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The One Who Sits Upon the Throne

Throne of the Lamb

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John keeps speaking of the One seated on the throne as “him who sits on the throne” or with a similar phrase, never naming who it was. Moreover John also keeps describing the One sitting on the throne in a different manner, so how should we understand the difficulty John seems to be having, describing what he sees (cf. 2Corinthians 12:1-4)? Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on June 25, 2019 in Apocalypse, Book of Revelation

 

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Jesus, Our Judge and High Priest

Judge

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For the past few studies I’ve been looking at what John saw in chapter four of the Apocalypse. In Revelation 4:3 John saw someone sitting on the throne, and that One had a likeness of “a jasper and a sardine stone”. These two stones were the first and last stones that were on the Breastplate of Judgment (cf. Exodus 28:15-20), which seems to point to the One on the throne in the context of his being the Judge. It also may be equivalent to the words: “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, says the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty” (Revelation 1:8). In such a case, the One seated on the throne would be Almighty God, and, as we shall see in the next series of studies in Revelation 5, this is exactly who this is. The phrase alpha and omega represents the first and last letter of the Greek alphabet, so this would be similar to jasper and sardine stones being the first and last stones on the Breastplate of Judgment. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on June 9, 2019 in Apocalypse, Book of Revelation

 

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Bringing in the Day of the Lord

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I have just begun a series in which I intend to study and discuss the eschatology of the parables of Jesus. The Parable of the Sower was Jesus’ first parable that he preached to the people. It has often perplexed laymen and scholars alike, that Jesus told his Apostles the reason he spoke in parables to the people was permit their blindness to remain undisturbed. That is, he wasn’t going to heal their hard hearts (Matthew 13:11). Rather, his words were meant for those who had “ears to hear” (Matthew 13:9). Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 23, 2018 in AD 70 Eschatology

 

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