The Gifts and Rewards of the Next Life

 

A follow on from last week’s message

What do we have to look forward to after this life?

Why are we doing what we are doing now?

We are proclaiming that we want to live this way of life forever…and with God

But it won’t be like it is now – but beyond imagination

1 Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written: “EYE HAS NOT SEEN, NOR EAR HEARD, NOR HAVE ENTERED INTO THE HEART OF MAN THE THINGS WHICH GOD HAS PREPARED FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HIM.”

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How Sin Separates Us From God

Isaiah 59:2

Context of 57-58 (Sins of Israel)

Isaiah 58:1 “Cry aloud, spare not; Lift up your voice like a trumpet; Tell My people their transgression, And the house of Jacob their sins.
Isaiah 59:1 Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened, That it cannot save; Nor His ear heavy, That it cannot hear.
Isaiah 59:2 But your iniquities have separated you from your God; And your sins have hidden His face from you, So that He will not hear.

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The Other Three Passovers

How would you present Christ’s life if you had lived with Him as a young man? Now how would your telling of the story change if you much older and had grown in grace and knowledge of that same Lord and Savior?

Let’s turn to it and see….in the book of John

John apparently lived the longest – Tasked with taking care of Jesus’ mother; and writing the book of Revelation

More than likely read the other gospel accounts

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Being a Tribulation Christian in the Good Times

 

Have you ever been in the throes of a trial

Too difficult to save yourself

Out of desperation and as a last resort you turn to God?

These are the times that are coming

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Iran in Prophecy

Iran = Persia = Elam

It is well accepted within secular circles that the ancient Persians are today’s Iranians. Though less known, it is also understood that the Elamites were what they were known as even before they became Persia.

Ancient Elam was situated in the area from SW Iran (just east of the Persian Gulf) up to western Iran. As they grew and spread out, they moved eastward, even as far as India (see the Parsee of India, a derivation of the word Persia).

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Who are You?

I would like to begin today’s message by asking you a very simple question or so it seems at face value, yet one that maybe one of your most difficult and ongoing questions that you will ever have to answer.

Who are You?

If you are asked that question could you describe with a high degree of certitude exactly who you are?

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Joel: a Prophet for Our Time

Chapter 2

6th Trumpet

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Joel: A Prophet for Our Time

 

 

 

Written ~800 BC –

Theme: Day of the Lord

Joel 2:1 Blow the trumpet in Zion, And sound an alarm in My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble; For the day of the LORD is coming, For it is at hand:

Joel was there in a vision and he is recounting it to the people of Judah (Southern Kingdom)

How would you be if you saw the same thing? What would you do?

Wouldn’t you want to tell everyone:

what was going to happen
AND
how to avoid it

This is exactly what Joel’s message is

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