We made it through our 31 day Quest. Cover to cover of the New Testament. Let me wrap up some thoughts on the last half of The Revelation.
Chapter 12 of the Revelation contains some unusual imagery regarding events during the Great Tribulation and setting the scene for the introduction of the beast and the false prophet. Ch. 13 details these events. Needless to say, this will be one of the most frightening times in history. Revelation 13:10 says it well: This calls for patient endurance and faithfulness on the part of the saints. In fact, this phrase is repeated a few times over the next couple of chapters. Chapters 15 and 16 contain the seven bowls of God’s wrath that are poured out by His angels. The seven are: painful sores on their bodies, seas turn to blood, rivers and springs turn to blood, the sun scorches people with fire, total darkness, the Euphrates River dries up, and incredible earthquakes, huge hail and natural disasters that destroy the people of the earth. Sounds like a picnic huh?
Chapters 17 and 18 include prophetic details of “Babylon”, those who are the enemies of God. She is completely destroyed by God and His armies. 19 Begins to transition into the time of complete victory by God. The war concludes. Chapter 20 contains details of the millennium period. The last part of that chapter gives details of the judgment of God upon people. Be sure your name is in His book. Revelation concludes with a beautiful description of heaven, the new earth and New Jerusalem. The entire sense of the book transitions and the focus goes to God and worship of Him.
Once again, you may wish to go over to Maranathachurch.org and listen to the message from yesterday’s service. I summarized the book and was a little more thorough in what I covered.
I want to thank you for reading the New Testament along with me. I hope your time was a beneficial as mine was.
I will add some concluding thoughts tomorrow.