Review – Revelation 18
New Questions – Revelation 19
<inaudible><inaudible> that’s fine.<inaudible> Okay. It’s about time for us to get started.<inaudible> We are in revelation chapter 19, start with review from chapter 18. It’s the questions let’s begin with a word of prayer, our gracious father in heaven. We bow before you at this time, grateful for the day you’ve given to us for the life that you’ve granted to us and the opportunities that we have to serve you.
We pray that you be with those that are dealing with COVID at this time and pray that you were dealing with those who are suffering from all manners of illnesses and difficulties. We’re mindful right now, especially of Francis’s daughter, SA, Sandy, and pray that all will be well with her. And that she’ll return to her desired help. We pray that you will be those who,
whose families have endured the loss of loved ones in recent months and days, we pray that you will give them strength, comfort during hard times during those moments, when it’s a struggle, because of the loss that they feel pray that you be with each and every one of us, as we go through our own set of struggles and difficulties each day, help us to look to you in faith and understanding.
But also may we always seek your grace and your comfort, your strength in time of need. We ask that you help us to remember that we have access and boldness to come before your throne. For that help, we pray that you be with this country, this nation for every nation that is on the top side of this earth, that they might have leaders,
which promote good things, moral things, but above all that, they have opportunities to teach the gospel to those around them and bring law souls to you. We ask that you forgive us when we sin and fall short of your glory, all this we pray in Jesus name. Amen. Chapter 18, Question one. How is the mighty angels glory described?
All right. The, the angel that’s described in chapter 18, verse one, his glory is described as illuminating the earth chapter 18. Verse two. What is the mighty angels announcement? All right, Babylon, the great is fallen is fallen chapter 18, verse three, question three upon whom has the great city had influence all nations. Okay. Question four.
What are the Christians told to do? All right. Come out of her, out of the city. What does it mean? Quote, God has remembered her iniquities. Okay. God’s going to remember her iniquities in, in Jew and judge her for her works. Okay. So it’s a judgemental or a judging remembrance question five in the analogy of Rome to Babylon,
would her judgment come quickly or slowly, quickly Question six. What would the merchants do? Who bought the riches of the who brought that’s supposed to be brought? They’re supposed to be to hard. There brought the ridges of the world to the great city to sell. We’ve been mourn who is commanded chapter 18, verse 22, rejoice at the judgment of the great city,
The saints, the apostles, and the prophets. And then in her destruction, what was found in the great city that brought about her ultimate destruction. All right. Blood of the profits and saints. Okay. So chapter 17 and 18, you get The, The judgment on the harlot and her desolation talked about chapter 17, chapter 18. You have the judgment of the great city and the beast.
And then chapter 19, we’re going to see all of this wrapped up because everything’s kind of been forward-looking forward-looking forward-looking and then chapter 19 is done. Okay. It’s going to be very anticlimactic when it happens with everything that’s been set up to this point, it’s going to be finished. Okay. But that’s because in all of this, God has said, listen to the saints,
because remember, God’s going to say it’s done before it ever gets started. And he’s going to remind them, this is what’s coming. This is what I’ve said. This is who it is. Here are all the clear indicators be ready for it, but they first have to go through the trials. They first have to go through the persecution before they ever arrive at the victory.
So we’re going to spend some time on that here in chapter 19 tonight, After These things, John writes, I heard a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven saying Alliyah salvation and glory and honor, and power belong to the Lord. Our God, A victory cry goes up. The Great city is taken as a millstone and cast into the sea,
never to rise again, not that there was a time where Rome as the city got picked up and cast into ocean, but instead that God’s judgment would be complete and finished. It would be total in its, in its scale and in its scope. And as a result of that, when God judges Rome, when John God judges the harlot, when God judges the great city who’s riding upon the beast,
the rejoicing comes from, as we mentioned, the saints, the prophets, the apostles, and then he hears a great multitude in heaven. Now, before we go too far out of what we’ve discussed, all the way, all the way through who are those who dwell in the earth, in the book of revelation, they’re the ones that are marked with the Mark of the beast.
They’re the ones who are sinners. They’re the ones who are preached to they’re the ones who are the ungodly, who are those who dwell in heaven in the book of revelation. Are they the dead saints who are already gone on? Or are they the righteous? The righteous? Okay. There are times where they’re very specifically spoken of as those who have been killed.
