Hi, and welcome to this quick Sunday Review. Thank you, as ever, for all your support and encouragement.
I was heartened to hear of two groups nearby who have started teaching Revelation and they are doing a very good job of it too.
Many have deep-seated fears about The Book of Revelation. They consider it to be too complicated, too divisive and way too wierd. And this fear or concern is understandable. The Church, over the years, has made a pretty bad job of understanding it. Way too many eccentric intellectuals, brandishing charts and time-tables, have muddied the path.
Revelation has seemed, at times, to be like a spaghetti-hoop soup with dark-monsters lurking within.
But there seems to be a timely change. Many are now re-discovering this magnificent book, and finding the glory within.
I have no doubt that the enemy hates both Revelation and Daniel. Both books describe his demise so clearly.
But the truth will prevail!
Thank you for reading this.
- 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!