Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022
Pastor Troy Brewer, OpenDoor Church, Burleson, TX
Better decisions and fewer regrets this year.
Faithful. Available. Teachable–FAT
Today is January 23, 2022
What is the 23,000th verse of the Bible, which is also the 23rd and last verse in its chapter telling us? That, in the last days, people will seek out the Jews because God is with them.
Zechariah 8:23 – “…for we have heard that God is with you.”
In the fourth verse of Psalms 23, it encouraged us: …I will fear no evil; For You are with me
Jeremiah 23:23 – “Am I a God who is near,” declares the LORD, “And not a God far off?”
The number 22: The LIGHT of REVELATION
- There are 22 letters in the Hebrew alphabet.
- There are 22 chapters in the book of Revelation.
- Light is used 22 times in the gospel of John. The 22nd time
he uses the word he is quoting Jesus as saying, “I have come as a light into the world…” (John 12:46)
- The lampstand, or the CANDLESTICK, in the temple had 22 bowls to hold the oil and they were all in the shape of almonds on the 7 branches of the menorah.
Daniel 5:5 – In the same hour came forth fingers of a man’s hand, and wrote over against the candlestick upon the plaster of the wall of the king’s palace: and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote.
6 Then the king’s countenance was changed, and his thoughts troubled him, so that the joints of his loins were loosed, and his knees smote one against another.
Matthew 5:15 – Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
In the book of Revelation, Jesus is the one who walks among the seven golden candlesticks.
In Revelation 2, Jesus warns the church of Ephesus that if they won’t return back their first love, He will remove His candlestick—His presence or His revelation light. They’ll walk around in the dark again.
Revelation 2:4 – Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. 5 Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your candlestick from its place—unless you repent.
The Ephesians were people who loved truth. but had lost their passion and their love for King Jesus.
Ephesians 5:13 – But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light.
Ephesians 5:13 (Passion) – Whatever the revelation-light exposes, it will also correct, and everything revealed becomes light.
REVELATION LIGHT IS THE MEANING OF 22
Ephesians 1:15-18 – Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, 16 do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, 18 the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints
The spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him.
We cannot have a Jonah-like response to the transition we are all having to go through.
The word “wisdom” is in the Bible 222 times.
In the ancient Hebrew, the term “fear of the Lord” is in the Torah 222 times.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. Proverbs 9:10
Daniel 2:22 – He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, and light dwells with Him.
Job 22:28 – You will also declare a thing, and it will be established for you; and light will shine on your ways
Psalms 22:22 – I will declare Your name to My brethren; In the midst of the assembly I will praise You.
Declare the name of the Lord in the congregation.
Declare who you know Him to be to you among the brothers.
Exodus 15:3 – “The Lord is a warrior; The Lord is His name.”