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1 Where are we going… where have we been?

2 Application : Historical Devotional (Inspirational) Doctrinal (Prophetical)

3 Where are we going… where have we been?

4 “Seed and Situation” Where are we going… where have we been?

5  The Declared Seed (The PLAN)

6  The Contested Seed (The PLOY)

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8 John 1:1 – “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”John 1:1 – “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” 1st John 5:7 – “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.”1st John 5:7 – “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.”

9 Matthew 13:22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.Matthew 13:22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful. Matthew 13:23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.Matthew 13:23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

10  1st Peter 1:23 “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.”

11 1st John 3:9 – “Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.”1st John 3:9 – “Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.”

12 Colossians 3:16 – “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.”Colossians 3:16 – “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.”

13  The Manifested Seed (The PATTERN)

14  The Prevailing Seed (The PROMISE)

15 W here 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”  Ephesu s

16 W here are we going … where have we been? -“Blessings and Cursings” - “Blind and Seeing” - “Nothing and Everything”  Smyrna

17 Commiss ion  Ephesu s A.D.

18 Commiss ion  Smyrna A.D.

19 “Cost and Cause” Where are we going… where have we been?

20 Commissio n Character Commenda tion Condemnat ion Correction Call Challenge  Smyr na

21 Commissio n  Smyr na- “Myr r h” (Bitterness/Death) The name “Smyrna”The name “Smyrna”

22  Ephesus-“Fully Purposed” “Appellation” Commiss ion

23 “Fully Purposed and Fully Positioned” Where are we going… where have we been?

24 Commissio n  Smyr na- “Myr r h” (Bitterness/Death) The name “Smyrna”The name “Smyrna”

25 Commiss ion Characte r  Smyr na “The First and the Last”“The First and the Last” “was dead, and is alive”“was dead, and is alive”

26 Romans 8:11 – “But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.”Romans 8:11 – “But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.”

27 2nd Corinthians 5:8 “We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.”2nd Corinthians 5:8 “We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.”

28 Philippians 1:21 – “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”

29 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.”1 Corinthians 6:19-20 “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.”

30 Galatians 2:20 – “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”Galatians 2:20 – “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”

31 Commiss ion Characte r  Smyr na “The First and the Last”“The First and the Last” “was dead, and is alive”“was dead, and is alive”

32 Commissio n Character Commenda tion  Smyr na

33 Commissio n Character Commenda tion  Smyr na This was a PERSECUTED church.This was a PERSECUTED church.

34 Commissio n Character Commenda tion  Smyr na The Person Declaring The Person Declaring

35 Hebrews 4: “Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”

36 Philippians 1:27-28 – “Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel; And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God.”Philippians 1:27-28 – “Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel; And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God.”

37 Commissio n Character Commenda tion  Smyr na The Point Decreed The Point Decreed

38 Commissio n Character Commenda tion  Smyr na The Prison Derailment The Prison Derailment

39 2nd Timothy 2:9 – “Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.”2nd Timothy 2:9 – “Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.”

40  Church history is nothing more than the movement of God through the course of time, nations, and people to accomplish His three-fold plan for the universe, the earth, and your life… AND it is the movement of the devil through the course of time, nations, and our lives to counter, counterfeit, and/or confound God’s three-fold plan.

41 Romans 12:19 – “Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.”Romans 12:19 – “Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.”

42 Commissio n Character Commenda tion  Smyr na The Problem Defined The Problem Defined

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44 Pagan Rome

45 PlacesPlacesRome 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)

46 PlacesPlacesRome 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)

47 Ecclesiastes 1:9 – “The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.”Ecclesiastes 1:9 – “The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.”

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49 Isaiah 42:9 – “Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.”Isaiah 42:9 – “Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.”

50 Commissio n Character Commenda tion  Smyr na This was a PERSECUTED church.This was a PERSECUTED church.

51 The 10 Official Roman Persecutions 1st- Under NERO, 67 A.D. 2 nd - Under DOMITIAN, 81 A.D. 3 rd - Under TRAJAN, 108 A.D. 4th - Under MARCUS AURELIUS ANTONIUS, 162 A.D. 5th- Commencing with SEVERUS, 192 A.D. 6th- Under MAXIMUS, 235 A.D. 7th- Under DECIUS, 249 A.D. 8 th - Under VALERIAN, 257 A.D. 9th- Under AURELIAN, 274 A.D. 10th- Under DIOCLETIAN, 303 A.D.

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55 Romans 10:17 – “ So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”Romans 10:17 – “ So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”

56 2 Timothy 1:13 “Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.”2 Timothy 1:13 “Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.”

