Serving Our King According to the Power of God

  As Christians, we serve a new Master. We dwell in a new kingdom and serve a new King (Col 1:13). However, we have not been left to serve in our own strength. The “power” to serve has been given to us in Christ. The Apostle Paul talks about this in Ephesians:   (Ephesians 1:19-20) Read More …

The Kingdom of Christ According to Paul

  There are two positions regarding the Kingdom of Christ. One that is based on a Jewish, Old Testament understanding, and the other that is based on a Christian, New Testament understanding. The first view interprets Israel and the Kingdom of Christ from an OT perspective, which is then used to interpret the NT teaching Read More …

What if Israel Had Recognized Jesus as their Messiah?

  It’s tragic that Israel didn’t see the fulfillment of their own religion when Jesus revealed Himself to them. That is why God destroyed them in AD 70 via the Roman armies. If they had (as one people) recognized Jesus as their Messiah, today they would be viewed in the context of Christianity, not in Read More …

Commentary on Revelation – [Chapter 21]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Introduction The “holy city,” the “New Jerusalem,” is both the Church and the actual eternal city, or Eternal Kingdom….just as we call a church building a church, it’s not actually the church, but it’s the people who are the Church. 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 …

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

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Introduction Premillennialism: This is probably 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 of Read More …

What is the 1000 Years of Revelation 20?

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Revelation 20:4-6 4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus, and for the word of God, Read More …

Is the Eternal Kingdom a Giant Heavenly Cube?

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Introduction (This is a commentary on Revelation 21)   The “holy city,” the “New Jerusalem,” is both the Church and the actual eternal city, or Eternal Kingdom….just as we call a church building a church, it’s not actually the church, Read More …

The Significance of “To the Jew First” — [2 of 2]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   This is a continuation from Part 1 of 2. This is a highly significant passage, one of the most important passages in the New Testament as it relates to Israel and the Church and the Kingdom of Christ of the Read More …

The Significance of “To the Jew First” — [1 of 2]

  To the Jew first: (Acts 13:46) – 46 Both Paul and Barnabas replied courageously, “It was necessary to speak the word of God to you first. Since you reject it and do not consider yourselves worthy of eternal life, we are turning to the Gentiles. NET (Romans 1:16) – 16 For I am not Read More …

Israel in Hebrews — [Priesthood of Christ]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Introduction As we’ve seen, the book of Hebrews reveals that the Kingship of Christ is both now and continues into the everlasting kingdom of the new heaven and new earth (Rev 21:1-2). We’ve also seen that this book doesn’t teach Read More …

Israel in Hebrews — [Kingship of Christ]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted.   Hebrews 1:3,8,13 3 who being the effulgence of his glory, and the very image of his substance, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had made purification of sins, sat down on the right hand Read More …

Israel in Hebrews — [Overview]

  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version.   Introduction We continue our study of Israel and the Church from the perspective of the writer of the book of Hebrews. He’s a Jewish Christian addressing a Jewish Christian audience about Old and New Covenant issues. Before I began my study of Hebrews, Read More …

Kingdom of Christ Now — [Mark 8:34-9:1]

  Scripture quoted by permission. All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the NET Bible® copyright ©1996-2016 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. All rights reserved.   (Mark 9:1) – 1 And he said to them, “I tell you the truth, there are some standing here who will not experience death before they see Read More …