The Descent of The New Jerusalem

(from The Quarterly Journal of Prophecy, Vol. 2, 1850)    During the “age to come,” the New Jerusalem will not actually descend upon the earth, but will rest above it. It will be, if we may so speak, the Court of Heaven, the gathering place of the glorified saints, when taken up “to meet the…

Studies In The Apocalypse (Part 12– Rev. 2: 24- 2: 29)

(2: 24) “But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, As many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden:”  This verse contains another clue as to the extent of the church’s knowledge regarding Jezebel’s…

Studies In The Apocalypse (Part 11– Rev. 2: 18- 2: 23)

 (2: 18) “And to the angel of the church in Thyatira, write; These things saith the Son of God, Who hath His eyes like unto a flame of fire, and His feet are like fine brass;”  Thyatira is first mentioned in Acts 16: 14 as the city from which Lydia, the seller of purple, came. …

Studies In The Apocalypse (Part 10– Rev. 2: 12- 2: 17)

(2: 12) “And to the angel of the church in Pergamos, write; These things saith He that hath the sharp sword with two edges;”  As I see it, the letters sent to the seven churches contain a rundown of conditions then present, which will be more fully developed as the end of the age draws near.  Proceeding on this principle…

Studies In The Apocalypse (Part 9– Rev. 2: 8- 2: 11)

 (2: 8) “And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna, write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;”  As we’ll see in this epistle, the conditions of the church of Smyrna are those current during the 70th week of Daniel.  Like the epistle to the Ephesians, there is little…

Studies In The Apocalypse (Part 8– Rev. 2: 1- 2: 7)

 (2: 1) “Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus, write: These things saith He that holdeth the seven stars in His right hand, Who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks;”   In my last article, I stated my view that the seven epistles to the churches are inspired messages which relate to a…

Studies In The Apocalypse (Part 7– Rev. 1: 17- 1: 20)

(1: 17) “And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as one dead. And He laid His right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:”  John, upon seeing the resplendent glory of Christ, falls down at His feet.  This reminds us again of Daniel’s vision, which caused him…