<inaudible><inaudible><inaudible><inaudible> Good morning.<inaudible> We’re continuing our study of revelation. We’re going to go over the questions from revelation chapter 21st, and then for those who glanced over the, the handout, you know, you might be expecting something a little different this morning. We are going to do something a little different this morning, because I want to, I want to take a few moments and we’ll talk about this more in just a minute,
but I want to take a few moments this morning, and we’ve talked a lot about old Testament passages and their influence on revelation. And before we get out of revelation, I actually want to spend one class going back and really just dipping our minds into those old Testament passages and getting some of the ideas out of them before we get into revelation chapter 21 and 22,
because, well, let me hold off on the, because I’ll get to that in a minute, but let’s start with a word of prayer and then we’ll go through the questions on 20. And I’ll circle back to that thought in a minute gracious father in heaven, we bow before you at this time grateful for the day that you’ve given to us for the life that we have and the health that we have,
the abilities we have to come together to study your word and to serve you. We are grateful for this day that you’ve granted to us, and we’re grateful for the rain that gives life to all the things on this earth. We’re grateful for every day that we see whether sunshine or rain, because we know that it is just one more reassurance that you are there.
We pray that you will be with those who are struggling because of illnesses, difficulties, injuries, ailments, or loss of loved ones, all these things that we deal with on a daily basis while in this life. And we pray that you will give us comfort and strength and that we will search for that comfort and strength in your word, that we will have faith and understanding concerning the things in this life and what is to come.
We pray this nation and the choices direction that it’s going, the choices that will be made and the direction that it goes will be those things that will open more doors of opportunity to teach the loss, to declare your name and to glorify you. We pray for the world and every nation, that those things will also be true as well. We pray for those in this community and our leaders here locally,
may they make wise decisions and strive to make decisions that are in accordance with your word. May we always seek to help those who are in need be kind to those who are unkind to us and live the example of your son in our lives. All this we pray in Jesus name, Amen Revelation, chapter 20, question one of these aspects of the vision,
which is literal a, the key beef bottomless pit. See the chain D the dragon E Satan or F the thousand years E Satan. Okay. In the midst of that chapter 20 verses one and two, the literal thing is the thing that is the explanation and not part of the vision. Verse two, what we have said, or, sorry, let me read that the way it’s written.
What have we said? The number 1000 or something multiplied by a thousand represents in revelation, completeness or perfection. Okay. What happens to the dragon after the thousand years Released for a little season or while question four, who’s sat and rained with Christ for a thousand years martyrs. Okay. That that’s important. It’s the martyrs that reign with him. Does the passage anywhere say that Christ reigned for only a thousand years?
No. It doesn’t. How many resurrections did John see? Two, Which one was literal or historical? I E bodily resurrection of people who had died Answers. Neither. Neither. Yeah. The first resurrection is the, the second resurrection is everybody else, but it’s all visionary. It’s all part of the vision. If there neither one of them is a literal bodily resurrection in the sense that we’re looking forward to when Christ returns.
Okay. Let’s see. Where was I? Question seven. What does Satan do when he is released? All right. He deceives the nations and gathers them to battle against who’s Satan, always fighting against Christ and the Christians. Okay. And he goes back to doing exactly what he was doing before he was thrown in the bottomless pit for a thousand years.
Okay. So he makes war or prepare for battle by what were the dead judged in the second resurrection By their works. Okay. What was cast into the Lake of fire? Death and hell or Hades, depending on which translation you’re using. Where did we see these two previously in the book. Okay. As the RA, the rider on the pale horse,
his, his death and Hades is following after him. That’s in revelation. What chapter? Chapter six. And it’s the fourth seal. Okay. So you could put for the answer there, you could put the, the pale horse revelation six, the sick, there were the fourth seal. Any of those are good answers to that question. Who else was cast into the Lake of fire?
Anyone not found in the book of life. Okay. So set aside revelation, chapter 20 for a minute in chapter 19 and 20 and 21 and 22, you’re seeing the progression of visions that tell trues. And like we talked about on Wednesday, we would be inconsistent to say to a pre millennialist, you need to be consistent on your interpretation. If you’re going to say it’s literal,
like the thousand years is literal, then everything around it has to be literal and you need to be consistent with that. So too, we have to be consistent. We talked about, like I said, we talked about this a little bit on Wednesday. If we’re going to say that the thousand years, this isn’t literal and the bottomless pit isn’t literal and the dragon isn’t literal in the sense of,
they declare trues about what God is doing and has done, but they’re not intended to be understood as historical events in history story. Then we also need to be consistent, okay. To then come to the last two chapters of revelation and flip-flop are hermaneutic art interpretation of the book. And immediately go now at chapter 21, everything you read here is literal,
and it’s going to happen when Christ returns number for two, for two reasons, that was a problem. Number one, you have things you can’t explain in chapter 21 and 22. If that’s your interpretation of chapters, 21, 22, we’ll get to that, that on Wednesday, there are things in this passage that if you interpret this as the day of judgment and heaven and eternity,
they make no sense. If you remain consistent, though, with the interpretation that we’ve had all the way through the book, which is, here’s what he said, I saw. Here’s what it means. You not only get the picture from the old Testament brought forward as John has done over and over and over and over and over in the book. But you also get trues that are timeless and pictures that are timeless,
that you can look at heaven and see those as a pluggable, trues for eternity. Okay. So what we’re going to do in this lesson today, and why probably won’t get through all these questions. We’re going to go through the questions that we handed out today. These are all old Testament passages. But what I want us to do is I want us to go through these old Testament passages,
because I don’t want you or anyone to it ever go through. And listen to me, teach revelation 21 and 22 and say, well, Aaron said it. That must be what it means. Cause that’s the terrible hermeneutics. Please don’t ever use that method of interpretation. Aaron said it, therefore it’s true. But also because I don’t want you to assume that because I’m saying all this stuff is in the old Testament that it’s actually there.
I want you to have it in your hands. I want you to look through the passages as we go through this morning. And if we don’t get all the way through the questions, I’m going to let you spend the rest of the time on your own study, filling these in because it’s all straight from the text. It’s all from the old Testament.
Well, we won’t spend two classes on it, but I want this information in your records, in your file. So that when you go back to your notes on 21 and 22, you go, where did he get all this stuff from? Well, here’s where it is. And by the way, even since I finished the questions, there’s more passages.
