Jesus Christ – the "First Begotten" of All Things

early sunrise

“… and the first begotten of the dead…” (Revelation 1:5) Jesus Christ is the “first begotten” in all things good and of importance to almighty God, and ultimately to us. Jesus is first and above all – he is preeminent meaning “Superior to or notable above all others; outstanding.” The heavenly Father has determined that … Read more

In Jesus’ Kingdom We Can Reign as Kings Over Sin!

A King’s Castle

“And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.” (Revelations 1:6) As already stated earlier, Jesus is the “King of kings and Lord of lords.” In fact, Jesus is not only King, but also the only High Priest accepted by God … Read more

Jesus Has Already Come Many Times "in the Clouds"

Sun Shining Through Dark Clouds

“Behold, he cometh with clouds…” (Revelations 1:7) Jesus will return again “in the clouds” on the final day, but Jesus has also already come “in the clouds” spiritually a number of times… and he will continue to come that way as long as there is a “cloud of witnesses” for him to come in. (Note: … Read more

Jesus Will Come Again "In the Clouds"

lightning

“Behold, he cometh with clouds…” (Revelations 1:7) In James 4:14 it states: “For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.” A single vapor is insignificant and hardly noticed. But when many warm, moist vapors gather together and there is a stark contrast between … Read more

Jesus the Beginning and the End of All Things: Including Us!

Jesus Christ With Crown of Thorns

“I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.” ~ Revelation 1:8 Perhaps you have heard the expression “spill the beans” meaning: give us the essence or “bottom line” of the story at the beginning so we don’t have … Read more

A Companion in Tribulation and the Patience of Jesus Christ

A Solitary Island Out in the Ocean Fog

“I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.” (Revelations 1:9) John also lived the Word of God and had the testimony of Jesus … Read more

Christ is Revealed in Your Difficulties

sweating blood

A podcast – the first in a series of messages the Lord burdened me bring recently in Athol, Idaho in May of 2012. Download – Jesus Revealed in Difficulties – Idaho 5-2012 (Note: when you get the message “The file exceeds the maximum size that we scan. Download anyway” you will have to click on … Read more

Unto the Seven Churches Which are in Asia: and Us Also

Seven churches of Asia

“Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.” (Revelations 1:11) The warning voice, … Read more

Historical View of Revelation

Binaculars - "looking back in time"

Is there a spiritual view of history that the book of Revelation reveals? “Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter” (Revelation 1:19) The Revelation of Jesus Christ reveals Jesus: his authority, his faithfulness, his sacrificial love, and his power to save the soul … Read more

Turn to See the Light of the Seven Golden Candlesticks

Candlestick of Old Testament Tabernacle

“And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks;” (Revelations 1:12) As stated in an earlier post about Revelations 1:10 where John “heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet” we understand that what is behind us is in the past, and the … Read more

Jesus is the Light of the Seven Candlesticks and Our High Priest

High Priest of the Old Testament

“And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.” (Revelations 1:13) Jesus often described himself as “the Son of man” because he was born of a woman and was subject to the … Read more

Nothing is Hid From the Eyes as a "Flame of Fire"

Jesus is the Lamb of God

“His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;” (Revelations 1:14) “The hoary (white or gray) head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.” (Proverbs 16:31) The white hair of Jesus here reflects the great … Read more

Jesus the Bright and Shining Light, the Sun of Righteousness

Jesus' transfiguration

“And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.” (Revelations 1:16) The seven stars represent the ministry responsible for delivering Christ’s revelation message to the seven churches; as plainly stated by Christ himself a … Read more

The Seven Stars in the Right Hand of Jesus

“The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.” (Revelations 1:20) The ministry in the right hand of control of Jesus are an anointed ministry … Read more

Seven Churches – the "Vengeance" of God Sevenfold

number 7 in gold

It is spiritual light and true worship that exposes and destroys spiritual darkness and the deception of false worship. And true spiritual light and true worship is what Jesus’ Revelation message is all about! The Revelation message also is the “vengeance” or “revenge” of God against those (professing Christianity or otherwise) who have persecuted and … Read more

