Pastoral Epistles Lesson 7 (Part 2)

Pastoral Epistles Lesson 7 Part 2

Dr. John Cook / General

Introduction

2 Timothy 1:4 KJV 1900

Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy;

Paul’s Heart’s Desire

“Greatly desiring to see thee”

•     Paul’s desire speaks to what should be our desire:

•     Desire to be with God’s people

•     Prayers very personal.

•     What is missing today?

•     Early Churches’ Love for One Another.

Romans 1:11 KJV 1900

For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end you may be established;

1 Thessalonians 2:17 KJV 1900

But we, brethren, being taken from you for a short time in presence, not in heart, endeavoured the more abundantly to see your face with great desire.

•     Why the Loss?

“being mindful of thy tears”

•     Tears such as found in:

Acts 20:37–38 KJV 1900

And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul’s neck, and kissed him, 

Sorrowing most of all for the words which he spake, that they should see his face no more. And they accompanied him unto the ship.

Timothy’s tears perhaps:

•     Tears for the Difficulties Faced Alone

How to Face:

1 Kings 3:7–9 KJV 1900

And now, O Lord my God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child: I know not how to go out or come in. 

And thy servant is in the midst of thy people which thou hast chosen, a great people, that cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude. 

Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?

•     This we certainly need to stay in the ministry

•     Tears of the Absence of Close Fellowship

“that I may be filled with joy;

At the Presence of Timothy:

•     Joy of seeing his son in the ministry!

•     Joy of ministering to Timothy once more!

•     Joy for seeing the faithfulness of Timothy in the ministry!

•     Paul Needed Such Encouragement:

2 Timothy 4:9 KJV 1900

Do thy diligence to come shortly unto me:

2 Timothy 4:21 KJV 1900

Do thy diligence to come before winter. Eubulus greeteth thee, and Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia, and all the brethren.

•     So do we all!

2 Timothy 1:5 KJV 1900

When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.

Remembering:

When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee”

•     Paul rejoiced at Timothy’s testimony of faith!

•     Outward actions for the Savior shows our faith to others!

•     Consider:

James 2:18 KJV 1900

Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.

Important Because of Men

1 Samuel 16:7 KJV 1900

But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.

Appearances Matter:

1 Thessalonians 5:22 KJV 1900

Abstain from all appearance of evil.

unfeigned faithwhich dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice”

•     Christian Heritage Rejoiced In

Acts 16:1–3 KJV 1900

Then came he to Derbe and Lystra: and, behold, a certain disciple was there, named Timotheus, the son of a certain woman, which was a Jewess, and believed; but his father was a Greek: 

Which was well reported of by the brethren that were at Lystra and Iconium. 

Him would Paul have to go forth with him; and took and circumcised him because of the Jews which were in those quarters: for they knew all that his father was a Greek.

3 John 4 KJV 1900

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.

Rejoicing in the Fruit of Such Faith:

Philippians 2:19–20 KJV 1900

But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state. 

For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state.

Conclusion: Paul reminds:

Serve God With a Pure Conscience.

Pray for Our Brothers in the Lord.

True Faith is Unfeigned and will Stand the Trials.

Christian Should and Do Desire Close Fellowship

All Need Encouragement in the Lord’s Service.

Pastoral Epistles Lesson 7 (Part 1)

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Pastoral Epistles Lesson 7 Part 1

Dr. John Cook / General

Introduction

2 Timothy 1:1 KJV 1900

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus,

Paul is the writer of the book:

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God”

Declaration of His apostleship

Authority: “the will of God”

Must know our authority!

Matches Intro in Colossians:

Colossians 1:1 KJV 1900

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus our brother,

“according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus,

Called our Hope:

Titus 1:2 KJV 1900

In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

Life in the Savior:

Colossians 3:3 KJV 1900

For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

Jesus is my Hope:

Colossians 1:27 KJV 1900

To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

My Hope is not a what but is a Who!

Jesus is my Life:

1 John 5:11–12 KJV 1900

And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 

He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.

1 John 5:20 KJV 1900

And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

Jesus is the Gift and Giver of Eternal Life:

1 John 5:10–13 KJV 1900

He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. 

And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 

He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. 

