7 Thunders from the 7 Hills of Rome Harold Barton in "It's Here: The Time of the End' (1963) also agrees with Elliott that the 7 Thunders are Papal thunders against the Protestant Reformation.
"The 'usurper' immediately replies to the loud cry of the angel which symbolizes the going forth of the Word of God to the people, uttering seven thunders from the Papal throne. John understood what the seven thunders spoke but was forbidden to write them, for they were not authoritative and did not come from God. If he wrote them they might be regarded as worthy of attention. These were, no doubt, but the often-heard thunders of the Vatican, which proceeded from the seven-hilled city of Rome. 'Papal thunders,' as a phrase, appeared often in the historical records of those times, so almost at once the Papal thunders made themselves heard in an effort to intimidate the Reformers and the people." (pg. 158, 159)
PDF Corrected & New Dilday Course On Revelation Hezekiah: The PDF above has been corrected. By the way, Dr. Steven Dilday is also now offering a new course on the book of Revelation at https://www.fromreformationtoreformation.com/.
Great Sermon! Greetings, and thanks for your reply. I am very sad to hear that the MP3 has been lost. But I was filled with excitement concerning the PDF. But I am sorely disappointed that when I both clicked to view the PDF and downloaded it as well to view, there is nothing in the one-page PDF but these words: "(ii) dependent."
Please spare your time to look into it, and I pray that we could have Dr. Dilday's notes on the sermon soon.
Dr. DIlday's Notes In PDF Added, MP3 Not Available Hezekiah: According to Dr. Dilday the MP3 for this study has been lost. However, Dr. Dilday has graciously provided his notes, which we've added as a PDF, above, and which we pray will be a blessing to you and all who are working their way through Dr. Dilday's excellent audio commentary on the Book of Revelation. Another great free audio set, which contains 22 free MP3s on Revelation, of 44 total MP3s on Biblical Eschatology, can be found on SermonAudio at http://ow.ly/zXpA30eb9pz.
"Now, Christians, the more great and glorious things you expect from God, as the downfall of antichrist, the conversion of the Jews, the conquest of the nations to Christ, the breaking of all yokes, the new Jerusalem's coming down from above, the extraordinary pouring out of the Spirit, and a more general union among all saints, the more holy, yea, the more eminently holy in all your ways and actings it becomes you to be." - Thomas Brooks, The Crown and Glory of Christianity, 1662, Complete Works, 1867, p. 444, as cited in Iain Murray's, The Puritan Hope: Revival and the Interpretation of Prophecy, p. 84.
And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established in the top of the mountains ... and all nations shall flow unto it. Isa. 2:2, KJV
Wrong sermon. Same as previous sermon 'Ears.' Greetings Pastor Steven Dilday. We have been blessed by your sermons. Our family is using your sermons on The Book of Revelation for our family worship. We are willing to go through all of them, taking probably 5 years or more (till chapter 10 and more as you add them to the series, if God be willing). We have thus far reached the sermon entitled "Ears," Revelation 2:7, preached on 4/11/2010 (SUN). The downloaded filename is:
"2010.04.11.A Ears - Pastor Steven Dilday - 41810184577.mp3"
So we are anticipating with impatience to hear the next sermon in the series entitled "The Tree of Life, Part 1" preached on 4/25/2010 (SUN). But we were sorely disappointed that the sermon on the "The Tree of Life, Part 1" is the same as the sermon on "Ears."
I believe that there is a mixed-up in the files. Though the downloaded file has the correct filename, "2010.04.25.A The Tree of Life, Part 1 - Pastor Steven Dilday - 51101934271.mp3", the playback is on "Ears."
I hope this technical problem can be corrected as we are so very hungry and eager to learn and to eat of The Tree of Life.
Thank you and may the Lord be with you and yours.
Great Sermon! More info. A Reformation Discussion of Extraordinary Predictive Prophecy Subsequent to the Closing of the Canon of Scripture.
Great Sermon! Thank you pastor Steven for your sermon. It has moved me greatly, as an elderly lady who has suffered so much over so very many years with chronic painful illness and disabilities. Yet I know God has chosen it for me. I have been a Christian for 40 years. My husband is my carer and we are one in Christ. What a blessing! I regret I cannot always count it all joy, yet to know Christ is joy. At times it seems just more than I can bear yet I know He is with me.
Whatever your sufferings are, remember that it is our sacrifice to our wonderful Lord and however long it may be, it is short compared to eternity. God richly bless you and sustain you in your ministry.
Love English Rose
I recommend this sermon! This is a good, biblical and practical message about the roles of husbands and wives. I recommend this message for everyone, but especially those who are considering marriage. Husbands and wives would do well to follow the biblical principles that Pastor Dilday teaches in this sermon. This sermon is packed full of very good practical principles to apply to daily life by Godâ€™s grace!
VERY HELPFUL !! Excellent message. Thank you, Pastor Dilday, for being willing to give personal examples. More congregations would be helped if their pastor were willing to say, as you did in this sermon, "this is how at times it has been at my house and may you take a lesson from it." Thanks for being willing to share what has and hasn't worked for you and your wife.
