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Thou Art Worthy!

Sunday School 01/22/2023 – Brother Mark Davis

You mat be seated. Sunday school is dismissed. It’s good to be back in the Lord’s house this morning. Amen. On this dreary winter day. But I got one, sweetheart. Thank you. Do you need one? Okay. I know, honey. I picked up an expert. I’m sorry. I thought maybe hey, let’s do this. I’ve never done this before. Let’s do dueling. But I bless the Lord for the opportunity back in his house this morning. I know you do as well. Wintertime, it just seems like everything in the world just kind of falls apart in the wintertime sometimes, doesn’t. I don’t know if it’s the weather, I don’t know if it’s the Colders or if it’s just us, or just us as humans, I don’t know. But I bless the Lord that even though there are winters in our life, it’ll pass. Amen. This too shall pass. If you have a Bible served with us this morning to the Book of Revelation. Revelation, chapter number four. I’m not going to get into any kind of prophecy, I’m not going to get into any kind of hope. I’m not stepping anywhere where our pastor may be soon or the past. We don’t necessarily discuss what we’re doing on lessons and things like that, so I apologize if I am. But I want to talk to you about something this morning because we’re still on this subject of heaven and I don’t know, it may be another week, two weeks, it may be over today, I’m not sure. As the Lord leads me and helps me and guides me, I try to give you what he gives me because it’s more for me than it is for you. You just get the leftovers. Amen. But I want to talk to you on this thought this morning. Thou art worthy. Thou art worthy here in Revelations, chapter number four, I want us to read all eleven verses and then just look at some things and just see how the Lord will speak to our heartless prayer. Father in heaven, thank you for the privilege and the opportunity to be back in your house this morning with your people, with our brothers and sisters in Christ. What a blessing, Father. It encourages our heart to be able to come to church and be able to fellowship, be able to the word of God. And Father, we thank you. Now, Father, that in your Word you’ve recorded a glimpse of heaven for us, Father, just some things for us to look forward to. Father, it may seem on the outside that there are some that are closer than others, but Father, none of us know what today holds. None of us know what tomorrow holds. You do, Father, and you’re in control of, and we understand that. But Father, as we look into heaven this morning, as we see these things, I pray, Father, it will be an encouragement to those that need encouragement. And I pray, Lord, it’ll be a help to those of us that are on this side of eternity and still have a work for you to do, Father, that will do what you would have us to do and be what you’d have us to be. Lord, I thank you for the Holy Spirit of God. Thank you for this sweet comfort that he gives our heart. And we thank You, Lord, for the precious blood of Jesus that was shed on Calories Cross for our sins. Thank you, Lord, for giving us this look inside today. I pray you’ll, minister to us that you’ll encourage his Father, ask you to be at the man of God in the next hour, that you’ll help him, Father God, and direct in each and everything that’s said and done, Lord, that you’ll get the praise, the honor and the glory, Father, that we’ll see. You see our Lord and Savior, Jesus, who’s all together love it this morning. Help us to lay aside everything that so easily distracts us and help us to focus on you just for a few minutes. And Lord, that your word might encourage and help and strengthen in Jesus name. Amen. Revelation, chapter number four. Tremendous passage of scripture here. The Bible says, and after this I looked, and behold, a door was opened in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was, as it were, of a trumpet talking with me, which said, come up hither and I will show these things which must be hereafter. And immediately I was in the spirit. And behold, a throne was set in heaven and one set on the throne. And he that was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone. And there was a rainbow around about the throne in sight like unto an emerald. And around about the throne were four and 20 seats. And upon the seats I saw four and 20 elders sitting clothed in white raiment. And they had on their heads crowns of gold. And out of the throne preceded lightnings and thunderings and voices. And there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven spirits of God. And before the throne there was a sea of glass likened a crystal. And in the midst of the throne and round about the throne were four beasts full of eyes before and behind. And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle. And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him. And they were full of eyes within. And they set and they rest, not day and night, saying, holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty. I don’t know if you can picture that in your mind, but what a blessed thought that is. Holy, holy, holy Lord God Almighty, which was and is and is to come. And when those beasts give glory, honor and thanks to him that sat on the throne who liveth forever and ever. The four and 20 elders fall down before him that sit on the throne and worship him