1.5 – The Coming of the Lord

“Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen.” (Revelation 1:7) In Hebrew usage, clouds were a metaphor for the rule of heaven. In Daniel 7:13, the...

2.6 – Father of Us All (Romans 4)

Romans 4 continues from where Romans 3 ended, showing that the one family of God is not marked out by circumcision, but by faith that works through love. “The purpose was to make him the father of all who believe without being circumcised, so that righteousness would...

1.6 – “The Son of Man”

“Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking to me, and on turning I saw seven golden lampstands, and in the midst of the lampstands one like a son of man, clothed with a long robe and with a golden sash around his chest. The hairs of his head were white, like...

3.1 – From Adam to Israel

Israel saw that the purpose of their election was to undo the fall of Adam, and thereby to restore humanity’s priesthood over the creation. Israel saw themselves as the Second Adam. They saw the creation of their nation as a kind of second creation of the world: God...

2 – Revelation & the Seven Churches (Revelation 2-3)

Comments to the churches: These comments relate to the seven churches that existed in Asia Minor in the first century. In accordance with Hebrew scripture, symbolism is used, but the comments relate to particular issues that God was speaking to at that time, in the...