Inside or Out?

End Times Motivation Series
September 13, 2020

Inside or Out?

 (Rev. 22:8-15) Series: End Times Motivation

On September 13, 2020, by Philip Pinto @ Village Bible Church

  1. Angel shows John inside the New Jerusalem
  2. John’s interaction with the Angel (8-11)
    1. John’s conversation with the angel
  1. John affirms this as his eyewitness account
  2. John fell down to worship (8)
  3. Angel objected, said to worship God (9)
    1. Angel’s Instruction
  1. Publish this information; it is urgent (10) (cf. Rev. 1:3; 2 Pet. 3:3-4)
  2. “Let the evildoer still do evil, and the filthy still be filthy, and the righteous still do right, and the holy still be holy.” (11)
  • Jesus’ promise (12-15)
    1. “I am coming soon” (12-13) (cf. 1:3)
      1. “to repay” (12)
      2. “I am… the beginning and the end” (13) (cf. 1:8, 21:6, 1:17, 2:8)
    2. Blessing on those who “wash their robes” (14) (cf. Heb. 9:14; 1 Pet. 1:18,19; Rev. 1:3; Rev. 7:14)
      1. “Have the right to the tree of life
      2. “May enter the city by the gates
    3. Listing those who are “outside” (15)
      1. Dogs” (cf. Phil. 3:2)
      2. Orthopraxy (correct practice) - sorcerers, sexually immoral, murderers, idolaters
      3. Orthodoxy (correct teaching) - everyone who loves and practices falsehood. (cf. Rom. 1:22-28)
Conclusions:
  • The Christian faith pervades all areas of life (secular, moral, philosophical, political)
  • Being apart from Christ = being “outside”
  • Blessings come to those who are in Christ

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