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Yes & Amen(Chris Jones)





1 Corinthians 1:20 (NIV)

For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.

John 16:33 (NIV )
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” 

How you respond in the waiting will determine how you steward the promise. 

Genesis 12:7(NIV) 
The Lord appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring I will give this land.” So he built an altar there to the Lord, who had appeared to him.

Genesis 15:4-5(NIV)
4 Then the word of the Lord came to him: “This man will not be your heir, but a son who is your own flesh and blood will be your heir.” 5 He took him outside and said, “Look up at the sky and count the stars—if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” 

Don’t take the fulfillment of the promise into your own hands! It’s not your responsibility to fulfill the promise, it’s God’s. 

A counterfeit promise isn’t a promise at all, it’s a distraction. 

Exodus 16:1-4(NIV) 
The whole Israelite community set out from Elim and came to the Desert of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after they had come out of Egypt. 2 In the desert the whole community grumbled against Moses and Aaron. 3 The Israelites said to them, “If only we had died by the Lord’s hand in Egypt! There we sat around pots of meat and ate all the food we wanted, but you have brought us out into this desert to starve this entire assembly to death.”

While you are waiting on the promise
Don’t Complain

God doesn’t fulfill His promise because of our deeds, but by His will. 

While you are waiting on the promise
Distance yourself from people that feed into the discouragement.

While you are waiting on the promise
Celebrate with those who are carrying a promise similar to yours.

Romans 12:15 (NIV) Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.

While you are waiting on the promise
Remember His past faithfulness

Exodus 16:4-84(NIV) Then the Lord said to Moses, “I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. In this way I will test them and see whether they will follow my instructions. 5 On the sixth day they are to prepare what they bring in, and that is to be twice as much as they gather on the other days.”
6 So Moses and Aaron said to all the Israelites, “In the evening you will know that it was the Lord who brought you out of Egypt, 7 and in the morning you will see the glory of the Lord, because he has heard your grumbling against him. Who are we, that you should grumble against us?” 8 Moses also said, “You will know that it was the Lord when he gives you meat to eat in the evening and all the bread you want in the morning, because he has heard your grumbling against him. Who are we? You are not grumbling against us, but against the Lord.” 

While you are waiting on the promise
Fill yourself with God’s word and Surround yourself with His people.

Get your hopes up again.

Proverbs 13:12 (NIV) Hope deferred makes the heart grow sick. 

To Him Who Overcomes (Playlist)



To Him Who Overcomes: Laodicea





Revelation 3:14–22 (NIV) 14 “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amenthe faithful and true witnessthe ruler of God’s creation. 15 I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! 16 So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. 17 You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. 18 I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see. 19 Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest, and repent. 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. 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. 22 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” 


Revelation 3:14(NIV) These are the words of the Amenthe faithful and true witnessthe ruler of God’s creation.

Three facets of his majesty:
1. The Amen
  • "Jesus is heaven's exclamation point." 
  • 2 Corinthians 1:20 (NIV) For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.
2. The faithful and true witness
  • Jesus holds the authoritative and accurate view of reality.

3. The ruler of God’s creation.
Colossians 1:15–18 (NIV) 15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. supremacy.

Jesus is the reason and the source of all things. 

Revelation 3:15–16 (NIV) 15 I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! 16 So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.

Jesus is sickened over lukewarmness.

Affluent but apathetic.
Revelation 3:17(NIV) You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked.

Revelation 3:18 (NIV) I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see.

His counsel is not optional.
Only Jesus can cure spiritual blindness.

Revelation 3:19 (NIV) Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest, and repent.

Burning for Jesus is essential. 

Romans 12:11 (NIV) Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.

The Solution: 
Revelation 3:20 (NIV) 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.
Following Jesus without fellowship with Jesus is fruitless.
Only fellowship will make a cold heart hot!

