The Book of Revelation: How To Understand End Time Prophecy
The Book of Revelation is one of the most misinterpreted books of the bible. Both pastors and preachers often speculate on the meaning of the symbols presented in the book of Revelation. Many do not allow the bible to interpret the bible. However, presumption is the church’s biggest danger. Going down the wrong road of biblical interpretation is exactly what caused the first century Jews to crucify their Messiah. It was false interpretation in regard to the Messiah that caused the Jewish leaderships miss their salvation. He did not fulfill their expectations in regard to the manner they believed Jesus would come.
The Book of Revelation is about WHO the Messiah is and presumption will always get God’s people in trouble. Understanding prophecy is not just about dates and times, it is about a person. The Book of Revelation does not have an earthly focus. However, our day, prophecy has been seen as mainly referring to wars and rumors of wars between nations and other hostile organizations. While Christ did speak about wars and rumors of wars as a sign of His coming, this is not the purpose of prophecy. The purpose of prophecy is revealing the heart and mind of God. It’s a primary emphasis is upon what Christ is doing in HEAVEN not what we are doing here on earth. We might see a BACKLASH from Satan here on earth as a response to what Christ is doing in heaven, but the primary focus of Revelation is to reveal Christ’s ministry in heaven and how we can prepare our hearts for His soon return.
The Book of Revelation is the unveiling of Christ. On this podcast episode of The Final Deception the central theme of Jesus Christ found in scriptures will be our focus.