Commentary on Revelation — [Chapter 16]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Introduction As I discussed in chapter 15, it seems certain that all the bowl judgments of this chapter take place at the end of the world at the return of Christ. Chapter 15 introduces the events of this chapter. If Read More …

Commentary on Revelation — [ Chapter 15 ]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Revelation 15 (Rev 15:1) – 1 And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having seven plagues, which are the last, for in them is finished the wrath of God.   “seven plagues” (seven bowls – Read More …

Commentary on Revelation — [ Chapter 14 ]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Introduction Chapter 13 discusses the nature of the Church-age beast, while chapter 14 discusses the judgment of this beast. The fact that this chapter is about the harvest of the earth – the judgment of the world – confirms the Read More …

Commentary on Revelation – [Chapter 13]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Introduction This may be the most talked about chapter in the book of Revelation. We have the beast and the false prophet (Rev 16:13; 19:20; 20:10) and the image of the beast that talks; the great signs of the false Read More …

Commentary on Revelation — [Chapter 12]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Introduction The Church is composed of believing Jews and believing Gentiles. Throughout most of this chapter the focus is on the believing Jews of the early days of the Church (the Jerusalem church). After that period of history, the rest Read More …

Commentary on Revelation — [Chapter 11]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Introduction As I’ve pointed out many times in this commentary, the persecution of Christians is central in this book. To limit this book to a mere seven year period (as premillennialism teaches) is a major mistake when you consider that Read More …

Commentary on Revelation — [Chapter 10]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   This chapter serves as an introduction to chapter 11 — which is a continuation of the sixth trumpet. We also see the sounding of the seventh trumpet in that chapter.   Revelation 10 (Rev 10:1-2) – 1 And I saw Read More …

Commentary on Revelation — [Chapter 9]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Introduction This is where Revelation starts to get really interesting. From this point forward, this book takes on somewhat of a different look and feel about it. In this chapter we have the locusts and two hundred million horsemen; in Read More …

Commentary on Revelation — [Chapter 8]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Note: I recommend reading the commentary on chapter 16 after you have read through all the trumpets, as there’s a parallel between the trumpets and bowl judgments.   Chapter 8 (Rev 8:1) – 1 And when he opened the seventh Read More …

Commentary on Revelation — [chapter 7]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Revelation 7 (Rev 7:1) – 1 After this I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that no wind should blow on the earth, or on the sea, or Read More …

Commentary on Revelation – [Chapter 6]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Revelation 6 (Rev 6:1-2) – 1 And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying as with a voice of thunder, Come. 2 And I saw, and Read More …

Commentary on Revelation — [Chapter 5]]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Revelation 5 (Rev 5:1) – 1 And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the back, close sealed with seven seals.   This continues the scene in Heaven Read More …

Commentary on Revelation — [Chapter 4]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Introduction Chapters four and five form a unit, and should be regarded as one chapter. The actual events of Revelation begin in chapter six. Chapters four and five are a vision of Heaven and the very throne of God. Persecution Read More …

Commentary on Revelation — [Intro to Chapters 4-20]

  I would encourage you to read (or re-read) the introduction on this commentary. It provides a good lead-in to the remainder of this book….along with what’s written here.   Olivet Discourse as a Guide In order to know how to interpret Revelation 4-20, we have to have some sort of guide. I talk about Read More …

Key Passage that Disproves a Millennial Kingdom — [Eph 2:5-6]

  Introduction Before we begin commentary on chapters 4-22 of Revelation, I think it would be helpful to take a close look at a passage that I believe provides an unmistakable interpretation of the “thousand years” of Rev 20:1-7. As we go through this book, we must always keep in mind that this is a Read More …