Monthly Archives: July 2015

An Interlude

Revelation 10 As we saw in the last vision, there is an interlude between the sixth and seventh seals. The scene opens with a great angel, providing us another look at the Lord Himself. Notice how the angel is described: … Continue reading

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Subordinate Images: The Sounding of Seven Trumpets

One last subordinate image remains before we continue into chapter 10; the trumpets themselves. In this vision, John describes the future from his day until the final judgment and consummation of the ages within the context of seven trumpets, imagery … Continue reading

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This “Present Evil Age, perseverance and Answered Prayers

It’s a real shame that so many Christians in our time see Revelation as God’s people always under attack, and the consummation of this age as an assault on believers, for nothing could be further from the truth. I’m not … Continue reading

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Subordinate Images: Demonic Forces

As we continue looking at the subordinate images in the first six trumpets, we find a great deal of the demonic at work in the present evil age in which we live. The images John uses to show this are: … Continue reading

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Subordinate Images: The “Present Evil Age” and Nature

In the vision of the seven seals, John gave us a picture of the church in this age and violence perpetrated by men, governments, powers and human society. Here, in the first six trumpets, John shows us another aspect of … Continue reading

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The Next Three Trumpets… and Then Some

Continuing on with our synopsis of the first six trumpets… The fourth trumpet sounds and “a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them turned dark. A … Continue reading

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The First Three Trumpets

I remember once when I was in the first grade, the teacher showed us a picture and then turned it so we couldn’t see it anymore, and asked us what it was. She picked me first, asking what that was … Continue reading

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Revelation 8-11 as a New Exodus

I mentioned earlier that there is a parallel structure between the story of the Exodus and John’s vision in Revelation 8-11 that might help us to understand this section better or more easily. To show you what I mean I … Continue reading

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A New Vision

I won’t blame anybody if they are wondering how we could have covered the final judgment and eternity already, when we aren’t even half way through Revelation; fair question. You might remember that in the introductory posts I went to … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: July 22, 2015

 

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