Saturday, May 2, 2015

Final Lecture Revelation 22 “COME LORD JESUS”

SLIDE 1  Revelation 22 “COME LORD JESUS”
  1.  More about Heaven   
  2. Christ Last Challenge to Humankind

·        People Get Ready

Seeing a church sign -Holy Christian Singers –Homecoming, it made me think of our study. Ladies we will sing and rejoice at our homecoming. Even if you screech at the high notes or can’t carry a tune, in heaven you will sing like an angel. PRAY

SLIDE 2 Tim LaHaye Revelation Unveiled  comments on chapter Revelation 22
“It is a fitting way to end not only this greatest book of all books on prophecy The Revelation of Jesus Christ, but also the library of God's Word. The Bible opens with two chapters in Genesis we encounter God's description of creation and heavenlike conditions on earth prepared for humankind. The last two chapters of Revelation describe the eternal heaven that God will reestablish for them. All the chapters in between contains a great conflict of the ages as human beings turn their backs on God and He seems to  draws them to himself.”

As beautiful and lush as the Garden of Eden was prepared by our Father for His new creation,  but  Heaven cannot be described with mere words from a man.  
1 Corinthians 2:9 
 “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”— People Get Ready

SLIDE 3   What’s new in 22?
1.     The River of the Water of Life
2.     The Tree of life
3.     No longer any Curse
4.     Face to face with God
5.     No night
We learned in chapter 21 that the New Jerusalem will have no seas but verse one of Chapter 22 promises water of life. Fact: An adult can perhaps survive 3-5 days without water; however, a baby locked in a hot car could potentially die of dehydration within several hours.

SLIDE 4 Ladies don’t be shy, if you see a baby or a pet alone in a hot car; make some noise. We need water to survive, but we need the living water to life.

1      Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb

Isaiah 55:1 Invites us to come to the Father everyone that is thirsty. "Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! “
John 4:13-14 Jesus talked to the Samaritan women at the well about the living water. "Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life."

SLIDE 5 2through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month.

Adam was commanded
"You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die." Genesis 2:16-17 Once they sinned, they were cast out of the garden.
But in Heaven we will eat from the tree of life freely, constantly. We don’t know if we will eat meat, (I think not because the animals will roam around us like pets free from fear of man.) We don’t know what kind of fruit will be on the tree. But this I know my Father will provide us with every good thing. We will be so happy that we will not grumble or complain. We will not gain weight because we will have a perfect body, no indigestion nor acid reflux. Can I hear an “Amen?” Just wait until next week’s dinner.

SLIDE 6 2- The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. Healing not from sickness or disease (which will not be present in heaven) but means health and harmony the word “nations” encompasses every inhabitant. Can you imagine relationships without pouting, or whining, no disagreements or bitterness?  Shouldn’t we start practicing it now! People Get Ready

Proverbs 11:19 Wisdom(good sense) makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.

SLIDE 7 3No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him.

Satan and his demons are in the lake of fire. They no longer have access to the throne or man.  No ungodly thing will be in the city. The throne of God will be foremost in the city and we will constantly sing and praise and worship Him forevermore.

SLIDE 8 4-We will see his face! This is my greatest desire. Though Moses was considered a friend of God he did not see God’s face.…. Exodus 33:18-23 Moses asked God, "Please show me your glory."2But," God (he) said, "you cannot see my face, for man shall not see me and live."….I will put you in a cleft of the rock, and I will cover you with my hand until I have passed by.23…you shall see my back, but my face shall not be seen."  

SLIDE 9 But in heaven…
·  We shall behold Him
·  Face to face in all of His glory
·  We shall behold Him
·  Face to face, our Savior and Lord
SLIDE 10 4-His name will be on our foreheads indicating that we are blood bought children of God.
John 14:2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
Greg Laurie says “Heaven is prepared for those who are prepared for heaven.” Are you Ready?
1 John3: 1See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears,a we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. 

SLIDE 11 5And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.

