Revelation 16:17-21 · Sun Feb 04 2018
This sermon deals with both the historical and the symbolic meaning of every detail of this remarkable bowl. Was there hail weighing more than 100 pounds? Was there an earthquake that made islands move so fast that it felt like they were fleeing? Were there mountains that disappeared? Pastor Kayser says "Yes." This sermon examines these and other intriguing questions. It also explains how each bowl landed on a unique festival day in actual history.
Revelation 16:12-16 · Sun Jan 28 2018
This sermon anchors the great battle of Armageddon clearly in AD 70. It also makes practical applications to life.
Revelation 16:8-11 · Sun Jan 21 2018
Revelation 16:2-7 · Sun Jan 14 2018
This sermon begins the process of working backwards in the book's chiasm. It shows how the grouping of the first three bowls relates to the end of Israel in AD 136. In the process it deals with issues of the problem of evil, God's justice, depravity, pollution, curses, covenant, etc.
Revelation 16:1 · Sun Jan 07 2018
This sermon seeks to clear up a number of issues that have been confusing in commentaries. Pastor Kayser shows how the God-given structure of the book (a chiasm) gives us the clue that resolves them perfectly.
Revelation 9:13-16 · Sun Oct 16 2016
Revelation 9:13-16 · Sun Sep 18 2016
Revelation 9:1-12 · Sun Sep 11 2016
This sermon finishes the subject of the fifth trumpet, focusing upon the power, character, and activities of demons. The applications made to modern ecology and politics are just two of many practical applications.
Revelation 9:1-12 · Sun Sep 04 2016
This sermon continues to open up the subject of demonology.
Revelation 9:1-12 · Sun Aug 21 2016
Where the last sermon dealt with the symbols in Titus' armies, this one looks at the demons that were symbolized. In the process, the sermon tackles several controversies, including: origin of demons, the meaning of the Abyss and Hades.
Revelation 9:1-12 · Sun Aug 14 2016
This sermon looks at the symbolism of the demons that come out of the bottomless pit. The totems or emblems of Titus' Fifteenth Legion and their supporting Legions and auxiliaries were representations of their "gods," what we would call demons. This sermon looks at the timing, the historical underpinnings of the symbols, and how they would have been instantly recognized by the first century audience. Part 2 will dig much deeper into the theology of demonology.
Revelation 8:12-13 · Sun Aug 07 2016
The fourth trumpet deals with the disastrous losses suffered by both the Romans and the Jews in the first part of the war under Cestius. Once again we see a literal fulfillment of the symbols (signs in the sun, moon, and stars) and then discuss the specifics of how those symbols foreshadowed this disastrous part of the war.
Revelation 8:10-11 · Sun Jul 31 2016
This trumpet has brought a lot of confusion to commentaries. This sermon is an attempt to show the literal historical fulfillment of the sign and to show what that sign symbolized. In the process it gives a great deal of historical background that will prove helpful for understanding the second half of the book.
Revelation 8:8-9 · Sun Jun 26 2016
This sermon deals with the second trumpet judgment, which describes an asteroid striking the Mediterranean Ocean and turning 1/3 of it to blood, killing one third of the larger sea creatures, and destroying 1/3 of the Roman ships. These events symbolized God's judgments on Israel (total destruction) and Rome (one third destruction). Though this all occurred in the AD 66, it still has relevance to our age since we live in a similar period of national rebellion against Christ.
Revelation 8:7 · Sun Jun 19 2016
This sermon deals with the amazing fulfillment of the hail, fire, and blood that fell from heaven in AD 66. It also describes the horrific events that these portents gave warning of. This sermon also tentatively suggests that the modern "blood rains" that have fallen since 2001 may indicate warnings from God. While the pastor is not dogmatic on the significance of the modern phenomena, he does show how the first century signs were immediately followed by a first wave of death and destruction under Cestius, the Legate of Syria who commanded Rome's 12th Legion.
Revelation 8:1-6 · Sun Jun 12 2016
This sermon focuses on the subject of corporate prayer and its place in God's sovereign plan. It also deals with a very specific kind of prayer — the covenant lawsuit brought against Israel and Rome by the early church. As such it has a lot to teach the modern persecuted church. The church is not helpless before its persecutors since it has access to the Judge of the universe. Where there is faith to engage in imprecatory prayers, the same awesome power that was unleashed in the judgments of Revelation 8 can be unleashed once again in our own day.
Revelation 6:7-8 · Sun Mar 06 2016
This sermon introduces us to the character of Nero and the two demons that influenced him early in his reign. Though the message is sobering, it gives us hope that even in dire circumstances Jesus is sovereign and demons have limitations.
Revelation 6:5-6 · Sun Feb 28 2016
This sermon identifies the third horseman of the apocalypse as the demonized Claudius. The Claudian coins clearly show these symbols of horse and hand holding scales. And the reign of Claudius is identified by the New Testament as the period of empire-wide famine. So Claudius is a fantastic case study for understanding the laws of economics and how God's providence enforces those laws. There is much that America could learn from this passage.
Revelation 6:3-4 · Sun Feb 21 2016
This sermon starts with a review of where we have been in the book of Revelation and how this passage fits into the overall picture that Revelation paints. It then looks at how the demonic Caligula (the second horseman) was a judgment of Christ upon both Rome and Israel. In the process, several principles of civics come to light.
Revelation 6:1-2 · Sun Feb 14 2016
This sermon gives the reasons why the first horseman is not Christ, but rather the counterfeit messianic state. It clearly identifies the rider as Caesar Tiberias and applies the passage to the situations we currently face.
Revelation 6:1-8 · Sun Feb 07 2016
This sermon seeks to sort through the numerous interpretations of this controversial passage using inductive and deductive reasoning. In the process it narrows the options down to the first century and gives practical applications.
Revelation 1:9b · Sun Aug 23 2015
This sermon deals with the nature, beginning, and growth of the kingdom. *We apologize for the poor audio quality in this sermon, the recording went particularly bad this week.
Revelation 1:9a · Sun Aug 16 2015
This sermon shows how John shared the experience of "the tribulation" with the seven churches. This deals with most of the controversies surrounding the great tribulation and the great wrath. In the process it also gives us a Biblical philosophy for facing tribulation by the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Revelation 1:4b-6 · Sun Aug 09 2015
Revelation 1:7-8 · Sun Aug 09 2015
This sermon deals with perhaps the most controversial verse in the chapter - the imminent coming of Christ in judgment (66 AD) contrasted with the distant Second Coming. In the process, this sermon opens up a lot of background material that is critical to understanding the book as a whole.