God’s people are easily identified
1) Ex. 11:7 – READ
2) There was a “distinction” between God’s people (the saved) and the Egyptians (the lost).
3) Let’s study the distinction between Christians and non-Christians from the book of Revelation.
4) Rev. 1:3– READ
a) Saved people want to “hear” the Bible and “read the Bible.”
b) Unsaved people often have little interest in Scripture or their interest is not all that deep.
5) Verse 10 in this chapter– READ
a) On the “Lord’s Day” (this seems to be Sunday), John was “in the spirit.”
b) When it comes to the unsaved, they might be in many places when Sunday comes.
6) Rev. 2:2 – READ
a) Unsaved people often have very little interest in correct doctrine.
b) The saved are concerned about doctrine. Saved people do not want or accept false doctrine.
c) Verse 3 – READ
d) Verse 19 in this chapter also helps distinguish between Christians and the unsaved – READ
7) In addition to works, love, faith, ministry, and patience, Rev. 2:19 reveals a desire to improve.
a) Rev. 3:4 – READ Saved people want to “walk with Christ and wear white.”
8) Saved people (looking now at Rev. 3:16) are distinct from the unsaved because they refuse to be lukewarm.
9) Skipping Rev. 4, let’s find Rev. 5 and the 8th & 9th verses. Here John says God’s people pray.
10) Rev. 7:14 – READ
11) Rev. 7:13 describes the saved throughout the Christian era as “clothed in white.”
12) Revelation 7:15 – the saved and lost serving God day and night.
a) Rev. 9:20-21. The saved are people who willing to repent and actually do so; John said the unsaved do not repent.
b) The idea that Christians and non-Christians are basically the same is completely wrong.
13) When a person truly repents and become a Christian, he or she has a new attitude towards the Bible.
14) Rev. 10:9 – READ
15) In Rev. 11 we read about a measuring stick; this image seems to say God “measures” (examines) people.
a) At the present time the idea of God “measuring” (evaluating each one).
b) As the unsaved are measured they fail, flunk, and they are part of the reject pile
16) Rev. 11:6 tells us those who are measured and acceptable to God have access to God; their prayers can be answered.
17) Saved people can pray and accomplish great and powerful things through their appeals to God.
18) Those outside of Christ have no positive reward, but the righteous do (Rev. 11:18).
19) Rev. 12:10 speaks of the saved being accused day & night by Satan.
20) Rev. 13:3 tells us the unsaved are the majority; John spoke of the “whole world” following evil.
21) The book of life (Rev. 13:8).
22) The saved are in this book because they reject things like false / unauthorized worship (Rev. 13:15).
23) The saved seek God’s righteousness to the point where God describes them as virgins (Rev. 14:4).
24) Saved people seek to tell the truth instead of tell lies (Rev. 14:5).
25) Because of how God’s people live, they get to “rest” after death (Rev. 14:13); the unsaved do not.
26) Rev. 16:11 – men who “curse God.”
27) The unsaved are so far removed from Christians they are compared to a naked person Rev. 16:15.
28) In Rev. 17:4 the unsaved are pictured as wearing purple, gold, and decked out with things like pearls.
29) Some of the best dressed people in human history will spend eternity in hell.
30) Sexual sin (Rev. 18:3) is the way of the unsaved; God’s people stay away from it to keep their robes white.
31) Saved people know and believe God reigns over the world (Rev. 19:6); God is in charge of our world.
32) The unsaved are willing to be “deceived” about spiritual things (Rev. 20:3); the righteous are observant.
33) Saved people participate in the “first resurrection” (baptism), Rev. 20:6; the unsaved do not.
34) Unsaved people participate in things like sorcery, witchcraft, idolatry (Rev. 21:8); the saved do not.
35) The righteous do not try to alter some part of God’s message (Rev. 22:18-19); the unsaved do.