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Discover the Book - Mar. 27, 2008

  • 2008 Mar 27

What Lasts for Eternity?

What are you intensely asking (begging) God to be doing through your life that will last forever?

Christ said here is something anyone in my family can do! Here is what you do that I love, and I make your investments in these areas last forever.

Jesus said:

  • I collect all of your prayers - PRAY!      Revelation 5:8 And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odors, which are the prayers of saints. (KJV)
  • I multiply sacrificial gifts - GIVE!      Mark 12:42 And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing. (KJV)
  • I count souls you lead to me - WIN!      Daniel 12:3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.      Proverbs 11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise. 1 Corinthians 3:10 According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise master builder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon. (KJV) I Thess. 2:19
  • I remember humble service - SERVE!      Mark 14:3 And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his head. (KJV)
  • I love missionaries that do outreach - GO!      Matthew 19:29 And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life. (KJV)

To obey Jesus we must “watch and pray”. That is how we can resist the temptations that lure us. Then we will be ready when our Lord returns.

Christ's Throne of Judgment is a part of His overall plan. Remember GOD’S PANORAMA OF AGES? These are the steps from here tonight to Eternity that God's Word has mapped out for all who study His Word.

1. RAPTURE (I THESS. 4) BE READY – Christ is Coming

2. JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST  (2 CORIN. 5) BE HOLY – Christ will test our lives.

3. TRIBULATION (REV. 6-19) BE THANKFUL – Christ will keep us from the hour.

4. SECOND COMING (REV. 19) BE PATIENT – Christ will right all wrongs.

5. MILLENNIUM (REV. 20) BE FOCUSED – Christ will perfect the earth

6. GREAT WHITE THRONE (REV. 20) BE FAITHFUL – Point people to Christ.

7. HEAVEN (REV. 21-22) BE INVESTING – Lay up treasure in Heaven.

What does the Judgment Seat of Christ always boil down to? TIME. Time is the only thing we can’t recover, earn more of, get from someone else, or do over again. It is an irreversible river flowing by ceaselessly at sixty seconds per minute, sixty minutes per hour. Are you giving significant, regular, sacrificial time to God?

Bible Prophecies can be divided into EIGHTEEN chronological categories (by the timing of the events). There are only FIVE categories of the eighteen left to be fulfilled. They are: church prophecies, Second Coming prophecies, Millennial prophecies, Final Judgment prophecies, and New Jerusalem prophecies. Are you ready for His coming?

  J. Barton Payne, Encyclopedia of Biblical Prophecy (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1980), pp. 631-675.


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