Saturday Thought

Core Statement Please either listen to the audio clip above or read the notes below or both at the same time! I woke up this morning, writing in my mind a core message for this website and this is the message that I wrote: We are fast approaching the greatest Christian revival the world hasContinue reading “Saturday Thought”

Sardis 4

This is a series of posts on the letters of Jesus to the seven churches in Revelation 2&3. This is my third post on the church of Sardis. To see all my previous posts on these two chapters, please look down at the end for a full list. Please either listen to the audio clipContinue reading “Sardis 4”

Sardis 3

This is a series of posts on the letters of Jesus to the seven churches in Revelation 2&3. This is my third post on the church of Sardis. To see all my previous posts on these two chapters, please look down at the end for a full list. Please either listen to the audio clipContinue reading “Sardis 3”

Sardis 2

This is a series of posts on the letters of Jesus to the seven churches in Revelation 2&3. This is my second post on the church of Sardis. To see all my previous posts on these two chapters, please look down at the end for a full list. Please either listen to the audio clipContinue reading “Sardis 2”

Sardis 1

This is part of my study into Revelation 2&3. ~This is my first post on Sardis. Please either listen to the audio track above or read the notes below or both at the same time! Revelation 3:1  “To the angel of the church in Sardis write:” The church in Sardis, one of the seven churchesContinue reading “Sardis 1”

Thyatira 5

Hi, we are studying Jesus’ letters to the seven churches in Revelation 2&3 and this is my fifth post on the church of Thyatira. Please either listen to the audio clip above or read the notes below or both at the same time! Revelation 2:6  ‘To him who overcomes and does my will to theContinue reading “Thyatira 5”

Sunday Review 10

Hi, and welcome to this Sunday Review. This past week I have been writing on Revelation 2 and will continue to do so this week coming. I have also worked out how to use Blurb software and I hope to produce my short e-books very soon! Back in the day, when I was a youngContinue reading “Sunday Review 10”

Thyatira 3

Hi, this is a study into Jesus’ letters to the seven churches in Revelation 2&3.. We are studying the church of Thyatira at the moment. Please either listen to the audio above or read the notes below or both at the same time1 Revelation 2:24  ‘Now I say to the rest of you in Thyatira,Continue reading “Thyatira 3”

Thyatira 2

This is a series of posts on Revelation 2&3 and we are studying Jesus’ letter to the church in Thyatira. Please either listen to the audio above or read the notes below or both at the same time. Revelation 2:20  ‘Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself aContinue reading “Thyatira 2”

Pergamum part d

Sorry, my posts are slightly out of order! This is the seventh post in a short series on Revelation 2&3 which are the letters of Jesus to the seven churches. We continue with the church of Pergamum. Please either listen to the audio clip above or read the notes below or both at the sameContinue reading “Pergamum part d”

R2 Thyatira

Hi, we are studying Revelation 2&3, the letters of Jesus to the seven churches and we have arrived at the church in Thyatira. To go to the beginning, to the first of my posts on the church in Ephesus then please click here. Please either listen to the audio clip above or read the notesContinue reading “R2 Thyatira”

The Single Pearl

Revelation 21:21 ‘The twelve gates were made of twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The pearl represents virginal purity and Jesus is the gate: John 10:9 ‘I am the gate, whoever enters through me will be saved.’ The single pearl denotes that Jesus is the only way, the only gate through whichContinue reading “The Single Pearl”

Sunday Review 9

Hi and welcome to my Sunday Review. Thank you, as ever, for all your support, I really do appreciate it! Last week I started writing about Revelation chapters two and three, focusing on a futurist interpretation. One of the great commentators of our day is Nelson Walters, who runs a YouTube channel, and he hasContinue reading “Sunday Review 9”

Pergamum part c

Hi, this is the sixth in a short series on Revelation 2&3. To see my previous posts, please at the end of this post. Please either listen to the audio clip above or read the notes below or both at the same time! Revelation 2:17   ‘He who has an ear, let him hear whatContinue reading “Pergamum part c”

