COMING OF OUR GOD (JESUS)

COMING OF OUR GOD (JESUS)

Luke 21:27-28At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”

The Scene: Swirling clouds and bright sun shining through the cloud indicating the coming of the Lord Jesus, as He promised during His earthly ministry.

Revelation 22:7, 12 ” ‘Behold, I am coming soon!* Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy in this book. v.12 ‘Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done.’ ”

*soon: quickly, suddenly.

Matthew 24:3,5,12-13 “As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. ‘Tell us’ they said, ‘When will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?’ v.5 ‘For many will come in my name, claiming, “I am the Christ,” and will deceive many.’ v. 1213 ‘Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.’ “

Christians are called to love God first.

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6-47 JESUS’ RETURN

FALSE DOCTRINES

FALSE DOCTRINES

Romans 16:17-18 “I urge you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them. For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive people.”

The Scene: Flower bed representing the saints of the Church–with weeds growing among the flowers; symbolic of false teachers infiltrating the one true Church–creating the apostate church.*

*Satan seeks to conquer and destroy God’s Church by dividing and weakening it in the process, but we know that he cannot win!

God’s Word is not only for instruction but is also intended for us to be hopeful.

Romans 15:4 “For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.”

Ephesians 5:6-7 “Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient. Therefore do not be partners with them.”

Matthew 16:11-12 ” ‘How is it you don’t understand that I was not talking to you about bread? But be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.’Then they understood that he was not telling them to guard against the yeast used in bread, but against the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.”

We are called to read the Word for ourselves and to allow the Holy Spirit to lead us in the interpretation to show ourselves approved unto God. (Also see 2 Timothy 2:15)

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FELLOWSHIP OFFERING

FELLOWSHIP OFFERING

Deuteronomy 27:4-9 “And when you have crossed the Jordan, set up these stones on Mount Ebal, as I command you today, and coat them with plaster. Build there an altar to the Lord your God, an altar of stones. Do not use any iron tool upon them. Build the altar of the Lord your God with fieldstones and offer burnt offerings on it to the Lord your God. Sacrifice fellowship offerings there, eating them and rejoicing in the presence of the Lord your God. And you shall write very clearly all the words of this law on these stones you have set up.”

The Scene: The altar built to the Lord, of natural stones and set one upon the other with grout in between the stones.

A felllowship offering was then presented to the Lord* *See: Leviticus 7:11-27; A description of how the altar was to be built and the sacrifice to be eaten, in God’s presence.

The fellowship offering of thanksgiving provided to the people by Father God was given by the priest, back to God virtually, and then shared by that priest with God’s people.

Exodus 20:24 “Make an altar of earth for me and sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, your sheep and goats and your cattle. Wherever I cause my name to be honored I will come to you and bless you.”

Father God gave His people rules for their own good, bringing blessings to those who choose to honor and serve Him. So give God your best and He will give you His best–His Son, Jesus Christ, Savior.

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POWER OF CORPORATE PRAYER

POWER OF CORPORATE PRAYER

Matthew 18:19 “Again I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven.”

The Scene: The setting (beginning top left picture) is an elder of the church anointing the people with a vial of oil for their healing, Following the pictures down the page, left to right, is seen a pair of hands, showing a progression. The oil is increasing in amount and flowing out of the elder’s hands, representing the power of God growing in strength, through corporate prayer, as the elder and the people who are present pray to our Heavenly Father. The drop of oil representing living water (God’s Word) began to form and flow in a small finger stream as more and more people were anointed and their prayers were added to the previous peoples’ prayers. All along the path of the stream of living water, green growth appeared indicating the life (spiritual awakening) being created. The stream continued to grow into a river as the church members fell to their knees in prayer. As the last person was anointed with oil for healing, a strong flowing waterfall appeared, indicating the mighty power God has given to his people through corporate prayer (living water, hydropower of God) poured forth.

2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

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PATH OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

PATH OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

Psalm 23:3 “He restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.”