These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

Jesus Gave His Life:

John 10:11 KJV 1900

I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

2 Timothy 1:2 KJV 1900

To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

To Timothy, my dearly beloved son”

Addressed to Timothy, Paul’s son in the Faith!

1 Timothy 1:2 KJV 1900

Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.

“Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

Grace: God Giving Me What I do Not Deserve.

Mercy: God Not Giving Me What I do Deserve

Peace: God Giving Me What is Beyond My Understanding

Philippians 4:7 KJV 1900

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

“from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord”

God the Father the Source of all Blessings

God the Son the Access to all Blessings

2 Timothy 1:3 KJV 1900

I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day;

“I thank God”

Thanksgivings Belong to God

Revelation 7:12 KJV 1900

Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.

Paul’s Heritage:

“whom I serve from my forefathers”

Paul’s Conscience:

“with pure conscience”

Romans 9:1 KJV 1900

I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost,

Acts 24:16 KJV 1900

And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.

“that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day”

Constant Prayer: don’t quit praying

1 Thessalonians 5:17 KJV 1900

Pray without ceasing.

Conclusion:

  • Paul the writer
  • Timothy the addressee
  • Message:
    • Jesus our Hope!
    • Jesus our Life!
  • Gifts from God to us as Christians:
    • Grace
    • Mercy
    • Peace

Just a Thought on Revelation 13 (Part 5)

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Just a Thought on Revelation / Revelation; Prophecy; Antichrist; Beast / Revelation 13:3–9

Revelation 13:8-10

Introduction:

1. Hello, I’m John Cook.

2. Welcome to our continuing study on Just a Thought on the Book of Revelation. 

3. Today we are on part 5 of Just a thought on Revelation 13.

Revelation 13:8 KJV 1900

And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

“And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him”

Devil worship world-wide!

“whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”

The devil’s crowd!

A very specific book!

Revelation 21:27 KJV 1900

And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.

This Book Belongs to the Lamb of God

John 1:29 KJV 1900

The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

John 1:36 KJV 1900

And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!

Jesus is the provided “Lamb of God” as prophesied by Abraham.

Genesis 22:8 KJV 1900

And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.

1 Peter 1:18–19 KJV 1900

Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 

But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

Revelation 13:9 KJV 1900

If any man have an ear, let him hear.

“If any man have an ear”

Addressed to “any man.”

“let him hear”

Let the Ear do its Work!

Heed Proverbs 19:27!

Proverbs 19:27 KJV 1900

Cease, my son, to hear the instruction That causeth to err from the words of knowledge.

Revelation 13:10 KJV 1900

He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

“He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity”

Speaks to the Devil!

Revelation 20:2–3 KJV 1900

And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, 

And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.

Revelation 20:10 KJV 1900

And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

Speaks to the antichrist!

Revelation 19:20 KJV 1900

And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

Revelation 20:10 KJV 1900

And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

“he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword”

Death in Tribulation-Decapitation

Fits Muslims Pattern Against Christians!

“…killed with the sword…”

The sword that “goeth out of His mouth”

Revelation 19:15 KJV 1900

And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

Revelation 19:21 KJV 1900

And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which swordproceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.

“Here is the patience and the faith of the saints”

What keeps the saints going in persecution!

Revelation 6:9–11 KJV 1900

And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: 

And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth? 

And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.

So we come to the end of our lesson for this day. For the believer today the future is bright. For those that choose the devil’s way, well your future is disastrous!

Don’t wait trust the Savior now before it is too late!

Just a Thought on Revelation 13 (Part 4)

Introduction:

1. Hello, I’m John Cook.

2. Welcome to our continuing study on Just a Thought on the Book of Revelation.

3. Today we are on part 4 of Just a thought on Revelation 13.

Revelation 13:6 KJV 1900

And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.

“And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God”

Satan’s Enemy is Ever God!

Cannot conquer, so blasphemes!

Daniel 7:25 KJV 1900

And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

His Desire “wear out the saints”

“to blaspheme his name”

Attacks the Almighty Name of God!

•     Hates the Power of His Name!

•     Power to save, overcome, keep!

“to blaspheme…his tabernacle”

Out to Defeat the Presence of God in His Own!

