Apr 11, 2018
Today we begin a new study in the book of Revelation. Yes, for the next few months we are going to be working our way through this fascinating and often controversial book. There are those who avoid it like the plague, intimidated by all its strange visions and difficult-to-understand symbols. There are others who gravitate to it like it a puzzle book full of seemingly indecipherable clues and riddles they need to solve. But one of the things we have to keep in mind is that the book of Revelation is one of 66 books in the Bible. It is not intended to stand alone, and as we dig into it, we are going to discover that the answers to its many secrets are to be found in the pages of Scripture. Revelation is the last book in the Canon of Scripture and it provides us with a detailed vision of the things yet to come. There is much in the book that remains a mystery, even after centuries of study and debate. And while we may never know, this side of Christ’s return, what each and every sign, symbol, vision and message means, we can know that God has a plan for the world and there is a day when His Son will return to restore all things. Revelation is meant to be a book of encouragement. In spite of all the doom, gloom, destruction and judgment found on its pages, it is intended to show that God is in control and He has a well-thought-out and fool-proof plan for the world He created, including all those who have ever lived and those who will be living when the events outlined on the its pages occur. To say that we will be studying the book of Revelation is a bit of a misnomer, because in order to do so, we will have to spend time in a variety of other books, both in the Old and New Testament. This study, like no other, will reveal the incredible integrity and synergy nature of God’s Word. Virtually everything we are going to see on the pages of Revelation have been prophesied elsewhere in Scripture or find their meaning there. So, join me as we begin a study of the only book that comes with the promise of a blessing for those who read it and for all those who hear it.