Studies In The Apocalypse (Part 18– Rev. 5: 8- 5: 14)

 (5: 8) “And when He had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.”   Now we see what transpires upon the Lamb’s taking of the seven-sealed book from…

Studies In The Apocalypse (Part 13– Rev. 3: 1- 3: 6)

(3: 1) “And unto the angel of the church in Sardis, write; These things saith He that hath the seven spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.”   Christ claims intimate control over the seven spirits and seven stars. We’ve…

The “Kingdom of Heaven”

  Expositors sometimes make a distinction between “The Kingdom of Heaven” and “The Kingdom of God.”  The former expression is used thirty-two times, and appears only in the Gospel of Matthew; whereas in the same Gospel the latter term is used only five times.  In the parallel passages of the other Gospels, the term “Kingdom of God” is…

Land Promises Fulfilled In The “First Resurrection”

  The message of Christ’s return to dwell with man is the keynote of all Messianic prophecy.  In the beginning, man dwelt with God.  Yet on account of sin, God left His throne in Eden to take up His abode in the heavenlies.  In the years succeeding man’s exile from Eden, the wickedness of the world became so great, that…

Power Over The Nations

  One of the promises which Jesus Christ extends to the church is the right of governing the nations. This is a distinctly Jewish privilege, yet, as believers are grafted into Israel (Romans 11) and through grace partake of their covenantal blessings (Galatians 3: 29), saved Gentiles are included in the number of those who shall “reign with Christ.”   In…

Antichrist & The Great Tribulation

     In his messages to the seven churches, John the Apostle warned his hearers of an “hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth” (Rev. 3: 10). This same event is also mentioned in Rev. 2: 22 and Rev. 7: 14. It describes a…

Zechariah 14, Daniel 12, & The Great Tribulation

By comparing the many prophecies that speak of last-days events, we may form a tolerably clear picture of what will be happening on this globe when Christ rends the heavens and comes down (Isaiah 64: 1), to execute judgment on the wicked and give rewards to His faithful servants. Will it be a time of…