“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 A Companion in Tribulation and the Patience of Jesus Christ
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 Christ is Revealed in Your Difficulties
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 Seven Churches – the "Vengeance" of God Sevenfold
“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 Was Dead – But Behold, I Am Alive For Evermore!
“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 A True Worshiper of Jesus is a Spiritual Jew
“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 Be Faithful and True to Jesus – Even Unto Death
“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 "And Ye Shall Have Tribulation Ten Days"
“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 Will You Be Hurt By the Second Death?
“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 Have You Received a White Stone With a New Name Written?
“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 Patience to Keep the Word Against the Temptation of Hypocrisy
“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” ~ Revelation 3:20 The invitation and desire of the Lord has always been to have us “sup with him.” The notion of eating … Read more Will You Eat Supper With Jesus?
“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 To Overcome You Must Fight!
“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 Has the Church Been Listening to the Seven Spirits?
“And immediately I was in the Spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.” ~ Revelation 4:2 Notice what “come up hither” (as mentioned in Revelation 4:1) meant: he had to respond by being in the spirit of worship; and once he was in the spirit, he spiritually … Read more When Worshiping in the Spirit, We See God on the Throne!
“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 Look Under the Altar of Sacrifice to Find the Faithful and True
“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 The 144,000 With the Seal of God
(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
(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 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 144,000 Sealed with Their Father’s Name
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 Revelation Chapter 20 – Setting the Gospel History Record Straight
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 The Millennial Reign in Revelation Chapter 20