The Book of Revelation
Revelation is a much abused book: so-called prophets use it to predict the end is near; various pastors and priests use it to comfort confused church members; and some kings and presidents presume they and their nations are fighting Revelation’s wars against evil empires.
Over the many centuries of church history, false prophets have claimed that Revelation’s end-time apocalyptic disasters were at hand. They were all wrong. Yet, like a casino gambler, they continue to think that the next “bet” will hit the jackpot.
But the disasters of Revelation are heavily symbolic; they portray heaven’s ongoing judgments against the earth, especially against many churches who have been captivated by the earth’s false prophets, powerful lords, and prosperous leaders. Like other apocalyptic writings before and after Revelation, it is full of cosmic symbolism, revealing hidden heavenly beings who challenge earthly churches to repent. Churches that have wandered away from their first love (of those who rule in heaven) and followed other lords and leaders must return to the one true Lord and rejoin his kingdom of true prophets.
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