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A Journey Through the New Testament Letters

Johnny Hawkins

Johnny Hawkins

My name is Johnny Hawkins, and my wife is Jennifer. We have five kids: Hayden (20), Haley (17), Ellie (12), JohnScott (11), and Cambelle (9). I was born in Corpus Christi and have lived in Texas my whole life. I am a garage sale junkie, and my dream job would be as a "picker." I enjoy repurposing things and seeing the potential in something that is doomed for the trash heap . . . hmmm, sounds like the gospel to me; the way God has rescued me and continues to repurpose me for His Kingdom instead of the trash heap I was destined for.

November 26, 2014

PARTY DESTINATION OR PARTY DEVASTATION

Revelation 18:11-19
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Revelation 18:11-19

11 And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn for her, since no one buys their cargo anymore, 12 cargo of gold, silver, jewels, pearls, fine linen, purple cloth, silk, scarlet cloth, all kinds of scented wood, all kinds of articles of ivory, all kinds of articles of costly wood, bronze, iron and marble, 13 cinnamon, spice, incense, myrrh, frankincense, wine, oil, fine flour, wheat, cattle and sheep, horses and chariots, and slaves, that is, human souls. [1]

14 “The fruit for which your soul longed
has gone from you,
and all your delicacies and your splendors
are lost to you,
never to be found again!”

15 The merchants of these wares, who gained wealth from her, will stand far off, in fear of her torment, weeping and mourning aloud,

16 “Alas, alas, for the great city
that was clothed in fine linen,
in purple and scarlet,
adorned with gold,
with jewels, and with pearls!
17 For in a single hour all this wealth has been laid waste.”

And all shipmasters and seafaring men, sailors and all whose trade is on the sea, stood far off 18 and cried out as they saw the smoke of her burning,

“What city was like the great city?”

19 And they threw dust on their heads as they wept and mourned, crying out,

“Alas, alas, for the great city
where all who had ships at sea
grew rich by her wealth!
For in a single hour she has been laid waste. (ESV)

Footnotes

[1] 18:13 Or and slaves, and human lives

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