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2019 – Qt 1

13 – “I Make All Things New” – 3/23 – 3/29

This week’s lesson – “I Make All Things New”

“Then He who sat on the throne said, ‘Behold, I make all things new.’ And He said to me, ‘Write, for these words are true and faithful’ ” (Revelation 21:5, NKJV).

In Revelation 21:5 God promises to make all things new. Our troubles, sorrows, and burdens will be finally washed away. We will get to live in a place where there is nothing to sadden our hearts (verse 4). The Lord promised to prepare a place for us, and He stands with open arms, ready to welcome us. He desires to wash away your sins and make you pure. All that He asks is that you accept Him into your heart. From this week’s lesson – Friday.

Read about it, think about it, and let’s discuss it this Sabbath.

12 – Judgement on Babylon – 3/16 – 3/22

This Week’s Lesson – Judgement on Babylon

“And I heard another voice from heaven saying, ‘Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities’ ” (Revelation 18:45, NKJV).

A beginning must have an end. No matter how long it takes, God will finally judge the world. The prostitute Babylon, the beast, and all related to them will come to an end. It will be a time for saints to celebrate and to confirm that God is, indeed, just and fair in His ruling. Every Christian, from all corners of the world, looks to that day—when God will finally declare the fate of sin and sinners. From this week’s lesson – Friday.

Read about it, think about it, and let’s discuss this Sabbath.

 

11 – The Seven Last Plagues – 3/9 – 3/15

This Week’s Lesson – The Seven Last Plagues

“ ‘Who shall not fear You, O Lord, and glorify Your name? For You alone are holy. For all nations shall come and worship before You, for Your judgments have been manifested’ ” (Revelation 15:4, NKJV).

In the time of Moses, God used plagues to help harden the heart of Pharaoh, allowing the children of Israel to be set free. These events symbolized what would happen in the last days. The angels were told by a great voice, “Pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth” (Rev. 16:1). Once the plagues are poured out, there may be a few who try to reason them away. However, it is only through Christ and His transforming power that we can be safe during these end-time events. Are you ready? From this week’s lesson – Friday.

Read about it, think about it, and let’s discuss this Sabbath.

10 – God’s Everlasting Gospel – 3/2 – 3/8

This week’s lesson – God’s Everlasting Gospel

Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus” (Revelation 14:12, NKJV).

In this world full of blindness and confusion, God is calling and empowering us to be His witnesses to share the everlasting gospel in the context of the three angels’ messages to all those in our sphere of influence and beyond. This gospel is something to be obeyed, for there are serious repercussions if it is not (2 Thess. 1:81 Pet. 4:17Rev. 14:9–11). It is a call for people everywhere to take sides between the great drama of the ages, to choose either to be loyal to God and worship Him or to worship the beast and his image. From this week’s lesson – Friday

Read about it, think about it, and let’s discuss it on Sabbath.

9 – Satan and His Two Allies – 2/23 – 3/1

This week’s lesson – Satan and His Two Allies

“And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ” (Revelation 12:17, NKJV).

John the revelator identifies the sea beast (Rev. 13:1) as a power that “opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven” (verse 6, NKJV). The land beast is also described as a false teacher (verse 14). What is specified even more than these beasts’ blasphemies are their violent and forceful actions against the world and the people of God (verses 7, 10, 13, 14, 16, 17). For John, a lack of correct Christian doctrine is important, but even more emphasized and repeated in Revelation 13 is the fact that these beasts act contrary to the character of God, which gives human beings freedom, even if that freedom is against Him. As Christians, it is important that we not only speak the truth but act the truth. Our God is not merely a collection of beautiful ideas; He is a Person of beautiful action, freedom, and love. From this week’s lesson – Friday

Read about it, think about it, and let’s discuss this coming Sabbath.

 

8 – Satan, a Defeated Enemy – 2/16 – 2/22

This week’s lesson – Satan, a Defeated Enemy

“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death” (Revelation 12:11, NKJV).

No enemy comes to be defeated. An enemy comes to fight and to subdue the opponent. To defeat an enemy, one must have the required fighting skills, the best weapons, and stamina to fight. We are in a war with Satan. Armed with his best tools, he is ready to attack anytime. On our part, we need the most powerful tools to combat his equipment. Fortunately, God has given us the best message—that Satan is already defeated. As long as we allow Christ to live in us and to fight the war on our behalf, victory is ours. – From this week’s lesson – Friday.

Read about it, think about it, and let’s discuss this Sabbath.

 

7 – The Seven Trumpets – 2/9 – 2/15

This week’s lesson – The Seven Trumpets

“But in the days of the sounding of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, the mystery of God would be finished, as He declared to His servants the prophets” (Revelation 10:7, NKJV).

‘History records a loving Savior entreating, warning individuals and nations to turn from their wicked ways. Egypt, once a proud/powerful empire, bows to God’s command to “let my people go.” The story is similarly repeated in Revelation 8–11.

Fire and hail, blood and smoke, falling stars and destroying armies, fall upon a rebellious world. Mercy slighted folds her wings “to step down from the golden throne to give place to justice and swift-coming judgment.”1 Finding yourself fighting against God? Surrender to Him and Christ will “receive you unto [Himself] that where [He is] there ye may be also” ‘ (John 14:3). – From this week’s lesson – Friday.

Read about it, think about it, and let’s discuss it this Sabbath.

 

6 – The Sealed People of God – 2/2 – 2/8

This Week’s Lesson – The Sealed People of God

‘These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb’ ” (Revelation 7:14, NKJV).

The seal of God’s people is proof that they belong to the Sealer. The seal protects; it shows permanence; and it shows the prominence of the sealed people. Above all, the seal demonstrates power and provides peace to both the sealed and the Sealer. Regardless of our past sins, our race, gender, or background, God gives us equal chance to be His sealed people. He is willing to seal us by the blood of Christ through the Holy Spirit.
From this week’s lesson – Friday.

Read about it, think about it, and let’s discuss this Sabbath.

 

5 – The Seven Seals – 1/25 – 2/1

This week’s lesson – The Seven Seals

‘You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals; for you were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and have made us kings and priests to our God; and we shall reign on the earth’ ” (Revelation 5:910, NKJV).

In Revelation 6, Jesus opens the six seals and takes us on a journey of the spread of the gospel and its reception. Seal one takes us back to when the gospel was being preached in its purest form and how the gospel spread to almost the entire world during the time of the apostle Paul. Seals two to five show how the gospel took a dark turn to governments persecuting and killing people because of the gospel, to the church taking the place of the government and killing and persecuting people in the name of the gospel, the gospel being tainted by paganism and commercialism and highlighting the martyrs who died for the gospel. Seal six brings us to the final chapters of earth’s history, when signs and wonders point to the second coming of Jesus Christ. All six seals have been broken; are we ready to meet Jesus, the One who was found worthy to open them? – This week’s lesson, Friday.

Read about it, think about it, and let’s discuss it this Sabbath.

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