jungle. I mean, their roar is magnificent. And the roar of this angel,
this cry of this angel is like a roar of a lion. But where was the, what have we had referenced as a lion? The lion of the tribe of Judah who is Christ. All right. You’re getting the picture, right? This angel. Isn’t just an angel. He’s an angel who represents God clearly. Okay. So he cried with a loud voice as when a lion roars,
when he cried out seven thunders uttered their voices. Okay. Remember back here in, let’s see, where was it? Yeah, eight, eight, right? Eight verse five. Then the angel took the sensor, filled it with fire from the altar and threw it to the earth. And there were noises. Thunderings lightenings and an earthquake. I think you also see this in a couple of other places.
One of the reasons I bring that up is thunderings in this prophetic language. Almost always. You’re talking about judgment. Alright. Impending judgment. So seven thunderings sound or, or cry out when or utter their voices. When the angel cries out. Now, when the seventh thunders utter their voices, I was about to write you remember, chapter one, verse 19,
John was told by Jesus, do what? Write the things, which you see the things which are and the things that will be all right. So here’s John. Imagine him sitting over there in the corner. He’s seeing all of this. And every time he sees something, he starts scribbling it down. Okay. That’s what he’s there. He’s the scribe.
And he’s there. And he’s he’s writing. And he’s about to write what the seven thunder said, by the way, that means he understood what they said. They uttered their voices and he understood it. That’s why he was going to write it down. But notice what occurs I was about to write, but I heard a voice from heaven saying to me,
seal up the things which the seven thunders uttered and do not write them. Voice comes from heaven.<inaudible> wait, wait. Nope. Not this time. This prophecy, you heard it, but you don’t write it down. This isn’t a prophecy to be made known. This is something that is held back now over in Daniel, chapter 12, you see a similar,
not identical, not necessarily saying it’s the same prophecy or the same meaning, but you see a similar idea. Daniel chapter 12, the last half of Daniel, you’re seeing visions. Daniel’s going through much the same thing. John is okay. Daniel chapter 12, verse four. But you Daniel shut up the words and seal the book until the time of the end,
many shall run to and fro and knowledge increase. Then I, Daniel looked and there stood two others, one on this riverbank and the other on that riverbank. And one said to the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river. How long shall be the fulfillment of these wonders? Then I heard the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river when he held up his right hand and notice the similarities,
what we’re about to see, we held up his right hand and his left hand toward heaven and swore by him who lives forever. That it shall be for a time times and half a time. And when the power of the Holy people has been completely shattered, all these things shall be finished. Okay? So verses four through seven of Daniel 12, you see a prophecy that’s made.
And then God says, seal up the book, seal it up. Don’t let anybody read it until the time. This time you see John being told, don’t even write it, seal it up, don’t write it down. Okay. Then I saw the angel standing on the sea and on the land, watch the picture. You just read Daniel, watch the picture,
raised up his hand to heaven and swore by him who lives forever and ever who created heaven and the things that are in it, the earth and the things that are in it and the sea and the things that are in it, that there should be delay no longer. But in the days of the sounding of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound,
the mystery of God should, would be finished as he declared to his servants, the prophets. So over in Daniel, again, sharing the picture, sharing the imagery, Daniels told, shut up the book, seal it up. Don’t tell anyone what it means. And then someone raises their hand toward heaven and makes a declaration. Well, now John sees an angel one land,
one foot on the land, one foot on the sea. And he cries out and the seven thunders utter their voices. And they told no, shut up the book. Don’t write it. But then the angel says, this is the fulfillment. This is the finishing of what God has said. Now the word mystery is used there. We’ve talked about this many times.
The word mystery simply means that, which is yet to be revealed. Okay? God says it’s going to be revealed and it’s going to be finished. Okay? What you’re getting here is a declaration about the seventh trumpet inside the seventh trumpet are seven bowls, seven angels with seven bowls and those angels and those bowls will carry out the full and complete judgment of God.