Revelation 2 Pergamum part b

Hi, this is the fifth post in a short series on Revelation chapter two and three. To get to the first post in the series, please click here. Please either listen to the audio clip above or read the notes below or both at the same time! We carry on this morning with our studyContinue reading “Revelation 2 Pergamum part b”

Revelation 2 Pergamum

Hi, this is the fourth in a short series on Revelation two and three. Please either listen to the audio clip above or read the notes below or both at the same time! The third church that Jesus writes to is the church in Pergamum which is to be found in the modern state ofContinue reading “Revelation 2 Pergamum”

Revelation 2 Smyrna part b

In Revelation chapter two, Jesus addresses the church in Ephesus. He now turns his attention to the church in Smyrna, the city of myrrh, the incense used for burial. Please either listen to the audio clip above or read the notes below or both at the same time! I apologize in advance if this postContinue reading “Revelation 2 Smyrna part b”

Revelation 2 Smyrna part a

In Revelation chapter two, Jesus addresses the church in Ephesus. He now turns his attention to the church in Smyrna, the city of myrrh, the incense used for burial. Please either listen to the audio above or read the notes below or both at the same time! Revelation 2:9   ‘I know your afflictions and yourContinue reading “Revelation 2 Smyrna part a”

Sunday Review 8

Hi, yesterday I finished my series of posts exploring Matthew 24, the Olivet Discourse, from the point of view that these precious verses form a lighthouse of warnings and encouragements for all generations but especially for the end-time generation. However, certain theological positions seek to dilute or even evade these sound warnings. If you missedContinue reading “Sunday Review 8”

Revelation 2 Ephesus

This is the first post in a short series exploring Revelation chapter two and three. Please either listen to the audio clip above or read the notes below or both at the same time! Revelation 2:1 ‘To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: In Revelation 2, Jesus is speaking to the church inContinue reading “Revelation 2 Ephesus”

Sunday Review 7

Hi and welcome to this Sunday Review. The week just gone, I carried on with my study on the identity of the rider on the white horse in Revelation 6:1. To get to the first post in this study please click here and to skip to the conclusion please click here. This week coming IContinue reading “Sunday Review 7”

Highly Recommended!

This video was made some three years ago but it remains as poignant and as relevant today as it did then. It features a member of the underground church in the Middle East who gives two dramatic accounts, first in Iran and then Kurdistan, of the miraculous appearance of ‘the man in white,’ clothed inContinue reading “Highly Recommended!”

Awesome Thunder!

Revelation 4:5 ‘From the throne came flashes of lightening, rumblings and peals of thunder’. This Old Testament style of description adds to the drama of the moment and speaks of the awesome power and glory of the presence of God. Exodus 19:16 records: ‘On the morning of the third day there was thunder and lightning,Continue reading “Awesome Thunder!”

Turning Off The Fire-Alarm 6

This is the last post in a short series. To go the beginning, to the first post, please click here. Please either listen to the short audio clip above or read the notes below or both at the same time! Jesus warns us, in Matthew 24, that there will be an end-time period of tribulation.Continue reading “Turning Off The Fire-Alarm 6”

Turning Off The Fire-Alarm 5

Head in the Sand Escapism This is the fifth post in a short series. To go to the beginning, from the first post, please click here. Please either listen to the short video clip above or read the notes below or both at the same time! Jesus warns us, in Matthew 24, that there willContinue reading “Turning Off The Fire-Alarm 5”

Turning Off The Fire-Alarm 4

Symbolism and Metaphor This is the fourth in a series of posts. To go to the first post in the series, please click here. Please either listen to the audio clip above or read the notes below or both at the same time. Jesus warns us, in Matthew 24, that there will be an end-timeContinue reading “Turning Off The Fire-Alarm 4”

