065 - The View from Inside the Tomb

December 12, 2008
Lazarus was dead and in the tomb for four days before Jesus made His way back to Bethany to raise him from the dead.  Four days!  That's like a really long time!

Did you ever wonder what Lazarus did during those four days? Or maybe what it must have been like to wake up in the tomb, strapped to a gurney, wrapped in rotting grave clothes?  Sounds like the making of a B rated horror film, doesn't it? 

Take a listen with us and let's see Lazarus' view from inside the tomb.

The following is a study of John 11

052 - The End of Pride

June 30, 2008
Some of the most chilling words in all of the Revelation... at least up to this point.
"And the rest of mankind who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, so as not to worship demons, and the idols of gold and of silver and of brass and of stone and of wood, which can neither see or hear nor walk; and they did not repent of their murders nor of their sorceries nor of their immorality nor of their thefts."

Pretty stupid, if you ask me.

The following is a study of Revelation 9:13-21

049 - And We Will All Go Down Together

April 22, 2008
Can you imagine being in so much pain and torment that you longed for death, prayed for death, begged to die?  Can you imagine trying to kill yourself, repeatedly, to no avail?

I can't imagine much worse than that, can you?  

Well, be warned, that day is coming.  And it's coming to all that don't have the seal of God on their forehead. 
Sound strange?
Why don't you join with us and listen.

The following is a study of Revelation 9:1-12

048 - Remember the Disaster at Chernobyl!

April 17, 2008
On April 26, 1986 at 1:23 in the morning, the reactor number four at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant located in the Soviet Union near Pripyat in Ukraine exploded. 

Further explosions and the resulting fire sent a plume of highly radioactive fallout into the atmosphere and over an extensive geographical area.  Nearly thirty to forty times more fallout was released than Hiroshima. 

Do you remember? 
You should.  You need to.

The following is a study of Revelation 8:6-13

045 - Praying for Vengeance with a Vengeance

February 26, 2008
James says, the fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.  But, what kind of prayer is he talking about?  Just think, the prayer of Revelation 6 becomes the judgment of Revelation 8.  Oh, forgot what that prayer was, did you?

"How long, O Lord, holy and true, will You refrain from judging and avenging our blood on those who dwell on the earth?" - Revelation 6:10.

In other words, party time!

Doesn't sound much like our Wednesday night prayer meeting kind of prayers, does it?

The following is a study of Revelation 8:1-5

038 - Trick or Treat

November 26, 2007
I know it's very unpopular to talk about the two, dual natures of God.  You know, His mercy side and His wrath side.
That's right, wrath.  
The wrath of God.
And the wrath of the Lamb.

Remember, from the Revelation:

"Fall on us and hide us from the presence of Him who sits on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb; for the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to stand?"

Won't hear about His wrath on TBN, will you?

The following is a study of Revelation 6:9-17

036 - The Eve of Destruction

November 17, 2007
Classic Barry McGuire.  Remember?  Like way back when in 1965?
And you tell me over and over and over again my friend,
That you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction.

But we are.  Big time!
Let's talk about it, shall we.

The following is a study of Revelation 6:1-6

033 - The Bait and Switch

October 15, 2007
"You ain't never seen nuthin' like the presto-chango, big Lion to the little Lamb, bing, bang, boom thing, that ol' John saw.  No sir.  It take yo' bref away."

Excuse me?

"Oh, yea.  It say that John saw a Lamb as if slain when he spose to be seein' a Lion or a Root or somtin' like dat.  It be outta 'dis world!  It be like a Houdini or somethin'.  Really powerful."

The following is a study of Revelation 5:4-14

032 - Time, Times and Half-Time

October 9, 2007
How many ways can the Bible teach us about the same thing? 

For example:

Daniel calls it "time, times and half time" and the "middle of the 70th week."
John in the Revelation refers to it as "42 months" and later as "1,260 days."
Jesus calls it the Great Tribulation... and it's right on our doorstep. 

What's right on our doorstep?  The 3 1/2 year period known as the Great Tribulation, that's what.  

"Ain't you been reading the papers or watching the news?  What, you been raised in a barn?"

The following is a study of Revelation 5:1-5

026 - Ivan Drago: “You’re Dead!”

July 25, 2007
Remember Ivan Drago, the Russian boxing machine in Rocky III?  Sure you do. Do you remember his chilling words to Apollo Creed and the Italian Stallion?

To Apollo, right before their first fight, "I must break you."   Then, to Rocky, at the beginning of their last and final round, "You're dead."

Chilling words.  Kinda like what the Lord said to the church at Sardis.  Really.  No lie.
Why don't we take a look at them together.

The following is a study of Revelation 3:1-6