The ninth in a series of 28 sermons on the book of Revelation
In Christ, the Church has nothing to fear for He watches over His bride and will crush her enemies.
“I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and makes war. His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.” He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: king of kings and lord of lords.” (Revelation 19:11–16)
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The Holy Bible: New International Version. 1996, 1984. Grand Rapids: Zondervan
Isaiah 22:15–25 (NIV84)
15This is what the Lord, the LORD Almighty, says: “Go, say to this steward, to Shebna, who is in charge of
16What are you doing here and who gave you permission to cut out a grave for yourself here, hewing your
grave on the height and chiseling your resting place in the rock?
17“Beware, the LORD is about to take firm hold of you and hurl you away, O you mighty man.
18He will roll you up tightly like a ball and throw you into a large country. There you will die and there your
splendid chariots will remain— you disgrace to your master’s house!
19I will depose you from your office, and you will be ousted from your position.
20“In that day I will summon my servant, Eliakim son of Hilkiah.
21I will clothe him with your robe and fasten your sash around him and hand your authority over to him. He
will be a father to those who live in Jerusalem and to the house of Judah.
22I will place on his shoulder the key to the house of David; what he opens no one can shut, and what he
shuts no one can open.
23I will drive him like a peg into a firm place; he will be a seat of honor for the house of his father.
24All the glory of his family will hang on him: its offspring and offshoots—all its lesser vessels, from the
bowls to all the jars.
25“In that day,” declares the LORD Almighty, “the peg driven into the firm place will give way; it will be
sheared off and will fall, and the load hanging on it will be cut down.” The LORD has spoken.
Revelation 3:7–13 (NIV84)
7“To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: These are the words of him who is holy and true, who
holds the key of David. What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open.
8I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have
little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.
9I will make those who are of the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews though they are not, but are
liars—I will make them come and fall down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you.
10Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is
going to come upon the whole world to test those who live on the earth.
11I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown.
12Him who overcomes I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will he leave it. I will write
on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming down
out of heaven from my God; and I will also write on him my new name.
13He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.