that liveth forever and ever and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power, for thou hast created all things and for thy pleasure they are and were created. What a wonderful passage of scripture. Amen. After looking at some things, continuing our journey through the Scriptures to get a glimpse of heaven, to get a better understanding of our heavenly home, I think in my mind, the Lord has blessed us with some wonderful scriptures. To look at it has encouraged us. It’s helped me. I hope it’s helped you. It’s definitely given us some hope through some difficult days. I think in my heart, I just bless the Lord, that we have hope. We’re not as the world, we’re not as those are lost and undone without Jesus Christ. What do they have to look forward to? Amen. Death and taxes. Amen. What do we have to look forward to? We have a blessed hope. You and I, as we read this pastor scripture, got a bird’s eye view of what we will see when we get to heaven. He allowed John god allowed John to be see these things and record these things under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit of God. And as we read this this morning, it should give us hope. It should encourage us. This life is full of misery and full of woe. This life is full of discouragements. This life is full of disappointments. Amen. This life is full of heartache, you say? I’m not so sure about that, Brother Mark. Well, obviously you weren’t listening during the prayer request. Amen. It’s full of heartache. And even those of us, even those of us that may be the strongest in the faith as the children of God, sometimes we get weary in the journey and we wonder why these things are happening in our life. We wonder why this is going on, why this is happening, what’s the Lord trying to do with our life, and we get discouraged. But bless the Lord. When we turn over to the Book of Revelation and we get a glimpse of heaven, it should encourage our hearts this life is but of vapor. And then we’re out. Amen. Just for the vapor. Now, some of us, the vapor is closer to being ended than others. But we don’t know who that is. You might think you know, but you don’t know. Amen. All we do know is we’re not promised tomorrow. And be honest with you, we’re not promised to finish today, but we are promised a home in heaven. Amen. You take that last breath, that heart beats that last time. I have encouragement for you this morning. You will enter the portals of glory. The Lord Jesus Christ will not forget any of his saints. Amen. We have a hope. Amen. And I bless the Lord for that. An eternal hope that steadfast and sure in the word of God. He didn’t create us and save us and leave us without a glimpse of what our future is. That alone in these dark days will give us hope and encourage us. Amen. So I want us to look at a couple of things here. I want us to go with John and look at some verses this morning. And we’re not looking at the interpretation of the things that John saw when he gazed into heaven. Too much speculation. Amen. I’m not going to do that. I just want to look and get the encouraging things out of this passage of scripture. I don’t want to try to speculate what we’ll see when we get there. We’ll let the Bible speak for itself. You say, I’ve never seen anything like that. Hey, you ain’t never seen nothing like heaven either. Amen. Some of these beasts that have eyes in the front, eyes in the back, I don’t know which way. But I tell you one thing, john wasn’t afraid of them. Amen. I can tell you another thing. It was all right with John because John was seeing something that we shall see soon. Amen. All of us. If Lord Jesus Christ doesn’t come back, all of us will go home by the way of the grave. Amen. And when we do, you may take your final step here, but your next step will be on the street of gold. Amen. And we bless the Lord for that. So once you look at some things with me in verse number one, look at what the Bible says. He says, and after this, I looked, and behold, a door was opened in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was it were of a trumpet talking with me which said, come up hither, and I will show these things which must be hereafter. Notice that the Bible says a door opened in heaven. No one on this side of eternity can look into heaven. There’s not a telescope powerful enough. There’s not a satellite go far enough that can see into the portals of glory. But God opened the door for John to be able to see and record in his word for you and for me, these blessed verses. I’ll say this to you. That door that was opened, there has to be an invitation. Amen. You can’t just wander in. You just can’t happen to find your way there. You can only get there through the blood of Jesus Christ. Amen. Through salvation. Jesus said, I am the way, the truth and the life. No man comes under the Father but by me. So if you’re to go through the door, you’re to go through Jesus Christ. Not of works, lest any man should boast. For by grace are you saved. Amen. To that door that was open, there’s an invitation to come into that door. That door is only for the Redeemed. Those that are not saved will not enter into heaven’s glory. That person that is unsaved, the next breath that they take when they leave this earth will end up in the devil’s hell. You say, that’s harsh, that’s hard. And it’s awful to think about. Shouldn’t want your worst enemy to go there. But