I wish I had included, but we’ll talk about them as we get through chapters 21, 22. So today is all old Testament. It’s all old Testament. And it’s all where all these pictures that we’re going to read about in 20 and 21 and 22, it’s where they all come from is the old Testament. And they’re as true today as they were when God gave them under a different law,
under a different covenant, to a different people. Okay? God spoke these things to Israel before Christ had ever come. And we need to learn and appreciate what God was saying and the truth of what he said and the pictures he used to declare that truth. So we’re going to begin in Isaiah chapter 11. All, most all of this will come from Isaiah,
but there’s, there’s more that could be gleaned from, from other books. We’ve got a few at the end, but we’re going to try and go through this as logically and, and contextually as possible. Isaiah chapter 11, we’re going to read a section. We’re going to answer some questions. So we’re going to begin with Isaiah 11 verses one through nine,
there shall come forth. A rod from the STEM of Jesse. I’ll make a few comments as we go through, but I’m not gonna spend a lot of time making comments where we won’t get anywhere close to finished. But the rod here is Christ. This is a, this is a prophecy concerning the Messiah. The STEM of Jesse and a branch shall grow out of his roots.
The spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him. The spirit of wisdom and understanding the spirit of counsel and mind, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord. His delight is in the fear of the Lord. And he shall not judge by the sight of his eyes nor decide by the hearing of his ears. But with righteousness, he shall judge the poor and decide with equity for the meek of the earth.
He shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth and with the breadth of his lips, he shall slay the wicked. What does God do to the wicked? And what member of the Godhead does it? All right, verse four, he shall strike the earth with his rod of the mouth. He shall slay the wicked. Okay? So he,
he destroys the, but which member of the Godhead is being prophesied about Jesus Christ. When you get over revelation chapter 19, how is Jesus Christ pictured On a white horse? The sword of his mouth is coming out and he’s defeating the wicked. The picture’s consistent. Okay. Verse five righteousness shall be the belt of his loins and faithfulness the belt of his waist.
Over in revelation 19, we read about him being girded about and a name that was written on his thigh and all of these things, these pictures of Christ over and over again. What is the branch wearing as a designation, righteousness and faithfulness. Okay. You go over to the, over to revelation and he’s called faithful and true. And you see his righteousness.
We’re just, we’re bringing forward. These pictures verses six through nine. The Wolf also shall dwell with the lamb. The leopard shall lie down with the young goat, the calf and the young lion and the fat laying together. And a child shall lead them. The cow and the bear show graze. Their young ones shall lie down together. The lion chilly straw,
like the ox, the nursing child shall play by a Cobra’s hole. And the wean child shall put his hand in the Vipers den. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my Holy mountain for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the water covers the sea as a result of the branches judgment. Okay? So he goes out,
he defeats the enemies of his, of God’s people as a result of the branches judgment and the knowledge of the Lord. What happens to the animal life? They live peacefully together. Now I got a question for you when the Messiah came and Jesus Christ walked on the earth and taught and died and was resurrected at what point in all that time, as Jesus was on the earth,
did the lion lay down with the lamb? Did the Wolf not attack anymore? Did the baby go near the Vipers den and stick his hand in the Vipers, Dan and not get bit, none of it, but what’s the picture when God destroys his enemies and he destroys them. So utterly there’s nothing left. Like the anguish pain, sorrow danger hurt,
nothing like that left God. So thoroughly destroys his enemies. Okay? That’s The picture is all the animal life stops being like animals. The truth is God’s. People are so secure. Nobody touches them. They can’t be hurt. Okay. There’s the picture. There’s the truth. Now let’s go to chapter 34. By the way, the pre-millennial lists are waiting for a day where lions and lambs lay down together,
physical lions and lambs Displaying that it’s not happening. Okay? God never intended for it to happen on this physical earth in that sense. Okay? Their pictures, their figures were being consistent all the way through chapter 34 verses one, let’s do one through four and then we’ll pick up verse six, chapter 34, verse one, come near you nations to hear and heed you.
People let the earth here and all that is in it, the world, and all things that come forth from it for the indignation of the Lord is against all nations. His fury against all their enemies are all their armies. He shall utterly destroy them. And he there, sorry. He shall enter to utterly destroy them. He has given them over to the slaughter.
Also their slain shall be thrown out. Their stint shall rise from their corpses and the mountains shall be melded with their blood. All the hosts of heaven shall be dissolved and the heavens shall roll up. Like us shall be rolled up like a scroll. All their hosts shall fall down as the leaf falls from the vine as the fruit falling from a big tree.
Okay. Question four. How complete is God’s judgment against the nations? Utterly 100% complete my wait a minute. Was there a time in old Testament history where God so judged all the people around Israel that there wasn’t a nation left on the face of the planet except Israel? No. Then the next question, when God judges, the nations what’s done away with,
so was there a time in Israelite history where God’s so judged the nations around Israel that heaven and earth just were gone and somehow Israel was still here. No. Now wait. Yeah. A minute over in revelation, chapter 21 and 22 in the end of chapter 20, what, what is, what goes away? What flees from the presence of God,
Heaven and earth and Wait a minute. There’s an, you know, I, I feel very unfortunate for some of my brethren who are now holding to a doctrine that there is going to be a new literal, physical heaven and new literal physical earth. When Christ returns, it comes from not being consistent with your interpretation of scripture. There’s no new heavens and new earth that we’re waiting for when Christ returns not a physical one no more than there was in Isaiah’s day.
But when Isaiah uses the picture and it speaks of a truth, John’s going to come along and use the same picture to speak of the same truth. Okay. Verse six down through, let’s do six through eight so we can get the latter portion. At the end. The sword of the Lord is filled with blood. It is made overflowing with fatness,
with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of Rams for the Lord has a sacrifice in Bosnia and a great slaughter in the land of Edam. The wild oxen shall come down with them. And the young bulls with the mighty bowls, their land shall be soaked with blood and their dust saturated with fatness for it is the day of the Lord’s vengeance.
The year of recompense for the cause of Zion. Why did the judgment come against the nations? The end of verse eight? Okay. God is bringing judgment against the enemies of his people. The vengeance is because of what they did to Zion his people. Okay? The nations are being judged here. Specifically. Bosnia Edam are being talked about, and the condemnation is how you treated.
