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Today Daily Devotional
Beautiful New Dwelling Place

Today Daily Devotional

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022


I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. — Revelation 21:2 God doesn't tell us exactly what his coming kingdom will be like. But God does give us some pictures in the Bible to help us look forward in hope. In Revelation 21, John describes a vision of the new heaven and new earth. He sees the city of Jerusalem coming down out of heaven. In the world as John knew it, the people could go to the temple in Jerusalem to be with God. But in this vision, the city comes down out of heaven to be with the people. John describes the city as “a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.” The city was radiant, looking beautiful for the sake of celebration and love. All of this sounds nice, but the best news comes when John hears what this means. A voice tells him that the coming of this beautiful city means that God will now live with his people. Because of the presence of God, in the new heaven and earth there will be “no more death or mourning or crying or pain.” God will restore his creation to complete wholeness and peace. When you face death or mourning or crying or pain in your life today, take courage. Though these things are very difficult, they are not forever. God will make all things new. God of hope, be near to us in our struggles. Give us courage to face the unknown future. Give us trust that we can know that you will make all things new. Amen.

First Baptist Church, Keller, TX
The Population Of Heaven 06 - 26 - 22

First Baptist Church, Keller, TX

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 37:09


In Revelation chapter 4, the Apostle John is ushered into the throne room of heaven. Because he was allowed to write down what he saw, we have our clearest picture of what heaven is like.

Dover Assembly of God
Seven Bowls of God's Wrath | Revelation – Week 30

Dover Assembly of God

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022


In Revelation 16, seven angels pour out seven bowls of God’s wrath on those who have rejected God and taken the mark of the beast. They find themselves covered with sores and scorched by the sun as they’re forced to drink from rivers and springs that have been turned to blood. In verse 15, we […]

Green Pond Bible Chapel Sermons
The Unusual Victory of the Christian Life [Revelation 14:1-5] - Revelation

Green Pond Bible Chapel Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 41:11


In Revelation 14:1-5 we learned to fight the dragon by following the Lamb.

Dover Assembly of God
Seven Angels With Seven Plagues | Revelation – Week 29

Dover Assembly of God

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022


In Revelation 15, John sees a vision of 7 angels with 7 last plagues that bring completion to God’s wrath. He also sees those who were victorious over the beast worshiping the Lamb, singing the song of Moses. God’s long suffering has ended and it’s time for judgment to come on those who have refused […]

Real Life Church Podcast
Part 3 - The Throne and the Lamb

Real Life Church Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022


In Revelation 4 and 5 John gets a peek at Heaven and what's happening there and once again, what John expects isn't what he finds. There are some familiar descriptions though as John describes the throne room of the Most High God which was conveyed strength and unlimited power to the persecuted followers stuck on earth.

Green Pond Bible Chapel Sermons
Watch Out for Fake Lambs [Revelation 13:11-18] - Revelation

Green Pond Bible Chapel Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 44:47


In Revelation 13:11-18 we learned that the only antidote for worship of the beast is worship of the Lamb.

Broadcasts – Christian Working Woman
I Know Where You Live – 2

Broadcasts – Christian Working Woman

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 3:00


In Revelation 2, we see what Jesus says to the church in Pergamum, "I know where you live—where Satan has his throne. Yet you remain true to my name” (Revelation 2:13a). I can relate to that church, can't you? We live in a foreign land where temporarily Satan is in charge. And sometimes it feels like we're aliens from Mars or something, because we are often out of place in this satanically-controlled world. But Jesus says to us what he said to the church in Pergamum: I know where you live—in the midst of a society that laughs at God's principles of sexual purity. Dear friends, we must not let this world system shove us into its mold when it comes to sexual principles and standards. I remember when thousands of young people in Florida made a pledge to live celibate, pure lives, and not have sex until married. The media hardly covered the story, and when they did, it was as though these were just a small group of weird young people making this ridiculous pledge to live a pure sexual life. The world actually believes it's not only ridiculous, but impossible to live by Christian principles regarding sex. When we suggest that teaching abstinence before marriage is the best way to be healthy and contented, they react with condescension and disbelief. You can't expect people to abstain from sex, they say, just because they're not married. May I say something very clear and plain: It is certainly possible for unmarried people to live celibate lives. That is not mission impossible, and it is not weird. Oh, it will take discipline and self-control, but anything worthwhile requires discipline and self-control. Don't be deceived by the messages you hear all around you, either for yourself or your children. It is possible to live pure lives even in this world. Remember, Jesus knows where we live. He knows we are bombarded with illicit sex all the time; he knows how the standards have been lowered in our society with the sexual revolution. But he also knows that if we lower our standards, we will pay a terrible price, just as many have already. Don't lower your standards; don't be intimidated by the people around you who talk as though free sex is normal and natural. It is not free; it is very costly, and you will pay a high price if you don't live a pure life. Jesus knows where you live, and he wants you to remain true to his name right there where you are. He'll give you the power to do it, so don't give up.

Green Pond Bible Chapel Sermons
When It Doesn't Get Better [Revelation 12:18-13:10] - Revelation

Green Pond Bible Chapel Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2022 45:10


In Revelation 12:18-13:10 we learned that God calls us to faith-driven fortitude.

Misty Creek Community Church Sermons
"A Preview of Heaven (Pentecost)" - 6/5/22 Sermon - Misty Creek Community Church

Misty Creek Community Church Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 32:37


A PREVIEW OF HEAVEN (PENTECOST) ACTS 2:1-21 Pentecost is meant to be a little preview of heaven. In Revelation 7, John is given a vision of what heaven will actually look like. In verse 9, he says he sees a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. And what is the great multitude doing? Singing praises for their salvation through Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God. So Pentecost was a preview of this explosion of praise that naturally flows from God's people. But so is worship. Every time Jesus followers get together to worship or pray and sing praises or to learn the Bible or do mission projects, there should be an outbreak of praise. Think about your last few conversations at church? Did they revolve around politics, work issues, family issues, sports? Or did they revolve around declaring the wonders of God? If we want the transforming power of the church at Pentecost, then we need to start with a shared passion for God's work and an outbreak of praise to God. Pentecost was an outbreak of praise. Another blessing of Pentecost is a call to prophesy. Notice what Peter says in verses 17-18 when he quotes the prophet Joel: “In the last days, God says, I will pour out my spirit on all your people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my spirit in those days, and they will prophesy.” Notice it says all, everybody. And they will prophesy. God isn't just talking about those 120 believers who were there on the day of Pentecost. God is talking about a day when every believer will prohesy in God's name. God is talking about you and me. Don't let the word prophecy scare you. Prophets are simply truth tellers. They are chosen by God to share the message of God. A message of warning period, a message of hope. But every prophet's message is essentially the glorious and grace-filled message in verse 21 of our Bible passage today: “And everyone who calls on the name of the lord will be saved.” that's the message you and I need to share with our family and friends and neighbors and coworkers and random strangers and everyone. Share it with your words. Share it with your actions. Share it with your life. God didn't pour out the Holy Spirit, the spirit of Jesus Christ, so we could keep God's glory and power and love and truth inside these four walls. The call of the church is not to fill churches but to fill heaven. You and I are called and equipped by the Holy Spirit to be prophets, to share the truth of God and salvation through Jesus Christ with everyone. Every person we ever meet is God's opportunity. What God opportunities are right in front of you? Grace and Peace, Stephen

SMUCD Podcast
Sermon Series 46 Faith Of A New Nation

SMUCD Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2022 136:12


On this Sermon we explore a new inheritance that Jesus has promised us in the very near future the Kingdom a New Nation we start off with a verse about Joshua in Joshua 13:1-22 were God is speaking to Joshua that there is much more land to be conquered to complete the inheritance . We go back into Genesis 25:19-34 & Genesis 28:11-19 which talks about this inheritance of land that Abraham received and how it was passed on to Isaac and then to Jacob and how he saw a vision of God at Bethel where God promised to complete the things he told him in complete " I will not leave thee until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of" . We look at the faith of the nation that was built by reviewing Hebrews 10:1-28 and what Jesus promises us . In Lamentations 2 :15 we learn just what Jerusalem was like that it was the light of the earth and how it was lost in Lamentations 5:2-22 and what we would suffer (slavery bondage captivity) because of the great sins that caused the fall of Jerusalem. But just as Jesus said he would redeem his people and those who are his . We read in Ezekiel 37 21-22 " I will take the children of Israel from among the Heathen , whither they be gone and will gather them on everyside and bring them into their own land'. In Ezekiel 36:35 we read that the land that was desolate is become like the garden of Eden . Israel is to be again to be inherited and this time it will be enlarged in Ezekiel 47 & that there would be no more overcharging and exactions . We learn that this period is during the thousand years of peace when we are taught by Jesus himself . In Revelation 20 ,21 & 22 we read a little more about this period the inheritance & the ultimate inheritance of the New heaven and the new Earth and the New Jerusalem where these is no sadness no cold no suffering and no need for the sun and moon because Jesus himself is our light . https://www.smucd.org/blog https://www.smucd.org/donate Also Check out our Black History in The Bible Series 3rd Saturdays 1-2pm EST on Tight Knit Radio WOLB 1010 Baltimore https://www.smucd.org/post/smucd-presents-black-history-in-the-bible #SMUCD #JESUS #Baptism #BLIND #SIGHT #Slavery #Israel #TheBible #BlackHistory #peace #works #grace #deuteronomy28 #christ #prophecy #Hebrews #Sermons #Oneness #thePast #TheFuture #Revelation #Newtestament #Oldtestament #conversation #TheMultitude #radio #Holy #refined #thefire #HolySpirit #mercy #wisdom #Proverbs #Acts #Peter #Paul #Apostles #fellowship #seek #knocking #Skills #talents #crafts #Arts #building #Raisingstones #Raising #Refining --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/smucd-podcast/message

Green Pond Bible Chapel Sermons
They Loved not Their Lives [Revelation 12:1-17] - Revelation

Green Pond Bible Chapel Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2022 41:13


In Revelation 12:1-17 we learned that our victory over Satan means his rage is in vain.

