“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 In Jesus’ Kingdom We Can Reign as Kings Over Sin!
“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 Nothing is Hid From the Eyes as a "Flame of Fire"
“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 Jesus the Bright and Shining Light, the Sun of Righteousness
“And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:” (Revelations 1:17) The apostle John had seen Jesus when he was on earth as a human many times, but this time was much … Read more Jesus Puts His Hand On the Humble and Obedient
“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 The Seven Stars in the Right Hand of Jesus
“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 To Ephesus, From "Who Walketh in the Midst of the Seven…"
“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 "Trying" the Spirits and Knowing Who is True
“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 Without Love – Our Labor is Vain!
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 Repent, Or Jesus Will Come Against You With the Word of God!
“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 Can Jesus Approve Your Works?
“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 Kills True Prophets and Then Sets Up a False Communion
“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 Do You Have Power Over the Religions of the Nations?
“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 Are You Ruling With a "Rod of Iron" or Are You Broken By It
“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 Have the Name of Jesus But Yet Dead in Your Soul?
“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 Do You Have a GOOD Name?
“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 Can God Open the Doors of Heaven For You?
“Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.” (Revelation 3:11) Because of the “hour of temptation” Jesus gives the warning: “hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.” Man has not finished his selfish dirty work of robbery: “The thief cometh not, but … Read more Let No Man Steal Your Crown of Truth and Righteousness!
Again, in Revelation 3:12 Jesus states: “Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out.” Collectively, the true people of God are the church. Those who prove themselves true to Jesus will be a solid standing “pillar” supporting the true worship of God: … Read more Are You a Pillar in the Temple of God, the Church?
“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.” (Revelation 3:22) There is an echo coming from Jesus himself that has been heard now seven times. No other place do we have record of the direct words of Jesus being repeated exactly the same way seven times, except in these … Read more The Seven Spirits Before the Throne of God
Is there a relationship between the church condition in Laodicea (Revelation 3:14-22) and the heavenly place of worship in described in chapter 4 of Revelation? Or, are these two topics so different that they needed to be later separated into separate chapters because of a lack of continuity between the two? I believe there is … Read more From Laodicea to the Throne in Heaven
“After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.” (Revelation 4:1) Remember, the original message of Revelations was one continuous … Read more Come Up Through the Open Door in Heaven!
“And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.” ~ Revelation 4:5 Here is the result of the cloud spoken of previously in the comments and scriptures related to Revelation 4:3! The throne of God … Read more Lightning and Thunder Proceed Out of the Throne of God in the Clouds!
“…and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.” ~ Revelation 4:6 The better translation for the word “beasts” here is the original meaning which is “a live thing.” These same creatures are described by the prophet Ezekiel as “living creatures.” “And I … Read more The Ministers With Fire in Their Eyes!
“And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.” ~ Revelation 4:7 As also stated in the post before this one, the better word for these “beasts” is that in … Read more Ministry Take Heed to the Living Creatures!
“And the first (living creature) beast was like a lion…” ~ Revelation 4:7 First let us consider the one with the face of a lion. Did you know that God gives his true ministry the boldness of a lion? “The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.” ~ … Read more Ministry Are as Bold as a Lion
“…and the second beast (living creature) like a calf…” ~ Revelation 4:7 The calf or more better interpreted a “bullock” or ox was both a creature used for hard labor, and for sacrificing. The Apostle Paul instructed us to never try to control what a true minister would preach by withholding support for his needs: … Read more The Sacrificial Labor of a Ministering Calf
“…and the third beast (living creature) had a face as a man…” ~ Revelation 4:7 Of course the ministry is human. Subject to the frailties and weaknesses of human strength and understanding. Yet they are required to maintain the integrity of the faithfulness in their heart and soul in every way. “For this cause left … Read more It Takes a Humble Man to Minister Rightly
“…and the fourth beast (living creature) was like a flying eagle.” ~ Revelation 4:7 Finally, let us consider the one with the face of a flying eagle. What special spiritual characteristics does this living creature teach us concerning a true ministry? “Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, … Read more Ministry Must Rise Above on Eagle’s Wings!