My people go revelation. 19 revelation. Chapter 20 was God, say over and over again, you’re getting this, this judgment is coming on Rome. I’m bringing this destruction because of what you did to my people. Okay? Verse, verse nine, go down. I’m going to read down through the end of the chapter. It streams it’s streamed shall be turned into pitch that not Zion streams,
Edens streams. This is this whole chapter is a condemnation on Edam. Okay? It stream shall be turned into pitch. It’s dust into brimstone. Its land shall become a burning pitch. It shall not be quenched night or day. It smoke. Shelah sin forever from generation to generation. It shall lie. No one shall pass through it forever and ever.
All right, God says Edam. I’m turning you into a Lake of fire. I’m turning your land into that, which is covered by pitch and brimstone and fire. Now, was there a time when God turned Edam into a land of Fire? No. Okay. But verse 11 and here’s where you get the little glue. There’s not a literal Lake of fire.
It’s not a literal stream of fires. Now, literal land of pitch because what lives in it, all the animals he says, but the Pelican and the porcupine shall possess it. Also the owl and the Raven shall dwell in it. He shall stretch out over it. The line of confusion, the stones of emptiness, they shall call its Nobles to the kingdom,
but none shall be there. And all its princes shall be nothing. And thorn shall come up in its palaces, nettles and brambles in its fortresses. It shall be a habitation of jackals, a courtyard for ostriches. The wild bees of the desert shall meet with the jackals. The wild goat shall bleat with it, to its companions. Also the night creatures shall rest there and find for herself a place of rest.
Now you find do animals find themselves a place of rest and a Lake of fire or streams of brooms. No, no, that’s They are the arrow. Snake shall lay shall make her nest and lay eggs and hatch and gather them under her shadow. They are, shall be the Hawks or shall the Hawks be gathered every one with her mate search from the book of the Lord and read not one of these shall fail.
Not one shall lack her mate for my mouth has commanded it. And his spirit has gathered them. He has cast the lot for them and his hand has divided it among them with a measuring line. They shall possess it forever from generation to generation. They shall dwell in it. God says, I’ve measured you and I’ve measured your land and I’m giving it to the animals because I’m destroying you eat them.
And he would, okay. So What is the condition of the earth in this prophecy Thing about it in the figures, all right. Returned to nature, but God says I’m wiping it out. I’m I’m going to completely overtake it and destroy it and return it to nature. Okay. Chapter 35, Isaiah’s not finished. John’s not finished using his figures,
the wilderness and the wasteland. She’ll be glad for them. Let’s go down through verse seven wilderness in the wasteland. She’ll be, she’ll be glad for them. And the D the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the Rose. It shall blossom, abundant, abundantly, and rejoice. Even with joy in singing, the glory of Lebanon shall be given to it.
The excellence of caramel and Sharon. They shall see the glory of the Lord, the excellence of our God, strengthen the weak hands and make from the feeble knees, say to those who are fearful hearted, be strong and do not fear. Behold, your God will come with vengeance and will recompense with the recompense of gone. He will come and save you.
Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened. The ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then the lame shall leap like a deer in the tongue of the dumb she’ll sing for water, shall birth, forth, forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert. The parched ground shall become a pool and thirsty land Springs of water in the habitation of jackals,
where each lay there shall be grasped with reeds and rushes. A highway shall be there and a road. It shall be called the highway of holiness. The unclean shall not pass over it, but it shall be for others. Whoever walks the road shall the road. Although a fool shall not go astray, no lion shall be there nor shall any ravenous beast go up upon it.
It shall not be found there, but the redeem shall walk there. And the ransomed of the Lord shall return and come to Zion was singing with everlasting joy on their heads. They shall obtain joy and gladness and sorrow and sighing shall flee away. Okay. Chapter 35 verses one through four. What are the righteous told to do when the world is faced with this coming judgment?<inaudible> All right.
Be strong and fear. Not he’s coming to save you. Okay. Verses five year seven. What evidence is given of God, still being on their side.<inaudible> All right. The healing of the blind healing of the deaf, the healing of the lame and the healing of those who can’t speak, God, God hasn’t turned away. Now. Was there somebody who said,
you’ve seen this fulfilled in your hearing? Did somebody say to John’s disciples? Here’s the response you’d give to John. You’ve seen the deaf, hear the blind, see the lame walk and the silence speak. And who was that person? Christ. So, wait a minute. God says, I’m going to bring about judgment. I’m going to bring about destruction,
but I, my people to know I’m going to save them. And then he gives a whole bunch of figures in jail. Jesus says me these point to me, all right, watch this verses eight through nine. What is the mood or condition of those who walk on the highway of holiness? Okay, what are they doing though? They’re singing. And they’re at the end of verse 10,
what’s gone sorrow that somebody is going to say that anybody necessarily here, but somebody is going to say, when I get over revelation, chapter 21, that I’m going to read, there’ll be no more tears. And we sing that song, no tears in heaven. And we’re going to say, well, that can’t be on this earth because Christians still have things to be sorrowful about.
You’ve got to look at the figure and you gotta look at the truth. Here’s the picture of Israel, of the Messiah of the salvation, of the saved. And here’s the truth. God says, there’s no more cry. There’s no more tears. There’s no more sorrow. Why? Because you’ve come through all of the struggles, all of the trials,
all of the tribulation, all of the pain, all the things the beast brought upon you in revelation, under Rome. And now you’ve come through the other side and you’re not destroyed. You’re not in ashes. You’re not lame. You’re not any of those things. Why? Because he saved view. And let’s remember this. Even Paul said over in first Corinthians,
chapter 15, when he’s talking about death and the resurrection that we don’t sorrow, the way the world does, as those who have no hope. You and I, we face tears, sorrow loss, but so did the disciples of Christ. And yet he told them I’m departing from you for a little while. We experienced separation, but here’s the real truth.
Here’s the, here’s the underlying thing. God wants us to always remember. We sorrow in this life knowing there’s a life beyond it with him. So the picture of Israel in Isaiah 30 is never any sorrow again. Did that mean is real ever experienced a time where there was never any sorrow in their history? Again? No. It means as long as you’re righteous and you belong to God,
you have a time where you know, God’s with you. No matter what you go through, it’s a picture tells you a truth. Okay? I know we’re not going to get nearly, as far as I’m hope, chapter 42, Chapter 42, we’re just going to grab verses nine and 10, because you could just go all the way through the rest of the book of Isaiah.
