2 Ecclesiastes 3: “I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him. That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.”
3 God has a plan and so does the devil. The God of the Bible is the God of History.The devil does not want you to identify him in history.History repeats itself.Don’t remove the ancient landmark.
4 Where are we going… where have we been? Application :HistoricalDevotional (Inspirational)Doctrinal (Prophetical)
5 Where are we going … where have we been? “Growing Out and Growing Up” - “Bearing and Baring” - “Right Rave and Left Love” - “Hype and Hypocrisy” - “History and His Story” - “Acts and Actions” - “Revealed and Revealing” - “Fully Purposed and Fully Positioned” - “Exposed and Exposure”EphesusWhere are we going … where have we been?
6 Where are we going … where have we been? - “Blessings and Cursings” - “Blind and Seeing” - “Nothing and Everything” - “Seed and Situation” - “Cost and Cause” - “Information and Informed”SmyrnaWhere are we going … where have we been?
7 Where are we going … where have we been? - “Eclipsed and Entangled” - “Christianized and Paganized” - “Sword Smitten and Against All” - “Devil and Doctrine”PergamosWhere are we going … where have we been?
23 “as if they burned in a furnace” “like unto fine brass”“as if they burned in a furnace”His Feet
24 Judgment and Destruction Revelation 19:15 “And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.”Judgment and Destruction
26 Judgment and Destruction Revelation 19: …and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.”Judgment and Destruction
27 Revelation 19: “And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True,…Judgment
28 Jude 1:14-15 – “And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.”
29 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10 – “And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.”
30 JESUS gets what He deserves! SATAN gets what he deserves! THE LOST get what they deserve!
31 Revelation 19:16 – “And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”
32 Thyatira- “Odor of Affliction” CommissionThyatira- “Odor of Affliction”(Continual/Sacrifice)The name “Thyatira”
33 Where are we going… where have we been? Thyatira“Odor and Order”
34 Where are we going… where have we been? Thyatira“Last and First”
36 Places Antioch of Syria 1 of the 1st Deacons was from Antioch (Acts 6:1-5)The 1st great Gentile awakening was in Antioch. (Acts 11:19-21)The Disciples were 1st called Christians at Antioch. (Acts 11:25-26a)The 1st Bible Teachers were in the church at Antioch. (Acts 13:1)The 1st Missionaries were sent out from the church at Antioch.(Acts13:2,3)
37 Places Alexandria Egypt There is a famous school in Alexandria.The headmaster is Philo. (20 B.C.- 42 A.D.)Philo was influenced by the Greek Philosophers (Plato, Socrates, Aristotle)He began to blend the teachings of their writings and the writings of the O.T.
38 Places Rome Tried to kill Jesus at His birth (Matthew 2:13) Killed John the Baptist (Matthew 14:1-12)Had Christ beaten. (Matthew 27:24)Had the thorns placed on Jesus’ head. (Matthew 27:29)Had the nails put in His hands and feet. (Luke 24:39)
39 Places Rome Had Jesus crucified. (Matthew 27:35) Their soldiers cast lots for His garments. (John 19:23-24)Put the spear in His side. (John 19:34)Sealed His tomb. (Matthew 27:62-66)Had the head of James cut off (Acts 12:1,2)Had Paul arrested and killed (Acts 21:33)
40 Alexandria is connected with bad Bible teaching. (18:24-26; 19-1-5) PlacesAlexandria EgyptAlexandrians were a part of a group that disputed with Stephen. (Acts 6:9-13)Alexandria is connected with bad Bible teaching. (18:24-26; )It is a ship from Alexandria that takes Paul to Rome and his ultimate death. (27:6; 28:11)
41 Places Antioch of Syria 1 of the 1st Deacons was from Antioch (Acts 6:1-5)The 1st great Gentile awakening was in Antioch. (Acts 11:19-21)The Disciples were 1st called Christians at Antioch. (Acts 11:25-26a)God is taking His hand off of Jerusalem and putting it on Antioch. (11:27-30)
44 PlacesEgyptDeuteronomy 17:16 - “But he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses: forasmuch as the LORD hath said unto you, Ye shall henceforth return no more that way.”Isaiah 31:1 – “Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the LORD!”