NOTES TAKEN FROM SERMONS BY PASTOR R. BRUCE MILLER
John 10:17,18 For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it up again. 18 No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up
John 5:24 as the Father, the son quickeneth whom He will
Jesus is the one who judges
Heb 9:27 it is appointed to every man once to die but after this the judgement
1 Corinthians 15:51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed
Those that believe in the Lord will be caught up! The Father judges no man but he who has not the Son is condemned
Salvation by none other, only one path! One name given among men
No other religion, philosophy or way of life
Except you repent you shall all likewise perish
Acts 4:12 KJV: Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
no other name given
Every knee shall bow, every tongue confess
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. New King James Version. “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life. Verse here – He that heareth my word and believeth on Him who sent me.
pg 2 notes
Ephes 2 dead in trespasses and sin, no longer dead, but alive
Verse 25 the hour is coming when the dead shall hear the dead shall hear the voice of the son
The Father has given Him life and all in the graves shall hear his voice and come forth to the resurrection of life or resurrection of damnation
Life – judgement seat for rewards, every one give an account of the commission given us
Things he called us to do, rewarded for our faithfulness
Damnation – great white throne resurrection of the wicked, those whose names are not written in the lamb’s book of life will be damned
Pg. 3 notes
2 major judgements: judgment seat of ‘Christ for believers, great white throne judgement for the wicked
7 judgments in all
1) judgment for our sin: Always through Jesus
Sin debt – He casts our sin as far as the east is from the west
Our sins have been judged
John 3 those not repentant will still be tests? they that believeth not are condemned spirit of Christ Jesus made us free from the law of sin and death
Sin shall not already
Light … men love darkness rather than light. he that doeth truth comes to the light
There is therefore now no condemnation…
The spirit of Christ Jesus made us free from the law of sin and death
Sin shall have no dominion over you
You have power to resist the devil
Every tongue that shall rise up against you …
We are delivered from the power, penalty and presence of sin.
2) self-judgment - we judge ourselves that we be not judged with the world
Convicting power of the Holy Spirit
The Holy spirit reproves the world of sin, righteousness and judgement, shows us what is wrong and how to do right.
The consequences of wrong doing, power to live pleasing to God
3) judgment seat of ‘Christ for believers
Romans 14 beama seat
Like unto the race – laurel wreath – crown to the winner of the race
The race is not given to the swift but to those who endure
*lay aside every weight that doth beset us!
Distractions to get us off track
We are in the last lap of this marathon
When you are in a marathon there is a burst of energy as you see the finish line
Pg 5 notes
Keep joy, you can make it
Press on. Don’t look behind, keep looking forward
5 crowns at the judgement seat
Great white throne judgment
into damnation Rev 20
Maintain your salvation
Many are losing focus forgetting our eternal hope
Jesus is coming again to receive us
1Corinthians15:58 “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”
Revelation 20:6 blessed and holy is he who has part in the 1st resurrection
We are priests of God and of Christ
Reign with God for a thousand years!
(Rapture, the catching away of the saints)
2nd death = is you’re born once you can die twice. If you’re born twice, you only die once!
Pg 6 notes
The 1st resurrection
He is coming again!
1Thes 4:13-18 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 15According to the LORD's word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the LORD, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16For the LORD himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the LORD in the air. And so we will be with the LORD forever. 18Therefore encourage one another with these words.
Sorrow not as others if you believe. If they died in the Lord, they are where you want to go
They are hoping you make it to be with them. They finished their work.
1 Corinthians 2:9 “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
When a person’s spirit and soul leave the body,, it is dead, - just like faith without works is dead)
While Jesus hung on the cross, He said to the thief beside him, “This day shall you be with me in paradise”
2Cor 12 – Paul speaks of the 3re heaven
Paradise was transferred from the lower part of earth,
Sheol Hades, to heaven
He brought spirits and souls with him after death
We which are alive and remain shall not prevent them which are asleep
The bodies come forth first, reconnect with spirit and soul and they are caught up after their bodies reconnect
Pg 7 notes
The Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout and the voice of the trumpet
We shall be caught up together with Him in the cloud
Not physically coming to the earth yet
2Cor 15 mortal bodies will be change in the twinkling of an eye, in a moment- less than a spilt second
2Cor 5:1 our earthly house of this tabernacle dissolved body will connect aacl woth the spirit
Building of God…eternal in the heavens mortal take on immortality, corruption take on incorruption
Earnestly desiring to be clothed upon in immortality
Be always confident, knowing that…walk by faith, not by sight
Philippians 1:23-24 23For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better: 24Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you.
We will receive a glorious body.
We will be able to recognize one another
Matthew 16:19 Elijah and Moses on the Mount of transfiguration with Jesus and Peter
Peter, James and John recognized them.
Peter wanted to erect a monument to them but God said, No. Jesus is His beloved son. Jesus is
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Phil 3:17 enemies of Christ
3:20 our conversation (citizenship) in heaven glorified body
1John 3:1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
Now we are the sons of God. We shall be like Him…
There is great glory in the presence of God and we will need to have a glorified body to stand the great power
Transfers from earth to the 3rd heaven beyond the 2nd heaven where “space” is
The throne of heaven is in the 3rd heaven
Pg 9 notes
Some people want to know if we will be able to eat in heaven.
There will be 12 manner of fruit on one single tree
We have a glorious future
We will be rewarded for faithfulness
Hold and maintain faithfulness, rejoice in the Lord always
There is a place prepared for you, truth and the life,
You shall be like Him
Every man that has this hope in him purifies himself
Keep your mind on the Lord
Be faithful and don’t let things of the world overtake you.
He is the truth and the life
He is a blessing to the righteous people and judge to the wicked not written in the Lamb’s book of life
Pg 10 notes
Revelation 20:11 Matt 5 – judgement of the nations
We will Judge angels
Encouragement to reach the lost
Great white throne
Book of life
Whoever is not found in the book of life will be thrown into the lake of fire!
Except you repent, you shall all likewise perish
Every deed, act, opportunity to get saved\books will be opened as everything is recorded
Open and naked with whom we have to do
Must have an urgency in our hearts concerning the lost
Broad is the road to destruction, stay on the narrow road
We cannot be in fear or intimidated
We must warn the lost
Jesus is the way, the resurrection
There is 1,000 year difference bet between the 2 resurrections
We must understand the times