The Book of Revelation pronounces a blessing upon “he who reads and those who hear…and keep those things which are written in it” (Rev. 1:3). It is obvious to the reader of the book that it contains much figurative language. In reading the book, we must not get so bogged down in the symbols of it so as to miss the major lessons in it. Also, as we seek to interpret the book, we must first ask, “What did it mean to the first readers? “ Then, we can determine what it means to us today. Satan uses everything at his disposal to defeat the church, but the book assures us that we will be victorious over Satan through the power of the living Christ. As we read the book, let us be certain we do not reach any conclusions that are not in harmony with the rest of Scripture. By doing so we will be blessed and we will know that the Cause of Christ will win in the end.
16: The Measuring Rod
4: To Ephesus
19: What John Saw
The Study of Revelation, complete series handout
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