After the great earthquake and chaos of the 6th seal, there is an interlude before the 7th, dealing with 2 sets of people. The first is the 144,000 sealed Israelites and the second is the multitude who worship before the throne. Who are they and why are we told about them?
In the fifth seal, the martyrs cry out for judgment for their deaths. The sixth seal is the beginning of God answering that prayer as He starts to unleash heaven's response the a world in rebellion against Him.
Horses have always held people's fascination. The are truly wonderous animals and have been an integral part of society since ancient times. In the Bible though, they primarily represent one thing: judgment.
The scroll that will determine the fate of the world and all of mankind is about to be opened but only one person was qualified to open it up. As end time prophecy is about to unfold in our time, we must remember that worship of the One who was worthy to open it is our key to our survival.
The assembly at Philadelphia were able to hold on to Yeshua despite having only a little power. With the forces of darkness rising all around the world today, how does the remnant hold on when we can seemingly do so little?
The assembly at Thyratira was most infamous for having to deal with a false prophetess named Jezebel. She, like her namesake during Ahab's reign, led the people astray. Just like then, the Body today must watch for false prophets because the judgment of following after them will be severe.
Smyrna was the second congregation addressed by Yeshua in the letter written by John and Yeshua had no issues with it but He warned them things were going to be tough. As we look at the end times unfolding before our eyes today, we can take His words to heart.
During Sukkot, Israel is supposed to live in a temporary booth or sukkah for 7 days to remind them of how God dwelt with them in the desert for 40 years. How should this affect our perspective on life today?
John begins to relay his messages to the 7 assemblies in modern-day Turkey. Each church has a message that is pertinent to the situation we face today as we get closer to the unfolding of the actual events of Revelation