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Jesus Kingship - Rev. 1:4-8

Warning to the Seven Churches  •  Sermon  •  Submitted
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Jesus Reaches out to the Seven Churches, Today's churches seem to have the same problems. Let us learn from the WORD, not some high dollar seminar.

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Introduction

This is the 1st of several announcements that will be made in the First couple of chapters in Revelation.
is the Great Announcement
Here Jesus will start talking to the many churches in the world.
He will proclaim 4 things in this passage:
Christ Provides Grace and Peace(4-5)
Christ is the Great Savior! (5-6)
CHRIST IS COMING! (V. 7)
Christ is the Almighty God, The !st and Last (v.8)

I) Christ Provides Grace and Peace

Grace and Peace Com From God

Grace is the favor and Blessing of God
Peace is - we have peace with God and man
Grace and Peace can only come from God
He is Never Changing
“God Who is, Was, and Yet to Come
He is infinate
He will be the same no matter what

(NKJV)

4 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us,

5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),

6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,

7 that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

3. Grace and Peace come From the Holy Spirit

Here it talks about the Seven Spirits who stand before the throne
The Holy Spirit is said to be the Seven Spirits in the OT.
(NKJV)
2 The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might, The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.
The Holy Spirit has a Job:
He shows us our sin
He Introduces Christ to the unbeliever
He Comforts the believer
He teaches the believer
He sanctifies us
He guides our thoughts and desires.
He seals us
He lays on us the stamp of God!

Grace and Peace Come From Jesus

(NKJV)
27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

II)Christ is the Great Savior!

Jesus is the Faithful Witness

He came to reveal the truth about God, heaven, and hell.

He was the 1ST to rise from the dead in the flesh

That makes Him the 1st born or begotten.
2. without His resurrection, we cannot resurrect

Jesus has Redeemed us all!

He will always love us!
2. He died so we do not have to
(NKJV)
⇒ God is to come.
4 who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,

Jesus Exalts us!

Jesus Christ is the faithful witness
He holds us in such High regard that He makes us Kings and Priest for Father God.
(NKJV)
16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,
1. Grace and peace come only from the eternal and…
17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.

Christ is Coming

Every one will see Him
(NKJV)
23 The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light.
Every person who has rejected Jesus Christ and crucified Him…
Everyone who rejects Him will wail and moan
(NKJV)
30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

(IV)Christ is the almighty God - The 1st and Last

The words Alpha is the first letter in the Greek alphabet.
The word Omega is the last in the alphabet
He is saying I was here when all this began
I will be here when it ends!
We need to put our Trust in Him Now!
Jesus Christ is the prince of the kings of the earth
Jesus Christ is the Alpha and Omega.
Jesus Christ is the Lord who is, who was, and who is to come
⇒ God was.
Jesus Christ is the Almighty (pantokrator). The word means…
Jesus Christ has redeemed us. He “loves us and has washed us…
Jesus Christ is the first to arise from the dead
Jesus Christ has exalted us
announcement four—Jesus Christ is the Almighty God.
Grace and peace come from Jesus Christ. It is Christ who…
2. Grace and peace come from the Holy Spirit of God. Note…
announcement three—behold, Christ comes. This is the theme…
Him gwho is and hwho was and who is to come,
That is, God is eternal and He is unchangeable. He is the…
Every eye shall see Him.
announcement two—Jesus Christ is the great Savior, the great…
⇒ God is.
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