Out of the Seventh Seal, Christ's consequence of Man's Sins (Seven being the number for God) whose consequences formed the first six Seals (Six being the number for Men). It begins with mercy and ends in our passage with the exhibition of Christ's holiness on earth springing forth from our holy prayers asking Him to come quickly; i.e., in His proper time.
God was very careful in the Old Covenant to have special furniture constructed and placed in the Holy Place of the Tabernacle and later Temple. There were three pieces or items. The Table of Showbread, the branched Candlestick and the Altar of Incense. The items carry theological meaning. Are there principles here that should impact our current worship space in our assemblies?
The non-canonical book of Enoch, names these seven angels of Revelation 8:2.
We note the parallel between Revelation 8:3-7 and Revelation 6:9-12.
What are Preterism, Futurism, and Historicism?
These judgments find partial fulfillment in the life time of those who were alive when Jesus preached.
A core message of the prophets is a lawsuit against Israel and Judah for their violating the covenant made at Mount Sinai (Deuteronomy 28:53-57; Leviticus 26:29; 2 Kings 6:28-29; Jeremiah 19:9; Lamentations 2:20; 4:10; Ezekiel 5:10).
Consider 1 Thessalonians 2:13-16 with Acts 13:34-35 and Acts 14:19-20.
Galatians 4:25-31 and Galatians 3:26-29 teach us who Abraham's true children are.
Romans 11:28 teaches us how to pray for Israel, especially in the present crisis.
The 7th Seal, when broken, revealed to John, the incredible Divine Internal Workings, conducted within Heaven's Sacred Court. Here we see the Divine Process of how God's High Holiness and offended Justice is satisfied; with a lowly filthy sinner..
As we continue in Hebrews 9, we see that our author makes an argument from typology to show the connection between Yom Kippur (as a type) and the atoning ministry of Christ (the antitype). The author shows that the great day of atonement always pointed forward to the needed Messiah, Christ Jesus our Lord!
The Seven Angels in Charge PT1 Revelation 8:1-13 God has just handed Jesus Christ the great book of destiny, the book that tells about the end of the world. Revelation 8 introduce seven angels who will sound their trumpets in Revelation 8-9. After the seventh seal is opened, John sees these seven angels who stand before God.God's holy angels will be extremely active in the end times. During the first half of the tribulation period, seven powerful angels will be in charge of the seven trumpet judgments that will bring seven calamities upon the earth, which is Satan's and the antichrist's kingdom Rev. 8:1,6. With each blowing of a trumpet by an angel, anew judgment falls upon the earth. These judgments will include hail and fire mixed with blood, the sea turning to blood, water turning bitter, various cosmic disturbances, affliction by demonic scorpions, and the death of a third of humankind Rev. 8:6–9:21.At the beginning of human history, heaven and earth were united because our first parents honored God and obeyed His will. Satan tempted them to focus on the earth; they disobeyed God; and ever since, a great gulf has been fixed between heaven and earth. This chasm was bridged when the Son of God came to earth and died for the sins of the world.
As we enter into the 9th chapter of this great letter, the author wants us to consider the Tabernacle and its function. In one sense, we are to see its glory in that it is a shadow pointing to something better; in another sense, we are to recognize its limitations as a temporal system which was unable to make anything perfect. In both senses, we are to be led to see the need for Christ as the High Priest of a perfect covenant, sealed by a perfect sacrifice.
There's a good chance that you have never heard a sermon on perfume before. I've never preached one before. But here it is, in the text, and therefore something that reveals our Heavenly Father and His eternal Son to us. What can we learn from these two perfume recipes, for the anointing oil and the proprietary incense? We can learn about God's holiness, His close regulation of our worship, and our need to be generous givers.
A brief study of two passages, Rev 5:1-8 concentrating on a portion of the 8th verse, "golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints." We examine what this says about the nature of prayer. We consider aspects of prayer that we may not have considered from other passages. Eph 3:14-21 We take a brief look at this passage and examine Paul's prayerful desire for the church of Ephesus and his praise of the Lord in the final two verses.
God said that Jerusalem had taken His oil and His incense and set them before their idols. That which he had given them in plenty to be used to worship him, they had taken and were worshiping their gods.
What does God highlight by putting the instructions for the incense altar at this point in Exodus? Exodus 30:1–10 looks forward to the p.m. sermon on the coming Lord's Day. In these ten verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that God does not only meet with His people to speak with them, but also even to hear them.