let me say to you this morning, that may seem harsh, but God offers to every individual, I believe it’s all my heart the gift of salvation. And if you choose to reject that gift, that’s not on the Lord. That’s on you. That’s on you. But heaven’s door heaven’s door has been invitations only for the Redeemed. And John looked into heaven, I believe, from my heart after the rapture of the church, I believe that’s where this takes place. So once this door was opened, he heard a voice and as it were, the Bible says, a trumpet talking with me and said, come up hither and I will show these things which must be hereafter. So here’s the blessed promise of this verse. You want some hope this morning? You need some help this morning? Right there it is underline that verse right there where it says, I will show these things which must be hereafter. That helps me, that encourages me. Why? Because it’s going to take place. Amen. Death is not the end. The grave is not the end. Amen. We have hope. We have a whole amen. We have something waiting for us on the other side. Listen, if you believe for God so loved the world, believe in the beginning god created the heavens, the earth, then you must believe that there is a hereafter. And you must believe that heaven is our eternal home because he says so in his word. Amen. Must, must be hereafter. That’s a wonderful promise. I didn’t look to see if that was in my new Promise Bible that I bought. I didn’t look to see if that was in there. But I’ll tell you this. If it’s not, it should be. Amen. Must be here. After in this blessed promise of this verse, we find that it is a promise that he gives us. There’s no question about it. There’s no doubt about it. It’s as real as the promise of the gift of salvation. It’s as real as the gift of eternal life. It’s as real as anything else that you claim in the word of God. These things must come to pass. Lord tells us that. He tells us that. So what you read in the Book of Revelations from chapter four on through, including the whole Bible but I’m talking about where we are at this morning. What you read from there will come to pass. Will come to pass. You remember we talked about the children of Israel? They stood there before the Red Sea, had nowhere else to go but the Lord part of the waters. They went through the Red Sea just as they went through the Red Sea. We will be those that are born again. Children of God will see this come to pass. I can’t forecast the future. I can’t prophesy about the future, but I can tell you what the word of God says. These things I show these things which must be hereafter, you better underline that’s a promise. It’s coming to pass. It’s coming to pass. When a loved one passes on, when we pass it on, there is a hereafter. And bless the Lord this morning. He gives us a bird’s eye view of that hereafter. I don’t know about you, but it helps me. I look over in the glory here. I can see my loved ones that have gone on before. I can see your loved ones that have gone on before. People, church, family members that we’ve seen over the last several years go home to be with the Lord. I see them there. Not physically, but I know they’re saved, and I know they’re there. Amen. I know I’m going there. My reservation is there, and that should encourage us this morning. Why did he give us these things? Why did he tell us these things must be hereafter? He told us these things because he wanted to give us hope. He wanted to encourage us. He wanted to help us in this life. So once that door is open, the Bible tells us in verse number two, when you’re looking there, it says, one setting upon the throne, we say, and immediately I was in the Spirit. And behold, a throne was set in heaven and one set on the throne. Our Heavenly Father peels back, and we’re still looking through a glass darkly, right? You can’t see it clearly. But through the eye of faith this morning, we can look, and we see a throne in heaven. And on that throne, do you know who we find? We find The Creator. We find the great God of heaven, the one who loved you so much that he sent his only begotten Son to die for your sins. So when that door opens up and we see the glories of heaven, we can’t see what it looks like. We don’t know what it looks like. We see some descriptions, but I don’t think there were words that could tell what John actually saw. And if God could put it into words to where we could understand it, I don’t know that we would want to understand it because of the longing that we would have to go there and be there. He gives us just enough to encourage us. He gives us just enough to help us. Amen. He gives us just enough to let us know that it’s going to be all right. It’s going to be okay. We see our Heavenly Father, and we see the one that saved us, the one that gave his life for us. We see that one. The Bible says this the one that greater love hath no man than this than a man laid down his life or his friends that is who we will see. And what a sight I believe in. What a wonder that will be. I don’t think our physical man could stand it right now. If God would show us what heaven was really lying, we probably just explode. Amen. Heart would explode. We’d be in heaven like that. You say, Brother Mark said you really believe that? I surely do. I believe that’s why God lets us look through a glass darkly. I believe that’s why through this side of faith he doesn’t open up