Bible Study With Jairus
Bible Study with Jairus - Revelation 18

Bible Study With Jairus

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 21:26


Bible Study with Jairus - Revelation 18   Babylon the Great     Revelation 18 talks about Babylon the Great, an evil system established by various evil spirits and sinners under the hands of Satan, the beast, and the false prophets.   What is the fall of Babylon the Great? Over the ages, this question has led to many arguments and much confusion. I believe that Babylon the Great is a system jointly established by the evil spirits and sinful people under the influence of Satan, beasts, and false prophets.   Why did I say so? I believe that when reading the book of Revelation, we should read the ending before the beginning. Revelation 21-22 mentions the New Jerusalem (new heaven and earth). In Revelation 20, Satan was finally cast into the lake of fire (20:10), after he incited Gog and Magog to rebel (20:8). Satan was locked in the bottomless pit for a thousand years, unable to escape (20:2-7). Before the end of Revelation 19, the beast and the false prophet were thrown into the lake of fire (19:20), along with the kings and armies who they deceived into waging war at Armageddon (19:11-18).   Rebellious spirits always work together with rebellious people. The beast and the false prophet work together with kings and their armies. Their opponents are the riders on white horses, who are Jesus' soldiers, the victorious bride of Christ. Continuing to work backward from the end of Revelation, we read about the marriage between Jesus Christ and His bride (19:7-9). Before this, we read about the heavenly celebration of the judgment of the great prostitute (19:1-3).   Who is this great prostitute, Babylon the Great? We need to approach this question from two aspects. Two forces work against the Bride of Christ (the church): evil people who do not belong to God, and evil spirits. At the end of Revelation, God deals with Satan, the beast, and the false prophet. Earlier, he deals with the various evil spirits who are the servants under these leaders. (The leaders are Satan, the beast, and the false prophet, a counterfeit Trinity).   Reading Revelation in chronological order reminds us of cutting down a big tree. You must first cut off the luxuriant leaves and branches, and then cut down the trunk and roots, one step at a time. Therefore, whether we start our reasoning from the beginning or the end of the book of Revelation, Babylon the Great must be a web or system of evil spirits and evil people working together with these evil spirits. This evil system is like the branches and leaves of a big tree. The branches must be cut down first, before cutting down the trunk (the beast and the false prophet), and finally the root (Satan). Thus, Babylon the Great is an evil system and web built by various evil spirits and sinful people under Satan, the beast, and the false prophet. It's like a spider web of evil that has killed prophets, saints, and martyrs throughout the ages. It's a prostitute who constantly lures people into committing sin and idolatry.   Is Roman Catholicism Babylon the Great?   From this illumination, it seems that Christian scholars' belief that Roman Catholicism is Babylon the Great is inadequate. John used pictorial language when he wrote the Book of Revelation. We must spiritually understand these images. Many of John's statements in Revelation 17 seem to suggest that the prostitute is Roman Catholicism. For instance, the seven mountains mentioned in 17:9 seem to indicate Rome, which was built on seven hills. Protestant exegetical writings are full of these allusions.   Perhaps the Catholic Church is a part of this metaphorical prostitute, but I believe that the prostitute itself is much bigger than Roman Catholicism. Not only will the Catholic Church fall, but other churches will also fall. In addition to the fall of the church, our political and economic systems will also crumble. These fallen systems are a united system established by evil spirits. Evil spirits take advantage of our sinfulness to establish these systems. They also take advantage of fallen systems such as politics, economics, and religion. They organize these factors into a big net, killing God's prophets and chosen people, and trapping the world, like a spider in a web. (A prostitute also similarly entraps passersby.) This web entraps people in sin.   I call this system the “Evil Spirit-Man.” I coined this term to express the collaboration between evil spirits and people. This union exists not only in the field of religion but in all areas of life. The kings of the earth committed adultery with the prostitute in order to gain power. For example, the leaders of many countries are superstitious, consulting mediums and false gods in hopes of gaining power. Even people in Hollywood have resorted to worshiping Satan in order to gain power and become famous. There are numerous reports of this on the Internet.   Babylon the Great is the lair of the evil spirits   Revelation 18:2 says, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a dwelling place for demons, a haunt for every unclean spirit, a haunt for every unclean bird."[1] Babylon the Great is the lair of demons, of every unclean spirit, and of every unclean and detestable bird. The detestable birds must refer to the evil spirits in the air.   Let's look at another passage that mentions birds in a metaphorical sense. Daniel 4 records the second dream of King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. Daniel warned King Nebuchadnezzar about this dream, "Break off your sins by practicing righteousness, and your iniquities by showing mercy to the oppressed, that there may perhaps be a lengthening of your prosperity." (Daniel 4:27). But Nebuchadnezzar did not heed Daniel's advice. His heart became arrogant, so he was driven away from civilization to eat grass like an ox for 7 periods of time. Later, King Nebuchadnezzar came to his senses and praised God.   His dream was a warning dream from God. This dream mentioned one detail, "Its leaves were beautiful and its fruit abundant, and in it was food for all. The beasts of the field found shade under it, and the birds of the heavens lived in its branches, and all flesh was fed from it." (Daniel 4:12). In verse 22, Daniel explained that this tree was King Nebuchadnezzar. And because of his power, he was like a big tree, with birds living in its branches. The birds here provide clarity about the birds in Revelation 18:2. Both are referring to the evil spirits. In other words, because King Nebuchadnezzar was arrogant, he worshipped idols and evil spirits and became their tool. Instead of giving glory to God, he lived in pride. Therefore, God commanded, "Chop down the tree and lop off its branches, strip off its leaves and scatter its fruit. Let the beasts flee from under it and the birds from its branches." (Daniel 4:14) The beasts and birds mentioned here must be referring to evil spirits.   The Lord Jesus told the parable of the mustard seed. He said, "This is the smallest of the hundred seeds, but when it grew up, it became larger than the others, and became a tree, so that the birds of the sky came to perch on its branches." (Matthew 13:32). People have different interpretations of this passage. Some believe that the mustard seed represents our faith. Others believe that this parable represents the changing nature of the church. Even the birds (evil spirits) come to live among its branches.   Here is an illustration of this concept. After the Roman Empire adopted Christianity as the state religion, many false believers joined the church and Catholicism mushroomed into a huge, spreading tree. Even the birds (evil spirits) came to live among its branches. But the true church continued to be persecuted. Keeping in mind Revelation 18 and Daniel 4, I think it is more acceptable to interpret the birds in the parable as evil spirits. The Lord Jesus' parable of the mustard seed may have signaled a change in the church's nature as it morphed into a combination of evil spirits and a sinful religious system. This evil religious system is of course only part of Babylon the Great.   The evil spirits are weaving webs at all places and in all realms   We know that one-third of the angels followed Satan and rebelled against God. These evil spirits are not idle. They are busy. They each have different hierarchies. They govern different regions or areas. For example, Daniel 10 tells us that the prince of the kingdom of Persia hindered the angel from delivering a message to Daniel for 21 days. Only after the angel Michael came to help him was he able to reach Daniel. From this verse, we can see that there may be powerful evil spirits that rule a certain area. They may also manage other subordinate spirits. Even if we do not know about them, there are evil spirits in various regions: the United States, China, Africa, Japan, etc. There may be higher-ranking spirits that govern other evil spirits in a certain area.   In addition to evil spirits in different regions, there may be different kinds of evil spirits in different areas of life. For example, the false god Baal may be animated by a spirit of immorality. Hosea specifically compares faithless Israel to a prostitute and God compares Himself to a husband. Hosea 2:16 says, "And in that day, declares the Lord, you will call me ‘My Husband,' and no longer will you call me ‘My Baal'." This passage seems to indicate that Baal may be a spirit of immorality who deceives Israel, God's wife. Other evil spirits may be especially involved in child sacrifice. For example, the Bible says that the Israelites must not follow the sin of the Canaanites, who burn their sons and daughters in the fire and give them to Molech. (Deuteronomy 12:31, Leviticus 20:2). Similarly, there may be evil spirits who encourage families to resort to abortion. Within Satanism and many other cults, child sacrifice is rampant. There may also be a Jezebel spirit, a false prophet-like spirit who specifically kills and persecutes true prophets.   These evil spirits use people's sins to weave a huge web. Evil spirits use evil people to infiltrate politics (for example, Jesus called Herod a fox), religion (Judaism, Catholicism, Protestantism), and other areas of life. In this way, they kill prophets. In addition to using Islam, Buddhism, and other religions to stop people from knowing the true Savior, they also use the economy, culture, and educational systems to enslave people. Even our Savior Jesus Christ was crucified by an alliance between the evil Roman Empire and fallen Judaism. It may seem like Paul and other religious figures in Judaism were the ones who killed Stephen, but their actions were motivated by evil spirits working in and through them. No wonder Stephen prayed for the Israelites who killed him, saying they didn't know what they were doing.   These evil spirits obey Satan. The Lord Jesus said that Satan has been a murderer from the beginning (John 8:44). Satan, the dragon, gave his authority to the beast (Revelation 13:4), and the beast gave authority to the false prophet (another beast, Revelation 13:11). Babylon the Great, which is a union between evil spirits and evil people, is a prostitute that seeks to seduce people away from marriage with Christ. The Prostitute is a counterfeit Bride of Christ.     The church will judge angels   Paul said that the mission of the church and our mission as Christians is "to judge angels" (1 Corinthians 6:3). As we've mentioned, Babylon the Great is a prostitute, the counterfeit Bride of Christ. She unites with evil spirits like pimps unite with prostitutes. This union creates an "Evil Spirit-Man", which corresponds to the God-Man. The evil angels and sinners will be judged in one fell swoop by the Lord Jesus Christ (the bridegroom) and His bride (the body of Christ).   God wants us to repent and break our association with evil spirits so that we are not judged along with them. We must repent of being used by evil spirits. For example, the Apostle Paul left his slavery to evil spirits. People who do not repent will be thrown into the lake of fire prepared for Satan and the evil spirits (Revelation 20:11-15).   We are not sure if we are now in the last days - the time when God will get rid of all evil spirits from Babylon the Great. But we may be very close to that moment. God may be starting to remove the power of evil spirits from all areas of life. Darkness seems to prevail, but this is simply evidence of the madness and fear of the evil spirits who know they are about to be destroyed. They are launching a great attack on God and His chosen people.   Before God finally judges Babylon the Great, His children must be called out of the various segments and systems which comprise Babylon the Great. Revelation 18:4 says, "Then I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plagues.” The word “her” refers to the system that controls us. We cannot comprehend it entirely from the material realm. It doesn't mean that Christians living in Rome should move out. Or that those who work on Wall Street in New York should not go to work. Rather, it means that we must clear out the sins that make us a part of Babylon the Great. We must reflect on whether there is idolatry or love for the world within us. If there is, we are in the Babylonian system. We must cleanse ourselves, deal with our sins, and return to our first love of God. In this way, we free ourselves from Babylon the Great. If you work on Wall Street, but your heart is loyal to the Lord, you are not part of Babylon the Great. But if not, you may be part of it.   Chapter 18, verses 5-10 describe God's judgment on Babylon the Great. Verses 11-19 describe people wailing over the judgment of Babylon the Great. The apostle John said, "Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him." (1 John 2:15). Many of us love the world and the things in it. We know how hard it is to overcome the world. It is very painful to give up the world. That is why people wail (verses 11-19). Verse 11 says, "The merchants of the earth weep and mourn for her, since no one buys their cargo anymore". The word "cargo" includes all kinds of items and even human souls (verse 13). Even human souls can be sold. Imagine how many Hollywood stars have not only sold their bodies, but have even signed contracts with Satan in order to become famous?   Verse 20 describes saints, apostles, and prophets rejoicing because God has avenged them. This verse indicates that religious Babylon may have been a very important part of the Babylonian system, since it killed many saints, apostles, and prophets throughout the ages.   Verse 21 says that the angel took up a stone like a great millstone and threw it into the sea, saying that Babylon the Great would also be thrown down the same way. Verse 23 says, "And the light of a lamp will shine in you no more, and the voice of bridegroom and bride will be heard in you no more, for your merchants were the great ones of the earth, and all nations were deceived by your sorcery." Babylon the Great had deceived many people. But God would no longer allow them to deceive anyone.   Today, God is judging Babylon the Great and calling His children out   May you have ears to hear what the Holy Spirit is saying today through Revelation 18. As children of God, we should free ourselves from Babylon the Great, from idolatry, and from the things of the world. We should completely free ourselves from these systems and their influence on us. God is calling us to be a part of His bride. We are destined to reign with Christ, as well judge angels and evil men. If you become part of Babylon the Great, you will face nothing but destruction. Don't love the world or money. If you spend your whole life working only for money and the world, you are building a part of Babylon the Great.   [1] All Scripture quotations are taken from the English Standard Version unless otherwise noted.

