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  • “Between His attributes no contradiction can exist. He need not suspend one to exercise another, for in Him all His attributes are one.”

    AW Tozer

    Last week in Revelation 2:20-22

    We talked about some of the things the Lord takes issue with, and the spirit of Jezebel and how many believers of that day were seduced by it, we saw that the Lord will not allow those who reject his mercy to go on committing sin. He see’s the big picture and disrupts sinful patterns for the sake of future generations.

    Today is the continuation of this discourse found in Revelation 2:23-25

    Continuing in reference to those who refuse to repent of this wicked Jezebel spirit of the day, we will start with verse 22 from last week:

    Behold, I will throw her onto a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her I will throw into great tribulation, unless they repent of her works, and I will strike her children dead. And all the churches will know that I am he who searches mind and heart, and I will give to each of you according to your works. But to the rest of you in Thyatira who do not hold this teaching, who have not learned what some call the deep things of Satan, to you I say, I do not lay on you any other burden. Only hold fast what you have until I come.

    Revelation 2:22-25 (ESV)

    The List:

    1. He would take lives of even children for the sake of t

    2. He is committed to having all the churches recognize that He is paying attention.

    3. He searches the minds of all believers.

    4. He searches the hearts of all believers.

    5. He will give each of us what we are deserving of according to our works…This could be good or bad for us depending on our works.

    6. Those who are not following the wicked teaching or the Deep things of Satan, He will not give additional burden

    7. He has advice for those that are not following wickedness which is, HOLD FAST to what we have or don’t let what you have be taken

    8. He is coming back. He is the rescuer and answer to the wickedness.

    Declarations:

    Jesus, we trust you.

    You would take the lives of even children to pull your bride from satans clutches of hell.

    You are committed to getting the attention of your church

    You search my mind, you know my thoughts Jesus

    You search my heart, you know the deep things, what moves me, my emotions and responses

    You will give each person according to our works.

    You do not add burden to us for the sins and wickedness around us

    You want us to Hold fast to all you’ve given us, especially when our surroundings are difficult.

    You are coming back, you are the rescuer, the answer to all the wickedness and the satanic, jezebel spirit, the spirit of this age. You are the answer

    Song:

    You’re Committed To Me

    You are committed to getting my attention

    You are committed to me (repeat)

    You search my heart for wickedness

    You search my mind for unrighteousness

    You are committed to me

    You’re committed to me

    You won’t leave me in my sin

    But you’re pulling me through

    You’re pulling me through (repeat)

    Rescuer, you’re the answer to my sin

    Come Lord soon, you are the answer to what’s going on

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  • "Certainly we should be very active in seeking God, and Jesus himself called us to 'ask, seek, knock' in order to find him. Yet those who enter a relationship with God inevitably look back and recognize that God's grace had sought them out, breaking them open to new realities."

    - Tim Keller

    Last Time we had a Christmas Episode. Weare going to pick up where we left off before then in Revelation 2:18,19

    We talked about the one with Eyes of fire…burning with passion and sees and acknowledges how we honour him in our lives. He sees the fruit of our lives.

    Today we are going to continue in the church of Thyatira with verse 20-22

    But I have this against you, that you tolerate that woman tJezebel, who calls herself a prophetess and is teaching and seducing my servants uto practice sexual immorality and uto eat food sacrificed to idols. I gave her time to repent, but vshe refuses to repent of her sexual immorality. Behold, I will throw her onto a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her I will throw into great tribulation, unless they repent of her works. Revelation 2:20-22 (ESV)

    The List:

    He is against or takes issue with some things in his churchHe takes issue when we tolerate false prophets and teachingHe takes issue when we tolerate seduction of his peopleHe takes issue when we tolerate sexual immorality He takes issue when we consume food sacrificed to idolsHe gives time for the most wicked to repentHe is Patient with sinners for the sake of turningHe will punish those that reject his abundant mercy and choose wickednessHe will give tribulation those who reject his abundant mercy and tolerate wickedness.Despite our wickedness and tolerance of wickedness among us…he still calls us to repentance and will relent from sending trouble.

