Revelation 12: The Truth About September 23, 2017

 

This part of the Bible is about a contrast between the two women.  Both are a type of church

  • One is Satan’s
  • The other is Christ’s

A church, whether false or true, is often depicted as a woman:

True:

2 Corinthians 11:2 For I am jealous for you with godly jealousy. For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. (Matthew 25:1; Revelation 14:4)

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Many Are Called, Few Are Chosen

Matthew 28:19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
Matthew 28:20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Amen.

Acts 1:8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.

In the course of doing this (which is still going on today) Christ makes the following statement in:

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Good Works – A Requirement for Salvation Part 2

 

Summary of Part 1

Works and Grace

Ephesians 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works

How do you find favor with God? How do you grow in grace? It is through works

Faith Without Works is Dead

Works demonstrate our faith; A Living faith is validated by works through acts of obedience to God’s law

Works are a Necessity to Get Into the Kingdom of God

Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works the good works that we are to be zealous for

Works are not to end with the death and works of Jesus Christ.  He said that we would do even greater works than these will do.

So He admonished us to be about our work while He is away and that we should be careful to maintain good works.

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The Prophecy of Psalm 83

The Psalms are a veritable treasure trove of information and insight into God and His ways.  Psalm 83 is no exception.  In fact it is prophetic in nature and shows that a confederation of Middle Eastern countries are still to come together, with the Beast Power, against the nation of Israel in the end time.

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Good Works – A Requirement for Salvation

Works and Grace

Ephesians 2:4 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,
Ephesians 2:5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),
Ephesians 2:6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,
Ephesians 2:7 that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
Ephesians 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,
Ephesians 2:9 not of works, lest anyone should boast.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

Romans 3:20 Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

Paul is wrapping up what he has been harping on the Jews and subsequently anyone that wants to boast because they keep the law and think that it makes them righteous. In fact it defines them as sinners as we saw in the previous verse and Paul expounds a little more here

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Making the Case for Who Killed Christ

Who was responsible?  Jews (all, few, leaders), Pontius Pilate, Roman soldiers or just the final Roman Soldier?

Let’s make a case

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