The Revelation of Jesus Christ. Revelation means ‘Apocolypsis’-the veil is taken off.
The Revelation is the visions John writes for us of the last days before Christ’s return and the ushering in of the new heaven and new earth. The Revelation begins with letters to the seven churches of Asia Minor, then goes on to reveal the series of devastations poured out upon the earth: the mark of the beast, “666”; the battle of Armageddon; the binding of Satan; the reign of the Lord; the Great White Throne Judgment; the eternal city of God.
This is a book of prophecy. There are 4 views of this book: the idealist, the preterist, the historicist, and the futurist views.
- The first view of Revelation is the idealist view or the spiritual view. This view uses the allegorical method to interpret the Book of Revelation.
- The second view is called the preterist view. Preter, which means “past,” is derived from Latin.
- The third view is called the historicist approach. This view teaches that Revelation is a symbolic representation that presents history from the apostle’s life through the end of the age.
- The fourth view is the futurist view.
- This view teaches that Revelation chapters 4-22 will occur in the future.
- Futurists divide the book of Revelation into three sections as indicated in 1:19: “what you have seen, what is now and what will take place later.”
- Chapter 1 describes the past (“what you have seen”),
- chapters 2-3 describe the present (“what is now”),
- and the rest of the book describes future events (“what will take place later”).
- Futurists apply a literal approach to interpreting Revelation. Chapters 4-19 refer to a period known as the seven-year tribulation.
- God’s judgments are actually poured out upon mankind during this time, as revealed in the seals, trumpets, and bowls.
- Chapter 13 describes a literal future world empire headed by a political and religious leader represented by the two beasts.
- Chapter 17 pictures a harlot who represents the church in apostasy.
- Chapter 19 refers to Christ’s second coming and the battle of Armageddon followed by a literal thousand-year rule of Christ upon the earth in chapter 20.
- Chapters 21-22 are events that follow the millennium: the creation of a new heaven and a new earth and the arrival of the heavenly city upon the earth.
I believe in the literal view of this book. 😁
The book is written by John. John was captured in a persecution campaign by the Roman Emperor Domitian. John was sentenced to Patmos, a small, rocky, and barren island where many criminals of Rome were sent to serve out their prison terms in harsh conditions. John was sent to the island because the early Christians were considered a strange cult group is known for causing trouble within the Empire.
Some historians and scholars claim that John died while on Patmos, and others say that he was freed from the island before his death. IDK?
I HONESTLY believe that you do not need me for Revelation. Now that you have read the Bible: this book will make sense. I promise. Feel free to read ahead. Click here for the first 5 Chapters.
Here is a taste of Chapter 1 (I am unglued!!) ❤️🤪😬😍
1 The revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, 2 who testifies to everything he saw—that is, the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ. 3 Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.