The Seven Seals

Revelation 6-8:1 “And I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see” (Revelation 6:1). by Micah Hess Listen to audio  The book of Revelation contains multiple pictures of the Gospel Age. Each of the pictures shows the history of the Church from a different perspective. The second of these five views is the seven seals of Revelation as described in 6:1 through 8:1. The opening of the seven seals shows the progression of doctrinal []

News and Views

Religious Listen to audio  What’s in the Dead Sea Scrolls? The scrolls, which date from the third century B.C.E. to the first century C.E., mostly contain Jewish religious texts.  About 40 percent of the manuscript fragments consist of texts from the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament).  Pseudepigraphal texts — that is, religious texts that did not make it into the Hebrew Bible — from the Second Temple period (c. 530 B.C.E.-70 C.E.) comprise another 30 percent. The final 30 percent consists of texts written []

Babylon’s Sins and Judgment

Revelation 17, 18 “Upon her forehead was a name written, Mystery, Babylon the Great, The Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth” (Revelation 17:5). by David Rice Listen to audio  Revelation comes in three main divisions — the Gospel Age (chapters 1-13), the Harvest (chapters 14-19), and the Kingdom (chapters 20-22). Each of these has four subdivisions. Following is a brief breakdown, for a sense of the overall plan of the book. There is some overlapping between these segments, for the []

The Seven Trumpets

Revelation 8-11 “And the twenty-four elders who sit on their thrones before God fell on their faces and worshipped God” (Revelation 11:16 NASB). by Benjamin and Gabriella Stein Listen to audio  The seven trumpets sounding in Revelation 8-11 represent the messages from each of the seven messengers. The text does not reveal how each trumpet sounded, nor the content of each message. Instead, it describes the effect of each sound. Thus, the symbols do not reveal the content of each message but []

Today In Prophecy – The Global Financial Crisis

The Global Financial Crisis — 10 Years Later “And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn over her, because no one buys their cargoes any more — cargoes of gold and silver and precious stones and pearls … for in one hour such great wealth has been laid waste!” (Revelation 18:11, 12, 17 NASB) Listen to audio  September and October of 2008 was the worst financial crisis in global history, including the Great Depression.” Ben Bernanke, then the chair of the []