Bible Text: Ecclesiastes 10:1-11 | Preacher: Dr. George A. Mulford | Series: Revelation: Behold He Comes! Solomon has been reviewing the question, in the light of the certainty of death, whether life is worth living. He has come to the conclusion that indeed it is... even though death is unavoidable and life is unpredictable. But to make life worth living, Solomon is saying, we need to avoid foolishness and live by the wisdom of God. Tonight, we look at how Solomon develops this theme of wisdom versus folly.
Bible Text: Revelation 6:1-6 | Preacher: Dr. George A. Mulford | Series: Revelation: Behold He Comes! Starting in this chapter, we begin looking at the judgments and the events of the Tribulation Period. It's not a pretty picture, but as a preacher, I am committed to preach the whole counsel of God, even the unpleasant parts. In our text tonight, we see a great transition from the worship, praise and shouting, and scenes of joy we saw in Chapters 4 and 5 to wrath, pain and suffering, and scenes of judgment in Chapter 6. The Tribulation Period is mentioned in a number of places in the Scriptures, so let's look at these together to get a better understanding.
Bible Text: Revelation 5:1-14 | Preacher: Dr. George A. Mulford | Series: Revelation: Behold He Comes! In our text this evening, the apostle John pulls back the curtain to give us a glimpse of our eternal home. Here, we discover that Jesus Christ will still be our focus in eternity. This rare glimpse of Heaven displays the victory of the Lamb who was slain.
Bible Text: Revelation 4:1-11 | Preacher: Dr. George A. Mulford | Series: Revelation: Behold He Comes! Seldom has the veil of Heaven been drawn back, enabling us to see that place of God's abode, the third heaven, which is the farthest atmosphere beyond the first heaven where birds fly and the second heaven where the constellations and galaxies are located. Scientists estimate that, to go from one end of our galaxy, the Milky Way, to the other would take 100,000 years traveling at the speed of light, which is 186,000 miles per second. It boggles the mind to think of the expanse of the universe, and in our text tonight, we'll see the clearest picture based on what the Bible tells us of what Heaven will be when we get there.
Bible Text: Revelation 4:1 | Preacher: Dr. George A. Mulford | Series: Revelation: Behold He Comes! Chapter 4 of Revelation takes us into the very throne room of Heaven where we can see ourselves and what we will be doing when we arrived in our Heavenly home. Revelation 4:1 is a very special verse. In fact, if you don't understand this verse, you will have some difficulty understanding the rest of the book. I believe this verse talks about the day we leave this world together. Let's see how the writer uses this verse as the foundation on which the rest of the book is built.
Bible Text: Revelation 3:14-22 | Preacher: Dr. George A. Mulford | Series: Revelation: Behold He Comes! Laodicea was a wealthy, self-sufficient city, but today, there is practically nothing left of it. It was known as a wealth and commerce center, a fashion center, and a pharmaceutical center where it produced an eye salve. Tonight, we look at our Lord's letter to Laodicea which had only words of condemnation and warning. This church received not a single word of commendation as contrasted with the church in Philadelphia which was just the opposite. This letter is particularly relevant today because churches like Laodicea and people who call themselves Christians but have a Laodicean mentality can be found everywhere. This was a church that made God sick. It was only lukewarm with its compromise and self-sufficiency, leaving God out. Has there ever been a time when you loved the Lord more than you do now? When you served Him more fervently? When you cared more for Jesus than you do today? The Lord's warning in this letter is a warning to us today: Be zealous and repent.