COVID, Russia/Ukraine, recessionโ€ฆdoes the Bible have a say?

Over the past three years i.e. since 2020, the world has faced two epic shocks that no one predicted - the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, and the Russia/Ukraine crisis in early 2022. In this note, I look at some of the important mega trends that these shocks have accelerated. Specifically, I highlight how these shocks seem to affect almost all countries in similar ways, leading to similar responses. Also, how these shocks are driving more cohesion by world leaders and peoples in how they deal with what they consider to be a shared problem. What is really happening? What could it imply for your money? And does the Bible have anything to say about all this?

Comparing God’s salvation of Noah and Lot – Both righteous but different ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ

Noah and Lot were both saved by God before destruction was visited on the whole earth and on Sodom. But what are the similarities and differences we can find from the Bible about these two stories to help us get a clearer picture of the state of humanity and even righteous people in the end times? This study is critical because the Bible points back to Noah and Lot so many times that we Christians must study these stories in-depth and have them at the forefront of our minds as we navigate these end times.

Top 5 things I learnt from studying Revelation this quarter ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ˜‡

1 Thessalonians 5:21-21 The book is a revelation of Jesus Christ (Rev 1:1) and His wonderful plan of salvation since the beginning of time. God wants all (Christians and otherwise) to read, understand and keep what the book says, for the time is at hand and He has promised to bless all who do this … Continue reading Top 5 things I learnt from studying Revelation this quarter ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ˜‡

What happens during and after โ€œthe Millenniumโ€? ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ

Revelation 20:1-6, 12 The 1,000 years (or millennium) begins with the second coming of Christ. At this time, Satan and his fallen angels are chained. Read Revelation 20:1โ€“3 along with Jeremiah 4:23โ€“26. During the millennium, what is the state of the earth? In what way is Satan bound by chains?ย  The chaining of Satan is … Continue reading What happens during and after โ€œthe Millenniumโ€? ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ

Armageddon Ends ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿพ

2 Thessalonians 1:8-10; Revelation 19:11-16 The second coming of Christ with His angels, the Kings from the East, brings to an end the fiery battle of Armageddon between Satan and unbelievers, vs. Godโ€™s faithful people. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ In Revelation 19:11โ€“16, what we see here is a depiction of Christโ€™s second coming, the fulfillment of the promise … Continue reading Armageddon Ends ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿพ

The Wedding Supper of the Lamb ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿฝ

Matthew 22:11-14; Revelation 19:6-9 Two thousand years ago, Christ left His heavenly home to invite His followers to a wedding supper ( Matt. 22:1โ€“14) that will take place after His marriage to His bride. โ€œThe marriage represents the reception by Christ of His kingdom. The Holy City, the New Jerusalem, . . . is called … Continue reading The Wedding Supper of the Lamb ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿฝ

Come out of her โ€œMy peopleโ€ ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ—ฃ

Revelation 18:4 Before the full moral collapse of Babylon, a voice from heaven urges Godโ€™s people still in Babylon to โ€œ โ€˜Come out of her, my peopleโ€™ โ€ ( Rev. 18:4). Basically, there are many worshipers of God who are still in Babylon for various reasons. God uses His end-time church (NB: God always has … Continue reading Come out of her โ€œMy peopleโ€ ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ—ฃ๐Ÿ—ฃ

The Judgment of Babylon ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿพโ€โ™‚๏ธโ˜ ๏ธ

Revelation 17:12-14, 16-17 Read Revelation 17:12โ€“15 along with Revelation 16:14โ€“16. What do you learn from these texts about the โ€œten kingsโ€?ย  Different interpretations have been offered regarding the identities of the ten kings. However, Revelation does not tell us who they are. All we can derive from the text is that they are a short-lived … Continue reading The Judgment of Babylon ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿพโ€โ™‚๏ธโ˜ ๏ธ

The Seven Heads of the Scarlet Beast ๐Ÿ‘ฟ๐Ÿ‘น

Revelation 17:9-11 The angel explains that the seven heads are seven mountains. Some translators think that these mountains allude to the seven hills upon which the city of Rome is situated, and for this reason, they translate the Greek word oroi (โ€œmountainsโ€) as โ€œhills.โ€ There are seven kings, too, who are symbolized by the seven … Continue reading The Seven Heads of the Scarlet Beast ๐Ÿ‘ฟ๐Ÿ‘น

Identifying the Scarlet Beast of Rev 17 ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

Revelation 17:3-4; Revelation 17:8; Revelation 17:11 Revelation 17:3 describes the scarlet beast in terms similar to the sea beast of Revelation 13, which made war with and overcame Godโ€™s people ( Rev. 13:5โ€“7). It was this earlier period of persecution that caused the pure woman to flee into the wilderness during the prophetic period of … Continue reading Identifying the Scarlet Beast of Rev 17 ๐Ÿ‘ฟ