Resources on Revelation

Chapter 1

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 19

Chapter 22

Chapter 11

Chapter 21

Chapter 12

Chapter 20

The greatest hope you can have
By Dr. Jack Graham | April 25, 2019

Many years ago, a man was sentenced to death, but obtained a reprieve from the king by assuring him he would teach his majesty’s horse to fly within one year. The only condition was if he didn’t succeed, he would be put to death at the end of the year.

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God comes near in times of suffering
By Dr. Jack Graham | March 11, 2019

John is the human author of the Revelation. It has been sixty years since John the disciple had seen Jesus after the resurrection and ascension. He’s now 90 plus years of age. You would think it was time to check into the retirement home and have a nice rocking chair into heaven. But not true for John.

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Chapter 3

Jesus has the final word
By Dr. Jack Graham | March 7, 2019

Jesus, as in all the letters, introduces Himself as the Lord of life and the Lord of all! He says, “I am the Amen.” Now Amen means of a certainty, of a truth; it is an affirmation.

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God comes near in times of suffering
By Dr. Jack Graham | November 16, 2018

“I, John, your brother and partner in the tribulation and the kingdom and the patient endurance that are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos on account of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.”
 
—Revelation 1:9
 
John is the human author of the Revelation. It has been sixty years since John the disciple had seen Jesus after the resurrection and ascension. He’s now 90 plus years of age. You would think it was time to check into the retirement home and have a nice rocking chair into heaven. But not true for John.
 
John was exiled and banished and persecuted for his faith, for the Word of God and the testimony of Jesus. During his exile on this isle of Patmos was one of extreme depravation and desperation, of pain and alienation and separation from friends.
 
Maybe you’ve discovered that you’re on a personal Patmos journey, that you are lonely and limited and isolated and cut-off, suffering in some way. You may be living on an island of an unhappy marriage or the island of an unhealthy body, and shut out or shut off from family and friends. Some are persecuted for the sake of the Gospel. Millions have died in martyrdom for the faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
 
The Bible says all who live in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. There should be at least opposition if we’re standing firm in our faith for the Lord Jesus Christ.
 
Yes, there is tribulation but we are not alone on our personal island of Patmos! You may be in a hospital room or a nursing home. You may be in prison. You may be old and tired and feeling like the whole...

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How to keep your church alive
By Dr. Jack Graham | November 15, 2018

And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: ‘The words of him who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. “‘I know your works. You have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead.”
 
—Revelation 3:1
 
This church at Sardis looked alive with action, activity, motion, and machinery. But when Jesus took their pulse, dead! This can happen to a church, not only then, but it can happen now!
 
As a matter of fact in America alone, 3500 churches per year close their doors because they are dead. Once thriving and dynamic ministries, now dead! Shut the doors. Seventy to eighty percent of churches in this country are dead or are dying. Again, there may be activity, there maybe programming, there may be tradition and structure, but no life!
 
What’s happening to this church in Sardis that is so dead is there’s no spiritual life, there’s no breath! He’s going to be talking to this church about renewing and reviving and resuscitating their lives and their church, and so this is a church in need of revival. This is a church in need of the Holy Spirit. And every church is in need of the Holy Spirit.
 
Our traditions must be laid aside in favor of the truth. The church is all about Jesus! And when it’s no longer about Him, it’s over! You may keep meeting, you may still have a religious club, but if you don’t have Jesus, you don’t have a church!

There’s no life without the Spirit of Jesus!

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God comes near in times of suffering
By Dr. Jack Graham | November 12, 2018

“I, John, your brother and partner in the tribulation and the kingdom and the patient endurance that are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos on account of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.”

—Revelation 1:9

John is the human author of the Revelation. And since his most famous book had been written, it had been sixty years since John the Disciple had seen Jesus after the resurrection and ascension. When he wrote the Book of Revelation, you would think it was time to check into the retirement home and have a nice rocking chair into heaven. But that’s not true for John.

Despite his age and faithfulness, John was exiled, banished, and persecuted for his faith on this Isle of Patmos, a place of extreme depravation and desperation.

Maybe you’ve discovered that you’re on a personal Patmos journey; that you are lonely, limited, and isolated. You may be living on an island of an unhappy marriage or the island of an unhealthy body, and shut out from family and friends. Perhaps you are persecuted for the sake of the Gospel.

The Bible says all who live in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. And there should be at least opposition if we’re standing firm in our faith for the Lord Jesus Christ.

Yes, there is tribulation but we are not alone on our personal island of Patmos! You may be in a hospital room or a nursing home. You may be in prison. You may be old and tired and feeling like the whole world has forgotten you. But you are not alone if you are in Jesus.

In our greatest trials we know that God comes very near, and we can experience His presence...

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Your hope for real and lasting peace
By Dr. Jack Graham | October 23, 2018

I’m amazed at how far technology has come in the past 200 years. Just think… In 1818, the only people who knew what the President of the United States looked like would’ve been those who had seen him personally. But now, we’re inundated with news and pictures of our president, celebrities, and our friends every day.

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Chapter 4

There's power in your testimony
By Dr. Jack Graham | March 5, 2018

Sometimes, when you and I really blow it, we get the idea that we can't come to God. But then on other days we may feel like, "I've had a great day today. I feel like I can ask God for his blessings."

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Chapter 2

Therefore repent. If not, I will come to you soon and war against them with the sword of my mouth. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who conquers I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, with a new name written on the stone that no one knows except the one who receives it.

—Revelation 2:16-17

 

We live in an age of compromise. You see it in every level of government, industry, and unfortunately… you see it in the church as well. 

 

But today… instead of focusing on the compromise you see in others… I want to ask you… are you a compromising Christian? Are you living a double standard? Are there areas in your life, be it in your marriage… your professional life… or your thought life… where you are compromising?

 

Maybe you’re thinking about cheating on your spouse. Perhaps you’ve turned a blind eye to something unethical at work. Or maybe you allow yourself the leeway to think lustful or hateful thoughts.

 

Whatever it is, let me assure you of this: God takes the sin of compromise seriously!  Revelation 2:16 says it clearly, “Therefore repent.  If not, I will come to you soon and war against them with the sword of my mouth.” Jesus is not only saying that He’ll deal with any church that compromises with sin… He’s saying it to any Christian too… including you and me!

 

Jesus wants you to stop compromising, admit your sin, and deal with it. He wants you to get right...

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Suppertime
By Dr. Jack Graham | October 12, 2015

The Alias
By Dr. Jack Graham | October 8, 2015

Chapter 10

Blacklist
By Dr. Jack Graham | March 22, 2015

Chapter 7

Survivors
By Dr. Jack Graham | March 15, 2015

Chapter 6

Chapter 5

FaceTime
By Dr. Jack Graham | February 15, 2015

Taken
By Dr. Jack Graham | February 8, 2015

Flatline
By Dr. Jack Graham | February 2, 2014

No Fear
By Dr. Jack Graham | January 12, 2014