Turning Off The Fire-Alarm 3

This is a seven part series on the subject of Matthew 24, the Olivet Discourse, that Jesus gave on the Mount of Olives, shortly before Gethsemane. Please either listen to the audio clip above or read the notes below or both at the same time! This is the third post in this series. To goContinue reading “Turning Off The Fire-Alarm 3”

Turning Off The Fire-Alarm 2

This is a seven part series on the subject of Matthew 24, the Olivet Discourse, that Jesus gave on the Mount of Olives, shortly before Gethsemane. To begin at the first post in this series, please click here. Please either listen to the audio clip above or read the notes below or both at theContinue reading “Turning Off The Fire-Alarm 2”

Turning Off The Fire-Alarm 1

This is a seven part series on the subject of Matthew 24, the Olivet Discourse, that Jesus gave on the Mount of Olives, shortly before Gethsemane. Please either read my notes below or listen to the audio clip above or both at the same time! Let me begin with a short story: ‘I heard ofContinue reading “Turning Off The Fire-Alarm 1”

Even To The Point Of Death

Please either listen to the audio clip above or read the notes below or both at the same time. We were praying and fasting this week for Afghanistan and in our prayer meeting I saw, in my mind’s eye, that Jesus was standing before a blackboard with a piece of chalk. And Jesus was sayingContinue reading “Even To The Point Of Death”

Rider on the White Horse conclusion

We have been studying the rider on the white horse in Revelation 6 and trying to discern his true identity. Please either listen to the audio clip above or read the notes below or both at the same time. The Book of Revelation contains the description of two riders on white horses. Revelation 6:1 IContinue reading “Rider on the White Horse conclusion”

Sunday Review 6

Welcome to this Sunday Review. Last week I focused on the identity of the rider of the white horse in Revelation 6:1. The links are below. I have two more posts on this subject which I will put up this week and I will probably bring it all together in one long post too. YesterdayContinue reading “Sunday Review 6”

Recommended!

The Feasts of the Lord, his appointed times and holy assemblies are faithfully recorded in scripture. Leviticus 23:4 ‘These are the Lord’s appointed feasts, the sacred assemblies you are to proclaim at their appointed times.’ We have just celebrated Yom Teruah, the Feast of Trumpets, with its festive feasts and sounding of shofars, followed byContinue reading “Recommended!”

Rider on the White Horse 7

Revelation 6:1   ‘I watched as the Lamb opened the first of the seven seals. Then I heard one of the four living creatures say in a voice like thunder, ‘Come!’ I looked and there before me was a white horse. Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode outContinue reading “Rider on the White Horse 7”

Rider of the White Horse part 6

Revelation 6:1   ‘I watched as the Lamb opened the first of the seven seals. Then I heard one of the four living creatures say in a voice like thunder, ‘Come!’ I looked and there before me was a white horse. Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode outContinue reading “Rider of the White Horse part 6”

Rider on the White Horse 5

Revelation 6:1   ‘I watched as the Lamb opened the first of the seven seals. Then I heard one of the four living creatures say in a voice like thunder, ‘Come!’ I looked and there before me was a white horse. Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode outContinue reading “Rider on the White Horse 5”

Rider on a White Horse 4

Revelation 6:1   ‘I watched as the Lamb opened the first of the seven seals. Then I heard one of the four living creatures say in a voice like thunder, ‘Come!’ I looked and there before me was a white horse. Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode outContinue reading “Rider on a White Horse 4”

Rider on the White Horse 2

Welcome to the second post of this seven post series exploring the identity of the rider of the white horse in Revelation 6:1. Revelation 6:1   ‘I watched as the Lamb opened the first of the seven seals. Then I heard one of the four living creatures say in a voice like thunder, ‘Come!’ I lookedContinue reading “Rider on the White Horse 2”