Bridge Bible Talk
Bridge Bible Talk 6 - 1 - 22

Bridge Bible Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 56:58


Question Timestamps: David, NJ (2:16) - In Revelation 20, did the population of the Earth mentioned include those that took the mark of the beast? Are those that take the mark of the beast condemned? Ron, NJ (9:51) - Is there anything you can tell me to help my friend get closer to God? Gerald, TN (13:41) - Can I come back to the Lord after leaving the faith? Lasett, GA (19:29) - Why did God instruct Joseph to go to Egypt with Jesus and Mary, when in the Old Testament he instructed Israel not to return to Egypt? Email (23:23) - What are your thoughts on “soul ties?” Jean, NJ (25:54) - What are the passages that say, “people will survive through the Tribulation to the Millennial Kingdom?” Kezz, TX (34:52) - Is a “soul tie” something that is created during an sexual act outside of marriage? How do I respond to someone that says it is impossible for God to create plants before the sun? Sheldon, NJ (41:36) - Am I allowed to remarry after my Christian wife divorced me? Why did God allow man to divorce? Steve, GA (46:47) - Am I saved from the sins that I have repented of? Michael, GA (50:48) - Who is the passage in Isaiah 9:6 about?   Questions? 888-712-7434 Questions@bbtlive.org

SPARK the Podcast
61. The Power of Testimony with Jenna, Mekina + Amy

SPARK the Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 26:30


Welcome to a brand new season of SPARK the Podcast! We are so excited to introduce Jenna Shotmeyer as a host, and to tell you about what we are going to be sharing in the upcoming episodes. This season on SPARK the Podcast, we will be centering our conversations around sharing testimonies. In Revelation 12:11 it says, "And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony". We believe testimonies are a powerful way to see God's work through the Holy Spirit on earth now. We are grateful for a space to share these stories of other creatives in our community with you! Thank you so much for listening. We are really excited for this new season! Connect with the Hosts: Jenna Shotmeyer- https://www.instagram.com/jennashots Mekina Saylor- https://www.instagram.com/mekinasaylor Amy Rizzuto- https://www.instagram.com/amyrizzutophotography Learn more about NJ SPARK at www.njspark.co or follow us on Instagram at www.instagram.com/njsparkco.

Dover Assembly of God
The Harvest of the Earth | Revelation – Week 28

Dover Assembly of God

Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2022


In Revelation 14, John sees a vision of the harvest that will bring judgment to the wicked and spiritually dead who have been deceived by the anti-Christ. Time has run out for them, but there’s still time for us to escape that judgment. Have you accepted Christ’s offer of salvation? Sermon Notes: bible.com/events/48899466

Green Pond Bible Chapel Sermons
His Kingdom Come [Revelation 11:15-19] - Revelation

Green Pond Bible Chapel Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2022 45:02


In Revelation 11:15-19 we learned that we can follow Jesus when things go wrong because he will set everything right.

Antioch Community Church Waco - Sunday Sermon

1 Corinthians 16:8 and 9 speak of a wide door, opened by God, but which many adversaries are trying to shut. In Revelation 3:20, Jesus says, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.” This summer, let's respond to Jesus' knocking and resist the adversaries that would try to close God's open doors in our lives.

Core Christianity
Who is the Rider of the White Horse in Revelation 6?

Core Christianity

Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 25:01


Episode 976 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com Questions in this Episode 1. Am I saved even though I struggle with unbelief? 2. In Revelation 6:2, it describes the White Horse and it says he had a “bow and crown and he went forth conquering.” Some translations say this is the antichrist and some say it is Jesus. Which is it? 3. Will Native Americans who never heard the gospel be in heaven? 4. Were Israelites named after Jacob? Today's Offer The Parables of King Jesus – Bible Study Request our latest special offers here or call 1-833-THE-CORE (833-843-2673) to request them by phone. Want to partner with us in our work here at Core Christianity? Consider becoming a member of the Inner Core. Resources Core Question – What Are the Main Views of the End Times? Revelation Bible Study

Tomahawk Missionary Baptist Church's Podcast
Why Does The World Hate Jesus

Tomahawk Missionary Baptist Church's Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2022 28:04


Only The Apostle John gives us the term “anti-Christ.” He talks about an Anti-Christ spirit in 1 and 2 John. Interestingly he does not use the word in the book of Revelation but uses the word “Beast.” The Apostle Paul calls him the man of sin and son of perdition. In Revelation and the Apostle Paul calls out a specific person. In 1 and 2 John, John is talking about a spirit of those opposed to Christ. Actually an anti-Christ hates Jesus Christ. Why do they hate the one who loved us and gave us truth and life and was innocent of any wrong doing or sin?

