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“Two Special Witnesses”
August 11, 2013
Pastor Roger Ball
Are you ready? God uses ordinary people in SPECIAL ways. Are you ready? God wants to use you. Age is not a factor. Can you identify the BIG SIX things you must know to prepare yourself for God to use you in a special way? The BIG SIX are necessary. Can you list them now? What are they?
Would you list some names of people God has used in special ways?
To be used by God … never forget the BIG SIX …
Lesson #1 – Special assignments ________.
Revelation 11:3 – And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for twelve hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.”
Revelation 11:4 – These are the two olive trees and the two lamp stands that stand before the Lord of the earth.
Lesson #2 – Special __
____ and ______.
Revelation 11:5 – And if anyone wants to harm them, fire flows out of their mouth and devours their enemies; so if anyone wants to harm them, he must be killed in this way.
Revelation 11:6 – These have the power to shut up the sky, so that rain will not fall during the days of their prophesying; and they have power over the waters to turn them into blood, and to strike the earth with every plague, as often as they desire.
Lesson #3 – Keep your __
____ on _____ not ____.
Revelation 11:3 – And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for twelve hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.”Revelation 11:6 – These have the power to shut up the sky, so that rain will not fall during the days of their prophesying; and they have power over the waters to turn them into blood, and to strike the earth with every plague, as often as they desire.
Lesson #4 – Be warned: Special assignments __
____________.
Revelation 11:7 – When they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up out of the abyss will make war with them, and overcome them and kill them.
Revelation 11:8 – And their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which mystically is called Sodom and Egypt, where also their Lord was crucified.
Revelation 11:9 – Those from the peoples and tribes and tongues and nations will look at their dead bodies for three and a half days, and will not permit their dead bodies to be laid in a tomb.
Revelation 11:10 – And those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them and celebrate; and they will send gifts to one another, because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth.
Lesson #5 – When defeated expect God to work __
__________.
Revelation 11:11 – But after the three and a half days, the breath of life from God came into them, and they stood on their feet; and great fear fell upon those who were watching them.
Revelation 11:12 – And they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, “Come up here.” Then they went up into heaven in the cloud, and their enemies watched them.
Lesson #6 – __
____________.
Revelation 11:13 – And in that hour there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell; seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the rest were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven.

Pastor Roger Ball

Roger is our Senior Pastor. He began attending FBC in August 1983 as an associate pastor and became Senior Pastor in November 1990. In addition to his pastoral duties at FBC, Roger also teaches in the various Masters’ and Doctoral classes at Phoenix Seminary and has served as Director of Mentoring at Phoenix Seminary. Local, national and international ministry for Roger has included school boards, compassion ministries, para-church work, conference speaking and Bible teaching. In the last couple of decades many men and women were launched into full-time ministry by FBC-Tempe through various training programs called Pastor-in-Training, Leader-in-Training and Missionary-in-Training. Any willing person can serve God. See our Mentoring Leaders web page. Roger and his wife, Dianna, have two daughters, Sharon and Sharmon. Roger is an Arizona native and enjoys carpentry, fishing and dreaming.

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