Many believers see the book of Revelation as a book that is too hard to understand. The third verse of this book has a promised blessing: Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it because the time is near.
The Lord would not offer a blessing and then turn it into confusion So why is this book so difficult to so many? Because the average modern-day believer does not have a firm understanding of the Old Testament. The book of Revelation is explained in the Old Testament. The purpose of this book is to help the reader journey through the Old Testament into the clarity of Revelation.
If you heard me say, We are going to celebrate like it is the Fourth of July, what would you think? When you hear that phrase, what mental pictures come to your mind? Fireworks? BBQ? Summertime?
I did not mention any of those words. I just said Fourth of July. Theres an association there, and that association is key. However, if we lived in some other foreign country and you overheard me use that same phrase, what mental picture would you have if you had never been to America? Maybe none because there would be no understanding of the event or meaning. This is where many modern-day believers are when it comes to understanding the depth and meaning of the Old Testament. One may understand a story or two, but not many have the clarity needed to fully understand the meaning and purpose of the Old Testament language used in the New Testament, especially in the last book of the Bible. My goal is to help you understand and apply Gods Word in proper context.