Continuing our study of Revelation chapter 11.
Revelation 11 Their bodies will lie in the street of the great city which is figuratively called Sodom and Egypt, where also their Lord was crucified.’
The great city is Jerusalem. This is where our Lord Jesus was crucified.
God does not have a short-sighted perspective of Jerusalem. He is painfully aware of His beloved city’s shortcomings and abject failures.
Matthew 23:37 ‘O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings.’
God’s beloved city has betrayed him. They have entered into the sins of Sodom and followed the idols of Egypt. And they have hosted the undeserving death of the righteous One.
And now the forces of the end-time beast have desecrated the outer courts of the Temple.
Luke 21:20 ‘When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you will know that its desolation is near.’
But yet God has an unfailing love for Jerusalem and His people.
The time is coming when the city will be cleansed once more.
Zechariah 13:1 ‘On that day a fountain will be opened to the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, to cleanse them from sin and impurity.
And a new heavenly Jerusalem is coming!
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- Revelation 16:1 Painful SoresAnd so we enter into a grim and melancholy chapter. There is little cheer to be found here. Those who have taken the mark of the beast, hoping to find some form of reward or relief, and having surrendered their soul to the worship of the beast in some shape or form, now find themselves reaping a bitter harvest of ugly and painful sores.
- Revelation 15:8 HolinessPlease click image and scroll down to see full picture. Once again, these precious verses remind us that God moves in heavenly righteousness. The seven angels are dressed in robes of perfect holiness and they carry the seven plagues that will purge and cleanse this corrupted world. The temple is filled with the glory of God as He brings perfect holiness and righteousness to bear down on this earth.
- Revelation 15:3 A Deeper UnderstandingPlease click image to reaf full post and scroll down. If you struggle with the horror of Revelation then you are certainly not alone. The absolute horror reflects the weight of sin that has corrupted man to the core. But as we embrace these sacred truths, they will bring us deeper, far deeper than ever before, into an understanding of the heart, into an understanding of the perfect holiness of God.
- Revelation 15:3 Moses and JesusPlease tap image to see full post The mention of both Moses and Jesus the Lamb in the same sentence strengthens the idea that Jesus will be the perfect Moses, who will deliver Israel, imprisoned or exiled by the antichrist and lead them victoriously back to Jerusalem.
- Revelation 15:1 Glass and FireThe bitterness of martyrdom gives way to eternal celebration. Their victory has always been dependent upon the strength that God provides and this is reflected in the harps given to them by God. And what a glorious celebration. The enemy has been defeated and the bowls of wrath will bring this evil age to a conclusion. The joy of eternity awaits!