Monthly Archives: January 2012

Revelation 19

Jesus speaks and countless people die.  This is in stark contrast to the Jesus we might perceive in the gospels.  In the gospels Jesus speaks and brings healing and tenderness.  However, Jesus is God and God is just and loving.  … Continue reading

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Revelation 18

Whatever Babylon represents it definitely includes an economic system.  We see this by how the merchants weep at her downfall.  This could be that Babylon is just a large economic power, like the United States or China, or it could … Continue reading

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Revelation 17

Various interpretations have been offered for the images of Revelation 17.  We must remember that the imagery is apocalyptic and apocalyptic images are brilliant and vague.  To try and be too specific about what images mean involves reading into the … Continue reading

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Revelation 16

People rail against a God who kills people or sits by and allows horrific things to happen.  This is because our anthropology is soft.  We think that mankind by virtue of being its lovely self deserves Hershey’s kisses, foot massages, … Continue reading

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Revelation 15

What is a glorious victory over sin?  We know that in many cases sin has corrupted cities, institutions and peoples.  In that case a victory over sin involves moving forward and ‘taking strongholds’.  There is a time to be offensive … Continue reading

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Revelation 14:6-20

The grapes of wrath and the fear of the Lord were more potent in the mind of the 20th century.  Now that we are in pursuit of global niceness wrath and fear are left for fundamentalists and extremists.  It is … Continue reading

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Revelation 14:1-5

Yet again the heavens are revealed as destruction comes upon the earth.  Revelation 13 talks of the ascendancy of the Beasts (AntiChrist and False Prophet).  It would seem that destructive power on earth indicates that God is not as great or as … Continue reading

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Revelation 13

The images of Revelation 13 dovetail with Daniel 7.  In fact the beast combines all the elements of the numerous beasts in Daniel 7.  The beast comes out of the sea which was representative of the destructive, anti-creation, forces of chaos.  … Continue reading

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Revelation 12

Israel and God’s people in Christ have been in a spiritual battle for centuries.  That battle is depicted by imagery that represents one side as a woman and the other as a dragon.  The dragon, which is Satan has one … Continue reading

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Revelation 11:15-19

Finally the Kingdom of heaven is realised on earth.  It is not the harmonious bliss that many imagine because a purge must take place.  If harmony and justice are to reign forever, Jesus needs to judge the evil that has … Continue reading

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