October 27, 2020

In the Gospel’s, Jesus comforted His disciples by telling them that He was going to prepare a place for them, and that He would come again. In today’s passage, we see this heavenly place—the place He is preparing for us. Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter twenty-two, verse one, and listen as Pastor Ray Viola begins telling us about this majestic place that Jesus is preparing for those that love Him.

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October 27, 2020

In the Gospel’s, Jesus comforted His disciples by telling them that He was going to prepare a place for them, and that He would come again. In today’s passage, we see this heavenly place—the place He is preparing for us. Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter...

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October 26, 2020

A common ancient unit of measure was the cubit, which was the distance between a man’s elbow and the tip of his finger. John used the cubit in his description of New Jerusalem’s walls. We can imagine physical measurements in our own terms, but what about in God’s...

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October 23, 2020

In a world where the lines between right and wrong are blurry, because that system was founded in corruption and personal agendas, what is the standard? You see, in God’s economy, the lines between right and wrong are clear, because corruption has no place in the eyes...

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October 22, 2020

One can draw many parallels between the Tree of Life, spoken of in the book of Revelation and the cross of Calvary—the tree upon which Jesus hung as He paid for the sins of the world. Jesus is the one true giver of life. Where is your life source found today? Please...

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October 21, 2020

Reports of pestilence, famine, hatred, and war dominate the daily news cycle. In so many ways this shows us that God’s work is not finished. He must make all things new, and He promises to do this. Today’s passage teaches us about a new heaven and a new earth—a place...

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October 20, 2020

In our lives we are surrounded by pain, suffering, and death. At times it feels like we cannot escape from these things, but God has a plan and a promise: The old things shall pass away; all will be made new. Trust in the One, Who makes all things new today! Please...

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OCTOBER 19, 2020

In today’s passage we will learn about a new heaven and a new earth, which will be God’s perfect creation and our eternal home. Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter twenty-one, and listen as Pastor Ray Viola tells us about what God has in store for those who...

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October 23, 2020

In a world where the lines between right and wrong are blurry, because that system was founded in corruption and personal agendas, what is the standard? You see, in God’s economy, the lines between right and wrong are clear, because corruption has no place in the eyes...

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October 9, 2020

Jesus Christ is our Messiah, the conquering King. The book of Revelation describes Him as having a sharp, two-edged sword coming out of His mouth. He only needs to speak, and the powers of darkness will fall. It’s a good thing to be on the side of the Conqueror. Are...

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October 8, 2020

Jesus Christ is our Messiah, the conquering King. The book of Revelation describes Him as having a sharp, two-edged sword coming out of His mouth. He only needs to speak, and the powers of darkness will fall. It’s a good thing to be on the side of the Conqueror. Are...

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October 7, 2020

The book of Revelation tells us of the second coming of Jesus Christ, the Messiah, the Savior of the world. What will this look like, and what is this mountain that will be split in two? How should we live our lives in anticipation of this event? Please open your...

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October 6, 2020

As followers of Jesus, we are called to serve. We are called to be His hands and feet to the world. We are the living and breathing body of Christ: touching, healing, ministering, forgiving, feeding, and loving people here on earth. Jesus’ ultimate motivation was love...

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October 5, 2020

In today’s passage, we will get a glimpse of heaven—beautiful and glorious, which is God’s dwelling place, and the ultimate destination for all that call upon His name. Where will you spend eternity? Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter nineteen, and listen as...

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October 2, 2020

Each of us has a calling, and everyone must ask Jesus, “What would you have me do, Lord?” Saul asked the Lord this after he was knocked from his horse at the sight of Jesus on the road to Damascus. He went on to preach the Gosepl and found churches all over eastern...

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October 1, 2020

The book of Revelation tells of the final battle between this world system and God’s ultimate righteousness. On which side of the battle do you find yourself today? Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter eighteen, and listen as Pastor Ray Viola begins his study...

