The Day of the Lord

The biblical “Day of the Lord” refers both to judgment and salvation. Old Testament prophecies promised a day when Israel’s enemies would be conquered and God’s people would be liberated.  These prophecies apply to “spiritual Israel” (the church) as well as national Israel. The Day of the Lord will ultimately be fulfilled by Jesus Christ when He comes again to earth as the Righteous Judge, conquering all of hell’s forces, and establishing the fullness of His victorious Kingdom.  Every person will be held accountable for his or her acceptance of, or rejection… Read More

A Light in the Darkness

Despite varying worldviews and religious beliefs, most people believe that our world, as we know it, is fast approaching a seismic shift, if not an end. Speculations of the cause of such an occurance include international wars, global warming, natural disasters, and spiritual events.  When the Son of God, Jesus, came to earth as a baby, time shifted into a new dimension – we entered the last days. After Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection, He promised that He would come again.  We are living in the last days – the end times…. Read More

How I Approach the Last Book

Likely one of the youngest of Jesus’ disciples, John managed to outlive them all. He had mourned the loss of his friends, particularly because each of his fellow comrades had been martyred for his faith.  John, too, had been persecuted and suffered; yet his life had somehow been spared.  With leathered skin and a weathered soul, John’s mind and spirit remained vivacious and sensitive to the voice of God.  Banished to a remote island (Patmos) as a prisoner, John spent his time praying for and writing to the several churches under his… Read More

Reminders from the Book of Revelation

He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus! (Revelation 22:20 ESV) When it comes to the Book of Revelation some well-intended believers get caught up in forecasting the details of the last days, resulting in their missing the central theme of John’s letter to the seven churches over which he had leadership. What many view as the secret code to understand the end times is actually intended to be exactly what it says in it’s opening line: “The revelation of Jesus Christ.” The book… Read More

How to Approach the Book of Revelation

The book of Revelation is often viewed through the lens of apocalyptic allegory – as if only a select few can understand its hidden meanings, and that only with a special decoder ring or end-time chart. The Revelation of Jesus Christ is actually a letter. The aged Apostle John had been banished to the Island of Patmos for his proclamation of Jesus Christ. While there he received a vision(s) from God, revealing many things regarding “what was” (the past), “what is” (the present), and “what is to come” (the future). John, a… Read More