Continuing our study of Revelation 12.
Revelation 12:10 ‘Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ.”
From a futurist point of view, I would argue that the culmination of all things is at hand. The enemy has been thrown to the earth and this is a real game-changer. He has strutted his stuff, puffed up with arrogance, and God has sovereignly allowed him to do so, but his end draws near.
God is exerting His authority with all majesty.
Revelation 12:10a ‘For the accuser of our brothers, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down.’
Accusation is one of the major strategies the enemy has used, to keep the brethren penned in and defeated.
We should be walking in grace, freedom and responsibility.
Galatians 5:1 ‘It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.’
But yet the enemy heaps accusations, one upon another, to spoil our fellowship with our Saviour and with one another. His accusations weigh us down in self-condemnation.
When the enemy has been thrown to the earth, he will no longer be able to exert such an influence on us from his lair in the kingdom of the air.
Ephesians 2:1 ‘As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.
One can argue that the church will be released into a new lease of life, free from the shadow of the enemy and free to become who we are meant to be. These will be exciting days!
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!