snapshots of rest & reaping (revelation 14:13-20)
This message was preached at New Testament Christian Fellowship on June 11, 2017. The focus is upon the third and fourth snapshots in the victory campaign (14:1-20) of the great war between the dragon and the woman & her seed (12:1-14:20). Verse 13 is a snapshot of rest, a rest that is possible even before official victory (i.e. prior to the 7 vial judgments and Armageddon), and verses 14-20 highlight of snapshot of reaping, a reaping that consummates the eternal law of divine karma (Galatians 6:7-8). Worldly karma by random chance is a farce. Divine karma by divine decree is immutable. Again, after the manner of Paul the Apostle in the New Testament who named names at least ten times, I Timothy 5:20 is applied.