The heritage of the KJV is unparalleled. In this lesson we consider the role of William Tyndale and the tremendous contribution he made to the translating of the Bible into the English language. We owe Tyndale a great debt!
As we continue in this chapter of comparison, we observe a comparison between the works of the foolish and wise. When one is not sure about another's words, we must look at their works to help us better understand what they are all about.
Revelation Lesson #090
ANOTHER ANGEL: This is the fifth angel in the chapter. His responsibility is to direct "the one like unto the Son of man" to thrust in his sickle and reap the harvest of those redeemed by the blood of the Lamb during Daniel's Seventieth Week.
OUT OF THE TEMPLE: The angel comes out of the temple calling for judgment. The judgments proceed from the throne earlier in the book of Revelation (until Revelation 11:18). After that point, through Revelation chapter 16, the judgments emanate from the temple. In the seventh vial (Revelation 16:17), the throne and the temple are united. The temple judgments indicate the person of Christ and is more severe.
LOUD VOICE: This phrase is used twelve times in Revelation and three times in this chapter (Revelation 5:2, 5:12, 6:10, 7:2, 7:10, 8:13, 10:3, 12:10, 14:7, 14:9, 14:15, 19:17).
REAPED: This is the harvest of the earth, not the rapture or the Second Coming. Those gathered are brought together to be crushed and destroyed. This event is not the First Fruits (in Jesus' day), the harvest (Church Age Rapture), or the gleanings of believers. The Lord uses a sickle to cut down, gather, and burn the unbelievers.
Jeremiah 51:33 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; The daughter of Babylon is like a threshingfloor, it is time to thresh her: yet a little while, and the time of her harvest shall come.
Revelation 14:17 And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle.
ANOTHER ANGEL: This is the sixth angel in the chapter. He gathers the vine of the earth that it might be cast into the great winepress of the wrath of God.
We examine the birth of John The Baptist, and how it foreshadowed the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ. We can recognize some interesting similarities between the two. However, it is from Zacharias and Elisabeth, that we see some comforting truths that are a real blessing.
Revelation Lesson #088
ANGEL: This is the first of seven angels in this chapter. His duty is to preach the everlasting gospel.
The First Angel: He flies in mid-heaven, preaching the everlasting gospel to those who live on the earth, to every nation, tribe, language, and people, declaring the fear of God and worship of the Creator (Revelation 14:6-7).
The Second Angel: He follows, saying, "Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication." (Revelation 14:8).
The Third Angel: He follows them warning those who worship the beast and its image and receives the mark (Revelation 14:9-10).
The Fourth Angel: Not specifically mentioned in Chapter 14 but implied within the sequence of angels appearing in the chapter as "another voice" (Revelation 14:13).
The Fifth Angel: This angel is mentioned indirectly through the voice from the temple, commanding the one like the Son of Man to use his sickle for the harvest of the earth, which is ripe (Revelation 14:15).
The Sixth Angel: Comes out of the temple in heaven, also having a sharp sickle, and is given a command to gather the clusters of the vine of the earth (Revelation 14:17-18).
The Seventh Angel: This angel has power over fire and, following the command from the altar, tells the sixth angel to gather the grapes from the earth's vineyard to be thrown into the great winepress of God's wrath (Revelation 14:18-19).
ANGEL … TO PREACH: This is proof that the passage finds fulfillment in a different dispensation. In this age, angels play no part in getting out the gospel, though they "desire to look into" it. For instance, when Cornelius wan
The concept of taking up one's cross, originating from Jesus' words in the Gospels, symbolizes the willingness to endure hardship and sacrifice as a follower of Christ.
Embracing the Cross in Suffering: "Take up your cross" is a powerful symbol used by Jesus to describe the commitment and sacrifice involved in following Him.
Matthew 16:24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
Matthew 10:38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.
Luke 9:23-7, Luke 14:27, Acs 14:22
Moses' Decision: Hebrews 11:24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter; 25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; 26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.
In the context of Christian suffering, taking up one's cross emphasizes the call to embrace trials and sacrifices as integral parts of the journey of faith (or life's journey). It's not just about enduring pain but actively accepting and carrying our personal 'crosses' — our unique challenges and hardships — as a testament to our devotion to Christ and our trust in His redemptive plan.
Stephen's Martyrdom: Acts 7 describes Stephen, the first recorded Christian martyr, who was stoned to death for his faith. His story illustrates the extreme form of suffering for Christ, yet he remained steadfast, even seei
Revelation Lesson # 087
THE MOUNT SION: This does not refer to Mount Sion upon the earth (Hebrews 12:18-19)—but to the heavenly Mount Sion (Hebrews 12:22-24)! Psalm 48 speaks specifically of the heavenly Mount Zion, the city of the great King.
Later in the chapter (verse 5), the 144,000 are said to be "before the throne of God." Thus, this entire group has been transported to Heaven before God's throne. They lived out the promise given in Psalm 91.
AN HUNDRED AND FORTY AND FOUR THOUSAND: The exact number of those who were promised preservation show up in Heaven preserved as promised in Revelation chapter 7. That chapter views them as they are about to enter their labors, and this chapter shows them after completing their labors. Chapter 7 says they are sealed (a fact); Chapter 14 details the sealing (written).
HIS FATHER'S NAME: The word "Father" is found five times in Revelation and is always associated with the relationship with the Father's relationship with the Son, not His relationship with believers.
His Father (Revelation 1:5-6, 14:1)
My Father (Revelation 2:27, 3:5, 3:21) refers to promises made to the overcomers.
Revelation chapter 7 says that these men received a mark. The mark is identified here with the "Father's name written in their foreheads." That name could be Jehovah, Adoni, Elohim, or any title used to describe or refer to God. (The Jehovah's Witnesses, who claim to be one of the 144,000, should be able to show the Father's name written on their foreheads, but of course, it does not exist because they are a cult usurping the designation.)
The Antichrist will also place a mark in and upon his followers' right hand or forehead