Those who have suffered those who have died, but not exclusively, always in revelation. Those whose dwelling places, heaven are the righteous, whether dead or alive, and those whose dwelling place is the earth are always wicked, whether dead or alive. Okay? So when you hear a great multitude, shouting Allah, Eluvia salvation, glory, and honor, and power belong to the Lord.
And there are those who are in heaven. Don’t immediately assume that it’s only the dead people who are crying out this great cry of rejoicing. No, it’s the righteous ones. Okay. Dead or alive, having gone through the persecution or not the righteous ones recognize God and his power for attributes that belong to the Lord. Salvation glory honor, and power.
There’s there’s that one finger that’s still not quite, not quite there yet on that hand. Now these, these four things aren’t just brought out because they do belong to God. There’s many passages in scripture that describe these things as belonging to the God. This is set as a stark contrast to Satan, to the dragon, to the beast, because every one of these that belong to God,
doesn’t belong to Satan. Doesn’t belong to the dragon. Doesn’t belong to the whore. Doesn’t belong to the beast. It doesn’t belong to any of them. Why? Because it belongs to God. Okay? So this declaration is made and then verse two for true and righteous are his judgments because he has judged the great harlot who corrupted the earth with her fornication.
And he has avenge on her, the blood of his servants shed by her. We mentioned a little bit on Sunday, and we’re going to continue to mention it. Chapter six, over and over again, go all the way back to chapter six and the seals that are open and the seals that, that started out in the fifth seal, the saints crying out.
How long are you going to let this go on? And all the way over here in chapter 19, we’re seeing the fulfillment of what God told those saints in chapter five, or sorry, chapter six in the fifth seal. He said, you rest a little while. And I will. Judge is the implication there. They’re going to rest because they’re going to see his judgment.
And now they’re declaring his judgment has come to pass. Okay. Again, they said, hallelujah, her smoke rises up for forever and ever. And when Rome ultimately falls, when, when the nation is finally in, fully in the kingdom is finally in fully put to rest. Is there going to be a burning fire in Rome that never ever ends?
And Jesus uses the example of my brain stuck on Gomorrah. And it’s not Gomorrah the, the word for hell Gahanna. Thank you. That was, it was not coming out. When Jesus uses the word Gahanna, it was a bird trash heap uses it too. He uses the figure of a physical place with a, a very physical and temporal fire that where people burdened their tracks cash to exemplify eternal judgment.
Okay. He uses the figure of the physical place to speak about the spiritual place. Well, Rome, isn’t going to burn in a eternal fiery Pyre for all of time, but would Rome ever arise again as a kingdom? Like the kingdom that was destroyed? No. Her judgment is complete final and finished. And we’re going to bring this out as we go through here,
because contextually, we need to pay attention to the context in these passages and be careful that again, we’re seeing things that are like something else that doesn’t mean. They mean the same thing. Okay. So the 24 elders and the four living creatures, verse four fell down and worshiped God who sat on the throne saying, amen, hallelujah. Then a voice came from the throne saying,
praise our God, all you, his servants. And those who fear him both small and great. So those who dwell in heaven, praise God, the BESE, praise God, the 24 elders, praise God. Every one is to recognize the Lord and praise him. And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude and the sound of many waters in the sound of mighty.
Thunderings saying Allah Lulea for the Lord. God omnipotent reigns. Now was this the first time was this the moment in time that God began to rain? Oh, okay. W w when God formed the earth, he was already raining. W w w when Adam stepped foot on the planet and didn’t even have Eve yet, he was already raining in the days of Abraham.
He was King of Kings and Lord of Lords. In the days of David, he was all ready. The one who David said, the Lord said, the my Lord, sit down with my right hand. He already was raining. This is not a proclamation of the beginning or the start of his reign at the end of some great time of tribulation.
He’s already raining, But Sometimes, sometimes we know he’s raining, but it doesn’t look like. And what you have in chapter 19 in the beginning is not the declaration of the beginning of his reign, but the recognition of the power of his reign, because he acts upon that power. He judges the harlot. He judges the beast. He judges the great city.
He brings about the judgment and his reign is seen by those who are suffering. And therefore you’re getting this proclamation. Okay. Let us be glad and rejoice and give him glory for the marriage of the lamb has come. And his wife has made herself ready. Okay. So we’re going to transition from this time of, of joy this time of jubilation to a marriage feast.
