New Jerusalem, New Man

Below is the introduction to one of my booklets, The New Jerusalem. *** Revelation chapters 21 and 22 contain descriptions of God’s Holy City, the New Jerusalem. This city is called “the bride, the wife of the Lamb” (Rev. 21:9). When she appears, John hears a loud voice saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with…

A Worthy Answer

Icon of the Apostle John When the  holy Evangelist John had lived to extreme old age in Ephesus, he could be carried only with difficulty by the hands of the disciples, and as he was not able to pronounce more words, he was accustomed to say at every assembly, “Little children, love one another.”  At…

Come!

Revelation ends with an invitation: “Both the Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come!’ Anyone who hears should say, ‘Come!’” (Rev. 22:17). I’ve often heard that the Spirit and the bride are saying “Come” to Jesus. But the next sentence says, “And the one who is thirsty should come.” John does say, “AMEN! Come Lord Jesus”…

Who, Me?

“You have abandoned the love you had at first.” “You accept other gospels.” “You tolerate sexual immorality.” “People say you’re alive but you’re dead.” “You are lukewarm, self-satisfied, and complacent.” These are things Jesus said to the churches in Revelation chapters two and three.  As I read these statements today, I thought about whether any…