“to blaspheme…them that dwell in heaven”

Attacks what he cannot touch!

Hates our Salvation

Revelation 13:7 KJV 1900

And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

“And it was given unto him to make war with the saints”

Who are the Saints? Israel!

Make the Holocaust as Nothing!

“and to overcome them”

Israel will be brought to near destruction. Jacob’s trouble!

Matthew 24:21–22 KJV 1900

For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.

God will shorten the days for the elect’s sake!

“and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations”

He Will Have World-Wide Power

Then will men get what they are crying for, world government!

But it won’t like they think!

Lesson 6 Pastoral Epistles (Part 8)

1 Timothy 6:19-21

1 Timothy 6:19 KJV 1900

Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.

“laying up in store for themselves…”

Careful where you lay up those stores:

Matthew 6:19–21 KJV 1900

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

There is one thing that is certain, ETERNITY:

Luke 12:33 KJV 1900

Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.

We must not trust in uncertain riches!

Now consider:

“…a good foundation…”

Where is that foundation to be found, in the Lord:

Luke 6:48–49 KJV 1900

He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.

But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.

Where is that foundation to be found, in love:

Ephesians 3:17 KJV 1900

That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,

Where is that foundation to be found, in understanding and knowing the Lord:

Jeremiah 9:23–24 KJV 1900

Thus saith the Lord, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, Neither let the mighty man glory in his might, Let not the rich man glory in his riches:

But let him that glorieth glory in this, That he understandeth and knoweth me, That I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: For in these things I delight, saith the Lord.

Next, consider the time that is important:

“…against the time to come…”

The time to come is ETERNITY:

1 Timothy 6:7 KJV 1900

For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

Departure from TIME is certain:

James 1:9–11 KJV 1900

Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted:

But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away.

For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.

In ETERNITY comes the Judgment Seat of Christ:

2 Corinthians 5:10–11 KJV 1900

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.

Then consider what we are to lay hold on:

“…that they man lay hold on…”

Hold on to our blessed hope:

Titus 2:13 KJV 1900

Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

This is a LIVING hope:

1 Peter 1:3–5 KJV 1900

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,

Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

Moving on we see:

1 Timothy 6:20 KJV 1900

O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:

Paul addresses the call:

“…O Timothy…”

The addressee is:

Paul speaks directly to Timothy!

Warning that has been delivered to him:

1 Timothy 6:11 KJV 1900

But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

Order for direct action for Timothy to take:

2 Timothy 2:1 KJV 1900

Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

Furthermore:

“…keep that which is committed to thy trust…”

Faithful stewardship is required:

1 Peter 4:10 KJV 1900

As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

1 Corinthians 4:2 KJV 1900

Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.

The TRUST given:

1 Timothy 1:11 KJV 1900

According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.

The glorious gospel must be delivered in its purity:

Galatians 1:6–7 KJV 1900

I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:

Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.

The glorious gospel is SOUND Gospel:

2 Timothy 1:13–14 KJV 1900

Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us.

The glorious gospel is a FAITHFUL Gospel:

Titus 1:9 KJV 1900

Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.

Staying true to the words of God is how we show our Love for the Savior:

John 14:23 KJV 1900

Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.

What we are to avoid:

“…avoiding profane and vain babblings…”

Words of no profit:

“Babblings” are nothing but “hot air!”

For example:

1 Timothy 4:7 KJV 1900

But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.

How do we avoid:

2 Timothy 3:14–17 KJV 1900

But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;

And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

Furthermore:

“…and oppositions of science falsely so called…”

This is the world’s wisdom:

1 Corinthians 3:19 KJV 1900

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.

Strikes at the heart of educated!

“science falsely so called”

Shows they called that science which is not science!

“…science..” missing from most new bibles, replaced by “knowledge”!

What’s their problem:

Dislike their “god” being called false!

Now look at:

1 Timothy 6:21 KJV 1900

Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.

Path to error:

“Which some professing have erred concerning the faith…”

Who have erred:

“Some” those that put science in front of God’s words!”

Where is the true knowledge:

Begins with “the fear of the Lord”:

Psalm 111:10 KJV 1900

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: A good understanding have all they that do his commandments: His praise endureth for ever.

