Monthly Archives: December 2011

come to your future

Revelation 22.    The Bible ends with an invitation.  “’The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of … Continue reading

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the presence and the future

Revelation 21.   The most beautiful thing about the believer’s future revealed in this chapter is not the golden streets, or jeweled walls, or pearly gates. The radiance of the city comes from the manifest presence of God himself.  He will … Continue reading

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judgment and the future

Revelation 20.  Christians differ on how they interpret the binding of Satan. I cannot bring myself to believe that Satan is bound in any way now, so that makes me a premillenialist. At the end of this chapter is the … Continue reading

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love and war in the future

Revelation 19.     A trumpet calls heavens armies to war against the demonic powers, with Christ at the head.  Meanwhile, believers hear a call to come and celebrate.  It is the marriage supper of the Lamb.  There will be both tragedy … Continue reading

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one day in the future

Revelation 18.    Babylon is a combination of the human and the demonic – of church and state – of trade and sorcery and deception.  The great system and all tied to it will be destroyed in a single day.  God’s … Continue reading

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beauty, power, and the future

Revelation 17.   For over a thousand years, the most beautiful and powerful entity in this world was a Church which had its seat in Rome, the city on seven hills.  From that vantage point, this almighty power ruled over kings, … Continue reading

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“peace on earth” and the future

Revelation 16.    At Christmas, we celebrate Christ’s first coming.  He came accompanied by an angel’s message that he would bring “peace among those with whom he is pleased” (Luke 2:14).  His second coming will be different.  He is not coming … Continue reading

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plagues and the future

Revelation 15.  First the good news: When God’s wrath is finished – there will have been a harvest of worshippers who praise him for his great deeds and holy ways.  This will happen in spite of the bad news.  During … Continue reading

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martyrs and the future

Revelation 14.    Here we see the 144,000 again.  They are called the firstfruits because they were the first to hear the whole gospel, and be redeemed.  Many of those first Jewish believers paid for their allegiance to Christ by giving … Continue reading

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the beasts and the future

Revelation 13.    The vision that we started reading yesterday introduced us to Satan, the great dragon/serpent/devil.  Today’s text describes the two great tools the devil has used against God’s plan and his people.  They are described as beasts. The first … Continue reading

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