The Final Victory

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READ : Revelation 19:6-21; 20:7-10 The returning Jesus conquers all foes and saves his people on Judgment Day. There is much in these closing chapters of Revelation about the final victory of God’s loving purpose in Christ. Today I want to lift up before you three moving scenes, all from chapters 19 and 20: The announcement of the marriage supper, the Rider on the white horse, and the judgment of the great white throne. The Marriage of the Lamb Announced …

The Face of Evil

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READ : Revelation 12 and 13 The Dragon, the Beast, and the False Prophet are fierce enemies, but in Christ, God’s people overcome them. Do you remember, in the letters to the seven churches, the wonderful promises made to those who conquer, who overcome? The entire book anticipates and prepares God’s people for a coming warfare and calls them to prevail. Today mostly in chapters 12 and 13 of Revelation, we consider who these enemies are, and how the people …

Prayer and Fire

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READ : Revelation 6-8:5 Where does power come from? From heaven’s point of view, the moving forces in world history are the prayers of the saints and the fire of God. It’s such a privilege for me to look with you at this marvelous book of Revelation. Let’s review a bit where we’ve been. Remember how the vision of the exalted Christ in chapter 1 led to the writing of the seven letters? In the same way, the throne-room vision …

Heavenly Worship

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READ : Revelation 4-5 John’s vision of heaven’s worship in Revelation 4 and 5 shows us what is really important on earth. A Higher Perspective Do you ever wonder what’s happening in heaven right now? In chapters 4 and 5 of this marvelous book of Revelation, we are given a glimpse of what’s going on now in the heavenly realm. Once again, John the apostle hears the voice that had spoken to him like a trumpet blast. This time it …

Letters to Us

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READ : Revelation 2 and 3 Revelation 2 and 3 contain seven letters to seven churches. These letters to ancient churches are also letters to us from the risen Lord Jesus Christ. In Chapters 2 and 3 of this amazing book of Revelation we meet seven letters, addressed to seven first-century churches in the Roman province of Asia, which is present-day Turkey. Whose Letters? Whose letters are these? Most profoundly, they’re letters from the risen Lord who walks among the …

Stranded!

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READ : Revelation 1 Stranded on a rocky island, the Apostle John meets the exalted Jesus and is given a thrilling new ministry. It’s a joy for me to begin this series with you on the Book of Revelation, which to me is the most fascinating, thrilling, mysterious book of the Bible. I love it especially because of the way it exalts the risen Christ. I think of these words near the start of the book: Now to him who …