Written by Donald Perkins
"In the Book of Revelation 1:3 we find a wonderful truth. Our Lord revealed to John a beautiful benefit of studying this book."
“Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand”
Here we see that our Lord pronounced a blessing on those who read and keep the things which are written in the Book of Revelation.
As you read this book, you will see how much of a blessing the study of Bible Prophecy really is. This is the last book in the Bible and in it God has totally revealed the future of man. I believe understanding the book of Revelation produces hope for the future and dedication in the life of every Christian. 1 John 3:3 states,“And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure”
This Scripture confirms that having a proper understanding of the end-times causes hope and has a purifying effect on our life. As you spend time in the Prophetic books of the Bible, you will have a balanced perspective on how to live in the present day, as well as what to expect for the future.
Let’s take a look at some of the wonderful truths revealed in this amazing book. Below you will find a list along with Scriptures for your reference.
The Book of Revelation Reveals:
The Revelation and Glorified Vision of Jesus Christ. (Revelation 1:1-20).The Table of Contents for the Book of Revelation. (Chapter 1- the Past events, Chapter 2&3 - the Present events, Chapters 4 thru 22- the Future events).
The 7 letters to the 7 Churches, which contain correction and promised blessings to the Church. (Revelation Chapters 2 & 3). That if we overcome this world we will have a right to eat of the Tree of Life. This is the tree that Adam and Eve were forbidden to eat from after they had sinned. (Revelation 2:7 & Chapter 22:14).
An In-depth description of The Great Tribulation Period, a time of great wrath revealed from Heaven. (Revelation Chapters 6 thru 18). The Two Witnesses or Prophets whom God will use during the Great Tribulation Period. (Revelation 11:1-14).
The identification and sealing of the 144,000 and what is God’s purpose for their lives. (Revelation 7:1-8, & 14). The Mark of the Beast or 666, and how it will be instituted throughout the earth, and how God will judged those who receive it during the Tribulation. (Revelation 13:16-18).
That Christians will go to Heaven to partake of the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. (Revelation 19:1-10) The Armies of Heaven, composed of the Saints that will come back with Jesus at His 2nd Coming. (Revelation 19:11-16).
The Battle of Armageddon, where Christ will meet the Anti-Christ and defeat him. (Revelation 19:17-21).The Anti-Christ and the False Prophet will be judged in the Lake of Fire. (Revelation 19:19-21).
The Binding of Satan into the Bottomless pit for 1000 years. (Revelation 19:11-16).The Resurrection of the Wicked Dead and their judgment at The Great White Throne. (Revelation 20:11-15).
The Judgment of Satan in the Lake of Fire to be burned and tormented forever. (Revelation 20:10).The 1000 year reign of Christ with His saints on the earth.
(Revelation 20:4-7). The New Heavens and the New Earth where we will spend eternity with God forever. (Revelation Chapters 21 and 22).
As clearly displayed here the Book of Revelation is not a book of horror, as some would say, but rather it is the answer from God to knowing the future of man and planet earth. God wants us as believers to study the Prophetic books so that we will be equipped to provide answers to a world in need of Christ.
Deuteronomy 29:29 states:“The secret things belong unto the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.”
God has revealed His plans for the future in this book, and He wants us to know that future. Accept this admonishment to study this book for yourself and see the many blessings of the Book of Revelation.
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