    The Declarations

    Jesus you are against and take issue with some things in your church

    You do not want us to tolerate false prophets and teaching, those that would speak deceitful things concerning you and your word

    You take issue when we tolerate your people being seduced, when stumbling blocks are put in the way of your bride

    You take issue when we tolerate sexual immorality…You see the poison it is to your beloved bride

    You take issue when consume that which was created for idols

    You give time… The most wicked person, you give time to turn from wickedness and repent

    You are patient with us, you know we are slow to turn..but you wait for the sake of mercy

    But you are just and you will punish those that reject your abundant love and mercy

    You give tribulation to those that follow the seduction of wickedness and choose to continue to walk in it

    But you say it again…despite our choosing and tolerance, you are patient and you still call us to repentance, and you will relent and pour out mercy over judgment if we want it If we turn

    Song:

    You give Time

    You are patient

    And you give time

    So you pour out your mercy

    You pour out your mercy

    You have love

    And you are kind

    So you pour out your mercy

    You pour out your mercy

    Even though I sin and have wickedness

    You help me to figure it out

    Although all I’ve done is often wrong

    You come and heal me, You come redeem me

    You give me time

    To turn my eyes

    And you pour out mercy every time

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  • Man's maker was made man that He, Ruler of the stars, might nurse at His mother's breast; that the Bread might hunger, the Fountain thirst, the Light sleep, the Way be tired on its journey; that Truth might be accused of false witnesses, the Teacher be beaten with whips, the Foundation be suspended on wood; that Strength might grow weak; that the Healer might be wounded; that Life might die.

    Saint Augustine

    The Passage:

    For to us a child is born,

    to us a son is given;

    and the government shall be upon his shoulder,

    and his name shall be called

    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,

    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

    Of the increase of his government and of peace

    there will be no end,

    on the throne of David and over his kingdom,

    to establish it and to uphold it

    with justice and with righteousness

    from this time forth and forevermore.

    The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.

    Isaiah 9:6-7 (ESV)

    The List

    1. God became flesh for us

    2. God became a human child

    3. God has a son

    4. God gave for US his son

    5. He is destined to have the government of the universe resting on His shoulder

    6. His name is Wonderful Counsellor (He is a wonderful counsellor)

    7. His name is and he is the mighty God

    8. His name is and he is the Prince of Peace

    9. His government will never stop increasing

    10. His government will neverend

    11. He will rule on Davids throne

    12. He will establish and uphold or maintain his kingdom with justice and righteousness forever

    13. His zeal will accomplish the building of His kingdom

    14. He is the Lord of hosts.

    Declarations:

    God, creator of the universe. You stooped from the highest to the lowest place to become flesh for OUR SAKE.

    You came even as a child, dependant on weak humans.

    You have a son.

    And you GAVE your son for us.

    On this son, the government of the universe will rest on his shoulders. He will have all authority in heaven on earth and it will all be held together by him.

    You are the wonderful counselor, you counsel us!

    You are the mighty God, prince of peace…the one that was promised to your people.

    Your government will never stop increasing, it will go on forever. You will take the throne of your father David, you will rule and reign with him.

    You will build, establish and maintain your kingdom with Justice and righteousness.

    Your zeal, the excitement and passion you have in your heart for us will accomplish this.

    You are the Lord of Hosts. Name above every other name.

    This Weeks Song:

    What did you see in us?

    What did you see in us?

    That stirred zeal in your heart

    And made you want to come

    And become flesh

    Become dependant

    What did you see in us?

    What did you see in us?

    For we’ll never understand

    The depth that you came for us

    We’ll never understand

    How much you love

    For we’ll never understand

    The depth that you came for us

    We’ll never understand

    How much you love

    We’ll never understand

    How much you love

    There will come a day when the

    government will rest on your shoulders

    There will come a day when we will be

    with the wonderful councillor Mighty

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  • To the angel of the church in Thyatira write:

    These are the words of the Son of God, whose eyes are like blazing fire and whose feet are like burnished bronze. 19 I know your deeds, your love and faith, your service and perseverance, and that you are now doing more than you did at first.

