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Backstory (Part 2) - The Once and Future King

May 27, 2018 Speaker: Damian Mericka Series: Revelation Text

Topic: Backstory (Part 2) – The Once and Future King

GOING DEEPER Questions (Small Group)

  • What stood out to you about this message and why?
  • Why does God want us to know and understand the back story of Jesus, Gospel Witness (Spirit and Saints) and the warfare going on around us?
  • How has this backstory encouraged or challenged you in your Bible reading / prayer life?
  • Considering the Parable of Matthew 13:18-30, how is your Gospel labor going? Jesus reaps through our sowing; is this a focal point for your life / work?
  • Why could the saints not enter the space where God’s wrath came from (Until it was spent)?
  • Is there parts of your heart that has no room for God?

Message outline

Title: Backstory (Part 2) – The Once and Future King

Series: Revelation

Text: Revelation 14-15

Main Idea: God’s Kingdom is Coming; His Will is Being Done


  1. Onward Christian S-O-L-D-I-E-R (Revelation 14)
  • Jesus is Coming to Inherit (Vv.1-5)
    • Mount Olives
      • Jesus- with Scroll (Dead) standing to Inherit
      • 144,000
      • A new song from the Throne Room only the Redeemed can learn.
    • God is Preparing the Inheritance for His Son
      • First Angel: Who created all things! (Vv.6-7)
      • Second Angel: Who brings Nations to nothing! (v.8)
      • Third Angel: Who judges sin and removes it! (Vv.9-11)
    • Saints Share in the Steady Preparations
      • What does it mean to Endure?
        • Keep the commandments of God
        • Keep our faith in Jesus
      • A promise is given
        • Blessed indeed- Rest & Reward
      • Humanity Divides (Turn & Reference Matthew 13:18-30)
        • Son of Man Reaps (Vv.14-16)
        • An Angel Reaps (Vv.17-20)


  1. Backstory Ends / Roads lead back into Narrative (Rev. 15)
  • Two Realities
    • Seven Angels stand ready to pour out God’s Wrath (v.1)
    • Conquering Saints Celebrating in Christ of their Deliverance (Vv.2-4)
  • God’s Secret Chamber
    • Out of His Holiness proceed wrath that will judge and separate sin from His presence forever. (vv.5-7)
    • Saints cannot enter until the wrath was spent (v.8)
      • God’s desire is for us to share in His Glory- there will be no wrath for us. It leaves to make room for us to enter into that space!

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