Dover Assembly of God
6.19.2022 | Revelation - Week 29
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    4790 Carlisle Rd, Dover, PA 17315, USA
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June 19, 2022

Welcome to Dover Assembly!
We are so glad you have chosen to attend Dover Assembly this morning. It is not by accident that you are here. We believe that God has allowed you to be here so that you might receive all that He has for you. We pray you are blessed as you allow the Lord to work in your life.

THIS WEEK

Sunday - Happy Father's Day!
9:00 am ~ Coffee & Donuts
9:30 am ~ Sunday School
10:30 am ~ Worship Service
10:30 am ~ R.O.C.K. Children’s Ministry
1:00 pm ~ Spanish Service

Tuesday
6:30 pm ~ Worship Team Practice

Wednesday
6:30 pm ~ FAMILY NIGHT MINISTRIES

Saturday
6:30 pm ~ Spanish Service

UPCOMING EVENTS

Women's Breakfast
Women's Breakfast is scheduled for Sat. July 2, at Bob Evans. Be sure to sign up in upper foyer! See you there!

Men's Breakfast
As the competition grows fierce, the guys will also be meeting on July 2, but at Lyndon Diner for breakfast at 8:00 am. Let’s show the women that there are more hungry guys than gals! Sign up in the lower foyer

Youth Mini Golf & Ice Cream
Attention students! Join us for an afternoon of mini golf and ice cream at Bill Mack's on Saturday, July 23rd from 1:00-4:00pm. Cost is $15 per student.

Evangelist Ted Shuttlesworth
(brother of Evangelist Tiff Shuttlesworth) will be ministering June 19 - June 26 at 260 N Tremont St, York PA (across from the Sunoco) 7:00 pm nightly.

Franklin Graham Is Coming!
Mark your calendar for York’s God Loves You Tour, which will give the lost an opportunity to know Jesus and encourage believers in their faith. The free evening will feature music by a guest artist and a message from Franklin Graham.

Sunday, September 25th - 4:00 PM - Grandstand Stage at the York Expo Center

Address: 334 Carlisle Ave, York, PA 17404 (Grandstand seating provided.)

Women of Purpose Fall Retreat
REGISTRATION IS OPEN
Mark your calendars and plan on attending this awesome time of ministry and worship. More information is on the women’s table in the upper foyer. Sign up today, so we can be sure to get a reservation!

WOP Summer Book Reading Club
Fri., July 29 at 6:00 pm ~ Anna's House
Book title to be announced!

Help Needed!
Our Wednesday evening toddler nursery could use some additional help with caregivers. If you love the littles and want to help out on Wednesdays when needed, we would love to put you on a schedule. Thank you for helping us! The 'littles' thank you!

BODY NEWS

Special Thanks!
Thank you to Lee, June and Chris for all the preparation and decorating they did for our Installation luncheon last Sunday, and to Lee, Paul, Juliet, Tabitha and Chris for all the cooking, serving. Also all of these ladies plus Carl, Brad and Jalon for cleaning up afterward and putting all the video games back in place. What a blessing you are!

And who can forget the Pinata! Thank you Kurt!

Summer Day Trip Anyone?
Anyone interested in taking a trip with Pastor and Anna to the Bible Museum in Washington DC this summer? Sign up in the upper foyer.

Shut Ins
Please continue to pray for those of our church family who are no longer able to join us for worship.
~ Marian T.
~ Olga K.
~ Rose K.
~ Cindy D. (Angel’s mom)
~ Beulah S.
~ Mary S.

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June 19, 2022 - Week 28 - Rev. Jeff Bender

Welcome back to our study in the book of Revelation.

We had a break for a couple of weeks but now we’re ready to dive back in.

This is lesson # 29 so it seems like we’ve been studying this for a while, but this book and all of the Bible requires time.

Skimming over the word is not studying it.

And remember one of the reasons we are studying THIS book.
We finished up chapter 14 the last time and now we’re beginning chapter 15.

A brief recap of chapter 14. This was a vision that John saw about the judgments that will occur in the near future.

Chapter 15 introduces the final series of judgments of the Tribulation.