 
Revelation1:21-22 (NIV) 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. 22 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” 


To Him Who Overcomes: Philadelphia





Revelation 3:7–13 (NIV) 7 “To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: These are the words of him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open. 8 I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name. 9 I will make those who are of the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews though they are not, but are liars—I will make them come and fall down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you. 10 Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come upon the whole world to test those who live on the earth. 11 I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown. 12 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. 13 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. 

Jesus: 
Revelation 3:7(NIV) These are the words of him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open.
“I am Holy.”
John 6:68-68(NIV)  68 Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. 69 We believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.

“I am True.” 
  • Jesus holds the authoritative and accurate view of reality. 
  • Jesus is the truth about God.
John 14:6–9 (NIV) 6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7 If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him.” 8 Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.” 9 Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father?

“I hold the Key of David” 

Isaiah 22:22 (NIV) I will place on his shoulder the key to the house of David; what he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open.

Jesus has the Master Key.

Open doors:

“Affirmation without correction"
Promises:
Revelation 3:8(NIV) I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut. I know that you have little strength, yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.

1. An Open Door.
Revelation 3:8(NIV)… I have placed before you an open door…
“The greatest open door we have is him.” 

Matthew 11:27(NIV) No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

2. Vindication.
Revelation 3:9(NIV) I will make those who are of the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews though they are not, but are liars—I will make them come and fall down at your feet and acknowledge that I that I have loved you.

Philippians 2:10–11 (NIV) 10 At the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

3. Protection. 
Revelation 3:10 (NIV) Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come upon the whole world to test those who live on the earth.

John 17:15 (NIV) My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.

Revelation 3:10 (NIV)  I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown.

4. Pillars
Revelation 3:12 (NIV) To him who overcomes I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will he leave it. 

5. Identified as his.
Revelation 3:12 (NIV) 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.

To Him Who Overcomes: Sardis





Revelation 3:1–6 (NIV) 3 “To the angel of the church in Sardis write: These are the words of him who holds the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. I know your deeds; you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead. 2 Wake up! Strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your deeds complete in the sight of my God. 3 Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; obey it, and repent. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you. 4 Yet you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their clothes. They will walk with me, dressed in white, for they are worthy. 5 He who overcomes will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out his name from the book of life, but will acknowledge his name before my Father and his angels. 6 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. 

Revelation 3:3 (NIV) 3 “To the angel of the church in Sardis write: “These are the words of him who holds the seven spirits of God and the seven stars.”

Revelation 3:3 (NIV) “I know you appear alive: its your reputation
  • A reputation without reality.

Matthew 23:27–28 (NIV) 27 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of dead men’s bones and everything unclean. 28 In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness.

A reputation without reality.
1. Dull
2. Numb
3. Distant
4Bored 
“Spiritual boredom gives birth to dead religion.” 

5 Exhortations
Revelation 3:2–3 (NIV) “Wake up! Strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your deeds complete in the sight of my God. 3 Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; obey it, and repent. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you.”
1. Wake up
Be Watchful, sober-minded, & alert. 

2. Strengthen what remains

3. Remember: What you have received and heard. 
 
  • Gratitude is the guardian of peace. 

4. Repent

5. Obey

Revelation 3:3 (NIV) If you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you.”
  • Watching stops the thief.

Reward: 
Revelation 3:4(NIV) 4 Yet you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their clothes. They will walk with me, dressed in white, for they are worthy.

1. Robes of righteousness.
  • By the blood of the lamb Rev 7:14
Galatians 3:26–27 (NIV) 26 You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.

2. Another garment for another event. 
Revelation 19:8 (NIV) Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear.” (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of the saints.)
2 Judgments: 
1. White throne judgement: Eternal destination. 
(Dan. 12:1-3; John 5:22-29;Rev. 20:11-15)
2. Judgement seat of Christ(Bema): Eternal rewards 
(Rom. 14:10; 1 Cor. 3:11-15;4:1-5; 2 Cor. 5:10)

Revelation 3:5(NIV) He who overcomes will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out his name from the book of life. But will acknowledge his name before my Father and his angels.

