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No More Sea (2/2)

24 Jan 2022, by

A Sermon Preached By Walter Brooke On Lord’s Day Evening, May 5th, 1907

“And there was no more sea.”—Revelation 21:1

In any remarks I made this morning respecting the conflicting opinions of men, I did not for one moment cast any uncharitable reflections upon honest efforts to obtain a clue to the exposition of those wonderful symbols given in the book of the Revelation as regards the Church’s passage through her state of trial and toil to her eventual triumph in her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. It would be very unbecoming of me to do so.

But I do say this, that it needs much heavenly wisdom and divine understanding to come to conclusions as it regards the times that are therein mentioned. You will notice the 18th verse of the 13th chapter which I have already read in your hearing. “Here,” saith the inspired penman, “is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast.”

My judgment leans to a careful historical exposition of this book. That means very great labour in fixing a judgment, but I believe it is the only safe line of interpretation to proceed upon,—a careful investigation of the Church’s history from the days of the apostles till the present.

But, however, I am not to deal so much with the general line of things, as I said this morning, as to proceed to open a little, as God may enable, the symbol in my text. Evidently this chapter and the one following speak of the ultimate, victorious, glorified condition of the…

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No More Sea (1/2)

19 Oct 2021, by

A Sermon Preached By Walter Brooke On Lord’s Day Morning, May 5th, 1907

“And there was no more sea.”—Revelation 21:1

I always feel an increased need to ask for special wisdom whenever I approach this book of the Revelation to use it as the basis of spiritual meditation. And I suppose we have been not a little perplexed by the conflicting representations that we have heard in our day and generation of its meaning, and of the various modes of interpretation men have used in reference to fixing the times therein spoken of. Many mistakes have been made, many miscalculations; and those of the Lord’s living family who have a real respect for the divine oracles say, “It is too perplexing a theme for us, and consequently we prefer to keep to the more beaten tracks of holy Scripture, and seek to gain what we can for our precious, immortal souls, resting in this fact, that if we are right with the Lord Jesus, if He has softened our hearts by His love and an application of His atonement, and given us to rest in His divine keeping, whatever God does in His Church, and whatever time He uses to perform and carry out the things described here, we shall be found right with Him; that is the main thing. I have been glad to settle there many times, and concerning all the conflicting representations of men, I have sometimes found…

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