Resources from Revelation

The Followers of the Lamb

Aug 4 WHATEVER the saints are in heaven, they began to be on earth. There is, no doubt, a perfection of character in the world to come; but the character must be formed here. In the next world there will be no real change; where the tree falls, there it will lie; he that is filthy will be filthy still, he that is holy will be holy still. I am going to...

Revelation 14:4-5

"The Marriage of the Lamb"

Jul 21 LAST Lord’s-day wo saw clearly from God’s Word that our Lord is worshipped in heaven under the character of a Lamb. Now, by a Lamb was meant sacrifice, sacrifice for the putting away of sin: according to the text, “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.” It is against the great doctrine of atonement and substitutionary death that the attacks of the present unbelieving...

Revelation 19:7-8

The Heavenly Singers and Their Song

Jul 14 THIS morning we had a picture of our Lord Jesus Christ appearing in heaven in his sacrificial character, being adored in that character, looking like a Lamb that had been slain, and being worshipped under that aspect in the very centre of heaven. I tried, as far as ever I could, to insist upon it that we must never hide the atoning sacrifice, that Christ, as the Lamb of God...

Revelation 5:8-10

The Lamb in Glory

Jul 14 THE apostle John had long known the Lord Jesus as the Lamb. That was his first view of him, when the Baptist, pointing to Jesus, said, “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.” He had been very familiar with this blessed personage, having often laid his head upon his bosom, feeling that this tender goodness of the Saviour proved him to be in nature...

Revelation 5:6-7

The Blood of the Lamb, the Conquering Weapon

Sep 9 WHEREVER evil appears, it is to be fought with by the children of God in the name of Jesus, and in the power of the Holy Ghost. When evil appeared in an angel, straightway there was war in heaven. Evil in mortal men is to be striven against by all regenerate men. If sin comes to us in the form of an angel of light we must still war with...

Revelation 12:11

Holding Fast the Faith

Feb 5 YOUR attention will be principally asked to these words— “Thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith.”      Specially note, dear friends, at the opening of this morning’s meditation, the character under which the Lord Jesus Christ presents himself to the church at Pergamos. “These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges.” Does the Lord Jesus come to his church in that way?...

Revelation 2:12-13

He Cometh with Clouds

Oct 27 IN reading the chapter we observed how the beloved John saluted the seven churches in Asia with, “Grace and peace be unto you.” Blessed men scatter blessings. When the benediction of God rests on us we pour out benedictions upon others.      From benediction John’s gracious heart rose into adoration of the great King of Saints. As our hymn puts it, “The holy to the holiest leads.” They that are...

Revelation 1:7

Judgments and No Repentance: Repentance and No Salvation

Aug 25 IN reading this chapter, dear friends— this very terrible chapter— you must have been struck, I think, with the forces of God. Row great are the armies of the Lord of hosts! As the mighty Jehovah smote Pharaoh with overwhelming plagues, so doth the Lord in this awful portion of the Apocalypse deal with the ungodly. Seven angels stood forth, each one with his vial full of the wrath of...

Revelation 16:9

The Marriage Supper of the Lamb

Aug 21 You will perceive that there was an exhortation to John to “Write.” Why was he specially to write these words down? I conceive that it was, first, because the information here recorded was valuable: “Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb.” It was worth while that this new beatitude should be recorded, so the angel of God said to the apostle, “Write.” It was...

Revelation 19:9

"The Ark of His Covenant."

Aug 18 I SHALL take the passage quite by itself. I do not fully understand its connection, whether it relates to that which goes before or to that which comes afterwards; and, happily, it is not necessary for us to know this, for the passage stands complete in itself, and is full of valuable instruction.

Revelation 11:19