3 Steps for Getting Back to Intimacy with God (Revelation 2:1-7)

“To the angel of the church of Ephesus write, ‘These things says He who holds the seven stars in His right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands: 2 “I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who … Continue reading 3 Steps for Getting Back to Intimacy with God (Revelation 2:1-7)

Understanding What Revelation is Communicating (Revelation 1:19)

Write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will take place after this. What is the book of Revelation? Why did John write it? These questions are helpful in understanding how to read this book. I think this verse helps to give us a little more insight … Continue reading Understanding What Revelation is Communicating (Revelation 1:19)

John Responds to the Glory of Christ (Revelation 1:17)

And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me, “Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last.  John was a man who walked with Jesus. He was intimately acquainted with Jesus; calling himself "beloved." He also had walked … Continue reading John Responds to the Glory of Christ (Revelation 1:17)

The Brightness of Jesus’ Glory (Revelation 1:16c)

and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength. Jesus' has a bright countenance. He literally shines; emanating bright brilliant light. He is a consuming fire (Deuteronomy 4:24; Hebrews 12:29). Later in Revelation we see that the New Jerusalem has no need of the sun or the moon because of the brightness of … Continue reading The Brightness of Jesus’ Glory (Revelation 1:16c)