Guarding Your Heart, pt 2
Last week, Pastor Doss began to walk us through a visual memory peg of a person dusting her safe with headphones on. (Clean out the things from your life that don't belong, guard your treasures, and don't listen to the lies of Satan) Today we add two more items to that image to help us guard our heart. Listen in at the link below to find out what they are.....
God sent prophets to the Kings of Israel and Judah for many years, to warn them of the coming judgments for their rebellion and sin, but Israel, in its exceptionally rebellious and idol loving state, was to fall 136 years before the Kingdom of Judah to one of the most powerful, ruthless, advanced civilizations of that age—the Assyrians. (Remember Jonah and the Ninevites?) Just after the fall of The Kingdom of Israel to the Assyrians, they would turn their attention to the Kingdom of Judah; Hezekiah's actions before, and during this extreme time in Judah's history have much to teach us about living for Christ today. Romans 15:4, 1 Corinthians 10:11. There are some powerful, and relevant truths we need to apply to our own lives, that parallel Hezekiah's story because the world is trying to ridicule and overthrow our fortress of the heart—our way of thinking and living for Christ; just as the Assyrians were trying to ridicule and overthrow their way of living for God.
Guarding Your Heart....
In a Hostile World!
When so many in the world condemn Christians as bigotted, "higher-than-thou", and self-righteous, how do we stay true to our faith without losing heart? Today Pastor Doss walks us through three things that will help us to do just that!
Today Jay Baisden takes us through a brief history of Judah's kings, focusing on the final king of the nation. What lessons can you learn from a leader who knew his nation was doomed? Listen to find out.
For weeks we have studied the wrath of God on earth in the last days, known as the Tribulation Period; all of this destruction and wrath began with a very intense moment in Heaven: Revelation 5:1-5, 9-14. We see the heartfelt worship and awe these angels and men have for Christ, but we, ourselves, so often are left numb and unmoved with thoughts of Who He is. Jesus didn't desperately beg; He just loved, and left it to us to love back. We often lack awe and worship for our Wonderful Savior because we simply can’t fathom the depth, and the awesomeness of His heart and soul. We can’t see with reality what does truly make Him worthy. After living through the horrors, and shear overwhelming power of His Wrath for the last few weeks, here and now, we have a unique opportunity to see things about Christ that we otherwise miss. Things that show us, unmistakably, why He is so worthy.
The Seventh Trumpet: Revelation 11:15-18: signifying that God is finally coming to physically take what has been rightfully bought by His Blood—until this moment, God has allowed Satan to reign and rule over earth, because of our sins, but now, the time of redemption and judgment has come—this seems to be as close to the exact middle of the Tribulation as possible and with this declaration, God takes immediate actions. With God's declaration that He is through giving Satan and his fallen horde any power or authority, He begins His, "Reclaiming" with all out war in Heaven: Revelation 12:7-9.
Weep No More....
We have spent the last two months discovering what is to come. Today, Pastor Doss asks us to take a look at the one that Revelation tells us is the only one worthy of opening the scrolls and seals of God's plan-Jesus. Do you truly grasp who He was? What He has done for me.....for you? All we have learned about the Tribulation is useless if you don't understand the sacrifice that was made to keep you from the judgement upon the world. Listed as we explore the person of the Christ.
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