Biblical truth standing on its spiritual head to get our eternal attention.

Genesis to Revelation – The Beginning is the End

| October 11, 2016

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen.1:1). Then man lived with God in Eden and God provided him a wife (Gen.2). “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth for the first heaven and the first earth passed away (Rev.21:1). Then man lived in “the new Jerusalem coming down […]

Revelation 2:1-7 – Chiasm – Church of Ephesus

| November 17, 2015

A – ECHOES OF EDEN  (1) “Write to the angel of the church in Ephesus: “The One who holds the seven stars in His right hand and who walks among the seven gold lampstands says: B – PRESENT STAND AGAINST FALSE TEACHERS (2) I know your works, your labor, and your endurance, and that you […]

Revelation 2:8-11 – Chiasm – Church of Smyrna

| November 15, 2015

Revelation 2:8-11 (HCSB) Anacrusis (8) “Write to the angel of the church in Smyrna: A – JESUS’ DEATH AND LIFE “The First and the Last, the One who was dead and came to life, says: B – PHYSICAL OPPOSITE OF SPIRITUAL (9a) I know your affliction and poverty, yet you are rich. C – ADVERSARY […]

Revelation 2:21 – Just Do It!

| September 5, 2014

“I gave her time to repent, but she does not want to” said Jesus, about Jezebel, to Thyatira (Rev.2:21). Sometimes its better to cut the theology, psychology, sociology, dysfunctionality, the “isms.” all excuses and just keep it just that simple. Doesn’t mean it is easy, but it is just that simple. Just Do It!

Revelation 2:19 – Defining Works

| August 28, 2014

Jesus says to the church in Thyatira, “I know your works — your love, faithfulness, service, and endurance. Your last works are greater than the first” (Revelation 2:19 HCSB). The original Greek did not have punctuation, so adding it becomes part of the translation, and the interpretation. For example, both the HCSB and the NET […]

Revelation 2:18-29 – The Churches of Thyatira and Corinth

| August 26, 2014

Consider how similar Thyatira’s sins are to Corinth: 1) Both tolerated someone who needed to be put out (1 Cor.5); 2) Both had people who committed fornication (1 Cor.6:12-20); 3) Both had problems with the eating of meats sacrificed to idols (1 Cor.10:14-22); 4) Both had some kind of “sickness” and death (1 Cor.11:30); 5) […]

Revelation – The Date

| March 28, 2014

There are two main dates for Revelation: (1) the early, A.D. 64-68 during Nero’s reign; the late date , A.D. 91-96 while Domitian was Caesar. The majority date the book of Revelation in the A.D. 90’s because Domitian exiled John to Patmos according to tradition. Those who take the early date often emphasize the internal […]

Isaiah 38:6 – Hezekiah a Type of Christ

| May 30, 2013

Although there is not scholarly consensus, and contrary to my previous conclusion, I now consider Hezekiah’s illness to be during the Assyrian siege, and not after the Deliverance of Jerusalem. When praying for his personal recovery, God’s answer is, “I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria; I […]

Perryism – The God of the past is the God the present is the God of the future.

| November 7, 2012

This thought came to me when teaching the book of Micah. The prophet of God weaves past historical events of the Israelites into their present history showing that God is still active. Within the narrative, Micah points to the future such as in 5.2 and I believe all of Micah 7. His name means, “Who […]

Revelation – More Movie than Script

| April 5, 2011

When reading the book of Revelation, it needs to be “seen” before being studied. That makes it very unusual due to it “visual viscosity” a phrase which describes the way the whole scenes stick in our heads more so than the individual interpretations. John prepares us for this by saying the whole vision was to […]