Revelation 10 june 3 2012 sermon slides

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  • 1. The necessity ofeffective biblicalteaching as thefoundation for spiritualtransformation.
  • 2. The book of Revelation is theonly one of its kind in the NT:it is apocalyptic prophecy.
  • 3. “Apocalyptic literature is aspecial kind of writing thatarose among Jews andChristians to reveal certainmysteries about heavenand earth, humanity andGod, angels and demons,the life of the world today,and the world to come.”
  • 4. Apocalyptic literature“reveals” these mysteries through the use of visions and highlysymbolic language.
  • 5. Our Guiding Principle Don’t miss the forest for the trees! Let’s not get lost in the details and therefore miss the message Jesus has for us!
  • 6. Recap: Revelation 4-9Rev. 4-5 – The Lamb, with a scroll, inthe Throne RoomRev. 6 – The Lamb removes first 6 seals
  • 7. God’s Judgments Unleashedin Three Movements . . . The 7 Seal Judgments – the 7thcontaining . . .  The 7 Trumpet Judgments – the 7thcontaining . . .  The 7 Bowl Judgments
  • 8. Recap: Revelation 4-9Rev. 4-5 – The Lamb, with a scroll, in theThrone RoomRev. 6 – The Lamb removes first 6 sealsRev. 7 – the first of two “propheticpauses” – God sealing, God savingRev. 8-9 – the first six trumpet judgments
  • 9. The second “prophetic pause” (10:1-11:13) Revelation 10 A BIG Angel (vv. 1-7) A Little Scroll (vv. 8-11)
  • 10. Revelation 10 – A Big AngelRevelation 10:1-2Then I saw another mighty angel comingdown from heaven, wrapped in a cloud,with a rainbow over his head, and hisface was like the sun, and his legs likepillars of fire. He had a little scroll open inhis hand. And he set his right foot on thesea, and his left foot on the land,
  • 11. Revelation 10 – A Big AngelRevelation 10:3-4and called out with a loud voice, like alion roaring. When he called out, theseven thunders sounded. And when theseven thunders had sounded, I was aboutto write, but I heard a voice from heavensaying, “Seal up what the seven thundershave said, and do not write it down.”
  • 12. Revelation 10 – A Big AngelRevelation 10:5-6And the angel whom I saw standing onthe sea and on the land raised his righthand to heaven and swore by him wholives forever and ever, who createdheaven and what is in it, the earth andwhat is in it, and the sea and what is in it,that there would be no more delay,
  • 13. Revelation 10 – A Big AngelRevelation 10:7but that in the days of the trumpet call tobe sounded by the seventh angel, themystery of God would be fulfilled, just ashe announced to his servant theprophets.
  • 14. Revelation 10 – A Big AngelNot all angels are created equal!Revelation 10:1aThen I saw another mighty angel comingdown from heaven,
  • 15. Revelation 10 – A Big AngelThis angel is mighty in APPEARANCE!Revelation 10:1aThen I saw another mighty angel comingdown from heaven, wrapped in a cloud,with a rainbow over his head, and hisface was like the sun, and his legs likepillars of fire.
  • 16. Revelation 10 – A Big AngelThis angel is mighty in his STANCE!Revelation 10:2bAnd he set his right foot on the sea, andhis left foot on the land.
  • 17. Revelation 10 – A Big AngelThis angel is mighty in his STANCE!Ephesians 1:22And he (God the Father) put allthings under his (Jesus Christ’s) feet . . .
  • 18. Revelation 10 – A Big AngelThis angel is mighty in his CALL!Revelation 10:3And (he) called out with a loud voice, likea lion roaring.
  • 19. Revelation 10 – A Big AngelJoel 3:16The Lord roars from Zion, and utters hisvoice from Jerusalem, and the heavensand the earth quake.Amos 1:2The Lord roars from Zion and utters hisvoice from Jerusalem.
  • 20. Revelation 10 – A Big AngelThis angel is mighty in his CALL!Revelation 10:3And (he) called out with a loud voice, likea lion roaring. When he called out, theseven thunders sounded.
