Seven Golden Bowls of Wrath

Ruth Siemens

READ : Revelation 15:1-16:11 Just and true are your ways. King of the Ages! (v. 3) The Revelation story begins again. Now John sees the redeemed singing the song of Moses and the Lamb: “Lord God Almighty! . . . All nations will come and worship before you for your righteous acts. . . .” Why the Song of Moses? Why the tent of worship? They tell us the Ten Commandments are still in force! We are all guilty before …

The King Swings His Sickle of Judgment

Ruth Siemens

READ : Revelation 14 The Lord himself will descend . . . . (1 Thess. 4:16) John sees the Lamb and the 144,000 on Mt. Zion. They wear the names of Jesus and the Father on their foreheads. They are the multinational people of God, the redeemed who follow the Lamb wherever he goes. They are “chaste” because they do not consort with idols. They sing songs about their salvation. P> Three angels announce big trouble-God’s judgment is near. The …

Two Evil Monsters

Ruth Siemens

READ : Revelation 13 This calls for patient endurance and faithfulness. (v. 10) John sees a Beast-multiple heads, horns, crowns and a huge mouth that blasphemes God. It resembles the Dragon who controls and empowers it. Satan maximizes his power through collective entities like governments. In Daniel 7 composite beasts represent the Babylonian, Medo-Persian, Greek and Roman empires. Later Beasts? Marxist, Fascist, Nazi, and all anti-Christian regimes. The second Beast is a false prophet who counterfeits Jesus’ miracles, even resuscitating …

The Red Dragon Makes War

Ruth Siemens

READ : Revelation 12:7-17 The devil prowls around like a lion. (1 Peter 5:7-9) The glorious woman is carried to safety, so Satan makes war on the rest of her offspring-believers “who obey God’s commandments and hold to the testimony of Jesus.” The Dragon is the Serpent who tricked Adam and Eve into betraying God’s world into his hands. So death entered the human race. Sin is a congenital, fatal affliction which has passed to all their descendants. But God …

The Last Battle! A Grand Surprise!

Ruth Siemens

READ : Revelation 11:7-19 They came to life . . . and went up to heaven in a cloud! After the church completes her mission, the world will be polarized into two opposing forces. A “beast” arises from the abyss-a satanic world power, which leads the nations in a last great battle against God and his people. It occurs in “the great city, which is figuratively called Sodom and Egypt, where their Lord was crucified.” It can mean New York, …