Sermons on “Revelation”
It’s Palm Sunday and quite a vision! The locals welcome Jesus into town riding on a colt as they cut and lay palm branches before him. It’s a happy, joyous time – but one that won’t last, for soon the crowds will turn against the rabbi. Can this pre-Easter event somehow connect to the future heavenly kingdom? Miguel answers this question as he wraps up the Book of Revelation with three main ideas: Heaven & Earth, Life & Death, Ready or Not. Are you ready?View Sermon
When Jesus first came to earth as prophesied thousands of years, He came as a quiet servant. In love for God’s creation, He willingly stretched out His arms on the cross as if to say, “I love you… this much.” But Jesus did not remain in the grave. Also in fulfillment of previous prophecies, He was raised up on the 3rd day – after which He appeared to some 500 witnesses who testified that they had seen the risen Lord. Upon His ascension into heaven to take His rightful seat at the right hand of God the Father, Jesus promised that He would come again and receive us unto Himself. But His 2nd coming will not be like His first. He will not return as the meek servant. He will return as the Lion of Judah – the King of Kings and Lord of Hosts!
If you enjoy epic battles, you don’t want to miss Miguel’s riveting, blow-by-blow account of the spectacular clash between the armies of God and the army of the beast. It’s a real nail-biter!View Sermon
Miguel continues the study of Revelation with a look at the enmity between the serpent and the woman’s “seed.” There is war in heaven and God cuts off the access to heaven for approximately 1/3 of the angels; specifically, those involved in the rebellion against God. These beings are cast down to earth where, though they know their time is short, are engaged in a mission to destroy all that is God’s. Their main tactic? Deceive as much of mankind as possible into acceptance of a false truth and personal rebellion against the Creator. But while the dragon, the beast, and the false prophet take center stage, the real star of the program is The Lamb. [Spoiler alert: When it’s game over, it’s The Lamb 1; dragon 0]View Sermon
Now that it’s clear that Jesus is the only one in heaven and earth and under the earth worthy to open the scroll, it begins. He looses seven seals; each in turn initiating a new series of events. The first 4 seals release 4 riders – each on a different colored horse: white, red, black and pale. Miguel discusses the possible meaning behind each of these… and how it can be a picture of how God always sends a means of salvation before He executes his judgment.
The 5th seal deals with the believers who are martyred for their faith in Jesus. The 6th unleashes solar and lunar disturbances, stars falling from the heavens, and a gigantic earthquake which causes every island and mountain to be moved from their places!
When the 7th seal is opened, there is a sudden silence in heaven – lasting half an hour. What happens next? Tune in to find out!View Sermon
Lions, and calves and eagles – oh my! Ever wonder what heaven will look like? John gives us an eyewitness account. It is a scene of both awesome majesty combined with power & might. If your picture of heaven is all butterflies and dandelions, you might be surprised what John has to say.
Yes, we serve a loving God; but He is also a fierce God!View Sermon