    Revelation 2:18-19

    The List:

    He sends angelic messengers to his churchHe tells his messengers to say whose words are being spoken (this is a good way to add credence and authority to the letters)He is the Son of GodHis eyes are like blazing fire His feet are like burnished bronzeHe knows our deedsHe knows our loveHe knows our faithHe knows our serviceHe knows our perseveranceHe sees the increase in our work

    Here we go:

    You Jesus, who sits enthroned in heaven send angelic messages to your church

    You have specific words you convey to your churches, you are specific even with your messengers, they don’t just convey their own ideas

    You Jesus, who came in the flesh and are now in heaven are the Son of God

    Youre eyes are like blazing fire, burning with passion

    You feet are like burnished bronze

    And yet, you see us. You’re interested.

    You see our deeds

    You You see our love, our faith

    You see our work and service

    You see our perseverance through trials

    You see when we expand our work

    This weeks song:

    Son of God

    Son of God

    You see it all

    Son of God

    You’re watching closely

    Desire in your eyes

    Fire in your eyes

    You see me closely

    Desire in your eyes

    You know my deeds

    You see my love

    You know my faith

    When I increase my work

    You see

    Perseverance

    You see it all

    You see it all

    And you’re looking with desire

    Staring with eyes of fire

    You’re looking with desire

    Son of God

    You’re looking down

    On the children of men

    Son of God

    You’re very interested

    Not far away

    You’re engaged

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  • "Until we have the right knowledge of God, the knowledge of self and our need for grace remains distorted."

    Steven J Lawson

    Therefore repent. If not, I will come to you soon and war against them with the sword of my mouth. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, with a new name written on the stone that no one knows except the one who receives it.’

    The List:

    1) His response to following false teaching/doctrine is repent

    2) He will Come and war against sin on our behalf

    3) He wages war on sin with the sword of his mouth

    4) He wants us to hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches

    5) This means the Spirit is speaking to the churches

    6) If we conquer or overcome, he rewards us with hidden manna.

    7) If we conquer or overcome he will give us a white stone, which holds a special name on it that only we know

    8) He has a name he calls us that others do not

    This means:

    9)He knows us better than anyone else to the point that he has a special name for us that no one else would call us

    Declarations:

    Your call to us living in false teaching and, blindness is to Repent…to turn

    You are so committed to me not living in sin that you, You wage war against it on my behalf, even when I’m stubborn and have trouble turning.

    You wage ware on sin with the sword of your mouth. With your words, speaking truth and life, breaking the back of the lies.

    You desire for us to hear what your Spirit is saying to the churches. You want us to hear your strategies from heaven.

    You are speaking to the church, you are not silent!

    You give hidden manna, bread and sustenance from heaven when I overcome, when I conquer and repent

    You have a white stone for those who overcome, you have a name that only you know and it’s a secret that only I would understand. You know more about me than anyone including myself

    Song:

    If I should Overcome

    Dealing with struggles of day to day

    Is it a flaw in my character or just sinful nature?

    Is there a way out?

    What is the pathway forward?

    But you’ve given me repentance

    And you’re waring for me on my behalf

    And if I should overcome

    You will give me a ton with me name only I know

    And if I should overcome

    You will give me the manna that’s hidden from heaven

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  • I began to read the Holy Scriptures upon my knees, laying aside all other books, and praying over, if possible, every line and word...I would be so overpowered with a sense of God's Infinite Majestey, that I would be constrained to throw myself on the ground, and offer my soul as a blank in His hands, to write on it what He pleased.

    -George Whitfield

    This Week's Passage: Revelation 2:12-15

    “To the angel of the church in Pergamum write:

    These are the words of him who has the sharp, double-edged sword. I know where you live—where Satan has his throne. Yet you remain true to my name. You did not renounce your faith in me, not even in the days of Antipas, my faithful witness, who was put to death in your city—where Satan lives. Nevertheless, I have a few things against you: There are some among you who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to entice the Israelites to sin so that they ate food sacrificed to idols and committed sexual immorality. Likewise, you also have those who hold to the teaching of the Nicolaitans.

    This List:

    1) He sends angelic messengers to His church

    2) He wants stuff written down.

    3) He has a sharp two-edged sword.

    This is an intense way to start a letter. It says something about both him and the tone in which he is writing this letter.

    4) He knows where we dwell. He is interested, he pays attention to where we are.

