NOTES TAKEN FROM SERMONS BY PASTOR R. BRUCE MILLER
Understand the urgency of the time
We have been commanded to reach the lost by preaching the good news!
The Mercy of God as well as the Wrath of God
Our future hope
We have the blessed hope of a glorious future
Go into all the world and preach the gospel
bear fruit – in my name shall they cast out devils.
God will work with us as we go
confirming His word with signs following
We have been commissioned/commanded to Go
There is darkness and gross darkness.
Understand the urgency of the time
don’t be overwhelmed by the darkness
keep your eyes on the Lord. look up
This time is “the beginning of sorrows.
we are dealing with the God of this world system
2 Corinthians 4:4 - In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. He has blinded the minds of them that are lost
God wants to deliver us from the power of darkness
The spirit of confusion is here now!
masks, vaccines, new variants, storms, fires, catastrophes
Luke 21 men’s hearts failing them for fear
people are losing hope
Things happening in the world don’t give hope of returning to normal.
Deep down in the soul of man today there is no real hope for a better future
Because of that, there is a desperation
People of God look at the hope of the gospel and share it with others
The God of mercy and also the God of judgement
Examples of god’s mercy
David: deserved death for adultery
Psalm 51 take not thy spirit from me - a heart of repentance
people of God look at the hope of the gospel and share it with others
God of mercy: his mercy overrides judgment
Mercy is given to those who repent
IT’S NOT God’s desire to execute judgement
if man keeps resisting his love, He has to bring judgement
He became sin for us, but no other option than to receive his judgement
His spirit will not always strive with man.
they will be turned over to a reprobate mind. rejected by God, without hope of salvation
urgency to maintain and have a compassion for the lost
(Matt 24:72) Watch therefore, for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
be ye also ready
I am coming again!
2Peter 3 there will be mockers, scoffers
24:36 a the days of Noah were - it will be a normal day
In Hebrew tradition, the father has the final say and must give approval before the son gets his bride
If I go away…
Matt 25 the 10 virgins (5 wise and 5 foolish)
the foolish virgins didn’t keep their fires burning
be a light as a city on a hill
be like a light to the world
Behold the bridegroom cometh
when the Father says it is time to go get His bride.
days of Noah were like today.
God is a god of judgement, the day of the Lord, the day of His judgement
He came first as a lamb to die for the sins of the world, and came again to execute judgement
Continue to walk in the love of God and be a witness to those who don’t believe
the days of Noah there were giants, adultery, fornication, selfishness, chaos, ungodliness
Genesis 6:5-22 KJV And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
they grieved the heart of God, having reprobate minds.
God will not allow evil to continue
He is longsuffering, not willing that any shod perish
when you see the tree blossom know when you see these signs now that the return of the Lord is near
Satan is he prince of the power of the airwaves
wickedness in the air airborne diseases, etc
a masterplan by Satan. The devil uses man to facilitate plans of confusion, ideas, voices put into the minds, evil beyond imagination
only the devil can inspire some of the things we see and hear,
The devil knows he has a short time
There is an increase of evil and exponentially much more increase of evil to come
We not in to be in fear, but aware of his devices.
Romans 1:21 Because that when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful, but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened
they changed the incorruptible into corruptible and worshipped things that man created,
Man wants to be his own god, turned over to His own things of this world will not get better according to the word of God
professing themselves wise, they became fools!
the fool has said there is no god!
They failed to realize it is appointed to man once to die and after this the judgement
we will all stand to hear “well done, faithfull servant”, or “depart from me.”
Hold fast your profession
“What will it profit a man if he gain the whole world and lose his soul?” none of this will wave their souls
there is one mediator between god and man!
(Romans 1:22-32) Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds,
for this reason ‘god gave them up… list f the works of the flesh, works of sin, vile affections
women with women, men with men, adultery, etc.
sin is sin
evil once manifestation at this level
God’s mercy will come to an end
they did not like to retain God in their knowledge
they became proud, boasters, etc., unmerciful, worthy of death
We cannot take pleasure in them, or compromise and waterdown the word as menpleasers
judgement is coming on the children of God.
Jude is a preamble to the book of Revelation
a warning to the people of God
tells us how to contend for the faith
keep the Bible in your heart and in your mouth
give examples of judgment
a third of the angels fell
Jude 7 Sodom and Gommorah
(Corah, Cain) though involved in the things of God
outward godly appearance, inward evil
Drawing nigh with their lips while their hearts are far from God
God’s judgment against those who look
Judgement first at the house of God
there will be persecution against God’s people.
count it all joy when you fall into diverse temptations
there will be challenges to what you believe
because you name the name of Christ, there will be persecution, violence and death
Enoch pleased God and was caught away
example of god’s catching away
because he pleased god
Rahab – god’s mercy came because she was faithful to honor the spies
Noah and his family, lot and his family
Jude 1:14 14And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the LORD cometh with ten thousands of his saints,
we must be doers and not hearers/speakers only
build yourselves up in your most holy faith, praying much in the Holy Ghost
Romans 8 Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings, praying mysteries, God plans underfstanding, saying this is the way walk in it
in that selfsame moment the Hoy Ghost will speak through you
be steadfast, unmovable
The return of the Lord is near!
1Thes 5 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. 2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. 3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction
the day of the lord will come as a thief in the night to those who are not ready
like a “catburglar”
2 Peter 3:10 10But the day of the LORD will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
but we are not in darkness! You have your life in order, keep the light burning, don’t be caught off guard
we are children of the day. watch and sober
be vigilant, our adversary roams as a lion looking to see who is yielding to the flesh, allowing attitudes and temptation to take control
be vigilant, watch and be sober!!
Ephes 6:14 put on the breastplate of righteousness
Titus 2:13 hope
2:11 the grace of god appeareth
the gospel will be preached to all creation before the end comes
there will be teachings denying ungodly lusts
looking for His glorious appearing
look up recording
message of hope we must give
God has not appointed us to wrath but we will not experience the tribulation if we have obtained salvation
the wrath of God is upon the children of disobedience
comfort yourselves together
Thes 2:1 gathering together “ him, caught up together with Im
when the Father says to the Son “all things are ready” then we shall hear the trumpet?
Be not soon shaken,
verse 1 let no man deceive you by any means
that day shall not come except there be a falling away first
antichrist revealed first
abomination of desolation will declare himself to be God, sitting in the temple
the joy of our salvation
1JOHN 3:1 behold what manner of love the father has bestowed on us!
because you love Him you want to obey Him
We are in the world but not of the world
the world loves its own!
because it knows him not
Now we are the sons of God. Don’t lose hope
the joy of the lord is your strength
we shall see him as he is
we will be changed in a moment
any man with this hope purifieth himself
1 Corinthians 15:16-19 Context. 16 For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised: 17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins. 18 Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished. 19If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.
let them know – there is hope
Be mindful to be a light, to give hope!