The Scene: A path going through a wooded area–representing the path of righteousness leading to being at peace.

Proverbs 4:18 “The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn,shining ever brighter till the full light of day.”

We are called and commanded by the Holy Spirit to take the narrow path that leads us to salvation and eternal rewards in heaven with our Lord and Savior Jesus.

Psalm 119:35 “Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight.”

Daniel 12:3 “Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.”

God’s people are called to stay on the narrow path, so that others may be attracted to them through the “Path of Righteousness”.

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CHRIST THE LIGHT

CHRIST THE LIGHT

John 1:4-5 “In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.”

The Scene: One large candle on a hill, followed by many smaller candles: a symbolic view of Jesus, as Light of the World and the smaller lights are people who have chosen to follow him (born-again Christians).

John 8:12 “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’ “

For the born-again, Spirit-filled Christians, Jesus Christ is our example. We are the temple of the Holy Spirit who can mirror the Light of the World, Jesus. The world can see our lights shine and can be drawn to Him, the Creator of Light, the one and only Eternal Light.”

Matthew 4:16-17 “The people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned. From that time on Jesus began to preach, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.’ “

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6-41 LIGHT

STOP–ASSESS, MEDITATE, SERVE

STOP–ASSESS, MEDITATE, SERVE

Psalm 4:4 “In your anger do not sin; when you are on your beds, search your hearts and be silent.”

The Scene: A large STOP sign.

Meditate on the will of the Father each day–as CHRISTIANS we are to follow Jesus’ example and do the will of the Father.

Psalm 1:2 “But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.”

Joshua 24:15 “But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”

1 John 3:6 “No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him.”

“Jesus is Lord,” we say. As such, we must be obedient to His commands and will and stop sinning.

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6-40 STOP sinning

WONDERFULLY MADE

WONDERFULLY MADE

Isaiah 64:8 “Yet, O Lord, you are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.”

The Scene: A clay pot (hand made) representing each person God has made.

A word from the Lord: “Stop fretting, I have made you. My children have been molded by the Master’s hand. Do not let the enemy bring you down; you are mine.”

Psalm 139:14 “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”

2 Corinthians 4:6-7 “For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that the all- surpassing power is from God and not from us.”

Genesis 1:27 “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.”

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6=39 THE POTTER’S HAND

STAIRWAYS TO HEAVEN

STAIRWAYS TO HEAVEN

John 1:50-51 “Jesus said, ‘You believe because I told you I saw you under the fig tree. You shall see greater things than that.’ He then added, ‘I tell you the truth, you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.’ “

The Scene: Stairways to heaven: the steps rising from earth represent Jesus’ humanity; while the stairways reach the clouds, the top represents access to the throne of heaven.

Without a personal faith in Jesus the Christ of Nazareth, humankind has no way to get to the Father in heaven. Smoke is rising in front of the stairways–symbolic of prayers of the saints reaching heavenly realms.

Proverbs 15:8 “The Lord detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him.”

Revelation 8:3-4 “Another angel, who had a golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense to offer, with the prayers of all the saints, on the golden altar before the throne. The smoke of the incense, together with the prayers of the saints, went up before God from the angel’s hand.”

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6-38 PRAYERS

ABOMINATIONS

ABOMINATIONS

Isaiah 66:3b-4 “They have chosen their own ways, and their souls delight in their abominations; so I also will choose harsh treatment for them and will bring upon them what they dread. For when I called, no one answered, when I spoke no one listened. They did evil in my sight and chose what displeases me.”

The Scene: A representation of the Badlands, South Dakota, USA which has a harsh looking environment (symbolic of sin in the world) as compared to the green trees and grasses in the surrounding areas, representing righteousness through Christ our Lord.

“The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord,” the Holy Spirit spoke out.

Proverbs 15:9 “The Lord detests the way of the wicked but he loves those who pursue righteousness.”

Psalm 34:15 “The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their cry.”

Romans 14:17-18 “For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit, because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and approved by men.”

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6-37 RIGHTEOUSNESS