This week Pastor Troy preaches from Revelation 12 verses 1-6 which continues the on-going battle after the seventh trumpet has sounded. In this passage, the Apostle John describes for us The Woman, The Devil and The Child.
This week, Pastor Troy delivers his annual Thanksgiving message and reminds us that thanksgiving is a true expression of gratitude from the heart. And, in giving thanks, God is our focus - who oversees every facet of our life and from whom all our benefits come.
Now that we have experienced another interlude, God allows us to catch our breath and assess all that is going on. Two witnesses are then introduced in Revelation 11:1-14 to proclaim the gospel and call people to faith and repentance. The second woe has passed. Behold, the third woe is coming quickly!
God is longsuffering to us and not willing that any should perish; and, He desires that every person be saved and come to the knowledge of truth. This week in Revelation Chapter 10, we encounter yet another interlude before the seventh trumpet is sounded. This interlude is a reminder of God's patience and love before His judgment is unleashed. Also, during this interlude, the Apostle John experiences an interesting angel who declares, "that there should be delay no longer."
The havoc caused by the COVID-19 pandemic will be pale in comparison to the havoc wreaked when the sixth trumpet is sounded. A great slaughter will ensue when the demons are unleashed and a third of humankind killed. Amazingly, despite the slaughter, the remainder of those alive continue to defy and deny God and fail to repent and have faith in Him.
Woe, woe, woe to the inhabitants of the earth! This week Pastor Troy preaches from the beginning of Revelation Chapter 9 and describes the first of three woes. In verses 1 to 12, Satan releases tormentors from the bottomless pit to torment every human being who is not marked by God. Now, one woe is past, behold, still two more woes are coming after these things.
Imagine what would it be like to experience an ecological disaster of such magnitude where one-third of the world is impacted. What would our lives be like if a third of the trees and all green grass was burned up; if the third of the sea became like blood and a third of the living creatures in the sea died; if a third of our water source became like poison; and, a third of the day did not shine? All of this will come to pass when the first four trumpets sound.
Silence can be a powerful tool; especially after God has spoken. This week, Pastor Troy preaches from Revelation 8:1-5 and the opening of the Seventh Seal. It is the calm before the heavenly storm and God's judgment on all who have forsaken Him.
This week we celebrate youth week! Taylor Mitchell, our Youth Leader, speaks on the character of God and God's undeniable love for every nation and every person as he walks through the book of Jonah.
God desires every person to be saved and to come to the knowledge of truth (1Timothy 2:4). And,God is working through the finished work of Jesus in everyone who would trust in Him; not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance (2Peter3:9). In the second half of Revelation chapter 7, as the gospel message is being proclaimed, God’s desire of salvation for humankind is being seen in a radical and global way as a vast multitude of people come to faith in Jesus Christ.
The Gospel must be preached! With the judgment and wrath of God being poured out, who is able to stand (Revelation 6:17)? God calls forth 144,000 evangelists to continue the work of the 12 Apostles to turn the world upside down. It is God's desire for none to perish and to preserve all of those who will come to faith in Jesus Christ!
When God pours out His wrath, every segment of society will be panicked under His judgment. There will be earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods, and, meteors falling upon the earth. The very foundation of the earth will be shaken.
There will be a day when God's wrath will not be held back - when the sword, pestilence, famine and death will fall upon the earth. This week Pastor Troy preaches from Revelation Chapter 6:1-8. These verses unfold for us Jesus opening the first four seals, and the judgment that will come during the time of tribulation.
Jesus is the Champion of Heaven. The one who shed His own blood to save our souls from sin, death, and hell; He and he alone has redeemed us to God. He is to be esteemed above everyone and everything ; and, to whom blessing and honor and glory and power is bestowed. Jesus will be worshipped forever and ever!