Sermons by the Monte Vista church of Christ

In Revelation 4:1-11, John describes something hard for our mortal minds to imagine. He describes heaven. He gives us a glimpse of some of the amazing things he witnessed in heaven. It is often believed that Revelation 21-22 offers the best description of heaven. Many brethren are divided on whether those chapters describe heaven or […]

Dover Assembly of God
The Three Angels | Revelation – Week 27

Dover Assembly of God

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2022


In Revelation 14, we see the contrast of those who are saved by God’s seal and those who take the anti-Christ’s mark. Those who took God’s seal worship Him, while those who took the mark of the beast are being prepared for the eternal torment they’ll face. Sermon Notes: bible.com/events/48896268

Green Pond Bible Chapel Sermons
Faith Under Fire [Revelation 11:1-14] - Revelation

Green Pond Bible Chapel Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2022 47:36


In Revelation 11:1-14 we learn that persecution is part of the plan.

LCBC Church Sermons
Staying Close to Jesus

LCBC Church Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2022 43:49


In Revelation 3, Jesus addresses a church that had become complacent or "lukewarm" in their faith. We can use these scriptures in our own lives to identify areas where we can more fully rely on Jesus for everything we need.Date: May 22, 2022Speaker: Leslie McCarthySeries: The End

Life This Side of Heaven
Behold, I Am Making All Things New

Life This Side of Heaven

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 4:33


In Revelation, God doesn't say that He will make things new, at some vague point down the road or simply in the future. No, He says, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Did you notice the ongoing present tense of this announcement?  Here's what Easter is all about.

