Revelation 14:1–5 (ESV)1 Then I looked, and behold, on Mount Zion stood the Lamb, and with him, 144,000 who had his name and his Father’s name written on their foreheads…4 … These have been redeemed from mankind as firstfruits for God and the Lamb, 5 and in their mouth, no lie was found, for they are blameless. We are given
We are in the thick of this next section of the book of Revelation, The 7 Visions, and what we have discovered is that we carry the authority as believers to stand firm against the enemies’ attacks. All we need to do is learn to live in that authority, James 4:7 (ESV) Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil,
Revelation 12:11 (ESV) 11 And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death. Notice the wording here, “we have” not “will” or “potentially could”; We HAVE conquered Him. This Scripture reminds us of who we are in Christ and, in that, what it
Revelation 12:4–6 (ESV)4 …. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she bore her child he might devour it. 5 She gave birth to a male child, one who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron, but her child was caught up to God and to
The final installment of the 7 Trumpets, is a doozy because not only will we discover more about God’s plans for His church (in these end times), but also, we will see the Final Trumpet sound and an exciting perspective on the fulfillment of Gods plan for Redemption.
Revelation 9:13–15 (ESV)13 Then the sixth angel blew his trumpet, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar before God, 14 saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.” 15 So the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour, the day,
As we continue in our journey through the book of Revelation by looking at the 5th Trumpet, we will immediately notice two things, 1. These next 3 Trumpets are significantly more serious than the first 4, Revelation 8:13 (ESV) Then I looked, and I heard an eagle crying with a loud voice as it flew directly overhead,
It’s not hard to sometimes fall into the trap of believing that our prayers affect nothing and instead of believing that God will acknowledge our prayers, we sometimes think He is too busy to hear us. However the reality is that God does hear our prayers, Revelation 8:3–4 (ESV) And another angel came and stood at the
This message closes off the 2nd main section found in the book of Revelation – The 7 Seals and we will end off this section with one of the most hope-filled and encouraging passages in all of scripture. Revelation 7:9–10 (ESV) 9 After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every
We are still in our Revelation Series and today we looked seal 5 & 6, both of which will be covering some pretty tough, albeit encouraging topics i.e., Revelation 6:11 (ESV)11 Then they were each given a white robe and told to rest a little longer until the number of their fellow servants and their brothers should
Revelation 6:1–2 (ESV)1 Now I watched when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures say with a voice like thunder, “Come!” 2 And I looked, and behold, a white horse! And its rider had a bow, and a crown was given to him, and he came out conquering, and
In the next phase of John’s heavenly vision where we will encounter “The One who is Worthy to Open the scroll”. And in that, discover that while last week the living beings (and elders) focused their worship on God as creator, this time we, they, along with the multitudes in heaven, will shift their focus to God as OUR redeemer.
We are back to our Revelation Series and ready to unpack the next section in the book of Revelation – The 7 Seals. And what we will come to see (as this section unfolds) is that all the exhortations that Jesus gave to the 7 Churches in section one i.e., the exhortations to overcome, are rooted in the fact that Christ Himself has already overcome. And
Revelation 3:15–16 (ESV)15 “ ‘I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot. Would that you were either cold or hot! 16 So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. These are challenging words and the reason that I think they are challenging is that they deal with a reality that many of us are
The church at Sardis reminded us of what not to become i.e. “Dead“. The church in Philadelphia, shows us what we should strive for, and want to become. Revelation 3:8 (ESV)8 “… Behold, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut. I know that you have but little power, and yet you have kept my word and
There are a few things I would not like to hear from Jesus when He addresses us as one of His churches, one of them, in fact, probably at the top of the “I don’t want to ever hear that list” is this, Revelation 3:1 (ESV) 1…“ ‘I know your works. You have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead. BOOM!
The church in Thyatira (like the church in Pergamum), had allowed itself to become comfortable with compromise. In the case of the church in Thyatira, the compromise came in the form of tolerating and succumbing to false teaching. If the church in Pergamum was about the enemy using temptation to lure us into compromise, the church at Thyatira, it’s
So far in our journey through Revelation and in particular this section on the 7 Churches, we have encountered both a “Loveless Church“, and a “Suffering Church” each of which, taught us some important lessons i.e., we need to return to our first love (Ephesus), and we must be prepared for the privilege of suffering for the Gospel (Smyrna). And as