and reveal everything to us. But he shows us just enough to know that it’s real, that heaven is real. We see his description in verse number three where the Bible says a knee that was set to look upon was like a jasper and a sardine stone and there was a rainbow around about the throne in sight like into an emerald. And as we look at that verse, I can imagine they say that these are very pretty collars. And I’m sure that John could not look upon God and live. I understand that even though he was in the Spirit. But I do know this that John saw just enough and saw what he needed to see so he could record it in the word of God. The Holy Spirit sent that for us to encourage us. This morning. You say, I know we don’t like to talk about it. I know death is an uncomfortable subject for all of us. Amen. We don’t want to discuss it because it has suffering, it has grief and it makes us uncomfortable in so many ways. And I understand that. It separates us from our loved ones. I understand that. But I know this this morning, your loved one, whoever it may be is enjoying the portals of glory this morning. And what we’re reading, they’re seeing. Amen. And what we’re reading, they’re enjoying. And so we have hope this morning. We have encouragement this morning from the word of God. As we look at this blessed promise we enjoy is knowing that our loved ones are on the other side and what we have to look forward to. And I remember again in my mind as we go through this and we think about our loved ones being there the Bible tells us he encourages us this must be this must be so. It’s coming. Amen. It’s coming. Verse number four says, in a roundabout to throne there were four and 20 seats. And upon the seats I saw four and 20 elders sitting clothed in white raiment. And they had on their heads crowns of gold. And out of the throne preceded the lightnings and thunderings and voices. And there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne which are the seven spirits of God. And as I read through there, I thought about the thunderings and the lightnings, and usually what’s associated with that on this side of eternity can be intimidating. If you’ve ever been in a severe thunderstorm and the wind is blowing sideways, the rain is blowing sideways, it can be intimidating. Amen. But when you get to heaven, these thunderings and lightings, whatever they may be, will have no fear. Whatever it is, it’s okay. It’s going to be all right. John wasn’t scared. John wasn’t the only time that John began to weep. When it couldn’t find somebody to open the book, that’s the only time he began to weep. He was afraid with the thunder and lightning, he said, neither will we be. Amen. We’ll be in the presence of the one who loves us, the one who saved us. Amen. So as we’re looking on to the other side and we read on there in verse number six, because I’m driving somewhere, we’re on a journey. We always go on a journey. You say, Brother Marcus six, because you have scattered thoughts. Well, that’s true. Or the throne. There was a sea of glass likened, a crystal in the midst of the throne. And round about the throne were four beasts full of eyes, before and behind. Not one time did John say he was nervous about being in that press, in the presence of that I don’t know, maybe John just couldn’t describe it because there wasn’t worse to describe it. I know this the Lord, if he wanted us to know about it, would have told us in detail. Amen. But I know this there’s no fear here. There’s no need to be concerned. It’s all good. When you get there, you’ll understand what’s going on. When you get there, you’ll understand what’s happening. And the first beat was like a lion. The second beast was like a calf. The third beast had a face as a man. And the fourth beast was like a flying eagle. And the four beasts, each of them six wings round him, six wings about him, and they were full of eyes within, and they rest not day and night, saying, holy, holy, holy. Can you imagine these beasts? Whatever they make, I will call them beasts. That’s what we’ll call them this morning. I don’t want to say creatures. I don’t want I don’t know what they are. I just know that whatever the what whatever they are, I know what they’re doing. They’re saying, holy, holy, holy. Now, the Bible records that word, holy. How many times? Three. Three. The number of the Trinity or completeness? Holy to God the Father. Holy to God the Son. Holy to God the Spirit. Holy, holy, holy. Amen. Bless the Lord. Can you imagine being in the presence listen, we got a lot of things on our minds this morning, don’t we? Work, family builds, heartaches sicknesses, troubles on the other side. The only thing to be on our mind holy, holy, holy. Amen. We’ll see them praising god Almighty, our Savior, whose nail scarred hands whose side was wounded for us, whose side was wounded for us, we’ll see those things, and I believe with all my heart we may join in and saying, holy. Amen. Holy, holy. Bless the Lord. You say, I’m not used to it, brother. You better get used to it. There’s going to be some shouting on the other side. Amen. You say, I’m quiet over here. You won’t be quiet over there. Amen. I get you know, sometimes at work I get really frustrated and aggravated because of all the noise. All the noise. You got all these machines running, you got all these people screaming and hollering and everybody’s aggravated and