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September 30, 2020

Scripture is filled with instructions and commands from God. He is the ultimate source of all wisdom and knowledge. The book of James instructs us to ask God for wisdom, because He gives to all freely and liberally. Are you seeking God’s wisdom, or following man-made...

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September 29, 2020

After God judges the kingdom of Bablyon in the Tribulation, an angel will fly back and forth over the earth declaring that Babylon has fallen! Ultimately, every man-made structure and system will fail. The only thing that lasts forever is eternal life in Jesus. In...

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September 28, 2020

Scripture calls the Church The Bride of Christ. Today’s passage reveals a second bride that represents a false religious group that will bow before Antichrist. Before whom do you bow, and what does it mean to be The Bride of Christ? How can we find unity in this truth...

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September 25, 2020

In the book of Revelation, we see the world under the rule of one man—the Antichrist. Almost every nation in the world will have submitted to this leader. Who are you submitted to? Who is your leader? As Christians, our Leader, our Guide and Ruler is God Almighty. The...

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September 24, 2020

The book of Revelation describes saints, who will lay down their lives for the cause of the Gospel. In bloody death, they will demonstrate the love of Christ. Do your actions speak this loudly? Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter seventeen, and listen as...

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September 23, 2020

In the book of Revelation, we have already encountered the character simply called The Woman. Today’s passage describes her in more detail. This passage calls her The Great Whore, and she will be drunk with the blood of the saints. Scripture says that the death of His...

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September 22, 2020

In the one-world government, described in the book of Revelation, the Antichrist will set himself up as the supreme leader. He will demand to be worshiped and honoreed, and those that refuse his demands will be sentenced to death. How far are you willing to go to...

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September 21, 2020

In the book of Revelation, we see the earthly kingdom of the Antichrist, called Babylon, judged by a righteous and all-powerful God. This judgment will affect Babylon geographically, commercially, politically, and spiritually. Each effect is important. Please open...

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September 18, 2020

There is an interesting parallel between Old-Testament judgments and the judgments described in the book of Revelation. The punishment for blaspheming God’s name in the Old Testament was stoning. In Revelation, one of the judgments poured out on those, whose have...

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September 17, 2020

It is done! With these words, we know that there will be an end to evil. The wrath of God will not last forever, and evil will not perpetually reign over the earth. To find out how God’s righteous power will ultimately prevail, please open your Bible to Revelation...

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September 16, 2020

Throughout church history, Christians have longed for the return of the King—the second coming of Jesus. When you read Revelation, you see the horrible things to come. Does it make you long for your Savior to come? May we be ever longing to be with our King. Please...

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September 15, 2020

As we resume our study of Revelation today, we will learn that a sixth angel will pour out a massive bowl upon the earth that will initiate three cataclysmic events. To find out what these events are, please open your Bible to Revelation chapter sixteen, and listen as...

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September 14, 2020

During the Great Tribulation, we are told that many people will turn and worship the Beast, otherwise known as the Antichrist. In doing this, they will blaspheme God and shake their fists at the One that loves them most. They will have seen His power, but they still...

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September 11, 2020

God distinguishes between the godly and the ungodly. During the Great Tribulation, God will pour out some of the most severe plagues only on people that have taken the mark of the Beast, thereby sealing their eternal destiny in the lake of fire. Peter urged his...

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September 10, 2020

We all have doubts about things. At times, the enemy can use these doubts to slow us down in our walk with God. Can you imagine the doubts that Christians living during the Great Tribulation would have? God’s goodness is greater than our doubt, so trust in Him today....

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September 9, 2020

The book of Revelation presents three series of judgments that will plague the earth during a time of great tribulation. The third series of judgments is represented by massive bowls poured out and emptied on the wicked. What is the significance of this last series of...

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September 8, 2020

Scripture reveals the truth of God to us. When we look at a perfectly holy God, this should make us aware of our need to be cleansed by Him. There is a way. There is a message. Please open your Bible to Isaiah chapter six, verse six, to discover this message in our...

