Introduction to Revelation
March 29, 2020
In this sermon, we see that Ephesus left their first Love – Jesus Christ… Why so soon? Why at all? Join us as we see the Lord’s remedy for the situation, which is still effective today.
A Tale of Two Churches
April 19, 2020
In this portion of Scripture, we find such stark differences between the church of Smyrna and of Pergamos – The faithful church and the compromising church, respectively. The blessing for this portion of scripture provides a good contrast – guiding us on which pattern to follow.
The Corrupted Church
As we read about the ‘Corrupted Church’ (Thyatira), we sadly see what happens when some decide not to rely on the Lord anymore but instead choose the ways of the world to insulate themselves.
Church: Dead or Alive?
In ‘Dead or Alive’ part 1 we see the Lord indict the church of Sardis for practicing a dead form of religion instead of a walk with Jesus Christ. As always, repentance and turning back to closely following Christ is the solution.
Church: Dead or Alive? Part 2
In ‘Dead or Alive’ part 2 we see the difference between a dead form of religion and a church that is alive and following Christ closely – this is seen in church of Philadelphia. Philadelphia and Smyrna are both models of what not only church organizations but individual walks with the Lord should be.
Join us as we take a look at the last church out of 7 that the Lord mentions and most likely, the ‘Lukewarm Church’ of the last days. This has a ‘form of godliness’ but it denies God’s power and presence. This type of church and believer models the Old Testament Israelites when they were at their lowest point. Their faith and lifestyle became only a Mausoleum instead of a home for Christ in their hearts.
The Throne Room of God
In ‘the Throne of God’ we are given a rare glimpse into the Throne Room of God in Heaven. Join as we take an amazing look through the eyes of Scripture, at what God’s Dwelling Place is all about – it was certainly an experience that the Apostle John could never forget.
Who is Worthy?
In Revelation 5 we know that the Scrolls that start the chain reaction of final judgment on the Earth must be able to run it’s course but only One is worthy to open the seals to get everything started. A clarion call goes out to all of creation to find One worthy but Who could it be? I think you know the answer.
Five Horsemen of the Apocalypse?
4 horsemen of the apocalypse or 5? Join us as we find 5, much to the chagrin of famous paintings over the years. See what each of these messengers are telegraphing to a world that has rejected Christ.
2 Responses to God
From the beginning of Creation, God has always given the human race 2 possible responses to Him. We see this in Adam and Eve, Cain and Able, all the way up to the Tribulation. What is most important is what your response to God is, given your ‘Free Will’.
In “A Pause” we are introduced to the 144,000 in the Tribulation but who are they? Cults have mistakenly labeled them and deceived their followers to bolster their own false doctrine. Here we will see what Scripture says about these people.
The Trumpet Judgement
In Revelation 8 we move from the Seals to the 7 Trumpet Judgments. Join us as we go through each of these judgments and what they mean to the post-Rapture inhabitants of the Earth. The Blessing is that we still see an opportunity for people to repent and be saved.
Be Careful What You Ask For
In this portion of Scripture we get another glimpse into the spiritual realm but this time we see demonic creatures unleashed on the Earth. The case is made here that this is not something cruel but a response to the aggregate evil that mankind in rebellion against God has always desired, hence the title ‘Be careful what you ask for”
Be Careful What You Ask For – Part 2
In part 2 of ‘Be careful what you ask for’ we see another class of demonic beings unleashed upon the Earth. Along with part 1, we see the proverbial ‘Pandora’s Box’ opened by the human race and unable to be closed due to judgment which must finally take place.
The Messenger & The Message
‘The Messenger and The Message’, both equally important to Salvation. Jesus tells us in John 14 that if we truly love Him we must Follow His Word. Both the Messenger and the Message are inextricably linked when it comes to walking with God and spending Eternity with Him.
The Third Temple & The 2 Witnesses
In this portion of Scripture we take a figurative journey to Jerusalem where the Last Temple will be rebuilt and used. And in this area in the future the 2 witnesses will be preaching God’s Word. The question many have had is what is the identity of the witnesses? What’s probably more important is what is God trying to say to this apostate world?
