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Lesson 4 Revelation Seminars Good News For All People


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Lesson 4 Revelation Seminars Good News For All People

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  2. 2. THE WONDERFUL GOOD NEWS OF REVELATION <ul><li>Revelation Seminars </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson # 4 </li></ul>Good News For All People
  3. 3. <ul><li>The first three chapters of the Bible (Genesis 1,2,3) tell how sin entered this world; and the last three chapters of the Bible (Revelation 20,21,22) tell how sin will be removed from the earth. The chapters between tell how God related to this awful tragedy. The punishment for sin is death, Romans 6:23 . The ugly cancer of sin could not be tolerated, else it would endanger the universe . </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>The super-tragedy of sin is that when Adam and Eve disobeyed, sin passed to all mankind, and thus all people from that time to the present, face the death penalty. So Heaven was suddenly confronted with a horrible dilemma: either sin would have to be excused and tolerated (thus jeopardizing the universe) or all people on planet earth would have to die. God flatly refused both options. He could not stand the thought of separation from His earthly children, whom He dearly loved; nor would He permit the ugly sin virus to rule the universe. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Instead, in an act of unbelievable risk and love, He chose to send His only Son (who is Himself God) into the world to die in your place and mine. Our sins and our death penalty were placed upon Him and we were set free.
  6. 6. <ul><li>Revelation 14:6 calls this plan the “everlasting Gospel”. </li></ul><ul><li>The word “ Gospel ” means “Good News”. And indeed, God’s blessed, loving plan of salvation is good news - incredibly good news for you and me and for every person on planet earth. We shall now study the eternal science of God’s great plan of salvation. </li></ul>
  7. 7. SEVEN AGAIN!
  8. 8. <ul><li>Revelation 2:10 “ Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life .” </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus offers the crown of life to every one of His faithful followers. Happily, through Jesus our Savior we can all receive this wonderful gift of eternal life. Now an all important question comes to mind! What can I do to benefit from Jesus’ sacrifice? </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>(Rev. 14:6)” And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, </li></ul><ul><li>A. The everlasting gospel. </li></ul><ul><li>2. When did the plan to save man go into effect? </li></ul><ul><li>(Rev. 13:18 ”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 . </li></ul><ul><li>A. From the foundation of the world . </li></ul><ul><li>Note : All who have ever been saved since the fall of man have been saved by the blood of Jesus, Acts 4:12 . Old Testament believers accepted Jesus’ blood in looking FORWARD by faith to the cross. We accept the same blood looking BACK by faith, to the cross. </li></ul>1. What is God’s great plan of salvation called?
  10. 10. <ul><li>Answer: </li></ul><ul><li>(a) What: </li></ul><ul><li>Death passed upon all men. </li></ul><ul><li>(b) Why : </li></ul><ul><li>Because all have sinned. </li></ul>“ Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
  11. 11. <ul><li>Answer : Because the wages (payment), or punishment, for sin is death. </li></ul><ul><li>5. What does sin do to our relationship with God? </li></ul><ul><li>(Isaiah 59:2) </li></ul><ul><li>Answer: Sin separates us from God. </li></ul>“ For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
  12. 12. <ul><li>Answer: </li></ul><ul><li>Washed them from their sins. </li></ul><ul><li>Note: Jesus died, not just for the sins of His people but for the sins of the whole world. (see 1 John 2:1,2 ) </li></ul>“ By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:
  13. 13. <ul><li>Answer: </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus, the Lamb of God. </li></ul><ul><li>8. Why did God make such a sacrifice for us? </li></ul><ul><li>(John 3:16; Rev. 1:5) </li></ul><ul><li>Answer: </li></ul><ul><li>Because He loved us . </li></ul>Jesus our Savior. Note: Isa. 53 is a moving prophecy of Jesus’ suffering and death. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
  14. 14. <ul><li>Answer: </li></ul><ul><li>Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. </li></ul><ul><li>10. How may I receive forgiveness and cleansing? </li></ul><ul><li>(1 John 1:9) </li></ul><ul><li>Answer: </li></ul><ul><li>Confess my sins. </li></ul>Note: Confession includes turning away from sin. And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