But we don’t have time for that. Verses nine and 10 behold, the former things have come the past and new things I declare before they spring forth. I tell you of them. Okay? So verse nine, God says he does. He creates what he creates new things. The former things are gone and he creates new things. Okay? So verse who declares the quote new things before they exist,
who does that? God does. God tells you I’m going to do this. And he may not do it for a thousand years, but you can know assuredly that if he said he was going to do it, he’s going to do it. Okay. But then verse 10, saying to the Lord, a new song and his praise from the ends of the earth,
you who go down to the sea and all that is in it. You coast lands and all inhabitants of them. Isaiah calls upon God’s people to do what? Sing a new song. Now over in revelation, who is it that gets to sing a new song. There’s a specific number of them, 144,000, the 144,000 that are redeemed from the earth.
They get to sing a new song, but Isaiah’s people got to sing a new song. Israel got to sing a new song because every time God redeems his people, they get to sing a new song. There’s not a new song waiting for you in heaven. That has never been sung before. Other than the song of your redemption. That’s the song that gets sung.
Isaiah 43, verse one, actually, we’ll just do verse one. This is a fill in the blank. There’s a lot of the fill in the blanks at the end, because I knew we weren’t going to get all the way there. But again, I just want you to see those passages as they have 43 verse one. But now thus says the Lord who created you?
Oh, Jacob. And he who formed you O Israel. Fear. Not for, I have redeemed. You. I have called you by your name. You are mine. Every, sorry. God declares to Israel. I have blank. You Redeemed. I have called you by blank name.<inaudible> Your name? All right. Watch this because Isaiah’s going to do this very carefully.
He’s going to say through, God’s going to say through Isaiah, I called you by your name, but he follows it up with a statement and you are mine in a minute. He’s going to say, I gave you a new name. It was your name. I called you by it. Today is Isaiah’s birthday. And I told us as we were getting out of the van.
So, you know, it was today that I called you by your name, but it was eight years ago. You know, the day he was born, we gave him a new name, but it was his name. Okay. As Christians, we’re given a new name. God calls us by that name, but all throughout history, God’s given people new names.
Abraham didn’t stay Abraham. Did he? Jacob didn’t stay. Jacob. Did he? Okay. God gives Israel a new name. Notice here. Verse seven, chapter 43. Everyone who is called by my name, whom I have created for my glory. I have formed him. Yes. I have made him. Everyone who has called blank, whom I have created for my glory.
I have formed him. Yes. I have made him. Whose name are they called by? By my name. Okay. So God says, I’m going to call you by your name. And seven verses later, he says, and your name is my name. You Are part of me. Okay? Verse 15, chapter 43. I am the Lord.
Your Holy one, the creator of Israel. Your King question. Fear question 15. I am the Lord. Your Holy one, the blank of Israel, your King creator. Okay. Back in chapter 42, God says I make new things. And I tell about the new things. Before I make them over in chapter 43, he says, I’m going to call you by your name.
And your name is my name. And I am the creator of Israel. When you create something, nobody else has created it before. When you create something, what do you have the rights to do? Call it whatever you want. God says, I’m the one who did this and I get to call it what I want. Okay. You’re seeing here over and over and over and over and over again.
I’m in charge. And when I judge out of that judgment, I make new things. Little later on in these chapters, you’re going to see God saying, I’m going to create you a new, I’m going to do a new heavens and a new earth, new Jerusalem, but you’re going to have to go through the birthing process where you go through the pain and out of which comes something new.
Okay? Here’s this picture being used over and over again. Chapter 43 verses 18 through 21. Do not remember the former things nor consider the things of old behold. I will do a new thing. Now it shall spring forth. Shall you know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. The bees of the field will honor me the jackals and the ostriches because I give waters in the wilderness and rivers in the desert to give drink to my people.
My chosen one. Now, when did God do that? When did God make a stream out of the desert? In history? Yeah. In the wilderness with Israel, he did it for real in history. And now he’s using it as a figure. Okay. Imagine if you were one of those animals, it spends his entire life in the wilderness,
looking for water, just to be able to make it through another day. And suddenly a spring shows up out of the middle of nowhere because God decided to give drink to his people and you get the by-product. You get a stream that shows up out of nowhere. Okay? There’s the picture. This people I have formed verse 21 for myself. They shall declare my praise.
What does he create in this passage? All right. The stream in the wilderness. Hold on to the picture. The waters of life. Now over in revelation, 21 and 22 in the midst of the garden flow the waters of life. And where do they start? Where do they originate from the throne of God? Okay. We’re not done yet.
Let’s let’s grab a couple more chapter 62 verses one through four for Zion’s sake. I will not hold my peace. And for Jerusalem sake, I will not rest until her righteousness goes forth. As a, as brightness in her salvation. As a lamp that burns the Gentiles shall see your righteousness and all Kings your glory. You shall be called by a new name,
which the mouth of the Lord will name. When everyone sees the glory of God’s people, they will be called by a new what a new name, verse three. You shall also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord and a Royal diadem in the hand of your God, you shall no longer be termed forsaken, nor shall your land anymore.
Be termed desolate, but you shall be called<inaudible>. I don’t know what that means, but I can’t hardly pronounce it. And your land Beulah, we’ve got a song in our songbook Beulah land. Okay. That’s where it comes from. Okay? God says your land used to be called what and what?<inaudible>. And desolate is not gonna be called that anymore.
Okay. Back over to chapter 62 verses 11 and 12. Now wait a minute. Hold on. When you look in revelation, 19 and 20 was God due to the earth, destroys it with the plagues, with the bowls, with all those things, it destroys the entire planet in apocalyptic form. Just like over here in Isaiah chapter 62, God says you and your land,
you were desolate. You were forsaken. You were destroyed verses 11 and 12. Indeed. The Lord has proclaimed to the end of the world, say to the daughter of Zion, Shirley, your salvation is coming behold. His reward is with him and he has work before him. They shall, and they shall call them the Holy people, the redeemed of the Lord.
