PROPHECY HEADLINES: U.S. officials: ‘Months’ before Iraqi Army is ready to take on ISIS | Israeli minister: ‘Crisis’ in U.S.-Israeli relations | European Rabbis want West to do more for ‘endangered’ Christians in the Middle East | N. Korea likely has capability to produce nuclear weapons, U.S. says | Israeli military working to uncover Hezbollah attack tunnels
The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 15:52: “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.”
PROPHECY BOOTCAMP: What is the Apocalypse All About? (Part 1)” from Dr. Ed Hindson’s book, “Revelation: Unlocking the Future”.
The central theme of the Apocalypse is given in the title to the book. It is “the revelation of Jesus Christ which God gave Him to show to His bond-servant the things which must shortly take place.” Jesus Christ is the central theme of the Revelation. He is the most important key to understanding the book. He is both the author of the Revelation and the subject of it.
Jesus appears in chapter 1 as the glorified, risen Savior. In chapters 2-3, He is the Lord of the Church. In chapter 4-5, He is the Lamb of God. In chapters 6-11, He is the Judge of all mankind. In chapters 12-13, He is the miracle-born male child. In chapters 14-19, He is the coming King. In chapters 20-22, He is the Lord of heaven and earth.
The purpose of the book is to reveal the future. David Jeremiah observes: “The word ‘revelation’ means the disclosure of that which was previously hidden or unknown. The book of Revelation tells us that Jesus is coming again, how He is coming, and what the condition of the world will be when He comes.” The concept of revelation is that of unveiling a “mystery” which was previously unknown. Merrill Tenney states, “It was not written to mystify, but rather to explain the truth of God more clearly. For this reason, one should approach it with the expectation of learning, and not with the expectation of being confused.”
OCCUPY TILL I COME: “Waiting on the Second Coming — Comfort at the Grave (Part 7)” by Ray C. Stedman
MUSICAL SELECTION: “Days of Elijah” by Twila Paris