    5) He knows where Satan is. What does this say about Him? Satan can’t hide from Him. The Lord knows where the enemy is.

    6) He recognizes when we don’t lose faith in difficult circumstances even in the midst of a demonic atmosphere.

    7) He recognizes by name those who are faithful witnesses even unto death.

    8) There are things in the church that He is definitely against

    9) He points out the things that are not right in His church...he’s committed to seeing his bride righteous

    10) He points out false teaching

    11) He is looking out for Israel and those that would try to make her stumble with bad teaching.

    Declarations:

    You send messengers/angels to your church...you send help

    Your words are important and you want us to understand them so you have them written down. Writing is a gift from you to us

    You have a sharp-two edged sword

    You know where we are, where we live work and where we dwell and spend our time..you’re paying attention

    You know where satan is, there is no where he can go that he can Hide from your overpowering presence

    You recognize steadfast faith, even in the most difficult places and situations

    You see those who have given their lives unto death

    You see things that are not right with your church

    You point out the things that are not in line with your heart

    You are committed to good teaching and theology and you point it out when we are off track

    You are deeply in love with Israel and are committed to seeing her come into the fullness and committed to opposing those who oppose her

    You are interested in Good theology

    Song: Good Teacher

    For you don’t leave us on our own

    When we’re wrong you open up our eyes

    When I’m walking the wrong path

    You direct me to the right way

    You won’t leave me on my own

    To figure out what you have to say

    Because you are a good, good teacher

    You are a good good leader

    You are fierce when it comes to speaking your word

    Speaking of you rightly

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  • This Episode is Dedicated in loving memory to my uncle Curtis Heinrichs

    ‘I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich) and the slander of those who say that they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The one who conquers will not be hurt by the second death.

    Revelation 2:9-11 (ESV)

    The List:

    1) He does not want his people to fear tribulation and he tells , you can bracket this and say

    2) He speaks words of comfort

    3) He has a solution to tribulation and suffering

    4) He will allow his people to suffer (we heard this a few times in revelation already

    5) He allows Satan to persecute his people, specifically allowing believers to be put in prison

    6) He tests his people, and allows persecution for testing

    7) He is gives us insight into future suffering, This is actually his love and gracious heart to give us insight and even specifics to help us endure

    8) He calls us to faithfulness, even unto death

    9) He will allow his to be persecuted to the point of death

    10) He rewards us for this, specifically he has a crown of life he wants to give us

    11) He wants us to not be ignorant to what the Spirit is saying…let us hear!

    12) Which means the Spirit is speaking and has messages for the churches

    13) If we conquer or endure we will not be hurt by the second death

    Declarations:

    You tells us “ do not fear” you speak words of comfort

    You have a solution to our tribulation and suffering

    You allow your people to suffer for your name

    You allow satan to persecute your people and be thrown in prison

    You test your people and allow persecution for testing

    You give us insight into future suffering

    You call us to faithfulness, even unto death (such was the portion of many throughout history)

    You reward us for our persecution and suffering, you have eternal rewards in heaven, even a crown that you will place on the heads as a reward for thise who have endured

    You don’t want us to be ignorant to what your spirit is speaking to the Church, which means you are speaking, you have things to say regarding you beloved church

    And if we endure, death will not touch us. We have eternal life beyond this side of eternity

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  • The foundation of all true knowledge of God must be a clear mental apprehension of His perfections as revealed in the Holy Scripture

    Arthur W. Pink

    8 “And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write: ‘The words of the first and the last, who died and came to life.

    9 “‘I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich) and the slander[a] of those who say that they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. 10 Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life. 11 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The one who conquers will not be hurt by the second death.’

    The List:

    1) He sends angels to give words

    2) He is he first

    3) He is the last

    4) He died and came to life

    5) He addresses his persecuted (he’s giving a message to a persecuted group and one that will suffer more) church by revealing his transcendence and his suffering unto resurrection….

