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PILLAR IN THE TEMPLE

PILLAR IN THE TEMPLE

PILLAR IN THE TEMPLE

Revelation 3:11-13 ” I am coming soon.  Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown.  Him who overcomes I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will he leave it. I will write on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from my God; and I will also write on him my new name. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”

The Scene: a pillar in the temple of heaven–

  • 1) pillar cap–a crown; the crown of life (James 1:12)
  • 2) grapevine– wrapped around the pillar; Jesus the Christ  James 15:1)
  • 3) vine branches– attached to the vine; overcomers, believers (John 15:5)
  • 4) base foundation– a firm foundation; Jesus the Christ, (Isaiah 25:16), and His Word, (Matthew 7:24).

Jesus assures us by His Word that overcomers, true believers, will, indeed one day join Him at His throne in heaven.

Revelation 3:21 “To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I overcame and sat down with my Father on his throne.”

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FAITH–MORE REAL THAN MOUNTAINS

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Psalm 90:2 “Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.”

The Scene: Tall mountains with wispy clouds floating past the peaks, being blown by the wind, representing the Holy Spirit and the three birds in flight representing the Holy Trinity.

Those who are born-again and the bride of Christ can see and feel the evidence of our faith (like the wind in our hair/face) by the visible changes in our lives, as we have the Holy Spirit living inside us– the temple of God. He is living in us!

Jude 1:20-21 “But, you dear friends, build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit. Keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.

We have the assurance of  our salvation through the faith given us. We know that we feel His presence in and around us, just like the wind, representative of the Holy Spirit at work in and through us.

Galatians 3:14 “He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.”

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NEW WINE

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Deuteronomy 11:14 “Then I will send rain on your land in its season, both autumn and spring rains, so that you may gather in your grain, new wine and oil.”

The Scene: Three containers of wine, all different, representing the Holy Trinity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. The red bottle filled with red wine symbolizes the atoning blood of Jesus. The grapes on the table of sacrifice are emblematic of the body of Jesus sacrificed for all mankind and the grapes that were crushed in order to make wine. The blue bottle= the Father and the third bottle, the Holy Spirit.

“Come drink the new wine with Me!” says the Lord our God. He intends for us to understand that His words of the “new wine and oil” were symbolic of the blessings He pours upon His people, believers in His Word, and our heavenly Father’s desire to bless Israel with His love and grace.

1 Timothy 1:14 “The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.”

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TOSSED BY THE WAVES

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TOSSED BY THE WAVES

Ephesians 4:14 ” Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful schemes.”

The Scene: A rough sea scene; the waves rising and ebbing, back and forth.

In our life’s journey through this world we are tossed about by people and circumstances, like the waves of the sea.  However, as God’s people mature spiritually, they are no longer tossed about by the world, the flesh, Satan and their own bad choices.  They can find calmer “seas of life” through God’s wisdom, knowledge, discernment and understanding  which comes from studying His steadfast Word. Read Matthew 8:23-27.

Ephesians 4:15 “Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ.”

 

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HIS ROBE

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HIS ROBE

Isaiah 61:10 ” I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.”

The Scene: A priestly white robe; a full length garment, long sleeves with a belt representing righteousness, righteous living leading to eternal salvation. The robe is symbolic of Jesus– a robe of royalty.

Psalm 132:16 ” I will clothe her priests with salvation, and her saints will ever sing for joy.”

God’s people will be clothed in robes of righteousness.

Revelation 7:9-10 “After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice: ‘Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.’ ”

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UNITED IN HIM

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UNITED IN HIM

1 Corinthians 6:17 “But he who unites himself with the Lord is one with him in spirit.”

The Scene: Sheets of plywood, consisting of many layers of  wood, pressed together to form a strong bonded sheet. Three sheets are shown together to represent the Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, joined as One. And burned into the top layer are the words, “United in Him! ”

And the body of Christ has the Trinity, the three, distinct persons (with their separate ministries) living within them, a strong bond.

Romans 6:5 “If we have been united with him like this in his death, we will certainly also be united* with him in his resurrection.

*united: fused, as welded together

Revelation 3:20  “Here I am!  I stand at the door and knock.  If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.”

 

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BLESSINGS FROM GIVING

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Proverbs 11;25 “A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.”

The Scene: a blank bank draft, with the horn of plenty printed on it.

Proverbs 28:27 “He who gives to the poor will lack nothing, but he who closes his eyes to them receives many curses.”

“My people are blessed by Me,” says the Lord. Jesus knows peoples’ hearts and he rewards accordingly.

Matthew 6:3-4 “But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”

2 Corinthians 9:7 “Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”

Proverbs 18:16 ” A gift opens the way for the giver and ushers him into the presence of the great.”

Our God is generous  and he seeks to have His children be the same way.

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