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Some sections of the bible give us grand theology. Others move us to a grateful response to God. But the parables, perhaps more than any other portion of Scripture, break through mere words and make us ask whether there has indeed been any difference in our lives. Isn't that what we should expect since the parables come from the lips of Jesus? Nobody was ever better than Jesus at getting through pretense to reality.
The Book of Revelation was written to show God's servants the things which must shortly come to pass. Revelation is God's vivid reminder that he has a plan for this earth. The threads of prophecy run throughout all Scripture. Wherever we pick up the sacred Word of God, we will find strands of truth that relate to the end time.
But here in the Book of Revelation, it is as though God drew all these threads together and wove them into a beautiful detailed tapestry for us. We see the apostasy of the faith and the rapture of the church.
We see wars, famines, pestilences, the coming of the beast and the false prophets. We see persecutions without parallel in history. We see the Battle of Armegeddon and the golden age which follows. The eternal destinies of men are vividly painted for us in this richly descriptive book.
The setting alternates between heaven and earth. The reason seems to be obvious--God's ultimate purpose is to have his will done on earth as it is in heaven. Revelation shows that there is no power in heaven, on earth, or in hell itself that can frustrate the fulfillment of God's plan. God's kingdom is going to be fulfilled whether men like it or not. The Book of Revelation is a bold declaration of the inevitability and the invincibility of the purpose of God.
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Willow Park, TX 76008
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