    6) He knows/acknowledges tribulation

    7) He knows/acknowledges poverty

    8) He calls us rich

    9) He knows/acknowledges when we are slandered

    10) He knows everything about the ones that slander his beloved ones

    11) He sees the persecution, tyranny, and slander as Satanic

    Declarations

    You send help. Angels to give your words of life and wisdom

    You are the first

    You are the last…you are everlasting to everlasting

    Your flesh came and died and under your own power you came back to life

    You know exactly what to say to your persecuted ones to bring comfort, and it starts by hearing who you are

    You see and acknowledge when we go through tribulation

    You see the poverty

    You see the slander and all the hurt that comes with these things. You see the ones slandering…this is a fearful thing.

    You are a jealous God and care deeply for how your bride is treated, and abuse of your bride is evil

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  • The chief purpose of life, for any of us, is to increase according to our capacity our knowledge of God by all means we have, and to be moved by it to praise and thanks.

    -J.R.R. Tolkien

    Last week we looked at Revelation 2:4-5. The Lord shared his heart to the church in Ephesus that he actually wants the same love that they had with Him when they first met. The loving zeal that was in their heart in the beginning. He remembers and asks them to recall that love and repent and return to it….Just so good! And the fact that we occupy space and time in the mind and memory of the living God is unfathomable!!!

    We will finish the letter to the church in Ephesus with verse 6-7

    Yet this you have: you hate the works of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers I will grant to eat of the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.’

    The List:

    1) The Lord points out what he admires (Yet this you have)

    2) The Lord hates things. Specifically here the work of the Nicolaitans (heretical teaching/false gods)

    3) He loves it when we hate what he hates

    4) He wants us to hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches (and the Spirit is speaking to the churches)

    5) He requires us to overcome or conquer in areas of life..n

    6) He rewards those who overcome to eat of the tree of life

    7) There is a tree of life in paradise (see #8)

    8) God’s dwelling is a paradise

    9) He wants us to eat and dwell in the paradise of God

    Declarations:

    You tell us things that you love about us

    There are things, works that you detest and hate hate

    You love when we hate what you hate

    You allow us and desire for us to hear what your Spirit is saying

    You ask us to overcome in some areas of life. To conquer and persevere.

    You reward us when we overcome…You reward us to eat of the tree of life

    You dwell in paradise and there is a tree of life in paradise

    You want us to eat and dwell with you in paradise

    This Week's Song:

    With You

    Want to hate what you hate

    Want to love what you love

    Want to be with you

    Where you are

    In paradise I want to eat from the tree of life

    here will be hardships

    There will be struggle

    But in the end I will be with you

    Eating of that tree (of life)

    In paradise

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  • The heaviest obligation lying upon the Christian church today is to purify and elevate her concept of God.

    -AW Tozer

    Last week we started on Revelation 2.: 1-3 where he was speaking to the church of Ephesus. I found a lot of comfort knowing that he sees our struggles, our tribulations and he recognizes when we go through those trials for His name sake. Today we will be looking at Revelation 2:4-5

    But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent. Revelation 2:4-5 (ESV)

    The List:

    1) The Lord opposes us in some areas

    2) The Lord opposes those who move on from Him being their first love

    3) He doesn’t leave us to figure that out…He tells us what he opposes when we listen.

    4) He gives us a path forward

    5) He desires that we remember the history of our relationship

    6) Which means he Remembers remember as well

    7) He desires that we would have repentant hearts and turn from our sin

    8) He delighted in the work that we did with zeal and remembers every good work we did.

    9) He has a great memory, and we occupy his memory…He remembers

    10) He actually removes lamp stands (which were again the churches according to chapter 1)

    11) He has conditions on whether a lamp stand remains

    Declarations:

    You oppose us in things not according to your heart.

    You oppose those that have hearts that have grown cold to you

    You highlight the areas you oppose

    You give me a path forward

    You love when we remember and celebrate our new love…when we first accepted you and burned with desire.

    That means you remember it too!!

    You want us to repent, to turn from our sin

    You actually like and enjoyed the work that we did with zeal and you want that continue.

    You remember…I occupy your memory, your thoughts, your desires

    You remove remove lamp stands

    The lamp stands you have given, have conditions

    This Week's Song:

    Stir The Burning

    The love you had for me

    I was burning with desire

    It was a fire in me

    You remember

    The moment I said yes

    Stir up the fire that burned inside of me

    Stir up the flame that burned inside when we met

    You don’t want a dull heart

    You want abandon love I won’t regret

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  • Only to sit and think of God,

    Oh what a joy it is!