And you shall be called, sought out a city, not forsaken four terms here. God says Israel, you were forsaken and desolate. I had white. Do you out Now? Here’s your new description. Here’s what you’re going to be called. Four things. Number one, the Holy people. Number two, the redeemed of the Lord. Number three,
saw it out. Saw it after you don’t S you don’t search for something that’s forsaken. You don’t search for something that’s desolate. You, you don’t go looking for a group of people that are, that are destroyed. So if they’re sought out, they’re not that anymore. Are they they’ve become something new and a city for sacred or city, not for sake.
Excuse me. All right. We’re going to pick up on Wednesday. We were going to cover just a few, probably about five of these others, but I encourage you go through the rest of this list this week for Wednesday, fill in these blanks, fill in these holes and get a picture of this. God saying over and over and over in the old Testament,
prophets, I’m going to do this. I’m going to judge your enemies. I’m going to destroy them. So thoroughly it’s as if I wipe the entire face of the planet clean, and then I’m going to make something new. And a number of times you’re going to read new heavens and new earth or new Jerusalem and the picture over and over and over again in the profits is Jerusalem restored the way God wanted it to be.
And that’s the picture we’re going to get in revelation 21 and 22. We’ll talk about that more on Wednesday. Thank you.<inaudible><inaudible><inaudible><inaudible><inaudible><inaudible> Good morning. Good to see everybody here this morning. On the rainy day, we need a little rain from time to time, but anyway, it’s good to see everybody. If you a Vistor we’d appreciate it.
If you’d fill out a visitor’s card, so we’d have a record of your attendance and just lay it back there on the table. When you get through or lay it there on the seat, if you hadn’t picked up your Lord’s supper, it’s back there on the table, and that’d be a good time while we’re making announcements for you to do that. We need to remember our sick,
when our sick list at Jones or Dorothy Wilson, Janet Joan, Robbie woods, Laurie white, Jessica Dale, Sandy Trammell, and Terry and Patricia Wheatley and Gary Whaler. We announced last week that he was going to have to have surgery again. And they went in and he had had bypass surgery, but they found some stints that were a block and they had to put five stents in him.
So he is, he is back at home. Now I got a card from a lucky and bed, Lou, and thank from the bottom of your heart with a, with a floral arrangement, looking, I appreciate the thoughtfulness and more than you’ll ever know, maybe it won’t be too much longer though. They can be back with us. They’re staying at home because of the COVID threat.
And I will put the card back here on the bulletin board. That’s all of our announcements. Aaron is going to leave singing this morning. Eric Howelsen Has opening prayer. Jay Schaeffer has the Lord supper. Michael Darrell has the sermon and her Springer has the closing prayer. Thank you. Good morning. Take your som books and open them to number two.
We’ll make mention of this right now, in case I forget. Unlike some services where we have some songs in the songbook that aren’t on the slides this morning, we have a few songs on the slides that aren’t in the songbooks, but all the songs will be on the slides this morning. I hope. There we go. All right. I’m feeling better now.
Number two, we praise thee. Oh God, We Praysee. Oh God. For the song.<inaudible><inaudible> the glory. Hallelujah. Oh man.<inaudible> we praise<inaudible><inaudible><inaudible> Oh, glory and praise to the lamb. That was saying<inaudible> every saying hallelujah, glory. Hallelujah. Oh man.<inaudible> no glory.<inaudible> Oh, glory and praise to the God of all grace<inaudible> hallelujah.
Glory.<inaudible> and<inaudible><inaudible> Song. Before opening. Prayer will be number 827, 827. Sweet hour of prayer sing all three verses sweet<inaudible>. That calls me from<inaudible> besides me. My<inaudible> all my wants and wishes. No. In seasons of distress angry. My soul has often Foundry the and off this gave the<inaudible> sweet<inaudible> Hey son to a blaze<inaudible> is<inaudible>.<inaudible> wait for the sweet,
sweet<inaudible> to him whose truth and facts.<inaudible>. So to<inaudible> me see his face<inaudible> and trust his gray<inaudible> on him. My<inaudible> way for the sweet<inaudible> God, our father in heaven. We come to you at this time, thanking you for another opportunity to assemble here this morning, to sing songs, praise your great name, but most importantly,
study another portion of your word, Lord. I know we don’t mention it often enough, but there are those amongst our congregation here and in the world that have been improving from their elements. And we know it’s because of you in your love and care for each and every one of us. So we want to thank you at this time, for those that have shown some improvement.
And Lord also, we ask that you continue to reach out to those who are ailing, whether it’s from sickness or from recent losses in the family and give them the love and support that only you can so that they continue to have faith in you and know that you are truly in control of everything. And we thank you for that. As we prepare to hear another portion of your word,
we ask that you help brother Michael, have a ready recollection of what he is going to bring to us from your word. We ask that you help each and every one of us focus on the message that is brought to us here today, so that we can take it and analyze it, apply it to our lives, to make us better servants of yours here on earth,
that we may be your shining light to those that have either fallen away from your word or worse yet, have not had the opportunity to hear your word or have not listened to your word so that they may also have the same opportunity. We do that as opportunity to live with you forever in Eternity. When this earth is over, we bring these prayers to you at this time through your son,
Jesus name. Amen. This next song is one of those songs. It’s not in the book off. We come together. We’ll sing the song in preparation, prepare our minds for the Lord’s supper Off week.<inaudible> on this whole lead, eh,<inaudible><inaudible> to see may we all live in truth and<inaudible> the may week<inaudible><inaudible> to see may weigh all in truth and speak.<inaudible> the may we all<inaudible> take this.<inaudible> to see may we all live in truth and speak the,
As we come to this very special time in our let’s displace all the worldly thoughts from our minds and focus upon jesus’ death and what it means to us. I just pray heavenly father. We’re so grateful for the privilege we have to assemble about this table. Being part of your children. We’re grateful for the love that you’ve manifested toward us. And the fact that you have provided through your son a means for the perpetuation of our sins.
As we partake of this bread, help us to remember that it was his body that was sacrificed on that cruel cross. We ask all of these things in, through his name. We continue our Thanksgiving, heavenly father for this fruit of the vine, which represents his blood, that horses away our sins. As we partake of it, let us examine ourselves and find ourselves truly worthy of that sacrifice.
It’s in Jesus name. We pray. We find this a convenient time to offer prayer for our offerings. And let’s go once again to God and prayer, heavenly father were indeed grateful. The multitude of material blessings you is so richly bestowed upon our lives. We are indeed a blessed nation. We’re a blessed community, and we’re a blessed church. Help us to always remember that we are merely stewards of these blessings that we do not really deserve.
