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Discover the Book - Dec. 16, 2007

  • 2007 Dec 16

Be Patient


… “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. And again, “The Lord will judge His people.”

—Hebrews 10:30, emphasis added


Christ’s Second Coming reminds us that He is coming to right all wrongs! Allowing hurts to lead to anger and eventually fester into bitterness and a revenge-seeking spirit is a sinful and foolish pattern. Only God can completely and perfectly right all wrongs.

Step Four: Christ’s Second Coming

Be patient—Christ will right all wrongs!

I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True ... And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.

Revelation 19:11-21


Step Five: The Millennium

Be focused—Christ will perfect the earth!

Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. He laid hold of the dragon... who is the Devil and Satan… who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire … where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

Revelation 20:1-10, emphasis added


Step Six: The Great White Throne

Be faithful—point people to Christ!

Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away… and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged… by the things which were written in the books… And they were judged, each one according to his works. Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire… And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.

Revelation 20:11-15

Only God has the impeccable wisdom and perfect justice to deal with mankind’s sins. We should faithfully live a Christ-centered life that is tenderhearted, and forgiving of those who have hurt us—just as God for Christ’s sake has forgiven us (see Ephesians 4:32).


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