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September 7, 2020

God’s holiness is demonstrated in His love for you and me. In the book of Isaiah we read of an encounter that Isaiah had with God. This incredible experience changed Isaiah’s life forever. Have you been forever changed by the One that loves you and that can save you?...

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September 4, 2020

The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display His craftsmanship. God’s holiness is manifest in His creation. When you see a beautiful sunset, or you look at the stars, are you struck with the awe of Who He is? His creation is so magnificent. May we...

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September 3, 2020

First Samuel chapter two, verse two, says that there is no one holy like the LORD, there is no one besides Him, there is no Rock like our God. Today, we will be looking at two aspects of His holiness. The first is that He is set apart from all of creation as the only...

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September 2, 2020

God’s message is often met with opposition and difficulty. Much of this is because, as humans, we really don’t like to be told that something we are doing is wrong or sinful. In the book of Revelation, we see the full manifestation of this opposition to God in the...

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September 1, 2020

John wrote an account of the battle of Armageddon—the last great battle before Jesus returns to earth. Our God is Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End. As we get closer to the end of the Revelation narrative, we will see God working out His plan from beginning...

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August 31, 2020

John described a vision of heaven where he saw people, that were martyred for the faith, sitting underneath the throne of God—so near to Him, so safe beneath Him. Those that have run the race and gone on to eternal glory have a very different perspective from the one...

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August 27, 2020

The Antichrist did not create the universe, neither did Satan, and neither did man. So, who did? Well, to find out, one has to look back at Genesis chapter one where it says, “In the beginning, God . . . .” He is the One that created the universe, and He is the One...

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August 26, 2020

In the book of Revelation, we read of angels with messages and judgments over and over again. It is so important to God that we hear the true message of salvation. Even in justice, our heavenly Father is full of grace. Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter...

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August 25, 2020

In today’s passage, the Apostle John recorded the words of a song that only one hundred forty-four thousand prophets of God would be able to sing during the Tribulation. John could only use human language to describe what he saw and heard, so this limited his...

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August 24. 2020

Today’s passage shows Jesus standing on Mount Zion. As He stands there, He looks over the city of Jerusalem with one hundred forty-four thousand faithful prophets by His side. The earthly Jerusalem and the heavenly Jerusalem are two very different places. Please open...

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August 21, 2020

Today’s passage tells us about a false prophet that will work for the Antichrist. He will be able to perform signs and wonders to deceive people into following his false god. Even now, we must discern between the truth and lies every day. Please open your Bible to...

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August 20, 2020

As followers of Christ, it is crucial that we maintain regular communication with the Lord. This happens through prayer. James tells us that faith without works is dead. So, our prayers must be followed by action. Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter thirteen,...

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August 19, 2020

Believing in Jesus is one thing, but having a daily relationship with Him is something that is entirely different. When we have a real relationship with Jesus, we will know His heart for the lost. If we know this, we will be driven to be about our Father’s work....

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August 18, 2020

"Today’s passage introduces a mysterious figure, who is commonly called The Beast or The Antichrist. This Beast will emerge out of a cadre of ten Gentile nations. He will claim to be god and force people to worship him. People, whose names are not written in the...

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August 14, 2020

The book of Revelation tells us that Satan, the great deceiver, speaks against the saints, accusing them before God. Jesus’ work on the cross has blotted out the things written in the Law against us. They were nailed to the cross, and the evil one has no voice any...

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August 13, 2020

The book of Revelation tells us of a time in which the Jews will once again flee into the wilderness for safety. How will God provide for them there? Well, He has done it already: When the Jews were in the wilderness after their exodus from Egypt, God provided water...

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August 12, 2020

Today’s passage introduces a mysterious character that is simply called The Woman. Who is this woman, and what does she represent, and why is she riding a beast? To find out, please open your Bible to Revelation chapter twelve, and listen as Pastor Ray Viola begins...

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August 11, 2020

In our passage today, we see elders worshiping and praising God. These elders praise God as if He has already done things that have yet to be completed in our earthly dimension. Do you worship God as if He has already completed the things that you have asked Him to...

