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1 Our Day in Bible Prophecy God’s People at the End

2 Introduction. A.Does God have favorite children? B.God does have _______ _______: Deuteronomy 7:6-8. chosen people

3 “For you are a holy people to the LORD your God; the LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the peoples on the face of the earth. The LORD did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any other people,

4 for you were the least of all peoples; but because the LORD loves you, and because He would keep the oath which He swore to your fathers, the LORD has brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you from the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.”

5 1.God’s covenant with Abraham: Genesis 12:1-3. “Now the LORD had said to Abram: ‘Get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation;

6 I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.’”

7 2. To be a blessing to others. 3.Continued in the New Testament through the _________________: Galatians 3:27-29. Christian Church

8 “For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”

9 4.What about in the last days of earth’s history?

10 I.John’s Vision of Revelation Chapter 12. A.First scene: Revelation 12:1, 2. “Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet,

11 and on her head a garland of twelve stars. Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth.”

12 1.Woman = _________________: Isaiah 54:5. God’s chosen people “For your Maker is your husband, the LORD of hosts is His name; and your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel; He is called the God of the whole earth.”

13 2.Woman in labor = _______________ Birth of Jesus

14 B.Second scene: Revelation 12:3, 4a, 7-9. “And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads. His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them

15 to the earth... And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. So the dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called

16 the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.”

17 1. Dragon = ______.Satan 2. Stars = _______.angels

18 C.Third scene: Revelation 12:4b-6, 13-17. “And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born. She bore a male Child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her Child was

19 caught up to God and His throne. Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days... Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave

20 birth to the male Child. But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent. So the serpent spewed water out of his mouth like a flood after the woman,

21 that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood. But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the flood which the dragon had spewed out of his mouth. And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of

22 her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.”

23 1. Male child = _____________.Jesus Christ 2.1260 days = __________; _________________ 1260 years 538 – 1798 A.D. 3.Woman in the wilderness = __________________________ church/God’s people in hiding

24 II. Relevance For Us Today. A.The great controversy between God and Satan. 1.Fall of ________: Isaiah 14:12-15. Lucifer

25 “How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, you who weakened the nations! For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides

26 of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’ Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, to the lowest depths of the Pit.”

27 2.Satan cast to this earth = ____________________: Genesis 3:4, 5. fall of Adam and Eve “Then the serpent said to the woman, ‘You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.’”

28 3.The promise of ___________: Genesis 3:15. redemption “And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.”

29 4.Devil wants to destroy God’s people: I Peter 5:8. “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.”

30 B. God’s people in the end. 1.Timing: __________ (Revelation 12:6, 14) after 1798 2.Key characteristics: Revelation 12:17.

31 “And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.”

32 a._______________________. b._______________________. c.__________________: Revelation 19:10. Keep God’s commandments Have the testimony of Jesus “... Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus in the spirit of prophecy.” Spirit of prophecy

33 3. Seventh-day Adventist Church. a.Grew out of the Great Disappointment of October 22, 1844. b.Obedient to all of God’s commandments: James 2:10.

34 “For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all.”

35 c.Motivation of _____, not _________: John 14:15. “If you love Me, keep My commandments.” love legalism

36 d.The spirit of prophecy in the person of ___________. Ellen White

37 Conclusion. A.Why the Seventh-day Adventist Church? 1. _______________. 2. _______________________. 3. _______________________. To bless others Prepare world for 2 nd coming Vindicate character of God

38 B.What is the message to be proclaimed?

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