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March 20, 2022 5:00 am

Idle Talk

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March 20, 2022 5:00 am


This week, Dr. Cheryl Davis continues her series in Revelation, discussing the effects of idle talk in the mouth of a believer.

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Science tells us that nowhere do we ever out loud. Families continue on and definitely available to be recaptured something once our words are spoken they cannot be retrieved believers words may act as an accuser of the unsaved. Even in my own life, talker me know a lot of talkers but you know when you think about this. Think about the language that even we as Christians speak that is think about how our words are never lost.

Again, I don't think that our sins are going to be brought up to us. Those are redeemed, they are cast into the sea of forgiveness never to be brought up our works.

Afterwards, they are going to be asking are we having idle speech or other words, it talks about the book of secret works when it says in the day that God will judge the secrets of our secrets will be exposed. There's also a book of public works. Second Corinthians chapter 11 verse 15.

Therefore, it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness is and will be to their work. 1627, the Son of Man will come in glory of his father with angels and he will work according to his work as a complete record of every moment of every person's life. Lastly, I want to talk about the book of life.

Because really, that's the one that most of us know about here in chapter 20 it says in verse 12 and another book was opened, which is the book of life and were judged according to the work the written book of life is discussed in a number of places turn to Exodus 3232 33. Now, if you will forgive their son but if not, I pray, blot me out of your book which you have written.

The Lord said to Moses, whoever has stand against me. I will blot him out of my book here talks about books that were in and blotted out in Psalm 6928 talks that let them be blotted out of the book of the living not be written with the righteous Daniel chapter 12 verse one. At that time Michael shall stand at the great pants. He stands watch over the sons your people, and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was a nation, even to that time.

That time your people shall be delivered, everyone who is found written in the book. Here again it talks about book in Revelation gets a little more civic Revelation chapter 3 verse five you ever come shall clothed in white garments. I will not blot out his name from the book of life.

I will confess his name before my father for his angels. There are two viewpoints on the book of life is the book of life record of people ever been born and reject God.

Your name is blotted out or is the Lamb's book of life recorded when you are saved. Some people argue the point to say that before the foundation of the world. God wrote every person down.

That would be born signifying that salvation is available to all how you believe that either way unsaved person's name will be in this book says. Therefore, things to note about the book of life is the absence of one's name not one's good works that dims a person says not sure works that are in the book of life, it's your name evil works or not the issue. Many of the earth's greatest sinners names are recorded in the book of life, the calls accepted God's offer of salvation need to remember that this is all about grace, not about works does his names do not appear in the book are cast into the lake of fire. All names found in the book were written before the judgment day.

There is no record of names being recorded on that day, or after said this is the passing of the sentence to sentence his hail. If your name is not written in the Lamb's book of life, you will be cast into the lake of fire.

That is the passing of the sentence sentence help, but now want to talk about the stipulations of the sentence because just like there are different degrees of judgment and at the judgment seat of Christ. Meeting some of them have gold. Some of them have silver.

Some are going to have precious stones and some are going have wood hay and stubble.

Even though they're all saved their works are going to be in different categories. Not everyone's experience in heaven will be the same.

So as it is in heaven.

So it is in health, not everyone's experience will be the same. Inhale eight sinners punishment will be fair because God is a righteous judge.

Don't take me wrong. Hell is going to be awful just to be there. Hill is described when his agony in this flame.

It's where the worm never dies there weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Overall I think it's just the pure separation from the presence of God that is going to be the worst part of it, but there are different degrees of hail.

There can be different stipulations of that sentence and held to different people according to their works and I will talk to Rachel a lot. Let's read Matthew chapter 11 2324 talking about cities that he's been to that will not repent then he began to rebuke the cities in which most of his mighty works have been done because they did not repent weather to uke horizon led to you that side.

For if the mighty works which were done in you have been done entirely and guidance they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. But I say to you will be more tolerable for Tyree inside the day of judgment than for you and you, Capernaum, who are exalted to heaven, we brought down to Hades. For if the mighty works which were done and you have been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.

I said you did, it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment and three.

This is very strong language that when you think about Capernaum. Most of Jesus's miracles were performed in Capernaum and you listen what type of rich people coming tomorrow where and what type of judgment they suffered it's saying is going to be better for Sodom and Gomorrah that day than it is for Capernaum why our judgment is according to our Revelation Christ. The Gentile cities of Tyree inside and in the godless cities of Sodom and Gomorrah would have repented had they seen the miracles of Jesus yet. Remember the time in which they live. The Holy Spirit not dwell within them. They did not, behold, God incarnate to behold God incarnate, is very different than hearing a prophet. Capernaum had been exalted to heaven by being privileges to have the Messiah to live there also to have low really the majority of his miracles performed there with that comes a greater responsibility, integrated judgment 510 miracles that are recorded in Matthew are in Capernaum. Like I said judgment is equal to a revelation of Jesus Christ and only God knows that in Luke 1242 to 48. I want to read this.