So any of the things that are given to us through, through you, We ask that you accept our prayers on our Thanksgiving for this in Jesus name that we pray. Amen. Imitation song is not in your song book, but it will be on the overhead. And it is come to the feast. If you would turn to number 467, if you are following the book,
467, let’s sing this song for a brother. Michael comes and preaches to us 467, better turn to the right page, or I’m going to leave the wrong song. Sing all three verses Will your rank hold in the storms of life. When the clouds on full wings of straw life, when those strong times lift and cables strain<inaudible> we have an Inca that keeps us so steadfast.<inaudible> fastened to the rock,
which<inaudible> rounded from Andy in the same<inaudible><inaudible> and cables fast from his heart to mind.<inaudible> so<inaudible> and<inaudible> when the breakers I’ve told<inaudible> though, the 10 best rage and the wild winds blow angry wave<inaudible> fastened to the wrong<inaudible> Andy<inaudible><inaudible> when the water’s cold, too low, late is on the rising tide.<inaudible> pass into the rock,
which can move around it from Andy<inaudible> when our eyes be Oh, through the guy,<inaudible> where those storms all pass for<inaudible> or<inaudible> keeps. So<inaudible> pass into the rock.<inaudible> Good morning. My brothers and sisters in Christ. I haven’t, I haven’t said this for a little while, but I want to let you know how important your congregation is to our family,
your love and your support and everything that you do really encourages us and helps us to make it through these exasperating tests and things that we have in school. But it’s a blessing to be able to get up here and preach to you. God’s word, and, and know that that you’re listening this morning. I want to speak about trusting in God’s promises.
Let’s read from Hebrews six, 13 through 20. Our main texts will be taken from Hebrews chapter six, and we’ll read verses 13 through 20 for when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater. He swear by himself saying surely blessing. I will bless thee and multiplying. I will multiply thee. And so after he had patiently endured,
he obtained the promise for men barely swear by the greater and an oath for confirmation is to them. An end of all, strife wherein God willing, more abundantly to show unto the heirs of promise. The immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath that by two immutable things in which it is, it was impossible for God to lie. We might have a strong consolation who have fled for refuge to lay,
hold upon the hope set before us, which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure. And steadfast. And which entrust into that within the veil, whether the 4runner is for us entered, even Jesus made in high priest forever. After the order of milk has a deck as Christians, we have a steadfast hope. If we trust in the promises of God and life,
there may have been many promises that we have received, but relatively few of them can be relied upon to be kept. We are sometimes given the promise of an acquaintance to be paid back alone, that we have given them. And if that promise does not come to fruition, then we must learn to deal with the consequences and either no longer have that acquaintance or forgive them of the debt that they owe us.
Some of us may have been given the promise of a loved one to come back from war only to have tragedy strike. And we must learn how to handle the pain of that broken promise. Sometimes we must even learn to deal with a broken promise from a parent because they’re just not capable of keeping said promise due to some unforeseen situation. And we have to work through that broken promise and push forward because we can,
with God, we can always trust that his promises will be kept every single time. And as Christians, this gives us a hope that is sure and steadfast through the inspired word we can trust in God’s promises because God keeps the promises that he makes God cannot lie. And God gives us hope. Let us consider a few examples in scripture that proved to us that God keeps the promises he made.
He makes, but first we must understand what a promise is. The word promise in the Greek is upon glow, which according to Strong’s dictionary is to pledge to do something or to assert something respecting oneself. The word promise, according to the world and dictionary.com means to assure someone that one will definitely do give or arrange something or undertake or declare that something will happen.
So a promise from God is something, excuse me, that we can be assured will definitely happen because there being no greater, he swore it by himself. Let’s read again, verse 13 of Hebrews, chapter six for when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater. He swore by himself and then go down to verse 16 for men verily swear by the greater and an oath for confirmation is to them.
An end of all, strife wherein God willing, more abundantly to show unto the heirs of promise. The immutability of his counsel confirmed it by his oath. We can read that God has the ability to fulfill his promises everywhere in the scripture, but God’s word accomplishes what he pleases. We can see an Isaiah chapter 55 in verse 11, turn with me to Isaiah chapter 55 and verse 11.
So shall my word be that go with forth out of my mouth. It shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that, which I please, and it shall prosper. And the thing where on two, I sent it whenever God uses his voice to make a promise, it’s going to happen. It’s going to prosper wherever he sends his word.
Abraham had faith that God could deliver on his promises. Turn with me to Romans chapter four, Romans chapter four, and we’ll read verses six verses 16 through 21, Romans four 16 through 21. Therefore it is a faith that it might be by grace to the end. The promise might be sure to all the seed, not to that only, which is of the law,
but to that also, which is of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all, as it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations before him, whom he believed even God who quickened at the dead and call it those things, which be not as though they were who against hope, believed in hope that he might become the father of many nations,
according to that, which was spoken. So shall thy seed be and being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead when he was about and hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah’s womb. He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief. He did not waver on this promise, but was strong in faith, giving glory to God and being fully persuaded,
that what he had promised, he was able to perform amazing faith, that we all should have to know that whatever the Lord has promised us, it’s going to come to fruition. It’s going to come to fruition. Now let us consider some of the examples of God’s. Another example of God, keeping his promise. Joshua explained that all God’s promises were fulfilled.
Turn with me to Joshua chapter 21, the book of Joshua chapter 21. And we’ll read verse 45 and very last verse Air failed, not out of any good thing, which the Lord had spoken unto the house of Israel all came to pass all of it again, Joshua pronounced that not one thing God promised had failed, not a single thing. Joshua chapter 23,
just a couple of chapters over in verses 14 and 15, Joshua 23, 14 and 15 And B, hold this Stay. I am going the way of all the earth and you know, in your hearts and in your souls, that not one thing I failed of all the good things, which the Lord, your God speak concerning. You all are come to pass on to you.
And not one thing has failed thereof. Therefore it shall come to pass that as all good things are, come upon you, which the Lord, your God promised you. So shall the Lord bring upon you all evil things until he have destroyed you from off this good land, which the Lord your God has given you the Lord’s promises, swings both ways.