Why a marriage feast well could be a number of different reasons, but it’s interesting to note at the end of chapter, 19 beginning in verse 21, then the mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea saying thus, with violence, the great city Babylon shall be thrown down and shall not be found anymore. The sound of harpists musicians,
flutists and trumpets shall not be hurting you anymore. No craftsman of any craft shall be found in you anymore. And the sound of a millstone shall not be heard of you anymore. The light of a lamp shall not shine in you anymore. And the voice of Brian Gruman, Brian shall not be hurting you anymore. He’s just used an analogy. Describe Rome and the,
the great city falling. And they wouldn’t have, there there’d be no marriage fees. There’d be no marriage ceremonies. There’d be no joy. There’d be no musicians. There be no building. There’d be no construction. None of these things are going to happen. And he’s going to turn right around and he’s going to talk about a marriage feast and you get into chapter 20 and 2122.
And he’s going to talk about a city and he’s going to begin to contrast all the things that God wipes out in Rome, to all the things that God builds and does for his people every day. The thing you won’t get when you follow the beast, when you worship the beast, when you serve the beast, when you’re defeated with the beat you get,
when you worship the lamb you get, when you follow the Victor. Okay? So there’s a, there’s a, there’s a contrast here between the two, but we also recognize and fully recognize. There’s a continual analogy in the new Testament between Christ and the church, the bride groom, and the bride. Okay. So he’s going to use that analogy.
We’ve seen it before, but just like his rain, doesn’t start here. You’re going to see a marriage ceremony, rejoicing, and all of this. But that doesn’t mean that was the, the point at which Christ married his bride. He’s didn’t marry his bride. The day Rome fell Christ married his bride in acts chapter two. When the church was established over in Galatians chapter five,
before we even read this text, recognize that in Galatians chapter five, the bride’s already spoken of as being one body with Christ. He is there one flesh. They are bride and husband in Ephesians chapter five long before we get to revelation chapter 19, we are not reading about the moment in time when Rome falls in the days of demission, we’re not reading about the time where Christ’s bride and him get married.
It’s a fit you’re okay. So as with everything we’ve gone through here, don’t look at it at a timestamp. You’re looking at a picture, okay. You’re looking at a contrast. So I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude is the sound of many waters in the sound of many thundering saying, I’ll aloo you for the Lord. God omnipotent reigns.
Let us be glad and rejoice and give him glory for the marriage of the lamb has come. And his wife has made herself ready. And to her, it was granted to be a raid in fine linen, clean and bright for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. Then he said to me, write blessed are those who are called to the marriage,
supper of the lamb. And he said to me, these are the true sayings of God. And I fell at his feet to worship him, Oh, wait a minute. Who who’s making this declaration to John? Is it Christ? No, he, this, this one who’s making this declaration to him says, or, or makes us decoration. And I,
John sees him. He sees himself, he’s in the vision. John’s on the Island of Patmos, but in the vision, he falls to his feet and he begins to worship the one who makes the par the proclamation. But he said to me, see that you do not do that. I am your fellow servant and of your brethren who have the testimony of Jesus worship God.
So the one who comes to him, one of the elders, I believe in, in the context, you go follow it all the way back makes this declaration. John falls down as his feet and be as worship. Now this John, the apostle, no better than to worship. Yes. So, so what’s this here for, okay. It was there a momentary lapse in John’s mind where he suddenly decided he needed to worship everybody who comes before him in division.
No, this is another visual visual element. This is another part of the vision to indicate to us. There’s only one who gets worshiped. There’s only one who you fall before. And by the way, it’s not just it’s, it’s here. And it pictures for us. It’s not just the wicked dragon. You don’t worship. And it’s not just the wicked beast that you don’t worship.
And it’s not just the wicked false prophet that you don’t worship. And you don’t just worship. Just not worship the wicked one on the throne. You also don’t worship a good person. You don’t worship the one who delivers the message to you. You don’t worship angels. You worship one And it’s God and him alone. Okay. So it doesn’t matter.
Good or evil. No one deserves worship, but the God, Lord God himself. Okay. So he said, I am your fellow servant and of your brethren who have the testimony of Jesus worship God, for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. Okay? So you’ve got this declaration going to John. This is the revelation of God. This is the revelation of the lamb.