Those judgments begin in chapter 16 and are the outflow of the 7th trumpet.
Again, “would bring” is future tense, so this is a preview of the coming of these last plagues.

And these plagues will complete the judgment against the sins of the world.

Angels were now given the task to dole out the plagues under Christ’s direction. They are God’s messengers of judgment.
The sea mixed with fire is a scene of worship.

One commentary puts it this way:
“It’s imagery is suitable for depicting the majesty and brilliance of God which the sea of glass is reflecting in a virtual symphony of color. No further symbolic significance needs to be sought here.”

The main focus is on those standing on the sea.

Who were they? All those who kept their faith and did not give into the demands to worship the beast.

It doesn’t specify if they were killed or just died naturally because of not having food, etc, or even translated, but in either case, they were now in God’s presence.
Instead of saying received the mark, it just says it a different way, “the number representing his name”
Almost every time there is worship, it seems that there is music and singing. And God provided the instruments.

And what were they singing?
What was the song of Moses? Who remembers?

Back in Exodus when the Israelites were brought thru the Red Sea and the Egyptian army was destroyed, Miriam led them to sing this song.
When the Israelites sang this song, God had won a victory for them.

Now these saints are singing the same song because they know that God will have a victory for them!

The song of Moses also celebrates the faithfulness of God as do these saints.
The lamb is obviously Jesus Christ, and he is the one who brings salvation to the saints and judgments to the enemies of God’s people.
Acts of the Apostles 4:11-12 NLT

As they are worshipping their deliverer just like when they sang with Moses, each of these verses are also verses found in other parts of the Bible.
Even in heaven, when they are worshipping, they are using truths that are already found in God’s word.

All the songs we use to worship God should have their truths rooted in scripture.
This verse just takes us back to verse 1.
This a more detailed account of what he saw.

The wording or language used here is similar to Old Testament imagery. John saw what appeared to be the Old Testament tabernacle. With the inner sanctuary (Holy of Holies).

In the Holy of Holies was the ark which had the 10 commandments inside.

We know that the curtain was torn in half when Jesus died, so we all now have access into an open tabernacle, so why the distinction now?

From the open temple, came the 7 angels with the judgments against man’s sins and rejection of the Word.

Then John goes on to describe the angels.
Imagine the procession from the temple. One after another, each angel walks thru the entrance.

Dressed in white indicate spotless sinless perfection, the gold symbolizing the glory of God.

They come as god’s messengers, not to bring salvation, but to bring divine judgment on the sins and evil in the world.

We wonder when God will right every wrong? We see evil winning around us and wonder, “when God, are you going to make this right?

Well, this is when.

The judgments are coming from a Holy and perfect God, handled by sinless angels on God’s behalf.
One of the living beings that John saw in chapter 4 comes forward to hand out the bowl judgments.
These beings were the guardians of God’s throne and representative of His creation, so it’s proper that they hand out the bowls to the angels.

The angles now become the agents of God’s last series of judgments on those sinners who are left before Jesus returns and defeats the anti-Christ and his forces on the earth in chapters 19 & 20.
God used smoke in the past to indicate His glory and presence. It represents the glory and holiness of God that demands judgment be poured out on those who rebel against God an His word.

Smoke and clouds have similar meaning.
The smoke shows that God is present and He is the source of the judgments being passed out to the angels.

The smoke also makes it impossible for anyone to enter.
Since no one could enter, this means there is no more intercession to stop the judgment. No one can intervene to ease what is going to happen.

One commentary says it this way:
“God has been patient and long-suffering, but now the time for these righteous judgments has come, as it must. There can be no more postponement”.
Amos was the Old Testament version of what is happening here.
Amos is warning Old Testament Israel that judgement is coming. Time is up, God has had enough.
God allowed the Assyrians to invade and wipe out the 10 tribes Israel. They have never been restored, yet.

Jeremiah and Ezekiel had similar warnings.
No intercession until all the judgments have been completed. There is no mercy at this stage of the game. God has ben long-suffering, long enough.

Chapter 16 will describe what those final judgments will be.

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