UBM Unleavened Bread Ministries

New Age and Alien Deceptions (2) (Audio) David Eells - 5/18/22 Spiritual Warfare- Revelation of a New-Age Deception Excerpt from Book by: Philippe Besnard (David's Notes in Red)     North America, Birth Place of the Modern New-Age Movement   (When I met Philippe He was coming out of 30 years of the New Age movement and as such he was expert in describing it.)  The North American continent is the birthplace of the modern New Age movement, and when I immigrated to Canada from France I felt in awe of what I saw as the vibrant “new spirituality” of this wild land. In comparison, I thought France and old Europe were still living in the Middle Ages. France is now catching up with the New Age but, for many years, has been very slow to emerge. As part of my new identity adapting to a new culture and learning English, I became a true product of the New Age. I was eager to embrace the lifestyle and social and spiritual trends of my adoptive country.  For thirty years I had earnestly followed New Age teaching, traveled to workshops, conferences, seminars, training sessions and festivals, met many of its teachers, and was personally taught by some of them. I had received countless readings from channelers, psychics, astrologers, palm readers, and Tarot card readers. I received spiritual healings from healers of all faiths and denominations, and even so-called “DNA activation” from A “Spiritual Scientist”. But the Bible says in, Lev. 19:31 “Give no regard to mediums and familiar spirits; do not seek after them, to be defiled by them: I am the Lord your God.”   I had embraced the mystic path and the contemplative lifestyle. I practiced yoga and meditation for many years; sat in Darshan to receive the blessings of gurus, and participated in Satsang, chanting the names of Hindu deities and Buddhist mantras. I facilitated devotional evenings with my guitar, chanting Sanskrit mantras, the music of which I had composed. I traveled to India twice and other countries in the Far East seeking "truth, wisdom, enlightenment, and good karma". I have been in the company of, and received teachings from, a number of swamis, gurus, yogis, lamas and so-called “enlightened” Western spiritual teachers. As a nature lover, I had worshipped Nature, called the earth Gaia, followed and believed in various native teachings and Shamanism. My space at home was cluttered with New-Age paraphernalia on the walls, tables, and corners. In the garden, I had crystals, posters, images and statues of Buddha and Hindu deities.  The New Age is a melting pot made of practically every religious and occult philosophy found in the world. It is a strange convergence of mysticism, holism, pantheism, aboriginal animism, humanism, Luciferian Western occultism with Freemasonry, Theosophy, Rosicrucianism, modern Masonic witchcraft (called Wicca), the Illuminati, apostate Christianity, Gnosticism, Islam, Taoism, Buddhism, Zen, Sufism and Hinduism.  The New Age is a broad movement characterized by alternative approaches to traditional Western culture, with an interest in Druidism, shamanism, neo-paganism, Voodoo, exploration of human sexuality, environmentalism, modern day occultism, worship of “Mother” Earth, psychic healing and extraterrestrial phenomena. Most of the ancient origin of the New Age is to be found in classical Hinduism, Buddhism and pagan Babylonian religions. So, despite the name "New" Age, we are dealing here with a very ancient system.  Paganism is a people or a community observing a polytheistic religion, which is the worship of many gods, as opposed to monotheism, the worship of One Almighty God, the Creator of All that is. A Pagan is also call an irreligious heathen, gentile, or hedonistic person... The great New-Age plan is dedicated to the unification of all races, religions and creeds. This plan is claiming to establish a “new order of things”, it is to make all things new - a new nation, a new race, a new civilization and a new non-sectarian one world religion that has already been recognized by the United Nations. This New Age globalism movement advocates a one-world government, a one-world religion, and a one-world economy; and this would mean the destruction of the sovereignty of nations and religions. New Age teachers are using standard texts of Eastern religions such as the Hindu Baghavad-Gita and the Tibetan Book of Dead, as well as writings of Jewish mysticism called Kabbala and those gnostic scriptures often called the Apocrypha.  Over the years, I became more and more confused in studying such “new revelations” as the Urantia book, the Keys of Enoch  (Academy for Future Science ), A Course in Miracles, Elizabeth Clare Prophet (of The Church Universal and Triumphant). (General Flynn in Sept. 2021 offered a prayer at a large church gathering of Trump worshipping, patriotic “Christians” that originated from Elizabeth Clare Prophet invoking the 7 fold rays and the arch angels. Rick Wiles has denounced Michael Flynn, because he delivered a "New Age prayer” almost word for word by Elizabeth Claire Prophet, a New Age Theosophist and Christian Science advocate, at pastor Hank Kunneman's Christian conference last week and had everyone in the congregation repeat the invocation after him: “ Rick said, "My advice to you is to separate from Gen. Michael Flynn.” In this prayer Flynn invokes "the 7 fold rays and the arch angels", "in your name and the name of your legions” to help guide humanity (Ascended Masters) and protect us against the enemy and further the purposes of their agenda. (Who is his god? And to whom is he praying?) The "7 fold rays and the arch angels" is based on New Age Theosophy developed by Helena Blavatsky. By the way, you can not achieve the rank of a military general without being initiated. The White Dragons who support the Alliance behind the scenes believe that the Abrahamic God is satan @ 11:53 minutes. (What's Behind General Flynn and the White Hats Alliance? Here is an informative Link: https://youtu.be/Dkx7v0JTmmw)  Back to Philippe's text: I also studied... Rudolf Steiner (Anthroposophy ), Edgar Cayce, Law of One, Aquarian gospel of Jesus Christ, Heindel Max (the Rosicrucian cosmo-conception-Mystic Christianity) the Gnostic gospels.   There is a lack of uniformity in the doctrines of the New Age. The beliefs of New Agers vary from group-to-group and person-to-person. Thus, it is difficult to have a clear definition and a solid understanding of what the New Age really is. I believe this confusion has been created on purpose. It is very hard to pinpoint, identify and shoot the enemy when it is moving constantly, shape-shifting, or invisible.  People entering these movements are generally concerned with having an experience, and not necessarily with finding the truth. Their actions are determined by feelings, not intellect. The emphasis is on “practising and becoming god” and this is why meditation and many other techniques that teach “stillness of the mind” and a “receptive feeling mode” are promoted. We are told to “follow our bliss”, “go with the flow”, “let loose”, to “transcend the limitation of the mind” and to “experience the pleasure and the ecstasy of the body”. Using your mind to discriminate and discern has become a taboo.  The principal of “spiritual vibration” is the belief that all things vibrate at some frequency. The ultimate goal of all New-Age practices is for humanity to vibrate at the same frequency so that we can all become one, spiritually and mentally. “We are all one”, this most repeated New-Age catch phrase, wants us to believe the unity of all things, heaven and earth, spirit and matter, the invisible and the visible worlds, the great melting pot of Darkness, Light, and everything in between.  This “All is ONE”, “all is good”, “don't worry, be happy”, “don't judge” and “be in the moment” is a disastrous recipe that generates apathy and complacency. It is creating a generation of self-seeking, egoistical people who are indifferent to iniquity and the suffering of others.  I have been a dedicated student of this school of thought and I have practised being fully in my body, opening all “the inner channels” and feeling “the subtle currents”. I was proud of “feeling and being” but I was a total fool...! I had lost common sense and the ability to discern and discriminate good from evil. I didn't want to judge anything or anybody for the fear of being unloving, and spiritually not evolved. What a perfect brainwashing and a diabolical device to enslave, control people and turn them into powerless puppets ! I was loosing my God-given right to discriminate and I didn't realize that judging is necessary for preserving the integrity of my soul. I used to confuse judging with condemning, and I know this confusion had been fostered on purpose.  Then I discovered I can judge a situation or someone without condemning and feel love and compassion toward all the parties involved. This was a very liberating and empowering realization. Of course, our human judgment is flawed and imperfect, but as we draw closer to God, we learn true Divine Justice. (And discernment)   Is Darkness Real and Is it a Sovereign Force?  The beginning of the story starts with a question I have been asking myself over the years: “And what about God?”  I often wonder how God is seeing me, seeing us, seeing the world. I often cry out to Him, asking, “Why, God? Why is there so much pain and suffering everywhere on this beautiful planet? Why is there so much injustice, poverty and violence?”  Do you have the feeling, as I and many others do, that something ominous is about to happen and that we are only seeing the beginning of a momentous transformation? It seems with each day the world is spiralling down into greater chaos, deception and destruction. I know a lot of us choose to look at the positive and ignore the increasingly rapid deterioration of our civilization, but refusing to see that anything serious is happening, denying that we, as a human race, are in deep trouble is not going to change it, resolve it, or make it go away. No, in fact, denying is not seeing, and if we don't see, we are blind and hopeless to change anything.  Because of my willingness to honestly acknowledge and recognize the darkness pervading our world, I have been more readily able to recognize this darkness is also within myself. I realized I can only change something in the world or within myself when I am fully aware of what is truly happening.  I have heard many times people saying “The dark only exists when you believe in it. If you believe in the devil, in darkness, you are giving it power but if you focus on the light, the dark has no place to be.” I tried that belief on, wearing it for some time, but darkness was still here. This belief crippled my ability to discriminate evil from good. Is not believing in darkness preventing darkness from manifesting? Is the world such a paradise that there is no darkness to be seen anywhere? How can anyone believe this?  The dark, of course, wants you to believe it is not there but even the most remote paradisiacal Pacific island has murder, theft, violence, greed, etc.  In my twenties I lived on Boraccai, a remote Philippine paradise island, for five months. I was living in a bamboo hut on the beach with no electricity, no running water or any modern amenities. Life was so gentle and simple, I felt surely I had found the garden of Eden. One morning I heard that a man had been murdered the previous night. There had been some drinking and a knife fight broke out. I was deeply shaken to the core, as was most of the tiny population of the island. My innocent naivety that the world is a safe place was completely shattered. In that one moment I become aware of the pervading presence of the dark.  “The light” is such a broad, impersonal concept when it is not mentioned as an attribute of God. In fact, many of us embrace the concept of “the light” standing all by itself as a sovereign, impersonal, beneficial force that is replacing the Name of God. Few people know the dark is quite capable and is a master at parading and appearing as the “light”. 2 Co 11:13  “For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, fashioning themselves into apostles of Christ. 14 And no marvel; for even Satan fashioneth himself into an angel of light. 15 It is no great thing therefore if his ministers also fashion themselves as ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.”  There is the assumption prevalent in New-Age circles that the light needs the presence of the dark to exist. We are told that within the fabric of the universe there is built in an eternal polarity that makes the light of God not being able to exist without the darkness of Lucifer. This is a clever but absurd concept invented, of course, by the dark to deceive people into accepting Lucifer as a legitimate, purposeful and even beneficial force.  The great paradox is this: that Lucifer is, indeed, purposeful, not as an independent sovereign entity but as a force that God uses for His own plan.  The dark was created and is allowed to exist by God for His Sovereign purpose and actually needs God's approval and permission to continue to exist. On the other hand, God obviously exists outside of this fallen, polarized world and has no need whatsoever of anything or anybody outside of Himself. There is no darkness in the Kingdom of God, not even anything that remotely resembles darkness. 1 John 1:5 And this is the message which we have heard from him and announce unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.   If there is no darkness in the Kingdom of God, then surely this planet, which has been corrupted with darkness since the beginning of time, is not the Kingdom of God. Jesus confirmed that fact by saying: My kingdom is not of this world: John 18:36  Of course this doesn't mean God is not present or is removed from His creation but I wondered why God allows darkness to be here. Please be patient with me as I attempt to offer my understanding based on the fruit of my life experiences and the teachings found in the Bible.    The New-Age Movement  For over thirty years I had been searching for God and the Truth while being completely lost in the great deception of the New Age. I was immersed in New-Age thinking, was an intimate part of its movement, and worked to promote its philosophy and belief system.  I was brainwashed to blindly accept and embrace New-Age occult knowledge, and I was convinced my life of service and my spiritual studies were the highest expression of my love for God. I was sincere, as most New-Agers are, but I was also completely deceived and clueless. My study and knowledge of esoteric and ancient mysteries gave me a sense of belonging to the highest-evolved portion of humanity. Although I have always managed to retain some humility in my being, through a natural devotion to the Lord, I still had a typical new-age persona, a spiritual vanity, that vague illusion of having achieved a higher consciousness.  This was constantly reinforced by countless readings, which I had received over the years from psychics, clairvoyants, mediums and channelers. I was repeatedly told how great, spiritual, and amazing I was and how I had come here on earth from the higher angelic realms to save lost mankind. I was a walking earth angel with a mission….!!! Of course, I knew everybody else was more or less told the same story, so I took all of it with a grain of salt as I was aware of the deception of ego-flattering, but I was hoping somehow I was special in the eyes of God.  Little by little over the last few years I came to realize, through the grace of God's revelation, the many distorted truths and the outright evilness of the New-Age teachings. Because of my passionate nature, I had delved into this New-Age pool deeply and had many close encounters with renowned teachers, and spiritual centres, across North America. This first-hand, practical knowledge and in-depth study has given me a unique perspective to share with you, the discovery of a very shocking and disturbing truth.  