Well the words of a hymn serve to capture the essence of the burden of this sermon; “Sweet hour of prayer! Sweet hour of prayer! That calls me from a world of care, and bids me at my Father’s throne make all my wants and wishes known. In seasons of distress and grief, my soul has often found relief, and oft escaped the tempters snare by thy return, sweet hour of prayer!” It seems that the Saints of old knew something that so many of us now know so little of as it relates to a life of prayer! Never have we been so prosperous and well off as we are in this century, yet for all our prosperity it seems that more Christians than ever are suffering from anxiety, depression and burn-out.
This sermon is a passionate plea for God’s people to return to a quiet time with the Lord, a time set aside for uninterrupted fellowship with God. A place where we our Saviour meet in the wonder and awe of an open Bible and prayer!!
Bible Prophecy (Pt.10)
The books of Daniel and Revelation are unique in their composure in that their content is eschatological in nature, relating to events that are to take place at the end of the world. Indeed, the Greek word for Revelation is “apokalupsis” from whence we get the word apocalypse. This word apokalupsis means a disclosure, a revealing and an uncovering of things that up until that point was not understood. There are many hard things to be understood in these books but as one begins to dig into them, one quickly discovers that there is overlap and similarities in the material found within them. This repetition and overlap is crucial in enabling us to interpret and make sense of the visions contained in them.
In this tenth and final part of our teaching on Bible prophecy, we seek to understand and make sense of some of the key passages in Daniel and Revelation which speak of a final worldwide Antichrist kingdom that will arise at the very end of time which shall be united politically, economically and spiritually, whose destruction shall be brought about by Jesus Christ at His Second Coming when He shall come to establish His kingdom on earth lasting for one thousand years. What we shall discover is astounding and serves to equip us and prepare us for what is soon to come to pass!!
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