The lesson on December 4, 2016 was part 45 of "The Apocalypse" study. This is the last lesson in this study. Wayne reviews what was covered in the previous lesson, where we learned how mans soul perishes with his body upon death. Scripture tells us that man is like the animals in how they die and return to dust. This is true without the hope of the Jesus Christ and the resurrection. We have learned about the first and second resurrection of the tribulation and how these are particular to Israel. We learn in this lesson of the unique calling we have in this age specifies where we will be after our recurrection, which is different than that of Israel, which is know as His people. They have a special relationship with New Jerusalem which is the mother of them all (as Paul declared in his first ministry). The scripture reading was from Revelation 22:16-21 KJV
"16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. 17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. 18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: 19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. 20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. 21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen."