Plantation SDA Church
Apocalypse Episode 26: More Than Just A Matter of Time
Welcome to Plantation SDA Church Today's sermon is by Pastor Joseph Salajan.
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    400 NW 118th Ave, Plantation, FL 33325, USA
    Saturday 9:00 AM, Saturday 11:30 AM
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Biography for Pastor Joseph Salajan
Pastor Joe was born in the little town of Crasna (Romania). Ever since he was a child, he has been fascinated by the unique connection between pastors and their special book, the Bible. When at the age of 7 he received his first little Bible from a brave pastor who was able to procure it for him in spite of the interdictions of the communist regime, he felt special and decided one day he would become a pastor.

After serving as a Pastor for 8 years in Romania, in 2013 he immigrated to the USA. He currently serves as Lead Pastor of Plantation Seventh-day Adventist Church. Along with his wonderful wife Anda and their gorgeous daughter Alessandra, he enjoys proclaiming God’s grace and ministering to his fellows.

Pastor Joe is currently enrolled in a doctoral Program (DMin in Preaching) with Andrews University. His hobbies are languages, music, and poetry.

Previous Programs by Pastor Joseph Salajan

All previous sermons by Pastor Jen are available in the Plantation SDA Media Centre.

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Sermon Theme: Jesus' coming in not only a matter of time. It's a matter of divine plan and purpose. In order to not be fooled we need to know what is to happen before He comes.
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Could He actually come tomorrow? Or tonight? This afternoon?

Is Jesus’ coming a random event? If it is, it can happen anytime. It can be today, tomorrow, or the day after. It’s just a matter of time. No wonder why quite often sincere Christians, even Adventists, are easy to fall for date setters. Yes, history has a Hall of Fame of date-setters, and it seems that as we come closer to the end their number increases.

If you are a genuine Christian, you cannot be fooled like that!
A Thief?

But isn’t Jesus supposed to come like a thief? Doesn’t Jesus say: Behold, I’m coming as a thief? Doesn’t the Apostle Paul state that the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the nigh? Yes, he does say that. But look what else he says: 4 But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. (1 Thess. 5:4)

Planned and Purpose

Jesus’ second coming is not only a matter of time; it’s also a matter of divine plan and purpose. The Book of Revelation describes a chain of events leading up to His coming.
What is supposed to happen before this event?
Revelation 14 offers a beautiful picture of the final worldwide proclamation of the Gospel (the three angel’s message). Its role is to give a final warning and a last chance to the inhabitants of the earth. According to Matt. 24:14: 14 "And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.
How will that happen?

Remember the beautiful woman (the Christ-ian church – Christ’s
wife) of Revelation 12. She is persecuted by the dragon (through the beast – which is a symbol of a persecuting political power). You would say the enmity between the two would never end.

But… Revelation 17:6: 6 I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. And when I saw her, I marveled with great amazement. The woman (Christ-ian church) becomes unfaithful to Christ and turns into a harlot. She becomes the lover of the scarlet beast, which is a copy/image of the sea-beast that persecuted Christianity throughout the centuries and is created at the deceit of the earth-beast).
The Picture

This is the picture. First we are told that the harlot sits on many waters. The angel says: Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters (Rev. 17:1)

Then we are told that the woman sits on the beast. 3 So he carried me away in the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. (Rev. 17:3) So we have three elements: woman, beast, and waters. The woman sits on the beast, and (along with the beast) on the many waters.
The Waters

The angel explained what the waters mean. 15 Then he said to me, The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues. (Rev. 17:15) A political power can only exist if the people carry him. Therefore a political power sits on the people.
The People

So first you have the people… than the scarlet beast (the persecuting political power). On the beast seats the woman (a persecuting religious power). So who’s stronger, the horse or the horseman/woman/beast-woman? What we’re dealing with is a religious power that rides/dominates a political power that (the two of them) ride/dominates the sea of people.
The Scarlet Beast

And who is going to be persecuted? 6 I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus.

