Matthew Poole on Revelation (cont.)

Discussion in 'Revelation & Eschatology' started by dildaysc, Feb 21, 2020.

  1. dildaysc

    dildaysc Puritan Board Freshman

  2. dildaysc

    dildaysc Puritan Board Freshman

    Jesus was crucified for sins, and dead; but now He is alive forevermore. And we know that because He lives, we shall also live!

    What a comfort in all our afflictions!

    Poole on Revelation 2:8.
     
  3. dildaysc

    dildaysc Puritan Board Freshman

    All that will live godly in Christ Jesus, and bear a faithful testimony, will suffer privation, loss, and persecution. However, these things are not to be compared to the riches of the reward in Christ...already available to us...and soon to be enjoyed in consummate fullness.

    Press on, Christian soldier! Press on!

    Poole on Revelation 2:10.
     
  4. dildaysc

    dildaysc Puritan Board Freshman

    Christ addresses the Church at Pergamos, as the one with the two-edged sword proceeding from His mouth.

    Poole on Revelation 2:12.
     
  5. dildaysc

    dildaysc Puritan Board Freshman

    While the Corona Virus and worldwide shutdown brings hardship, let us make use of these difficult circumstances to bear witness to the saving, protecting, preserving power of our Jesus! The testimony shines all the brighter for the difficulty of the circumstances!

    See Poole on Revelation 2:13.
     
  6. dildaysc

    dildaysc Puritan Board Freshman

    Abraham Kuyper once observed, that church discipline was about as common as a white raven. Have you ever seen a white raven?

    Although this important ordinance is discussed frequently in the Scripture, and in Revelation 2 and 3 we see Christ assessing the churches based upon their faithfulness (or lack thereof!) in discipline; nevertheless, it is almost completely neglected in the churches.

    Let us give our attention to the voice of Christ, admonishing us in the Scriptures.
     
  7. dildaysc

    dildaysc Puritan Board Freshman

  8. dildaysc

    dildaysc Puritan Board Freshman

    Discipline has become exceedingly rare in the Church. This is bad for the members (their sins run on unchecked), and this is bad for the officers (they come to share in the moral responsibility of those sins).

    May the King and Head of the Church revive the discipline of His house in the midst of His people, for His glory and our good! Amen.

    See Poole's comments on Revelation 2:16.
     
  9. dildaysc

    dildaysc Puritan Board Freshman

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