Wednesday night Bible study #4

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  1. stilllearning

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    Here are my notes from last night’s Bible study.......



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    -THE DOCTRINE OF PRESERVATION- (4)
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    Continuing with a series of lessons on.....”the Bible’s preservation”!
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    LETS GO TO....... Rev.22:18,19
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    -“GOD’S” THIRD WARNING.....NOT TO MESS WITH HIS WORD-
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    -THE WAY WE SEE......GOD’S OMNISCIENCE-
    I don’t have to ask any of you...if you believe that God is in complete control:
    Because I know you do;
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    Well tonight’s lesson....is seen from that perspective!
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    -THE IMPORTANCE OF THE CONTEXT- Revelation 22:16-19
    An observation: While studying these last three warnings;
    We have been learning a lot from the context of these warnings:
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    So here’s the context of tonight’s warning.
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    V.16A I Jesus have sent mine angel
    -THE LORD SPOKE FOR HIMSELF-
    (By His personal angel:)
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    To clearly establish this message.
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    Note: This is the only time recorded in Scripture:
    Where our Lord....call Himself “Jesus”!
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    V.16B to testify unto you these things
    -THE LORD’S TESTIMONY.....IS IMPORTANT-
    (And that is what preservation is all about:)
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    God preserving “his testimony”!
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    V.16C in the churches.
    -JESUS WANTS HIS CHURCHES...TO RECEIVE THIS MESSAGE-
    (So the context.....of Verses 18 & 19:)
    Is about God preserving His Word for His Church!
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    V.16D I am the root and the offspring of David, [and] the bright and morning star.
    -ONE MORE PIECE OF INFORMATION....TO ESTABLISH THE AUTHOR OF THIS MESSAGE-
    (More light on.....”who Jesus is”:)
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    ➀He is all man: “the offspring of David”
    (A direct descendant of David:)
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    ➁& He is all God: “the bright and morning star”
    (God’s only begotten Son from heaven!)
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    V.17A And the Spirit and the bride say, Come.
    -GOD’S MESSAGE.....TO ALL THE WORLD-
    (To “come”....to the Lord:)
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    -THE UNITY OF GOD’S MESSAGE........WITH OUR MESSAGE-
    Both the Spirit and the bride agree:
    In their invitation to the world!
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    V.17B And let him that heareth say, Come.
    -THE WAY......GOD’S WORD WAS PRESERVED-
    (The “words” were preserved:)
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    And those that heard & received it:
    Repeated it.....”exactly”!
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    This is why preservation is so important:
    Because God’s “exact” message must be preserved!
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    V.17C And let him that is athirst come.
    -THE FIRST QUALIFICATION.....FOR SALVATION-
    (To “thirst” after it:)
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    You have to want it to receive it!
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    V.17D And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
    -GOD’S “EXACT” MESSAGE.....THAT NEVER CHANGES-
    (Salvation is offered “freely”:)
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    To “whosoever” wants it!
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    V.18A For
    -A LITTLE WORD.....NOT TO BE OVERLOOKED-
    (Up to this point...this passage has been stressing:)
    How this “exact” message changes lives:
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    And then at Verse 18...the Lord comes to His main point:
    And He says “For”....(“Because”)!
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    That is....We can trust God’s message in his Word:
    Because of the warnings in Verses 18 & 19
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    Another appearance of this little word..........
    Matthew 1:20
    “But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.”

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    V.18B I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book,
    -A WARNING....THAT ANYONE CAN UNDERSTAND-
    (Not requiring God’s Spirit to decipher:)
    Because this warning is for “unsaved people only”:
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    No born again Christian...would ever change God’s Word!
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    -THE PERCEIVED LIMITATION......OF THIS WARNING-
    As only applying to the book of Revelation:
    “this book” Lit.(A document)
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    And although this verse is only talking about the book of Revelation:
    A principle has been established by the previous two warnings:
    That no one is permitted to “change” any of God’s Word!
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    V.18C God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book!
    -SOMETHING THE LORD....IS VERY SERIOUS ABOUT-
    (Anyone who disregards this warning:)
    Will regret it;
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    If any man shall add unto these things,
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    V.19A And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy,
    -A SECOND WARNING.....ABOUT MESSING WITH GOD’S WORD-
    (This time about...”removing words”:)
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    -A PROPHETIC MESSAGE......BEING SENT-
    (Even though at the time God gave these words to John:)
    The canonized Bible as we know it today did not exist:
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    Here in Verse 19...God gave John a different Greek word, for the word “book”.....
    “the book” Lit.(A book)
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    10 million year ago....
    God knew that the final canonized order of the Bible would place Revelation at the end:
    And God’s knew that this message in Revelation 22:
    Would be the last few words in the Bible

    Therefore God gave John this second warning using this particular Greek Word:
    Letting us know that God was sealing His Word with this clear warning!
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    V.19B God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city,
    and [from] the things which are written in this book.
    -ANOTHER BOOK.....UNSAVED SCHOLARS SHOULD THINK ABOUT-
    (The book of life:)
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    Because the fact that the are changing God’s Word:
    Means that their names are not written in this book!
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    Good conclusion. No man has the right to change God's word, not one jot or tittle.
     

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