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Time for Reaping

Revelation 14

21 Fellowship, SBC

Dr. Simon Goncharenko

 

 

The Big Idea:  Because God rules the universe, loyalty to Him will be rewarded and rejection of Him – punished!

 

I.                   The firstfruits – 144,000 – vv. 1-5.

A.    God’s property – v. 1.

B.     Singing in triumph – vv. 2-3.

C.     Separated from the earth – vv. 4-5.

 

II.                Three angelic proclamations give the world one last chance while announcing God’s judgment – vv. 6-13.

A.    Gospel first – vv. 6-7.

B.     Judgment upon the world’s immorality – v. 8.

C.     Judgment upon the worshippers of the beast – vv. 9-11.

D.    Blessing for the believers – vv. 12-13.

 

III.             The time for reaping is upon us – vv. 14-20.

A.    Harvest is ripe – vv. 14-16.

B.     Clusters of grapes into the winepress of wrath – vv. 17-20.