The Two Witnesses are something of a conundrum for expositors looking to history for fulfillment. Were they actual people (some think so), or representative of groups of people? Maybe they're allegories for truth? #TwoWitnesses #Revelation11
Revelation 11: Measuring the Temple
John's visions dovetail in several places with Ezekiel's vision, and especially here, the correlations are strong. So what was measuring the temple to signify? As you probably have guessed, answers may vary (!) #Revelation11 #MeasuringtheTemple #Ezekiel
Revelation 11-13: 1,260 Days
Revelation 11-13 speaks repeatedly of a timeframe that seems to last about 3.5 years (the length of Jesus's ministry, interestingly enough). But there is not consensus about what it all means. #Revelation11 #TheBeast #TheGreatTribulation
Revelation: Interlude Before the Seventh Trumpet
Just as John's first oracle had an intermission, so now this second one hits pause as well. But this pause is a lot longer, leading some interpreters to suggest it is its own oracle.
Revelation 10: Eat It Up
What is the little opened book John was told to eat? How could it taste so good, yet make him sick to his stomach? What John eats he must now prophecy, concerning the whole world, it seems.
Revelation 10: The Mystery of God Come to Completion
the prophets of old. When the seventh trumpet is sounded, the whole thing will have been revealed. What a way to rivet our attention!
Revelation 10: The Little Scroll
As soon as I read John was not to reveal what the seven thunders had spoken, that became the one thing I wanted to know most. What did they say? Why tantalize with this astonishing scene, but deny the pronouncement framed within it?
Revelation 9: Conclusion with Four Views
There is a lot to think about in John’s last words of this chapter. He delivered a sad eulogy concerning the people who survived the six trumpets. As you are no doubt anticipating, commentators have very different ideas about how to understand John’s assessment.
Revelation 9: Homicide, Drugs, Porn, and Robbery
In a sense, God converted the hidden decay and erosion to humankind’s souls by these things, into physical pain and horror. It is the last-recourse effort to shake awake an otherwise dying world.
Revelation 9: Dread Cavalry
Horses with vipers for tails and mouths belching fire, brimstone, and smoke teem across the Euphrates in myriads. What are we to make of this terrifying picture?