  • 21. Revelation 10 – A Big AngelThis angel is mighty in his CALL!1 Samuel 2:10The adversaries of the Lord shall bebroken to pieces; against them he willthunder in heaven. The Lord will judgethe ends of the earth.
  • 22. Revelation 10 – A Big AngelThis angel is mighty in his CALL!Revelation 10:3And (he) called out with a loudvoice, like a lion roaring. When hecalled out, the seven thunderssounded.
  • 23. Revelation 10 – A Big AngelConcerning what the 7 thunders said . . .Deuteronomy 29:29The secret things belong to the LORDour God, but the things that are revealedbelong to us and to our children forever,that we may do all the words of this law.
  • 24. Revelation 10 – A Big AngelThis angel is mighty in his appearance, hisstance, his call AND his mission!
  • 25. Revelation 10 – A Big AngelThe 3 “mighty angels” of Revelation . . .Revelation 5:2And I saw a mighty angel proclaimingwith a loud voice, “Who is worthy toopen the scroll and break its seals?”
  • 26. Revelation 10 – A Big AngelThe 3 “mighty angels” of Revelation . . .Revelation 18:21Then a mighty angel took up a stone likea great millstone and threw it into thesea, saying, “So will Babylon the greatcity be thrown down with violence, andwill be found no more.”
  • 27. Revelation 10 – A Big AngelThe 3 “mighty angels” of Revelation . . .Revelation 10:5-6And the angel whom I saw standing on the seaand on the land raised his right hand toheaven and swore by him who lives forever andever, who created heaven and what is in it, theearth and what is in it, and the sea and what isin it, that there would be no more delay.
  • 28. Revelation 10 – A Big AngelThe 3 “mighty angels” of Revelation . . .Revelation 10:7but that in the days of the trumpet call to besounded by the seventh angel, the mystery ofGod would be fulfilled, just as he announced tohis servants the prophets.
  • 29. Revelation 10 – A Big AngelNot all angels are created equal!This angel is mighty in his appearance,his stance, his call and his mission!
  • 30. Revelation 10 – A Little ScrollRevelation 10:8Then the voice that I had heard fromheaven spoke to me again, saying, “Go,take the scroll that is open in the hand ofthe angel who is standing on the sea andon the land.”
  • 31. Revelation 10 – A Little ScrollRevelation 10:9 So I went to the angel and told him togive me the little scroll. And he said tome, “Take and eat it; it will make yourstomach bitter, but in your mouth it willbe sweet as honey.”
  • 32. Revelation 10 – A Little ScrollRevelation 10:10-11And I took the little scroll from the handof the angel and ate it. It was sweet ashoney in my mouth, but when I hadeaten it my stomach was madebitter. And I was told, “You must againprophesy about many peoples andnations and languages and kings.”
  • 33. “Sweet because John, like all believers, wanted the Lordto act in judgment to take back the earth that is rightfully hisand be exalted and glorified ashe deserved. Yet the realization of the terrible doom awaiting unbelievers turned that initial sweet taste into bitterness.” (John MacArthur)
  • 34. Today’s1. We can find strength for today andhope for tomorrow, no matter whattroubles might come our wayBECAUSE our God is in control!
  • 35. “No terrorists, no roguegovernments, no dictators,no usurpers of democracy,no kings, no tax collectors, no corrupt government officials, no hypocriticalsenators are going to stand in the way of God’s accomplishing his purposes.”
  • 36. “If Russia puts a militarybase on Cuba, if terrorists strike the USA again, if democracy comes to anend in this country, God’spurposes will still come to pass. God is Lord of history, and his will is going to be done.” (James Hamilton)
  • 37. Today’s1. We can find strength for today andhope for tomorrow, no matter whattroubles might come our wayBECAUSE our God is in control!
  • 38. Today’s2. We can know truth – notexhaustively – but we can know itbecause God reveals it!
  • 39. Today’sRevelation 1:1The revelation of Jesus Christ, whichGod gave him to show to his servantsthe things that must soon take place.
  • 40. John 3:16“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son,that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. He loves. He gave. We believe. We live!