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Revelation 11

NOTE: This particular Gospel Herald bulletin is an outline of a 
      sermon on Revelation 11 and is not written in bulletin
      fashion.



INTRODUCTION
Meanings of Symbols in this chapter:

1. The reed like unto a rod = The word of God
2. The measuring= Sealing of the saints.
3. The temple, altar= The church of God
4. The forty and two months= The whole Christian age
5. The two witnesses= The Word of God and church
6. The beast out of the Abyss= The Devil.
7. The killing of the Witnesses= The world rejecting the truth
8. The resurrection of the Witnesses= The resurgence of truth
9. The unburied bodies= Operations of dead churches
10. Witnesses called to heaven= Resurrection and Judgment



DISCUSSION
The reed is used to measure the temple and the worshipers. The Bible
is Godís Pattern book.

God is a pattern God.
      A)Example-the accurate pattern of the days, months, years, and 
        seasons show this to be so. We can mark our calendars for 100
        years ahead and be accurate. 

      B)Another example God has a pattern for worship. Ex. 25:40 see 
        that thou make all things according to the pattern shown thee
        in the mount. Even to the fire the incense was offered with 
        had to be exactly rightó Lev. 10:1,2 Nadab and Abihu were 
        killed because they offered incense with strange fire. Uzzah
        was killed for touching the ark of the covenant 2 Sam. 6:5.
        Uzziah was given leprosy because he took the priestís place 
        to offer incense.(2 Chron 26:16)

IN THE NEW TESTAMENT WE ARE TOLD TO HOLD FAST THE PATTERN OF SOUND
WORDS WHICH WERE HEARD FROM PAUL IN FAITH AND LOVE IN CHRIST JESUS.
I Tim. 1:13. There is a pattern for worship, a pattern for the church,
a pattern for salvation, a pattern for living all laid out.

God has a pattern for marriage and the home. 
      A)In Gen. 2;24,25 he laid down the principles of one man and 
        one woman joining together in marriage for life. Men have in 
        all the years since deviated from the pattern of God and he 
        has allowed it-but his pattern is still there.

      B)In Mat. 19:3-9 he reestablishes his beginning pattern. 

      C)In Romans 7:1-3 he points it out and in I Cor. 7:1-3 he again
        shows it. Godís only exceptions are Mat. 19:9 for the world 
        and I Cor. 7:15 for the Christian. These amount to the same
        thing ďfornicationĒ. 

Measuring the temple is measuring the church.(I Cor.3:16;6:19,20)
      A)Do we sing in worship? (Eph. 5:19)
      B)Do we put on a program for the worshippers?(John 4:24)
      C)Do we have the Lordís Supper on thefirst day of the 
        week? (Acts 20:7)
      D)Do we give as they gave in the early church?



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