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Introducing the Woman, the Child, and the Dragon
July 7th, 2024
Revelation 12:1-6At the end of Rev 11, John introduces us to the seventh and final trumpet in the series of seven trumpet judgments. This series follows a series of seven seal judgments and precedes y...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Announcing the Seventh Trumpet
June 30th, 2024
Revelation 11:15-19The seventh trumpet blows at last.After an electrifying buildup that introduced us to God’s two prophetic witnesses who will go toe-to-toe with the antichrist for 3.5 yrs. (Rev 10:1...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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The Two Witnesses
June 23rd, 2024
Revelation 11:1-14John gives another prophetic intermission.As he did in Rev 7:1-8:1, John gives us another prophetic intermission in Rev 10:1-11:14 between the sixth and seventh trumpet judgments. Th...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Another Dramatic Intermission
June 9th, 2024
Revelation 10:1-11As John describes in chronological order the judgments Christ will release during the future Tribulation period, he does so as a sequence of three, seven-fold sets in a row: 7 seal j...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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The First Two Woes of Revelation
June 2nd, 2024
Revelation 9:1-21John has described a sequence of seven judgments that will occur from the start to the midpoint of the future, seven-year Tribulation (Rev 6-7). These judgments will occur when Christ...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Introducing the Trumpet Judgments
May 19th, 2024
Revelation 8:1-13God’s judgment from the throne will intensify.As we follow Christ in a world opposed to him, his awe-inspiring appearance to John on Patmos Island should encourage us to persevere (Re...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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Believers in the Tribulation
May 12th, 2024
Revelation 7:1-17What about the people of God?Thematic music plays at the end of a movie as end credits scroll across the screen. While most of us don’t read more than the first few names, if even tha...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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The Seal Judgments
May 5th, 2024
Revelation 6:1-17For two chapters we’ve visualized the scene at God’s heavenly throne room. This majestic, awe-inspiring scene reminds us that no matter who is governing on earth, God the Father reign...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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The Heavenly Throne Room of God
April 28th, 2024
Revelation 4-5As we follow Christ in a wicked world, we may feel oppressed and even persecuted for our faith. This struggle intensifies when the power structures of this world line up against us, infl...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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The Persevering Church at Philadelphia
April 21st, 2024
Revelation 3:7-13The human body can overcome many challenging feats of strength and endurance. If you have ever done any serious physical training regimen, like running or weightlifting, you know this...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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The Lukewarm Church at Laodicea
April 21st, 2024
Revelation 3:14-22As we consider the last of the seven churches in Revelation, let's remember what we have learned so far. Every church received a special introduction from Christ, describing some imp...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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The Dying Church at Sardis
April 14th, 2024
Revelation 3:1-6This letter is the fifth in a series of seven letters written to churches in Asia Minor at the end of the first century AD. In these letters, John gave a personal message from Christ t...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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The Corrupt Church at Thyatira
April 7th, 2024
Revelation 2:18-29This letter is the fourth in a series of seven letters written to churches in Asia Minor at the end of the first century AD. In these letters, John gave a personal message from Chris...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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The Compromised Church at Pergamos
March 17th, 2024
Revelation 2:12-17This letter is the third in a series of seven letters written to churches in Asia Minor at the end of the first century AD. In these letters, John gave a personal message from Christ...  Read More
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The Oppressed Church at Smyrna
March 3rd, 2024
Revelation 2:8-11This letter is the second in a series of seven letters written to churches in Asia Minor at the end of the first century AD. In these letters, John gave a personal message from Christ...  Read More
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The Loveless Church in Ephesus
February 25th, 2024
Revelation 2:1-7Have you ever been surprised? Have you ever been rudely awakened or jolted out of sleep? Has anyone ever jumped out of a corner to scare you or has anything ever happened around you as...  Read More
by Thomas Overmiller
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An Empowering Vision: John's Commission to Write
February 18th, 2024
Revelation 1:9-20We rarely stay close to people from early in life. That’s why we go to high-school reunions, to reconnect with people we haven’t seen for a long time. Though these times of regatherin...  Read More
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The Prologue to Revelation
February 11th, 2024
Revelation 1:1-8We call the first eight verses of Revelation a prologue, which serves as a foreword that sets up the rest of the book. This introduction divides into two halves: the first gives the so...  Read More
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Background Notes on Revelation
February 4th, 2024
Believers should be just as familiar with Revelation as they are with any other book of the Bible, but in a thoughtful and responsible way that resists the urge to be sensational or scared. Understood...  Read More
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