57 Where are we going… where have we been?

58  The Apostolic Church Fathers: Clement of Rome.Clement of Rome. IgnatiusIgnatius PapiasPapias EpicurusEpicurus BasilidesBasilides PolycarpPolycarp Justin MartyrJustin Martyr OrigenOrigen

59 -Writes 12 letters - First to use the word “catholic” - Refers to himself as “the son of the church”  Ignatius

60 -Writes “Explanation of the Lord’s Discourse” - Says John did not write Revelation - Says Mark’s gospel is actually Peter’s gospel  Papias

61 - His writings merge Christianity with philosophy. -Uses “bible” for “Christian” -Negates “bible” by blending humanism/pagan Greek philosophy.  Epicurus

62 - Teaches that Christ was only human in experience and appearance. - Was a Gnostic. - Simon of Cyrene was the one who died on the cross.  Basilides

63 “80 plus 6 years have I served Him and He has done me no wrong. How could I deny Him now?”  Polycarp:

64 - Wrote a letter to the Philippians church saying “Faith is the mother of us all”  Polycarp

65  The fact is the Pope was a sinner like everyone else and he had to trust the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ for his salvation…as it is given through the church”

66 “Philo influenced two late second- century Greek fathers of the church, Clement of Alexandria and his pupil Origen. New Standard Encyclopedia:

67 “These two in turn headed Alexandria’s catechetical (Christian religious) school, where both Christian and pagan (Greek) writings were studied and where… New Standard Encyclopedia:

68 “… the philosophy later known as Neo-Platonism evolved…although Neo-Platonism was a pagan philosophy and Origen, after his death, was disowned by the church as a heretic…” New Standard Encyclopedia:

69 “… much of the mysticism of the Alexandrian school of theology was absorbed into Christian thinking” New Standard Encyclopedia:

70 Job 41:12-14 – “ I will not conceal his parts, nor his power, nor his comely proportion. Who can discover the face of his garment ? or who can come to him with his double bridle? Who can open the doors of his face? his teeth are terrible round about.”

71  The Contested Seed (The PLOY)

72 -The Father of the “Allegorical Method of Bible Study” - Changes the Bible from Antioch in 30,000 places.  Origen

73 and thou be found a liarProverbs 30:5-6 – “Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.”

74 “Origen was the greatest scholar of his age, and the most gifted, most industrius, and most cultivated of all ante-Nicene fathers. Even heathens and heretics admired or feared his brilliant talent and vast learning.” Philip Schaff :

75 “As a true Divine, he consecrated all his studies by prayer, and turned them, according to his best convictions, to the service of truth and piety.” Philip Schaff : (History of the Christian Church)

76 “Origen was the greatest scholar and most prolific author of the early church. He was not only a profound thinker but also deeply spiritual and a loyal churchman” Eerdmans’ Handbook to the History of Christianity:

77  The “NOT SO” FUNDAMENTALS … HERESY…Origen believed : -He did not believe that Genesis 1 through 3 was literal. - He believed in the allegorical method of interpreting the Bible.

78  The “NOT SO” FUNDAMENTALS … HERESY…Origen believed : -Christ was a “created being”. - The Holy Spirit was a “created being”. -That salvation was by WORKS…not grace. - In Baptismal Regeneration and Transubstantiation.

79  The “NOT SO” FUNDAMENTALS … HERESY…Origen believed : -That Christ’s death was paid a ransom to SATAN. - In purgatory…not hell. -In a universal salvation of ALL, including the devil. - He DENIED the bodily resurrection.

80  The “NOT SO” FUNDAMENTALS … HERESY…Origen believed : -He DENIED the Millennial Kingdom. - He believed in the pre-existence of the human soul. -He believed that stars were beings, and that Jesus died for the stars.

81  Divisions  Deviations  Distinctions  Developings  Deceptions

82 “Cost and Cause” Where are we going… where have we been?

83 Commissio n Character Commenda tion  Smyr na The Proving Demonstrated The Proving Demonstrated

84 Commissio n Character Commenda tion  Smyr na This was a PERSECUTED church.This was a PERSECUTED church.

85 Commissio n Character Commenda tion  Smyr na This was a WORKING church.This was a WORKING church.

86 1st Corinthians 15:58- “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”

87 Evangelism Evangelism Edification Edification

88 Ephesians 6:4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

89 1 Corinthians 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. 1 Corinthians 10:1 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;

90 Ephesians 5:1 – “Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children” Psalms 32:8 – “I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.”

91 John 14:6 – “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 1:14 – “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”

92 “But, though persecuting malice raged, yet the gospel shone with resplendent brightness, and, firm as an impregnable rock, withstood the attcks of its boisterous enemies with success.” Fox’s Book of Martyrs (pg 12):

93 “Tertullian, who lived in this age, informs us that if the Christians had collectively withdrawn themselves from the Roman territories, the empire would have been greatly depopulated”. Fox’s Book of Martyrs (pg12):

94 Commissio n Character Commenda tion  Smyr na This was a PERSECUTED church.This was a PERSECUTED church.

95 Commissio n Character Commenda tion  Smyr na This was a WORKING church.This was a WORKING church.

96 Commissio n Character Commenda tion  Smyr na This was a RICH church.This was a RICH church.

97 These are times when men are EVER LEARNING and never able to come to the knowledge of the TRUTH! 2 Timothy 3:7 – “Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.” These are times when more biblical TRUTH is known than any other time”!

98 Commissio n Character Commenda tion Condemnat ion Correction Call Challenge  Smyr na

99 Commissio n Character Commenda tion  Smyr na The Period Determined The Period Determined

100 “Cost and Cause” Where are we going… where have we been?


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