Found in the Savior:

Colossians 2:3 KJV 1900

In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

No knowledge outside of the Savior:

Colossians 2:8 KJV 1900

Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.

Whence comes error:

Following the world’s wisdom:

1 Corinthians 3:18–20 KJV 1900

Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.

And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.

1 Corinthians 2:6–8 KJV 1900

Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:

But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:

Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

The outcome of error:

1 Timothy 1:19 KJV 1900

Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:

Finally:

“…Grace be with thee. Amen.”

To continue in the ministry:

We Need God’s Grace Alway

To stay faithful though others depart from the truth of God’s words!

Good test:

1 Timothy 6:5 KJV 1900

Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

1 Timothy 6:10 KJV 1900

For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

1 Timothy 6:20 KJV 1900

O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:

Just a Thought on Revelation 13 (Part 3)

Revelation 13:3-5

Introduction:

1. Hello, I’m John Cook.

2. Welcome to our continuing study on Just a Thought on the Book of Revelation.

3. Today we are on part  of Just a thought on Revelation 13.

Revelation 13:3 KJV 1900

And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.

“And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death”

The heads on the beast represent kings!

So one of those kings or kingdoms is going to be wounded by an assassin.

Possible it speaks of the antichrist being wounded in the head literally.

What follows causes men to wonder.

“and his deadly wound was healed”

Satan will copy the Lord’s resurrection.

•     Satan enters into the antichrist.

•     Antichrist becomes literally the devil.

“and all the world wondered after the beast”

•     The world will be shocked by the resurrected antichrist.

•     Think him a god.

Revelation 13:4 KJV 1900

And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?

And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast”

Man is inherently religious.

Men in that day, like men today, will not repent of their idolatrous worship.

Revelation 9:20 KJV 1900

And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:

Worship Involves Bowing Before

Romans 11:4 KJV 1900

But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal.

Worship also Involves

an Act of Friendship

Luke 22:48 KJV 1900

But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?

Note Who They are Worshipping!

“and they worshipped the beast”

•     Heartfelt Worship

•     Sold out to Satan

•     Listen to their cry!

•     “saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?”

Their challenge: “…who is able to make war with him…”

Think God cannot stand up to the beast!

Assured that peace is come without God!

Possibility:

1.   Judas Resurrected

a.  Antichrist

2.   Baalam Resurrected

a.  False Prophet

Revelation 13:5 KJV 1900

And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.

“And there was given unto him a mouth”

Daniel 7:8 KJV 1900

I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.

His mouth is the instrument of Satan, the antichrist!

speaking great things and blasphemies”

Daniel 11:36 KJV 1900

And the king shall do according to his will; 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 that is determined shall be done.

How speaks the devil?

The devil boasts and blasphemes!

and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months”

Limited power!

Time of Ministry Matches the Savior, forty-two Months!

Lesson 6 Pastoral Epistles (Part 7)

1 Timothy 6:16-18

Hello, and welcome to John Cook Ministries. I’m John Cook; a bible believing, KJV, retired missionary. This is a series of study on

The Pastoral Epistles:

•     1 Timothy

•     2Timothy

•     Titus

1 Timothy 6:16 KJV 1900

Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.

“…who only hath immortality…”

Jesus Shall Never Die

He is our guarantee of immortality!

Colossians 3:3 KJV 1900

For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.

Jesus is the Eternal God!

Psalm 90:2 KJV 1900

Before the mountains were brought forth, Or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.

John 8:58 KJV 1900

Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.

“…dwelling in the light which no man can approach…”

1 John 1:5 KJV 1900

This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

Psalm 104:2 KJV 1900

Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: Who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:

Revelation 21:3 KJV 1900

And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

Revelation 22:5 KJV 1900

And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.

“…whom no man hath see, nor can see…”

Exodus 33:20 KJV 1900

And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.

Jesus the Revelation of God to Man

John 1:18 KJV 1900

No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

Colossians 1:15 KJV 1900

Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:

Hebrews 1:3 KJV 1900

Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;

“….to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.”

All glory belongs to Him

Ephesians 3:21 KJV 1900

Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

Jude 25 KJV 1900

to the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.

Revelation 4:11 KJV 1900

Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

Romans 11:36 KJV 1900

For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.