    Too think the thought, to breathe the name

    Earth has no higher bliss

    -Frederick William Faber

    This Week's Passage:

    To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: ‘The words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks among the seven golden lampstands.

    “‘I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and found them to be false. I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name's sake, and you have not grown weary. -Revelation 2:1-3

    1) He appoints angels to churches

    2) He holds seven stars in his hand (the seven angels)

    3) He walks among the seven golden lamp stands (the seven churches)

    4) He knows our works (he sees it all)

    5) He sees our hard work (toil)

    6) He sees patient endurance

    7) He sees our our handling of evil

    8) He sees our discerning

    9) He knows and sees our enduring patience

    10) He allows us to go through trials for His name sake

    11) He sees our overcoming and endurance for His sake

    Declarations:

    You appoint angels to specific regions to serve the saints

    You have seven stars in your hand

    You walk among the seven golden lamp stands

    You see our works

    You see our hard working our toils

    You see our patient endurance

    You see our handling of surrounding evil

    You see and give feedback our stewarding of discernment

    You know and see our enduring patience

    You see our overcoming and endurance for your sake

    He allows us to go through trials for His name sake

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  • All that God does - agrees with all that God is - and being and doing are one in Him. -

    -AW Tozer

    Today we look at Revelation 1:17-20

    When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But he laid his right hand on me, saying, “Fear not, I am the first and the last, 18 and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.

    As for the mystery of the seven stars that you saw in my right hand, and the seven golden lampstands, the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.

    The List:

    1) He is able to be seen (when I saw Him)

    2) People fall at his feet (first of all we are able to get close enough to fall at his feet)

    3) Coming close to him can be debilitating. This is a response to being close to Him

    4) He lays his hand on people. God actually stoops low enough to touch John here.

    5) He does’t want us to be fearful of Him ( there is a holy fear that is reverence and then there is the fear that causes us to run away, I believe the later is what he’s referring to here.)

    6) He is the first (since the beginning)

    7) He is the last (speaks of his transcendence)

    8) He is living

    9) He physically died

    10) He wants us to see or behold him in his resurrected state

    11) He is and forever will be alive

    12) He holds keys to death and hades…he is deaths gatekeeper even to hell itself

    13) He has mysteries ( Love that about Him!)

    14) He appoint angels to the church

    15) Angels are sent from His hand

    16) He calls the churches lamp stands or likes to the church to represent lamp stands. (Which remember he walks among)

    Declarations:

    You are able to be seen

    You allow me close enough to be before your feet

    I cannot stand in your presence

    You lay your hand on me

    You do not want me to be fearful of you

    You are the first

    You are the last

    You are living…you are alive

    You actually died

    You want me to see you in your resurrected state

    You are alive and will remain alive forever

    You hold the keys to death and Hades

    You have mysteries

    You appoint angels to the church

    You send angelic help from your hand to the church

    You call us, the church, to be lamp stands.

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  • Our pusuit is fuelled by our longing. Our longing is fuelled by your knowledge of God. The knowledge of God is revealed by the Holy Spirit living within us. We need more of the Holy Spirit.

    Johan Heinrichs

    This Week's Passage:

    Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking to me, and on turning I saw seven golden lampstands, and in the midst of the lampstands one like a son of man, clothed with a long robe and with a golden sash around his chest. The hairs of his head were white, like white wool, like snow. His eyes were like a flame of fire, his feet were like burnished bronze, refined in a furnace, and his voice was like the roar of many waters. 16 In his right hand he held seven stars, from his mouth came a sharp two-edged sword, and his face was like the sun shining in full strength. Revelation 1:12:-16

    The List:

    1) God speaks among seven golden lamp stands. (Scripture defines this as the seven churches. God’s not silent he’s speaking in the midst of the churches)

    2) He actually walks among the seven golden lamp stands

    3) He is one like a son of man (one of Jesus’ favourite descriptions of himself in the gospels)

    4) He wears a long robe

    5) He has a golden sash around his chest

    6) His hair is white like wool or snow

    7) His eyes are like flames of fire

    8) His feet are like burnished bronze refined in the furnace (burnished means polished by rubbing)

