This is as good a time as any to have everyone listen to one of my favorite Johnny Cash songs on the book of Revelation; the legend himself reading and singing John’s prophecies of when the Man comes around.
In the 7 verses we read today, we see that Man doing that very thing. As the ESV Study Bible points out in the commentary to this passage, Jesus came first as a Gospel sower (Matt. 13:37) but He is now returning as a reaper as you see the illustration of a Christ as the final harvester reaping His good fruit and trampling on the bad grapes. Revelation is known for it’s final judgment which we can be sure of, even in the illustration of the harvest in these verses. Every person will be judged for what they did with Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. There’s no middle ground regarding this judgment. As grey as life on this earth can be, there will be no purgatory. There is nothing else outside of heaven and hell, with Jesus Christ being the mediator from one to the other, but Jesus is the one who sends you to either one.
What stuck out to you in these passages?
By: Erik Koliser — West Campus Pastor