This is the testimony of Christ. You worship him. Now I saw heaven, open and behold, a white horse. Where are we seeing a white horse before in the seals? Very first seal chapter six, verse two. We’ve got a white horse. Okay. Thank you. If you pay close attention, you’re going to find that it’s the same white horse and it’s the same person on it.
Okay. Now I saw heaven opened and behold a white horse, and he who sat on him was called faithful and true. Okay. Who have we already heard called faithful and true. Jesus Christ. Okay. So we know who this is. There’s no guessing about who, this is the one who rides on the white horse, white 16 different times in the book of revelation always has to do with holiness.
The one who rides on the wind horse is the one who’s called faithful and true it’s Christ. And then notice what we read. And he who sat on him was called faithful and true. And in righteousness, he judges and makes war back over in chapter six, verse two, we see a white horse. And the one riding on the white horse is doing what hold on to this for a minute.
Very introduction that the opening of the revelation remember, because that’s what the scroll is. The scroll with the six seals. He’s opening up and revealing the word of God. Okay? So he opens up the first seal and the picture immediately, the, the moment that it’s opened up the picture is Christ is conquering. But with the second seal, things start turning a different direction because you start getting the judgments of God and you start getting plagues and you start getting darkness and you start getting death and you get all of these things.
And these following seals, you begin with Christ, he’s winning, he’s conquering, he’s victorious, but then you see the saints and they’re dying and they’re crying out. How long are you going to allow this to happen? And then you see in the sixth seal, the judgment of God and the lamb coming upon those who are doing this persecution. And now here you are back in chapter 19.
And Christ is still conquering. You see all this time, Christ never stopped all this time. Christ was never the loser all this time, Christ didn’t stop being victorious. But for the Christians, it looked like it. They felt like it. They felt like he wasn’t doing anything. That’s why they were crying out. How long, how we don’t see you dealing with this?
How long until you do, but from chapter six to chapter 19, the message is clear. The one who looks like he’s winning, never wins. The one who looks like he’s conquering, never conquers. The one who looks like he’s got the power of death has no power at all. He’s only there temporarily. And the one who is riding the white horse,
who began the revelation will end it and will be victorious. Okay? So he, his eyes verse 12 are like a flame of fire. And on his head were many crowns. Now we we’ve talked about crowns all through the book. We we’ve talked about the elders who have crowns, but there’s two types of crowns. We’ve talked about. There’s the crown of the Victor.
And there’s the crown of the King, the elders that are around the throne of God, which crown do they have? They have the victory crown. They’ve got the crown of the overcomers. God says, I’ll give you a crown of life. That’s a victory. Crown chapter 19. The one on the white horse has many crowns. And they’re not the crowns of victory.
They’re the crowns of the King. They are the diadems. Okay. And so you see him and he, his eyes are like a flame of fire on his head were many crowns. And he had a name written that no one knew except himself. He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood. And his name is called the word of God. Now,
for anybody who knows John’s writing, you know who that is because John chapter one verse one in the beginning was the word and verse 14. And the word took on flesh and dwelt among us. John’s not leaving it up to guessing. There’s no guesswork here. John says, this is the word of God. Okay? His eyes were like flame of fire air.
His head had many crowns. His name was written that no one could read except himself. He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood. And his name was called the word of God. And the armies in heaven clothed in fine, linen white and clean followed him on white horses. So you’ve got a white horse leading white horses. Now these armies in heaven,
who do you think they’re made up of? I think you’re right. Grace. Doesn’t go to battle with Rome with a bunch of angels behind it. He goes to battle with Rome, with people who do battle, according to Paul against principalities and powers and the rulers of the darkness of this age. And he is the word of God. And we are the ones who give testimony concerning him.
And they are clothed in white. Now you go back over to chapter 16, chapter 16 says blessing or excuse me, behold, I am coming as a thief. Bless it. Is he who watches and keeps his garments. Those who are clothed in white over in, in this, the fifth seal, they’re the ones who, who endure the ones who die.
They’re given white roads, but it’s more than that. They’re given white robes because of their works. You see the bride clothed in white and her garments are made up of, Of what fine linen. But what are they clean and white. They’re the, The righteousness of the saints. Oh, these are the rights of the dead Saint, right? You know,
the people, the Catholic church votes on after 400 years, right? No, these are the living saints. The brine that Christ Mary’s, isn’t dead. She’s not in heaven already. She’s alive. She’s the church. She’s the bride of Christ and the, her righteousness now. And this is the great thing about righteousness. This is a great thing that we need to remember.
