Lesson 12 - Christ’s Special Sign

The book of Revelation presents God’s final message for a world in deep trouble. It is a message especially designed for a people living during the final, climactic hours of earth’s history. It is a universal message that leaps across geographical boundaries. It is a message for all nations, tribes, languages, and peoples. It is an urgent, compelling message of good news. It is an urgent appeal for men and women everywhere to prepare for the soon return of Christ.

As we have studied in our previous lessons, only in Christ are men and women capable of meeting the claims of God’s law in earth’s final judgment hour. God’s last-day message is a message of surrender and commitment.

In this secular, materialistic age of humanistic thinking, many have dismissed the idea of a God who created the heavens and the earth. The theory of evolution has replaced the Bible teaching of creation. It is not surprising to find God sounding a clarion call to worship Christ as our Creator in the Bible’s last book, Revelation.

  1. Who is Revelation 14:6, 7 calling us to worship?
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  2. What is the basis of all worship? Revelation 4:11
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  3. Who was the active agent in Creation? Ephesians 3:8, 9; Colossians 1:15, 16
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  4. How do we worship Christ as the Creator? Has He left a memorial of His creative activity? Exodus 20:8-11
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  5. Wasn’t the Sabbath given only for the Jews? Mark 2:27, 28
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  6. What three things did God do to set aside and distinguish the seventh day from all other days of the week? Genesis 2:1-3
    a. ____________________________________
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    b. ____________________________________
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    c. ____________________________________
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  7. What is the Sabbath called in the Old Testament? Ezekiel 20:12, 20
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  8. What was Jesus’ practice or custom on the Sabbath? Luke 4:16
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  9. What counsel did Jesus give His disciples regarding the Sabbath after His death? Matthew 24:20
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    The Roman general Titus attacked Jerusalem and destroyed it in A.D. 70. Jesus urged His disciples to pray their flight from Jerusalem during the Roman attack would not be in the winter or on the Sabbath day. Jesus specifically gave the instructions “Pray that your flight be not in the winter or on the Sabbath day” because He knew His closest followers would be keeping the Sabbath 35 years after the crucifixion.

  10. What groups did Paul preach to on the Bible Sabbath? Acts 13:27, 42, 44
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    b. ____________________________________
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    c. ____________________________________
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    Paul preached to the Jews on the Sabbath, convincing them Jesus was the Messiah. He also preached to the Gentiles on Sabbath not Sunday. Eventually the whole city listened to Paul’s Sabbath preaching.
  11. What is the Lord’s special day called? Revelation 1:10
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  12. According to the following texts, what is another name for the Lord’s day? Luke 6:5; Matthew 12:8; Mark 2:27, 28
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  13. Does the Bible actually reveal which day is the seventh day? What three days does the Bible mention in succession? Luke 23:54-56; Luke 24:1
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  14. What does God offer those who lovingly keep His Sabbath? Isaiah 56:2
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  15. What promise does God make regarding Sabbath worship in heaven? Isaiah 66:22, 23
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