God’s saying, don’t write it down, but they’re going to get it. They’re going to get it. And it’s going to be finished. Okay. Then verse eight. Let’s see if I’m behind any on these slides.<inaudible> Alright. So the angel swore God would finish his revelation. Then verse eight, then the voice which I heard from heaven spoke to me again and said,
go take the little book, which is open in the hand of the angel who stands on the sea and on the earth. That picture is if you would an angel, large enough to put one foot in the ocean and one foot on land. And here’s John and John stall go get the book.<inaudible> It doesn’t matter that they’re two different sizes. John’s told,
go get the book. Okay. So he’s told, he goes to get the book. So I went to the angel and said to him, give me the little book. And he said to me, take and eat it. And I will make your stomach bitter, but it will be as sweet as honey in your mouth. Now got to read Ezekiel chapter two,
to know why this statement is made XE Guild. Chapter two, beginning in verse seven, we read, you shall speak my words to them, whether they hear or whether they refuse for they are rebellious. But you son of man, hear what I say to you do not be rebellious, like the rebellious house, open your mouth and eat what I give you.
Now, when I looked there was a hand stretched out to me and behold, a scroll of a book was in it. Then he spread it out or spread it before me. And there was writing on the inside and on the outside and written on it. Now notice, notice the contents of the book written on it or laminations and mornings and Whoa,
it’s a revelation from God. That’s a wonderful thing, but the message, not a message of hope. It’s a message of judgment. Now, chapter three, moreover, he said to me, son, a man, eat what you find, eat this scroll and go speak to the house of Israel. So I opened my mouth and he caused me to eat that scroll.
And he said to me, son of man, feed your belly and fill your stomach with this scroll. And I, that I give you. So I ate it and it was in my mouth like honey and sweetness. Then he said to me, son of man, go to the house of Israel and speak with my words to them for you are not sent to a people of unfamiliar speech and of hard language,
but to the house of Israel, not too many people of unfamiliar speech or of ARD language, whose words you cannot understand. Shirley had, I sent you to them. They would have listened, but the house of Israel will not listen to you because they will not listen to me for all the house of Israel are impudent. And hard-hearted behold, I have made your face strong against their faces in your forehead,
strong against their foreheads, like adamant stone, harder than Flint I have made your forehead. Do not be afraid of them nor be dismayed at their looks though. They are a rebellious house. Okay? So Z Kiehl’s given a prophecy. He sent to Israel and he’s told them, he’s told you go speak and they’re not going to listen. So he consumes the book and it’s sweet in his mouth,
but bitter in his belly because the message is bitter because the message is judgment and they’re not going to listen. John is given a little book and notice what happens. Then I took the little book, verse 10 and out of, out of the Angel’s hand and ate it. And it was sweet as honey in my mouth. But When I had eaten it,
my stomach became bitter. And he said to me, you must prophesy again again about many peoples nations, tongues and Kings. So chapter 10 is pause. Chapter 11 is going to be a continuation of a pause, but it’s going to be a pause saying, there’s another revelation and I’m giving it to you and you’re going to declare it, but it’s not good news.
Anytime you take the word of God into you. It’s good. Anytime that you are given the word of God, it’s a Psalm 19 sweeter than the honey and the honeycomb. But what if the word of God is a pronouncement of judgment, a judgment against you? Well, that’s not sweet. That’s not like honey. That’s bitter. So John’s told you’re going to speak.
You’re going to declare my judgment and sharing Ezekiel’s message. And they’re not going to listen. Okay? That’s chapter 10. No, you are dismissed A Wednesday evening Bible study and the devotional that we are about to enter into. It’s good to see each and every one of you here. Thank you for your presence. I have very few announcements tonight. I’ll run through them real quickly.
And most of which are concerning the people that are ill or having some health problems. Don’t forget about Rodale and Dorothy Wilson. Dorothy, Wilson has been in and out of the ER with an extremely high blood pressure. Joan Springer is continuing to recover at home. Sylvia pass. Likewise is progressing slowly. Pam chafing is still improving, but she tires very easily.
