The title "Revelation" in Greek is the word “apocalypse” or “apocalyptic.” Apocalyptic literature is full of symbols and imagery that are intended to convey a message through symbolism. Therefore, the Book of Revelation in the Bible is apocalyptic literature that is symbolic and requiring both careful study and careful interpretation.
The Apostle John has a vision while in exile in Patmos for the testimony of Jesus. He’s instructed to take careful notes and send what he learns to the churches in the Roman provinces of Asia Minor, now western Turkey. Those churches were struggling at that time. John writes to encourage them to stand firm so that instead of being overwhelmed, they will be an overcoming community.
In his eight-message series on Revelation - End Times: What's Going On? - Stuart Briscoe walks us through this mysterious book, explains how the book was written and what many symbols mean, and illuminates it's various methods of interpretation.
The Book of Revelation is apocalyptic literature, but it is also a prophetic message that God sent to His people so that they might understand what the Lord is saying to them while including predictive elements.
The End Times is an ongoing topic of interest to Christians, and sometimes even to those who do not follow Christ. In this message, Stuart Briscoe tackles some of the toughest questions raised by Chapters 19 and 20 of the Book of Revelation.
New Heaven. New Earth. The Book of Revelation reveals that those names written in the Book of Life will be a part of the New Heaven and the New Earth. But what does this new creation look like?
Jesus and the Seven Churches In the vision of the Apostle John, Jesus dictates letters to the seven churches of Asia Minor that are relevant to the church in any age.
Seven Seals and Seven Trumpets In Revelation 6, the Apostle John has a vision of a scroll with seven seals. In his vision, the One who is risen and exalted and the voice of heaven points out the scroll and asks, "Who is worthy to open the Scroll?"
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