Rev. 11:15-19 THE EDGE OF ETERNITY
Intro: In Chapters 6-11, we have studied the events of the great tribulation. In
chapters 12-19, we will be covering the same ground again. Except, this time, we will
see a different slant on things. Same scenes different angle. v.15-19 are a summary
statement. A syllabus, if you will, of the events that will lead up to the dawn of
eternity. Folk, one day, time will cease to exist! We will step from this time oriented
world into an era that is not affected by time. Letís look into the events that will lead
to the edge.
I. v.15 THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE REIGN OF CHRIST
A. Jesus will not actually take the throne until 19:11
B. Kingdoms - Now belong to Satan, he controls every government in the world!
(Matt. 4:8-10). But, one day soon, they will belong to Jesus! Imagine a world
controlled by the Holy Son of God!
1. In Power - (Rev. 19:11-16) (Ill. The Queen of England!)
C. Eternal - This King will never abdicate, die or be dethroned! (Psa. 145:13)
D. Is Jesus King in your life? There are two kinds, which is HE?
1. Totalitarian Monarch
2. Constitutional Monarch - (Ill. England)
II. v.16-19 THE ADORATION OF THE REDEEMED OF CHRIST
A. v.16-17 The 24 elders, representing the redeemed of Christ, burst into song.
They praise Him because He has retaken what is rightfully His! (Ill. He has also
answered the prayer of the ages - Matt. 6:10)
B. Nations Were Angry - The rebellion in man vents itís hatred toward God! (Ill.
Trying to kill the Jews!)
C. They Wrath Is Come - Rom. 1:18ff During the last 3 1/2 years, Godís wrath
will pour itself in torrents upon the earth. (Ill. This isnít a milquetoast God! Heb
D. The Time Of The Dead -
1. Resurrections - 20:4; 20:12
2. Judgments - Rev. 20:11-15 (Ill. Judgment will come to all men who reject
E. Rewards - O.T. Saints and Tribulation Saints. All of Godís People will be
rewarded! All the Pauls and Peters, and even the rest of us too! Rev. 22:12
F. Destroy the Destroyers - Satan, every demon and every person who followed
him will be cast into the lake of fire - Rev. 20:10
G. Temple - Jewish ground, the church has no temple!
Opened - Access (Ill. The old days!)
Ark - 2nd. Most important article of worship in the Jewish religion.
There are 5 names for the Ark in Scripture and they all speak to what the Lord
1. Ark of Covenant (Num 10:33) Contained the Law - Godís Law has been
transgressed and He is angry.
2. Ark of Testimony (Ex. 25:22) Testified to Godís holiness and manís sin.
God is still holy and man is still a sinner!
3. The Ark of God (1 Sam. 3:3) It was the only visible throne of God
God is still on His throne!
4. The Ark of Strength (Psalm 132:8) Because of miracles and works
associated with it. God is still in power!
5. The Holy Ark (2 Chron. 35:3) Because it is where God dwelt!
God is still alive and well!
H. All of these things are to encourage the Jewish people in the midst of their
trials.Iíll tell you, this also encourages me!
I. Lightenings, etc - Speak of the horrors that are ahead!
Conc: Time is running out! We must be motivated to reach our generation for Jesus!