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Silence, Prayers, Sovereignty | Revelation 8:1-6

Revelation 8 begins with silence in heaven. That silence is broken by the prayers of the saints and then concludes with fire being thrown to earth and seven angels preparing to blow trumpets of judgment. In the midst of all of this there is the realization that God has allowed our prayers to mix with...

“He Dwells With Us,” Revelation 7:13-17
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“He Dwells With Us,” Revelation 7:13-17

Most often, when we are asked a question, we immediately assume we need to have the answer. Few of us like to admit we don’t know; but most of us fear disappointing those whom we believe look to us for guidance. Revelation 7 gives us something to think about when one of the elders asks John...

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“Promises Kept,” Revelation 7:1-8

When we read the Scriptures do we take the time to make the connections between God’s promises and His fulfillments? Often what God speaks is generations, even centuries from coming to pass and if we are not careful we can read right through and miss that everything He speaks comes to pass. He told Abraham...

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Then, Now, Later | Revelation 6:12-17

When the sixth seal opens in Revelation 6:12, both the heavens and the earth are shaken. There is an earthquake, the sun goes dark, the moon like blood, stars fall from the sky and mountains and islands are moved from their place. Nothing like it has ever happened before. People, all people, are not only...

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“Time and Martyrdom,” Revelation 6:9-11

The fifth and sixth seals of Revelation, on first glance, show us martyrdom and cosmic turmoil, the death of saints and stars falling out of the sky with men, women and children running to hide in caves. What do we make of all this? The question is, what do we see about Jesus in it? What...

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“Jesus Has Authority over the Horsemen,” Wednesday, April 29th

Revelation 4 began with Jesus telling John, “Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.” As we enter chapter 6, it is¬†important that we remember that the things that John was seeing were coming from heaven, they were still the “things which must take place.” Jesus, the Lamb...

Revelation 5:11-14, “The Songs of the Second Coming.”
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Revelation 5:11-14, “The Songs of the Second Coming.”

The more we look at Revelation Chapters 4 and 5, the more we get to see heaven’s stability because of its complete confidence in the Lamb and the One who sits on the throne. The things written in the scroll are not scary, because they know the One who wrote the scroll and the One who holds...

Revelation 5:7-10 “Focused on the Lamb”
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Revelation 5:7-10 “Focused on the Lamb”

When Jesus taught us to pray, “Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven”, He was teaching us perspective. Our prayers are not to inform heaven of what’s happening on earth, but to bring what’s happening in heaven to earth. In Revelation 5, we are given a picture of...