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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

Let No Man Steal Your Crown of Truth and Righteousness!

crown and cross

“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

Is the Name "Jesus King and Lord" Written in Your Heart?

heart that belongs to Jesus

Finally in Revelation 3:12 Jesus promises that “I will write upon him my new name.” Where does Jesus write this “new name”? He writes it in the heart of those who are faithful and true, and that love and adore him. “And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat … Read more

Are You Spiritual Enough to Have an Ear to Hear?

man plugging his ears

“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.” (Revelation 3:13) Did you hear what Jesus said to the Philadelphia church? Do you have an ear to hear it? It takes a spiritual ear to hear, and being spiritual does not just mean that you have a religious, so … Read more

Buy Gold Tried in the Fire

Gold melted by the fire

“I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.” (Revelation 3:18) Jesus’ counsel to overcome this horrible lukewarm spiritual … Read more

To Overcome You Must Fight!

soldiers in array

“To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.” ~Revelation 3:21 Again, as with all the other church ages, we have also been tasked with a responsibility to overcome the spirit of our age. This … Read more

Has the Church Been Listening to the Seven Spirits?

ears covered and not listening

“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.” Revelation 3:22 Has your church been listening? Or another way to say it: has your ministry and the people been listening? I had a teacher once who would express “you hear, but you don’t listen.” The sound reaching your ear and … Read more

Look Under the Altar of Sacrifice to Find the Faithful and True

“And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held: And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood … Read more

The 144,000 With the Seal of God

“And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the … Read more

How is the Half Hour of Silence Broken?

7 Trumpet Angels

Download podcast: What Breaks the Silence – Revelation 8 (Note: when you get the message “The file exceeds the maximum size that we scan. Download anyway” you will have to click on the “Download anyway” link for the file to download.) There is a silence in the church today that is troubling. It is not a … Read more

144,000 Sealed with Their Father’s Name

God's name in the forhead

“And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads.” ~ Revelation 14:1 In sharp contrast to Revelation chapter 13 concerning the beasts and those marked by the beast: these in chapter 14 are not marked … Read more

The Sea of Glass Mingled with Fire

Sea of Glass Mingled with Fire

“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 Song of Deliverance Must be Sung in Harmony

“And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.” ~ Revelation 15:3 The song of Moses was a song of deliverance which the children of Israel sang … Read more

Revelation – Have We Obeyed What It Tells Us To Do?

Babylon Ishitar Gate

The third in a series of messages on the book: Revelation of Jesus Christ (a podcast sound file) Download – Revelation – Have We Obeyed? – 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 the “Download anyway” link … Read more

A Harlot Church Condition

mystery Babylon and the beast

A harlot church condition is one that is not completely faithful to only love and obey her faithful husband. “These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful. Then he … Read more

Memorial Day – Honoring Jesus and His Faithful and True

Revelation presentation cover

For a recent set of services that I preached, I created a presentation – overview on the Revelation of Jesus Christ. So today I thought it most appropriate to share it with you all in memory of the one who made it all possible. Here it is in a number of downloadable/presentation formats, whichever works … Read more

Revelation Chapter 20 – Setting the Gospel History Record Straight

Satan is bound

Let us first briefly set the context straight for Revelation chapter 20: First, earlier in Revelation chapter 12, Paganism, in the form of a red dragon representing the open Pagan religions under the Roman empire, is shown persecuting the church. Next, the Roman Catholic beast is shown in Revelation 13, also persecuting Christians. Then after … Read more

The Millennial Reign in Revelation Chapter 20

Lion and the Lamb

The religious modern way of interpreting Revelation chapter 20’s depiction of a 1,000 year reign has been titled many times “the Millennial Reign”. This depiction has had a couple forms, but most of these portray this “millennial reign” as an earthly kingdom of Jesus Christ upon the earth, after the “rapture” of the saints and … Read more

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