The book of the revelation pastor david legge 4 reign of righteousness. By david griffin blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and heed the things which are written in it. The discipleapostle john, who followed jesus christ and witnessed his crucifixion, authored it. False prophets in the book are not faulted for making false predictions but for encouraging people to worship false gods 2. Christ tells john to write, therefore, what you have seen, what is now and what will take place later. Norman vincent peale popularized the metaphysical movement in his book, the power of positive thinking, and others brought this into the church with minor adjustments. Jehovahs witnesses revelations about the revelation book. If any man shall add to these things, god shall add unto him the plagues written in this book. Adjustments for the book revelation its grand climax at hand listed below are the key adjustments to the book revelation its grand climax at hand. In the book of mormon, all scripture text that is part of the translation from the plates. The result is that the church of laodicea no longer had the ability to discern between the soulish and the spiritual. The book of revelation had its origin in a time of crisis, but it remains valid and meaningful for christians of all time. To jerry and sherry roberts thank you for your faithful friendship and love for our lord and my family. The book of revelation endtime ministries irvin baxter.
Detailed summary of approved adjustments for the 20 edition of. Analysis of the adjustments for the book revelationits. For i testify to every one that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book. Christs letters to churches in sardis, philadelphia and laodicea. Irvin baxter explains revelation in a 16 lesson commentary available on dvd in our endtime store. The assemblies of asia revelation chapter 2 commentary. The book of revelation contains messages to the ancient churches in which the messages equally apply to the churches of the past two thousand years and up to the churches of today. This series combines history, politics, and theology to explain the book of revelation in light of modern times and world events. Analysis of the adjustments for the book revelationits grand climax at hand. The publications of jehovahs witnesses are organized into the year that the works were published, and in descending order.
Book of revelation was written to address this need. The book of revelation introduction the revelation of jesus christ, which god gave him to show his servantsthings which must shortly take place. Jehovahs witnesses revelations about the revelation. It was a letter of encouragement to the followers of jesus who had recently endured a complete defeat at. More than 99 percent of the adjustments are in the study aids. Biblical studiesnew testament commentariesrevelationchapter 6. This phrase parallels the prophetic phrase the day of the lord in old testament prophecies. Written by leading scholars, the focus on essays are designed to stimulate thought and to explore in depth topics of interest in the field of. While many associate the word apocalypse with great disaster, the book of revelation begins and ends by saying that those who read, understand, and apply its message would be happy for doing so. A brief overview of the book of revelation the rise and. This sharing of a divine characteristic shows the angels importance, which in turn points to the importance of.
It is a revelation that was received by the apostle john while he was in romanimposed exile on the island of patmos in the eastern mediterranean around 90 a. Christs letters to churches in ephesus, smyrna, pergamum and thyatira. In his book, end time, jon paulien shows how end time events can undergo adjustments as time goes on and new situations arise. The book of revelation is the apostle johns recounting of a prophetic vision for a future apocalyptic time called the lords day revelation 1. It is the first fulllength book within the revelation series, which is meant to be read in release order.
The book of revelation is similar to other literature of the time thats called apocalyptic, which typically includes visions, global clashes, endoftheworld warnings, and many, many symbols. Biblical studiesnew testament commentariesrevelation. The book of revelation explained volume 4 1 introduction to the revelation revelation 1. Words of this sort at the books beginning and end wrap the content of the book in a cloak of revealed certainty robert wall, revelation, nibc, 1991, pg. God reveals a basic framework for understanding future events. Its title is derived from the first word of the koine greek text. Pack staggering events foretold in your bible will shock the whole world. Jan 02, 2020 a simple outline for the book of revelation is found in revelation 1. The primary purpose of revelation is to reveal christ and not to satisfy curiosities about the four horsemen, the antichrist, etc.
The rise and fall of the antichrist appendix four a brief overview of the book of revelation. He has condemned the great prostitute who corrupted the earth. Book of revelation explained a testimony of jesus christ. The book of revelation is a complex tapestry of visions woven to persuade first. In the first chapter, the risen and exalted christ is speaking to john. The versebyverse commentary on revelation introduction this commentary on revelation will prove, contrary to what most people think, that the revelation, the last book of the bible, is not difficult to understand if we will take a simple, facevalue.
