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.
book of Revelation
The Seven Seals & the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (Rev 6)
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 ›
Comfort from God’s Throne (Revelation 4)
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!).
The Structure and Timeline of Revelation 4-22
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 ›
Those Lukewarm Laodiceans! (Rev 3:14-22)
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?
Revelation 3:10 and the Timing of the Rapture
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?
Revelation’s First Vision: The Glory of the Risen Jesus (Rev 1:1-20)
The first vision in the book of Revelation is not of doom or judgment; it’s a vision of Jesus. Learn what the imagery John sees has to teach us.
Getting Our Bearings on Revelation (Author, Background, Genre)
Who wrote Revelation, and when? Why was it written? And how was it intended to be read? Knowing this background will help us read Revelation with the right approach, so we don’t miss the points the book was originally trying to make.
The Book of Revelation is a Musical?!
When you’re reading a book of the Bible, one of the easiest mistakes to make is to breeze past the parts that were originally sung. The book of Revelation is a case-in-point. It’s positively teeming with songs — more so than any other book of the New Testament. But what’s the point of all the music?
Best Books & Commentaries on Revelation and Eschatology
Not all resources on Revelation and the end times are created equal. Here are the ones I think are the cream of the crop.