The book of revelation lions leopards and bears oh my. We look now at the fifth of the seven letters to the churches, the letter to the church at sardis. The book of revelation is intended to give us endurance and hope. Im aware of the fact that he was disgusted with the problem of men selling indulgences. The seven churches described in the book of revelation. Were going to be spending the major portion of this sermon revolving around some of the things that appear in revelation 2 and 3. Symbolism in the book of revelation i will soon conclude this thread dealing with the ancient use of letters of the alphabet for numerals by discussing the most famous instance of them all, the number of the beast in the book of revelation. The book of revelation closes with the bright and morning star, which is a figure of christ at his coming to take the church out of the world. Aug 11, 2017 im claiming, and i hope to show you, that what is true of everything that was written in the past relative to paul is also true for the book of revelation. The advice in these letters is prophetic, forewarning presentday christian communities of the snares that. Revelation is essential to the church, not only for the proper calling and ordination of its ministers, but also that the officers so chosen may be guided in their administrations to teach with authority the doctrines of salvation, to admonish, to encourage, and if necessary to reprove the people, and to declare unto them by prophesy the.
Symbols in the book of revelation a virtuous woman. Revelation timeline decoded seals, trumpets, bowls, mark of. Sep 01, 2000 i found elements of the apocalypse at every single point in the mass, and so had they. Matt tully i think many pastors might be somewhat intimidated by the idea of preaching through the book of revelation. Understanding the book of revelation restored church of god. The things john had already seen are recorded in chapter 1. If i want revelation about how to better minister to my ministering sisters, i need to be where they are, in their homes, at their activities, etc. Jan 02, 2020 a simple outline for the book of revelation is found in revelation 1. He wanted james, jude and revelation out of the bible because he didnt agree with them. The book of revelation addresses seven letters to seven churches in asia minor modernday turkey revelation 23. If i want revelation about how to better minister to my ministering sisters, i need to be where they are, in their homes, at.
The following is a perspective on the book of revelation by the church of almighty god a. One of my problems with luther is that he is seen as a reformer, when, in fact, he was a rebel. Revelation of jesus jesus reveals himself as the son of god with eyes a like flame of fire to the church at thyatira. Program 22 revelations mark of the beast exposed with evangelist mark finley some people are so afraid of it they try to avoid having a social security number.
Why is the church no longer mentioned in the book of. He also states his legs are like fine brass that is burned in a furnace, see revelations 1. Its meaning is positive, not fearful or terrifying to those who serve god. In his book, the revelation of jesus christ, on pages 51 and 52, and we have this in our revelation unveiled booklet. Franciscan father stephen doyle provides a catholic commentary on the book of revelation and explains that todays people do not understand what the author of revelation is talking about. Apr 03, 2020 im in a new testament class, and were nearing the end of the semester and have finally made it to revelation. Yet this does not prove that the church is present at that time because saints is a generic term which describes believers of all ages. I know what im talking about when i say that the catholic church is a front for the juwish satanic mafia and always has been. In the first chapter, the risen and exalted christ is speaking to john. Delving into the history of the book of revelation in particular, however, and the arguments for and against its canonicity, reveals much about the meaning of canon when referring to biblical texts, and the processes by which various texts and authors were received by the church over time. Join guest todd hampson on the show christ in prophecy. The book of revelation, to be taught accurately, requires a good understanding of the whole bible especially the old testament and some dont want to put the effort in to understand what it is saying. Revelation timeline decoded seals, trumpets, bowls, mark. Martin luther, the original protestant, rejected the book.
After god reveals what is the church, we see the heaven open and apostle john called to come up. Eleven interesting facts about worship in revelation. Im claiming, and i hope to show you, that what is true of everything that was written in the past relative to paul is also true for the book of revelation. It was meant to be read in a congregational setting with people. Elder bednar teaches ces instructors about the spirit and. I assume youre talking about the synagogue of satan mentioned at the end of the verse. How do you make the book of revelation easy to understand.
John the apostle of the church represents the church in the book of revelation. He had a very, i think, a very good summary of what all of these messages, and im not going to read the entire passage here, but to the churches, they were given exhortations he says, that were personal in character. The book of revelation was written to warn the jews in israel and throughout the middle east what was going to happen to them during the end times age which started at the resurrection of jesus christ, and really starts ramping up in 70 ad when rome levels jerusalem, as jesus speaking about the jews foretold in matthew chapter 24. The church and the book of revelation commentary a. Apocalpse understanding the book of revelation with afolabi dollars 1 afolabi dollars the book of revelation is an apocalyptic writings written arguably in 89ad by john on the island of patmos 90miles away from ephesus at a time of great persecutions and hostility from the roman empire imposing emperor worship as against christ worship many dont like visiting this book because many of. Preaching workshop untangles book of revelation by keith collier on oct 15, 20 fort worth, texas swbts nearly 200 local church pastors and seminary students were challenged to overcome their fears of preaching through the book of revelation during southwestern baptist theological seminarys advanced expository preaching workshop, oct.