    9) His voice sounds like the roar of many waters

    10) He holds seven stars in his right hand. (Seven angels sent to the churches)

    11) Out of his mouth comes a sharp two-edged sword

    12) His face is like the full intensity of the sun

    Declarations:

    You speak among the golden lamps stands

    You dwell and walk the seven golden lamp stands

    You are one like the son of man

    You wear a long robe

    There is a golden sash around your chest

    Your hair is like white wool, as white as snow

    Your feet are like burnished bronze refined in the furnace

    Your voice sounds like the roar of many waters

    You seven stars in his right hand.

    Out of your mouth comes a sharp two-edged sword

    Your face is like the full intensity of the sun

    This Week's Song:

    The Voice Among Lampstands

    I turned to see a voice speaking to me

    And there seven golden lamp stands

    I heard the voice

    In the midst of the seven lamp stands

    And there he was…

    There he was…

    Clothed with a long robe

    A sash made of gold

    Hair like wool

    White as snow

    His eyes like fire

    His feed like bronze

    His voice like waters

    And seven stars in his hand

    Out of his mouth

    A double-edged sword

    His face was shining

    Like a thousands suns

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  • God is glorified not only by His glories being seen, but by its being rejoiced in.-Jonathan Edwards

    Last week we looked at Revelation 1:7-8.We got a bit of a glimpse about how he feels and does things when we are talking about his return. I found that it is through years of meditating and thinking on these things that help get me to the place where I can begin to believe them. It’s so far out of our normal experience to think of a man riding on clouds. It’s fascinating for sure…which is one of the reasons why doing this exercise and declaring the truths of these things even in list form can be such a powerful too.

    Todays Passage:

    I, John, your brother and partner in the tribulation and the kingdom and the patient endurance that are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos on account of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet saying, “Write what you see in a book and send it to the seven churches, to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamum and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea.” Revelation 1:9-11

    1) He has patient endurance (and for us to have it, it's only found in his person)

    2) He allows his people to be persecuted and emprisoned on His account

    (John was on Patmos on the account of God’s word) Which leads us into the third and fourth on the list:

    3) His Word is offensive to many.

    4) The testimony of Jesus in our lives is offensive to many.

    5) He allows us to enter into something called “The spirit” (John said, “I was in the Spirit", some may say its the “heavenly realm”)

    6) He is behind us “And I heard behind me”

    7) He speaks

    8) He has a loud voice (We will learn that he uses many different voices)

    9) He actually told people what to write down. (The connotations of this: The word is God Breathed. He inspires us to write. He makes us messengers. You cold probably put those things down on the list separately but, I’ll keep it as #9)

    10) He wanted it written for the seven churches (which means, He actually cares and has instructions for His church)

    11) God isn’t vague (He tells Him which churches.)

    Declarations:

    You Jesus, have patient endurance

    You allow those you love to be persecuted

    Your Word is offensive to many.

    The testimony of you in my life is offensive to many

    You take people up in the spirit

    You are behind me, you have my back

    You speak and give instruction

    You have a loud voice Jesus

    You inspire writing, you’ve instructed your people what to write in the past

    You care and have instructions for your church

    You have specific plans that you want to reveal to us and your church

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  • “When we begin to glimpse the reality of God, the natural reaction is to worship him. Not to have that reaction is a fairly sure sign that we haven't yet really understood who he is or what he's done.”

    ― N.T. Wright, Simply Christian: Why Christianity Makes Sense

    Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen. “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”Revelation 1:7-8 (ESV)

    The List:

    1) His coming is meant to fascinate us. It’s not a secret and not meant to be kept a secret.

    2) He is coming (Jesus will be returning)

    3) He is coming with the clouds. Clouds are his mode of transportation

    4) He wants to be seen.

    5) He won’t exclude anyone from this even…not those that pierced Him…not the tribes of the earth.

    6) He already knows the story, it’s already written. (there are a lot of, “wills” in this passage or concrete language.)

    7) Not everyone will be happy with His return ("wail on account of him")

    8) He is the Alpha (beginning) This is speaking of the son

    9) He is the Omega (He is the End). The climax and best part of the story is the end and it’s just HIM.