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August 10, 2020

The book of Revelation presents three major doctrines: the second coming of Chirst, the resurrection of the dead, and the kingdom reign of Jesus on the earth. Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter eleven, and listen as Pastor Ray Viola discusses these doctrines...

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August 7, 2020

The book of Revelation describes two preachers, sent by God, with supernatural protection. These witnesses will be essentially indestructible until they have finished their work, and their message has gone forth. What is this message, and what does it mean to be a...

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August 6, 2020

The book of Revelation describes two preachers, sent by God, with supernatural protection. These witnesses will be essentially indestructible until they have finished their work, and their message has gone forth. What is this message? How does it tie into the message...

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August 5, 2020

God has given His power to the Church to witness to those that do not yet believe. In today’s passage, the Temple in Jerusalem has been rebuilt, and two witnesses, sent from God, stand in front of it preaching. These witnesses are human. They are real peole, just like...

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August 4, 2020

In the book of Revelation, after the sixth trumpt will have sounded, God will send two witnesses, who cannot be silenced or killed until an appointed time. These men have the power to deal effectively (and even harshly) with those who try to kill them. Please open...

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August 3, 2020

In today’s passage, an angel told John to eat a little book that he received from another angel brought down from heaven. John ate this book, and he described it as tasting sweet in his mouth at first, but then it turned sour in his belly. God’s truth has the power to...

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July 31, 2020

Before the sounding of the final trumpet judgment, another angel will descend from heaven holding a little book. He will cry out with a loud voice like thunder, but John was was mysteriously prohibited from writing down what he will say. Please open your Bible to...

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July 30, 2020

Although the sixth trumpet judgment will kill one-third of mankind, the survivors, who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads, still will not repent. Rather than beg for God’s mercy, they harden their hearts. As Jacob learned at Peniel, the way to win in a...

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JULY 29, 2020

The sounding of the sixth trumpet in the book of Revelation releases four angels from a river, which are given the power to kill one-third of mankind. Why are these angels released, and what purpose will they serve in God’s overall plan? Please open your Bible to...

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July 28, 2020

Not everything in Scripture is easy to digest, especially those things concerning the devil and his demons. We must recognize the reality of their existence and their power to harm. However, we must not give them more credit than they are due. Please open your Bible...

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July 27, 2020

When the fifth trumpet sounds, as described in the book of Revelation, locust-like creatures will be released from the bottomless pit. These creatures will have God’s permission and power to touch and torture all people that do not have the seal of God on their...

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July 24, 2020

Judgments described in the book of Revelation are not hard to understand, if taken literally, they are just hard to believe, because they are so scary and ominous. However, if the words earth, trees, and grass do not literally mean earth, trees, and grass, then we...

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July 23, 2020

When Jesus will open the seventh seal of judgment mentioned in the book of Revelation, there will be silence in heaven for half an hour. Later on, the blowing of trumpets by angels will signal the start of another set of progressive judgments. Please open your Bible...

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July 22, 2020

In John’s vision in the book of Revelation, he saw Christians in tribulation dealing with great persecution. This book also tells us that Jesus, the Lamb of God, will wipe away all tears from their eyes. Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter seven, and listen...

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July 21, 2020

The book of Revelation documents a vision that the Apostle Paul had in which he saw Jesus, the Lamb of God, in the midst of a vast crowd of angels and Christians, who had come out of the Great Tribulation. Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter seven, and listen...

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July 20, 2020

In heaven, as we gather around God’s throne, everyone’s attention will be on Jesus. This teaches us that Jesus should be pre-eminent in our lives now. Our faith should be based on the simple words of Jesus: “Come to Me; learn of Me; abide in Me, and follow Me,”...

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July 17, 2020

The Apostle John had a genuine out-of-body experience in which he visited God’s throne room in heaven. In contrast to the devastating judgments that were taking place on earth, heaven was filled with worship and adoration for the Lamb seated on the throne, Who...