All Power Belongs to Him

Psalm 62:11 KJV 1900

God hath spoken once; Twice have I heard this; That power belongeth unto God.

Our Service Must be in His Power and For His Glory

1 Peter 4:11 KJV 1900

If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

1 Timothy 6:17 KJV 1900

Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;

“…charge them that are rich in this world…”

What God Expects of the Rich

Direct and Definite Charge to be Delivered

“…be not high minded…”

Proverbs 28:11 KJV 1900

The rich man is wise in his own conceit; But the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out.

God can take what we have

Job 12:20 KJV 1900

He removeth away the speech of the trusty, And taketh away the understanding of the aged.

Don’t be to proud of what you have, it all can disappear in an instant!

Proverbs 27:24 KJV 1900

For riches are not for ever: And doth the crown endure to every generation?

Riches can be dangerous!

Deuteronomy 6:10–12 KJV 1900

And it shall be, when the Lord thy God shall have brought thee into the land which he sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee great and goodly cities, which thou buildedst not,

And houses full of all good things, which thou filledst not, and wells digged, which thou diggedst not, vineyards and olive trees, which thou plantedst not; when thou shalt have eaten and be full;

Then beware lest thou forget the Lord, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.

“…nor trust in uncertain riches…”

Riches are Fleeting

Psalm 52:7 KJV 1900

Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; But trusted in the abundance of his riches, And strengthened himself in his wickedness.

Proverbs 23:5 KJV 1900

Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? For riches certainly make themselves wings; They fly away as an eagle toward heaven.

Proverbs 11:28 KJV 1900

He that trusteth in his riches shall fall: But the righteous shall flourish as a branch.

“Money talks, it says “Good bye!”

“…trust…in the living God…”

Psalm 62:8–10 KJV 1900

Trust in him at all times; ye people, Pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.

Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: To be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity.

Trust not in oppression, And become not vain in robbery: If riches increase, set not your heart upon them.

Psalm 84:11–12 KJV 1900

For the Lord God is a sun and shield: The Lord will give grace and glory: No good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. O Lord of hosts, Blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.

“…who giveth us richly all things to enjoy…”

God in Christ is the Source of all Blessings

Psalm 104:28 KJV 1900

That thou givest them they gather: Thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good.

Acts 17:25 KJV 1900

Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;

Psalm 68:19 KJV 1900

Blessed be the Lord, Who daily loadeth us with benefits, Even the God of our salvation. Selah.

Lamentations 3:22–23 KJV 1900

It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.

They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

Look Carefully Where You Put Your Treasure

Matthew 6:19–20 KJV 1900

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

1 Timothy 6:18 KJV 1900

That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate;

“…charge them that are rich in this world…that they do good….”

Psalm 34:14 KJV 1900

Depart from evil, and do good; Seek peace, and pursue it.

Use What God has Given to the Benefit of Others

Galatians 6:10 KJV 1900

As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

“…that they be rich in good works…”

Titus 2:14 KJV 1900

Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

Ephesians 2:10 KJV 1900

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

“…ready to distribute…”

The Opposite of the Flesh

Looking Out for Others

Romans 12:13 KJV 1900

Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.

1 John 3:17 KJV 1900

But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?

“…willing to communicate…”

Hebrews 13:16 KJV 1900

But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

Philippians 4:15 KJV 1900

Now ye Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated with me as concerning giving and receiving, but ye only.

Conclusion

•     Honour and Glory Goes to God

•     Response of the Rich in God’s Service

Just a Thought On Revelation 13 (Part 2)

Revelation 13:2

Introduction:

  1. Hello, I’m John Cook.
  2. Welcome to our continuing study on Just a Thought on the Book of Revelation.
  3. Today we are on part 2 of Just a thought on Revelation 13.

Slide 2:

  • In our study, today, we see John’s vision of the antichrist.
    • Looks like a leopard, walks like a bear, talks like a lion.
    • We will consider the revelation and get a good view of the antichrist.

Slide 3:

Revelation 13:2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.

