Many years ago I was at a study group looking at Revelations and we were using support information from Tomorrow's World. I thought that the pictures they had in the study made the calamities of Rev 8/9 and 15/16 look like the same event repeated. I thought it would be interesting to have a closer look and this is the result. Could you please bare with me as I establish a few interesting details so that future chapters are much easier to understand?
How can we show that the fundamental principles that God's word is true? Have time and chance diluted the word until it is just some vague principle to live a good life by? Or is the power of God such that not at or a dot on an out of place? The Covid scamdemic has led a lot of people to wonder more about RNA, DNA, and spike proteins. When you look, you find that our creation is unbelievably complex. RNA produces protein strings that then fold together, called folded proteins. Four of these proteins are used as the proteins that make up the components of DNA and RNA. Each folded protein has billions of options in its own right. Each DNA and RNA helix has billions of proteins in them. They all work together in harmony. This process is run by a program of complexity beyond anything men can understand. These programs then need to have a computer language to work. DNA and RNA helix, strings of enzymes folded, programs, and languages like this need intelligence more powerful than we can imagine. If God can put all this together, surely he can get a few words exactly the way they are meant to be. I will say this clearly in its own sentence. To think that the word of God is just some random writing by fallible men is insulting. Not a word or full stop is out of place. The top translations like the Revised Standard Version and English Standard Versions are amazingly accurate. The translations, especially from Greek can have different words in different versions but generally are very similar. I tried to keep an eye on that and go back to the Greek translations when needed.
In Daniel, we read "But you, Daniel, shut up the words and seal the book, until the time of the end. Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase."
The book is written for the people of the world in the end times. Daniel sets a standard and Revelations is the same. Since the great flood 95% of people who ever lived will have lived in the age of Laodicea. 92 % have lived since the end of the second world war. 87% are alive today. If ever a book was written for today and not the people of the time it is Revelations. The primary problem with Revelations is that it is painting pictures of wonder and dread. When seeing these pictures in our mind's eye we neglect to look at what the words are saying. Looking at the pictures alone you do get some ridiculous stories being put forward. They seem to come straight from the Looney Tune section of the Space Cadet manual. The good news is there are many saints are producing wonderful writings. Don't forget, look at the words.
The main difference in my view is instead of looking at the chapters in Revelations as a single story, I looked at them as a series of short stories all covering different aspects of the same subject. In fact, 14 stories cover 21 subjects. Everything you thought you knew about the end of the age will change. Hold on it is going to get bumpy. Many have standard interpretations that we have come across many times before. The seals the trumpets the three angels the bowls of wrath and others. So below I have spread them out in pictorial form and layered them. Taking references from one verse and fitting them in line with other verses that cover the same subject, however brief. I think you will be amazed. I am a practical man, so my assumption is limited, and you will not see aliens, giants, the Pope is the Anti-Christ, no mystery planets no lizard men no secret codes. There are some obvious images of the UK and lions, Russia and bears and the USA and eagles. Once a parameter has been set, I stick to it. I try to keep it simple and if it says something I try to keep what is said as literal as possible. I hope this doesn't scare you off because this view of Revelations is fascinating. Some things are encouraging, others very difficult, some may even find their way into the Looney Tune section of the Space Cadet Manual..
What does it show?
There is a lot of discussion surrounding the Christian End Times and the different predictions that are being made. Some people believe that there are prophecies that are coming true, and others believe that these prophecies are coming true differently. I will discuss the different types of Christian End Times prophesies and what they are predicting. Christian End Time prophesies have been around for centuries. They have been predicted by different people in different ways. Some prophecies are based on the Bible, and others on modern prophets such as David Wilkerson, William Branham, and Edgar Cayce. Edgar Cayce is a bit controversial, as he is often associated with the reincarnation of eastern religions. That is wrong, it is not what he was suggesting at all. We will touch on what he said later. There are also prophesies that are based on signs in the sky, like Halley's comet, and the sun. The things that are predicted in End Times Unfolding are based on the Bible. Revelations, Matthew 24, Daniel 7 Zechariah, and a touch of Joel.
What do we hope to get from Revelations?
1) When the end of the world comes, it's going to be a lot different than you think. You're going to have to do a lot more than just stock up on canned food and bottled water. It's going to take a lot of preparation to survive in the apocalypse. You're going to need to keep your head up and your eyes open as you prepare yourself. Find a place to hide if you want to live to the end. If you do not mind dying, the rewards will be great.
2) 1. The end of the world is inevitable, 2. The end of the world is going to be a disaster 3. The end of the world is going to be catastrophic 4. The end of the world is going to be a global 5. The end of the world is going to be in your lifetime 6. Most people will be so deluded they will not see it coming. As in the days of Noah. The end of the world will be a terrible thing for the unprepared. The hearts of men will melt for fear.
3). 1 Things We Learned About The Future from Revelations: These are not surprising things to learn. 2. The future of the world is going to be expensive 3. The people of the world are going to be deluded 4. The future of the world is going to be difficult 5. The future of the world is going to be really, really complicated.