Riverview baptist church the book of revelation, chapter 15. And so im looking at these writings of the church fathers, and im looking at the book of revelation, and im going back to mass day after day after day without telling a soul, not even my wife. Riverview baptist church the book of revelation, chapter. The opulence and the prominence of the city along with the mention of the seven hills on which it rests, its persecution of christians, and the use of euphemisms such as babylon are generally presented as evidence. This book makes one passing reference to the antichrist, but never relates him to individuals identified in revelation or elsewhere in the bible. Im in a new testament class, and were nearing the end of the semester and have finally made it to revelation. But as you will see below, this can be understood as symbolic and there is a question. Why is the church no longer mentioned in the book of revelation after the 3rd chapter.
Today, it is generally believed that the harlot city referred to in the book of revelation is rome. Chapters 2 and 3 deal with the present the time of the church. I really struggled with all of these chapters, and indeed, the whole book. We have no denominational handle, and over and over i tell people im not under any kind of peer pressure. First baptist church hendersonville april 15, 2020. My guest, elaine pagels, is the author of a new book about what she describes as the strangest book in the bible, the book of revelation, a book of. Ive read my bible over and over again, and have noticed how after the 3rd chapter the church is no longer mentioned until jesus comes back with the saints to fight satan. Why the modern view of the book of revelation may be. And the book of revelation will complete the revelation of christ. The final three chapters of the book dealt with the holy spirit in the book of revelation chap 6, what revelation reveals about the new jerusalem chap 7, and how we can read, teach, and understand the book of revelation today chap 7.
Faithful to the teaching of the church, this explanation of revelation reveals this biblical book to be an inspiring, hopefilled, poetic portrayal of the triumph of christ and his followers over the powers of evil. Dec 18, 2017 according to this book, much of revelation was realized by the destruction of jerusalem in ad 70, and the millennium of revelation corresponds to the current church age. Each letter, as proclaimed by jesus and recorded by john the apostle, declares the triumphs and failings of the recipient churches and warns each congregation to repent. This is a longer argument, but i think what john is telling us is, look, this beast is a combination of all the beasts in daniel chapter 7. The island of patmos, where john received the vision recorded in the book of revelation, was only 50 miles from ephesus. All of my schooling, all the sacraments etc the lot. Through personal revelation, you can receive your own witness that the book of mormon is the word of god, that joseph smith is a prophet, and that this is the lords church. My guest, elaine pagels, is the author of a new book about what she describes as the strangest book in the bible, the book of revelation, a book of dreams and nightmares, an. Well its the church triumphant, oh lord and its built by the hand of the lord im talkin bout the church in the book of revelation its built from the rock its got a.
Well its the church triumphant, oh lord and its built by the hand of the lord im talkin bout the church in the book of revelation its built from the rock its got a firm foundation its been through the. It became obvious to me two things were unmistakably true. What the book of revelation is not, how to understand it. Im arguing that john picks up the number seven in the book of revelation and he implies it symbolically because its apocalyptic. And the book of revelation will complete the revelation of. We are aware that jesus, as well as the prophets of the old testament under the inspiration of god, predicted a time of trouble, a time that would come upon the earth that is known as the time of tri. Its the old ship of zion its hope for the lost and the dyin its a soul savin station the tower of salvation.
Jun 04, 2018 program 22 revelations mark of the beast exposed with evangelist mark finley some people are so afraid of it they try to avoid having a social security number. The book of revelation is a glorious gift of god to his church. Unfortunately this fact is overlooked by many well meaning christians. Why did martin luther discard the book of revelation. Some note that although the term church ekklesia is not found in chapters 618 of the book of revelation, saints hagion, rev. It is also a book of glory, depicting the ultimate victory of our lord continue reading why the modern view of the book of revelation may be flawed. Several orthodox saints and theologians have offered commentaries on the book of revelation, but the church has not singled any out as the. Among the things found in this book was the idea that revelation was speaking about such things as the soviet union, nuclear attacks between the ussr and the us, etc. Because its a confusing book, people tend to either over focus on it or ignore it completely. Is the book of revelation canonical in the orthodox church. God will not tolerate false worship, so the story revolves around the theme and is punctuated often by scenes of true worship. Revelations mark of the beast exposed 22 revelation.
