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Understanding Revelation

It is certain that “you can know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” It has become obvious to me that many people are interested in the book of Revelation, but feel that it cannot be understood. I do not claim to understand every phrase of this book, nor do I know any man that makes such a claim. What we can know is the overall message that has blessed lives from the first century until this very day. “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” (Rev 1:3). The philosopher Aristotle penned the maxim “Well begun is half done.” I believe this will hold true concerning a study of Revelation. Many do not begin with a proper approach when studying this book and therefore end up confused and way off target. I have personally read several commentaries and other writings concerning the Book of Revelation. In my effort to understand this book, the best thing that I have done was take the time to read it from beginning to end in one setting. When you read it in one setting, it is easier to see the overall theme. I believe the overall theme is victory in Christ. Revelation 17:14 These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful." I would encourage you to receive the same blessing of reading the book of Revelation in one setting. As you read the book of Revelation, take the time to stop and meditate on what is being conveyed and how it correlates with other scriptures in the Bible. I hope that you experience the same blessing that I have from reading this powerful book. Revelation 21:6-7 And He said to me, "It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. (7) He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son.

Written by Wayne Robbins

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