Doesn’t it. He promises to do good and you’ll get good. But if he promises to do bad, you better be careful not one promise God gave through Moses failed. Either. An example of this is found in first Kings chapter eight and verse 56, first Kings chapter eight and verse 56, blessed be the Lord that have given rest unto his people.
Israel, according to all that, he promised there have not failed. One word of all his good promise, which he promised by the hand of Moses, his servant, no promises the Lord ever gives do not come true. They always come true. And having an understanding that God has the ability to fulfill his promise and reading of some of the accounts where his promises were fulfilled.
We must also understand that God cannot lie. It is impossible. We can read that God is not a liar on several accounts because lying is impossible for God. Hebrews chapter six, let’s go back to our main text, Hebrews chapter six, and we’ll read verse 18. He retracted her six verse 18 that by two immutable things, that’s his promise in his oath in which it was impossible for God to lie.
We might have a strong consolation who have fled for refuge to lay, hold upon the hope set before us. God is not a man like us. And though, therefore he cannot lie. Let me see this in numbers. Chapter 23 and verse 19 numbers, 2319, God is not a man that he should lie. Neither. The son of man that he should repent hath.
He said, and shall he not do it? Or has he spoken? And shall he not make it good when God speaks, it’s going to happen? He’s not like us. We can say something. And through certain circumstances, it doesn’t come to fruition. But God, when he says something it’s going to happen every single time, Paul proclaimed that God could not lie through the inspiration of the Holy spirit in Titus chapter one verses one and two Titus chapter one verses one and two.
Okay. Paul, a servant of God, an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect and the acknowledging of the truth, which is after godliness and hope of eternal life, which God that cannot lie promised before the world began. We have that hope of eternal life because God can not lie. And he promised it to us to comp to comprehend how it is that God cannot lie.
All one needs to look at is God’s inner character, his character, who he is first God is light first, John one five first John chapter one, verse five. Then this is the message which we have heard of him and declare unto you, that God is light and in him is no darkness at all. Another character of God, every good and perfect gift is from him.
For James chapter one in verse 17, James chapter one, verse 17, every good gift and every perfect gift is from above and cometh down from the father of lights, with whom there is no variableness neither shadow of turning. He does not vary in what he says. Everything he gives is perfect. Everything including his promise God’s way is perfect. Another great character of God,
Psalm 18 and verse 30, the 18th Psalm in verse 30 As for God, his way is perfect. The word of the Lord is tried. He is a buckler to all those that trust him. God is also just Psalm 50 and verse six, three to this, the 50th Psalm and verse six, and the heaven shall declare his righteousness for God is judge himself.
So the law, he is a just God, God is also merciful. That’s how we know he cannot lie. Romans chapter six and verse 23. Turn with me to Romans chapter six in verse 23, a well-known verse to many but not so well known to all for the wages of sin is death. Wouldn’t it be sad if it just stopped right there for the wages of sin is death,
but it doesn’t because in God’s mercy, the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ. Our Lord one in the amazing mercy we have through Christ through God in our sin, we could be lost in our sin. He doesn’t owe us anything, but through his great character, he gives us mercy. God is also love. First John chapter four verses seven through nine first John chapter four verses seven through nine beloved.
Let us love one another for love is of God and everyone that loveth is born of God and know with God he that loveth not no with not God for God is love. And this was manifested the love of God toward us because that God sent his only begotten son into the world that we might live through him. God is also all powerful turn with me to job.
Chapter 12, verses seven through 10 job, chapter 12, verses seven through 10. Okay? But as now the bees and they shall teach thee and the fowls of the air and they shall tell thee or speak to the earth and it shall teach thee. And the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee who know with not, and all these that the hand of the Lord hath wrought this.
And whose hand is the soul of every living thing and the breadth of all man kind. God is amazingly powerful. And this shows his character. God is righteous, Isaiah 41 and verse 10, Isaiah chapter 41 and verse 10 fear. Doubt not for, I am with him. Be not dismayed for, I am thy God, I will strengthen the yea.
I will help the yea. I will uphold the, with the right hand of my righteousness. God cannot lie because he is righteous. And most importantly, God cannot lie because he is infinitely. Holy first, Peter chapter one verses 15 and 16, read with me first, Peter chapter one verses 15 and 16. But as he, which has called you is Holy.
So be ye Holy in all manner of conversation, because it is written. Be ye Holy for, I am Holy. Our father is Holy and in him, there is no darkness. That is something we can look to to know that he can not lie less. His promises will always be fulfilled. And now that we know that God keeps his promises and that he cannot lie to us because it is not in him to lie.
It is impossible for him to lie. We can know that the oath of his promise as an anchor to the soul, thus God gives us hope. God’s faithfulness is our Sharon’s. God is faithful. If we follow his commandments, if there is, there is something there. If we follow his commandments, Deuteronomy chapter seven in verse nine, Deuteronomy chapter seven and verse nine,
know therefore that the Lord thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth, covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations. God is faithful to us in our temptation. We can rely on him for that first Corinthians chapter 10 verses 12 and 13 first Corinthians chapter 10, verses 12 and 13 wherefore.
Let him that think as he standed take heed, lest he fall there. APH, no temptation you, but such as is common to man. But God is faithful who will not suffer you to be tempted above that. Ye are able, but will with the temptation also make a way to escape that she may be able to bear it. And because of this,
God is faithful to guard us against the evil one. Turn with me to second Thessalonians, chapter three in verse three second, Thessalonians chapter three and verse three again, but the Lord is faithful who shall establish you and keep you from evil. We can rely on God because of his faithfulness. God is faithful and he is just first John chapter one, verse nine first John chapter one and verse nine.
If we confess our sins, he, God is faithful. And just to forgive us, our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness, God is faithful to everyone, to you, to me, to everyone in the world, Psalm one 19 and verse 90 turn with me to the 119th Psalm and verse 90. I faithfulness is unto all generations, thou hast established the earth and it abideth.
He’s faithful to everyone. And he is faithful forever. Just a couple of chapters back in Psalm, Psalm chapter 117, verse two for his merciful. Kindness is great toward us and the truth of the Lord. And<inaudible> forever. Praysee the Lord. We know that God is faithful because Jesus is the proof of his faithfulness. Romans chapter five in verse eight,
Romans chapter five and verse eight. Yeah, God, commendeth his love toward us. And that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us while we were yet sinners, he still keeps his promise. He looks down on all of us as his children. And even though we were sinners, he kept his promise and sent the savior for us because of God’s faithfulness.
