Worldwide pandemics, weapons of mass destruction, the push for globalization, worldwide conflict, the Gospel taken around the world…all of this is part of our world today and foretold in the book of Revelation. You know with all that is happening around the globe, it’s hard not to wonder: Is this the end times? The book of Revelation tells us about the world’s last days, but many find it too intimidating to understand and so they may bypass what it has to say. The guest on this edition of Crosstalk has just released a book that demystifies Revelation so that you can embrace the hope and assurance it offers.
Robert Morgan is a writer, speaker and pastor. He has more than 35 books in print with around 5 million copies in circulation. 3 volumes of Then Sings My Soul provide us hymn history. We’ve also interviewed him regarding his book, 100 Bible Verses That Made America: Defining Moments That Shaped Our Enduring Foundation of Faith, The Red Sea Rules, The Jordan River Rules and this broadcast concerning his latest book, The 50 Final Events in World History: The Bible’s Last Words on Earth’s Final Days.
Why do so many shy away from the book of Revelation? Robert admitted it can be a intimidating book but his contention is that it’s actually quite simple if you look at it in a linear sequence concerning the things that will happen at the end of time.
The symbols tend to be interpreted as we read it. Also, the name of the book is not obscurity or confusion, it is Revelation. As the first verse says, “This is the revelation of Jesus Christ which he gave to his servants to show them what must soon take place.” So it stands to reason that God would want us to understand the Bible’s last book, and if there was ever a generation that needs to understand it, it’s ours.
Robert also noted that the other 65 books of the Bible lead to Revelation and all 22 chapters of Revelation lead to heaven so it’s a wonderful book to study.
What about those who believe prophecy doesn’t matter? Robert responded that if it doesn’t matter, then why is one-third of the Bible made up of prophecy? There’s the prophecy in the Old Testament books. Jesus himself devoted the Olivet Discourse to telling us what would happen in the future, Paul devoted 1st and 2nd Thessalonians to prophecy, Peter devoted 2 Peter chapter 3 to prophecy and then there’s the entire book of Revelation. So the Bible contains literally thousands of verses of prophetic information. All of this is to communicate that things will end up right where he wants them as he has a plan for this world, for eternity and for you and me. Without prophecy, we’d have no idea what that is.
So get ready for a great tour of Revelation as Robert looks at the following:
- What is the code for understanding Revelation?
- What’s in the first chapter that makes it the key to understanding the subsequent visions?
- What should be our “takeaway” from the letters to the 7 churches?
- What does Revelation tell us about the rapture, the seal and trumpet judgments, the 144,000, the 2 super-prophets, the anti-christ, the false trinity? (and more!)
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