Thoughts On Revelation (12)

Thoughts On Revelation (12) The seven churches in Asia Minor were the first to read John’s apocalyptic letter concerning things that would come to pass in the future. In addition to the message specific to each of those churches, John unfolded to them the glorious visions of heaven that had been given to him. He…

Thoughts On Revelation (11)

Thoughts On Revelation (11) In chapter five John recounts the second part of his magnificent vision of the throne room of heaven. He sees God seated on the throne with a scroll in His right hand. This scroll is sealed with seven seals. It is now the proper time to open the scroll, but no…

Thoughts On Revelation (10)

Thoughts On Revelation (10) Following the messages to the seven churches the Revelation takes a turn heavenward. It also takes a direction toward the future. John records it in these words found in chapter four, verse one. “After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which…

What’s New?

What’s New?   People are fascinated with new things. In the world of technology and electronic devices, new gadgets are on the market so quickly that the previous models are outdated before they have a chance to grow old. Most folks are excited to get a new car. They even talk about that new car…

Thoughts On Revelation (9)

Thoughts on Revelation (9) Our study in the Revelation now brings us to chapter five. John sees a scroll sealed with seven seals, and he hears the voice of a mighty angel asking a question. “Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?” John waits for the answer, but to his dismay,…

Thoughts on Revelation (8)

Thoughts on Revelation (8) Following the messages to the seven churches found in chapters two and three, we come to a turning point in chapter four. The voice which had spoken to John at the beginning speaks to him again saying. “Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after…

Thoughts on Revelation (7)

Thoughts on Revelation (7) The church at Laodicea held a mistaken view of itself. The people saw themselves as successful and in need of nothing. They were filled with pride. History tells us that they refused help from the Roman government following a devastating earthquake in that region. To this self-deluded church Jesus identifies Himself…

Thoughts On Revelation (6)

Thoughts on Revelation (6) Philadelphia is the sixth church mentioned in the Revelation, and its name is literally “brotherly love.” There is no mention of any condemnation or rebuke to this congregation. Could it be that is because they truly practiced loving one another? The importance of brotherly love is so emphasized in the Bible…

Thoughts On Revelation (5)

Thoughts on Revelation (5) The first six verses of chapter three are addressed to the church in Sardis. It is the fifth in our study of the letters to the seven churches to which John writes. The letter is short but not so sweet. Jesus says, “I know your reputation as a live and active…

Thoughts on Revelation (4)

Thoughts On Revelation (4) Two of the churches Jesus addresses are similar in several ways. Pergamos and Thyatira were infiltrated by false teaching and immorality. Jesus tells the believers in Pergamos that they dwell in the midst of Satan’s throne. That description is striking and relative to their city. It was said that Pergamos was…