The Church in the Desert

Preacher Rev Lourens Nel
30. Jan. 2022

Bible Text: Revelation 12: 1-17 | Preacher: Rev Lourens Nel | We read in Revelation 12: 15: “The serpent poured water like a river out of his mouth after the woman, to sweep her away with a flood.” The attack is from the devil against the woman, God’s Church, His building, and the devil want to destroy us. Although the Church is threatened in a secular and sceptical society, we know and trust that no temptation of the world and Satan will take us from God’s hand. Christ has conquered death. Our foundation is strong! Look back and see how the Lord preserved His Church through the centuries. The Spirit and Word strengthen us in faith. In Jesus, we find rest and peace. Not even the streams, pleasures, and temptations of this world and Satan can harm the Church. In God’s providence, He will provide and sustain His Church. We read in Rev. 12 verse 16: “But the earth helped the woman by opening its mouth and swallowing the river that the dragon had spewed out of his mouth.’’