October 16, 2019

Put on Your Track Shoes - Revelation 18:1-4

"when I'm in locker rooms, they're either the happiest place in the world, I mean the celebrations that go on inside of a locker room of a college team or an NFL team if they win. It's just unbelievable how happy it is. But the locker rooms of the losing team, especially in the playoffs are the saddest places in the world."

Family Discussion:

  1. What are the tracks shoes that you and I could put on?
  2. Wat is it that gives us the power?
  3. Who is it that gives us the ability to leave the black hole and go to the locker room of victory?
  4. Wat do you need to do to put on your track shoes today?

Transcription:

00:14          Hey, today I'm going to take you to a locker room. And when I'm in locker rooms, they're either the happiest place in the world, I mean the celebrations that go on inside of a locker room of a college team or an NFL team if they win. It's just unbelievable how happy it is. But the locker rooms of the losing team, especially in the playoffs are the saddest places in the world. Scripture in chapter 18 of Revelation takes us to a locker room and one side is incredibly happy and one side is incredibly sad and defeated. Chapter 18 verse one it says this, "after these things, I saw another angel coming down from heaven having great authority and the earth was illuminated with his glory and he cried out with a mighty voice saying, 'fallen, fallen is Babylon the great. She has become a dwelling place of demons and a prison of every unclean and hateful bird for all the nations have drunk of the wine, of her passion, of her immorality and the kings of the earth have committed acts of immorality with her. And the merchants of the earth had become rich by the wealth of her sensuality.' I heard another voice from heaven saying, 'come out from her my people so that you will not participate in our sins and receive her plagues.'"
 
01:40          I think this passage of scripture is saying, put on your trek shoes and run from your life. I have a friend named Roy Libby who invented the Chandra telescope and the Chandra telescope was the first to look inside of black holes. And Roy said, inside of a black hole he's seen winds blowing a million miles an hour. A black hole, a place where star collapses, and the force of gravity inside that blackhole is literally off the charts of description and you and I as this passage describes living a black hole of immorality. And the gravity of inside of a black hole is almost unrelenting. But with the spirit of Christ in our hearts, we can get out of that black hole. We can run. But you got to have your track shoes on. In 2 Timothy Chapter two, it says to flee from youthful eyes. It says, when the black hole, when you find yourself on one he said, run for your life.
 
02:42          Get on your track shoes and run. As scripture says, come out of her. And those that come out of her, those that come out of the immorality represented here by the city of Babylon in this passage. Those that come out of her will go to the locker room and there'll be incredible victory. You know, first Peter Chapter four says to you, and to me, the time passed is sufficient for you to have carried out the desire of the gentiles. Hey pursuit, of course, of lust, and insensuality and drunk and carousals and sexual parties and abominable idolatries. And it says in all of this, your former friends will laugh at you and scoff at you because you did not join with them in the same access of dissipation. But it says they must give account to him who judges the living and the dead. They've got their locker room, but you've got your locker room. So put on your track shoes and come out today. My question for you today is, what are the tracks shoes that you and I could put on? You know, what is it that gives us the power? Who is it that gives us the ability to leave the black hole and go to the locker room of victory? And then lastly, what do you need to do to put on your track shoes today?

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