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The Bible says in John 6:54: “Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.”
PROPHECY BOOTCAMP: “Where Are We Headed? (Part 2)” from Dr. Ed Hindson’s book, “Revelation: Unlocking the Future”.
In our last broadcast, we left off talking about the “kai-meter” pattern in the book of Revelation. Some examples of the kai-meter pattern are as follows:
Revelation 1:11: Write in a book what you see, and send it to the seven churches: — to Ephesus — and to Smyrna — and to Pergamum — and to Thyatira — and to Sardis — and to Philadelphia — and to Laodicea.
Another one is found in Revelation 5:12: The Lamb who was slain is worthy to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing.
In these examples, six “ands” (kai’s) tie together a list of seven items. Sometimes the text uses seven “ands” to tie together a list of seven. For example:
Revelation 6:12-14 demonstrates this as follows: And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind. And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
Revelation 11:12-13 demonstrates this as follows: Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them. And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.
The kaimeters can also tie together units of two, three, four, five, six, ten, or twelve. The use of and (kai) is the literary cement that hold the Revelation together and keeps it moving. One cannot read this book without being swept up in a sense of movement. The pattern reads like this: This happened, and that happened, and then this, and then that, etc.
It is this constant sense of progression that clearly indicates the Revelation is moving the reader toward a final climax. One cannot read this book and mentally stand still. The reader will sense, consciously or unconsciously, that he or she is moving through a series of events that appear like instantaneous flashes on a video screen. These glimpses of the future are intended to keep us moving toward the final consummation of human history. The closing chapters actually fast-forward us into eternity itself!
OCCUPY TILL I COME: “Waiting on the Second Coming — Comfort at the Grave (Part 10)” by Ray C. Stedman
MUSICAL SELECTION: “Days of Elijah” by Twila Paris