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The Old Testament in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 12:13–17)

This entry is part 31 of 52 in the series Revelation and Its Connections to the OT

Passage Summary  Continuing John’s vision (cf. 12:1–12), Satan the dragon persecuted Israel the woman (12:13). Symbolized by help from a great eagle’s wings, God gave her strength (great) and speed (wings) to escape into the wilderness where she would be given provision for three and one-half years (12:14). Maybe a literal flood or perhaps symbolic […]

The Old Testament in the Book of Revelation (Revelation 2:18–29)

This entry is part 7 of 52 in the series Revelation and Its Connections to the OT

Passage Summary Jesus speaks to the church in Thyatira as the One whose eyes are like a flame and whose feet are like burnished bronze, something noteworthy to people known for their bronze works (2:18). He commended them for their love, faith, service, patient endurance, and increased service (2:19) but rebuked those in the church […]

I Will Build My Church

In response to Peter’s confession that Jesus was the Christ, the Son of the Living God (Matt 16:17), Jesus stated, “And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom […]

Handbook for the Heart: Deuteronomy 17:18–20 and the Character of a Christian Leader

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Character of a Christian Leader

Last week we looked at Deut 17:14–17 and discovered three prohibitions for Israel’s kings that Christian leaders can follow in principle today. This week, we’ll read through Deut 17:14–20 again and see the import of the positive commands for the king in Deut 17:18–20. Deuteronomy 17:14–20 (ESV)14 “When you come to the land that the Lord […]