    10) And we see a repeated verse from our first episode which again could be split up into 3:

    a) He is

    b) He was

    c) He is to come

    11) He is the Almighty (no one is stronger, no one is mightier)

    Declarations:

    You want us to behold your return

    You are coming back to us and for us

    You are returning on the clouds and you will ride them down to the earth

    You want it to be seen by everyone

    You want all to experience your return

    You know the end of the story

    Many will not welcome your return

    You are the alpha beginning

    You are Omega, the one

    You are who IS AND WHO WAS AND WHO IS TO COME

    You are the Almighty

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  • The word 'God' usually signifies 'Lord', but every lord is not a God. It is the dominion of a spiritual being which constitutes a God

    ― Isaac Newton

    So last week we started our journey in Revelation 1:1-4. Today we are going to focus on Revelation 1:5-6

    and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth.To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. -Revelation 1:5-6 (ESV)


    The List:

    1) Jesus is the faithful witness.

    2) Jesus is the firstborn of the dead

    3) Jesus is the ruler over the kings of the earth

    4) He loves us

    5) His blood has freed us from our sins

    6) He has made us a Kingdom (Jesus made a Kingdom order)

    7) Again he has made us. (Jesus included us as a part of his Kingdom)

    8) We are priests in Jesus kingdom

    (Our role in the kingdom is that of a priest, that is a huge topic. But the general idea is…we get to be close to the King and love on and minister to Him)

    9) Jesus answers to God ("Priests to his God")

    10) God is Jesus’ Father (“God and Father”)

    11) Jesus is gets the Glory Forever

    12) Jesus has dominion (or some would say ruling power forever)

    Declarations:

    Jesus, you are the faithful witness.

    You are faithful

    You are the firstborn from the dead

    You rule over the Kings of the earth…from Kings past to to rules now and not yet

    Your shed blood has freed me from my sins

    You created a Kingdom

    You made me part of that Kingdom

    You made me a priest in your Kingdom

    You submit to God’s will

    God is your father

    You will get all the glory forever.

    You will rule and reign

    Your dominion will last forever.

    This Week's Song:

    You loved us

    Your blood has freed us

    You loved us Your blood has freed us

    You have made me a priest

    In your kingdom Forever, giving you the glory

    You have dominion forever

    This is your eternal pleasure

    You will get the all the glory forever

    You will reign

    Your dominion will last forever

    You built your kingdom

    You brought me in

    To worship to the King

    To love you without ceasing

    Jesus You are King of Kings

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  • “An infinite God can give all of Himself to each of His children. He does not distribute Himself that each may have a part, but to each one He gives all of Himself as fully as if there were no others.”

    ― A.W. Tozer

    We are starting out in the most natural place in scripture I can think of when studying what God is like, things he does, things he surrounds himself with. So naturally, let’s start with The Revelation (or the revealing) of Jesus Christ which is found in the book of Revelation.

    This also happens to be the most attribute heavy book I’ve found so far in the bible, so it may take a while to get through this one. But we’re going to start with verses 1-4.

    The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw.

    Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne

    -Revelation 1:1-4 (ESV)

    This Week's List:

    1. God has servants

    2. God shows his servants future events

    3. God sends angels

    4. He gives favour or blessing when you read Revelation out loud

    5. He gives favour or blessing when you listen to it being read.

    6. He gives favour or blessing when you take heed of the words, or live a your life in a way that reflects what is contained in the book of Revelation

    7. He distributes grace and peace

    8. He was and is and is to come (This could probably be broken up into 3 if you would like. This will also be the focus of my song of the week)

    9. There are seven spirits before His throne.

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  • In this first episode, Johan gives an introduction of the podcast. Hear the story of how the journey started and find out how you can journey along with the podcast. You will also get a glimpse of what you can expect starting in 2 weeks from this episode.

    An audio journey into discovering the attributes of God found in the Bible. Each week we will take a passage of scripture and list everything that we can find that reveals what God is like, what he does, where he goes. What are his likes and dislikes? What does he think and feel? What and who does he surrounds himself with?...basically anything that gives us insight into who he is.

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