Thursday, May 15, 2014

Book of Revelation

Spirits clashing
Kingdoms smashing
Weeping, crying
Millions dying
Satan seething
Dark lies breathing
Angels warring
Peace restoring
Christ descending
Saints defending
Voices raising
Endless praising

And I saw the holy city – the new Jerusalem – descending out of heaven from God, made ready like a bride adorned for her husband. (Revelation 21:2 ESV)

Don't settle for just  my poem-summary of some of what's in the book of Revelation


Donald Fishgrab said...

Sure looks like it could start at any moment doesn't it? Unfortunately, I suspect a lot of questionable teaching has clouded the waters so many will not recognize what is happening,

Jim Swindle said...

Donald Fishgrab, yes. Because of our sin, even true followers of Jesus disagree with one another about how to interpret Revelation, but certain things are very clear. For the sake of others who may read these comments, I'll list some of them: Jesus knows his churches. He's the beginning and the end. The end times include horrible wars, famines, plagues, environmental disasters. Even those aren't enough to make sinful men turn from their sins to the Lord. They will follow false religion that has the devil himself behind it. At last, Jesus will come. There will be war, but also 1000 years of peace. At the very end, Satan will be thrown into the lake of fire. There will be a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness will dwell.

As you know, there's lots more.

THANKS for continuing to stop by to offer encouragement.

Gail said...

Revelations is a different book for sure. You summed it up beautifully.