Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Psalm 15

 A verse-by-verse study of Psalm 15. A guide on what it means to walk in this and before God.  

Psalm 15

Revelation 21

 A verse-by-verse study of Revelation 21. John is given an in-depth look at the eternal state. The beauties of the new heaven and the new earth climaxed by our eventual home for eternity, the New Jerusalem.

Revelation 21:1-8

Revelation 21:9-27

Friday, September 18, 2020

Revelation 20

 A verse-by-verse study of Revelation 20. A short look at the Millennial Kingdom of Christ followed by the final judgment of all the unsaved dead at the Great White Throne Judgment and along with Satan, cast into the Lake of Fire. 

Revelation 20:1-6

Revelation 20:7-15

Revelation 19

 A verse-by-verse study of Revelation 19. The nightmarish seven year tribulation is over. Jesus Christ along with the raptured saints delivers the Tribulation saints from the world created by the Antichrist. 

Revelation 19:1-16

Revelation 19:17-21

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Psalm 14

 A verse-by-verse study of Psalm 14

God looks upon humanity seeking any who are looking for Him. 

Psalm 14:1-6

Psalm 14:6-7

Revelation 18

 A verse-by-verse study of Revelation 18.

John moves from the first half of the Tribulation to the second half of the Tribulation describing the fate of the political empire located at Babylon.

Revelation 18:1-8

Revelation 18:9-24

 

Verse of the Week Commentary: Jude 2

v.2 May mercy and peace and love be multiplied to you.



Jude gives us a short, common introduction to his letter. He uses the terms that were to be found in many letters of this time period.

v.2 May mercy and peace and love be multiplied to you.

    May- This is not the typical greeting that you would find in a Pauline letter. But it is very close. These divine provisions would be necessary to live in the gentile culture and still maintain your Christian morals.

    Mercy- God’s compassion. There is a buildup of trouble against the Christians. Social and economic turmoil is headed their way. They have felt it slightly but soon it will be like a tornado enveloping them. Persecution is about to snowball on the believers. They would need God’s mercy to sustain them in the trials they would face.

Let us therefore draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and may find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:16

    Peace- Theological, inner, real, peace. God’s gift to us of quiet confidence in the works of Jesus Christ.

    When we find evil surrounding us and pressuring us on all sides, His peace will give us a calmness we are not able to manifest in our own flesh.

         Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing that you may abound in                 hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

        And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds         in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7

    Love- By God’s love, in His generosity, He grants us favors and meets our need.

    When persecution starts it is love that will make us appreciate each other more and bring us closer together. His love can protect and assure believers during our time when we are in peril.

        and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts                 through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. Romans 5:5

        12 No one has beheld God at any time, if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is            perfected in us.

       15 Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, Go abides in him, and he in God.

        16 And we have come to know and have believed the love which god has for us. God is love, and         the one who abide, in love, abides in God, and God abides[1] in him. 1 John 4:12; 15-16

 

    But we must remember that love, which is a powerful force, is only half the story in the Christian experience. Truth must always accompany love. Truth gives love its bite, while love gives truth its compassion.

   Be multiplied to you- These attributes are to be richly allotted to you. They are to be poured out on us.

    Instead of just adding these qualities to the Christian life, Jude’s thoughts are the multiplication of these characteristics. It was not enough just to have them; it was necessary that they were overflowing in a believer’s life.

    Jude demonstrates an overflowing desire to make sure the believers are well acquainted with their position in Christ. This will be vitally important as he begins his writings warning them of those who were making (not trying, they were succeeding) their way into the church to destroy it.[2]

 



[1] To live a love-filled life is to be God-filled.

[2] Enduring Word Commentaries: Jude, David Guzik

Revelation 17:7-18

 A verse-by-verse study of Revelation 17:7-18. John concludes his message concerning the end-times worldwide faith from her being drenched with the blood of the saints to her destruction.

Revelation 17:7-18

Revelation 17:1-6

 A verse-by-verse study of Revelation 17:1-6. John records the activities of the end-time world wide faith during the first three and a half-years of the Tribulation. 


Revelation 17:1-6

2 Peter 2:14-22

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