John 8:12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

As I prayed over this last lecture, the Holy Spirit urged me to show you activities to help you get ready for the Lord’s Return.
SLIDE 12 Greg Laurie says: In the New Testament's 260 chapters, Christ's return is mentioned no less than 318 times. Statistically, one verse for every 25 pages of the Bible refers to the return of Jesus Christ in some way, shape, or form. Make no mistake about it: Jesus Christ will come back again, and God has given us specific instructions for what we are to do while we wait. What can you do to Ready?
SLIDE 12 Christ Last Challenge to Humankind
·        Obey God’s Commands
·        Serve the Lord
·        Keep God’s Word
·        Be watchful
People Get Ready
Greg Laurie Taken from "While You Wait" “ We should anxiously await His return. Have you ever been looking forward to seeing someone? You wait for the sound of that person's car in the driveway. You pull the door open before your friend can even knock. That's what it means to "anxiously await" someone's arrival. If anything would cause us hesitancy in saying, "Even so, come, Lord Jesus!" (Revelation 22:20 NKJV), then we need to carefully examine our lives.

SLIDE 13 Biscuit is my daughter’s “third child.” She adopted him when Gaven grew out of the baby stage. He goes to work with her, and is the official greeter dog at Lineberger Vet. When he stays with NannyAnn he always know the sound of Kristen’s car as she drives down my street. He jumps off the sofa and runs around in circles and makes a little whimpering sound waiting for her to come through the door. Ladies that is “anxiously awaiting.” Are you anxiously waiting? People Get Ready

SLIDE 14 Jesus Is Coming
6     These words are trustworthy and true.
12"Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay everyone for what he has done. 13I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end."
This statement will either scare you to death or fill you with joy. Are you ready?

SLIDE 15 Obey God’s Commands
     2 Peter 3:14  Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace.
     1 John 3:2-3 Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.

SLIDE 16  14 Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates. How do we wash our robes? Only in the blood of Jesus Christ can we be pure and spotless.
17The Spirit and the Bride say, "Come." And let the one who hears say, "Come." And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price.
Let’s close our eyes right now. If someone needs an invitation, here it is! Three times it says Come! Come to the Savior now. Accept Jesus as Lord and leave your burdens at Calvary. Maybe you want to pray for a loved one who is not ready.

SLIDE 17  Serve the Lord
      Luke 12: 37Blessed are those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes.
43 will find so doing when he comes.
      Ephesians 6:7 Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord,

SLIDE 18 What should we be doing? Loving others, telling the wonderful story of Jesus,  sharing our blessing with those in need. Widows and orphans are close to my heart, but each women here has a purpose. Woe to the one not serving when He comes.
SLIDE 19 Keep God’s Word
·        Deuteronomy 4:2 You shall not add to the word that I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God that I command you.
·        Matthew 5:18 "For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished.” NASV
·        Revelation 22:7 Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.
Verse 7  Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book."
This is different from obeying God’s commandments. This is especially for Pastors and teachers. Woe to the ones that do not teach about heaven and hell.

SLIDE 20 We don’t change the Word of God, the Word of God changes us!
18 I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book,
19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.
Ladies I have read and studied many resources. I have prayed and listened to the Spirit to deliver the Word accurately and fully. My best efforts to stay true to the Word of God will be incomplete because I can’t know it all. I sincerely beg forgiveness from God for any misspeak or wrong interpretation due to lack of knowledge or misunderstanding. 

SLIDE 18 Be watchful
From the first chapter in Revelation 1:3Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near.
      Matthew 24:44 Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.
      Revelation 16:15 ("Behold, I am coming like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake, keeping his garments on, that he may not go about naked and be seen exposed!")
Where do you want to be when the LORD comes? What do you want to be doing?
Salutations from John
20   He who testifies to these things says, "Surely I am coming soon." Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!
21   The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen.

This world is not my home, Iam so ready to see Jesus face to face.
Ladies are you ready?