Dover Assembly of God
8.28.2022 | Revelation - Week 34
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    4790 Carlisle Rd, Dover, PA 17315, USA
    Sunday 10:30 AM
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Weekly Bulletin
August 28, 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.


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

6:30 pm ~ Worship Practice


6:00 pm ~ Women’s Book Club Fellowship

6:30 pm ~ Spanish Service


Youth Hot Dog Grab N Go - TODAY!
Youth Hot Dog Grab ‘N Go! Please support our youth ministry for the upcoming Youth Convention at Kalahari Oct. 8, 9. 10. Pricing is $1.00 per hot dog / $1.00 per drink / .50 cents per bag of chips / Donations accepted! Would like to sponsor a teen? See Pastor Savy.

Deacon Board Meeting
Just a reminder that our September meeting will be the 2nd Monday due to Labor Day. See you at 6:00pm.

Church Picnic
Please mark your calendars for church service, followed by a picnic on Sat., Sept. 11. We will meet at 10:30 am for worship service at Brookside Park Pavilion (no Sunday School that day). Please sign up in the lower foyer how many adults and how many children and what covered dish you can bring. (Meat dish will be provided by the church) Sides are listed on the sign-up sheet. See you there!

Update: Dover Township Meeting
Pastor Jeff and the deacon board attended the township meeting on Monday Aug., 22, concerning the plans for the intersection at Harmony Grove. The blue prints are still not solidified, but the plans call for a traffic circle to be placed at the intersection of Harmony Grove and Carlisle Rds. The exact position is still not confirmed, but it will be a reality in the future, and will affect some of our church property. The road they are planning to put through the church property was not discussed at Monday’s meeting. Not much else was discussed as the Township needs state approval before any plans are put in stone.

Men's Conference
All men are invited to join us for a District Men’s Conference to be held at Christian Life Assembly in Camp Hill on Fri., Oct. 14 in the evening and then Sat., Oct. 15 in the morning. You may attend one session or both. Sign-up is in the lower foyer and please indicate which service/s you would like to attend. Invite a friend who doesn’t know the Lord!

Men's Breakfast
Come join the men as we meet for a great time of fellowship and food. We’ll meet at Dover Family Restaurant at 8:00 on Sat Sept 3. Sign up in the lower foyer!

Praise, Worship & Prayer Night
Plan on attending, adults, teens, kids! Want a night of praising and worshipping our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ? Mark your calendars for Fri., Sept. 23 at 6:00 pm in the sanctuary.

Franklin Graham God Loves You Tour
Sun., Sept. 25 at 4:00 pm at the York Fairgrounds. Start handing out the bus invites (in your Bulletin today and more on the back table) to this free event. This is the perfect time to invite all those unsaved friends and family you have been praying for! Hell is real! We want all our unsaved loved ones spending eternity in Heaven with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! The time is short – this is a great evangelistic opportunity. Every day at 3:16 (as in John 3:16) take a minute or so to pray for this event!

Women's Book Club Fellowship
For those of you who have been reading our summer book, “What Happens When Women Say Yes to God” by Lysa Terkeurst, just a reminder we will be meeting at Jesse Geisinger’s house on Fri., Sept. 2 at 6:00 pm. We will have a potato and chili bar. Please let Jesse know what you can bring.

Women's Jewelry Exchange & Dinner
If we have enough interest, we will have a jewelry exchange on Fri., Sept 9 at 6:00 pm in the church fellowship room. Cost is $5.00 per person to help offset the price of the Olive Garden meal we will be serving. Sign-up sheet is in the upper foyer.

Women's Fall Event at Dover Assembly
Save-the-Date for Fri., Oct. 14 at 6:30 pm. Please join us for an evening of dessert, fellowship and encouragement from the Bible shared by our very own Judy Landis! Sign-up sheet is in the upper foyer. More information will be provided.


Special Thanks!
To those of you who have donated to the meal ministry and to those who have provided homemade meals. What a blessing you are! Also, thank you to all of you who donated toward the backpacks for Romania! We know the children will be blessed! “
. . . Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers (and sisters) of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25.40

To Darlene & Tom O. on the birth of their 5th grandchild, Elijah Osborn. Proud parents are Alex & Paige!

Prayer & Fast Nights
A reminder that Pastor Jeff and Dover Assembly have prayer and fast nights in the Sanctuary on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month. Please join us! The Lord is doing great things! Items of specific prayer include:
~ Salvations of Loved ones, family, friends.(2 Peter 3:9)
~ Revival
~ Church property that the township wants to take. The battle belongs to the Lord!

Shut Ins
Please continue to pray for those of our church family who are no longer able to join us for worship. From time to time, please send a card to encourage them!
~ Marian T.
~ Olga K.
~ Beulah S.
~ Mary S.
~ Joyce G.

Sept 5 ~ Shirley M.
Sept 17 ~ Olga B.
Sept 19 ~ Cindy N.
Sept 27 ~ Zachary K.
Sept 28 ~ Chris J.
Sept 8 ~ Gary & Connie L.
Sept 17 ~ Bobbi Jo & Todd B.

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August 28th, 2022 - Week 34 - Rev. Jeff Bender

We are nearing the end of our study in the Book of Revelation. We saw in chapter 17, God’s judgment on the false religion of the day. Remember it will be a one-world religion.

Comprised of every false doctrine, occult practices, and new age philosophies.

It begins during the tribulation and God ends it in chapter 17.
The prostitute is the world religion. Chapter 18 told us that God will judge the one-world economic and commercial systems.