To Ephesus, From "Who Walketh in the Midst of the Seven…"

Ephesus Celsus Library Façade

“Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;” (Revelations 2:1) Of all of the seven churches of Asia, Ephesus is addressed first, and Ephesus has the most mentioned about it in … Read more

"Trying" the Spirits and Knowing Who is True

Trying the Spirits

“I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars:” (Revelations 2:2) Jesus knows exactly where everyone is spiritually. There is nothing hid from him. When he … Read more

Without Love – Our Labor is Vain!

plowing

“And hast borne, and hast patience, and for my name’s sake hast laboured, and hast not fainted.” (Revelations 2:3) Twice he emphasizes their labour and patience: here and in the prior verse. The church in the beginning was a hard laboring people who also had the ability to endure patiently the hardships and persecutions. “For … Read more

Has the Candlestick Been Removed From Your Heart?

heart that loves God

“…or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.” (Revelations 2:5) As stated in earlier posts, the candlestick represents the light of the church, which is her burning love for the true light, Jesus Christ (see “Turn to See the Light of the Seven … Read more

The Reward of the Righteous Told in Revelation

There is a complete thread through Revelation telling us the gospel day story, including the reward of the righteous. This complete story exposes the false accuser and their false accusations. In Revelation, the true righteous people of God are honored as Jesus Christ is honored. And our ultimate reward is to eternally be with the … Read more

True Christians Compared To True Muslims

Islam vs Christianity symbols

There is so much confusion in the world today related to Christians and Muslims, and the Christian faith compared to Islam. People of both modern day belief systems are mostly not really who they say they are. Most people who claim to be Christian do not fully obey their foundation book of faith, the Bible. … Read more

What Happens When the Candlestick is Removed?

single lighted candle

“Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.” (Revelations 2:5) What will happen if the candlestick is removed from the temple of the Lord – meaning that it is … Read more

Only True Love Will Keep You Away From "Free-Love"

Flirt

“But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitanes, which I also hate.” (Revelations 2:6) Who were the Nicolaitanes? Historians describe them as a short lived sect in the early days of Christianity that promoted promiscuous sexual relationships among its believers – in other words, a “free-love” spirit. But Revelations is a … Read more

Do You Eat of the Tree of Life in Paradise?

Adam and Eve in paradise

“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.” (Revelations 2:7) The “paradise of God” mentioned in verse 7 is the heavenly condition where God … Read more

Was Dead – But Behold, I Am Alive For Evermore!

resurrection from the tomb

“And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;” (Revelations 2:8) Jesus starts each message to the different churches by emphasizing something about his own character that was already described in the first chapter of Revelations – that particularly applies … Read more

A True Worshiper of Jesus is a Spiritual Jew

Persecution of early Christians

“I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.” (Revelations 2:9) Just like the Ephesus period of time (church age), the true worshipers were true laborers, but now they were especially … Read more

Be Faithful and True to Jesus – Even Unto Death

John in prison being beheaded

“Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.” (Revelation 2:10) You cannot fear men and the sufferings they … Read more

"And Ye Shall Have Tribulation Ten Days"

Romans persecuting Christians

“Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.” (Revelation 2:10) Notice that Jesus also tells them that they … Read more

Will You Be Hurt By the Second Death?

Adam and Eve Driven out

“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.” (Revelation 2:11) Again, can you hear what the Spirit of God is saying? As already stated in earlier posts, this exact same question is asked at the end of … Read more

Are You Committing Spiritual Fornication?

Silhouette of an Ungodly Woman

“But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.” (Revelation 2:14) The condition is described here in Revelation 2:14 as a spiritual condition … Read more

Repent, Or Jesus Will Come Against You With the Word of God!

Bible open

Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. (Revelation 2:16) He told them there were some things they needed to repent of! That means they needed to acknowledge the wrong they had allowed, ask for forgiveness of it, and turn away from it … Read more

Have You Received a White Stone With a New Name Written?

