The Book of Revelation


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The Lord’s book 

is full of wonders – 

only He can help us understand them.

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At the beginning of Revelation, the apostle John declares,

Revelation 1

Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.

At the end, there is this clear warning not to add to or take away from its words,

Revelation 22

18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:

19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

Should this warning make us afraid to interpret it? Is it too much for us? After all, God’s Word is eternal and infinite because it is His. One of the most helpful things I’ve learned is that the Bible is its own best interpreter. The Lord has shown His care for us in giving us many interpretations outright, such as this, 

Revelation 17

And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.

And the angel goes on to do this in the verses that follow. This doesn’t mean that the interpretation will be simple to understand, but that it is definite and exact. The Lord has been so gracious to us, but understanding His Word is demanding. May He lead us and keep us safe! 

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9 thoughts on “The Book of Revelation

  1. Great post! It is amazing that many are afraid to even read it. It scares them. Yes it is in many parts a is a condemnation to those who are lost. But He rebukes those He loves. The last sermon I heard my pastor preach before I left this church was regarding the adding/removal of His Word. Keep in mind he is under the sway of the NAR and the ICA and is very good friends with one of the ICA leaders. He emphatically told the congregation ” Do not let anyone deceive you about certain Bibles being twisted and not accurate. Every Bible is pure. Don’t even listen to them!” He said this in a very angry tone. Keep in mind he promotes and teaches from the message bible, refuses to teach prophecy, etc. I walked out as soon as he uttered this nonsense. Since then several have left this church. If YHVH’s Word tells us and warns us not to add or remove… then it is clear people will attempt and some succeed. IF He commands us not to do something that we couldn’t do, then He wouldn’t have commanded it to begin with. He out of Love gives us Freewill. Some have taken advantage of this through seducing spirits. Many versions are tainted to say the least. Not just transliteration errors but blatant removal/adding. There are a few that are straight out of the Satan’s mouth. Mixing some sprinkles of Truth with Blasphemy. Sorry to get off on a tangent. Thank You
    YHVH Bless you,
    Jonathon

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    • Yes,
      Jonathon, I don’t mind your tangents at all. This helps me learn.
      NAR is New Apostolic Reformation, right? But what is ICA? I went to your site to see if I could find out, and googled it, but can’t find out what this stands for.
      After learning something about the NAR, I can see why they do not preach on prophecy. This is because they wish to rule the world, which is the opposite of the meek inheriting the earth, which Jesus taught us.
      Yes, there are corrupt translations of the Bible because they have been translated from bad manuscripts, instead of the Received Text. People are wicked enough to know this and still use these bad manuscripts – that is the horrible part to me. We cannot add to or take away from God’s Word, for sure! It is a vile thing to do.
      Let me know, please, about ICA,
      God bless you!
      Maria

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      • Thanks Maria. the ICA is known as the International Coalition of Apostles. They are basically alligned with the NRA. I did a short post om nov 19th called winding roads that lead to Rome. There are two links on the post. The first link takes you to the official page of the ICA or ICAL. The ICAL is the same but directly about the leadership. There are many areas to browse on this page that exposes them and their ties to Rome. Very New Age. The second is a video of John P. Kelly the founder of ICA. In this interview he is cautious at times and appears to say the right things. But other things he speaks of are clearly false. It sounds good to New Believers or Believers who are not mature. That is what makes these false organizations so harmful. My former pastor that I spoke of is very good friends with Mark Pfeifer who is the International Director of the ICA.. He fosters many churches of all sizes and teaches S.O.M.A ministry school which teaches dominion theology and the seven mountains mandate, etc. The churches that he fosters teach Ecumenism. They are careful as they teach in small doses that we need to be joined back to The Church Universal. Another interesting thing is the churches he parents openly endorse the Wagner Leadership Institute. As in (C. Peter Wagner). Hopefully this helps. Thanks sister,
        YHVH our Heavenly Father Bless You!

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