The anti-Christ has set up the mark of the beast so that everyone must get it in order to buy or sell.

The merchants and leaders of companies have made themselves rich off the backs of the regular people using immoral practices to enrich themselves.

In a single day, God wipes those out.
Now we come to chapter 19. People have always wanted to know how and when everything will end.

People go to fortune tellers, seances, read their horoscope, all in an attempt to see the future.

Chapters 19-20 sow us 5 key events that will happen just before God wraps it up.

So guess what? They are rejoicing! Why are they rejoicing?

It says, after this, so we have 3 separate visions. Ch 17, 18 and now 19.

And this time it wasn’t an angel starting it off, it was a vast crowd in heaven.

Some feel it could be angels and elders.
Some feel it could be all the martyred saints.

Some feel it is the multitude of angels.
They saw the fall of the religious system and the economic commerce systems.

And now in heaven everyone is praising God.
The Greek word for “praise” is alleluia. That’s the Greek form of the word “hallelu which is a command to praise.

The shortened word for Jehovah is “Jah”.

So, the word hallelujah is literally “Praise the Lord”

They are praising the Lord, not for the fall of the Babylon system, but that God is true and righteous and that He is glorified by those holy judgments.

If you remember back in chapter 6:
That time is now, and everyone is rejoicing and praising the God who said . . .
They are also rejoicing because:

In other words, “everyone, keep on praising God”.

Up to this point, God has always reigned, but there have always been other rulers that reigned on Earth as well.

Now, all that has come to an end, and God is the only one who reigns. And is about to usher in the 1000-year reign, or millennial reign.

Here, the praise is louder than the first time.

We are to praise God for his judgments, but we are to praise God more for fulfilling His promises.

All those (which at this point would include all of us if we trusted Christ) in heaven are now about to receive the fullness of their inheritance.
Right now, we look forward to this event, but when we are all there, we will be all the more excited about it.

Think about the symbolism.

We are the bride and Christ is the groom. As you plan a wedding months or even years in advance, you are excited then, but when that day finally gets here, isn’t everyone REALLY excited?

That’s how it will be then. The fine linen here does not represent salvation or imputed righteousness.

It says what it symbolizes. (Fine linen represents the good deeds done by the people of God.)

These are acts of faith and righteousness that we do on Earth as a result of being saved.

These acts DON’T save you, but they are what we do and how we live after we are saved.

So, we will be judged for our works. Not for our salvation.

Note that we are already in heaven. So, the works don’t get us in, but they do count after we’re in.
Up to this point, John has only seen things, now he’s being asked to write it down.

So who is invited to this marriage supper?
Every born-again believer will be at this supper.

The question is are you a born-again believer? If you are not, you are not invited, and you will be included in the judgement we’ve been teaching these past many weeks.

So, The most important choice you will ever make is to accept the invitation.
This vision was so wonderful and amazing it even tempted John to worship the messenger and not the author of the message.

There’s a lot of books and writing about angels and angel worship.

But clearly God’s word says that we do NOT worship them, pray to them, or place them in a higher position than God.

Angels are servants of God, just like we are.

Our job is to worship God alone.

What happened when an angel wanted to receive worship?

That was Satan (Lucifer) and God kicked him out and set him up for eternal destruction. And all that worship him.

The anti-Christ wants worship and when people take the mark, they are not doing it for food alone, but they are giving their allegiance (worship) to the anti-Christ.
The way you qualify for the mark to buy food was to worship the beast.
This is what we’ve been saying all throughout this series.

Prophecy isn’t meant to scare you but prepare you. Prepare you for what?

Prepare you for the return of Christ by getting you saved.

“Bible prophecy isn’t entertainment for the curious, it’s encouragement for the serious”

It should make everyone who hears it, think about Jesus.

All of prophecy should make us see the glory and holiness of Jesus and encourage us to be ready.

This chapter ends with the judgment of the political system. We had the religious, and economic, now we get to the top
This not the marriage supper, this is another vision where John sees heaven opened and Jesus coming to Earth as a conqueror.

He’s not coming to TAKE his people home (rapture), he is coming WITH his people to conquer and establish His kingdom.

White linen here indicates those who have been made righteous by the blood of Christ.

He’s coming with the word of God which means everything he is going to do has already been written and handed down to us.

Everything he does lines up with what is in the book.
Many crowns means King of Kings. Lord of Lords.

3 different forms or pictures of judgment.

Sword to cut down the nations, using the word of God.

Rod of iron used to shatter the nations.

Literally means to use the rod side of the shepherds’ staff to destroy the enemies of the sheep.

The winepress is reflecting back to:
The battle of Armageddon will soon be over, we will win, and God is calling the birds mostly vultures to clean up all the dead bodies resulting from Christ’s defeat of the nations.

None of the bodies will receive a proper burial or tombstone or recognition.

No matter how important or how much money or power they had, all will be left to the shame and dishonor of being bird food.
The birds are ready to start dining. The beast gets his people ready to fight against Christ and his saints.

But instantly, the war is over, Christ wins and now the enemy and his followers are getting ready for His judgment.

The followers are all killed and are awaiting their turn at the great white throne judgment.

All these followers that are alive at this point have heard the gospel.
The anti-Christ and the false prophet are thrown into the lake of fire. Satan’s turn comes later.

He gets thrown in after the millennium and the wicked dead get thrown in at the great white throne judgment.

The birds are filled with the dead bodies, the beast & false prophet are in hell, Satan is in prison.
Nothing can hinder the establishment of the millennial reign.

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