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 …

Commentary on Revelation — (3:14-22) – [Laodicea]

All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version, unless noted otherwise.   About Laodicea (See Colossians 2:1; 4:13-16) City of Laodicea: Eskihisar, Denizli Province, Turkey   Wikipedia: Quote: Laodicea on the Lycus (Greek: Λαοδίκεια πρὸς τοῦ Λύκου; Latin: Laodicea ad Lycum, also transliterated as Laodiceia or Laodikeia) (modern Turkish: Laodikeia) was a magnificent Read More …

Commentary on Revelation — (3:7-13 ) – [Philidelphia]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   About Philadelphia “Philadelphia” – (Gr. filadelfeeah – 5359)   The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon: Philadelphia = “brotherly love” a city of Lydia in Asia Minor, situated near the eastern base of of Mount Tmolus, founded and named by the Read More …

Commentary on Revelation — (3:1-6) – [Sardis]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   About Sardis Mentioned only here in Revelation (see 1:11). City of Sardis: In the Manisa Province of Turkey, in the region of Lydia.   Coffman Commentaries: Quote: A present-day village named Sart, composed of a few paltry huts, is all Read More …

Commentary on Revelation — (2:18-29) – [Thyatira]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   About Thyatira City of Thyatira: Modern Turkish city of Akhisar (“white castle”).   Barnes Notes: (bold print mine) Quote: Thyatira was a city of Asia Minor, on the northern border of Lydia, and commonly reckoned as belonging to Lydia. It Read More …

Commentary on Revelation — (2:12-17) – [Pergamum]

  Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   About Pergamum City of Pergamum: Modern day Bergama, Turkey Only place mentioned in the Bible.   Barnes Notes: Quote: Pergamos was a city in the southern part of Mysia, the capital of a kingdom of that name, and afterward of the Read More …

Commentary on Revelation — (2:8-11) – [Smyrna]

  Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise indicated.   About Smyrna City of Smyrna: Modern day Izmir, Turkey It’s interesting that only in the book of Revelation is Smyrna (and its church) mentioned (Rev 1:11; 2:8-11). So all that we know about this church from the biblical record is right Read More …

Commentary on Revelation — (2:1-7) – [Ephesus]

  Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   About Ephesus Ephesus was on the coast of Ionia, one mile northeast of the present-day town of Selcuk in the Izmir Province of Turkey. Ephesus was uninhabited by the 15th century. If you want to learn more about the history of Read More …

Commentary on Revelation — [Chapter 1]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise indicated.   Revelation 1 (Rev 1:1-3) – 1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show unto his servants, even the things which must shortly come to pass: and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his Read More …

Commentary on Revelation — [Introduction]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Author: The Apostle John Addressed to: The Seven Churches in Asia Date of Writing: There are some who believe the date to be before AD 70, before the destruction of Jerusalem. However, most believe the date to be around AD Read More …

Commentary on Revelation 20:1-10 — [Interpreting the 1000 Years]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Introduction Premillennialism: This is by far the most popular eschatological position (Dispensational Premillennialism (DP), in particular). I talk about this now because we will be dealing with the only passage in the entire New Testament that gives us the idea Read More …