The Dark New Age of Aquarius is here right now and those leading the way forward in this New Age are working hand-in-glove with the great and the powerful. Some of the most wealthy and influential men and women on our planet are openly identifying themselves with the New Age. From bankers, industrialists, politicians, celebrities, and religious leaders of all faiths, it seems everyone is going “New Age” and they are bringing huge numbers of the population along with them.  Darkness is a very powerful force at work over this world. It is a corporate entity made up of many individuals, and is described in the Bible as “the beast”. It is also the embodiment of one being who has been known by various names, including Thoth or Seth in Egypt, Manu in India, Hermes in Greece and Lucifer, the Devil, or Satan in the Judeo-Christian tradition.  God is executing end-time Bible prophecy right this very day and He is allowing Lucifer to create the final end-time New World Order of the beast empire. One of the instruments for all this to come to pass is the New Age Movement, also called “The Plan” and what Freemasonry calls “The Great Work Of Ages”. (The Qanon movement has always said, “Trust the Plan.” Whose ‘Plan' are they referring to? Probably not God's plan, but the New Age plan.)  This is Lucifer's rebellion and master plan in action against God. The New Age movement has become a powerful political, philosophical, and economic force in our contemporary culture and is exerting its influence into every facet of modern life. (As I've often said, One beast is being conquered by the other and we are grateful for that at this moment. The day will come when all this camaraderie will melt away because they are looking down their snoots at us.) Its ultimate goal and plan is to introduce a One World Order and One World Religion. The UN is gradually becoming the centre of this New World Religion, and the "house of peace" with its programs and policies, is even more worthy of comparison to what some have called a modern day “Tower of Babel”.  All of my research and personal experiences during those years has led me to believe that Lucifer is very real and he is rising, or descending, depending which way we look at it ! He is here on earth, in this dimension, causing havoc and chaos in an attempt to seat himself on the throne of a World State, and to inaugurate a New Religion with himself as its sole deity. Dan. 11:36 "And he shall exalt himself and magnify himself above every God, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished; for that which is determined shall be done.” (Isa 14:13  And thou saidst in thy heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; and I will sit upon the mount of congregation, in the uttermost parts of the north;  There is a false belief among many today that Lucifer and Satan are the same but this is propagated by the New Ager's. "Lucifer and Satan are actually two different aspects of the same creature.  Lucifer, meaning, "the brilliant one, son of the morning" in Hebrew was an angel beloved by God until his fall and after his rebellion, he became Satan. While there is a significant difference between the two, the terms today have unfortunately become synonymous with each other and with the devil." Satan has been busily working through his false prophets and religious harlots to pollute true Christianity and also offer a fake moralizing replacement for it to the world so that no one has to repent of sin.     False Prophet and Religious Harlot Excerpts from: Hidden Manna for the End Times Experience and the Word have taught me concerning prophecy that if the majority of God's people believe something, it must be wrong. God hides his truths in dreams or visions that are parables so that the false prophets and carnal Christians cannot understand them as in (Mat.13:10-13) but privately He explains them to His disciples. He hides truths from the wise and understanding of this apostate religious system and reveals them to babes according to Jesus in (Lk.10:21). He reveals His hidden truths to those who are faithful. Rev.2:17…To him that overcometh, to him will I give of the hidden manna….  John's Revelation was given to him as a parable from Jesus. If it was literal the false prophets would know what is going to happen and that is contrary to Jesus' own words. When the disciples were young and under the Law they did not recognize the false prophets that ruled them. As a matter of fact, they respected them! And so it is today! I want to share with those of you who have eyes and ears who the false prophet is and what is his work.  ...The false prophet is a corporate body of religious leaders that to the trained eye resemble those of Jesus' day. Since Jesus' day is a type of the coming Man-child reformers in our day, we know there are going to be false prophets, plural. In all of the New Testament writings, outside of the book of Revelation, we are warned that false prophets, plural, would come. In Revelation, false prophet, singular, is used, but in an allegory or parable to hide the corporate body.  Since Jesus, Peter and John said that in the end time many false prophets shall arise, then the false prophet in Revelation is a symbol of a corporate body, like the rest of the characters there like the Woman, the Harlot, the Beast, etc., are corporate bodies. It's the only way that all verses concerning false prophets can be right. Mat. 7:15  Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves.  Mat 24:11&24  And many false prophets shall arise, and shall lead many astray. (24) For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets… so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. So you see they are plural... They come to you with moralizing like the New Age but cannot live it at all because they dont know the Gospel that saves from sin and nothing is sin to them. They are false because Jesus said, “To him that overcometh will I give authority” meaning, overcome sin. False prophets fit the type and shadow of history, according to Jesus. Luk. 6:26. Woe [unto you], when all men shall speak well of you! for in the same manner did their fathers to the false prophets. Peter also said there would be false prophets among us.  2Pe. 2:1  But there arose false prophets also among the people, as among you also there shall be false teachers …. John also said that many false prophets would speak for antichrist. 1Jo. 4:1  Beloved, believe not every spirit, but prove the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets are gone out into the world. (3) And every spirit that confesseth not Jesus is not of God: and this is the [spirit] of the antichrist … Notice that every spirit is the antichrist. The New Age is one of these false prophets that confesses not Jesus as the only begotten Son of God and leader of His Church. Part of the “strong delusion” (KJV) taught by the false prophets is that we are to be looking for the coming of a man called the false prophet, while the Biblical corporate false prophet is here and in the pulpits already.  2Co. 11:14  And no marvel; for even Satan fashioneth himself into an angel of light. (15) It is no great thing therefore if his ministers also fashion themselves as ministers of righteousness, whose end shall be according to their works. You might say “David, aren't you sharing God's secrets with the false prophets?” Have no fear, they are too proud and blind to admit they have passed on the traditions of men… ...Most agree that the second beast in Revelation 13 is the false prophet. He is given authority by the first beast for the second stage of the last 3½ years of the Tribulation (Rev.13:5). He is identified as a beast because he is a corporate body as is every other prophetic beast in the Scripture. Rev.13:11  And I saw another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like unto a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. (12) And he exerciseth all the authority of the first beast in his sight. And he maketh the earth and them that dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose death-stroke was healed.  The beast that is coming into authority now is pointed to by the New Age. It is a one world order with a covenant. Here we see that the false prophet masquerades as the lamb: “two horns like unto a lamb” but he speaks as the world and Satan: “and he spake as a dragon” (beast). This second beast in chapter 13 is also identified after the world beast in Revelation 16:13 as the false prophet. This impostor leadership for the harlot has “a form of godliness” (2Tim.3:5) but is carnal and can only teach a worldly corruption of the Word. They are actually a mouthpiece for the world beast in the apostate church. It was said of the world beast, (Rev.13:5) and there was given to him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies…. These apostates speak against (Greek: blasphemeo) God with their hypnotizing, ear-tickling doctrines of all-fly-away, unconditional eternal security, worldly prosperity, greasy grace, and anything but the self-crucifying truth.  And 1000 years of peace that will be interrupted by the Tribulation that they do not believe in. The false prophet is a corporate body within the corporate body of the harlot, which is female because they receive the seed of antichrist. In verse 15 we see the female body of the false prophet. “And it was given to her (Greek) to give spirit (Greek) to the image of the beast.” Bible numerics show a perfect pattern for “her” and “spirit” in the original Greek and in the most accurate New Testament, the Numeric English New Testament by Ivan Panin. There is no pattern in “he” or “it.” In Greek, breath and spirit are the same. Numerics show beyond a shadow of a doubt which words are correct here. In the rest of the text this false prophet is identified as male by the same numeric pattern.   A translator would have had to respect the Word enough to ignore his own reasoning to simply translate what was there. Most are not willing to go out on a limb and look foolish when they do not see the reason. A male, who is also seen as female, is clear proof that God is not speaking of an individual here but a corporate body of people. In parallel, we are the male body of Christ, made in His image (2Cor.3:18), but we are female in another type (Eph.5:22-25), being married and submitted to Him to receive only His seed, His Word.  Let's see this corporate false prophet and his relationship to the harlot in another parable. We know Ahab represents the ten-horned beast who was being ridden by Jezebel (1Ki.18), exactly as the harlot rode the beast in Revelation 17:1-3. They ruled over the apostate ten tribes who were also those who worshiped the image of the beast, the golden calf. As the corporate mother of the harlot sects of Christianity, she leads them into the Great Tribulation and death unless they repent. (Rev.2:20)…Jezebel…teacheth and seduceth my servants to commit fornication (with the world beast by receiving their seed)…. (21) And I gave her time that she should repent; and she willeth not to repent of her fornication. (22) Behold, I cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of her works. (23) And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he that searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto each one of you according to your works.  Like the harlot, Jezebel was guilty of the blood of the prophets and of the saints (1Ki.18:4; 2Ki.9:7; Rev.18:24). In Revelation 17:16 when the beast is through using the harlot he devours her, and so it was with Jezebel who was devoured by the dogs (1Ki.21:23), symbolizing the unbelievers (Mk.7:27) or the beast. The true ministers of God are fed at the Church's table (1Cor.9:13-14) and the false prophets are fed from the harlot's table. (1Ki.18:19)…The prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and the prophets of the Asherah four hundred, that eat at Jezebel's table. The two categories of false prophets represent the two horns of the false prophet in Revelation 13:11.  Find out who Baal and Asherah represent in modern times and you will know who the corporate false prophet is. These two have their roots at the tower of Babel and were originally Nimrod and his wife Semiramis (Gen.10:8-10). They created the original harlot religion that spawned all the rest. They are a type of the great corporate mother of harlots of all of history. (Rev.17:5) And upon her forehead a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF THE HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.  When Nimrod died and Semiramis (later called Asherah) became pregnant, she claimed that Nimrod had become the Sun God (later called Baal) who then by virgin birth was reborn as her son, Tammuz (Son of God). These original Babylonians worshiped the false father, son, and virgin about 2,300 years before the true virgin birth. Semiramis probably knew of the prophecy in Genesis 3:15 concerning the virgin birth seed of the woman and if she didn't, the devil did.  With the confusion of languages and dispersion at Babel, this legend went throughout the world and these three were given different names in different cultures, many of which are in the Bible. The golden calf in Egypt was a symbol of the Father (Baal) in the Son. Remember Pharaoh's title meant “Great Temple of the Sun God.” Sun images all over the world and in Catholic and Eastern churches symbolize the false Son.  The Israelites with their golden calf thought they were worshiping “YHWH” or “Elohim,” the true God, but it was Baal, “another Jesus.” One horn, the four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal, represent those who teach “another Jesus.” This is the apostate Protestant ministers. The other horn, the four hundred prophets of the Asherah, represent those who worship the virgin. These are the Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, Eastern Orthodox, and many others that are into “Maryolotry.”  We know that Mary became saved and is our sister and we love her but she is not the mother of God as Maryolotry teaches. (Rom.1:3) Concerning his Son, who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh, (Jesus' “flesh” was the “seed of David” through Mary, which was the promised seed of the woman in Genesis 3:15. Mary is the mother of Jesus' flesh which is the “Son of Man.”) (4) who was declared [to be] the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead; [even] Jesus Christ our Lord. Jesus' “spirit” man was the “Son of God.” Jesus agreed with this saying in John 3:6, “That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit”.  Some would say that the two horns are the apostate leaders of the Christian religion and the leaders of false religions. To this I agree. The same verses usually address both greater and lesser types. The greater type is the most complete fulfillment and all the Babylonish religions will be gathered together in the end time harlot. The False Prophets and Religious Harlots spread from the confusion at Babel throughout the world and now the Unitarian New Age is seeking to bring Babel back together in a new Catholic, meaning “universal” religion that doesn't rebuke their own sins much less others.       Select LanguageAfrikaansAlbanianAmharicArabicArmenianAzerbaijaniBasqueBelarusianBengaliBosnianBulgarianCatalanCebuanoChichewaChinese (Simplified)Chinese (Traditional)CorsicanCroatianCzechDanishDutchEsperantoEstonianFilipinoFinnishFrenchFrisianGalicianGeorgianGermanGreekGujaratiHaitian CreoleHausaHawaiianHebrewHindiHmongHungarianIcelandicIgboIndonesianIrishItalianJapaneseJavaneseKannadaKazakhKhmerKinyarwandaKoreanKurdish (Kurmanji)KyrgyzLaoLatinLatvianLithuanianLuxembourgishMacedonianMalagasyMalayMalayalamMalteseMaoriMarathiMongolianMyanmar (Burmese)NepaliNorwegianOdia (Oriya)PashtoPersianPolishPortuguesePunjabiRomanianRussianSamoanScots GaelicSerbianSesothoShonaSindhiSinhalaSlovakSlovenianSomaliSpanishSundaneseSwahiliSwedishTajikTamilTatarTeluguThaiTurkishTurkmenUkrainianUrduUyghurUzbekVietnameseWelshXhosaYiddishYorubaZulu Powered by Translate Printer-friendly version

