Numerical Patterns in Revelation

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We’ve all had the experience of waking up after a strange dream and wondering what it all meant. The images of a dream often seem to come and go quite randomly and usually we can’t make sense of it all. Superficially, the book of Revelation can have the appearance of …

Revelation 6: The Wrath of the Lamb

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When my son Caleb was just beginning to talk, he toddled after me to watch as I sawed and hammered together some raised garden beds. The loud hammering scared him just a little so he watched from a distance and closed his eyes every time the hammer pounded a nail. …

Revelation 7: Center of the Throne

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“For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of the water of life, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” Revelation 7:17 The throne-room scene of Revelation 4 and 5 becomes very significant when it …

Revelation 6: Hide Us From Your Face

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They called out to the mountains and to the rocks, ‘Fall on us and hide us from the eyes of the one who sits on the throne and from the anger of the Lamb!…’ (Rev 6:16 GNB) In this article, we would like to rejoin the conversation on Revelation by …

Revelation 8: Silence in Heaven 2

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“When He opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. (Revelation 8:1) “The LORD is in his holy Temple; let everyone on earth be silent in his presence.” (Habakkuk 2:20) Last time, we associated silence in heaven with our experience of “Shock and Awe” …

Revelation 8: Silence in Heaven 1

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When the United States military invaded Iraq several years ago, much was made of the overwhelming military force that was to have the effect of “Shock and Awe.” The seventh seal describes a “Shock and Awe” that is a polar opposite of this: “When the Lamb broke open the seventh …

Revelation 6: The 5th seal, Theodicy 101

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“Even Satan can disguise himself to look like an angel of light!” (2 Corinthians 11:14) and last time we considered the reality that Satan, “the prince of this world” (John 12:31) has been allowed to establish his kingdom on earth. As we said, for the deceiver to be unmasked, he …

Revelation 4-5: Challenge to the Throne

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In the previous articles, I’ve tried to make the case for understanding the book of Revelation as revolving around chapter 12 and the “war in heaven” motif. This world is a mess! The book of Revelation explains how the sin problem began in the first place, it clarifies for the …

Revelation 4-5: Who is Worthy?

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When George Bush Sr. was President (1988-92), the late Phil Hartman used to do a hilarious impression of his wife Barbara Bush on Saturday Night Live. During one of these skits, “Barbara Bush” was asked this question by an interviewer: “So tell me Barbara, you must be very proud of …