The Next Time (Revelation 18-19)

After this I heard what seemed to be the loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, crying out,

Salvation and glory and power belong to our God, Revelation 19:

With the recent news of a possible new strand of Covid-19 discovered in the UK, many people are calling for our national leaders to shut down the nation again. The question that fills my heart today is this: What is the answer for the times we are living in?

I know this is not what you want to read about this Christmas Eve. I know you want to hear about the Light coming into the world. I want to share this with you as well. Tonight I will share about the light of the world in our 5 Pm (EST) and 10 Pm (EST) services. But for the moment the pressing question is, what is the answer for the times we are living in?

Let’s be honest with each other. On that first night when the Light came to the earth, the world system made no room for Jesus. Every step along His journey the world system rejected His mercy, His miracles, and His message. The world revealed their true views concerning Jesus when they nailed Him to a cross.

The fall out of the evil of the world system is why we are in the times we are living in. But I have good news. According to Revelation 18, the world system in opposition to God will one day fall. As John sees all of this happening in Revelation 18. a voice from the throne room of Heaven speaks. The voice is a Word from Heaven for our day:

“Come out of her, my people, lest you take part in her sins, lest you share in her plaques.”

What is the answer for our day:

  1. Do not live your life being dictated by the world.

The world is caught up in self-promotion, self-preservation, and self-plans. The voice from Heaven says, judgment is coming.

2. Center your life in Christ and His Kingdom principles.

In Revelation 19:1 all of Heaven breaks out in praise at the announcement of Jesus Second Coming. The church rejoices at being called too Heaven to meet with Jesus at the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.

Look brothers and sisters, Jesus is coming again (19:11-21). Please center your life here today:

  • Jesus will return ridding the white horse of a conquering king.
  • Jesus will return as the Faithful one who has never sinned in any way.
  • Jesus will return as the True one who’s Word has always been correct.
  • Jesus will return to make righteous war and to judge righteously.
  • Jesus will return to claim the earth as His once more.
  • Jesus will return to destroy the world system and all those who rejected Him,

Brothers and sisters, the answer for what is going on in the world is Jesus. His life, His leadership, His way of living is the right way. Oh, if the world would only receive the Light of the World.

3. Pray and life as if this is the very day Jesus will come again.

This morning I lifted up this broken world to Jesus. I prayed that this world would see the Light of Jesus. I prayed that you and I would be faithful light bearers in this world. I prayed that Jesus would come.

Jesus is the answer for what is going on today!!! The next time the world sees Him, He will come with the answer!!!

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