Green Pond Bible Chapel Sermons
Hope in Who is to Come [Revelation 10] - Revelation

Green Pond Bible Chapel Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 34:28


In Revelation 10 we learned God's Promises instill hope.

Gospel Dynamite with J. Allen Mashburn
The Beast Out of the Sea | Revelation 13:1-10 | J. Allen Mashburn

Gospel Dynamite with J. Allen Mashburn

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 25:44


In our last study we met the Antichrist. We tried to consider what the Bible says about this coming world ruler who is called the "Man of Sin"; the "Son of Perdition". The Antichrist gives us an opportunity to see how Satan operates. The devil is an imitator. He takes what God does and he tries to duplicate it. You see, Jesus, the real Christ, is a revelation of God the Father. In John 1, there are three verses that are worthy of note, John 1:1, 14, 18. These verses teach us the truth that Jesus is a living, breathing revelation of God the Father. The verse 18, the word "declared' translates the Greek word that gives us our English word "exegesis". The word means "to narrate, to explain, to lead out, to draw out'. It speaks of "an explanation, or a narration". In preaching, we use exegesis to "lead out and explain" the truths contained in the text. When Jesus came, He came to "explain, to lead out, to narrate" God. In other words, Jesus Christ was and is God in the flesh. He was able to say, "I and my Father are one," John 10:30. He was also able to say, "he that hath seen me hath seen the Father," John 14:9. Jesus is God incarnate; He is God in the flesh! In the Antichrist, Satan attempts to duplicate this relationship between Jesus Christ and God the Father. The Antichrist will be a living, breathing revelation of the devil. He will be the devil incarnate; he will be the devil in the flesh. We know that our God is a triune Being. He is one God Who manifests Himself in the Persons. He is Father, Son and Holy Ghost. All three are One God, yet each is an individual Person. They come together to make up the Holy Trinity. In Revelation 12-13, we are introduced to the Satanic Trinity. Satan imitates God the Father. The Antichrist imitates God the Son. The False Prophet, who we will meet in our next study, imitates God the Holy Spirit. Let's give our attention once again to this man who will be known as the Antichrist. These verses give us some important details concerning his mission, his methods and his miracles.

Twin City Bible Church
Grace in the Last Hour

Twin City Bible Church

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 60:00


In Revelation 11-1-14, God gives a glimmer of grace to His nation Israel through the preaching of His two witnesses in the last moments before the final outpouring of judgment.

Oro Valley Catholic
The New Jerusalem And The Whore Of Babylon

Oro Valley Catholic

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 31:28


In Revelation 21, "I also saw the holy city, a new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband." John compares the Whore of Babylon to the Bride of Christ and Babylon doesn't come out well. This week Oro Valley Catholic discusses the Book of Revelation and the contrast between the City of Man and the City of God. Readings for the Fifth Week of Easter: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/051522.cfm Music: Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581 (Mozart) by Musicians from Marlboro is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives (aka Music Sharing) 3.0 International License.

Truth For Life Programs
Loving Community (Part 1 of 3)

Truth For Life Programs

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022


In Revelation, Jesus rebuked some churches, giving them the chance to change their ways and get back on track. But He also commended them. So what does Jesus find praiseworthy in a church? Find out when you listen to Truth For Life with Alistair Begg. Listen...

Dover Assembly of God
The Mark of the Beast | Revelation – Week 26

Dover Assembly of God

Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022


In Revelation 13, a second beast comes out of the earth to further deceive those on earth and make them worship the first beast. He requires everyone to get a mark on their right hand or forehead in order to buy or sell, further imitating what God had done previously with the 144,000 who were […]

Green Pond Bible Chapel Sermons
A Double Warning Re: Demons [Revelation 8:13-9:21] - Revelation

Green Pond Bible Chapel Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 48:09


In Revelation 8:13-9:21 we learned that false gods make false promises.

Life This Side of Heaven
Teaching The World To Sing

Life This Side of Heaven

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 4:33


In Revelation, John gives us a glimpse of the song sung in celebration of the resurrection. It began with the women running to tell the disciples that they had seen the risen Savior.  Then we hear the excited voices of the disciples join in, then Thomas, and then the camera zooms out to show the many more who joined in. But here that number becomes breathtaking! And then he reveals that one of those voices in this remarkable chorus is yours.

Wisdom for the Heart on Oneplace.com
Here Comes the Bride, Part 2

Wisdom for the Heart on Oneplace.com

Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 28:26


In Revelation 2, Christ commends the church at Ephesus for their pure theology and their love for sound doctrine, but He condemns them for losing sight of their first love. So if Jesus isn't the reason we're studying Revelation, we're studying in vain.

Love Worth Finding | Audio Program
Living on the Edge of Eternity

Love Worth Finding | Audio Program

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022


Sermon Overview Scripture Passage: Revelation 1:1-13 The Book of Revelation was divinely written to inspire and warn those living on the edge of eternity. In Revelation 1, we are given a formal introduction to the contents of the whole book. First, we see the central Person of Revelation, which is Jesus Christ. “The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants—things which must shortly take place...” (Revelation 1:1). The Book of Revelation is the unveiling of Jesus Christ; we will see Him in a different way than we've seen Him before. Adrian Rogers says, “Jesus is the hero of the Bible; if you read the Bible and you don't find Jesus, go back and reread it.” Revelation 1:1 also presents our clear purpose as servants of Jesus Christ. We are bondslaves who seek to understand the mysteries of Scripture because we love our Master. There is also a comforting promise within this text: “Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near” (Revelation 1:3). We live in a messy, confusing world that is cursed with sin and pain. Through this book, we can understand the mystery of history and make sense out of suffering. This text also explains Revelation's certain prophecy. We are surely living in the Last Days. There are no more prophecies that need to be fulfilled before Jesus can come. Revelation reminds us of the things which were, things which are, and which shall be. It deals with the past, present, and future. According to the Book of Revelation, the future includes the rapture of the saints and the tribulation of this world. It prophesies the Battle of Armageddon, the beast, the millennium, and the glorification of the Savior. It tells us of the final judgment, in which each of us will learn of the eternal state of our souls. But lastly, at the end of this book, we're offered the last invitation of the whole Bible: “Come” (Revelation 22:17)! As we live on the edge of eternity, may we come to Jesus before it's too late. Apply it to your life Revelation 22:20 says, “He who testifies to these things says, ‘Surely I am coming quickly.' Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!” If you want stability on the edge of eternity, keep your eyes on the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

Wisdom for the Heart on Oneplace.com
Here Comes the Bride, Part 1

Wisdom for the Heart on Oneplace.com

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 28:26


In Revelation 2, Christ commends the church at Ephesus for their pure theology and their love for sound doctrine, but He condemns them for losing sight of their first love. So if Jesus isn't the reason we're studying Revelation, we're studying in vain.

Dover Assembly of God
The Introduction of the Anti-Christ | Revelation – Week 25

Dover Assembly of God

Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022


In Revelation 13, we see the introduction of the beast, who is ultimately the anti-Christ, who will speak eloquently to deceive people so that they’ll worship him. As Satan’s puppet, He’s given the power to exercise his authority for forty-two months, during the second half of the tribulation. Sermon Notes: bible.com/events/48885058

Fusion Church NY Podcast
7 Churches 7: The lukewarm church

Fusion Church NY Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 53:48


Join us and discover how the bible says and how it is still relevant in a culture that is increasingly hostile to the Christian faith. Is God still speaking? Of course, He is. The real question is: Are we listening? Imagine if our church received a letter from Jesus Himself. What would He say about our love for God? Endurance in trials? Faithful service? Would His words bring commendation… or condemnation? We do, in fact, have such a letter. In Revelation, the last book of the Bible, Jesus' words to 7 churches are as relevant & today as they were in the 1st century. Jesus sent these letters to prepare his church for what is ahead.This topic is more relevant today than ever. In a world rattled with division, war, plague, and fear we can learn how Jesus wants to equip us.Remember to hit that subscribe button and SHARE the podcast!Make sure you don't miss it!Main scripture: Revelation 3:14-22To learn more or connect, visit our website at fusionchurchny.com/, download the FusionChurch App, or follow us on Facebook.You can submit a prayer request or connect by sending us a message.Join a Small Group.Also, don't forget to SUBSCRIBE and Leave A Review.Topics: End Times |Revelation | prophecy | WW3 | rapture | final judgement | repentance | Preparation | the church#future #setgoals #thinkbig #familymatters #bettercommunication #success #jesussaves #faithquotes #believe #hopeinjesus #motivationalk #worship #praiseworship #jesussaves #breakinglabels #behindfamilylines #blendedfamily #coparenting #makeadifference #haveanimpact Support the show (http://www.fusionchurchny.com/give )

Green Pond Bible Chapel Sermons
God's Judgment on Creation [Revelation 8:6-12] - Revelation

Green Pond Bible Chapel Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 42:12


In Revelation 8:6-12 we learned as creation falters, look to the Creator.

