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Mountain Sinai v.s. Mount Zion Part 3

Hebrews 12:18-24

July 25, 2021 • Pastor Peter Kim

**Heb 12:22 (ESV)** 22 But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, **and to innumerable angels in festal gathering,** **Heb 12:22 (NIV)** But you have come to Mount Zion, to the heavenly Jerusalem, the city of the living God. You have come to thousands upon **thousands of angels in joyful assembly,** **John 10:10** "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. **1. Who will be at this party? (What is the guest list)** **Col 2:18** 18 Let no one keep defrauding you of your prize by delighting in self-abasement and the worship of the angels, taking his stand on visions he has seen, inflated without cause by his fleshly mind, **Rev 5:11-14** 11 Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne and the living creatures and the elders; and **the number of them was myriads of myriads, and thousands of thousands,** 12 saying with a loud voice, **"Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing."** 13 And every created thing which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all things in them, I heard saying, **"To Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be blessing and honor and glory and dominion forever and ever." 14 And the four living creatures kept saying, "Amen." And the elders fell down and worshiped.** **Matt 13:44-46** 44 "The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and hid again; and from joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. 45 "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking fine pearls, 46 and upon finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it. **John 15:11** 11 "These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full. **Heb 11:15-16** And indeed if they had been thinking of that country from which they went out, they would have had opportunity to return. 16 But as it is, they **desire a better country,** that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; for He has prepared a city for them. **John 4:21-23** 21 Jesus said to her, "Woman, believe Me, an hour is coming when neither in this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. 22 "You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. 23 "But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. **Col 1:18** 18 He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything. **Rev 7:9-10** After these things I looked, and behold, a **great multitude which no one could count, from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, and palm branches were in their hands;** 10 and they cry out with a loud voice, saying, "Salvation to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb." **Heb 12:2** 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. **2. For what cause are we celebrating?** **1 Cor 13:9-12** 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part; 10 but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away. 11 When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. 12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known. **Col 3:3-4** 3 For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 When **Christ, who is our life, is revealed,** then you also will be revealed with Him in glory. **Luke 10:17-20** 17 The seventy returned with joy, saying, "Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name." 18 And He said to them, "I was watching Satan fall from heaven like lightning. 19 "Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you. 20 "Nevertheless **do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are recorded in heaven."** **Luke 15:7** 7 "I tell you that in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance. **Luke 15:10** 10 "In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents." **Luke 15:21-24** 21 "And the son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.' 22 "But the father said to his slaves, 'Quickly bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet; 23 and bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let us eat and celebrate; 24 for this son of mine was dead and has come to life again; he was lost and has been found.' And they began to celebrate. **Isa 25:6-8** 6 The **Lord of hosts will prepare a lavish banquet** for all peoples on this mountain; A banquet of aged wine, choice pieces with marrow, And refined, aged wine. 7 And on this mountain He will **swallow up the covering which is over all peoples, Even the veil which is stretched over all nations.** 8 He will **swallow up death for all time,** And the Lord God will **wipe tears away from all faces,** And **He will remove the reproach of His people from all the earth; For the Lord has spoken.**

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