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)

The Day of the Lord pt. 3 (The Tribulation)

God will allow tribulation and persecution to purify and refine His Church. Jesus said that there is coming a time that there will be tribulation on the earth, such has never been nor will ever be again. The tribulation will be so intense that He says the saints will not be able to bear it … Continue reading The Day of the Lord pt. 3 (The Tribulation)

The Power and Authority of Jesus (Revelation 1:15)

His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters.  Jesus' feet like bronze glowing in a furnace expresses His judgement of sin. He will trample all of His enemies and will dash them to pieces with a rod of iron. He will bring all who … Continue reading The Power and Authority of Jesus (Revelation 1:15)

The Voice of Jesus (Revelation 1:10)

I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet,  There are differing interpretations of what John meant by being "in the Spirit." I think that He was communing with the Holy Spirit in prayer.  There are also differing interpretations of "the Lord's Day." … Continue reading The Voice of Jesus (Revelation 1:10)

God Bookends Creation (Revelation 1:8)

  “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” This title that God declares of Himself is in relationship to the earth. I make this assessment because He is the one who "is to come." The theme of … Continue reading God Bookends Creation (Revelation 1:8)

Jesus’ eternal Worth and Dominion (Revelation 1:6b)

to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. The worthiness of Jesus is the premier reality of eternity. He is worthy because of who He is and because what He does. He is worthy of our attention and our affection. Jesus is worthy of our obedience. He owes us nothing, yet He has … Continue reading Jesus’ eternal Worth and Dominion (Revelation 1:6b)

Our Identity, Our Destiny, In Christ (Revelation 1:6a)

and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father,... In the beginning God created man to have dominion on the earth. Our reign is inseperable from relationship with Him. Jesus embodies the Father's desire for humanity to be with Him where He is; governing the earth alongside Him. God has no need … Continue reading Our Identity, Our Destiny, In Christ (Revelation 1:6a)