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“The Sweetness and Bitterness of Scripture,” Revelation 10:8-11

At the beginning of Revelation 10, John saw “a mighty angel coming down from heaven.” In the angel’s hand was an opened little book. When the angel cried out, “seven thunders uttered their voices”. John was about to write down what he had heard, but a voice from heaven stopped him saying, “do not write...

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“Unwritten but not Unsure,” Revelation 10:1-7

This week we get back to our study of Revelation with chapter 10, a new movement in John’s visions with what appears to be a new character, a new scroll and a new or different action. In chapter 5, John told us about a sealed scroll that could only be open by the Lamb who...

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“Authority of the Lamb,” Revelation 9:13-21

One of the key questions that we commonly ask when reading Revelation is “How is this supposed to be read?” We ask, are we reading a literal recital of events as they will happen on earth? Meaning, is this our timeline? Or, are we reading a literal recital of what John saw? Throughout Scripture, dreams and visions are...

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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...