Gospel Dynamite with J. Allen Mashburn
Great Wonders in Heaven | Revelation 12::1-6 | J. Allen Mashburn

Gospel Dynamite with J. Allen Mashburn

Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 27:08


We are moving into the second half of the book of Revelation today. This second portion opens with an amazing vision of some great wonders on the heavens. Let me remind you that the book of Revelation is not written in chronological order. Chapters 4-9 take us all the way through the end of the Tribulation Period. Chapters 10-11 are passages that stand as like a parenthesis in the action. They reveal some of the “behind the scenes” activities of the Lord. Chapter 11 takes us to the very edge of eternity. It closes with the Lord Jesus claiming His rightful dominion over this universe and it reveals as the inhabitants of that glorious land praise their King. Chapters 12-19 take us back through the Tribulation once again. While chapters 4-9 deal with the timeline or the plan of the Tribulation, chapters 12-19 deal with the characters, or the people of the Tribulation. We are introduced to some of the individuals who will figure greatly during that period of time. So, we are going to tread once again on ground we have already visited. As one writer said, “In Revelation 4-9 we see the events of the Tribulation through a telescope; in Revelation 12-19 we see things through a microscope.” In other words, we are about to get a more detailed look at the events of this period. What is said in chapter 12 is essential to a proper understanding of what is going to be said in the rest of the book. If we misinterpret things here, we are going to be off tract the rest of the way through Revelation.

Oro Valley Catholic
Ancient Views Of Death and the Resurrection

Oro Valley Catholic

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 29:20


The only specific mention of what Resurrection looks like comes from the Book of Daniel. "And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever." Dan. 12:4. The Book of Revelation uses that image in John's vision of the Risen Lord. In Revelation 1:12-16 it says, "* Then I turned to see whose voice it was that spoke to me, and when I turned, I saw seven gold lampstands and in the midst of the lampstands one like a son of man,* wearing an ankle-length robe, with a gold sash around his chest. The hair of his head was as white as white wool or as snow,* and his eyes were like a fiery flame. His feet were like polished brass refined in a furnace,* and his voice was like the sound of rushing water. In his right hand he held seven stars.* A sharp two-edged sword came out of his mouth, and his face shone like the sun at its brightest." So why do the four Gospels tell a very different story of the Resurrection? Because the Risen Lord was not a vision. They described what they really saw. The Readings for the Third Sunday of Easter are to be found at: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/050122.cfm Music by Bach: Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011 by Colin Carr is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives (aka Music Sharing) 3.0 International License.

ReNew Ames Messages
April 24, 2022 "We Are Lampstands, We Are The Church"

ReNew Ames Messages

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 29:15


Sometimes we like to think of Jesus people as the "hands and feet of Jesus." Or, we think of Jesus people as the presence of Jesus in a lost and broken world so loved by God. Those are good ideas. Scriptural ideas. But they can also be dangerous if that's the only way we think of Jesus. What happens when something goes wrong? What happens when people abuse power? What happens when Jesus people cozy up to power and make all kinds of compromises to integrity? Well, people look at that and say, "I want to have nothing to do with Jesus if that's what Jesus is all about!" In Revelation, the first seven churches were called "lampstands," a beacon of light in their place. It's important for us to remember that Jesus is also outside, above, and yet among the lampstands - the churches. He speaks words of encouragement and healing. But sometimes warnings and corrections. The beginning of the Church was based on enthusiastic small gatherings of people who wanted to follow the teachings of Jesus, whom many of them had followed while he was on Earth. The formation of that version of the Church was spontaneous...courageous...sacrificial...chaotic. It seems that, a generation later, this thing that started off as chaotic has become a thing. It's organized now. Now there are people coming in and focusing on right doctrine, right belief, having the right people in the house and in leadership. Jesus essentially says, "Those are good things, but you've forsaken your first love." Perhaps this is what happens when churches become too internally focused and forget that they are a lampstand, bringing God's light and love and healing and forgiveness to the world. If we as Jesus people neglect to welcome and care for those who are abused, forgotten, pushed aside, and unwanted by the rest of the world, we are failing to live out the calling that Jesus put before us. And specifically within religious spaces, when we fail to include and protect and welcome...we must face that reckoning and do things differently. We are called to do so much more merely than repeat the words of Jesus. ReNew Community Worship Service Speaker: Aaron Vis Scripture: Revelation 2:1-7 http://bible.com/events/48882226

Unity Presbyterian - Denver, NC
April 24, 2022 - The Alpha and Omega

Unity Presbyterian - Denver, NC

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2022 21:06


In Revelation, God reveals himself as the One who was, and is, and is to come, the Alpha and the Omega. Pastor Dana takes a look at what that means for us and how we can find comfort in the God who is always and forever.

Bridge Bible Talk
Bridge Bible Talk 4 - 19 - 22

Bridge Bible Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 56:59


Today's Special Guest: Pastor David Guzik Find more from Pastor David Guzik at: Enduring Word - Free Bible Commentary from Pastor David Guzik   Question Timestamps: Titi, NJ (2:29) - What were the Hasidic Jews? Were Jews originally black? Bobby, DE (6:41) - What do you think about the gap theory related to Genesis 1:1? Andrew, NJ (14:58) - Is there room in the Christian faith for an old Earth? Joe, NM (20:37) - Who are the 24 elders from the book of Revelation? Howard, FL (24:12) - How were the linens in Jesus's tomb found by Peter, were they folded up or stretched out? Levi, KY (34:19) - What do you have to do to be saved, is water baptism necessary? Andrew, ID (37:41) - Why do the demons even try, when they know how the story ends? Tom, MA (40:21) - What commentary do you have about the book of Jude? Debbie, NY (43:37) - When Jesus died, where was his spirit for the 3 days? John, NJ (46:36) - In Revelation chapters 7 and 14, were the groups of people mentioned specifically the tribes of Israel? Andy, NY (50:48) - Should women be pastors that lead churches?   Questions? 888-712-7434 Questions@bbtlive.org

Green Pond Bible Chapel Sermons
Reinterpreting the Middle [Revelation 7:9-17] - Revelation

Green Pond Bible Chapel Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2022 43:25


In Revelation 7:9-17 we learned that the end gives meaning to the middle.

The Gospel on the Radio Broadcast with Pastor Jack King of Tallahassee, Florida - Daily Devotional In Depth Bible Study

In Revelation, John is told to write to the churches, including the church at Ephesus. ******* By the way, if you haven't bought a copy of my new book yet, check it out here: https://www.amazon.com/Dreams-Visions-Stories-Faith-Pastor/dp/161493536X

CityLife Church
One Last Meal

CityLife Church

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022


In this week's sermon we are in the Open Table sermon series one last time. We've exhausted the book of Luke and now we turn our attention to one last table. There is still one great table that has not yet taken place. In Revelation we are shown one more table, one more meal, one more supper and feast. Let's see what happens at this table and why our Open Table series cannot finish without preaching about this meal.

Daily Radio Bible Podcast
Daily Radio Bible - March 28th, 22

Daily Radio Bible Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 27:17


 You Are Who God Says You Are Our reading today is Judges  6 – 7, Psalm 52, and 1 Cor 4.  We are reading from the New Living Translation. You are who God says you are.  God called Gideon a “mighty warrior”.  He didn't feel like it.  He felt like the least of the least.  That's what he told the angel of the Lord.  “I come from the least of the tribes of Israel and I am the least within my own family” But that's not what God called him.  God didn't call him the least of the least.  He called him a mighty warrior.  Regardless of how you feel, you are who God says you are.  You might be beat up, exhausted, and hiding, like Gideon was.   But God will come to find you.  He comes looking for people just like that.  He comes looking for us so that he might proves himself strong through our weakness.  He delights in making the least the greatest.  And he ultimately will win the victory for us, just as he did for the 300 trumpet-blowing Israelites when they were facing the Midianite hordes.  It was God who won that victory.  It was God who was showing himself strong among the least. In the end, it is God who says who we are.  If he chooses to call you “Mighty Warrior” than that is who you are. Who has God said you are?  Have you heard him say, “Son”, “Daughter”, “Friend”, “Warrior”, “Defender”?  You are who God says you are. Listen well when God calls you, and receive the blessing of the name He has given you.   There's going to be a time, coming, when we stand before God.  In Revelation we are told that there is a gift for those who overcome.  It is a white stone, and on it will be written a name that no one understands but the one who receives it.  You are who God says you are.  Live in the light of that, receive the blessing of it, and rise up into what He is calling you.