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The Revelation – The Bowls of Wrath – Rev. 16

The final act of God rendering recompense to his enemies begins now. All of the warnings and all of the intermediate punishments have been given. We are nearing the end of the opposition to God and to God’s people.
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The Revelation – The End is Nigh – Rev. 15

Once more, John’s vision tells us that the testimony of the saints, the gospel that they proclaim, is the story of the Exodus written on a spiritual plane. John is simply telling his Gospel narrative with graphic visions instead of the more philosophical arguments of Paul or the story-telling parables of…
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The Revelation – The Two Beasts (666) – Rev. 13

The subordination of our religion to the State or the exchange of worshiping God for worshipping the State or something more sinister is always easier to see in others than in ourselves. The challenge is to have and to cultivate the self-awareness as to whom we are following.
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The Revelation – The Angel and the Little Scroll – Rev. 10

God knows that the church will be tempted to shrink back from its commissioning in face of its persecution. This is why the message is given, not by any ordinary angel, but one with the form and likeness of God himself, and why the commission but be fully consumed and internalized…
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The Revelation – Demonic Locusts – Rev. 9

“How you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star (Heb. Lucifer), son of Dawn! How you are cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations low! . . . But you are brought down to Sheol, to the depths of the Pit.”
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