13.5 Revelation – A Call to Christ

A Call to Christ

One of our questions today was in regard to others that we know who are not part of the multitude singing praises to the Lamb.  Like most, my first thoughts went to friends and family and co-workers who have not accepted Jesus.  But there was something I read this week that helped me think on a bigger scale.

One of the missionaries that we follow and support is dedicated to working with the Muslim community.  He originally was stationed in the middle east, but because of health issues is now ministering to them in California.  In one of his recent newsletters he discussed the following:

ISIS and Radical Islam have done more to bring marginal Muslims to faith in Jesus than most of the works of Christians.

At times we see only the negative in a situation or the actions of evil men.  This is definitely the situation with terrorism and terrorists.  Yet, even this, God uses for His good.  By dividing and marginalizing those who do not believe in His son, He is prompting many to look outside of the rut of the faith they were born in to and look for a God of love and peace.  By fleeing the radicals, they become open to something different and new.

My Answers:

10.
a.
PRAISE, “Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.”

b.
no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language standing before the throne and before the Lamb. – Universal, multi-lingual

c.
Family, friends and co-workers – continue to witness to them

11.
Parable of the Wedding Banquet, Matt 22 – new robes provided by the bridegroom.

Sins are washed away – clothed in new – sacrifice of the blood poured over the priest for atonement has washed clean

12.
a.
Lamb:
Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world

Shepherd:
Jesus is the good shepherd who knows his sheep and his sheep know him – who protects them and seeks out even last one

LW:
Jesus is the living water given freely and abundantly to anyone who is thirsty

b.
With praise of His attributes

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