Staying Faithful

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Staying Faithful As we watch others live in luxury, it is hard to stay faithful. Kings seek after luxury and riches. Merchants sell their goods to get rich. Even sailors get rich from committing adultery with Babylon. Babylon is a god. The god of luxury, … Read More

God is in Control

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God is in Control God is in control, even in the middle of the evil that seems to be out of control. The prostitute, beast and kings all seem to be completely out of control. She is intoxicated on the blood of the saints! They … Read More

All Out War

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All Out War God will wage all out war on those who wage war on his people. We are reminded in this chapter of when God did this once before. Way back when his people were in Egypt. Pharaoh and Egypt oppressed God’s people. And … Read More

Wrongs Made Right

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Wrongs Made Right The churches needed to know the wrongs they have experienced would be made right. This is the core message of Revelation. After seeing vindication, the dragon thwarted and patient and faithful endurance as God’s special purchase, we see this picture of the … Read More

Enduring Difficulty As God’s Special Purchase

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Special Purchase Black Friday is exciting because we believe we get a great deal on the special products we want. In reality, economics works in reverse. When we believe something will bring great value, we will pay full price, and a high price for it. … Read More

Faithful and Patient Endurance

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Patient Endurance Patience and faithfulness are vital for endurance. First, patient endurance answers the question “Why me?” Actually, with patience, we turn that question around and ask, “Why not me?” Again, Jesus pulls back the curtain to show John, and the Church, what is happening … Read More

See the War Won

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Epic Cosmic Battle There is an epically cosmic battle raging all around us. As we live day to day, we are unaware of this battle. Unless, we make ourselves aware. Revelation messes with symbols, time and view points like an epic Christopher Nolan movie. Every … Read More

Vindication of Witnesses

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Final Vindication To a people needing final vindication, Revelation 11 is comforting. Admittedly, the 2 witnesses are one of the most confusing symbols in the whole book. Let’s break down what we do know… They are the 2 olive trees and 2 lampstands in front … Read More

The Mysterious Plan of God

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God’s Mysterious Plan God’s mysterious plan is both sweet and sour. The phrase “God’s mysterious plan” takes us right into the writing of Paul. In particular, Ephesians 3 where Paul describes God’s mysterious plan. The mystery is how the Gentiles are partakers of the promise … Read More

The Plague of Sin

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The Plague of Sin Sin plagues our world. We die because of sin. But before even that, disease, famine, natural disasters and everything destructive occurs because of sin. Now, what I’m not saying is that Hurricane X destroyed City Y because of their specific sin. … Read More