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 Holy Spirit Guards and Affirms Strategic Spiritual Seasons (Song of Songs 2:7)

I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, By the gazelles or by the does of the field, Do not stir up nor awaken love Until it pleases. In the Shulamite's journey, she has been led by the Lord into a focused season of sitting under the apple tree with Him. This is where she is … Continue reading The Holy Spirit Guards and Affirms Strategic Spiritual Seasons (Song of Songs 2:7)

Feeling the Urgency of the Hour

There is a storm on the horizon and much of the Church is not ready. Imagine knowing that a massive storm was about to hit your city and you knew how to prepare, but most people did not believe you. That is the emotion I feel as I see, from God’s word, what is coming; … Continue reading Feeling the Urgency of the Hour

Deep is Calling out to Deep (Song of Songs 2:5)

Sustain me with cakes of raisins, Refresh me with apples, For I am lovesick. While the Shulamite was at the "wedding table" with the king, a deeper longing is awakened in her heart. In the Lord's presence, the depths of our hearts call out to the depths of His heart. It is as though God … Continue reading Deep is Calling out to Deep (Song of Songs 2:5)

The Security of Being in the Hands of God (Revelation 1:16a)

He had in His right hand seven stars, Later we will see that the seven stars are the angels assigned to each of the seven churches. The word for angel can also be interpreted as messenger. The stars stand as representatives of the church in the courts of heaven. Jesus holds His Church in His … Continue reading The Security of Being in the Hands of God (Revelation 1:16a)