Revelation 17 – The Woman on the Beast

John is now shown the punishment of someone identified as the “great prostitute” who commits adulteries with the kings of the earth.  John sees a woman seated on the scarlet beast. She is dressed in purple, laden with jewels, and… (READ MORE)

Leviticus 18-22. Holiness

Chapter 18 Sexual Restrictions Ye defile not yourselves therein: I am the Lord your God. Leviticus 18:30 And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech*, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God:… (READ MORE)

Leviticus 15 – Wash with running water

And when he that hath an issue is cleansed of his issue; then he shall number to himself seven days for his cleansing, and wash his clothes, and bathe his flesh in running water, and shall be clean. v 13… (READ MORE)

Chapter 10. Angel and Scroll

John sees a mighty angel coming down from heaven.  He holds a small scroll which has been opened.  Part of the angel’s message is not to be shared. But John reports that the angel announces that now, at last, history… (READ MORE)

Chapter 9   The Fifth and Sixth Trumpets

The judgment of the two trumpets described in this chapter are called woes. The first woe comes as the Abyss is opened. This bottomless deep was considered to be a prison for demons and disobedient spirits. The creatures released are… (READ MORE)

Chapter 8 The First Trumpets

The breaking of the 7th seal brings a hushed silence: an ominous pause that lasts for half an hour.  Then seven angels standing before the throne are given trumpets. Before the trumpets sound, however, another angel beside the altar offers… (READ MORE)

Chapter 7 The Redeemed in Heaven

The chapter describes two scenes, one on earth and one in heaven. On earth the winds of judgment are held back until an angel can put a seal on the foreheads of the servants of God.  There are 144,000 who… (READ MORE)

Chapter 6 The Seals and Horsemen

As the Lamb breaks the seals, great disasters strike the earth. Horsemen are released who mount warfare, famine, and all sorts of devastating plagues that destroy a quarter of the earth.  As the 5th seal is broken, John sees thousands… (READ MORE)

Leviticus 3 – Infectious Skin Diseases

Covers a variety of skin diseases: infections, ulcers, boils, scabs, and general eczema. Leprosy is a mistranslation. Anyone judged infected is sent outside the camp boundaries until healed. Primary emphasis is cultic (religious ceremony and ritual). A diseased person is not qualified to… (READ MORE)

Leviticus 11-15 Ritual Cleanness

Uncleanness is not to be equated with dirty or evil. A person who was ritually unclean was not permitted to take part in Israel’s worship.  Ritual cleanness and uncleanness set Israel apart from all other peoples, and emphasized approach to… (READ MORE)