“John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;” (Revelation 1:4) At the beginning of the book it is addressed in a specific manner to seven congregations … Read more To Seven Churches, From the Seven Spirits
“… 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 Jesus Christ – the "First Begotten" of All Things
“…and the prince of the kings of the earth…” (Revelation 1:5) Jesus not only defeated sin and death, but he is the “prince” over all rulers and powers on earth. (see I Corinthians 15:20-26 and Colossians 1:13-19) There is nothing and no one that should not be bowing before him and submitting completely to … Read more Jesus is King of kings and Lord of lords!
“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!
“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 Has Already Come Many Times "in the Clouds"
“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 Will Come Again "In the Clouds"
“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 Jesus the Beginning and the End of All Things: Including Us!
“And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.” (Revelations 1:15) Nobody tells Jesus where he can or can’t go. He has victory over all things. His feet step where ever he wants. It is best to submit to him now … Read more Jesus’ "Voice as the Sound of Many Waters"
“And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;” (Revelation 3:7) Jesus opens the letter to Philadelphia emphasizing again certain characteristics of his … Read more Only King Jesus Has the Key to Open or Shut the Door
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 Is the Name "Jesus King and Lord" Written in Your Heart?
“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!
“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 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 one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.” ~ Revelation 5:5 In fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy, Jesus was born of the tribe of Judah. “And thou Bethlehem, … Read more The Roar of the Lion of the Tribe of Judah!
“And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;” ~ Revelation 5:11 This is a heavenly vision experienced while John was still just a man on earth. The … Read more Do You Rejoice With the Angels Before the Throne in Heaven?
“And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.” ~ … Read more Every Knee Will Bow and Honor Jesus!
“And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshiped him that liveth for ever and ever.” ~ Revelation 5:14 Notice! This humility and honor and worship given by those representing the ministry, apostles, and all the spiritual tribes of Israel (the true family of God) is what immediately … Read more Have We Fallen Down in Complete Consecration?
“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!
“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”
All other kingdoms of men will be destroyed within the hearts of God’s faithful and true. “And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever. And the … Read more 7th Trumpet Declaration: “only one kingdom will be left standing!”
“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 The Song of Deliverance Must be Sung in Harmony
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 Revelation – Have We Obeyed What It Tells Us To Do?
“And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.” ~ Revelation 16:12 Note: the pouring out of the vials in Revelation chapter 16 in general represents the strong Judgement God has towards … Read more Dry Up the Euphrates so the Kings of the East May Enter
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 A Harlot Church Condition
“And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, … Read more Jesus is Revealed as the Only Lord and King!
Lest anyone should think Jesus Christ uses carnal earthly weapons, let me first make clear how God has ordained a spiritual warfare to be fought. With spiritual weapons: through the love and mercy of God, and the Word of God. “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For … Read more The King and Lord of all, has Conquered with his Army
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 Memorial Day – Honoring Jesus and His Faithful and True