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…

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…

The “Thrones” of Revelation & Daniel

  Most students of Scripture consider the judicial scene of Revelation 4 & 5 a spiritual event which was fulfilled at the Lord’s ascension in A.D. 30. What they fail to realize, however, is that the scene described therein takes place shortly before the Lord’s return, and is closely related to another piece of Apocalyptic imagery described in…

Reformed Chiliasm (Part 21- Conclusion)

   John, after describing the final punishment brought upon the heads of the wicked, and the casting of Satan into the lake of fire, then proceeds to paint a graphic picture of the Final Judgment.  He writes: “And I saw a great white throne, and Him that sat on it, from whose face the earth…

The Battle of the Kings

 “Then went out the King of Sodom, and the King of Gomorrah, and the King of Admah and the King of Zeboiim, and the King of Bela, which is Zoar: and they joined battle with them in the vale of Siddim: to wit, with Cheder-laomer King of Elam, and Tidal King of nations, and Amraphel…