Category: Revelation

  • The Spirit of the Day

    Meredith Kline, in Images of the Spirit, has a wonderful exposition of the post-fall encounter of Adam and Eve with God. They had eaten of the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil; their eyes were opened and they sewed fig leaves together to cover their nakedness. The KJV (most other […]

  • Covenant King

    2 Samuel 7 is a passage we hear frequently. It is an important passage because it is God’s establishment of His covenant with David. The chapter is divided into two sections. The first section starts with the king sitting in his house and goes through the vision that God gives to Nathan the prophet. Yahweh […]

  • Light and glory

    Isaiah wrote around the time of the collapse and captivity of the northern kingdom of Israel, but his dealings were with the kings of the south. He warned against the coming invasion of Assyria and the ultimate fall, exile, and restoration of a reunited Israel. In the beginning of chapter 60, he casts the restoration […]

  • Song of Songs

    The Song of Songs is both a mystery and a beauty. It is elusive, dancing lightly from image to image, and as such is difficult to get a solid hold of in any sort of narrative-historical or allegorical way.  Even so, it has been counted by Jews and Christians throughout history as the height of […]

  • Man of Sin

    If we look at the law for kings in Deuteronomy 17, it prohibits the king from multiplying horses and chariots, wives, and wealth. This is exactly what Solomon is doing in 1 Kings 10-11. Chapter ten begins by commending his great wisdom, but then steps through his decline—that is, he begins violating the rules for […]

  • Brother’s Blood

    In chapter three of John’s first letter, he draws a clear line between the righteous and the unrighteous. He lays it out in black and white, not black and shades of black, or white and off-white. Those who practice sinning are of the devil and those who practice righteousness are of God, children of God. […]

  • Ascension Sunday

    Daniel 7 and Revelation 5 both deal with the ascension of Jesus Christ to the Father. First, some background. Daniel lived most of his life during the seventy year exile of the Jews following the fall of Jerusalem. King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon had destroyed the city and the temple and had carried off most of […]

  • Sit at My Right Hand

    Yahweh says to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.” Psalm 110 starts with the Father calling the Son to sit on His throne until His enemies are made His footstool. This is of course a position of victory; His enemies are under His feet. But the footstool […]

  • Conquering the nations

    When Joshua meets the commander of the army of the Lord, He is standing with His drawn sword in His hand. This is a military conquest, a war against flesh and blood. In Revelation 19, this same commander sits on His horse with His sword in His mouth. This is not a war against flesh […]

  • Who is this

    Who is this who looks down like the dawn, beautiful as the moon, bright as the sun, awesome as an army with banners?” Song of Songs 6:10 In Revelation 19, Christ avenges the blood of his servants against apostate Jerusalem, the great harlot city, the false bride. He institutes the celebration feast, the marriage supper […]