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July 16, 2020

Today’s passage shows that, during the most intense time of God’s judgment upon the world, God will be saving an uncountable multitude of souls. Oh the magnitude of God’s grace! Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter seven, and follow along as Pastor Ray begins...

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July 15, 2020

As Christians, we are sealed with God’s Holy Spirit. We have been purchased for God with Jesus’ precious blood. Therefore, we belong to the Lord, and whatever we do, we should do it to bring Him glory. Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter seven, and listen as...

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July 14, 2020

During the Tribulation, God will set aside one hundred forty-four thousand Jews to be God’s witnesses on earth. God does not want anyone to perish, so He mercifully provides witnesses to lead people to salvation so that their souls can be saved, even if their temporal...

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July 13, 2020

The book of Revelation tells that the very God, Who holds everything in place, will cause stars to fall from heaven as if they were being shaken from a tree. In His wrath, He will allow that, which He has been holding together, to unravel. Please open you Bible to...

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July 10, 2020

The full title of the book of Revelation is The Revelation of Jesus Christ. This sacred and final book of the Bible speaks of the ultimate triumph of Jesus, and it reveals to us the true weight of God’s wrath. Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter six, and...

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July 9, 2020

As followers of Christ, we will be met with challenges and difficulties, because we will refuse to compromise on our core beliefs. Don’t be fearful! Be bold as a lion! You are to be a true witness for Jesus Christ. Please open your Bible to the beginning of First...

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July 8, 2020

Every person is going to live forever. The question is: Where will you live? According to the Scriptures, your final destination depends upon Who you believe Jesus is. Do you know where you will spend eternity? Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter six, and...

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July 6, 2020

John wrote about his vision of heaven’s throne room. Two things were prominent in his vision, and they comprise two focal points of all Scripture: Jesus Christ, the Redeemer of mankind and God’s glory. Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter five, and listen as...

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July 3, 2020

If you ask people if they think that it is possible that they might go to hell when they die, you will probably hear something like this: “Hell is a place for bad people, not me. I’m a good person—at least I’m trying my best. So, I’m probably okay.” But what does God...

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July 2, 2020

Early church doctrine taught that hell was a place of eternal punishment, but today it is rarely mentioned. Today, if someone uses the word, it is usually in reference to someone going through a difficult time. But what does the Bible actually have to say about this...

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July 1, 2020

If Jesus, the Redeemer of mankind, and God’s glory are central themes of Scripture, then, practically speaking, those two things should be focal points in the life of every Christian. Are you investing your earthly resources to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ and...

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June 30, 2020

"When we say, “Glory to God,” are we saying that to truly give God glory, or are we just trying to sound spiritual and, in effect, attempting to glorify ourselves? Glorifying God should be a foundation for our lives and ministries, because all glory and honor truly...

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June 29, 2020

John wrote about his vision of heaven’s throne room. Two things were prominent in his vision, and they comprise two focal points of all Scripture: Jesus Christ, the Redeemer of mankind and God’s glory. Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter five, and listen as...

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June 26, 2020

Is your life today consecrated to the Lord, or cluttered with the things of this world? Is your heart devoted to Jesus or divided? Are you passionate about Him or passive? Please listen as Pastor Ray Viola continues his discussion of Christ’s millennial kingdim and...

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June 25, 2020

The heavenly Song of the Redeemed implies that the Bride of Christ shall rule and reign with Jesus on the earth. Some think that this refers to a spiritual kingdom. However, the literal interpretation of other passages of Scripture plainly state that this earthly...

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June 24, 2020

In heaven, raptured believers will sing the Song of the Redeemed, which declares that our Creator has made us kings and priests, and that we shall rule and reign with Him on the earth. Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter five, verse ten, and listen as Pastor...

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June 22, 2020

Shortly after Jesus ascended into heaven, He sent the Holy Spirit to earth to comfort and guide His followers. Scripture also says that the Spirit will convict the whole world of sin, righteousness, and judgment to bring lost people to an understanding of Who Jesus...

