The Book of Revelation Bible Study
By David J. Stewart
I listened earnestly on the edge of my chair to Pastor Younce's awesome Bible study on Revelation. The following notes are from the introduction to Revelation (part one, sermon #177).
There are 4 common methods of interpretation concerning the Biblical book of Revelation:
The preterist (meaning past) view - Errantly claims that Revelation was all fulfilled by the end of the 1st century. John mentions prophecy seven times in Revelation.
The historical view - Errantly claims that Revelation is not literal, attempting to find secular events in history to explain away the literal value of the prophecies in Revelation.
The spiritual view - Falsely claims that the teachings in Revelation are merely symbolic of the conflict between good and evil and are not literal.
The futurist view - This is the correct and Biblical view, which believes that the book of Revelation is literal prophecy.
In his wonderful introduction to Revelation (mp3 study #177), Dr. Younce states, “If Revelation is not to be interpreted as prophecy, then God has not given us a book in the New Testament to explain the future of the world, the course of history and the victory of the Church, the judgment of sin and the fulfillment of the prophecies and the promises found in the Old Testament (and that would be unthinkable). No, the book of Revelation is that book. And the student who reverently approaches this book as a prophecy of events (that will transpire after the Church is caught away) will be rewarded.” Amen, that's good stuff!
Revelation Study by Dr. Max D. Younce
|177 - Introduction (1)||185 - Chapter 3, Sardis & Philadelphia||193 - Revelation 6:1-4||201 - Revelation 7:9-15|
|178 - Introduction (2)||186 - Chapter 3, Laodicea||194 - Revelation 6:5-9||202 - Revelation 7:11,17|
|179 - Chapter One||187 - Revelation 4:1||195 - Revelation 6:9-11||203 - Revelation 8 & Info on New Bibles|
|180 - Chapter Two||188 - Revelation 4:1, Signs of the Times||196 - Revelation 6:12-17||204 - Revelation 8:2-7|
|181 - Chapter 2, Ephesus||189 - Revelation 4:1, Signs of the Times||197 - Revelation 7:1 (Introduction)||205 - Revelation 8:7-12|
|182 Chapter 2, Ephesus & Smyrna||190 - Revelation 4:13-11||198 - Revelation 7:2,3 - The 144,000||206 - Revelation 8:13|
|183 - Chapter 2, Ephesus & Smyrna||191 - Revelation 5, Redemption||199 - Revelation 7, Dan's Service||207, 208, 209, 210, 211|
|184 - Chapter 2, Pergamos & Thyatira||192 - Revelation 5, Redemption (Continued)||200 - Revelation 7, The Jews & Witnessing||
218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230, 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 237, 238, 239, 240
Revelation is a prophetic book, a revealing. The vail is lifted. This is a prophecy of the end times. Revelation is a book prophetic...
Revelation 22:10: “And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.”
Revelation 22:18-19, “For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.”
Prophecy is history written in advance. Albeit, Revelation is Christ-centered, not just prophetic. Revelation 19:10 proclaims the Jesus is the spirit of all prophecy. Jesus is the risen Christ! In revelation we see Christ reigning in power.
Don't ever let anyone, like heretic Martin Luther, tell you that you can't understand Revelation. God promised a blessing to anyone who reads this book (Revelation 1:3).
Mark 1:15, “And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: REPENT YE, AND BELIEVE THE GOSPEL.”
I may be a nut, but I'm screwed onto the right bolt (Jesus).
1st Corinthians 15:58, “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”
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