Wednesday, December 18, 2013

LifeShape Prayer & Discipleship Module 4 – The Future Block 12 – What Next?


We have come to the end of our Life Shape Prayer & Discipleship Series. At this point we understand:
·        Redemption
·        New Creation Realities
·        New Creation Responsibilities
·        The Future

So, what’s next?

Revelation 22
6 ¶  Then he said to me, "These words are faithful and true." And the Lord God of the holy prophets sent His angel to show His servants the things which must shortly take place.

Important Point #1: Jesus is coming quickly!

7  "Behold, I am coming quickly! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book."
8  Now I, John, saw and heard these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things.
9  Then he said to me, "See that you do not do that. For I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets, and of those who keep the words of this book. Worship God."

Important Point #2: Worship God!

10  And he said to me, "Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand.
11  "He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still."
12  "And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work.
13  "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last."
14  Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city.

Important Point #3: Keep His Commandments!

15  But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.
16  "I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star."

Important Point #4: Jesus is building the Church as His Bride.

17  And the Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.

Important Point #5: The message is always, “Come to Jesus”!

18  For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book;
19  and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

Important Point #6: Don’t change one thing in the Bible.

20 ¶  He who testifies to these things says, "Surely I am coming quickly." Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!
21  The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

Important Point #7: You can always depend on the grace of God.