sermons preached at the RAK Evangelical Church, UAE
Sealed by the Blood of the Lamb
The Seals Opened
Who Is Worthy?
In this glorious vision we still find ourselves in the throne room of God. A scroll sealed with seven seals appears which represents God's purposes for history in salvation and judgment. However, at first, no one is found who is worthy to open the scroll. But then, the elders declare that the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Lamb who was slain is worthy to take the scroll and open its seals. And all of heaven erupts in a mighty and joyous chorus of praise to him who sits on the throne and unto the Lamb.
The Gods We Keep: The God Who Keeps Us
The prophet Isaiah shows us how the idols we carry, weigh us down like a burden that cannot save us. These man-made gods, that we fashion for ourselves cannot be compared to the one true and living God, who has fashioned us. He alone is worthy of our worship, for he has promised us: "I will carry you. I have made, and I will bear; I will carry and will save."
Know That You Have Eternal Life
Through faith in the Lord Jesus we can know that we have eternal life. This gives us confidence to make requests and repent of sin before God in prayer. We have this assurance for Jesus Christ is the true God and eternal life.
Believe in God's Testimony
By the threefold witness of water, blood and the Spirit God testifies to us that there is life in his Son. All who believe have the Son and have eternal life, but those who do not believe make God a liar and do not have the life.