Revelation study #3

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    September 7, 2011 -A STUDY OF THE BOOK OF REVELATION- (3)
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    LETS GO TO....... Revelation 1:4 & 5
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    V.4A “John to the seven churches which are in Asia:”
    -A MYSTERY....WE WILL BE COVERING....FOR A WHILE-
    (Through the first three chapters of Revelation:)
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    Questions like.......
    Why Jesus chose these particular 7 Churches?
    And the deeper meaning....their letters hold?
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    We will start digging deeper into it..when we get to Verse 11.
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    -JOHN’S GREETING-
    Even though this is....a very common greeting:
    Found all over the New Testament:
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    We still shouldn’t just.....slide over it!
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    V.4B “Grace [be] unto you,”
    -GOD’S DESIRE....FOR ALL OF HIS CHURCHES-
    (That we would grow in Grace:)
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    Not the “unmerited favor”...that saved us:
    But the other kind of Grace:
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    That supernatural strength and ability:
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    E.G. The Grace to endure trials; etc.
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    V.4C “and peace,”
    -AN UNDERESTIMATED PART....OF THE FAITH-
    (The peace...that the Lord can give us:)
    That peace that passes all understanding:
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    A place where the Lord wants us to be.
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    -A SUPERNATURAL.....FRAME OF MIND-
    God’s peace can give us contentment:
    In any situation:
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    Because we know that the Lord’s in control!
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    V.4D “from him”
    -THE ONE.....WHO IS GIVES US THIS “GRACE” AND “PEACE”-
    (The Godhead:)
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    And as we are going to see:
    All three persons of the Godhead:
    Are equally capable....of giving us grace & peace.
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    V.4E “which is, and which was, and which is to come;”
    -GOD....THE FATHER....GIVES US GRACE AND PEACE-
    (The great “I AM”:)
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    The Self-existent one:
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    This is the way:
    The LORD likes....to refer to Himself as!
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    V.4F “and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;”
    -GOD....THE HOLY SPIRIT....GIVES US GRACE AND PEACE-
    (The third person of the Trinity:)
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    One of the ways....the Holy Spirit is referred to:
    In the book of Revelation:
    As seven Spirits: (The number of perfection:)
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    Note: It is significant that these seven Spirits:
    Are found in front of God’s throne:
    (With the other two persons of the Godhead.)
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    -THE ONLY OTHER REFERENCES....TO “SEVEN SPIRITS”-
    See
    Revelation 3:1,
    Revelation 4:5
    Revelation 5:6
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    Some other aspects....of the Holy Spirit!
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    V.5A “And from Jesus Christ,”
    -AND GOD....THE SON.....GIVES US GRACE AND PEACE-
    (The Lord’s...continued ministry to His Church:)
    In providing us....with the things we need!
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    -JUST A REMINDER...ABOUT THE CHAPTERS AND VERSES-
    (You may have noticed:)
    This last point...was in the 1st part of the next verse:
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    Some times it is needed to ignore chapter & verse numbers:
    Because they were not inspired!
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