The book of revelation often called the revelation to john, apocalypse of john, the revelation from jesus christ from its opening words, the apocalypse, the revelation, or simply revelation is the final book of the new testament, and consequently is also the final book of the christian bible. The amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of god, says this laodicea was originally known as diospolis, the city of zeus. The book of revelation in the bible is one of the more difficult books of the bible to understand. The author names himself as john, but modern scholars consider it unlikely that the author of revelation also wrote the gospel of john.
So this book is a revelation of jesus christ, not in the sense that matthew, mark, luke and john revealed him, but rather than the humiliated christ, we have. Noah, abraham, israel, before after the captivity, jewish apocalyptic writings between the testaments. He was a jewish christian prophet, probably belonging to a group of such prophets, and was accepted by the. The things john had already seen are recorded in chapter 1. Revelation identifies itself as a book of prophecy 1. For example, gods justice takes the form of plague very similar to those in the book of revelation when moses attempts to lead the israelites out of egypt. The book of revelation and work bible commentary theology. After this i heard what sounded like the roar of a great multitude in heaven shouting. The book of revelation, also known as the book of the apocalypse, is an unveiling of jesus christ. John wrote revelation while a prisoner on the island of patmos, approximately 8595 a. This is to corre spond with the chapters in the revelation. Very important we note this and realize we cannot study revelation in the same way we study the book of romans.
Chapters 48 cover the truths preceding the seal series and the opening of the seven seals and are explained in the book of revelation explained, volume 2. In chapters, john describes the details of the setting as he received this revelation unveiling of truth. Daniel, recorded 600 years earlier, sets the stage for the larger and more detailed book of revelation, which describes many events nowhere else in the bible. Apr 28, 2015 the book of revelation is similar to other literature of the time thats called apocalyptic, which typically includes visions, global clashes, endoftheworld warnings, and many, many symbols. The book of revelation was written by john of patmos, and its not about the end of the world at all. Bring your questions and join us for 10 weeks beginning wednesday, january 10, 2018. The book of revelation is the final book of the new testament, and consequently is also the. The versebyverse commentary on revelation introduction this commentary on revelation will prove, contrary to what most people think, that the revelation, the last book of the bible, is not difficult to understand if we will take a simple, facevalue, commonsense approach to interpreting it. The literary genres of the book of revelation are an apocalypse, a prophecy, and an epistle or letter. As the context of the book affirms, it foretells events to occur at the end of this age. Watchtower books publications of jehovahs witnesses. A summary of each chapter in the book of revelation. Its meaning is positive, not fearful or terrifying to those who serve god. John wrote that revelation is special because, blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and heed the things which are written in it.
Adjustments have been made to resolve minor typographical errors in spelling, wording, and punctuation, restoring earlier readings of the text and maintaining the fidelity and integrity of the scriptures. Asia in this book is part of the country that we now call turkey. They argue that these words demand the fulfill ment of the prophecies in revelation soon after the book was written. Listed below are the key adjustments to the book revelation its grand climax at hand. The fall of babylon the great verse 1 1 after these things i saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power, and the earth was illuminated with his glory commentary. Adjustments to the scriptures church of jesus christ. The book of revelation closes its awful description of the judgments which are coming upon the earth by inviting to the sinner, come to christ, and, after one reads and understand the book of revelation, he too will close the book and invite the sinner to, come, and receive, jesus christ as you savior. The name revelation comes from the first word of the book in koine greek. The author endeavors to encourage the persecuted saints of his own day and, by application, the church throughout the ages. Adjustments to the scriptures, about the scriptures 2019 adjustments to the scriptures, about the scriptures the current printing masters of the 1979 edition of the king james version of the bible and the 1981 edition of the book of mormon, doctrine and covenants, and pearl of great price have deteriorated because of age and long use.
