Revelation Explained

This site contains my personal views on Revelation. I will be teaching through the book verse by verse. My teachings will be from a conservative evangelical background.

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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Inside the Temple in Heaven

"Then God's temple in heaven was opened, and within his temple was seen the ark of his covenant. And there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, an earthquake and a great hailstorm" (Revelation 11:19 - New International Version)

The temple of God, after which the wilderness tabernacle and the Jerusalem temple were patterned, is opened. John looks inside and sees the heavenly ark. The ark represents judgment because it contained the Law. It also represents mercy because upon it is the Mercy Seat and upon it the High Priest would offer the blood on the Day of Atonement.

There are more signs of coming judgment. If these heavenly events parallel events on earth, then at the sounding of the seventh trumpet, there will be severe storms, another earthquake and more volcanic eruptions. Remember, the word for hail means anything that comes down. Violent volcanic eruptions throw rocks into the air which come down upon people.


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