Bible Text: Revelation 15:1-8 | Preacher: Dr. George A. Mulford | Series: Revelation: Behold He Comes! One of the biggest dangers, so to speak, in studying the book of Revelation is that we could become so obsessed with the future that we neglect the present and forget about our responsibility to tell others about Christ. So, knowing that then, it should put a spur in our saddle to tell people about Jesus so they don't have to go through this terrible time of tribulation. I believe Jesus Christ could rapture His Church at any moment. There's nothing else that has to be fulfilled before that happens, and tonight, we are looking at the prelude to the bowl judgments, the most severe of all God's judgments that fall upon this Earth.
Bible Text: Revelation 14:6-20 | Preacher: Dr. George A. Mulford | Series: Revelation: Behold He Comes! Our text tonight concerns itself with several prophetic subjects: the angel of the everlasting Gospel, the fall of Babylon, the judgment upon the worshipers of the beast, the blessing upon those who die in the Lord, and a preview of the last battle to be fought during this campaign of the Tribulation, called the Battle of Armageddon. While these are yet future events, they are still relevant to us today, because everyone will one day reach the end of life on Earth. When that time comes, you'd better know where you're going to be in relationship to Jesus Christ, because after death there's no second chance.
Bible Text: Revelation 14:1-5 | Preacher: Dr. George A. Mulford | Series: Revelation: Behold He Comes! Revelation 12 and 13 have been somewhat dark and depressing, talking about Satan, his hatred of God and God's people and the demonic duo who are the Antichrist and the False Prophet. Now, in Chapter 14, the scene changes. It's like a beautiful rainbow after a violent storm. God gives us a fresh breath of heavenly air and a glimpse of the Lamb and the 144,000 witnesses who stand with Him.
Bible Text: Revelation 13:1-18 | Preacher: Dr. George A. Mulford | Series: Revelation: Behold He Comes! In our previous message, we discussed the fact of Satan's hostility toward God and God's people. Tonight, we will see the visible earthly means of the expression of that hatred through Satan's control of the demonic duo, known as the Antichrist and the False Prophet. Together with Satan, they form an unholy trinity, which is a counterfeit of the one true God, the Holy Trinity.
Bible Text: Revelation 11:1-19 | Preacher: Dr. George A. Mulford | Series: Revelation: Behold He Comes! In this continuing parenthetical passage of Scripture, we have a break in the action during this time of Tribulation while God takes care of some heavenly business. I just want to remind you about two facts tonight as we look at this passage. First, we are on Jewish ground. The terms used and the scenes described here are Jewish in nature and have nothing whatsoever to do with the Church. Second, this is a future event, not a contemporary event. Any other interpretation destroys the meaning and the purpose of the text. What we learn tonight is that there will be a tribulation temple and then we learn about God's two witnesses.
Bible Text: Revelation 10:1-11 | Preacher: Dr. George A. Mulford | Series: Revelation: Behold He Comes! Revelation 10:1-11:14 is another parenthetical passage, a pause in the action in this book, and there are reasons the Lord gives us these pauses. I believe one reason is to encourage and comfort God's people in the midst of the threat of terrible scenes of suffering, tragedy, and death. Another reason is to remind us He is sovereign and is in control. A third reason is to focus our attention on the blessed Lamb of God. In the midst of His wrath, we need to be reminded of who He is. You would think that, after suffering the judgments of God, people would fall on their knees and repent, but instead, they get more and more evil. Tonight I want to talk about the mighty angel with the little book, because really that's what Chapter 10 is all about.
Bible Text: Revelation 9:1-21 | Preacher: Dr. George A. Mulford | Series: Revelation: Behold He Comes! When it comes to the Scriptures, especially prophecy and the book of Revelation, it ought to be interpreted in its normal grammatical sense unless we are given reason to believe otherwise. But I think sometimes we can let our imagination run away with us and make the Word of God say what it doesn't say. Tonight, we will try to get an understanding of what's going on and be able to prove it from the Bible. The book of Revelation contains some of the most frightening images in the Bible, and tonight's passage might be one of the most frightening of all as God's judgment is poured out on the Earth.
Bible Text: Revelation 8:1-13 | Preacher: Dr. George A. Mulford | Series: Revelation: Behold He Comes! Tonight, we're talking about some terrible judgments of God. Now, judgment is not something God delights in doing. In fact, judgment is God's strange work. God desires to bless more than He does to judge. God delights in mercy, in grace, in blessing, but there comes a time when God finally does bring judgment. He gives space for people to repent, but when men still do not repent, God does bring judgment.
Bible Text: Revelation 7:9-17 | Preacher: Dr. George A. Mulford | Series: Revelation: Behold He Comes! Revelation Chapter 7 gives us a glimpse of the grace of God at work during this horrible time on Earth known as the Great Tribulation. Last week, we saw God seal 144,000 Jewish male virgins, 12,000 from each of the twelve tribes that are mentioned in verses 5-8 of this chapter. These witnesses will win an innumerable number of souls for Christ from every nation, kindred, people, and language. And, folks, the salvation of sinners is the heartbeat of God, and this can be seen in our text for tonight.
Bible Text: Revelation 6:9-17 | Preacher: Dr. George A. Mulford | Series: Revelation: Behold He Comes! Tonight, as we continue our verse-by-verse study of the book of Revelation, we are going to see an unusual dynamic at work as we look at seals five and six, that is, the prayers of the Tribulation saints in Heaven and of the Tribulation sinners on Earth.