Who are these? 17 And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. (Rev. 12:17 NKJ)


This section contains the traditional bulletin, including:

• The Ministry of Giving
• Service Order and Participants
• Songs in today's service
• Sunrise/Sunset times
Revelation 17:10, 12, 16-17 NKJV

Called Before the Fall

Before Babylon is destroyed/falls, God calls his people out so they can be sealed…

The Mark

As a reaction, the beast also wants to mark his… and he decrees death for those that don’t accept his mark. Then the time of mercy is over (chapter 15). The sanctuary is filled with smoke and no one can enter… and God’s final justice is applied: the plagues. It seems that the 10 kings turn against Babylon when they see that she cannot help them during the plagues.
The Wail

What is interesting is that after Babylon is destroyed, the kings of the earth mourn her. The merchants also lament. Why? They all cry because they don’t have anything left. All the benefits are gone!

Amidst the lamentations: 20 Rejoice over her, O heaven, and you holy apostles and prophets, for God has avenged you on her!


What will the remnant lose when Babylon falls/is burned? Nothing…? The remnant belongs to Jerusalem.

Scarlet Beast

The description of the scarlet beast is pretty complicated. But there is something interesting about its 10 horns: 12 The ten horns which you saw are ten kings who have received no kingdom as yet, but they receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast. 13 These are
of one mind, and they will give their power and authority to the beast.

At one point, something weird happens: 16 And the ten horns which you saw on the beast, these will hate the harlot, make her desolate and naked, eat her flesh and burn her with fire.

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Ministry of Giving
Offering Last Week: $4,352.00
Offering Month to Date: $4,352.00

2020 Offering Surplus (Deficit): ($1,441.50)
Service Order and Participants
Praise And Adoration:
Praise Team & Congregation

Welcome & Announcements:
Lemuel Pierre

Children’s Story:
Dévaneé Williams

Pastor's Corner:
Pastor Joseph Salajan

Ministry in Action:
Education Ministry

Offering Call:
Andrew Loiten

Praise And Adoration:
Praise Team & Congregation

Intercessory Prayer:
James Malone

Pastor Joseph Salajan

Praise And Adoration:
Praise Team & Congregation

Dedication in Song:

Pastor Joseph Salajan

Afterglow: Praise Team & Congregation

Praise Leaders
Subrina Callwood

Bryanna Callwood
Jennifer Dolce
Serena Anderson

Ashley Gordon
Maula Dunkley
Rhonda Vasconcellos

Cottard Remy
Joshua Callwood
Richard Dolce

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Nikki Dehnert

Sanctuary Sound Engineer
Lawrence Sinclair

Live Stream Sound Engineer
Christopher Peter
Melcardo Blackwood

Acoustic Guitar

Electric Guitar

Bass Guitar
Jairus Jones

Hans Alce

Anda Moldovan



Praise and Worship Songs
Songs In Today's Service

• We Shall Have A Grand Time Up In Heaven
• Declare Your Name
• Trust And Obey
• Raise A Hallelujah
• Let Praises Rise
• Closer/Wrap Me In Your Arms
• Jesus Is Coming Soon
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Today: 5:48 PM
Next Friday: 5:53 PM

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Upcoming Events
Jan 12 – Elders Meeting
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Jan 14 – SAS Board Meeting

Jan 18 – Baby Dedication

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We resume at 6 PM in the the Youth room as we continue our study of Daniel. Starting at Daniel 11:1. Everyone is welcome.
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Merge Young Adult Vespers – every 2nd and 4th Friday evening at 7:30pm.

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Come learn some practical ways to overcome stress, anxiety and depression in a way that is in line with the Bible. Make sure to attend the Mental Health Workshop 6:00pm on September 14, 2019.
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Enid Cawley

Paul Van Putten Sr

Jeremy Gayle is home after bicycle accident. His dad is Franz Gayle

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Camp Kulaqua General Store 20th Year Anniversary
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Children's Ministry
Children’s Baptismal Classes have resumed - 10:30-11:30 AM in the Prayer Room. All children ages 8-12 who are interested in being baptized are welcome to attend.

Children’s Choir rehearsals have been resumed.
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Children's Choir
Children’s Choir rehearsals have been temporarily suspended.
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