Slide 4

  1. “…like a leopard…”
    1. Leopard in relationship to Israel (Jerimiah 5:6)

Slide 5

  • 3 Animals over Israel
    • Lion, wolf, leopard

Slide 6

  1. Types of devil (1 Peter 5:8; Matthew 7:15; Revelation 13:2)

Slide 7:

  1. Leopard associated with antichrist (Jeremiah 13:33)

Slide 8:

  1. Spots spoken of (Jude 12)

Slide 9:

  • The first mention of spots, leprosy (Leviticus 13:2)
    • Leprosy associated with sin and wickedness

Slide 10:

  • We see likeness to spotted animal, antichrist

Slide 11:

  • Composite
  • “…leopard…bear…lion…” reversed in Dan 7:1-3

Slide 12:

  1. 4 kings (cf. Daniel 7:17)

Slide 13:

  1. Reversed “…lion…” (Daniel 7:4)

Slide 14:

  1. First, like a lion: not Babylon
    1. Medo-Persia

Slide 15:

  • Second, like a bear (Daniel 7:5)

Slide 16:

  1. Alexander

Slide 17:

  • Third beast (Daniel 7:6)

Slide 18:

  1. Roman Empire

Slide 19:

  • Fourth beast (Daniel 7:7)

Slide 20:

  1. Daniel 7:8

Slide 21:

  • Connected to beast in Revelation 13

Slide 22:

  • the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard”
    • Description of the beast
      • Represented as a leopard, walks like a bear, mouth of a lion

Slide 23:

  • Pay attention to the words: “like” “as”: not literal but likeness!

Slide 24:

  • Cp. Daniel 7 with Revelation 13
    • Daniel 7:22

Slide 25:

  • “like unto a leopard”
    • Like the US; melting pot
    • “leopard”: yellow-brown body, black spots, white belly
      • Integrated; multicultural

Slide 26:

  1. Multicultural, bad idea
    1. 10 toes

Slide 27

  1. Weak
    1. House divided: Weakened as the ten toes on Nebuchadnezzars image: clay and iron (Matthew 12:25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand🙂

Slide 28:

  1. Representative of Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
    1. Could be a picture of the US.

Slide 29:

  • his feet were as the feet of a bear”
    • Moves like a bear
      • Russian: Communism, Socialism
      • Moves like communism, or socialism.

Slide 20:

  • his mouth as the mouth of a lion”
    • Speaks like lion—only part like England
    • Could represent GB and her English family; language English.

Slide 31:

  • “…leopard (US)…bear (Russia)…lion (England)…”
    • Operates like the US, moves like a communist, speaks like an English man.

Sslide32

  • Gets his power: “the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority”
    • Satan shall take over the world!

Slide 33:

  • The Dragon we know is: Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
    • Satan now cast out of heaven to the Earth.

Slide 34:

  • Antichrist becomes the devil in Tribulation Period“the mystery of iniquity” 2 Thessalonians 2:7 Takes over world peacefully

Slide 35:

  • First seen: Revelation 6:2

Slide 36:

  1. Conquers by peace: Daniel 8:25

Slide 37:

  • Antichrist is a Jew; out of Palestine; will be accepted of Israel as their “king”; revealed only after the Holy Spirit is removed.

Slide 38:

  1. 7-year reign
    1. Midst of years
    1. End destruction

Slide 39:

Conclusion:

  1. The setting of the last world empire
  2. Regin of antichrist
  3. Antichrist’s kingdom describe

Lesson 6 Pastoral Epistles (Part 6)

1 Timothy 6:14-15

Here’s the charge:

1 Timothy 6:14 That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:

  1. “That thou keep this commandment”
    1. What Paul is declaring here is not just a good idea or his opinion.
      1. A command to follow
        1. Command: 1 Timothy 6:11-12 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
      1. Soldiers are to obey commands
      1. Colossians 4:17 And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it.
  2. without spot”
    1. Loose living avoided: 2 Peter 2:13 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you;
    1. Obedient living: 2 Peter 3:14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
    1. Spot has to do with leprosy
      1. First mention: Leviticus 13:2 When a man shall have in the skin of his flesh a rising, a scab, or bright spot, and it be in the skin of his flesh like the plague of leprosy; then he shall be brought unto Aaron the priest, or unto one of his sons the priests:
    1. Said another way: Romans 12:1-2 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
  3. unrebukable”
    1. As an obedient child of God: Philippians 2:15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;
    1. Our Lord shall present us unrebukable: Jude 24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,
  4. How long: “until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ”
    1. His appearing our blessed hope: Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
      1. 1 John 3:2-3 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
    1. Blameless in the Savior:1 Corinthians 1:8 Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    1. The day we are looking for: Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
      1. 1 John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

