Bible Messages

The Message of Revelation

22 March, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

Over the past few years as I have witnessed my skills as a Bible teacher improve—particularly my engagement with not only the Biblical languages of Hebrew and Greek, but also engagement with secondary and tertiary resources—I have found myself become increasingly nervous, if not perturbed, when people use the word “revelation.” There are many people who teach from the Scriptures, either in the Christian or Messianic world, who seldom engage with the Biblical text they intend to teach. Rather than allowing the Holy Spirit to prepare them, mold them, and guide them to the resources and with the tools such […]

Revelation

Revelation 1:10

18 December, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from the Messianic Sabbath Helper “I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and I heard behind me a loud voice like the sound of a trumpet.” Revelation 1:10 is a frequently referenced passage, often provided by many Christians in favor of Sunday Church being a First Century development of the Apostolic era, as it tends to be concluded that the Apostle John was shown his visions of the end-times by Yeshua the Messiah on a Sunday. There are certainly a number of Bible versions that one will encounter which offer the paraphrases, “I was in the Spirit […]

Revelation

The Revelation Given to John

27 November, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from A Survey of the Apostolic Scriptures for the Practical Messianic Approximate date: 50s-70s C.E. or 80s-90 C.E. Time period: deteriorating circumstances for the First Century Believers in the Roman Empire Author: the Apostle John Location of author: the island of Patmos Target audience and their location: the congregations of Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, Laodicea (all in Asia Minor) Theological Summary: The Book of Revelation, perhaps more than any other text in the Apostolic Scriptures, is one of the most confusing, as well as controversial, for Bible readers to digest. Also commonly known as the Apocalypse, because […]

FAQ

Revelation 22:14

27 November, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

POSTED 30 JANUARY, 2006 Which is the correct reading of Revelation 22:14, “Blessed are they who keep His commandments,” or “Blessed are they who wash their robes”? Revelation 22:14 reads differently in the Greek Textus Receptus of the Apostolic Scriptures, than it does in the critical Greek texts used today for most English Bible versions. In the KJV, Revelation 22:14 reads as follows: “Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.” In modern English Bibles, using critical Greek texts, the verse […]

FAQ

Lord’s Day (Revelation 1:10)

26 November, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

UPDATED 17 APRIL, 2015 I was told that Sunday as “the Lord’s Day” was established by the Apostles, and did not come in later Christian history. Can you help me with this? This entry has been reproduced from the entry appearing in the forthcoming Messianic Sabbath Helper “I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and I heard behind me a loud voice like the sound of a trumpet.” Revelation 1:10 is a frequently referenced passage, often provided by many Christians in favor of Sunday Church being a First Century development of the Apostolic era, as it tends to […]