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“Then I saw a white cloud, and seated on the cloud was someone like the Son of Man. He had a gold crown on his head and a sharp sickle in his hand” (Revelation 14:14 NLT).

December 23, 2022

THE SECOND ADVENT While exiled on the Isle of Patmos, the apostle John saw a vision of Christ’s second coming. His description of the Son of Man coming on the clouds was like what the prophet Daniel saw in his vision 600 years before Christ’s first advent.    “Behold, with the clouds of heaven   

“… the Book of Life that belongs to the Lamb who was slaughtered before the world was made” (Revelation 13:8 NLT).

December 22, 2022

KINGS ARE BORN IN PALACES BUT LAMBS IN A MANGER In John’s revelation, the curtain between heaven and earth was pulled back and he saw events from God’s perspective. From God’s eternal, beyond time, point of view, the Lamb was slain before the foundation of the world. For Jesus is the Lamb of God whose

“I saw a large red dragon… He stood in front of the woman as she was about to give birth, ready to devour her baby as soon as it was born” (Revelation 12:3-4 NLT).

December 21, 2022

DID YOUR NATIVITY COME WITH A DRAGON? When the apostle John was exiled on the Isle of Patmos, the Lord pulled back the curtain between heaven and earth and invited old John to see things from a heavenly perspective. Among the events he saw, John saw the cosmic warfare surrounding Christ’s birth. In order to

“And God will wipe every tear from their eyes” (Revelation 7:17 NLT).

December 16, 2022

GOD WILL WIPE AWAY EVERY TEAR There was a pause after the opening of the 6th seal. And John saw a great multitude join with the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders in worshiping the Lord. One of the elders asked John whether he knew who the multitude was and from where they had

“Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends” (Revelation 3:20 NLT).

December 12, 2022

IS CHRIST KNOCKING ON YOUR DOOR?  Jesus instructed the apostle John to send a letter to the church of Laodicea, rebuking them for their lukewarm commitment. He reminded them that He disciplines those that He loves and called them to repentance and renewed zeal. Yet after His stern words of discipline, He humbly described Himself

“It was the Lord’s Day, and I was worshiping in the Spirit. Suddenly, I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet blast” (Revelation 1:10 NLT).

December 9, 2022

WORSHIP THAT TURNED TO WITNESS The apostle John was exiled to the Isle of Patmos for preaching the gospel. There, on a Sunday, the revelation of Jesus Christ came to him while he was in worship. The early church fathers reported that John was in a cave on Patmos when the Lord spoke to him.

“I, Jesus, have sent My angel to attest these things to you for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright Morning Star” (Revelation 22:16 HCSB).

December 31, 2021

THE BOOK OF REVELATION IS FOR THE CHURCH As John reported the occasion and purpose of his writing in Revelation 1, so now at its conclusion, he reminds us again. Jesus appeared to him and sent an angel to show to him the “things which must shortly come to pass” (Rev. 1:1). And John was

“I also saw the Holy City, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared like a bride adorned for her husband” (Revelation 21:2 HCSB).

December 30, 2021

ARE YOU BOUND FOR THAT CITY? John saw the “Holy City,” the “new Jerusalem,” come down. This is the very place that Christ went to prepare, saying, “In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if

“Blessed and holy is the one who shares in the first resurrection! The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of the Messiah, and they will reign with Him for 1,000 years” (Revelation 20:6 HCSB).

December 29, 2021

WILL YOU SHARE IN THE FIRST RESURRECTION? John saw a day when all those who share in the “first resurrection” would serve as priests of God and reign with Christ for a thousand years, a millennium. What is this “first resurrection” and who are those who share in it?   The first resurrection began with

“Then I heard another voice from heaven: Come out of her, My people, so that you will not share in her sins or receive any of her plagues” (Revelation 18:4 HCSB).

December 27, 2021

COME OUT OF BABYLON John the Revelator wrote that he heard “another voice” calling out, perhaps the voice of Christ to His people. Like the angel who told Lot to get out of Sodom, He warned them to come out of Babylon. Many have offered opinions as to the identity of Babylon, but the most