Rider on the White Horse 1

Welcome to this seven part study into the identity of the rider of the white horse in Revelation 6. Please either listen to the three minute audio clip below or read the notes or both at the same time! Revelation 6:1   ‘I watched as the Lamb opened the first of the seven seals. Then IContinue reading “Rider on the White Horse 1”

Sunday Review 5

Hi and welcome to this Sunday Review. As I write this, encouraging words are coming out of Afghanistan of the fearless work of Christian evangelists risking their very lives and sharing the gospel. At the same time, the youth of Afghanistan are disillusioned and disgusted with the behaviour of the Taliban. This gives a wonderfulContinue reading “Sunday Review 5”

Nehemiah’s Gate conclusion

We have explored the names of Nehemiah’s 10 Gates, that were built to fortify Jerusalem after the Babylonians conquest. We have seen how they describe the gospel of Jesus. It is wonderful to see that the gospel is embroidered into the very fabric of scripture. Please either listen to the short audio text above orContinue reading “Nehemiah’s Gate conclusion”

Sunday Review 4

Hi and welcome to my fourth Sunday review where I list my posts over the last week and discuss my coming posts. This week has been taken up with events in Afghanistan. We have all been going through the whole gamut of emotions. Above all, we find ourselves drawn to prayer. In the midst ofContinue reading “Sunday Review 4”

Nehemiah’s Gates 5

The rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem by Nehemiah was birthed in tears and prayers and fasting. Nehemiah 1:3a ‘The wall of Jerusalem is broken down and its gates have been burned with fire. When I heard these things I sat down and wept. for some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before theContinue reading “Nehemiah’s Gates 5”

Nehemiah’s Gates 3

Thanks to those who helpfully commented on compatibility issues. WordPress tell me it may be the theme I am using which is not compatible with Explorer 10 or earlier. I will look at changing the theme. One dear friend commented that my more abstract artworks always look as if they have compatibility issues. I foundContinue reading “Nehemiah’s Gates 3”

Sunday Review 3

Hi and welcome to this Sunday Review, dated 22/08/2021. Last week, I continued to focus on my series ‘The Martyrdom of Stephen‘ which explored the idea that Acts 6-7 is a foreshadow of the end-time tribulation which is approaching soon. Hopefully I was able to express the golden essence of the closeness of God toContinue reading “Sunday Review 3”

The Martyrdom of Stephen 9

This is the ninth and last in a series of short posts on the martyrdom of Stephen, described in Acts 6-7, exploring if this is a foreshadow of the end-time tribulations. To start at the beginning, at the first post, please click here Either listen to the short audio clip above or read the notesContinue reading “The Martyrdom of Stephen 9”

The Martyrdom of Stephen 8

This is the eighth in a series of nine short posts on the martyrdom of Stephen, described in Acts 6-7, exploring if this was a foreshadow of the end-time tribulations that are coming. To start at the beginning of the series, at the first post, then please click here. Please either listen to the shortContinue reading “The Martyrdom of Stephen 8”

Another Prayer For Afghanistan

I always feel rather a fraud, glibly writing about a people who face such trials whilst I live in the relatively comfortable Western Europe. This prayer comes from my heart though. There is a beautiful verse in Revelation 2 where Jesus addresses the church of Smyrna who are facing persecution. Revelation 2:10 ‘Do not beContinue reading “Another Prayer For Afghanistan”

Please Pray For Afghanistan

Please pray for Afghanistan. Please pray that the hearts of the people will be strengthened and encouraged. Pray that the cruelty of the Taliban will only serve to draw the hearts of the people to the loving arms of the Prince of Peace. Pray for an outpouring of the Spirit, for miraculous signs and wonders,Continue reading “Please Pray For Afghanistan”

Revelation intro 2

This is a short series looking at the first few verses of Revelation. To go to the beginning, to Revelation intro 1, please click here. Revelation 1:1   ‘He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John who testifies to everything he saw, that is, the word of God and the testimony ofContinue reading “Revelation intro 2”