The City That Never Sleeps

by | May 22, 2022 |

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

How do you describe what you’ve never imagined, much less seen? How do you explain the unexplainable?

John gives us a vision of what God has planned for His people. It’s a world without the influence of evil. It’s a world where the nations will find healing and people will live in harmony in the presence of God.

It’s the place God is preparing for you.

Pastor Rick Stevens can be heard Saturday and Sunday at 8 AM ET on the iHeart Radio Network. Find all the Faith is…with Pastor Rick Stevens episodes also available on the America Out Loud Podcast Network.

Subscribe to
AMERICA OUT LOUD PODCAST NETWORK

Or subscribe with your favorite app by using the address below

Pastor Rick Stevens

Pastor Rick Stevens has served churches from Oklahoma to New Brunswick, Canada. He has been a pastor, youth pastor, and church music director. Since January 1997, he has been the pastor of Diplomat Wesleyan Church in Cape Coral, FL. He is married to Jan and has two children and four grandchildren. His most unusual travel experience was visiting the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station in Ukraine, the world’s worst nuclear power accident site.

Faith Is… with Pastor Rick Stevens can be heard every weekend on the America Out Loud Network. Every week we’ll take a fresh look at the Bible and discover that Faith Is . . . absolute confidence in the trustworthiness of God.

Use the code ‘OUTLOUD’ and save 15%
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
1 Comment
Most Voted
Newest Oldest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
j. bailey
j. bailey
1 month ago

 
I listened to most of this sermon, and for the most part it was good.  As the one who sits on the throne of God, the Alpha and Omega, and one of His seven angels, describes the new Jerusalem city to John the revelator, one important is the fact that Revelation 21:8 fornicators (‘pornois’) and liars (‘pheudesi’)  and unbelievers will be in the lake of fire, which is the second death.    Repeated in Revelation 21:27 liars (‘pheudos’)  ‘shall not be able to enter therein’ the new Jerusalem, and those that make abominable (‘bdelugma’), which by extension are homosexuals and transgenders.   Revelation 22:15, ‘outside are the fornicators and liars’. Revelation 21 and 22 emphatically state, ‘lying is sin’.  These scriptures mark the urgency and fearful end of all unrepentant sinners to obey the Christian message.  By and large, there is no ‘fear’ of God in America, everyone does what is right in their own eyesight.

 
Psalms 115:11 —‘You who fear Jehovah, trust in Jehovah; He is their help”
Psalms 114:7 —– ‘Tremble you earth, at the presence of the Lord’
Matthew 10:28 –“Fear him that has the power  to destroy both the body and soul in hell’

 
Many have debated in Church what this word  Greek word ‘phobos’/fear means. Some say reverence of God. Others like me say, the words ‘destroy’ and ‘hell’ says physically fear God, but do not fear man.  ‘Trust in God’ without  the ‘fear of God’, is like form without its substance, like butter pecan ice cream without root beer soda water, its like Batman without Robin, its like the Lone Ranger without Tonto, something obviously is missing.   The pastor’s ‘trusting God’ without ‘fearing God’, shows the need for an Exodus 19-21 Mt. Sinai mountain top experience. When he sees the mountain on fire like the children of old did, he will understand why we fear God, even until today. Kierkegaard probably knew, and stood ‘fearing and trembling’ before God, all his life long.
 
In a country full of misinformation and intentional disinformation, mostly by good non-Wesleyan Christians, there is no fear by many Christians that  ‘liars’, tellers of half-truths,  and other sinners will be outside of the walls of the new Jerusalem, and shall not inherit the Kingdom of God. Ananias and Sapphira’s ‘lying to God’, Acts 5:4 should be a warning to all men.  Be not deceived, God will not be mocked.  If people in America or any other country are ‘lying’ or telling half-truths  regarding the origin of Covid-19 coronavirus, which has killed millions of people, and perpetuate those lies and half-truths without repenting, then they will not be able to enter the new Jerusalem, nor enter the Kingdom of God, but are fodder for the eternal lake of fire.  