“And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, LORD God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.” ~ Revelation 4:8 As has been noted before in previous posts, these creatures represent … Read more True Ministers Have Spiritual Wings
“And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, LORD God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.” ~ Revelation 4:8 As stated in previous posts, these creatures represent the true ministers … Read more A Ministry Full of Holy Ghost Eyes
“And the four beasts (from a word meaning “living creatures”) had each of them six wings about him ; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.” ~ Revelation 4:8 These winged creatures represent … Read more Minister, Are You Attached at the Wings?
“And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, LORD God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.” ~ Revelation 4:8 As has been noted before in previous posts, these creatures represent … Read more True Ministers Continually Give Glory to God by Holiness!
“And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever, The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, Thou … Read more Have You Cast Your Crown Down Before the Lord?
Do you have a true vision for the church? Ezekiel’s vision of the chariot of God is one of God’s faithful visions for the church. Here are four reasons why: No human made hardware holds this chariot of God together. It is held together by the Spirit of God. And the cherubim, who represent the … Read more The Chariot of God – a Vision for the Church
“And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?” ~ Revelation 5:2 As stated already, the word “angel” designates the one sent from God to deliver a message to the people. These can be angels from God’s heaven, but more … Read more It Takes a Strong Angel with a Loud Voice!
“And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.” ~ Revelation 5:8 When Jesus took the Word of God and opened man’s spiritual eyes and ears … Read more A True Minister of Revelation Must Be Completely Submitted to Christ!
“And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, and one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.” ~ Revelation 6:1 As you may recall, the first beast, or living creature, had the face of a lion. Here where it says “one … Read more Have You Heard the Roar of Spiritual Thunder?
“And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.”~ Revelation 6:2 The scripture here describes one going forth to a warfare, and conquering! As the King, and as a mighty warrior, Jesus … Read more The Crowned White Horse Rider and His Thundering Arrows!
“And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;” ~ Revelation 6:12 Have you read the earlier posts about the first through the fifth seals being opened? If you have you will … Read more Let the Spiritual Earthquake Begin!
“And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in … Read more When Mountains and Islands are Moved – are You?
Revelation 8:1-6 “And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour. And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets.” ~ Revelation 8:1-2 The silence is broken when our High Priest, Jesus Christ “took the censer, … Read more Ministry Must be in Unity for the Silence to be Broken
“And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets.” ~ Revelation 8:2 The word “angel” in the original Greek means “messenger”. Most of the time the angel messengers referred to are people, and not just heavenly beings that only have a spirit. They are preachers full of … Read more Why Trumpets for Angels?
“And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:” ~ Revelation 10:1 Note: Here in Revelation the book is still speaking to us from the sixth trumpet, … Read more The Mighty Revelation Angel – Jesus Christ!
(This article covers Revelation 11:1-6) “And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.” ~ Revelation 11:1 This has a similar parallel in Ezekiel 40 through 43 where instruction is also given to … Read more God's Two Anointed Witnesses
In the previous article we saw God’s two anointed witnesses: the Word of God and the Spirit of God, be totally disrespected by the spirit of hypocrisy. This type of total disrespect will kill the ability of any true conviction upon sinners. Consequently sinners will have no fear to become religious hypocrites who call themselves … Read more The Resurrection of the Two Witnesses
“The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly.” ~ Revelation 11:14 The scriptures that follow start the third and final ”woe” of Revelation. And really, this last “woe” continues all the way through to the end of Revelation. For context to the reader: the three woes of Revelation started back in … Read more The Third and Final “Woe”
(From Revelation the 12th chapter) The final trumpet of Revelation exposes the battles the church has faced, and will face, with the beast-like kingdoms of men. It is important to point out that God has often used trumpets as the means of waking up people to the spiritual battles they must face and fight. There … Read more The Final Trumpet Reveals the Kingdoms of the Beasts
“And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was … Read more War in Heaven – Michael the Archangel Fights the Satan Dragon
The final judgments, poured out by the preaching of a true ministry, are described in detail within the final chapters of Revelation, starting with chapter 16. But this ministry has a final preparation to do before this final calling to preach. So in Revelation chapter 15 we first start with the identification of this ministry. … Read more Seven Angels With the Seven Last Plagues of God's Wrath
“And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.” – Revelation 15:2 What is the … Read more The Sea of Glass Mingled with Fire