Revelation 11:1-13

Church Militant

Introduction:

There are two aspects of the church in Scripture: The first is called the Church Triumphant which means all those believers who have died and their present residence is in heaven enjoying the blessing with Christ. The second is called the Church Militant; these are the believers who are alive on the earth fighting against the onslaughts of Satan through the power of the Holy Spirit in the gospel ministry.


  1. Measuring of the Temple of God – v.1-2

  1. The dimensions of the temple and altar

  1. Do not measure the outer court of the temple

  2. What is this measuring all about?

Ans. The true nature of the church composed of the believing elect

  1. Marks of the true Church:

  1. Composed of those who are born again of the Spirit – John 3:7; Eph. 1:21; John 10:1; I Cor. 3:16

  2. Composed of those washed in Christ’s blood – Heb. 4:12; Acts 4:12

  3. Composed of those who are true worshippers – II Cor. 13:5; Turn to: Matthew 7:15-23


  1. The Two Witnesses – v.3-13

  1. The Panoramic view of the Church – Deut. 17:6; 19:15

  2. Two Olive Trees and Two Lampstands – v. 4 (Zech 4:6,14; Acts 1:8)

  3. The Power of the Witnesses – v.5-6; II Cor. 10:4; Rom. 1:16; II Cor. 10:4 (Isa. 8:1; II Pet. 2:18)

  4. Moses and Elijah Ministry – v.5-6

  1. Calling fire down from heaven – II Kings 1;

  2. Praying that it would not rain – I Kings 17 cf. Jam. 5:16-17

  3. Water turned into blood – Exodus 7-11; Heb. 2:3

  1. Killing the witnesses v.7-10; Amos 8:9-12

  2. Witnesses revived – v. 11-13; Matt. 24:9-14



Finally:

The unbelieving world will give glory to God – v.13; Phil. 2:10






Pastor Nick Iamaio

Reformed Presbyterian Church, 207 South First Street, Fulton, NY 13069

Web Site: fultonrpc.org

6/1/2014