the spirit of prophecy (revelation 19:10-11a)
This sermon was preached by Jesse Boyd at New Testament Christian Fellowship in Conover, NC on January 20, 2019. The focus thereof is John’s interaction with the angel in 19:10 and the simple truth declared: “for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” True prophecy points to and testifies of the Messiah, AND to have the Spirit of Jesus is to know the future, a future already purposed and written down. The difference between a born-again Christian and a professing Christian is that the born-again man knows where he is going when he dies, he knows where the unsaved family members have gone or are going, he knows what is going to take place on this earth in the next 50 years, he knows the ultimate future of all things.
In concluding, this message also touches upon the first phrase of verse 11: “And I saw heaven opened.” The third heaven is opened twice in Revelation. In 4:1-3, someone goes up (John is raptured); and in 19:1, someone comes down (definitely not the white horse imposter of 6:2).