Although we struggle with, because we look at our righteous, this personally and go, I keep making mistakes. I keep sending, I keep failing. And so we look at ourselves as a blocked and blighted and struggling individual. And God doesn’t, God warns us to keep our garments. But we are first John chapter one verse, verse seven and eight.
Those who are washed in the blood of the lamb, we aren’t blotched and spotted. And we’re not the lambs that Jacob got out of the herd of his father-in-law. We’re the pure and Holy we’re the ones who were to come out of the, the herds of the Israelite on when they got the best. And they offered it to the Lord. It was to be the one without spot the one without blemish.
The one that was perfect. That’s the one they offered to God, you and me, we’re not spotted and dirty. We’re not blocked in Maine all. Sometimes we look like it, but not if we’re covered in the blood of the lamb. And so the one on the white horse goes to battle and following behind him are, is a multitude on white horses.
And they’re the armies of heaven in contrast to the armies of the beast. In contrast to the armies of hell, in contrast to the armies of Satan, they’re the righteous ones. I’m not in chapter 19 anymore. Hold up the armies of heaven or in heaven, clothed in fine linen and white and clean, followed him on white horses. Now out of his mouth goes a sharp sword that with it,
he should strike the nations. We read about the sharp sword that comes out of the mouth of Christ, way back in chapters, two and three. Interestingly, let’s not lose focus on the fact that Christ tells those churches, that if those, that, that he condemns them for their actions, he says, if you don’t repent, I’ll fight against you with the sword of my mouth.
Here’s his judgment coming upon Rome, but he warns churches. If you turn your back on me and you worship the beast, if you turn your back on me and you worship the harlot, if you turn your back on me and you worship sin and self and lust over me, you become my enemy and I’ll treat you like my enemy. I’ll fight against you with a sword in my mouth.
So out of his mouth goes a sharp sword that with it, he should strike the nations and he himself will rule them with a rod of iron. Isaiah chapter 11 speaks concerning the rod of iron and the TRIBE of David. He himself treads the wine press of the fierceness of the wrath of almighty God. So we, we noticed in the previous chapters with the harlot,
she was tried and her, her, her judgment and her desolation was tried out in the wine press of the wrath of God. We saw that in the bowls that we had earlier on, and now here’s Christ pictured is the one who’s doing it. He’s the one bringing this judgment. Okay. He had on his robe and on his thigh, a name written.
Now here’s why, you know, or here’s how you identify. I guess I should say what all those crowns are about. He’s on his head were many crowns, right? Why? Because he’s not King he’s King of Kings. He’s not Lord he’s Lord of Lords. He’s he’s above them all. But wait a minute. When he’s King of Kings,
why is it? Then that Nero came to the throne and started getting the, the, the Christians and lighting them up to, to light his garden. I thought he was King of Kings. Wasn’t he? King of Kings then? Yes, he was. And that’s the whole point. Even when it doesn’t look like it, even when it doesn’t feel like it,
he’s never given up his throat. He’s never given up his rule. He’s still King of Kings and Lord of Lords and he will judge. Okay. Absolutely. Absolutely. Then I saw an angel, so, all right, we’ve done this so many times before the victory ever happens. The victory is described. The rejoicing is described. The marriage feast is described.
All of this happens in the joy of victory in contrast to the city that’s fallen. That’s desolate. This destroyed hadn’t happened yet. All right, here we go. Here’s the anticlimactic end. Then I saw an angel standing in the sun and he cried with a loud voice saying to all the birds that fly in the midst of heaven, come and gathered together for the supper of the great God that you may eat of the flesh of the Kings,
the flesh of captains, the flesh of mighty men, the flesh of horses and those who sit on them and the flesh of all people free and slave both small and great. Well, wait a minute. God’s taking out everybody. Oh, who did God warn about his judgment? Go back to all of those trumpets. All of those trumpets were partial judgments and,
and eventually they included what the whole earth, those who dwell on the earth, then the bowls who did, they ultimately include those who dwell on the earth. So now who is it? The birds are called to come pick over everybody. But it’s also this go back to chapter six<inaudible>. I went to chapter six of Romans that was too far chapter six,
verse 12. Then I looked and he opened the sixth seal and behold there was a great earthquake and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair. And the moon became like blood and the stars of heaven fell to the earth. As a fig tree drops its late figs. When it’s shaken by a mighty wind, then the sky receded as a scroll, when it is rolled up and every mountain and Island was moved out of its place and the Kings of the earth and the great men and the rich men,
the commanders, the mighty men, every slave and every free man hid themselves in the caves and in the rocks of the mountains and said to the mountains and rocks fall on us and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne from the wrath of the lamb, put the two pictures together. All those described here described over in chapter 19 and here they’re all hiding where in the caves and the rocks.
