1. We _____________by being anxious/worrying
What does worrying accomplish in our lives? NOTHING!!!
2. There’s __________for us to be anxious /worry. Matt 6:28-34
3. It’s _____________for Christians to worry.
1 Peter 5:7 “casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.”
I. Don’t _______ about anything (V6)
“For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?” Matt. 6:25.
When we become anxious, fretful, and worried, we become naturally _________and vulnerable to the trials and __________ of Satan. G is in ________of our lives, and nothing is too difficult for Him to handle.
II. ______ about everything (V6b)
Do you pray about everything that happens in your life?
“And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.” Matthew 21:22
III. Be __________ for everything (V6c)
Be thankful for everything? Are you kidding me?
IV. Enjoy God’s _______in everything (V7)
What can disturb God’s peace? (John 14:7)
What is the Millennial reign of Christ?
The period of time where Christ rules and reign.
Depending on your view of the Millennium will determine whether or not it is a literal reign on the earth, and when the millennium begins.
Views of the Millennium . . .
A literal 1,000-year reign of Christ after the second coming of Christ.
The millennium is happening now as the gospel progresses in time and history on earth that we can observe, followed by the second coming of Christ.
That the millennium reign is happening in heaven now, as we know it, where the saints are reigning with Christ spanning the time between the first coming and second coming of Jesus.
What happens during the Millennial reign?
Satan is bound for 1,000 years in the abyss. (Revelation 20:2)
For 1,000 years the nations are no longer deceived. (Revelation 20:3)
Saints come to life and reign with Christ for 1,000 years. (Revelation 20:4)
The rest of the dead do not come to life until after the thousand years are ended. (Revelation 20:5; 21:12-13))
Saints will be a kingdom and priests to God and of Christ during the thousand-year reign. (Revelation 20:6; Revelation 5:10)
At the end of the millennium, Satan will be released and will unleash one final rebellion. (Revelation 20:7-8)
Satan’s eternal demise . . .
Satan will be cast into the lake of fire.(Revelation 20:10)
The Great White Throne Judgment . . .
The final judgment of unbelievers. (Revelation 20:11-13)
Eternal punishment in the lake of fire. (Revelation 20:14-15
Antichrist takes his seat in the temple. (Matthew 24:15-21; Isaiah 28:18)
“Then your covenant with death will be annulled, and your agreement with Sheol will not stand; when the overwhelming scourge passes through, you will be beaten down by it.” Isaiah 28:18
Jerusalem is surrounded and invaded by her enemies. (Zechariah 14:1-2; Ezekiel 38:9, 11-12)
Opening of the 6th seal. (Revelation 6:12-17)
"Parousia" —gathering of the saints
Opening of the 7th seal and the Day of the Lord
War in the Valley of Jehoshaphat (Joel 3:2,11-14)
War against Jerusalem and Judah (Zechariah 12:2)
Fought by Judah (Zechariah 12:6); strengthened by Christ (Zechariah 14:2)
To judge the unrighteous.
To purge and purify Israel. (to put an end to sin and atone for iniquity)
To render the Antichrist useless. (2 Thessalonians 2:8)
To bring an end to the 70th week. (Daniel 9:24)
At the 7th trumpet, Jesus Christ reclaims reign over the earth from Satan.(Revelation 11:15-17)
“Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, ‘The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever.’ And the twenty-four elders who sit on their thrones before God fell on their faces and worshiped God, saying, ‘We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, who is and who was, for you have take your great power and begun to reign.’” Revelation 11:15-17
Christ physical presence on earth.
Mount of Olives (Zech. 14:3-4)
The remnant of Israel that survives the 70th week of Daniel is saved.
Mount Zion (Revelation 14:1-5)
144,000 who had been sealed. (Revelation 14:1-5)
“’And a Redeemer will come to Zion, to those in Jacob who turn from transgression,’ declares the LORD.” Isaiah 59:20
WRATH, REWARD, AND THE FINAL BATTLE
The nations rage. (Revelation 11:18)
The pouring out God’s final wrath in the bowl judgments.
1st Bowl: Sores on all who bore the mark of the beast and worshiped its image (Revelation 16:2)
2nd Bowl: Blood in the sea; every living thing died that was in the sea (Revelation 16:3)
3rd Bowl: Rivers and springs of water turn to blood. (Revelation 16:4)
4TH Bowl: Sun scorches people with fire; they did not repent (Revelation 16:8-9)
5th Bowl: the kingdom of the beast plunged into darkness; they did not repent (Revelation 16:10-11)
6th Bowl: the water of the Euphrates River dried up to prepare the way for the kings of the East to come to the final battle. (Revelation 16:12-16)
The Bema Seat Judgment.(Revelation 11:18; Romans 14:10-12; 2 Corinthians 5:10)
For those who are in Christ.
The Marriage Supper of the Lamb (Revelation 19:6-9)
All believers in Christ; the Bride has been made ready.
The final battle. (Revelation 16:12-14, 16; Psalm 2:1-2, 4-6;
The kings of the earth make war against Christ.
“And I saw the beast and the kings of the earth with their armies gathered to make war against Him who was sitting on the horse and against His army.” Revelation 19:19
THE SMALL SCROLL . . . (Revelation 10)
• The small scroll speaks to the events that follow the 70th week of Daniel.
The sweetness of God’s gracious redemption of Israel.
▪ All Israel saved following the fulfillment of the time of the Gentiles (Daniel 9:24; Luke 21:24; Romans 11:25-26)
The bitterness of the final wrath of God yet to come in the bowl judgments. (Revelation 10:9-10)
Initiates the 30-day period when Christ reclaims the nation of Israel that survives the 70th week.
▪ Christ reclaims rule over earth from Satan.
▪ Christ reclaims physical possession of earth at the Battle of Armageddon.
WHERE IS THE 30-DAY PERIOD IN SCRIPTURE? . . .
“And from the time that the regular burnt offering is taken away and the abomination that makes desolate is set up, there shall be 1,290 days.” Daniel 12:11
• Antichrist is given 42 months to exercise his authority.
360 days in the prophetic year (Hebrew calendar)
▪ 3.5 x 360= 1,260
Between the 6th and 7th trumpet judgments there are three significant events that take place:
• The death and resurrection of the two witnesses. (Revelation 11:1-14)
Their time of witness was for 42 months (3 ½ years).
“And I will grant authority to My two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” Revelation 11:3
They will be killed at the beginning of the 30-day reclamation period.
“And when they have finished their testimony, the beast that rises from the bottomless pit (abyss) will make war on them and conquer them and kill them, and their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city that symbolically is called Sodom and Egypt, where their Lord was crucified.” Revelation 11:7-8
▪ They will lay in the streets for 3 ½ days before being resurrected.
• Christ on the earth and the salvation of Israel. (Revelation 10:7; Romans 11:25-26)
In Israel’s distress, they will earnestly seek Christ. (Hosea 5:15; Zechariah 12:10-13:1)
Christ’s physical presence on the earth to save Israel.
“And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes the judgment, so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for Him.” Hebrews 9:27-28
• The 7th trumpet blast and the beginning of Christ’s physical reign over the earth. (Revelation 11:15-18)
The final wrath of God
▪ Bowl judgments (Revelation 16)