Last Battle and the Vulture Banquet

Ruth Siemens

READ : Revelation 19:11-21 Who can endure the day of his coming? (Malachi 3:2) Our Warrior-King has his sword in his mouth. His sword is his Word. It is our sword too, to challenge ideologies, persuade skeptics and lovingly draw seekers. Our King also carries a scepter to rule. Armageddon (Rev. 11; 16) is described again from a new angle. Jesus’ final victory is so certain that an angel calls vultures to banquet on enemy corpses. A horrifying metaphor! The …

Return of the White Horse Rider!

Ruth Siemens

READ : Revelation 19:11-21 Christ always leads us in triumph! (2 Cor. 2:14) Suddenly he appears! The Warrior-King with the penetrating eyes, the Rider on the White Horse. We saw him in Revelation 6, riding out alone right after his coronation. Then all who knew his name fit into one upper room. But many more soon followed him (Acts 2). He returns with many crowns! Now billions know he is the Word of God, the eternal One who became Jesus! …

The Bride of the Lamb

Ruth Siemens

READ : Revelation 19:1-11 Watch . . . you never know the day or hour. (Mt. 25:13) More visions! In one hour the planet and its cultures collapse into total silence and darkness. De-creation. But heaven explodes into jubilation and light! A great multitude sings, “Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God, for true and just are his judgments.” The elders add “Amen.” It’s true! A voice from the throne says, “Praise our God, all you his …

The Fall of Babylon the Great

Ruth Siemens

READ : Revelation 18 The world passes away. (1 John 2:17, RSV) An angel shines light on a dark earth shouting: “Fallen! Fallen, is Babylon the Great!” Humans destroy their natural habitat and civilization. Simultaneously. In an hour. A voice from heaven says, “Come out, my people!” It’s time to flee! Kings wail! Merchants mourn loss of commerce and industry. Shipmasters lament empty ships. Their cargo list of luxury imports includes slaves! But now money has no value. “In one …

The Seductive Prostitute

Ruth Siemens

READ : Revelation 17 Do not love the world. . . . (1 John 2:15) Revelation 17 to 19 repeats the story with a new player. The multi-headed red Beast of Revelation 13 is an old empire that disappears, then revives near history’s end. It is not the Roman empire nor the European Union. It is a one-world government. The Beast has a Rider. She is a Prostitute, overdressed in purple, scarlet, gaudy jewelry. Puppet kings are her lovers. All …

The Battle of Armageddon!

Ruth Siemens

READ : Revelation 16:12-21 Behold, I come like a thief! (v. 15) Final judgment happens through history. Death for a rebel is his “day of the Lord” (Rom. 2:5). His eternal fate is fixed. Done, no shining light! Mt. Vesuvius erupted in AD 79 burying three cities 60 feet deep! By AD 1350 the bubonic plague killed half of Europe! God does not cause “acts of God.” They occur because this is an enemy-occupied planet. Disasters warn us to prepare …