NOTES TAKEN FROM SERMONS BY PASTOR R. BRUCE MILLER
Brief outline and notes
1) Hall of Fame of Faith Heb. 11:13-16 and 33-40
John 14 let not your heart be troubled…I go to prepare a place for you
Heaven, a prepared place for a prepared people!
I Cor. 2:9-10 Eye hath not seen He reveals by His spirit
Holy Spirit wants to give us a deeper and clearer revelation of our future!
2)Hope in the completion of our salvation!
Romans 8:18, 22-25 vs 23
spirit, soul and body Rom. 8:18 (spirit)
Romans 12:1-2 (soul)
A Prepared Place
The Blessed Hope
3) Titus 2:11-14 The next great event on God’s calendar
4) John 11:23-26, 1Thes. 4:13-17
5) 2 Cor. 5:1-4 John 5:25-29
6) 1John 3:1-3
Three distinct sounds from heaven: 1. sound of a rushing wind (Power)
2. “ “ an abundance of rain (Provision)
3. “ “ a trumpet (Presence)
Preparation for Destination (complete sermon notes)
I Cor. 2:9-10 eye Has not seen neither has ear heard the things He has prepared for us,
He will never leave us or forsake us! let not your heart be troubled.
through it, into a new day! New Mercies!
God wants to encourage us, reminds us of our future
I Cor. 2:9-10
David said, I would have fainted unless I had believed to see the goodness of the lord in the land of the living. He will sustain us! through our earthly existence and future resurrected glorified bodies!
The early saints looked forward to a prepared place.
Keep the wicks trimmed and your oil burning. It’s important that we have our hope in him. Looking forward to our blessed hope !
Hebrews 11:13 these died in faith…prepared for them a city
through faith subdued kingdoms…
they can’t receive fulness until we get there.
we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses
keep running this race with patience your labor is not in vain
He will complete that which he has begun in you.
Matt 5:12, 1 Corinthians 9:4-27; 2 Timothy 2:5 There is a great reward at judgment seat of Christ for those who remain faithful
“Behold I come quickly and my reward is with me.”
this mortal shall be changed in the twinkling of an eye. His return is closer than we first believed
We need a deeper revelation of what is ahead.
set our affection on things above. our lives are hidden with Christ
We are in this world but not of. We are ambassadors. We represent the King of Kings. We have been left here with a purpose.
We are laborers in His vineyard, seeing the multitudes as sheep having no shepherd. They are helpless without God.
Their future is damnation if they die in sin! Romans 2:16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.
There is a great urgency to warn the wicked to repent and the saints to maintain their righteousness.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
We look forward to this. We are not yet fully saved, saved in part but not yet complete.
Romans 8 the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared to the glory which shall be revealed in us.
Like a mother experiencing birth pains of labor, we look forward to the end, results of the labor.
All creation is under damnation because of the commitment of their allegiance to Satan.
God, by his mercy covered Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden.
Jesus is the Last Adam. By one man sin entered and by one man salvation came.
God brought salvation.
There is a groaning in the earth!
all creation is waiting to see what God will do. There is a groaning in the earth. Earhquakes, volcanoes
the earth is in revolt because of the sin that came into the world.
animals will be at peace, sheep and lion will graze together in the end.
There is a shaking chaos and confusion in the earth.
Men’s hearts failing them for fear as we get close to the end of the age.
The imaginations of men’s heart are continually evil. Wickedness abounds.
Romans 8:22,23 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. 23And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
Our bodies are made from the earth! We are glorified dirt and water. There are 17 elements of the earth that are found in the human body.
God breathed into man’s nostrils, we are spirits from heaven. The spirit came into the physical realm.
spirit and soul and body
the spirit man is converted to the heavenly
Romans 2:16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.
Ephes 21 you hath he quickened…
you are a soul
Romans 12 I beseech you therefore…renewing of your mind
be born again and connected to the spirit of God
The 5 senses bring messages from the world to our soulish mind, will and emotions.
Now we have messages from the heavenly, so now we have conflict
We must have our mind renewed by the Word of God to discern what the natural senses are saying and line them up with the word of God.
Our body is still connected with the world while the spirit and soul are in agreement. We must keep the body under.
Ephes 2:8 saved by grace through faith
hope that is seen is not hope
verse 24 We are saved by hope of future redemption
faith is the evidence of things hoped for
if we hope for that which we see not…
even we ourselves…the redemption of our body
Heaven has too much glory for these bodies to sustain.
We must have a glorified body! We will get a glorified body!
Moses and Elijah appeared to Peter and John on the mountain with Jesus
Jesus is God! You cannot equate him with Moses.
He is God manifest in the flesh.
In the beginning, God - He is judge!
He will either say, “Enter In….” or “Depart from me”
The mystery of godliness, God was manifest in the flesh.
Jesus himself said, I am the way the truth and the life. There is one mediator between man and God. We cannot overemphasize this.
There is a great falling away amongst us.
Away from that great hope. Titus 2:11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men teaching us that we should all live godly.
Our job is to do as much as we can to be witnesses.
He that liveth and believeth in me shall never die
There is no fear of death for the saints of God.
Those who have deceased loved ones can rejoice in the memories of them but focus on the glory to come! Rejoice in the things God allowed you to share with them.
If they knew the Lord, they are now present with Him. Rejoice, Celebrate their life!
Titus 2:12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world.
keep ourselves unstained from the world.
Looking for our blessed hope and great God.
The Lord himself shall descend with a shout and the voice of the archangel
so shall we ever be with the lord.
our glorified bodies will reconnect with our souls
glorified bodies are adaptable to heaven
We shall see Him as He is. We will be known even as He is known.
Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. 1 Corinthians 13:12
There are Three distinct sounds from heaven: the sound of a rushing wind (power), an abundance of rain (Provision), a trumpet (Presence)
The sound of the trumpet (the presence) feast of trumpets
1 Thessalonians 4:13,16
13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
16For the LORD himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the LORD in the air: and so shall we ever be with the LORD.
Pentecost displayed a sound of power from heaven as of a mighty rushing wind. accompanied by cloven tongues,
the enemy is on the rampage, knowing that he has a short time
These are the days of Elijah. After three years of drought, Elijah bowed himself in a fetal position to ask for the rains to return. He heard the sound as the sound of an abundance of rain.
God speaks before you see in the natural. Elijah had sent his servant out 7 times to look for the rain. Only on the 7th time, did the servant see a small cloud.
We must stay in the secret place with God.
God said, I will that you have life abundantly
He will lead you. He is an ever present help In times of trouble.
There is a shout and the sound of the trumpet. Everyone will not hear it because there is so much going on.
There is a cry coming soon. “Behold the bridegroom cometh.”
The sound of the trumpet will be heard by some.
1John3 behold what manner of love the father has bestowed upon us.
Don’t ever let the devil convince you that God does not love you!
We love Him because we know he first loved us.
When HE shall appear, we shall be like him.
We have the hope of the rapture and His return.
“They looked for a city whose builder and maker is God”
We look for a glorious house though our earthly house perish
We earnestly desire to be clothed upon
Jesus promised: If I go away, where I am there you shall be also.
This is preparation for heaven.
He who hath this hope in himself purifies himself.
Be a light in your witness, your lifestyle.
Jesus is coming soon. We rejoice because our names are written in heaven!