After the brief pause in the opening of the seven seals, the Revelation continues as Jesus opens the final seal. Suddenly, there is silence in heaven for thirty minutes. The silence must have been deafening in contrast to the sound of continual worship. When the seventh seal is finally opened, the trumpet judgments are introduced. … Continue reading Don’t Let Your Heart Be Hardened
The first six seals have been opened revealing the beginning of God's judgment on the earth, but before the seventh seal is opened there is a pause. John sees an angel holding the seal of God and proclaiming that it is time for God's servants to be marked with His seal. Those that have acknowledged … Continue reading God’s Seal and a Comforting Promise
As we move on in the book of Revelation, we see God’s judgment on the earth begin to unfold and it is not a pretty picture! As each of the seven seals on the scroll in Jesus’ hand is broken, another awful judgment is revealed. War, bloodshed, famine, death, natural disasters. Things are going to … Continue reading Rescued from the Wrath
As John is watching the glorious events of heaven unfold before his eyes, he sees God holding a scroll that is tightly sealed with seven seals. He hears an angel cry out for someone to step forward and break the seals so that the scroll could be opened, and the future of earth could be … Continue reading Jesus Alone is Worthy!
As the Revelation from Jesus continues, what John saw next must have been awesome! He peered through an open door and got a glimpse of what was happening in heaven! John saw God on the throne and he couldn’t even find the words to describe it. He did the best he could by comparing the … Continue reading Heavenly Worship at the Throne of God
It’s exciting to read Jesus’ letter to the church in Philadelphia. Finally, we see a church that was on the right track and Jesus only had good things to say about the way they were living. He had placed before them the open door of salvation and once they walked through it, no one could … Continue reading Be all in for Jesus!
As Jesus continued with his letters to the seven churches in the book of Revelation, He came to the church in Sardis. This church was rebuked by Jesus for being lifeless. To onlookers, they may have appeared alive and well but He could see their heart and He saw no life in them. They had … Continue reading Get back to the basics
The next two churches that Jesus addressed were the lenient and compromising churches in Pergamum and Thyatira. Pergamum was a center of education and culture where the brightest of the brightest lived. The city was filled with idols and even the Roman emperor was seen as a god. Thyatira, on the other hand, was a … Continue reading Good & Evil Are Not Interchangeable!
The second church that Jesus addressed in Revelation was the church in Smyrna. The Christians in Smyrna were surrounded by people that were antagonistic to the gospel and they faced constant persecution. Jesus knew the struggles they faced. He acknowledged that they suffered afflictions and lived in poverty. He understood that they were constantly slandered. … Continue reading Faithful to the end