The incarnation didn't just happen, as we observed in the previous post God took a long time preparing for that first Christmas, and for very good reason. There was indeed much to be done, God couldn't just turn up. For God to come in Christ as he did, he needed to prepare the way, to … Continue reading God Couldn’t Just Turn Up – Israel’s Role in the Incarnation
A lot of theological thought and ink has been expended on the first 6 verses of Revelation 20, and all because it mentions six times a thousand years, yet nowhere else in the Bible is this time frame ever mentioned. The futurist sees it as a literal one thousand years after Jesus has returned. The … Continue reading Revelation 20 Some thoughts on the Millenium
Revelation is a gripping book. There are heights and there are depths. It shows you the glory of God and the the depths of human sin. It's a book of blessing and of judgment, and a word that frequently occurs is 'wrath' or more specifically the wrath of God, unveiled in the seven seals, seven … Continue reading The Wrath of God & Rebellion of Humanity
Revelation 13. This post is a long one - it's a big subject, and even this is a basic overview! If anyone knows anything about Revelation, it’s the mark of the beast – 666. In the world it’s used by pop groups and Satanists etc. and in the church it’s generally thought of as some … Continue reading WHAT IS 666 AND THE MARK OF THE BEAST?
JESUS LOVES THE CHURCH Jesus loves the church for which he gave himself. John said "To him who loves us..." (1:5). It is out of that context that Revelation chapters 2 and 3 flow. It is out of that context that he speaks to the church sometimes hard and difficult words as well as words … Continue reading Jesus loves and speaks to the church
A BRIEF LOOK AT CHAPTER 1. What do you know about Jesus? How do you see him? To some he’s just a teacher or healer, or good man, to many just a very nice man, but the Bible says a whole lot more. “The Revelation of...” It’s a Revelation, an unfolding. It is meant to … Continue reading Revelation 1
Revelation – A Radical Church in the Real World A brief overview of Revelation. Revelation is a book that has inspired artists, writers and film makers – of which apocalyptic films with their visions of a catastrophic end of the world is a growing category. It has inspired and frustrated and been the subject of … Continue reading Revelation – A Radical Church in the Real World