frustrated. Sometimes you just want to pull what three hairs you have on the top of your head out. Amen. Just want to get aggravated. You want to get thank God it won’t be like that on the other side. No cares, no worries, no distress. Amen. No cancer. Amen. No diseases. It’ll all be glory. Amen. Holy, holy, holy. They said, Lord God Almighty, and I noticed this which was, which is, which is to come. Bless the Lord. Hallelujah. Amen. You know what that tells me? That tells me that all. When the Bible says we’re but just a vapor, we can’t understand, we really, truly can’t understand our God being. Always was, is, and always will be. We can’t understand that, but those creatures understand that. Those beasts understand that they’re in heaven as we speak this morning, if we could just tune in the radio dial and hear heaven, you know what we’d hear? We’d hear, holy, holy Lord of God. We would hear, Holy Lord God Almighty, which was and is and is to come. Guess what? That’s for all eternity praising the Lord. So here’s my thought this morning, one of my thoughts, because I have a few, one of my thoughts. Maybe we should practice for what we’ll see and what we’ll be doing in heaven. Amen. It’s all right. Every now and then, a little exercise, little Christian exercise. Well, glory. Amen. He said that’s out of character’s meat. It won’t be over there. Amen. We’ll be giving him praise, hunger and glory, and worshiping him who’s altogether lovely. Well, when I get over, I’m going to fish the river of life. Well, you might, but I have a feeling we’re going to be going, glory, glory. Amen. Hallelujah. Blessed be the name of the Lord that saved me. Amen. What a wonderful sight that will be. Those bees give him honor and glory. They rest not. The Bible tell us day and night. And I think about that, their desire. You know what their desire is? What keeps you going, what keeps you motivated. You know what keeps them motivated? Holy, holy, holy. That’s their desire. That’s their desire, their job, their responsibility. They want to give him praise. They want to give him glory, their praises toward the great creator, the Savior, and the One Who keeps us by his power, what a sight that will be. When I think about that, when they say which was, which is, and which is to come, when I think about that, you know what I’m reminded this morning? Reminded of? I’m reminded of all the folks that are skeptics of creation and all those that are skeptical of when the baby is actually conceived in the womb. All those that are skeptical of those things. Can I just for a moment have those folks stand and look into the portals of glory and see that there are folks, there are beasts, there are creatures, there are those in our heaven there say, holy, holy, holy Lord God Almighty, which was, which is and which is to come. Can I just say to you this morning? If that God in heaven and that God is in heaven that God in heaven has the praise and the worship of those creatures that God in heaven that has this wonderful place that he’s created for his people if that God in heaven can do all that can not God create the heavens and the earth in six days? Amen. Can that God not take a huge boat, take a man and have Him create that boat and save Him and his family from death? Sure he can. Amen. So what that tells me of all these accounts that we read of in the word of God that we say just seem to be impossible. Nothing is impossible with the Lord. And if that God and we see that God here can do all these things we’re reading about here in chapter four, and I’m not doubting his ability when I say if I’m just making a point. If that God can do those things, can that God not create the heavens in the earth in six days? Well, that would seem like just a small feat to Him. Just a small feat. Not even really any effort involved. The Bible says, as a matter of fact, he spoke it into existence. It amazes me. Amen. And we really think we’re something, don’t we? He is something. So we see these pastor scripture I’m trying to hurry because I want to get to where I’m driving to. We’ve made enough pit stops. Amen. Let’s move on. The Bible tells us, and when those beasts give glory and honor and thanks to Him to settle the throne, who liveth forever and ever, the Fords, when he elders fall down before Him, settle on throne and worship Him that live forever and ever and cast their crowns before the throne, saying what? Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power, for Thou hast created all things and for Thy pleasure they are and were created. So here’s where we’re going this morning. We’ve arrived at our destination with or without the help of our navigational system, which she frustrates me when we go. Somewhere because if I take a pit stop she tells me to get back on the route. Well, you don’t understand. I got to take a pit stop. Amen. We’ve got to stop here. So we’re here at the end of our journey this morning and this is what I want you to see. This is what we’ve been driving at. Number one you and I have read about heaven and we’ve got a glimpse of heaven this morning. It may not have been clearly stated, it may not be as clear as we’d like it to be but it’s still a glimpse of what our future holds. Amen. Everybody says, well I wish I knew what tomorrow holds. You do. Amen. I’m not talking about this life, but boy, the next life, it’s short clear what heaven will be like. Number