Shared from Bill Hitchcock:  The Book of Revelation 

theunfetteredpreacher

​A quick and interesting look.

The Book of Revelation tends to scare people. Many think of it in terms of end times, destruction, of horrible beasts, unsightly events and of personal tragedy. But the Book of Revelation is a book about overcoming. It written to encourage all to overcome the lust and sin of this world. Jesus makes this point clear in the second and third chapters of Revelation when He addresses each of the seven churches by saying, “to he/him that overcometh” and then lists off the benefits to be gained for those that do.

To overcome this world requires patience, a lifetime of patience and endurance. This patience and endurance is generated and sustained by our absolute faith in Jesus Christ.

“Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus” (Revelation 14:12).

The “patience of the…

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  1. I just took a class on Revelation last semester, and one of the first things that we were taught in the class was the Book of Revelation was not to frighten us, but to inform us. I found that the more that l did my own personal study while in the class; it is not a frightening or a scary book, but a book to prepare you of what is to come. The Bible says “In all thy getting; get understanding.” If a person does not get a complete understanding, then they are left with questions and doubts, which can also lead to ignorance. The Bible also says “People perish for a lack of knowledge.”

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