Luke 17:20-21 "Now having been questioned by the Pharisees as to when the kingdom of God was coming, He answered them and said, “The kingdom of God is not coming with signs to be observed; nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or, ‘There it is!’ For behold, the kingdom of God is in your … Continue reading Double Trouble, A Kingdom Continued and Coming in the Clouds.
"After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude, which no one could count, from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne." I'm going to get in a ton trouble for this! Not beheaded like John the Baptist, or chased out of town like Elijah. Nor will … Continue reading A Kingdom Come, a Kingdom Dissolved, a Kingdom Inclusive; Problem Solved.
“Hear, O Israel! "The LORD is our God, the LORD is one!" Grace to you and peace, from Him who is and who was and who is to come; and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne; and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the first-born of the dead, and the ruler of the … Continue reading One is the Loneliest Number, Except that it Isn’t
What Kind of Book is This? The ESV translates it best: "Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near." What other book on the planet is actually a letter, an apocalypse, a … Continue reading A Built-in Blessing
King of Kings Actually, and Lord of Lords! Hallelujah! The seventh angel sounded; and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdom of this world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ; and he will reign forever and ever." But I am leaping and bounding too far into the text, Jesus … Continue reading Context is Figuratively King; Jesus is Literally King
I guess it depends on who the audience is Context, genre, author, audience--it's quite a bit to remember. However I have found that the more I read the Bible, the more it becomes second nature. In fact, when reading the Epistles, even the book of Hebrews whose author is unknown, most of the information … Continue reading Sooner or Later, The Time is Near…Or Distant
"...To His Bond-servant John, Who..." Bore Witness to the Word of God And to the Testimony of Jesus Christ Even to all that he Saw The Revelation of Jesus Christ which God gave him to show his bond-servants the things which must Shortly take place; and he sent it and communicated it by his angel to his … Continue reading The Rhythm, The Rebel and The Revelator
Ἀποκάλυψις Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ Or transliterated phonetically, apakaloopsis yaysoo christoo. In English without parsing; "Apocalypse Jesus Christ." In the original Greek Jesus Christ was in the genitive case, which indicates possession. A few examples of how this translates into English are as follows: The Revelation of Jesus Christ (NASB, ESV, KJV, etc.), The Revelation from Jesus Christ … Continue reading Apocalypse Now?
One, Two, Three--One, Two, Three The Revelation of Jesus Christ (1) Which God gave him to show his bondservants (2) The things which must shortly take place (3) And he sent it and communicated it (and so forth) By his angel To his bondservant John Who bore witness to the word of God And to … Continue reading Waltz of the Followers
Revelation 3:20 "Behold, I stand at the door and knock; If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with me." But to whom is Jesus speaking, a lost person, a wayward christian? Is this a call to believers for a closer … Continue reading The Closed Door
You only know what you are taught unless you're learning for yourself. — Russell P. "Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord will not take into account." - David