If you’re being attacked by a bunch of birds, where’s a good place to hide in the case of the rocks. But is it going to help them? No. Are the birds literally? No. Okay. The point is you have nowhere to go to escape from the wrath of God. The point is always, you have nowhere to go to escape.
The wrath of God, they will be judged and they will be feasted upon their destruction will be complete. Then actually no verse 19. And I saw the beast Kings of the earth and the earth and their armies gathered together to make war against him who sat on the horse and against his army. Okay. The one who sits on the horses, who Christ and his army are saints and the beast and his army and the Kings of the earth,
they all gather up and John sees it. Okay. So we’ve already read about him doing battle with the sword of his mouth. We’ve already read about him being victorious. We’ve already read about the destruction. We’ve already read about the birds of heaven being called in for the great feast. And now as it were back up and actually start the battle, okay.
That’s where we’re at. John finally sees the beast and his armies and they’re all here. They’re all right. Then the beast was captured. And with him, the false prophet who worked signs in his presence by which he deceived those who received the Mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were cast alive in the Lake of fire burning with brimstone and the rest were killed with a sword,
which proceeded from the mouth of VM who sat on the horse and all the birds were filled with their flesh, done two verses. There’s your whole battle. There’s your whole judgment. I told you they it’s high climactic. Now the one past, the one thing I do want us to pay attention to here is you remember over in chapter 14, verse nine,
then the third angel followed them saying with a loud voice, if anyone worships the beast and his image and receives his Mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of his indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the Holy angels and in the presence of the lamb and the smoke of their torment,
ascends forever and ever. And they have no rest day or night who worship the beast or in his image and who received the Mark of his name. We went over in chapter 14 and we looked at that and we noticed where it comes from, that comes from the, the imagery comes from the old Testament. It comes from Sodom and Gomorrah. It comes from a Z kill and it is the destruction of a nation.
It is God’s judgment, enacted fire and brimstone. And it looks like hell, but this isn’t how the beast and the false prophet aren’t cast down into hell. They’re cast in the Lake of fire. Well, wait a minute. I thought hell was like a fire. Not here, not describing what hell is or isn’t here. It’s not here. The context is the judgment on Rome and God didn’t take the whole planet and every free and every slave man and all those who dwell on the earth and every King and every,
and the beast and judge them eternally right then didn’t happen. This is old Testament, fire and brimstone. This is old Testament judgment. This isn’t the final Hill. This isn’t B because more stuff happens after this. Believe it or not. So if we’re getting the day of judgment here, we got a problem. Okay. And if it’s not the day of judgment,
it’s not hell it is God’s judgment on Rome. So the rest were killed with a sword, which proceeded from the mouth of him who sat on the horse and all the birds were filled with their flesh. Okay. So we’re gonna, we’re gonna put a peg there, but the judging continues Sunday morning to be continued.dot.in parentheses.<inaudible> Good. Amen. Good to see everybody tonight had,
you could get out. We hope there’s a good match. Listening on the phone or computer ever, how you’re doing it. And we’re glad to have everybody with us. We got some announcements on our sick Dorothy and Rodale Jones are Janet Jones, Robin woods and Laurie white and Terry Waitley is feeling better. Sandra Trammell, Francis Redmond’s daughters in Baptist. Collierville in room two,
24. And Francis is the only one able to visit her. Now Sandy’s in a lot of pain and she has an enlarged spleen and a stone, but they’re not sure where the stone is, where they say kidney stone or gall bladder or whatever. And she would have more tests tomorrow. And at some point she will have her explain removed. Well,
that’s all of our sick and all of our announcements. So if you would do it, get a song look, and Michael Dale is going to be singing devotional there and Cozort, and Joe would have the closing prayer. I thank you Just quickly. I remembered when I got here and then I forgot to tell him before he got up here and did the announcements.
