The Grand Invitation You Can’t Ignore

The Book of Revelation ends with a reminder that all humans will be held accountable for their actions. And he said to me, “Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near. “Let the evildoer still do evil, and the filthy still be filthy, and the righteous […]

Questions and Answers on the Problem of Evil

While studying the book of Revelation, I included the book titled God and the Problem of Evil in my reading materials. The book explored four perspectives that addressed a modern-day question: If God possesses unlimited power, wouldn’t He remove evil? And if He is truly good, wouldn’t He indeed do so? Before concluding my study […]

The New Jerusalem – The Ultimate City of Glory

There is a dramatic contrast between the great whore and the bride of the Lamb that serves as a powerful metaphor for the unbridled passion of evil and the pure beauty descending from heaven. Within the vision of Revelation 17, we are introduced to the concept of the “great whore,” representing a dominant force exerting […]

New Heavens and New Earth

Paul wrote that all of creation longs for the new heaven and new earth that God will bring about at the end. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God, For the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will, but by the will of the […]

Unveiling the Great White Throne Judgment

Eschatology is the study of the end time. “Eschaton” is Greek and means “goal.” This passage is a vision of the goal of history. Evil finds its judgment and God holds all humans accountable for their behavior. Then I saw a great white throne and the one who sat on it; the earth and the […]

Satan Bound for 1,000 Years

I have been reading and using Robert Mounce’s classic commentary on Revelation for this study. If my blog articles were term papers, I’d cite Mounce frequently. Today’s blog article is a condensation of Mounce’s interpretation of Revelation 20. There are many different interpretations of this passage, but I find his to be understandable and reasonable. […]

The Battle of Armageddon

Revelation is one of the most difficult books in the Bible for me to understand. Even though I am at a loss when it comes to interpreting many of the passages, the big-picture message is one I fully appreciate. Two major messages should be heard loud and clear by readers of Revelation. (1) From the […]

Heaven’s Call: Join the Chorus of Praise

Revelation 19 contrasts the rejoicing of God’s faithful with that of the kings, merchants, economic empires, and transportation industries that mourn over the destruction of Babylon (Revelation 18). The fall of Rome which represents the world’s system that corrupts the earth began in 17.1. This is a fitting response to Rome’s fall. After this I […]

Unbelievable Wrath Pours on Earth!

Psalm 14 provides God’s perspective on people who believe that they will not be held accountable for their actions. They are “fools,” because they believe they will live free from accountability. Fools say in their hearts, “There is no God.”They are corrupt; they do abominable deeds;there is no one who does good. (Psalm 14.1) They […]

Heaven’s Perspective: the Battle Between God’s Followers and the Mark of the Beast!

It is reasonable to believe that thousands of Christians were martyred during the first two centuries of Christianity. Christians who lived during the reigns of Nero (54-68 AD), Domitian (81-96 AD), Trajan (98-117 AD), and Marcus Aurelius (161-180 AD) experienced persecution that involved crucifixion and death in the Roman Colosseum. Early Christians found Jesus’ words […]

What Nation is a Modern-Day Babylon?

Here is a truth we never want to take for granted. We are quite aware of the love between the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. In Jesus’ prayer to the Father, he revealed God’s awesome plan for humans. He wants to include us in the love that resides within the Trinity. Jesus prayed, “I made […]

The Mark of the Beast

John’s vision included two beasts. First-century readers understood the first beast to the power of Rome whose insistence on worshiping the emperor was a major threat to the church. The second beast (Revelation 13.11-18) was believed to be the imperial priesthood that promoted the worship of the emperor. The two beasts can be identified throughout […]

Who is the Beast in Revelation 13?

The beast is first mentioned in Revelation 13. A Roman history lesson allows us insight into the experiences of the first-century church with the beast and the Roman Empire. Octavian ruled Rome from 27 BC until his death in AD 14. He was proclaimed divine by the Roman Senate and given the name “Augustus.” The […]

Is the devil behind the world’s pain?

The devil made his first appearance in the Bible when he tempted the couple with a deceptive question “Did God say?” (Genesis 3.1). This question is at the root of all human sin and rebellion against God. We refuse his guidance because we believe we know better than God how to conduct our lives. At […]

Don’t Let Satan Win!

An excellent preacher once said, “I’m not worried about the things in the Bible I don’t understand. What bothers me are the things I understand and I’m not doing.” There are a few statements in today’s Bible passage that I don’t understand. I won’t attempt to comment on them. On the other hand, I will […]

Learn How to Become a Bearer of God’s Light Today!

According to Paul, the church is God’s temple. He wrote, “Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?” (1 Corinthians 3:16). A similar message was written in Ephesians 2:19-22. The persecution and suffering of the church that is part of the end-time prophecy also includes the preservation […]

The Trumpets Warning to Repent

As we read about the third and fourth trumpet judgments, the question is how can we relate them to the era in which we live? — Could God use climate change as his way of judging the earth? — Is God using human actions to precipitate these events? — Are there other places in the […]

The Day of Reckoning is Near!

The prophet Zephaniah wrote about the Day of the Lord with images that fit what we will read from Revelation in chapter 8. The great day of the Lord is near,near and hastening fast;the sound of the day of the Lord is bitter;the warrior cries aloud there. That day will be a day of wrath,a […]

Are You Ready for the Ultimate Judgment?

The Day of the Lord theme stretches from Isaiah to Acts and Revelation. You won’t see many greeting cards or Facebook memes about the Day of the Lord, but that doesn’t make it any less real. Isaiah contended with a nation where the majority chose self-sufficiency over dependency on God. Isaiah knew that the Day […]

Who is Worthy to Open the Scrolls?

As you read this, try to imagine what John experienced as he was granted insight into God’s throne room. He first witnessed the awe and respect that the host of heaven give to God. His next experience considered a scroll with seven seals that determined the destiny of the world. Then I saw in the […]

The Great Value of Worship

I asked the Artificial Intelligence program ChatGPT to ask probing questions about worship. Let’s look at a brief picture of heavenly worship and answer the questions that were provided. And whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to the one who is seated on the throne, who lives forever and ever, The […]

The Vision of God’s Throne

Humans are no strangers to threats to security and stability in 2023. Perspectives may differ, but the following are some of the most recognized challenges being faced today. — Climate change is a major threat to our planet and has already resulted in extreme weather events, rising sea levels, and widespread ecosystem damage. — Global […]

A Message of Reproof and Hope

According to an Internet article, Laodicea was located in the Lycus River valley in modern-day Turkey and was an important center of commerce and culture during the Roman period. One of its most significant structures was an enormous theater, which could seat up to 20,000 people. Laodicea also had a large stadium, public baths, and […]