 
John says he saw a new Heaven, a new Earth,  and the new Jerusalem. But no temple in the new Jerusalem, Revelation 21:22. But in Revelation 11:1, 19, John saw the temple of God in the Kingdom of God itself.
 
 
“And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in the temple ark of the testament……..”—Revelation 11:19
 

So there is a difference between the new Jerusalem that comes down to Earth without a temple, whereby God tabernacles with man, and the Kingdom of God itself, that contains the temple of God and the ark of the convenant, in Revelation 11. Still a new world order on Earth, a trans-cosmological event, after the battle of Armeggedon.

 
Revelation 21:14 says the names of the twelve apostles are written in the twelve foundations of the walls of the new Jerusalem. So the new Jerusalem has an apostolic foundation, not Muslim, not Buddah, nor any other religion. It’s a city with an apostolic foundation, not a Pauline foundation, unless Paul was one of the twelve apostles. Or, unless a thirteenth foundation has been added to the new Jerusalem,  in Paul’s name.  And the twelve gates of the new Jerusalem containing the names of the twelve tribes of Israel, just like the old Jerusalem gates,  means that “the Lord is there”/’tabernacles’  among His people, Ezekiel 48:35, despite all of Israel’s misgivings. 

 
Check  https://www.blueletterbible.org/lexicon/g4712/kjv/tr/0-1/ for the Greek word ‘stadia’ as the angel talking to John measured the city,  ‘twelve thousand stadia’, Revelation 21:16.          

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website is for educational, general information, and entertainment purposes only and is never intended to constitute medical or legal advice or to replace the personalized care of a primary care practitioner or legal expert.

While we endeavor to keep this information up to date and correct, the information provided by America Out Loud, its website(s), and any properties (including its radio shows and podcasts) makes no representations, or warranties of any kind, expressed, or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability, or availability with respect to its website(s) or the information, products, services or related graphics and images contained on the website(s) for any purpose.

The opinions expressed on the website(s), and the opinions expressed on the radio shows and podcasts, are the opinions of the show hosts and do not necessarily represent the opinions, beliefs, or policies of anyone or any entity we may endorse. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

At no time, nor in any event, will we be liable for any loss, or damage, including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss of data or profits arising out of, in an association of, or connection with the use of this website.

Through this website, users can link to other websites that may be listed. Those websites are not under the control of America Out Loud or its brands. We have no control over the nature, content, or availability of those sites. America Out Loud has no control over what the sites do with the information they collect. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation, nor does it endorse the views expressed with or by them.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, America Out Loud takes no responsibility for, nor are we, and will not be liable for being temporarily unavailable due to technical difficulties beyond our control. America Out Loud does not sell, trade, nor market email addresses or other personal data.

Physicians Must Assert Their ‘Independence’ Against Misinformation Claims

Physicians Must Assert Their ‘Independence’ Against Misinformation Claims

America Out Loud PULSE with Dr. Marilyn Singleton – No free thinker is immune from tyranny. Physicians are being silenced by proposed laws such as California’s AB 2098. This bill threatens doctors with the loss of their license for spreading “misinformation,” defined as any “false information that is contradicted by contemporary scientific consensus.”

Science Now Has a Chance For Truth, Thank You SCOTUS for EPA Ruling

Science Now Has a Chance For Truth, Thank You SCOTUS for EPA Ruling

The Prism of America’s Education with Host Karen Schoen – Is America becoming sane again? “Supreme Court Ruling Limiting EPA’s Power to Regulate Carbon Dioxide Emissions Is Good for the Nation,” Says The Heartland Institute. “The Supreme Court ruled definitively that EPA cannot subvert our democracy and assert restrictive powers that were never given to it by Congress. This is a huge win for our vibrant democracy.”

