God still commands the chaos

Scripture Notes on Revelation 13 And the [first] beast was given a mouth uttering haughty and blasphemous words, and it was allowed to exercise authority for forty-two months… Also it was allowed to make war on the saints and to conquer them… and by the signs that [the second beast] is allowed to work in […]

Your accuser has no power over you

Scripture Notes on Revelation 12 And I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, “Now the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have come, for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down, who accuses them day and night before our God.  And they […]

The King and His Kingdom are coming

Scripture Notes on Revelation 11 Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, “The kingdom of the world has become the Kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever.”  (Revelation 11:15) As we look around at our world, we see brokenness […]

Some things are not for us to know

Scripture Notes on Revelation 10 And when the seven thunders had sounded, I was about to write, but I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Seal up what the seven thunders have said, and do not write it down.”  (Revelation 10:4) We could speculate as to what the seven thunders said, but it would be fruitless, […]

God wants to keep His people from true harm

Scripture Notes on Revelation 9 Then from the smoke came locusts on the earth, and they were given power like the power of scorpions of the earth.  They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any green plant or any tree, but only those people who did not have the seal of God on […]

Bitterness will kill your soul

Scripture Notes on Revelation 8 The third angel blew his trumpet, and a great star fell from heaven, blazing like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water. The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters became wormwood, and many people died […]

Jesus is a Savior for all people

(More) Scripture Notes on Revelation 7 After this I looked, and there was a vast multitude from every nation, tribe, people, and language, which no one could number, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were robed in white with palm branches in their hands.  And they cried out in a loud voice: […]

Jesus is your everlasting comfort

Scripture Notes on Revelation 7 “For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and He will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”  (Revelation 7:17) Revelation is a book of powerful truth cloaked in mysterious imagery.  Some of its deepest treasures […]

Jesus doesn’t change on you

Scripture Notes on Hebrews 13 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. (Hebrews 13:8) So often in life, we start a journey of relationship with someone, only to see them change in ways we never expected. Other times, we put our faith in people to be faithful to us, only to have them […]

God is the avenger of injustice

Scripture Notes on Revelation 6 When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the witness they had borne.  They cried out with a loud voice, “O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you will judge […]