one, we get a glimpse of our future. Number two, we got a glimpse of our home above. You see, as I said last week and last week’s Sunday school lesson, we’re visitors right now here we’re just pilgrims and strangers. So journalists on the other side, I believe that. Amen. I live in Beckley. That’s where I reside right now with my wife and Jacob. That’s where we reside in our home. But my true home is on the other side. And I just got a glimpse of that this morning. You’ll come to my house and you’ll find that my landscaping is not perfect. Matter of fact, it’s not even close. You may come in my home and say well your home is not perfect and you’re right. But boy, I got a glimpse of my future home and I can’t imagine what it would be like to live there. Can you? Third thing we see this morning is we got a glimpse of what lies ahead for it. But the fourth thing is where I really want to stop for just a moment and try to help all of us, encourage us. All of us is not only do we see what lies ahead, but we should understand that we have glory lying ahead but we also have a responsibility left while we’re left here on this earth. The Bible says in that verse number eleven thou art worthy O Lord to receive glory and honor and power for thou hast created all things and for thy pleasure created. So he’s saying, Brother Mark, here’s what I’m saying this morning. You and I were created for a purpose. The moment we were saved by the grace of God, we were all created to give praise, honor and glory to the Lord Jesus Christ. I believe that. But I believe that there are those who have made a decision not to accept Jesus Christ but we were created to give him honor and glory. Now that we get a glimpse of the other side and we see these beasts the Bible calls them whatever they may be, we see them giving glory to the Lord and praising the Lord and we see how wonderful heaven is. We see our Savior who died on the old cross for our sins. We see this and we see love in God. I just wonder if we’ll remember or we’ll think about the fact that maybe we didn’t give him all our praise, honor and glory on this side of eternity. I wonder when the Bible says there’ll be all tears will be wiped away. I wonder if some of those tears may not be the fact that I didn’t praise Him like I should have. I didn’t give Him glory like I should have. Think about what God has done for you. Look at where God’s brought you from. Look at where you’re at your life. Look at what God’s done for you and tell me you can’t say glory, hallelujah. Amen. Listen, I know the weights of the world are weighing on everybody. I understand that you go through every one of you and there’s issues, there’s problems and there’s things you’re going through. Amen. Think about the long haul, folks. Listen, after this, life is we’re all racing towards our day of death. Whether you want to admit it or not, I’m looking forward to retirement. My retirement will be when they have my services. It’ll be at the lowest entrance door. Amen. That’s where my retirement will be. But the moment I stop breathing and the moment my lungs start, stop breathing, may I say to you this morning, I’ll be in the presence and I’ll see those beasts, glory, glory. Will I look back and say, maybe I should have given him that praise on this side. Thank you for saving me. Amen. Thank you for giving me a good family. Thank you for the word of God. Thank you for allowing me to look into heaven and see my loved ones and see what awaits me. Thank you for giving me hope. Thank you for helping me through this life. Amen. So I guess my encouragement is to this morning. Heaven is real and is soon approaching for all of us. We should give what we have now for the Lord, do what we can now for the Lord. We’re not promised to finish today or have it tomorrow, but let’s give him the best that we have today. That would be my encouragement to you this morning. You see, you have a purpose. God has a plan for your life. No matter what your circumstances are, what they have been, god has a purpose. And part of that purpose is praising him and giving him glory, honor. Amen. Heaven is a beautiful place, I believe that. But you know what makes heaven heaven? That’s where our savior is. Amen. That’s where our savior is. Let’s pray. Our Father in heaven, thank you for Jesus mercy, grace and salvation. Father, thank you for this blessed book. Father, you’ve given us all these books for our encouragement, for our edification, for our help. And Father, in this book, we get a glimpse of our future. And Father, for whatever reason, you’ve had us look at this for the last couple of months, and I thank you for that. I ask your Father to help us to see it, to realize it’s real. And Father, not only just to take it all in on this side and say, lord, what a wonderful place, but, Father, to realize maybe we should give you more praise, honor and glory on this side of eternity. And thank you for all you’ve done and how good you’ve been to us, Father, just this morning. Who’s going to tell you? We love you, Lord. Thank you for being good to us. Thank you for your blessings, God, and directing the next service, bless the man of God, the choir, the congregational songs, everything that’s done. Father, may bring praise and honor and glory to Thee. Father may be pleased with our services today in Jesus name. Name. Amen.

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