GOD HAS A WORK TO BE DONE AND A PEOPLE TO DO IT !! It pleased God and served His purpose to have a â€śhouse comparatively meanâ€ť built. God marks out for each in His purposes beforehand the particular good works and the time and the way which He sees best for those works to be accomplished. He both makes ready by His providence the opportunities for the works and makes us ready for their performance. I like, Pastor Dilday, your mentioning of Matthew Henry in this sermon. God desired to have a commentary written on the whole Bible. And, He chose and equipped Matthew for the doing of it.
Great Sermon! A timely encouragement and warning to God's people. You can only be one of two things in this world: a blessed man or a wicked man. The blessed man will enjoy heaven forever in Christ's presence while the wicked will lament their absence from Him in hell forever.
Biblical and Reformed Apologetics On Display For more excellent material on the same topics, by Dr. Steven Dilday, see the free MP3 on SermonAudio entitled, "That They May Believe" at http://ow.ly/tpWM1 or http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=724131748196. This message by Dr. Dilday covers or mentions Jonathan Edwards, Dr. R.C. Sproul, Christian apologetics, Presuppositionalists (Cornelius Van Til, Dr. Greg Bahnsen, Gordon Clark), Francis Turretin, Evidentialism, Presuppositionalism, the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC), Westminster Seminary and much more. The free PDF by Dr. Richard Howe about Presuppositionalism and Legacy of Cornelius Van Til at http://ow.ly/tpWDv or http://www.richardghowe.com/Presuppositionalism.pdf is also very helpful concerning apologetics.
GIVING THANKS !! Thank you, Pastor Dilday, for viewing all the aspects of your ministry as part and parcel of what God has called you to do, as Godâ€™s will for you, and therefore engaging in those tasks joyfully and willingly. I am benefiting greatly from your ministry. I pray that God will never allow me to take you for granted, but to always see you and appreciate you for who you are ... a gift from Him, being used of Him, to glorify Him.
THE ROMAN POPE -- THE GREAT USURPER !! Thank you, Pastor Dilday, for this sermon series. May it please God to draw many â€śhearersâ€ť to it. Rev. J. A. Wylie, LL.D (1808-1890) wrote this: Paganism was a system of deceivableness. It was the worship of a false god, under the pretence of being the worship of the true God. But popery is a deceivableness on a scale far beyond that of paganism. The one was a counterfeit of the religion of the Gospel. Popery has a god of its own -- him, even, whom the canon law calls the â€śLord our Godâ€ť It has a savior of its own -- the Church, to wit. It has a sacrifice of it own â€“ the Mass. It has a mediator of its own -- the Priesthood. It has a sanctifier of its own â€“ the Sacrament. It has a justification of its own -- that even of infused righteousness. It has a pardon of its own -- the pardon of the Confessional; and it has in the heavens an infallible, all-prevailing advocate unknown to the Gospel â€“- the â€śMother of God.â€ť It thus presents to the world a spiritual and saving apparatus for the salvation of men, and yet it neither sanctifies nor saves anyone. It looks like a church; it professes to have all that a church ought to have; and yet, it is not a church. It is a grand deception -- "the all-deceivableness of unrighteousness."
OUR GOD IS ABLE TO DELIVER US !! A wonderful reminder that the children of God are not to fear. Thanks, Pastor Dilday, for giving as an example your daughter, Naomi, sitting on your arm. Now, I think of my Heavenly Father holding me in such a manner and I take solace from it.
FIRST THINGS FIRST !! There is a tremendous example given to us in the Old Testament of a man whose desire was not for the things pertaining to his own affairs, but for the affairs of God. Solomon, upon his ascendancy to The Throne of David, sought the wisdom of God (â€ś...give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a peopleâ€ť -- 1 Kings 3:9). Because Solomon sought FIRST AND FOREMOST to please God in the governing of His People, the Israelites, he received from God not only wisdom, but those things that he could have sought after, but did not, were given to him also -- â€śAnd God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life; neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment; Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and understanding heart â€¦ and I have also given thee that which thou hast not asked, both riches and honour â€¦â€ť (1 Kings 3:12-13).
A BOLD SERMON !! As I listened to this sermon by Pastor Dilday, it reminded me of something that I had read that the English Puritan, John Trapp (1601-1669), said -- â€śTruth must be spoken however it is taken.â€ť Thank you, pastor, for making the truth known that Hurricane Katrina was NOT caused by some mindless â€śMother Nature,â€ť but Katrina was an act of judgment of God. He used that storm to hold the worldâ€™s most powerful nation hostage in a devastating grip. And, what did America do?! Foolishly, she went on in her wicked way, proud of being the nation to champion the correctness and the right to â€śgo after strange flesh.â€ť Today, she stands with a defiant fist raised in the face of He who rained down fire and brimstone, destroying Sodom and Gomorrah, and who once exterminated every breath on the whole earth (save Noah and his family) for the sin of â€śgoing after strange flesh.â€ť God says that â€śgoing after strange fleshâ€ť is unnatural, itâ€™s against the normal sequence of His creation of producing after oneâ€™s own kind, and He will not allow it to continue. Obviously, based on scripture, â€śgoing after strange fleshâ€ť always includes some form of a very severe punishment. Thus, I hold the belief that America is on Godâ€™s â€śhit listâ€ť and rightly so because she shows no desire to repent!