Lesson 6 Pastoral Epistles (Part 7)

1 Timothy 6:16-18

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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

E230: Pastoral Epistles Lesson 6 (Part 6)

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E229: Just a Thought on Revelation 13 (Part 2)

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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

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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!

E228: Pastoral Epistles Lesson 6 (Part 5)

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Lesson 6 Pastoral Epistles (Part 4)

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Introduction: Consider:

  1. What we are to run from.
  2. What we are to follow after.

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1 Timothy 6:11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

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  1. But thou, O man of God”: Speaks to pastors in particular.
    1. Whose man, are you?
      1. Can it be truly said I am a man of God?
        1. Surrendered to
        1. Controlled by

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  • The “man of God” delivers God’s message:
    • 1 Samuel 2:27 And there came a man of God unto Eli, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Did I plainly appear unto the house of thy father, when they were in Egypt in Pharaoh’s house?

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  • Man of God is an Ambassador
    • 2 Corinthians 5:20

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  • Man of God is sent by God
    • John 20:21

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  • Man of God commanded by God
    • 2 Timothy 4:2

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  • Man of God must be faithful
    • 1 Corinthians 4:2

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  • “flee these things”
    • Run away from

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  • From WHAT?
    • teaching men’s ideas (vs. 2-5)
    • wrong supposition (vs. 6)

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  1. wrong goal (vs. 9)

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  1. love of money (vs. 10)

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  1. Example: Demas (Philemon 24; 2 Timothy 4:10)

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  • Some things are to be debated on fled.

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  • fornication: 1 Corinthians 6:18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.

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  • Youthful lusts: 2 Timothy 2:22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

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  • Idolatry: 1 Corinthians 10:14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.

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  1. Arguments you cannot win.
    1. Run Away

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  • What we are to follow: “follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.”
    • Make these your goals:

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  1. Righteousness: Isaiah 51:1 Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the LORD: look unto the rock whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged.

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  1. “Look to the rock”: Hebrews 12:

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  • 1 Peter 3:11 Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.

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  • Titus 2:11-12 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

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  1. Faith: Trusting the Lord
    1. Psalm 4:5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD.

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  • Psalm 118:8 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.

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  • Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

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  1. Love: Love the Lord
    1. First commandment with promise: Mark 12:30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.

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  • Psalm 31:23 O love the LORD, all ye his saints: for the LORD preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.

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  • Psalm 97:10 Ye that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.

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  1. Patience: Wait on the Lord
    1. Psalm 27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.

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  • Proverbs 20:22 Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.

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  • Galatians 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

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  • Meekness: Submission to God’s will
    • 2 Corinthians 10:1 Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am base among you, but being absent am bold toward you:

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  • Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

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  • Does this mean we are to be Mr. Milk-toast?

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Conclusion:

  1. God gives very definite orders for my race.
    1. Directs my running from
    1. Directs my running after
  2. Preacher, are you running your course?

Just a Thought on Revelation 13 (Part 1)

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Introduction: Welcome back to our continuing study on Just a Thought on Revelation.

  1. Today—Just a Thought on Revelation 13:1
    1. God’s view of the governments of men.
    1. See how some try to insert the devil as a messenger in place of John.
    1. Antichrist’s rise

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“And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.” (Revelation 13:1)

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  1. When God pictures governments of this world he sets them forth as “beasts”

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  1. Federation of nations (UN)

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  1. Psalms 2:1-4

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  • The world is looking for the antichrist, not the Christ of God!Luke 2:26

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  • “And I stood upon the sand of the sea”
    • Critics and scripture give credit to wrong person
      • Dragon not John standing

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  1. The answer of Bible believer
    1. God says what he means
    1. John is the messenger, not the dragon

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  • “the sand of the sea”
    • The Mediterranean Sea.
    • Antichrist to come out of Palestine.

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  • “saw a beast rise up out of the sea”
    • Unlike any normal beast
      • Mixed beast
      • What John sees is the antichrist.

