The sixth seal (Rev 6:12-17) brings us all the way up to the onslaught of God’s final judgment. But there’s a lot more to the story.
Revelation 4-5 showed us how beautiful and powerful and loving God is. He made us; he sustains creation by his power; and Christ gave his life to redeem us and bring those who believe in him into God’s family. We… Read More ›
Revelation chapter 5 continues John’s inside look into God’s heavenly throne room. He’s beheld the majesty of the One who sits on the throne, and he’s heard the worship that’s going on in heaven, but now we get to the… Read More ›
One question commonly grips readers of Revelation: what exactly is the identity of the strange cast of characters surrounding God’s throne in chapter 4? Who are the twenty-four “elders” and the four “living creatures,” and what does their presence add… Read More ›
The primary, driving vision of Revelation 4-22 is John’s glimpse of God’s heavenly throne room. Find out why it should bring us great comfort to remember that God is on his throne (and not for the reasons you may have heard before!).
Revelation’s fourth chapter represents an important shift in the book. Even though the first three chapters have plenty of symbolism, they’re still fairly down-to-earth in their message. Reading the first part of the Apocalypse isn’t too different from reading Paul’s… Read More ›
The church at Laodicea is the only church in Rev 2-3 that gets absolutely no praise from Jesus. He had nothing good to say about them. Why is that? And why does Jesus tell them he’d rather they be “cold” than lukewarm?
What is Jesus promising when he says he’ll keep the faithful Philadelphian Christians from the “hour of testing” (3:10)? Is this talking about a pre-tribulation rapture?
In Revelation 2-3, we get to listen in as Jesus gives seven different churches a performance review. We should study them to learn what criteria Jesus is holding us to.