Pastor Jonathan Cook then presented a sermon that focused on the end times – a subject of rather significant complexity. Elder Cook used Revelation Chapter 20:1-10 as his main text, along with supporting texts from Psalm 50:10 and 90:2, 2nd Peter 3:8, 1 Corinthians 15:21-26, 1st Thessalonians 4:15-18, 2nd Thessalonians 2:1-4 and numerous other scriptures. He first explained how there are several different views of the end times which have evolved because people have failed in “rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15) and viewing these scriptures in light of the rest of the entirety of the Bible, or by adding non-biblical terms and descriptions such as “rapture” or “having a second chance” to their discourse. He emphasized that the verses comprising his main text are split such that the first three are about earthly events, the next three are about heavenly events, and the final four verses are about earthly events once again. Elder Cook explained how the kingdom is here now for all of God’s elect and will remain so until the end of time when the Lord returns for His Bride.
Rev 12, 20:1-10; Psa 50:10; 2 Pet 3:8; Rom; 1 Thes 4:15-18; John 8, 12; Eph 2; Dan 2; 2 Thes 2:1-8; Matt 24