Surviving Revelation!

Surviving Revelation!

Hi, this is a short series of eight posts discussing some of the pitfalls and challenges of studying the Book of Revelation. And the blessings too!

The Book of Revelation stands at the very end of scripture. It is one of the sixty-six books contained within the whole counsel of God and is thus of great importance.

Acts 20:27  ‘For I have not hesitated to proclaim to you the whole will of God.’ 

Some have become obsessed with Revelation and chosen to focus entirely upon this book and ignore the other sixty-five books, and their understanding then becomes unbalanced. 

Revelation needs to be understood in the light of the whole of scripture and not a book in isolation.

However, others have foolishly opted to ignore Revelation and they therefore deny themselves the blessings of a part of scripture that is undoubtedly part of the purposes of God. Their understanding of the rest of scripture then becomes unbalanced since they do not have the whole picture.

2 Timothy 3:16  ‘All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.’ 

All scripture is God-breathed and we can never say that some verses are more important than others. We have to study scripture as a whole.

Revelation is a vital part of the whole beautiful scripture that we call God’s holy word. We are not called to be obsessed by it, nor are we called to ignore it, but rather to include it in a balenced study of the whole of scripture.

Tomorrow we look at the unveiling of the nature of Christ Jesus.

To view my short e-booklet on Revelation chapter one please press the blue button!.

My previous posts:

  • Revelation 19:10 The Testimony of Jesus…
    One understanding of the testimony of Jesus is that he will return as the radiant King; and he will bring peace and righteousness to this earth when he establishes his kingdom and reigns from Jerusalem. 
  • Revelation 19:9 Invited
    The Church as a whole will be invited to the wedding as a corporate being but we will also be invited as individuals, by virtue of our personal salvation that we have received.For many of us who are not usually invited to high-society events and who are often left out and behind, this comes as a blessing indeed!
  • Revelation 19:7 Eager Anticipation
    In the same way, we are called to look forward to the day when we meet with Christ Jesus, on the day that he returns in power and glory. He is our blessed hope and our lives lived here on earth should be directed towards this coming moment. 
  • Revelation 19:7 A Wedding!
    I pray that we will live out our salvation with fear and trembling, and walk closely with our Lord, that we might walk with confidence and reassurance, knowing that we will be warmly welcomed and honoured as a guest, wearing the white robes of righteousness. 
  • Revelation 19:6 Hollering With Joy
    This side of glory, we pass through victories and defeats, as we march faithfully on. But even the most stoic and conservative amongst us might be forgiven here for ‘hollerin and a hooterin’ around the yard and throwing his hat up wildly in the air!
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