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June 19, 2020

When Jesus came to earth the first time, He was like a meek and gentle Lamb that would be sacrificed for the sins of all. Now the resurrected Christ sits on heaven’s throne, and He will one day return as the Lion of Judah to vanquish every enemy, and to rescue Israel...

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June 18, 2020

Jesus is the Lion from the tribe of Judah. Unto Him shall the gathering of the people be, and He will rule and reign forever when He returns to establish His kingdom. If you haven’t done so already, accept Him as your Lord and King today, and He will always be with...

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June 17, 2020

A focal point of today’s passage is a scroll with seven seals on it in the hands of the One, Who sits on heaven’s throne. Breaking the seals and opening the scroll have consequences that will be literally and spiritually earthshaking. Please open your Bible to...

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June 16, 2020

Life can be filled with cares and worries about any number of things including family, friends, and finances, or less personal issues like cultural degeneration and political unrest. However, as we will see today, heaven is a wonderfully serene place where everyone...

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June15, 2020

There is a difference between prayer and intense prayer that is lived out practically. As believers, we need the power of God’s Spirit working in every area of our lives. Without that power, the church becomes too weak to stand. Please open your Bible to Revelation...

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June 12, 2020

In Revelation chapter four, John painted a picture of all the creatures in heaven. He described creatures that you might think were created by C.S. Lewis or J.R.R. Tolkien. The creatures in heaven are all different, but they have one thing in common: They rest not day...

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June 11, 2020

All that is needed to worship the Lord is an awareness of His Presence. When you are aware of His Presence, you cannot help but worship Him! Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter four, and listen as Pastor Ray Viola completes his third of four messages on this...

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June 10, 2020

John was ninety years old when he was exiled to the Island of Patmos, because it was a crime to be a Christian. In His vision of Heaven the first thing he saw was Jesus sitting on the throne. When you think of Heaven, on whom or what do you place your focus? Please...

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June 9, 2020

Though God’s creation is glorious, the One that created it all is the only One that is worthy of worship. Since we can only see the creation, sometimes we get side-tracked on that rather than worshiping the Creator. Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter four,...

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June 8, 2020

In Revelation chapter four, the first thing John saw in his vision of Heaven was the majesty of Jesus seated on His throne. Our first view of heaven will be of the One Who sits upon the throne: Jesus, the Redeemer of man, the Holy One of God. May we, with all the...

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June 5, 2020

Revelation chapter four presents two major themes. The Redeemer of Man, Who sits on heaven’s throne is the first. The second theme concerns the redemption of man. Both of these concepts are wrapped up in the Man Jesus Christ. Please open your Bible to Revelation,...

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June 4, 2020

When God opened the door of heaven for John to see what was to come, the first thing he saw was Jesus sitting on His throne in all His glory, splendor, power and love. Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter four, and listen as we begin an in-depth study of this...

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June 3, 2020

The promises of God are given to those who overcome through the power of the Holy Spirit. When we turn to Jesus, these promises become ours. Please open your Bible to the first verse of First John chapter five, and listen as Pastor Ray Viola completes his teaching on...

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June 2, 2020

Scripture tells us that, he who overcomes and keeps the Word of God will inherit all things. God will be his Father, and He will call them His son or daughter. Several verses in Revelation contain the word overcomer. Please open your Bibles to the book of Revelation,...

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June 1, 2020

Jesus came to earth to represent His Father and to be our rescuer from the wrath of God. If we have put our faith in Christ, then He will ultimately take us into the Kingdom of Heaven to live with Him forever. Have you put your faith in Jesus? Please open your Bible...

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May 29, 2020

What does does it mean to be lukewarm? If someone is a lukewarm member of the church, are they unsaved, or do they just need to repent? Jesus addressed this issue in His short letter to the church at Laodicea. Please open your Bible to Revelation chapter three, verse...

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