Jessica is very sick, like very sick. And in a lot of pain, they gave her some medicine that really messed her up really bad. And now she’s having to recover from the medicine with more medicine that they gave her. Hopefully it doesn’t mess her up anymore, but please keep her in your prayers. She’s really not doing well at all. Our song before devotional will be number 230.
My voice is not back all the way, but I will do the best I can for you and for the Lord. Number two, three, zero worthy art thou, Where are the praise is Christ red. Where are the<inaudible>? Where the<inaudible> where the, the, where the<inaudible>, where the<inaudible> glory and ah, where the<inaudible> where the,
the, Oh Lord, may we come before the, was he being filled with<inaudible> wisdom, man? Ah, may we scribe the glory? And ah, the, the, Oh, Oh, the<inaudible> where the<inaudible><inaudible> the heavens things getting heavy. Where the, where the, ah, if you could please Mark song number 905 yield not to temptation.
That’ll be the song of invitation. Number nine, zero five, Psalm chapter 78, Psalm 78 in verse one give the year, Oh My people to the law, incline your ears. To the words of my mouth. Psalmus writer calls Israel to open their ears. Jesus uses this phrase. He, that hath an ear to hear, let him hear.
Som was writer says, pay attention, listen. And then he says this, I will open my mouth in a parable. I will utter dark sayings of old, which we have heard and known Jesus wasn’t the first teacher come from God who uttered parables. Parable was, was a story, an earthly story with a heavenly meaning, a throw beside a comparison in the old Testament,
there were parables, but there were also dark sayings of old. And those were Proverbs, parables and Proverbs and things. We have known. It’s almost writer says, listen, listen, and hear what you already know. But he doesn’t just say, listen. He says, which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us, but notice this statement.
He says, we will not hide them from their children. Psalmus writer says you and I, we know these things because our fathers taught us, but we have a responsibility to pass them on to the children, their children. He says, telling to the generation to come the praises of the Lord and his strength and his wonderful works that he has done.
Psalmus writer wants us to remember. He wanted his generation to remember. He wanted those who had ears to hear, to remember what they had been taught, what they had been told, what they knew, but then they wanted them to pass on the things they had been taught, the things they had been told and the things that they knew to the next generation while each one of us is still alive.
There. Some, one coming along who doesn’t know what we know, who hasn’t seen, what we’ve seen, who doesn’t understand what we understand. And it is our responsibility to tell them what the Lord has done. And that goes for the Psalmus generation and every generation that’s ever been since then, we need to be those who proclaim the word of the Lord,
who teach the next generation. Because if we don’t, no one else will. If you’re here this evening and you’re outside, the body of Christ. Salvation is found in the word of God. Salvation is found in the Lord and it is the salvation of the Lord. That is one of those things that we are to declare to the next generation. If you’re here this evening and have an age of accountability and you have need to put Christ on in baptism,
you can do that tonight. If you’re a member of the body of Christ and you’ve drifted away from God, you can come back tonight. If you have need of the invitation, why not come now? As we stand in, as we sing<inaudible> he needs victory. Well, the two<inaudible><inaudible> dog passions,<inaudible>,<inaudible> us.<inaudible> save,
you know, to up you calm strength and<inaudible>, he is willing to a June. He well carry you through, Oh, with me, please. Their God, our father in heaven. We’re truly grateful into the, for the privilege that we’ve had this evening to come together, to stay to from your word, we pray father that we will always try to look to your word diligently.
Each day, we might be strengthened in our faith. Be strengthened as we go through life, we’ll be able to remain faithful until you we’re so thankful, dear father, that we have the blood of your son to cleanse us of our sins. And we pray father that as we go through life, that we’re able to reach others with the gospel, that we might always be mindful of the thoughts that were mentioned this evening,
from your word in Psalms, that we need to be teaching our young people, your word, and how they ought to conduct their lives and live their lives. They might be faithful to you and serve you and glorify you throughout the days. They have father help us to be mindful of those that have been mentioned that are ELL. And those that are in the hospital,
we pray that you be with the ones that had ministering to them, that they might do those things that are needed. Now we pray father that we might encourage one another as we have that ability on time that we might have strength in each other. And that we always try to reach out to those in this area with the gospel, bless us. As we continue to do your will help us each day that we draw closer to you and to one another.
And we pray for that home and have him with the Jesus. We pray. Amen.<inaudible>.