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!
The Apostle John takes us on a Trip to Heaven this week In Revelation Chapter 4 verses 1-11. In the vision given to John, there is described for us the glory and beauty of the throne room of heaven where angels and all of creation will worship the Lord: "Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come!"
Temptation, selfishness and desiring riches keep us from living a life full of joy, satisfaction and faithfulness in Jesus Christ. This week, Pastor Troy continues with our series in Revelation, preaching from Revelation 3:7-13 on the faithful church in Philadelphia. While there are no perfect churches (because there are no perfect Christians in churches), in this passage, Jesus speaks of the faithfulness of this church and commends them for keeping his command to persevere in the faith.
Sardis was one of the most prosperous cities in the ancient world. Most likely, this church was founded by the Apostle Paul on one of his missionary journeys. By human standards, this city would be considered full of life because of its economic prosperity. However, due to the church lacking Godly leadership and the Spirit of God, Jesus declares them to be dead.
The Church in Thyatira was a worldly church -- a church that was seeking personal pleasures rather than pleasing God. In Revelation 2:18-29, the message to this church is from Jesus Christ. While Jesus acknowledges their works of love, service, faith and patience, He also warns them to study and understand the Bible, turn from their wicked behavior and persevere in their faith.
Happy Father's Day! This morning, Pastor Troy preached from Proverbs 4 on the importance of fathers and grandfathers passing on Godly instruction, knowledge, and, wisdom to their children.
Nominal Christianity is widespread in our day - where the doctrines and truths of the Bible are no longer being taught and have become irrelevant even among church attenders. This morning, Pastor Troy preaches on Jesus' warning to the Church in Pergamum; and, by extension, to the church today to be faithful and obedient to God's Word and repent. In doing so, Jesus promises us hidden manna.
The Apostle Paul being inspired by the Holy Spirit in writing the Book of Revelation, declares Jesus' imminent return and His ultimate victory over sin, the anti-Christ and Satan! In this week's sermon, Pastor Troy preaches on the preview and promise of the victory that comes through Jesus in His Second Coming.
Eleven glorious things we need to know about the Book of Revelation is explained to us this week. Pastor Troy continues in the first chapter of the Book of Revelation and further unpacks the first six verses to reveal God's truth in this prophetic book.
The book of Revelation is primarily an unfolding of the future. God gave this Revelation to Jesus Christ who, in turn, sent His angel to make known the Revelation to the Apostle John. We are warned that the time is near; and, amazingly, a blessing is promised to all who reads and who hear the words of this prophesy, and abide in the things which are written in it.