We have a hope that is both sure. And steadfast. Our hope is an anchor of the soul. Turn with me back to our original text in Hebrews chapter six. And we’ll look at verse 19, Hebrews six 19, which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, both sure. And steadfast as our hope. Our hope is a hope that goes into heaven itself beyond the veil,
because Jesus has Pierce that veil for us continue reading in verse 19. Let’s just read the whole verse again, which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure. And steadfast, and which entering into that within the veil, Jesus says Pierce that veil. We don’t have to have a high priest for us to go before God anymore. Now we have an open door to God through Jesus.
Our hope is a hope built upon a foundation of Jesus’s priesthood. Read with me right down verse 20 and Hebrews chapter six, whether the former owner four runner is for us entered. Even Jesus made in high priest forever. After the order of milk has a deck, we can read of this coming and know that it came to fruition in Psalm chapter 110,
the entirety of Psalm chapter 110 Psalm chapter 110. The Lord said unto my Lord, sit down at my right hand until I make mine enemies. A footstool. The Lord shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion rule vow in the midst of dine enemies. My people shall be willing in the day of thy power in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning,
thou has the do of the youth. And here’s, here’s the main verse here. The Lord has sworn and will not repent thou art, a priest forever. After the order of milk has a deck. Our hope is in the appearing of Christ. This is where our hope comes from Titus chapter two, verses 11 through 14, Titus chapter two verses 11 through 14 for the grace of God,
that brings salvation. Hath appeared to all men, teaching us denying ungodliness and worldly lust. We should live. So Burley, righteously, and godly in this present world. Lucky for that blessed hope and the glorious appearing of the great God and our savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity and purify on to himself.
A peculiar people, zealous of goods. Good works. The fruition of God’s promise. Jesus came for us as Christians. We have a steadfast hope. If we trust in the promises of God, I mean, what is a relationship without trust? It’s not really a relationship at all. God. He has shown us in his word that he is faithful and steadfast in his promises time and time again,
it just read the entirety of the book. Every single page you can see God is fulfilling his promises in life. We are sometimes confronted with tragedies, troubles and disappointments. And through these experiences, we are to continue to hold tight to the Lord. It is through these experiences that we are able to show God just how much we truly trust him. We can do this because we know God is the God.
And he keeps his promises. You know that God will keep his promises because it, because it is not in his nature to lie, it is impossible because God keeps his promises. He gives us a hope of our salvation. I want to leave you with a verse from one of my favorite hymns, standing on the promises, standing on the promises that cannot fail when the howling storms of doubt and fear of sale by the living word of God,
I shall prevail standing on the promises of God, standing, standing, standing on the promises of God, my savior standing, standing. I am standing on the promises of God. There’s one promise that we can be sure of. And that is if we do, as God commands, we have the hope of eternal life through Christ Jesus, our Lord.
Amen. In order to enjoy the blessed promise of eternal life, we must first heed the commandment to hear his word and not just here, but here with an understanding to bring us to faith, Romans 10, 17, to be honest of his blessed promise and not die in our sins. We must also, I believe that Jesus is the Christ. The son of the living God,
John eight 24, the promise of eternal life is within our reach. If we obey the command of the father to repent and return to him as his child acts 1730, yet another simple command we are to obey is to ensure we receive the promise of eternal life is the confession of Jesus says the Christ, the son of the living God before all men,
Matthew 10 32, another easy command to enjoy eternal life is to be immersed for the forgiveness of our sins. Acts 2216. And the final command though. It is hard. Sometimes it may seem hard, but it is not grievous. And that is to stay faithful to the Lord until your earthly life has ended. And then we can receive our crown of righteousness in heaven.
First, John one, six and seven in revelation, two 10. If you have yet to hear God’s blessed to commands, the water of baptism are ready for you. Come share in the true promise with us and God’s promise in Christ. Or if you have faltered in your belief of God’s promise and need the prayers of the saints. We are here for you.
Remember the fervent prayer of a righteous man avail as much, James, five 16, whatever you need, please come forward. As we stand in scene,<inaudible> all things are ready. Come to the<inaudible><inaudible> Oh, things are ready.<inaudible> wow. He ways to welcome the<inaudible> all things are ready. Come to the<inaudible><inaudible> God,<inaudible> he?
The<inaudible> Michael. We appreciate that lesson and appreciate it every time that you’re able to come before us and preach. I don’t think I’m the only one who, who recognizes this, but Michael’s come a long way from the very first lessons that he gave you. You, we see this over and over again, and it’s easier for us to see it,
that it is for the person who’s going through it to see it. But every time we have a student, we see them come in and say same with Eric. When he was here, the, the presentation abilities that he had when he got here and the presentation abilities that he had when he left were very much not like each other, but it’s good to see that growth,
not only in content, but also in delivery over time, that happens with the students. Take your songbooks. If you will, and turn the number 452 will be on the slides as well. We’re going to sing the first and last verses of standing on the promises. And then we’ll be led in our closing prayer. Appreciate all of our visitors for being here,
encourage you to be back on Wednesday night and mindful, especially of those who are online or, or on the phone And her listening from afar. We want you to know, we love you. And we miss you 452 standing on the promises first and last verses. And then brother Murray will lead us in our closing prayer, standing on the problem. This is<inaudible> glory.
And a high is I will shout Dan saying, standing on the promise is I’ve gone.<inaudible> standing on the promises of God.<inaudible>, I’m standing on the promises of God. Standing on the problem is I can, ah, all listening.<inaudible> all standing on. The promise is<inaudible> standing on the promises of God.<inaudible>, I’m standing on the promises of God With me fleet our God and our father in heaven.
We’re thankful for this opportunity that has been ours to assemble ourselves together as the church and to worship the father in spirit and in truth. We’re thankful for the message that we heard today, help us to keep it in our hearts father, that we might not sin against thee. We ask that you would continue to give us our sins. As we repent of them,
we ask that you would be with us and help us to get through this pandemic, asked you to be with the whole world father. And if it’d be that, we’ll take this thing away, give us healing and recovery from it. We asked did you would be with those who are sick father, not able to be with us. We asked that you would touch him with your heating hand and restore them back to their house.
These many blessings. And we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.