Tag Archives: Apocalypse

Warfare in Heaven and on Earth


In chapter 12:7-12 there is a new scene. The action now moves back to heaven, and John describes a battle that is going on. Michael and his angels are fighting against the dragon and his angels. Up until this battle … Continue reading

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The Cosmic Mother as the Holy Church


The Apocalypse takes an astonishing turn in chapter 12. A new revelation is presented. One might even conjecture that as the first series of visions was centered on the divine male, so this second series is centered on the divine … Continue reading

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Going Forward, Looking Back


We have arrived at the end of chapter 11 of the Apocalypse. I have presented an interpretation from the perspective that the Passion of the Church is the Passion of Christ. The theophany at the end of chapter 11 discloses … Continue reading

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The Return of the Divine


After the brief intermission the seventh trumpet sounds. The scene is again in heaven, reminding us of the earlier worship scenes in chapter 4. One group proclaims the victory of the Kingdom of God, reclaiming all creation, and placing it … Continue reading

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Measuring the Church


After John is re-commissioned, the scene intensifies. He is given a measuring rod and told to measure the temple of God. This can’t be the temple of Jerusalem, for that has already been destroyed. Measure means to count, that is, … Continue reading

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The Seven Thunders Speak


Just as there was an intermission after the sixth seal, so also there is a long pause after the sixth trumpet. There is a great difference, however, in the content of this pause. John was commissioned by the exalted Christ … Continue reading

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An Unrepentant World


That the world stands in opposition to the divine is the heart of the vision of the sixth trumpet. An angelic voice gives the order for the warfare to begin. It is clear that the divine can use the armies … Continue reading

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