1 May 2022
Bible Reading: Revelation 1:1-11
1. Spiritual Views
The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, 2 who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. 3 Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. (Revelation 1:1-3, ESV)
2. Looking at the Route Map.
a) There is the futurist approach.
b) There is the historicist approach.
c) There is the preterist approach.
d) There is the idealist or spiritual school of interpretation.
e) The best approach is the eclectic approach. A combination of all these approaches.
3. Anchor Points
Anchor Point 1: Revelation is the Revelation of Jesus Christ. (v.1)
Anchor Point 2: Revelation was given to seven real churches. (v.1)
Anchor Point 3: Revelation was delivered through symbolic numbers and images. (v.1)
Anchor Point 4: Revelation should always be taken as a whole. (v.2)
Anchor Point 5: Revelation is meant to be kept. (v.3)
4. Revelation and Revolution
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