Lynn Coble 1/24/21

Whom Shall You Ye Serve?

Joshua 24

14 Now therefore fear the Lord, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the Lord.

15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

 

Joshua was referring to the false gods of his age, but it so parallels the world today that it is scary.

Our world is moving further and further from God and it is detailed in the Bible.

Let’s take a journey from Christ Ascension to the Second Coming.

That’s right, we are taking a field trip today. I hope you all packed a lunch and brought your permission slips.

Please stay with the group and do not wonder off.  I don’t want to leave anyone in the Tribulation.

  • Jesus ascended to Heaven and He sat at the right hand of the Father.

  • He sat because His work was complete and the Father was well pleased.

  • The next time we see Christ rise, it will be the Rapture and He will be calling out the Church. (Believers)

  • Those that remain will be in chaos and ruin, looking for someone to bring order.

  • The Antichrist will rise and portray God Himself.

  • The Tribulation will begin and the day of man will end.

  • God will allow the coming of the Antichrist.  Satan will show His true evil.  We have only experienced the Spirit of the Antichrist.  We have no idea the evil that will come with the Antichrist.

  • Man will be forced to choose to either follow Christ or the Antichrist.  Some will be saved in the Tribulation.

  • In the first 3 ½ years of the Tribulation the Antichrist will do marvelous things that are powered by Satan.  There will be signs and wonders and a peace treaty that will settle the East.  Man will be amused.

  • The Antichrist will bring forth world wide government, economy and religion. 

  • He will rebuild the Jewish Temple. It is at this point that man will see the abomination of Desolation, as He shall be seated in the temple as God and powered by Satan.

  • Those that are allowed to buy and trade among those that remain will be forced to take on the mark of the beast.

  • Those that refuse will be exiled into starvation or killed.

  • Man will actually worship Satan as they marvel at the beast and his power.

  • After 3 ½ years the Antichrist will break the peace treaty and all that seemed to be will disappear into pain and suffering.

  • Man will have given full influence over their lives to Satan, for they have rejected Christ authority over them and chosen eternity in Hell.

  • Christ will return and those that were saved in the Tribulation shall be resurrected as the Tribulation ends with the second coming.

  • Satan and all his demons will be destroyed and cast into the lake of fire.

  • Jesus will set up His 1000 year reign called the Millenium.

Revelation 12:

11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

 

  1. Those That Overcome

    1. Only those that are committed Christians shall be raptured.

      1. By The Blood of the Lamb

        1. Saved by Grace

        2. Under the blood

        3. Bought by a price

      2. By the Word of their Testimony

        1. Proclaim Jesus publicly

        2. Be not ashamed of our Faith.  (Don’t be a secret agent Christian.)

        3. We should be bold and unapologetic for our faith. 

      3. Love God more than self.

        1. Our life should center around Christ

        2. God first then self and others.

 

Religion and Church attendance do not guarantee overcoming Satan.

Those that overcome do so because of the committed Christian life.

They shall be called up in the Rapture and spend eternity with the Lord.

 

  1. Whom Shall Ye Serve?

    1. Do we want to make this decision before or after the Rapture?

    2. God gave us free choice and we must decide if we are going to follow the Lamb of God or Satan.

    3. The Spirit of the Antichrist is already here and we see it in the perversion of our society.

    4. We open ourselves up to the deception of Satan when Jesus is not at the center of our life decisions and decision making.

    5. If we are not confessing Jesus crucified daily, Satan will find a way into our lives.

    6. We cannot base our faith on emotions and past experiences.  Our faith must be based on God’s Truth.

    7. Many of our experiences were based in sin and lead us toward evil.

    8. Many of our emotions are carnal and have nothing to do with faith.  What type of decisions do we make when we are emotional?

    9. If we base our eternal destiny on experiences and emotions , we can be easily deceived.

 

So I ask you today.Whom shall ye Serve?

               

In our heart we must decide who will rule our soul?

 

Are we going to let Satan rule our life or Christ?

I know that sounds very direct, but it’s the truth.

 

Whom will decide if abortion is ethical and moral?Satan or Christ

Who will decide what defines male and female genders?Satan or Christ

Who will define sin?Satan or Christ

With whom will we place our eternity?Satan or Christ

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