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  • Called by many names in Scripture?
    • King first, then kingdom Daniel 7:17 These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth. (Ruckman)

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  • “having seven heads and ten horns”
    • Has 7 heads 10 horns
      • Mentioned in Revelation 17:10 as kings of Roman empire

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  1. Deals with antichrist’s rule
    1. 3 ½ years of compromise (Revelation 17:3-5)

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  • then 3 ½ years of absolute dictatorship (Revelation 17:16)
    • Slide 16:
    • “seven heads”
      • Revelation 17:9—Represent 7 mountains here.

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  • Identifies the who (Revelation 17:18)

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  • Kingdoms given (Revelation 17:17)

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  • Beast (Revelation 17:8)

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  • “ten kings”Revelation 17:12-13

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  • Have we seen such a vision? (Cp. Revelation 12:3) close connection

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  1. Close: not the same (cp. Revelation 17:1)

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  1. Fruit of the dragon

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  1. Things different

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  1. Definite difference Chapter 12 “seven crowns on his heads “upon his horns ten crowns” Chapter 13 “upon his horns ten crowns”

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  • Not an exact match to Revelation 12:3 And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.

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  1. Describes the dragon, Satan 12:3
    1. Describes antichrist 13:1 fruit of the dragon

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  • Comes up after the devil cast down to earth there is a difference here: “seven crowns on his heads” “upon his horns ten crowns”

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  • Beast here gets his power from the dragon of chapter 12

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  • This beast is a man (Revelation 13:18)

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  • upon his heads the name of blasphemy
    • What is the name of blasphemy? (Revelation 17:3)

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  • Blasphemer of God (Revelation 13:6)

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Conclusion:

  1. Beast out of Mediterranean
  2. Antichrist
    1. Blasphemer
    1. Fruit of the devil

Just a Thought on Revelation 12 (Part 8)

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Introduction:

  1. Welcome
    1. Name
    1. Study
    1. Purpose
    1. Place to find previous studies. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgLrs_YnbILLDHMphKGJPXQ?

PART

Revelation 12:14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.

  1. “and to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness”
    1. On eagle’s wings as God brought her out of Egypt: Exodus 19:4 Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto myself.
      1. Cp. Deuteronomy 32:11 As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings:
    1. Possibility: Description of airplane escape
      1. Not on the sabbath: Matthew 24:20   But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:
        1. No airlines fly on the Sabbath in Israel.
  2. “into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent”
    1. Discussed earlier that her place is Petra in modern-day Jordan.
      1. City of refuge for Israel.
    1. God’s care for Israel during this time is like unto the manna in the wilderness.
    1. Terrible time: Matthew 24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.
    1. God is going to hide her from the devil.

Revelation 12:15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.

  1. “the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood”
    1. Literal (?): Daniel 9:26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
    1. Will do all possible to destroy Israel: Lamentations 4:19 Our persecutors are swifter than the eagles of the heaven: they pursued us upon the mountains, they laid wait for us in the wilderness

Revelation 12:16 And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.

  1. “the earth helped the woman”
    1. God’s creation protects God’s people.
  2. “he earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth”
    1. a.     God works here as in the day of delivering Israel from Egypt: Isaiah 11:15, 16 And the LORD shall utterly destroy the tongue of the Egyptian sea; and with his mighty wind shall he shake his hand over the river, and shall smite it in the seven streams, and make men go over dryshod. And there shall be an highway for the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria; like as it was to Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.
  • God can do miraculously above all that we could ask or think: Ephesians 3:20  Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

Revelation 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

  • “And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed”
    • Since he cannot harm the hidden, he goes after the remaining remnant.
      • These had not heeded the warning to flee: Mark 13:14   But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand,) then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:
      • Staying where God tells you to leave is a really bad idea.
    • No one to blame but themselves for being in harm’s way.
      • Problem: Unbelief!
  • “which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ”
    • Faith and works in Tribulation Period: cp. Revelation 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
      • Not true today:
        • Cp. Revelation 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
      • True in Tribulation Period: Matthew 24:13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
        • Cp. Matthew 24:50-51 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, [51]   And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
        • Cp. Matthew 25:30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
      • Is it possible then to lose salvation? Not today.

Conclusion: This is the conclusion of our study on Just a Thought on Revelation 12.