Revelation study #5

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    September 21, 2011 -A STUDY OF THE BOOK OF REVELATION- (5)
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    Continuing our series of lessons....through the book of Revelation:
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    LETS GO TO....... Revelation 1:6
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    -CONTINUING TO PRAISE THE LORD......FOR ALL HE’S DONE FOR US-
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    -THE NEW LIFE......WE HAVE IN CHRIST-
    V.6A “And hath made us kings and priests “
    (With it’s privileges...and responsibilities:)
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    These first seven words....of verse 6:
    Are a mouthful!
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    FIRST LETS LOOK AT....THE PRIESTHOOD OF THE BELIEVER....
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    -THE AUTHORITY WE HAVE......AS PRIESTS-
    Hebrews 4:16 “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace,
    that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”

    (We can be transported....to heaven:)
    By simply saying... “Dear heavenly Father”
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    Just as the priests...in the Old Testament:
    Went into God’s presence...in the Temple!
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    -THE REASON.....WE HAVE THIS WONDERFUL ACCESS-
    Hebrews 10:19 “Having therefore, brethren, boldness
    to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,”

    (Because we have been washed...in the blood:)
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    The moment we were born again:
    We became....full-citizens of heaven:
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    With the authority to come before God’s throne!
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    -SOMETHING THAT THE LORD HATES.....IN THIS AREA-
    1 Timothy 2:5 “For [there is] one God, and one mediator
    between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;”

    Note: (There are only a handful of things:)
    The Bible tells us that God hates:
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    And this is one of them........
    (When men...put themselves between us & the Father:)
    Because Jesus...is our only mediator!
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    We will get deeper into this....in Revelation 2:6
    When we talk about....the "Nicolaitans"!
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    -A DEFINITION OF “MEDIATOR”....THAT I FOUND ONCE-
    “A mediator is someone who stands between two parties
    Who is equal with both parties.”

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    This perfectly identifies the Lord Jesus Christ!
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    -A RESPONSIBILITY WE HAVE......AS PRIESTS-
    1 Peter 2:5 “Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house,
    an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.”

    (We are to go everywhere...preaching the word:)
    Taking up our cross....and following the Lord:
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    This is why.....
    I rightfully call every one of you....“preachers”!
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    -ANOTHER GREAT RESPONSIBILITY WE HAVE.....AS PRIESTS-
    Romans 12:1-2 “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present
    your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, [which is] your reasonable service.
    2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind,
    that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

    (To offer up ourselves....as living sacrifices:)
    By allowing the Lord to transform our mind:
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    Totally committing ourselves to the Lord!
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    ANOTHER BLESSING THE LORD HAS BESTOWED UPON US:
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    MAKING EACH OF US....KINGS!
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    -THE REALM.....OF OUR KINGDOM-
    Revelation 5:10 “And hast made us unto our God kings and priests:
    and we shall reign on the earth.”

    (Here on earth:)
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    Serving under...our Lord:
    As rulers....over the kingdoms of the Earth!
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    -THE TIMING OF OUR REIGN.....IN GOD’S KINGDOM-
    Revelation 20:4 “And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given
    unto them: and [I saw] the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus,
    and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image,
    neither had received [his] mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands;
    and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.”

    (When the Lord sits on his throne in Jerusalem:)
    Then we will be helping the Lord....rule the world!
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    Therefore....we don’t believe in “Kingdom now” theology!
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    -THE INDIVIDUAL BELIEVERS....BEING TALKED ABOUT IN THIS PASSAGE-
    (Those folks who get saved...during the tribulation:)
    And they will rule and reign with Christ for a thousand years:
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    During....the millennial reign of Christ!
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    -OUR TURN.....TO RULE AND REIGN WITH CHRIST-
    Revelation 22:5 “And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle,
    neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light:
    and they shall reign for ever and ever.”

    (After the millennium:)
    When God has created a new heaven & a new earth:
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    Then we will reign....for ever and ever:
    Over the nations....in the New Earth!
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    -A CLUE ABOUT THESE BLESSINGS...FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT-
    Hebrews 7:1 “For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God,
    who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;”

    (In what it said about....“Melchisedec”:)
    That is more spelled out....in Hebrews:
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    Just as Jesus is both...a High Priest & King of kings:
    So also was Melchisedec...both a King and a Priest:
    Just as we are.
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    -WE ARE ALL....IN SERVICE TO OUR HEAVENLY FATHER-
    V.6B “unto God and his Father;”
    (All authority....is ordained by God:)
    Therefore our authority is ordained by Him::
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    And it’s to Him...we owe all of our allegiance!
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    -BUT WE HAVE A COMMANDING GENERAL....WE REPORT TO-
    V.6C “to him [be] glory and dominion”
    (The captain.....of our salvation:)
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    The Lord Jesus Christ:
    Who receives....all the Glory and dominion!
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    -THIS WAS THE REWARD....THE FATHER GAVE TO HIS SON-
    Hebrews 12:2 “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of [our] faith;
    who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame,
    and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

    (For enduring the cross:)
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    This Glory and dominion...is the joy that was set before Him!
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    -A FACT....THAT MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD-
    V.6D “for ever and ever. Amen.”
    (This kingdom is.....”everlasting”:)
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    No new administration...will ever come along!
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