Dr. Kim Riddlebarger helps explain Revelation 10: But this scene in Revelation 10 ends with a dramatic turn of events, which harkens us back to the prophets of old. In verse 8, John informs us, that “then the voice that I had heard from heaven spoke to me once more:`Go, take the scroll that lies … More Missions: Bittersweet
“Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, 10 and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth.” (Revelation 5:9-10) … More Blood-bought racial diversity and harmony is for the glory of God through Christ.
John Piper: Just when the Jewish disciples begin to feel like they are the real select heirs of Abraham, Jesus strikes: “I have other sheep that are not even part of this Jewish fold—among the Gentiles.” Just when the early American Puritans were settling in to their “chosen” status as the New Israel in the … More Our sovereign Shepherd has other sheep
The descendants also are impudent and stubborn: I send you to them, and you shall say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD.’ And whether they hear or refuse to hear (for they are a rebellious house) they will know that a prophet has been among them. And you, son of man, be not … More Speak: whether they hear or refuse to hear
John Piper asks: What did Jesus mean that the passover would be fulfilled in the kingdom of God? “I shall not eat it until it (the passover) is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” [Luke 22:16] I thought the passover was fulfilled in the death of Jesus our final passover lamb. Remember the passover was … More Piper: Jesus, The Passover Lamb was slain to ransom people from every tribe and tongue and nation.
But the Lord stood by me and strengthened me, so that through me the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. So I was rescued from the lion’s mouth. The Lord will rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into his heavenly kingdom. To him be the … More Why did the Lord stand by Paul?
I hope to come to you soon, but I am writing these things to you so that, if I delay, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, a pillar and buttress of the truth. Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery … More Finishing the work
2 Chronicles 6:32 “Likewise, when a foreigner, who is not of your people Israel, comes from a far country for the sake of your great name and your mighty hand and your outstretched arm, when he comes and prays toward this house, hear from heaven your dwelling place and do according to all for which the … More Why would God answer a foreigner who calls on Him?
Psalm 132:16. Her saints shall shout aloud for joy. It would astonish and amuse a European stranger to hear these natives sing. They have not the least idea either of harmony or melody; noise is what they best understand, and he that sings the loudest is considered to sing the best. I have occasionally remonstrated with … More Whisper the praises of Jesus?
In Romans 15:20-21 Paul states, …thus I make it my ambition to preach the gospel, not where Christ has already been named, lest I build on someone else’s foundation, but as it is written, “Those who have never been told of him will see, and those who have never heard will understand.” Vernacular Video Mission International (VVMI) … More Not where Christ has already been named