When Daniel was delivered from the lions’ den, “Darius the Mede” was relieved and issued a decree to all his subjects commanding them to revere Daniel’s God. But he also condemned the prophet’s accusers to be cast to the lions instead of Daniel. Both incidents are reflected in the book of Revelation.Continue reading “Fear the Living God”
Category: Final Judgment
The Fiery Furnace
In the second chapter, the “Chaldeans” are demoted because of their failure to reveal the king’s dream. But in the wake of Nebuchadnezzar’s construction of his “great golden image,” they exploit the opportunity to inflict vengeance on three of the Jewish exiles for their earlier loss of face. Although loyal to the king, these three men cannot bow before the king’s idolatrous image.Continue reading “The Fiery Furnace”
SEVENTH TRUMPET – THIRD WOE
The seventh trumpet or “third woe” ushered in the consummation of the kingdom and the final judgment – Revelation 11:15-19.
When the seventh seal was opened, a half-hour of “silence” in heaven ensued before the seven angels began to sound their “trumpets” when the prayers of the “saints” were heard. When the “seventh trumpet” sounded, “loud voices” in heaven declared the triumph of the kingdom and the “Lamb,” for the nations had become his possession as promised.Continue reading “SEVENTH TRUMPET – THIRD WOE”
THE LORDLY DAY
On the isle of Patmos, suddenly, John found himself “in the Spirit,” and projected into the “Day of the Lord” – Revelation 1:9-10.
While exiled on the island of Patmos, John came to be “in the spirit,” where he found himself “in the lordly day” and received visions about the seven churches of Asia. Though his visions commenced in the first century, ultimately, they culminated in the final judgment, the “Day of the Lord,” when the wicked were punished and the righteous vindicated.Continue reading “THE LORDLY DAY”