Revelation Introduction

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How to read the book of Revelation

  • The Tabernacle service, the Salvation plan, is the central theme of Revelation. The entire Bible is about the salvation message, also Revelation
  • Repeat & Enlarge. Like with many Bible passages, this principle is also visible in Revelation. This means that many chapters are not a sequence of events but a more detailed and broadened repetition of the previous
  • The book of Revelation is not fulfilled nor does it still need to be fulfilled: it describes the past, the present and the future, both from John’s as well as our view.
  • The Symbols and Signs are to be researched with high precision: for example, what does blood mean in the bible and in which context is the word used and what meaning could be ascribed to the word. The concordance, knowledge of the Old Testament and the Greek root word study are essential.
  • The parallel principle of the Churches, the Seals and the Trumpets: these 3 themed historic sequences of events lead to the same endtime events. These are the tabernacle activities that Jesus performs in the Holy Place, around the Menorah, the Table of Shewbread and the Altar of Incense. See also: Seven Visions.
  • The Churches and Seals all have a start in history, but all continue to the end: the Trumpets have a distinct beginning and end, until the 7th (the last) Trumpet
  • A way to study the Holy Place events is to study the first Church, the first Seal and the first Trumpet as a group: then the second Church, the second Seal and the the second Trumpet, etc. and see if one can find similarities in the base message.