The seven jewish churches in revelation 2 lesson 1. Martin luther, the original protestant, rejected the book of. I think about it this way when this book of revelation was written, it was at the end of the first century. March 29, 2020resourcesto order, call 19727363567 mf, 8 a. Speaking through the exalted christ, and of the exalted christ, he uses a multitude of visions and prophecies to instruct, warn, and comfort his pilgrim people as they make their way through the wilderness of this evil age, past the consummation, and into the new heavens and the new earth. Ephesians 3 says that jesus, after he ascended to heaven, visited him and gave him a revelation which paul referred to as the revelation of the mystery of christ. The rapture is the hope of the new testament, just as the revelation of christ was the hope of the old testament. Nov 28, 2019 lesson 1 part 2 book 59 the seven jewish churches in revelation 2. Revelation for the church, revelation for our lives. Why the modern view of the book of revelation may be flawed. John gives a signal to the readers, when im talking about the beast im talking about government. A very imaginative, creative and humorous book has recently been published about the meaning of the book of revelation.
Symbolism in the book of revelation the bart ehrman blog. Rapture in the book of revelation christian truth center. Speaking through the exalted christ, and of the exalted christ, he uses a multitude of visions and prophecies to instruct, warn, and comfort his pilgrim people as they make their way through the wilderness of this evil age, past the consummation, and. Duane allen out front song lyrics the oak ridge boys. Now it takes us from the church age, which is what were in right now all the way through eternity future now the majority of. Revelations mark of the beast exposed 22 revelations. Thank you for joining us tonight for the continuation of pastors study through the book of revelation. The book of daniel and the book of revelation are the main two sources where people go when talking about the antichrist if by antichrist we mean an individual. Oct 15, 20 preaching workshop untangles book of revelation by keith collier on oct 15, 20 fort worth, texas swbts nearly 200 local church pastors and seminary students were challenged to overcome their fears of preaching through the book of revelation during southwestern baptist theological seminarys advanced expository preaching workshop, oct. According to this book, much of revelation was realized by the destruction of jerusalem in ad 70, and the millennium of revelation corresponds to the current church age. There was no mention of persecution about sardis, though there must have been some. Surely everything in this book was not just written for what was going to happen somewhere out there in the future that still by the way has not had. However, even though the book of revelation is written in symbols, the bible explains itself in a literal language.
This is a sad and tragic letter to a rather sad and tragic church because this church is dead. A simple outline for the book of revelation is found in revelation 1. Jun 11, 20 no, and im not aware of any church that does. If i want revelation about my own children, i need to be where they are, she said.
I guess this question is primarily for the pre, post, and threw tribulation folks. Ephesus, the first church mentioned in the messages to the seven churches of revelation, served as the center for johns ministry at the end of the first century. Jan 01, 2018 im guilty of that, too, but revelation 4. According to the church, after the incarnated almighty god who is not believed to live forever on earth will have completed gods work on earth for the last days, the catastrophes prophesied in the book of revelation of the bible.
Together, lets study the book of revelation so we can be informed and equipped to thrive in the last days. Traditionally, this has been interpreted as referring to jewish people who rejected jesus as the messiah, or who perhaps participated in the persecution of c. The nonprophets guide to the book of revelation with. Revelation is the new testament book in which worship is most prominent. Jesus spoke to his church not in the book of revelation, but in the writings of the apostle paul. In my descriptiontomyself of what im imagining the book to be, after discussing these various effects of revelation, i start talking about revelation itself, and how it came to be read as a blueprint for our future a reading that seems so natural today, but is not how the book was read until the 19 th century. Currently in the liturgies of daily mass we have been reading the book of revelation.
In the first verse of the book, the apostle john recorded christs words, the revelation of jesus christto show unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass. If im wanting revelation about my students, i need to be where they are. The book of revelation was the last book written, which we believe is somewhere around 90 five ad, and it takes us through. Regardless of what others may say or do, no one can ever take away a witness borne to your heart and mind about what is true. There are many such contrasting parables, though not always clear. Join pastor steve robinson and the church of the king family for this sevenmessage study and find assurance for your future.
Christ tells john to write, therefore, what you have seen, what is now and what will take place later. 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. It is commonly read at the end of the liturgical year, for it bespeaks the end of, and passing qualities of all things of this world. The opulence and the prominence of the city along with the mention of the seven hills on which it rests, its persecution of christians, and the use of euphemisms such as babylon are generally presented as evidence that rome is the wicked city. Im talking about this year, next year until the time of the gentiles is ended as paul foretells in romans 11. Thompson worship provides the main conflict of the book of revelation, the contrast between those who worship god and those who worship the beast. On the one hand, the heavenly liturgy is the golden thread. What an orthodox bishop thinks you should know about the book. The book of revelation unveiled united church of god. Its an odd book full of visions and prophecy, and its really hard to figure out exactly what and when john was talking about. You know the book of revelation was meant to be read aloud. For those of you joining us on television, this is just an informal bible study.350 414 1362 901 946 1012 25 1173 578 1365 940 645 327 817 260 1304 1182 950 1005 1078 807 1062 352 1076 395 1342 408 465 401 1148 951 718 1267 1107 699