Jan Jones is in the Memphis Jewish home. She’s progressing slowly, but really loves getting cards. And her appetite is improving. And last of all are not least don’t forget Erin and her prayers in your prayers for tomorrow as he goes through a surgery for his wrist. That’s all the announcements that I’m aware of. The song leader tonight for our devotional will be Michael Dale.
Aaron has the devotional and I don’t have anyone down for the closing prayer. So Joe, would you do that? Thank you. Michael had to go for one for a reason. We’ll just leave it at that. Take your songbooks and open them to number 652. And Mark in your song looks number 907 nine zero seven first and last verses of six 52.
We have HUD, the Joel<inaudible> Jesus saves. Jesus saves. Read the tidings all around. Jesus saves, saves<inaudible> climb the steep sand cross. The waves onward is our Lord. Jesus saves Jesus. Hey, please give the wins. Mighty evil. Nice Jesus saves. Jesus saves.<inaudible> Jesus saves. Jesus saves shouts out. Hey, full and free.
Hi,<inaudible> this song. Song of victory. Jesus saves Jesus and things. Again, the invitation song will be number 907. That song number 907 says hark the debt gentle voice of Jesus falleth tenderly upon your sweet, his cry of love and pity Koloth turn and listen, stay here so many times in the new Testament, when Jesus was speaking, he would say to those who were listening,
he that hath an ear to hear, let him hear and over and over is John writes to the seven churches of Asia minor. As he opens the book of revelation in revelation one and or two and three, the message is at the end of every single letter or addressing every single congregation. He, that happened ear to hear, let him hear when those chief priests and Pharisees and scribes would come to Jesus and they would tempt him and they would test him with the scriptures and Jesus would reply.
Have you not read Jesus emphasized over and over again? Go back to the word of God. If you want the answers, you seek, go back to the word of God. If you want to, what God would have you to do, go back to the word of God. They come to Jesus and they say it is it lawful for every man to put away his wife for any cause.
And Jesus said, have you not read? He that made them, made them male and female and what God has joined together. Let not man put us under. He said, didn’t you read Genesis the answers right there. Why are you separating what God did? We need to be mindful that Christ calls upon us to hear. He calls upon us to know the word of God.
And he calls upon us to listen. And so often he speaks gently and he speaks quietly and he offers rest and he offers hope. That is until his long suffering runs out. And then we will hear Jesus said in John chapter five, there was coming a day when every ear would hear and every eye would see him and every knee would bow. So there’s coming a day where you’re going to hear whether you like it or not.
And there’s coming a day where he’s going to judge whether you like it or not. But today is a day when you can hear and he’ll speak gently and he’ll speak quietly and he’ll give you hope and salvation and redemption and a home, and then inheritance. And the ability to stand before God not judged and condemned, but clothed in white clothed in the blood of the lamb.
Unless of course you don’t want to hear, but still the cry comes. He that has an half an ear to hear, let him hear if you have needed the invitation or the gospel call this evening. Why not come now? As we stand in, as we sing hark, the gentle voice of Jesus fall<inaudible> Your Swede is cry.<inaudible> stay.
And you<inaudible><inaudible><inaudible> you take his yoke for? He is me<inaudible><inaudible> to him. He who called us is a master. Holy, he will teach you<inaudible><inaudible><inaudible> then is<inaudible> fine. A yoke. His hand is on you.<inaudible><inaudible> a heavy Laden lean upon your dear Lord<inaudible><inaudible> and<inaudible> give you a list, Dear God,
our father in heaven, we truly are grateful into the privilege that you had to come together, strengthen by your word to those things, our lives today. So grateful father for Erin<inaudible> for those that are not saving, we might encourage them.<inaudible> every day they might come back to you<inaudible> tomorrow, rather than everything will go well and pray father that you have for us to be grateful that we are<inaudible>.