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You Asked For It 2023 - Week 2

SPEAKER: Pastor Charlie Riley
November 4, 2023

Week 2
November 11, 2023

1. How does that war in Israel affect the end times?
The Timepiece for The Earth is Israel

Maps for Reference: Holman Bible Atlas and Zondervan Atlas of the Bible

Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, (MODERN DAY TURKEY) and prophesy against him, and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal.
Ezekiel 38:1-3

I will turn you around, put hooks into your jaws, and lead you out, with all your army, horses, and horsemen, all splendidly clothed, a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords.
Ezekiel 38:4

Persia (Iran), Ethiopia, and Libya are with them, all of them with shield and helmet; Gomer and all its troops; the house of Togarmah from the far north and all its troops—many people are with you.
Ezekiel 38:5-6

Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Son of man, set your face toward Sidon (Lebanon), and prophesy against her, and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God:
Ezekiel 28:20

Nations That Will Be Judged At Christ’s Return
1. Lebanon – Ezekiel 28:20-24
2. Egypt – Ezekiel 29:2-3; Isaiah 19:1
3. Sudan, Libya, Turkey and Arabia – Ezekiel 30:5
4. Syria and Iraq – Ezekiel 32:22-23
5. Iran (Elam- Current Iran and Parts of Afghanistan) – Ezekiel 32:24
6. Turkey and the Turkic Nations South of Russia – Ezekiel 32:26-27
7. Babylon – Isaiah 13:1
8. Assyria and the Philistines (Palestinians) – Isaiah 14:25
9. Moab (Children of Lot; Currently Jordan) – Isaiah 15:1
10. Damascus – Isaiah 17:1
11. Babylon (Iraq and Arabia)  and Edom (Arabia) – Isaiah 21:9
12. Tyre (Lebanon) – Isaiah 23:1

2. We have noticed for some time now that in the video before service you appear to be growing a beard, but before Saturday evening service it’s gone and you are clean shaving. Just wondering why. It would be a good look for you.

3. During the message of Galatians chapter 3 you briefly mentioned angels were the mediators of the old covenant. Could you go into more detail? Thanks.

What purpose then does the law serve? It was added because of transgressions, till the Seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was appointed through angels (Messengers – ἀγγέλων) by the hand of a mediator. Now a mediator does not mediate for one only, but God is one.
Galatians 3:19-20

Moses Was The Mediator of the Old Covenant
Jesus Is The Mediator of the New Covenant

4. Can anyone commit a sin so many times that God abandons them? I have been wrestling with pornography for a long time and feel like God’s wrath is upon me. How can I plead the blood of Jesus and then act so vile, wicked person?

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them.
Romans 1:18

Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.
Romans 1:24-27

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.
Romans 5:8-9

And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.
Revelation 12:11

5. Where does the Bible stand on cremation?


“Obviously any buried body will eventually decompose (Ecclesiastes 12:7). So cremation isn’t a strange or wrong practice – it merely accelerates the natural process of oxidation. The believer will one day receive a new body (1 Corinthians 15:42-49; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Job 19:25-26), thus the state of what remains of the old body is unimportant.”
John MacArthur

6. When God says he loves me does that mean he’s saved me from hell or that He will be with me in Hell?

When God Says He Loves You,
He Loves You Because You Are His Creation Made In His Image

He Saves Us From Hell Because Hell Was Not Created For Us

“Then He will also say to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels:
Matthew 25:41

Are You Saved?
If You Are Saved, Then You Are Not Going To Hell!