Millenium

On Sunday, we discovered that Satan’s power is finite and temporary as we looked at Revelation 20:1-6. This is the primary point that we should take away from those verses. Pastorally this makes it a deeply encouraging passage.

However, as I pointed out in the sermon.

  1. These verses have been the source of controversy over the years as people have debated exactly when and how Satan’s power will be limited
  2. Although we have just a short passage here, people have often decided their interpretation of the book of Revelation and indeed the Bible’s whole teaching on eschatology from these few verses.

In a sermon, I don’t really have the time to unpack all the options, nor do I think that would be the best use of my time. However, it may be that some would like a little bit more background and explanation. So here it is. My plan is to first of all give an overview of the different positions taken and then give a short explanation of why I’ve landed on the interpretation I have. Continue reading

Victory (Revelation 19-20)

“Come away from her my people, do not take part in her sins?” (Revelation 18:4).

This verse is a call to God’s people to be separate from “Babylon” the code name representing this World’s opposition to God and his people. Continue reading

Sealed … but what does it mean for a believer to be safe?

On the last two Sundays we’ve seen that God’s people are “sealed” through the terrible suffering portrayed in Revelation.  What does it mean to be kept safe as part of God’s people?
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Terror (Revelation 8-9)

“Change course” came the signal to the bridge.

“No! We advise that you change course” was the response

Again: “We strongly advise that you change course.”

The officer on duty signalled a reply “This is a US Navy cruiser. We strongly advise that you change course.”

After a short pause, the reply came back, “This is a lighthouse … we strongly advise that you change course.”

What will it take to get people to change course and turn from sin to God?

What will it take to get you to turn to him? Continue reading