  15. 15. <ul><li>“ Repent ye therefore and be converted , that your sins may be blotted out…” </li></ul><ul><li>Note: To “repent” means to have “a change of mind”. To “convert” means to “turn around”. “Repentance means a change of attitude toward God, toward oneself, and toward others. Conversion means a U-turn on the highway of life. </li></ul>Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord
  16. 16. <ul><li>v. 3: “Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Answer: New birth or being born again . </li></ul><ul><li>Note: Why? Because when born again we have no past. At conversion a person is cleansed from sin and starts all over as a newborn baby, when Christ is in the life. </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Answer: </li></ul><ul><li>Through the Holy Spirit </li></ul><ul><li>(another Comforter, the Spirit of Truth). </li></ul>Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
  18. 18. <ul><li>Answer: </li></ul><ul><li>“… both to will and to do of His good pleasure ”. </li></ul><ul><li>Note: Jesus gives me (1) a willing heart and then adds </li></ul><ul><li>(2) the power to do His will . </li></ul>For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure
  19. 19. <ul><li>Phil. 1:6: </li></ul><ul><li>“ He which hath begun a good work in you, will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” </li></ul><ul><li>(See Jude 24,25) </li></ul><ul><li>Note: I can be confident because my salvation depends on His ability and not mine. </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>“ Not everyone that saith unto me Lord, Lord shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in Heaven.” </li></ul><ul><li>Answer: Eager to call Him Lord but refuse to obey Him . </li></ul><ul><li>Note: Jesus must be crowned both Savior and Lord of my life. Many want Jesus as their Savior but not as their Lord. A born again Christian will follow where Jesus leads. </li></ul>
  21. 21. 17. HOW DO WE MAKE JESUS LORD OF OUR LIFE? <ul><li>Matthew 7:21: </li></ul><ul><li>Answer: </li></ul><ul><li>By doing the will of the Father . </li></ul><ul><li>(“Not everyone that saith unto me Lord, Lord shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in Heaven.”) </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>Answer: </li></ul><ul><li>Because He promised and He cannot lie . </li></ul><ul><li>Note: We are saved by God’s grace through faith. Eph. 2:8,9 “Faith” means I accept salvation and claim it at once because Jesus promised it to me, and not because I feel or see anything different. </li></ul>If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
  23. 23. <ul><li>Answer: Study the word of God. (“.. faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God.”) (See Matt.4:4) </li></ul><ul><li>Note: All have some faith. We strengthen our faith by studying God’s word. This is one key purpose of this Revelation Seminar. </li></ul>
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  25. 25. <ul><li>21. What is Jesus’ provision to save sinners called? </li></ul><ul><li>(Rom. 6:23): </li></ul><ul><li>Answer: “The gift of God.” </li></ul><ul><li>Note: The gift is free but I must be willing to receive it , or Jesus’ gift will not benefit me. </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>a. Revelation 1:18: </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus is alive and He has the keys to unlock hell and death. </li></ul><ul><li>“ I am He that liveth and was dead; and behold I am alive forevermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.” </li></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>b. Revelation 5:9: </li></ul><ul><li>He was slain to redeem us to God. </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><li>c. Revelation 7:14 </li></ul><ul><li>He gives us the white raiment of His righteousness. </li></ul>
  29. 29. <ul><li>d. Rev. 14:6,12,14 </li></ul><ul><li>The gospel will go to every nation, kindred, tongue and people. </li></ul>
  30. 30. GOOD NEWS! JESUS WILL SAVE EVERY ONE OF US WHO REALLY ACCEPTS HIS EVERLASTING GOSPEL. <ul><li>e. Revelation 21:6 </li></ul><ul><li>If I thirst for Him, He will give me the water of life freely. </li></ul>
  31. 31. <ul><li>Note: </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus supplies the power, miracles, love, forgiveness and grace for my salvation. Everything I need, He freely gives. </li></ul><ul><li>It is unthinkable that any of us in this Revelation Seminar would fail to accept Jesus’ miraculous free offer to forgive, cleanse and restore us to His image. Jesus is anxious to work miracles for all of us. </li></ul>
  32. 32. 23. WILL YOU, JUST NOW, DECIDE TO ACCEPT HIS PLAN TO SAVE YOU, OR REAFFIRM THAT GREAT DECISION? <ul><li>Jesus is knocking at your heart’s door. </li></ul><ul><li>Will you let Him in? </li></ul>