Description: As we near the end of the Bible, the fate of two women hang in the balance.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Revelation in which we are introduced to two women who will be be judged very differently: the harlot and the bride.
The harlot — the great prostitute and idolatress of Babylon — has been corrupting and poisoning the earth with her adultery, and now must face the fierce outpouring of the wrath of the Lamb.
While the the Bride of Christ has been redeemed and is permitted to dress in fine, dazzling white and clean linen — signifying the righteous and moral acts of the saints — as she readies herself for her groom… who is also the Lamb.
For one will stand as recipient of His wrath, the other, His love.
Description: We’ve already been down the road of how the 144,000 Sealed Believers in chapter seven are a topic of controversy and confusion.
We’ve tackled the topic of who they are, and what the seal on the forehead means.
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in the book of Revelation (and chapter 7) to help us make sense of how this chapter fits in with everything else in the book we’ve learned so far. For we now know the numbered people are seen as an innumerable multitude, and the fullness of God’s promises are seen to His glory.
Description: “I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a book written inside and on the back, sealed up with seven seals. And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, ‘Who is worthy to open the book and to break its seals?’ And no one in heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open the book or to look into it. Then I began to weep greatly because no one was found worthy to open the book or to look into it….”
Today on Scandia Bible Church Podcast, Pastor Monty Simao continues with our study in book of Revelation and shows us that all of creation has waited to have the scroll of heaven open: the book containing judgment and salvation; the book that will set in motion the providential plans of God to bring every wrong and evil to an end and to reward God’s people with everlasting life.
But who is worthy to open the book? There is one!… The Lion of the Tribe of Judah. The Lamb who was slain. Christ is worthy!
“To Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be blessing and honor and glory and dominion forever and ever.”
Description: Most Christians don’t associate Easter with Passover. But with some study, one can see how they are beautifully interwoven into God’s perfect tapestry. The parallel of the Passover Lamb and our Lord Jesus — the perfect sacrificial Lamb of God — helps clarify in our minds the wonder of God’s plan for the salvation of believers.
Description: John recounts the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry when He attends the Passover at the Temple in Jerusalem. What He finds ignites His righteous anger and His zeal for the House of God is revealed in His actions.
Description: Jesus is calling His first followers; those with whom He would spend three years, teaching them all they needed so to know God. They would be the authority to be the foundation that Christ used to form the Church to worship Him and proclaim the new age of the Kingdom of God. Jesus transformed their lives from fisher-men to fishers-of-men, from the rough and dirty to the pure of heart with a bold purpose and mission. They would be transformed by grace and be the bearers of grace and the prime instruments by whom others would be transformed too.
Description: God is a desinger, builder, and artist. We read about the potter who has the option or remaking a vessel that doesn’t please him or is not suited for the intended use. God too can take mankind and begin again, to redesign, and reform man into a second edition.
Description: The Good Shepherd is one of the thrusts of Biblical scripture. This illustration encompasses many ideas, including God’s care for his people and his discipline to correct the wandering sheep. The tendency of humans to put themselves into danger’s way and their inability to guide and take care of themselves apart from the direct power and leading of God is also reinforced with the metaphor of sheep in need of a shepherd.
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