Memory Text: “But as it is written: ‘Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him’” (1 Cor. 2:9, NKJV).
The great controversy between Christ (good) and Satan (the bad) is taking place on a global scale. We may lose focus on where we are going if we do not seek God’s guidance on where we are going. God has provided rest for us at the end of the confusion of events, it is our duty to love God and partake of that rest.
What did Jesus comfort John with on the Island of Patmos?
Jesus reveals His glory to John where he must have felt lonely, rejected and restless. He comforts Him with His revelation and the revelation of the end.
How can we not be deceived about the second coming of Jesus?
Matthew 24 from the 4th verse to the end tells us of how the end time is, what precedes the second coming of Jesus and what we as Christians are to do during that time to be saved.
What is our role as Christians in the prophetic drama?
We are to be active participants in spreading the gospel to the ends of the world (Matthew 24:14).
What does Revelation 14:6-12 say about our role in the end time?
It begins with the everlasting gospel which is Christ’s death and resurrection for us that gives us salvation. It further talks about the hour of His judgment which points to the end of time. It calls us to worship the one who made the heavens and the earth. It tells of those who are in Babylon and what they will face at the end and also it tells of the end-time people, “Here is the patience of the saints, here are those who keep the commandment of God and have the testimony of Jesus.
What happens to those who do not worship God and rather worship the beast and his image?
They shall have no rest day or night who worship the beast and his image and who receives the mark on his forehead and in his hand. The rest that God offers those who love Him will surely not be theirs.
What promise is there in Hebrews 11:13-16 for us after death (for those who will die before Jesus’ second coming?
The passage talks about people ‘not having received the promises’ these refer to the dead. It means although they died not receiving the promise yet, it is still coming. It clarifies the fact that all who die are in rest waiting till Jesus’ second return so they resurrect to heaven contrary to the popular belief that those who die are in heaven already.
How can we partake in God’s truth amidst the trials and pain we face?
We can abide in God’s true rest if as recorded in Philippians 4:4-6 we rejoice in the Lord always and not in our trials or challenges. Rejoicing in the Lord always makes us focus on God and get the rest He has for us rather than wearing ourselves in the sufferings of this world.
This week’s lesson tells us of the order of events that will take place, these events end with an ultimate rest, which is the rest we get at the second coming of Jesus Christ. We are in the time of the end, the hour of the Judgement of God and we have been told of the signs that will be seen to show that the second coming of Jesus is near. Paul admonishes us to rejoice in the Lord always and we will not be distracted with the deceits and restlessness of this world. I pray that we learn to rejoice in the Lord so we can find rest in His promises in Jesus’ name.