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Revelation 9 may 13 2012 sermon slides

  1. 1. May 13, 1978
  2. 2. At the heart ofa commitmentto God is acommitmentto His Word!
  3. 3. Revelation 1:3Blessed is the one who reads aloud thewords of this prophecy, and blessed arethose who hear, and who keep what iswritten in it, for the time is near.
  4. 4. Summary of genre keyRevelation is apocalyptic prophecy.
  5. 5. “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.”
  6. 6. Apocalyptic literature “reveals” these mysteries through the useof visions and highly symbolic language.
  7. 7. Our Guiding PrincipleDon’t miss the forest for the trees!Let’s not get lost in the details andtherefore miss the message Jesus has for us!
  8. 8. Recap: Revelation 4-8Rev. 4-5 – The Lamb, with a scroll, inthe Throne RoomRev. 6 – The Lamb removes first 6 seals
  9. 9. God’s Judgments Unleashedin Three Movements . . . The Seal Judgments (7) – the 7thcontaining . . .  The Trumpet Judgments (7) – the 7thcontaining . . .  The Bowl Judgments (7)
  10. 10. Recap: Revelation 4-8Rev. 4-5 – The Lamb, with a scroll, inthe Throne RoomRev. 6 – The Lamb removes first 6 sealsRev. 7-8 – Opening of 7th seal whichunleashes the Trumpet Judgments
  11. 11. Revelation 9The 5th and 6 th Trumpet Judgments (a.k.a. “The 1st and 2nd Woes”)
  12. 12. The Nazgûl
  13. 13. Revelation 9 – Two More Trumpet Blasts!Revelation 9:1And the fifth angel blew his trumpet,and I saw a star fallen from heaven toearth, and he was given the key tothe shaft of the bottomless pit.
  14. 14. Revelation 9 – Two More Trumpet Blasts!Revelation 9:2He opened the shaft of the bottomlesspit, and from the shaft rose smoke likethe smoke of a great furnace, and thesun and the air were darkened withthe smoke from the shaft.
  15. 15. Revelation 9 – Two More Trumpet Blasts!Revelation 9:3-4Then from the smoke came locusts on theearth, and they were given power like thepower of scorpions of the earth. Theywere told not to harm the grass of theearth or any green plant or any tree, butonly those people who do not have theseal of God on their foreheads.
  16. 16. Revelation 9 – Two More Trumpet Blasts!Revelation 9:5-6They were allowed to torment them forfive months, but not to kill them, and theirtorment was like the torment of ascorpion when it stings someone. And inthose days people will seek death and willnot find it. They will long to die, but deathwill flee from them.
  17. 17. Revelation 9 – Two More Trumpet Blasts! “These are not ordinary locust, but demons, who, like locusts, bringswarming destruction. Describing them in the form of locusts symbolizes their uncountable numbers and massive destructive capabilities.” (John MacArthur, Because the Time Is Near)
  18. 18. Revelation 9 – Two More Trumpet Blasts!Revelation 9:6And in those days people will seek deathand will not find it. They will long todie, but death will flee from them.
  19. 19. Revelation 9 – Two More Trumpet Blasts!Revelation 9:7-8In appearance the locusts were like horsesprepared for battle: on their heads werewhat looked like crowns of gold; theirfaces were like human faces, their hair likewomens hair, and their teeth like lionsteeth;
  20. 20. Revelation 9 – Two More Trumpet Blasts!Revelation 9:9-10They had breastplates like breastplates ofiron, and the noise of their wings was likethe noise of many chariots with horsesrushing into battle. They have tails andstings like scorpions, and their power tohurt people for five months is in their tails.
  21. 21. Revelation 9 – Two More Trumpet Blasts!Revelation 9:11They have as king over them the angel ofthe bottomless pit. His name in Hebrewis Abaddon, and in Greek he is calledApollyon.
  22. 22. Tolkien’s Nazgûl
  23. 23. Revelation 9 – Two More Trumpet Blasts!Revelation 9:12The first woe has passed; behold, twowoes are still to come.
  24. 24. Revelation 9 – Two More Trumpet Blasts!Revelation 9:13-14Then the sixth angel blew his trumpet,and I heard a voice from the four horns ofthe golden altar before God, saying to thesixth angel who had the trumpet,“Release the four angels who are boundat the great river Euphrates.”
  25. 25. Revelation 9 – Two More Trumpet Blasts!Revelation 9:15-16So the four angels, who had beenprepared for the hour, the day, the month,and the year, were released to kill a thirdof mankind. The number of mountedtroops was twice ten thousand times tenthousand; I heard their number.
  26. 26. Revelation 9 – Two More Trumpet Blasts!Revelation 9:17And this is how I saw the horses in myvision and those who rode them: theywore breastplates the color of fire and ofsapphire and of sulfur, and the heads ofthe horses were like lions heads, and fireand smoke and sulfur came out of theirmouths.
  27. 27. Revelation 9 – Two More Trumpet Blasts!Revelation 9:18By these three plagues a third of mankindwas killed, by the fire and smoke andsulfur coming out of their mouths.
  28. 28. Revelation 9 – Two More Trumpet Blasts!Revelation 9:19For the power of the horses is in theirmouths and in their tails, for their tails arelike serpents with heads, and by means ofthem they wound.
  29. 29. Revelation 9 – Two More Trumpet Blasts!Talk about a scene of pure horror andutter devastation! Certainly those stillliving will repent of their sin and turn to God! Yes?
  30. 30. Revelation 9 – Two More Trumpet Blasts!Revelation 9:19The rest of mankind, who were not killed bythese plagues, did not repent of the works oftheir hands nor give up worshiping demonsand idols of gold and silver and bronze andstone and wood, which cannot see or hear orwalk, nor did they repent of their murders ortheir sorceries or their sexual immorality ortheir thefts.
  31. 31. Revelation 9 – Two More Trumpet Blasts!Isaiah 53:6aAll we like sheep have gone astray; wehave turned—every one—to his ownway.
  32. 32. Today’s1. God is absolutely sovereign overthe course of human history!
  33. 33. Today’sRevelation 9:4-5They were told not to harm the grass ofthe earth or any green plant or any tree,but only those people who do nothave the seal of God on their foreheads.They were allowed to torment them forfive months, but not to kill them.
  34. 34. Today’sRevelation 9:15So the four angels, who had beenprepared for the hour, the day, themonth, and the year, were released to killa third of mankind.
  35. 35. Today’s1. God is absolutely sovereign overthe course of human history!
  36. 36. Today’s2. This chapter specifically and thebook of Revelation as a wholedemonstrates that sin is a muchmore serious matter to God than it isto us!
  37. 37. Today’s Does God hate sin?If God hates sin, should we not also hate sin?
  38. 38. Today’s2. This chapter specifically and thebook of Revelation as a wholedemonstrates that sin is a muchmore serious matter to God than it isto us!
  39. 39. Today’s3. If you have never embraced theGospel of Jesus Christ, do so TODAY!Repent of your sin and rebellionagainst God and receive the free giftof eternal life that God offers to youin Christ!
  40. 40. Today’sRomans 6:23For the wages of sin is death, but the freegift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesusour Lord.

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