Adjustments were made later for studying the 1988 version of the revelation book. The time for understanding the book of revelation is now at hand. In todays popular thought, prophecy is often equated with prediction, but this is not the way revelation itself refers to prophecy. The book of revelation closes its awful description of the judgments which are coming upon the earth by inviting to the sinner, come to christ, and, after one reads and understand the book of revelation, he too will close the book and invite the sinner to. Throughout the vast majority of the new testament, jesus teachings focus on moving beyond this sort of archaic justice to a structure of forgiveness. It is, of course, the cryptic symbolism of revelation that makes it challenging to understand. This booklet contains vital understanding that will forever change your outlook on the future. This list does not include, for example, certain statistical adjustments, which can be found in the latest yearbook and in other publications chapter 4. He describes himself as their brother in the family of god.
Summary of the book this is not a comprehensive outline of the book. Adjustments for the book revelationits grand climax at hand. This summary of the book of revelation provides information about the title, author s, date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the book of revelation. Biblical studiesnew testament commentariesrevelationchapter 18. Book of revelation read, study bible verses online. In the book of revelation corrections, for instance, the angels of the various earthly churches become the servants. When preterists defend their viewpoint, they lean heavily on the timing statements in revelation, such as soon 1.
Both testaments can be divided into history instruction prophecy revelation is the only book of prophecy in the new testament. Great prophecies in the book of revelation show how and when these catastrophic events will occur. He began his work, the purpose of this book is to show that the apocalypse is a manual of spiritual development and not, as conventionally. Adjustments for the book revelation its grand climax at hand. Book of revelation a verse by verse audio study chapter 12 the woman israel. G if ts, oce and t hepera on of t new testamen church how to study ident ifying the beasts of revelat on jud e, t h ac t s of t po a, volume 1 sunday school quarterly jud e, t h ac t s of t po a, volume 2. This list does not include, for example, certain statistical adjustments, which can be found in the latest yearbook and in other publications. The following is an analysis of the adjustments for the book revelationits grand climax at hand. The book written within and without, and sealed with seven seals, revelation 5. It is the first book that many new to the bible want to study, while it is often neglected by mature. It is from jesus christ but is also about jesus christ. He illustrates this by comparing the end time expectations of.
The book of revelation explained volume 4 other publications by the author dan iel and rev at on texts exam ned depressi on did j esu d c nd i to h ll. A simple outline for the book of revelation is found in revelation 1. You and your family are a blessing beyond description to us and so many others. The book of revelation, or the apocalypse as it is also called, is the last book of the bible.
Four times the author identifies himself as john 1. This angel is described as producing his own radiance, an attribute often given to god. Douayrheims bible, apocalypse revelation chapter 22. A testimony of jesus christ is a commentary that explains some of the mysteries of revelation. Salvation and glory and power belong to our god, for true and just are his judgments. Garder book of revelations jusquau chapitre 4 et plus specifiquement, l acquerir au chapitre 1 en redemarrant le jeu jusqua lavoir est une des methodes. The book of revelation clearly stands apart from other books of the new testament. Its purpose is to give encouragement and hope for all. What is the revelation book about in the holy bible. Adjustments for the book revelationits grand climax at. The crowned conqueror on the white horse armed with a bow, revelation 6.
The book of revelation provides some of the keenest insights in scripture concerning the big picture of work. It fittingly has the last place ending the scriptures and gods revelation to man. See our kingdom ministry, september 2006 to summarize the adjustments. This framework is primarily laid out in daniel and revelation. The book is a mosaic of allusions, quotations, and images taken from the jewish scriptures, and it interprets these in terms of the person of christ. There are other earthquakes mentioned in the book of revelation as wellthis is the first of five. Revelation 19 niv bible after this i heard what sounded. In the face of apparently insuperable evil, either from within or from without, all christians are called to trust in jesus promise, behold, i am with you always, until the end of the age mt 28. Revelation is one of the most debated books of the bible. The entire book of revelation is explained in this publication.1313 1052 123 137 1419 1269 1018 165 1460 412 1007 1287 244 53 386 1203 638 923 686 451 363 702 601 57 764 1351 12 1499 93 707 1430 358 175 501 616 1384 309 1223 1119