Thursday, December 17, 2009

Thurs 091217 pm Rev 13-17

Revelation 13
13.10 Here is a call for the endurance and faith of the saints.  This is an interesting statement. We often think of faith as a have it or don't type thing.  Endurance seems to emphasize the importance of finishing well.
13.8  This calls for wisdom...let the one who has understanding calculate the number of the beast...  
Revelation 14
14.4  (144,000)...who have not defiled themselves with women...  14.4  follow the lamb wherever he goes...
14.10  he will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels...  This kinda blows the whole sweet little angels fluttering around.
Revelation 15
15.3  the song of Moses...  They sang a song from Moses.  It makes you wonder who elses songs will be sung in Heaven.
Revelation 16
16.9  They did not repent or give Him glory.
16.11  cursed God... The did not repent of their deeds.
16.21  and they cursed God for the plague...
After they experienced God's wrath, they still would not repent.  So, fear of punishment is not enough to prompt repentance or giving glory to God.
16.15  who stays awake, keeping his garments  
Revelation 17
17.8  written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the earth...  The thing of interest is that the names are, or as in this case not, written from the foundation of the earth.  Or so it appears in this version.  It would be helpful to check the Greek construction here.
17.9  This called for a mind with wisdom...  apparently to understand what imagery means.
17.13  These are of one mind...  The group think of the lost.
17.14  chosen and faithful...  Adjectives describing the true saints of the Lamb.

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