Sunday, October 30, 2016

Revelation 15 -- Prelude to the Seven Bowls....


Prelude to the Bowl Judgments:
"Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous: seven angels having the seven last plagues, for in them the wrath of God is complete.

And I saw something like a sea of glass mingled with fire, and those who have the victory over the beast, over his image and over his mark and over the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, having harps of God. They sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying:

“Great and marvelous are Your works,
Lord God Almighty!
Just and true are Your ways,
O King of the saints![
Who shall not fear You, O Lord, and glorify Your name?
For You alone are holy.
For all nations shall come and worship before You,
For Your judgments have been manifested.”

After these things I looked, and behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened. And out of the temple came the seven angels having the seven plagues, clothed in pure bright linen, and having their chests girded with golden bands. Then one of the four living creatures gave to the seven angels seven golden bowls full of the wrath of God who lives forever and ever. The temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from His power, and no one was able to enter the temple till the seven plagues of the seven angels were completed."
Revelation 15

Pastor Danny Forshee.  Great Hills Baptist Church.  May 24, 2015:

Prelude To The Seven Bowls - Dr. Danny Forshee - May 24, 2015 from Great Hills Baptist Church on Vimeo.

Outline:

  1. The PRAISE of God (vv. 1-4)
    - Absolute, Sheer ASTONISHMENT
    - The GREAT Reversal
    - Exclamation
    - Declaration - You are just and true.
    - Question - Who shall not fear you?!?
  2. The Preparation for Judgement (vv. 5-8)
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    2 Chronicles 5:14
    - Hebrews 10:31
    - Temple, Tabernacle, Testimony
    - Holiest of Holies are open.
    - Jesus Christ is the TRUE High Priest.
Highlights:
  • Tranquility in Heaven amidst chaos on Earth.
    • God NEVER gets rattled.
    • He is the ALMIGHTY GOD who is in control!!!
  • God will right the wrongs done to his people: In Russia, today, there is a Church standing on the ground where Stalin used to hold executions.
  • Moses is only noted as the servant of God.
  • "VJ" day: Victory in Jesus day.
  • Everyone, whether in Heaven above or hell below, will have to bow their knee and confess the sovereignty of Jesus Christ; the action is pre-determined, your only choice is where you will be.
  • This text presupposes a detailed understanding of the Old Testament.
  • Know Jesus as your friend before, one day, you know Him as your judge.

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