Archive for December, 2015

Wednesday of the Second Sunday in Advent – Revelation 13

ShareRevelation 13 Be honest.  What are your first thoughts and feelings when reading Revelation 13?  Are they to walk away dazed and confused, as if just accidentally exposed to some powerful narcotic?  Are they to shift into Encyclopedia Brown or Sherlock Holmes gear and fancy yourself ______________ (your name), Apocalyptic Detective! While it’s true that […]

December 8, 2015 | 2 Comments More

Tuesday of the Second Sunday in Advent – Revelation 12

ShareRevelation 12 Who is this Woman, and who is this Child?  And who is the Dragon who wars against them both? As always, we should start with what’s certain, and that’s the Child, or the Son, and the Dragon.  The Child is a male Child, and therefore a Son, who is to rule the nations […]

December 7, 2015 | 2 Comments More

Monday of the Second Sunday in Advent – Revelation 11

ShareRevelation 11 In Revelation 11, St. John continues his theme of the destruction of the Old Covenant and the birth of the New Covenant.  The Mystery of God has been accomplished (or revealed), as the gospel is preached (Revelation 10:7).  What is this Mystery?  It is the revelation of the gospel of Jesus Christ.  According […]

December 6, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of 1st Sunday in Advent – Revelation 10

ShareRevelation 10 Revelation 10 is a fascinating passage in Revelation – so are they all fascinating passages.  But I find Revelation 10 to be of great interest because in it, Jesus Christ is revealed to be the fulfillment of the entire Old Testament, that is, Old Covenant.  If one has read the Old Testament well, […]

December 4, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Friday of the First Sunday in Advent – Revelation 7

ShareRevelation 7 Revelation 7 is the Christian Exodus.  I don’t mean that Revelation 7 is teaching us about the Rapture of 144,000 saints at the end of the world: I mean that the meaning of Revelation 7 for every Christian, regardless of when they live, is the Exodus.  In other words, I believe it’s possible […]

December 3, 2015 | 1 Comment More

Thursday of the First Sunday in Advent – Revelation 6

ShareRevelation 6  Sitting here in Fort Worth, Texas in 2009 when I was originally writing this, upstairs in my study, looking out my window and seeing the nice new houses on my block, Revelation seems almost like a work of fantasy or science fiction.  If I believe it’s related to Christ’s opening the seals of […]

December 2, 2015 | 1 Comment More