Ministry:
Romans 8:11 (TPT) God raised Jesus to life! And since God’s Spirit of Resurrection lives in you, he will also raise your dying body to life by the same Spirit that breathes life into you!

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Revelation 16:15 (NIV) “Behold, I come like a thief! Blessed is he who stays awake and keeps his clothes with him, so that he may not go naked and be shamefully exposed.”

Revelation 22:12–14 (NIV84)
12 “Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. 
14 “Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city.

To Him Who Overcomes: Thyatira





Thyatira:

Revelation 2: 18-29(NIV) 18 “To the angel of the church in Thyatira write: 
These are the words of the Son of God, whose eyes are like blazing fire and whose feet are like burnished bronze. 19 I know your deeds, your love and faith, your service and perseverance, and that you are now doing more than you did at first. 20 Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols. 21 I have given her time to repent of her immorality, but she is unwilling. 22 So I will cast her on a bed of suffering, and I will make those who commit adultery with her suffer intensely, unless they repent of her ways. 23 I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds. 24 Now I say to the rest of you in Thyatira, to you who do not hold to her teaching and have not learned Satan’s so-called deep secrets (I will not impose any other burden on you): 25 Only hold on to what you have until I come. 
26 To him who overcomes and does my will to the end, I will give authority over the nations— 27 ‘He will rule them with an iron scepter;  he will dash them to pieces like pottery’— just as I have received authority from my Father. 28 I will also give him the morning star. 29 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.  

Jesus:
Revelation 2:18(NIV) These are the words of the Son of God, whose eyes are like blazing fire and whose feet are like burnished bronze.

1. He is the Son of God. 
2. He has eyes of fire: 
  • Hebrews 4:13 (NIV) Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.
  • Proverbs 15:3 (NIV) The eyes of the Lord are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.
3. Feet of burnished bronze.  
  • You can only get perfect justice with perfect love and perfect judgment. 

Encouragement: 
Revelation 2:19(NIV) I know your deeds, your love and faith, your service and perseverance, and that you are now doing more than you did at first.

The Rebuke: 
Revelation 2:20 (NIV) Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols

Idolatry: Prioritizing anything over the Lordship of Jesus. 

Revelation 2:21-23 (NIV)21 I have given her time to repent of her immorality, but she is unwilling. 22 So I will cast her on a bed of suffering, and I will make those who commit adultery with her suffer intensely, unless they repent of her ways. 23 I will strike her children dead. 23 Then all the churches will know that I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds.

1 Kings 16:33 (NIV) Ahab also made an Asherah pole and did more to provoke the Lord, the God of Israel, to anger than did all the kings of Israel before him.

How to recognize Jezebel's influence:
  • Manipulation. 
  • A despising and dismissal of the word of God.
  • A promotion of idolatry:   Greed/Covetousness/Discontentment(Col 3:5, Eph 5:5)
  • Making light of sexual purity.
  • Stirring up discouragement rooted in fear. 

The Rebuke:
“Truth without love is brutality, and love without truth is hypocrisy.” -Warren Wiersbe

Ignoring or overlooking sin is not kind it’s cruel.

Sexual immorality: sexual activity outside of husband and wife.
I Corinthians 6:18(NIV) Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.

I Corinthians 5:11(NIV) I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who claims to be a brother or sister but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or slanderer, a drunkard or swindler. Do not even eat with such people.

Reward
Revelation 2:24(NIV)  Now I say to the rest of you in Thyatira, to you who do not hold to her teaching and have not learned Satan’s so-called deep secrets (I will not impose any other burden on you): 25 Only hold on to what you have until I come. 26 To him who overcomes and does my will to the end, I will give authority over the nations— 27 ‘He will rule them with an iron scepter; he will dash them to pieces like pottery’— just as I have received authority from my Father.

  • Authority
Revelation 2:28-29 (NIV) 28 I will also give him the morning star. 29 He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.  
  •  The Morning Star
Revelation 22:16 (NIV) “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.”

John 1:1–5 (NIV) 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.