1 Timothy 6:15 Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;

  1. “Which in his times”
    1. “His times” goes from the Lord’s appearing to his bride to the Great White Throne Judgment (1007 years).
    1. Our service will be revealed: 1 Corinthians 3:11-15 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
  2. “he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;
    1. God is going to let all know Who is in charge: Isaiah 45:21-25 Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the LORD? and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me. Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear. Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed. In the LORD shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.
      1. Philippians 2:9-11 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father

Lesson 6 Pastoral Epistles (Part 5)

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Pastoral Epistles

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Pastoral Epistles / 1 Timothy 6:12–13

Lesson 6/Part 5

Part 5

We consider today:

•     Our  battle 

•     Our  orders 

•     Our  Commander 

1 Timothy 6:12 KJV 1900

Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

“Fight the good fight of faith…”

Call for Action

2 Timothy 2:3 KJV 1900

Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

Words That Show Control of Action

Fighting the Right Battle

1 Timothy 1:18 KJV 1900

This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare;

Not a Self-Serving Battle

1 Corinthians 9:25–26 KJV 1900

And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:

Requires Right Weapons of Warfare

2 Corinthians 6:7 KJV 1900

By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,

Worthless Weapons

2 Corinthians 10:3–5 KJV 1900

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

Needed Weapon

Hebrews 4:12 KJV 1900

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Ends Only When Its Over

2 Timothy 4:7 KJV 1900

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:

“…lay hold on eternal life…”

Now by Faith; Then Real

Philippians 1:21 KJV 1900

For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

Living and Waring for a Guaranteed Future

Ephesians 1:13 KJV 1900

In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

Assured of Guaranteed Future Keeps us in the Battle

1 John 5:12 KJV 1900

He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.

Key is Assurance

2 Timothy 1:12 KJV 1900

For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.

More Than Conquerors

Romans 8:37 KJV 1900

Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

1 Corinthians 15:57 KJV 1900

But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

“…whereunto thou art also called…”

We are called

Romans 1:6 KJV 1900

Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ:

1 Peter 5:10 KJV 1900

But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.

“…called according to his purpose…”

Romans 8:28–30 KJV 1900

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

We have a Holy Calling

2 Timothy 1:9 KJV 1900

Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,

We are to “walk worthy”

Ephesians 4:1 KJV 1900

I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,

“…hast professed a good profession…”

Surrendered to Jesus

Romans 10:9–10 KJV 1900

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Good Profession Assured:

Titus 1:16 KJV 1900

They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

1 Timothy 6:13 KJV 1900

I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession;

“I give thee in the sight of God…”

Ordered Conduct

1 Timothy 5:21 KJV 1900

I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.

Paul gives Timothy orders of conduct

1 Timothy 5:21 KJV 1900

I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.

God-Given Orders

Galatians 1:12 KJV 1900

For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Know our Authority Comes from God

Psalm 12:6–7 KJV 1900

The words of the Lord are pure words: As silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, Thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever.

Like a Father to His Children

1 Thessalonians 2:11 KJV 1900

As ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father doth his children,

“…who quickeneth all things…”

Our Lord is a Quickening Spirit

1 Corinthians 15:45 KJV 1900

And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.

Life and Death is in His Hands

Deuteronomy 32:39 KJV 1900

See now that I, even I, am he, And there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: Neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.

“…and before Christ Jesus…”

Life is in Jesus Our Savior

John 5:21 KJV 1900

For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will.

John 5:26 KJV 1900

For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;

Our Service is Before the Savior and Shall be Tried of the Savior

Romans 14:10–12 KJV 1900

But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

“..who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession…”

Matthew 27:11 KJV 1900

And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest.

John 18:36–37 KJV 1900

Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence. Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.

John 19:11 KJV 1900

Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin.

Follow God

Ephesians 5:1 KJV 1900

Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;

Followers of the Savior

1 Thessalonians 1:6 KJV 1900

And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost:

Having seen these three facts, let us faithfully follow the Savior!