White Stone at Graveyard

“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.” (Revelation 2:17) Notice … Read more

Can Jesus Approve Your Works?

Sailing Ship Over Calm Waters

“I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first.” (Revelation 2:19) As stated in my previous post “Jesus has Eyes and Feet Like Fire” the Thyatira church Age approximates the time of 1530 to 1730 (although the spiritual condition … Read more

Should Jezebel Be Honored as a Queen and Prophetess?

queen being honored

“Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.” (Revelation 2:20) Jezebel – who was she? She was the wicked Old Testament wife of King Ahab, the King … Read more

Jezebel Kills True Prophets and Then Sets Up a False Communion

The Last Supper

“Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.” (Revelation 2:20) Notice from the previous post “Should Jezebel Be Honored as a Queen and Prophetess?” it is the … Read more

Jezebel Has Daughters, and They Also Claim to Be Married to Christ

woman Silhouette

“Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.” (Revelation 2:20) The spirit of Jezebel (the false bride of Christ, the false queen, see post: “Should Jezebel Be … Read more

Jezebel’s Space of Time to Repent of Fornication is Over!

mystery Babylon and the beast

“And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.” (Revelation 2:21) The “her” that Jesus gave “space to repent of fornication” was that false Christian spiritual condition (Jezebel). This Jezebel spirit claims to be married to Jesus (claims to be his church) but yet flirts and fornicates with evil and … Read more

Are You Fellowshiping a Spiritual Harlot?

A bed

“Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.” (Revelation 2:22) Jesus casts the false church organization “into a bed” of spiritual harlotry. How? By a true preacher exposing her (the false fellowship) to be what she is: a selfish, … Read more

Are You Holding Fast to the Word of God?

Holding the Bible

“But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.” (Revelation 2:25) Jesus is going to come eventually and execute judgment on this world’s spiritual condition. To you in spiritual Thyatira, don’t eat those false testimonies that are sacrificed to the selfishness of idolatry, and don’t commit spiritual fornication. And don’t allow that false … Read more

Do You Have Power Over the Religions of the Nations?

Jesus Saves

“And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations:” (Revelation 2:26) As quoted above from an earlier post referring to Rev 17:1-5, spiritual Babylon has power over the nations to deceive them and make them drunk on what “they speak.” But if you be … Read more

Are You Ruling With a "Rod of Iron" or Are You Broken By It

A Broken Vase

“And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.” (Revelation 2:27) Jesus is quoting the scripture in Psalms 2:9 and is promising those that are true that they will rule, even in the same manner … Read more

Have the Name of Jesus But Yet Dead in Your Soul?

coffin with bones

“And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.” (Revelation 3:1) Here he emphasis that he has the: “seven Spirits of God” and the … Read more

Are You Watching for the Marriage Feast?

Virgins with Lamps at the Wedding Feast

“Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.” (Revelation 3:3) Remember back in Thyatira Jesus told them in Revelation 2:26 that “he that overcometh, … Read more

Do You Have a GOOD Name?

A Good Tree Brings Forth Good Fruit

“Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.” (Revelation 3:4) “A few names even in Sardis” the comment is made as if this fact is quite incredible. Although a “Sardis spiritual condition” could happen anytime and still … Read more

Your Name – Is It Clothed in White?

A white House

“He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.” (Revelation 3:5) Jesus said while still on earth: “Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will … Read more

Can God Open the Doors of Heaven For You?

The Heavens Opened

“I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.” (Revelation 3:8) For the sixth (and second to last time) he states the fact: I know exactly where you … Read more

Are You a False Jew That Falls Down in Worship?

“Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.” (Revelation 3:9) Remember where the “synagogue of Satan” was first established by those who … Read more

Patience to Keep the Word Against the Temptation of Hypocrisy

Holding the Bible

“Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.” ~ Revelation 3:10 In Luke 21:19 Jesus stated “In your patience possess ye your souls.” It takes patience to continue to … Read more

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