Yes, I do know someone who used Revelation to satisfy curiosity about end-time events.
This lecture has clearly stated the real purpose and the focus of this book. This is very helpful to me in understanding the message and this course has corrected my perspective on the book.
Great thanks to teacher David!
Yes I have heard Revelation used for end-time events. but it is not primarily a book about the end times. The main purpose of the
book is to exhort God’s people to follow the Lamb, Jesus Christ, in obedience and to maintain their faithful witness no matter the consequences. It provides a message of hope, it is a call to worship; and a call to be a faithful, obedient witness.
I know about several congregations that teach that Revelation is only about the End Times. The
members of these churches apply these ideas to every current event. Now I realize that Revelation is primarily about worshipping The Lord, the events are much easier to understand. Also I learned that many of the symbols refer to the Roman Empire.
I have known some people who studied Revelation because they thought it would reveal when Jesus would return. I already knew there was hope in Revelation but this lecture has made that hope plainer.
It used to be my thoughts on the book, that it was an end time judgement kind of book. My perspective now is that I can apply this to my life today. Yet it still gives hope.
Yes and Yes!
We all are curious and especially in times like now when there are so much suffering in this world….. Personally, I refer to Revelations when I want to be refreshed with hope again and again to remind myself. Grateful for these lessons for another reminder as well as clarify that we need to worship.
It is interesting how much time has been spent on the End time focus; trying to figure out dates and times. I try to default to “We are not to know the time or the hour” but I admit I have been curious. This lecture has been so helpful reminding me that Rev is primarily a call to worship.
Oh yes, I can think of several people over the years who have had their end time curiosity as a motive for reading into Revelation and having a particular viewpoint. None of which I found helpful. This lecture has certainly clarified my own understanding and it’s application for myself as a believer.
Absolutely! I have stayed out of the book because it has been so missused! So much imagery in it that is puzzling, and confusing. So many different ways to interpret it. So I have stayed out of it. But this interpretation has, instead, energized me to open these pages and see it from a completely different angle. Thank you for this teaching. Seeing the Hope, the worship, the call to faithful witness and obedience that will take me through suffering, as Jesus did, ignites in me a thrill to pursue this book a little more closely. I still feel that I do not need to understand all the plagues, but I can now see my Father and His Love and His plan and it is satisfying enough to know that this is not the end of life, but we are poised to enter a new world order that we are learning now to operate within. We will see Jesus on His Throne and we will be glad forever!
Yes – I’ve always thought that the book was about end times and I have seen many books, you tube video’s and teachings from Pastors who preach that the book of Revelation is about end times. People take the current events of today (from the news) and line all the chaos up with the teaching that we are getting very close to Christ coming back very soon. Honestly, I haven’t spent a lot of time in the book of Revelation – because it seemed to be way beyond my understanding for the most part. I understood the beginning chapters about the 7 churches and I understood the last couple of chapters about Jesus the lamb being worthy to open the scrool and the heaven decending and the “new earth” where God will live among his people (us beleivers) and satan and non-believers will be thrown into the lake of fire. Jesus will be the light (there will be no more sun or moon). A bit confusing, but I surely look forward to the day that Christ comes a second time and we live forever with Him (God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit when we will sing praises and worhip Him like He deserves.
I would say that I wasn’t so much ‘curious’ as I was trying to understand the 3 x 7 judgements that are delineated in chapters 5-20. This lecture series did not address these issues. The lectures did help me to look at the book of Revelation from a different view, but did not satisfy my ‘curiosity’.
My application of Revelation has changed tremendously. It has helped me to understand the true purpose of the book.
A promise that will be playe out and the book of Revelation is proof of that.
Yes many have used Revelation to satisfy curiosity about end times and events. Many I have heard that have used it as a constant reminder of what will happen if they stray from the truth.
Yes my perspective has changed. I’m guilty of not wanting to read Revelation because I believed it to be a strictly prophecy book, which was hard to understand. As the professor explains through out the lecture, it sheds light into the what Revelation is and what is not. It’s a book that can be applied to our everyday living, and it serves as a constant reminder that no matter what we are going thru, that our faithful alegiance to the lamb of God has its reward. A promise that Will play out and t