Tribute To Dr. Zelenko & American Heroes Everywhere

Tribute To Dr. Zelenko & American Heroes Everywhere

Energetic Health Radio with Dr. Henry Ealy – Dr. H pays tribute to Dr. Zev Zelenko, a fearless and faithful American Hero Patriot that has made his transition into the glory of God. Listen in as we talk about Heroes, saying ‘NO!’ to discrimination, and saying ‘YES!’ to fasting for people who no longer wish to be genetically modified…

War, Intelligence, Energy and Elections – a Discussion with Senator Bob Kasten

War, Intelligence, Energy and Elections – a Discussion with Senator Bob Kasten

The Other Side of the Story with Dr. Jay Lehr and Tom Harris – Should we stand up to Putin even if it means nuclear war? What is the proper role of NATO in Ukraine and the rest of Europe? Who will the Democrats select to be their 2024 presidential candidate? Who really pulls the strings in the Biden administration?  Former senator and congressman Robert Kasten, Jr., an aid to both Reagan and Trump…

Jan 6 Committee and Supreme Court Rulings Spotlight the American Divide on Viewpoint This Sunday

Jan 6 Committee and Supreme Court Rulings Spotlight the American Divide on Viewpoint This Sunday

Viewpoint This Sunday with Malcolm Out Loud – 64% think the January 6 attack on the Capitol was planned, reports a Quinnipiac poll. Lt. Col Tony Shaffer joins us as America marks the 246 year birth of our great nation. We’ll have an extended interview with Congressman Byron Donalds on the Supreme Court Ruling that Biden can end the ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy. And what are the Biggest Concerns to Americans coming into the Midterm Elections…

“If they mean to have war, let it begin here!”

“If they mean to have war, let it begin here!”

The Constitution Study with Host Paul Engel – When the British marched on Lexington, MA, they were met by the Massachusetts Militia. When the British commander ordered the militia to drop their weapons and disperse, the Militia commander, Captain John Parker, said these famous words. “Stand your ground. Don’t fire unless fired upon. But if they mean to have war, let it begin here!”

The Naaman Lesson

The Naaman Lesson

FAITH IS… with Pastor Rick Stevens – At some time in our lives, most of us will come face to face with a problem we cannot solve. It won’t matter how much power we have or how much money we can throw at the problem. We will discover that we are powerless. When you get to that place, remember God is powerful…

Civil Discourse In An Uncivil World

Civil Discourse In An Uncivil World

The Voice of a Nation with guest host Ilana Freedman – How can we communicate with people who disagree vehemently with our beliefs and refuse to talk about the issues? Well, Rabbi Jacobson, Chabad Rabbi in Des Moines, Iowa, has found a way to do just that, and in my conversation with him, I found out that there’s a lot we can…

Choosing Life Over Death

Choosing Life Over Death

After Dark with Hosts Rob & Andrew – It’s been barely a week since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and already many left-wing politicians are devising plans to keep children from being born. Celebrating life used to be the mantra of the left, but that is long gone. Even the idea of promoting the family institution is becoming a draconian…

America Out Loud 6 years

Celebrating 6 incredible years fighting to restore liberty and justice to our beloved America.

Your Source for Free Speech, Talk Radio, Podcasts, and News.

 

Here we take on the challenges of our generation so that we can preserve future generations. Please consider making a contribution in the fight for liberty!

iHeartRadio

The APPS are free; the mission is priceless!

Free APP
Healthycell

Podcast Networks

Apple Podcasts
Google Podcasts
Spotify
Pandora
Tunein
iHeart
Stitcher

Subscribe and Listen on Your Favorite APP

Our Columnists and Show Hosts

Truth For Health

Apple Podcasts

COVID Solution Summit

Apple Podcasts

Evacuating Americans & fully-vetted Afghan's at Risk - Help Us!

Apple Podcasts

Empowering and mentoring conservative trailblazers from Generation Z to win!

Apple Podcasts

Turning Point Action is Recruiting Precinct Chairs - Become a Grassroots Warrior Today!

Apple Podcasts

URGENT - KEEP NINE
Please join us to protect the Supreme Court:
Sign the Petition!

Apple Podcasts

The LATINO USA EXIT from the Democrat Party, click for details...

Apple Podcasts

Fighting corporate censorship and ensuring voter integrity...

Apple Podcasts

Support wounded and fallen police officers. The Wounded Blue.

Wounded Blue
Share via
Copy link