The Big Picture
In this chapter we are introduced to the Dragon, the Woman and the War. What do these things mean? God’s Word takes us through an amazing journey from the beginning of time and how Israel figuratively gives birth to the Messiah, as well as Satan’s desire to kill both the Messiah and Israel but we know how it ends.
Foundation Set For Antichrist
Here we get closer to understanding who the Antichrist is and how he gets to Earth, as well as the trail of former antichrists who have carried on his spirit in the form of leaders of godless empires. Scripture uses some fascinating symbolism to portray all of this.
Spirituality, Deception and Propaganda
In part 2 of chapter 13 we move from the political-secular Antichrist to come, to his spiritual advisor in the form of the false prophet. The false prophet deceives humanity to follow this dictator from a false spiritual perspective, so yes, there will be a form of spirituality on the Earth at this time as there is today – Satan is always out to deceive.
In this portion of Scripture we see the 144,000 again as well as 3 different Angelic messages. While the world in rebellion against God is in a spiritual freefall, the host of Heaven as well as the saints anticipate the Lord finally meeting out justice and ushering in His Kingdom. As usual, we often see an announcement and a later realization.
The Reality of Two Paths
The end of Revelation chapter 14 as well as chapter 15 show us the stark difference between the 2 paths that every person who has ever lived have all chosen – the wide path that leads to destruction (portrayed by the coming Battle of Armageddon where the world in rebellion against the Lord finally faces off against Him in battle) and the narrow path that leads to Everlasting Life (portrayed by the tribulation saints final victory and gathering in Heaven)…… Choose Wisely
The Bowl Judgments
Revelation 16 introduces us to the final set or series of judgments known as the Bowl or Vial Judgments. In this sermon we will take a look at what 5 out of 7 of these Vials produce when poured out on the Earth. This is definitely not a good time to be on planet Earth but if you are watching this after the church has been removed and protected via the Rapture then Repent and give your heart to Christ immediately and you will be saved.
The Bowl Judgments Part 2
This Revelation series was taught starting in 2020 and the geopolitics of planet Earth at this time lined up with Revelation in an amazing way. Pastor Joe taught Revelation prior circa 2009 but in 2020 he saw world events line up with the prophecies in Revelation like never before. These next few teachings will give you chills as we line up God’s prophecies with the times we live in.
the Harlot & the Beast
The “Harlot and the Beast” kicks off a 4 part series that explains everything that is wrong with the world we are living in today. In this 1st sermon we slowly build a foundation to explain symbolism and metaphors that go all the way back to the Book of Genesis. The first 2 out of 4 sermons address the false spiritual system alive and well today that has been deceiving mankind and pulling people away from God since the beginning.
the Harlot is Destroyed
In this sermon we find out why the Beast turns on the Harlot to destroy her which has much to do with the coming Antichrist also described as the Charismatic Globalist – how he uses religion and a treaty with Israel to help him rise to power and then turns on Israel as well as the Harlot (false spiritual system) as he desires no competition as he demands worship as a god.
In “Temporal Babylon” which is the 3rd of the 4 part series we understand how Satan has used Temporal life (work, leisure, family, etc) to pull people away from God since the time sin entered the world. These next 2 sermons focus on the fact that evil has corrupted every institution of mankind in order to keep people blinded from their need for God. In these next 2 sermons we will see how we are being funneled into a system of Aggressive Globalism which will set the stage for the Antichrist to rise in our future from now.
Temporal Babylon is Destroyed
Finally we get to the 4th of 4 parts where Temporal Babylon is destroyed and thank God for that. We learn that God personally destroys the Secular or Temporal System that deceived the human race for so long. Unfortunately many will be distraught as their identity has been intertwined in this world system. Take heart though, that in verse 4 God calls His people out of her as one final warning (think of Lot’s family in Sodom). Pastor Joe believes very strongly with the support of Scripture that God is so merciful that many in the Tribulation period will repent and give their lives to Christ – which is most likely the reason that God has been so patient in these times as well as giving many warnings before implementing judgment.