REVELATION 22:7-21 Jesus is coming soon! LAST WORDS, LAST WARNINGS, LAST CHANCE

"Behold, I am coming soon! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy in this book…. the time is near. Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to … Continue reading

REVELATION 21:22-22:5 – IN MY FATHER’S HOUSE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE NEW JERUSALEM – OUR TRUE HOME

"Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God's right hand. Think about the things of heaven, not the things of … Continue reading

REVELATION 21:9-21- The “heaven factor” that moves us to worship God and Him alone – is it missing in your life?

"One of the two pilgrims says to the other, "When do you find yourself in the most wholesome and most vigorous spiritual state?" To which the other pilgrim says, "When I think of the place to which I am going." … Continue reading

THE “HEAVEN FACTOR” MOVES US TO WORSHIP GOD AND HIM ALONE – IS IT MISSING IN YOUR LIFE? A STUDY OF THE BOOK OF REVELATION

January, 2010 Dear Friends,       "One of the two pilgrims says to the other, "When do you find yourself in the most wholesome and most vigorous spiritual state?" To which the other pilgrim says, "When I think of the place … Continue reading

JOHN 15:13 GOD’S CHRISTMAS GIFT – PASS IT ON SACRIFICIAL LOVE – FROM JESUS TO US AND THROUGH US TO OTHERS

 "In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to his own town … Continue reading

Revelation 7:15 REVELATION continued – the great adventure – the joy of work in heaven “they serve him day and night”

Once again I refer you to John Eldredge's book, The Journey of Desire and his statement that the reality of heaven should be motivating for us as believers in our day-to-day obedience to the Lord. So he uses three metaphors … Continue reading

GENESIS 49-50 – THE FAITH OF THE FATHERS -‘FAITH IS THE SUBSTANCE OF THINGS HOPED FOR.’

Dear Friends, As we come to the end of the year and the joy of Christmas can you remember the feelings you had as a youngster as you anticipated Santa and all the gifts he would bring? I guess those … Continue reading

REVELATION 21:1-5 – “NOW THE DWELLING OF GOD IS WITH MEN, AND HE WILL LIVE WITH THEM.’

"There is currently a New Age Movement. This latest movement hopes to bring the utopian society by expanding man's conscious levels of awareness. Throughout history man has constantly sought for a New Age. Each movement has sought to define the … Continue reading

REVELATION 21:1-2 LIVING FOR AND LONGING FOR HEAVEN – OUR TRUE HOME

"If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world. If none of my earthly pleasures satisfy it, that does not prove that … Continue reading

STATE OF THE MINISTRY

Dear Friends, The State of the Ministry gives an overall view of the ministry and some new venues the Lord is calling us into. ONE-ON-ONE MENTORING I continue to meet with men on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis. Our … Continue reading

– REVELATION 20:11-15 – THE GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGMENT

"If anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire." This is the saddest and most sobering passage in all of Scripture. Remember our Lord wept over death (John 11:35; … Continue reading

REVELATION 20 – GOD’S FINAL JUDGMENTS THE MILLENNIAL KINGDOM- THE THOUSAND YEAR REIGN OF CHRIST ON THE EARTH

REVELATION 20   "He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his … Continue reading

REVELATION 19,20:3 THE RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST AND THE END OF THE GREAT TRIBULATION

 "The LORD God said to the serpent… he (Jesus) shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel" (Gen. 3:15). "The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet" (Rom. 16:20). The event for which God's people have … Continue reading

REVELATION 19:1-10 GET READY- HERE COMES THE JUDGE AND BRIDEGROOM HALLELUJAH!

The scroll (book of judgment) which Jesus received from His Father (Rev. 5:7-10) at this point has been completed. Chapters 16-20 describe in detail how God's final judgments come upon Satan, Antichrist, the false prophet and all people who reject … Continue reading

GOD’S PLAN MOVES FORWARD

Dear Friends, As we recall all the parental favoritism, jealousy, lies and deceit, sibling rivalry, rebellion and murder that took place in Jacob's strife-filled family it is absolutely amazing that God could orchestrate a plan that would reunite them and … Continue reading

REVELATION 17 & 18 ‘BABYLON’ LOOKING AT BABYLON FROM BEGINNING TO END-FALLEN MAN WANTS A WORLD WITHOUT GOD

A brief summary of what Babylon stands for in Scripture is the confusion (Babel) of man caused by godlessness (Gen. 10-11).  A world of godless people is confused and doesn't even know it. After the flood God commanded the people … Continue reading

REVELATION 17:16-18:24 – MOURNING OR REJOICING – IT DEPENDS ON WHERE YOUR TREASURE IS – GOD’S JUDGMENT OF RELIGIOUS/POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC BABYLON

Material from chapter 18 is parenthetical and goes with chapters 16 and 19. As we come to the end of chapter 17 we see that the Antichrist and his henchmen (the ten kings under him) will destroy the one world … Continue reading

REVELATION 17:3-13 PARENTHETICAL MORE ABOUT THE HARLOT – ONE WORLD RELIGION

Revelation Alive © 1992 by Stephen W. Griffith – revised 2007 – All quotes refer to this commentary, are indented and used extensively. God will not allow mankind to come together in true unity apart from Him. “Babel” (Gen. 10) … Continue reading

REVELATION 17:1-2 – Parenthetical: The Destruction of Apostate Christendom (“The Great Harlot”)

        Revelation Alive © 1992 by Stephen W. Griffith – revised 2007 – All quotes refer to this commentary, are indented and used extensively. Chapter 17 seems to fit chronologically into the first 3 ½ years of the Tribulation (the … Continue reading