Also in the Lord said, then, is that hateful and wise steward of his master will make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of food in due season. Blessed is that servant him. His master will find doing so when he comes.

Truly I say to you that he will make him ruler over all that he has, but if that servant says in his heart. My master is delaying his coming and begins to beat the male and female servants, and to eat drink and be drunk.

Master of that servant will come on a day and he is not looking for him in an hour when he is not aware will cut them into inflame a portion with the unbelievers and that servant who knew his master's will and did not prepare himself. Do according to his will shall be beaten with stripes. He who did not know yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few everyone to whom much is given from him much will be required to him much will be committed of him they will ask the more.

Jesus taught that those who will be given more will be held more accountable than that is given less and a lot of people use this verse all the time saying too much is given much is required is about money. Thinking that people with money are and be judged differently is not only money.

It is a revelation of the knowledge of Jesus Christ and what you're doing about it. It is related to our works is that money is gone related to how they utilize it for the glory of God for the knowledge of crisis can be had he known it for the revelation of the will of God is whether you're a beginner not too much is given much is required. That applies in all of our lives, rich, poor, simple or smart. Some will be held more accountable than others and some will be punished more severely God's judgment is fair. It will be based on what the servants know of God's will is not to say that we are ignorant and we will have an easier time. We are admonished to know the will of God that is on the Christian as well as within a first for the sinner. We are to accept him and being inhale is enough.

But even knowing more or what is given more and rejected him on top of that will be worse yet be a general principle in this is that the more we have from God, the greater our accountability is before God said, think about that. There's a lot of people that you know that preach and that believe that you know that you go inhale and that's it. And every person has the same consequence inhale, but I don't believe that the child molester. The ax murderer who had a depraved consciousness is the same experience as the one who follow their own conscious lives fairly good life and rejected Christ again both their judgments will be awful because hail will be an awful place onto the punishment of the great White on judgment and again were talking about the judgment of sinners in Revelation chapter 20 verse 14 then death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. Anyone not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Matthew chapter 25 versus 41 and 46, 46 says. And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life, and 41 says, then he will also say to those on the left hand apart from me you cursed, into the everlasting fire. For the devil and his angels eternal punishment inhale is taught Jesus by three words about Helfer everywhere. He spoke about heaven. Remember I said a few minutes ago. There's a lot of real estate given in the New Testament about Hill compared to heaven and Jesus wanted to get that out there to make people aware to make the right decision and to accept his gift of salvation out of our compassion for our fellow man. We should one hail has its own purpose. Okay, many people think is just for punishment, and that is a large part of it, but hell is a witness to the righteous character of God, he must judge it was also witness to man's responsibility for the fact that he is not a robot or helpless victim but a creature able to make choices. God does not send people to hail. They send them sales by rejecting a Savior and I want to go over this one more time because I think we're living in a time where we are evading responsibility and making excuses for the depravity of man will is real. Jesus Christ talked about it three times more than he talked about heaven Hill is a witness to the righteous character of God, he must judge sin, because he is righteous because the sun came and gave his life. There is a requirement to that in his requirement of us accepting that gift or rejecting on Hill is also witness to man's responsibility. The fact that because there is a helmet that he's not a robot he's not helpless. He has a conscious and he has an ability to make decisions in which man will be held accountable for less than God is not simply will Hill is in themselves by rejecting Savior said there's a loss in your family compel you to warn them in a loving way that it sometimes we turn people off by preaching hard hellfire and damnation, which I think that has its place, but in a loving way, knowing that Christ came as their way of redemption. This helps those preachers that are out there that listening other teachers that are out there listening or close family members that are praying for their lost loved ones that we can mimic the work of Christ. He tried to reveal himself as that Messiah as God incarnate as the way the truth and the life that no man can get to the father except by him. For those of you that have been following along with us in Revelation for so many months.

We are getting into the home stretch talking about chapters 21 and 22 which will bring us to the end of Revelation.

We've technically spent a year in prophecy says I hope you've learned a lot. I have learned a lot. I have enjoyed our time together and going through these books. The tone of Revelation really changes in the last two chapters now believers really get to see when we talk about the everlasting hope out what the everlasting hope is really about. And I don't know about you but that excites me. The fact that Jesus Christ is coming back again and is going to establish his kingdom here on earth. Without that there is not hope so. I'm just so excited to really get into these two chapters to really get the believers encouragement so that you know that the everlasting hope will come to a reality and that you get to see what it's like inside. Let's get into Revelation chapter 21 and I'm going to read verses one through eight. Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.

I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband and I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, look, God's dwelling place is now among the people and he will dwell with them, they will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. He who was seated on the throne said, I am making everything you then he said, write this down for these words are trustworthy and true. He said to me, it is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end to the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life, those who are victorious will inherit all this and I will be their God and they will be my children but the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur.

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