I do not feel that I completely grasp the book of Revelation and all the wonders that it contains, nor do I grasp everything in either of these books yet I do feel that each time I study Revelation I learn a little more! They faithfully read their horoscopes, seek out tarot-card readers, have their palms read, or consult psychics. Revelation, though it contains some information about the past Revelation 1 and the present Revelation 2—3 , focuses on the future. All of this is laid out in the book of Revelation. In addition, he thinks Irenaeus is unimpeachable, but doesn't tell you Irenaeus also said Jesus lived until 50 years old, didn't believe in the Trinity, and quoted extra-Biblical writings as equal with the Scriptures. Wrath, as in the Day of The Lord when Jesus comes back and defeats His enemies I'm super-simplifying here is not the same as the tribulation of the saints believers. In Luke 2:32, Simeon praised God for the infant Jesus, describing Him as a Light of revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of Your people Israel. Yet MacArthur does a fine job in interpreting the book and presenting a grand overview of the book and of the future.
Una vez más el Hermano John Macarthur nos guía con mucha sabiduría por el estudio de Apocalipsis, podemos aprender mucho de este precioso libro, no debemos temerle ni imaginarnos cosas más allá de su verdadero propósito. The word of God expressed in the book of Revelation is the testimony about the coming glory of Christ given to His church and recorded by His faithful witness, John. Anyone who loves a great novel will certainly love this book. Join John MacArthur as he explains the book of Revelation in a way that is both doctrinally precise and intensely practical. The book of Revelation has a very serious message.
For Christians, however, the end of the world should be anything but dreadful. For the sections of Revelation that are do not have consensus on its meaning, MacArthur give a variety of views of the passage, then tells you his. Because God has told us how the world will end. In short, Jesus will come for His Church exactly when it's time to come; He will return in clouds and great glory and judge the nations exactly as it is written in Revelation. But once the plain meaning of the text is denied, readers are left to their own imagination, leaving the truths of this book lost in a maze of human inventions. The unbelieving skeptic finds Revelation as nothing but confusion. He possesses the attributes of God, including sovereignty 1:5 , eternity 1:17—18 , and the right to judge who lives and who dies 1:18; 2:23.
The historicist approach portrays Revelation as a record of the sweep of church history from apostolic times to the present. You get more cross references in this commentary than with most. Words of Comfort and Warning 22:6-21. He does touch on other interpretations besides the one that he holds to, but mainly this deals with his interpretation which includes a pre-tribulation rapture of the church, Armageddon at the end of the tribulation, and the 1000 year millennial kingdom where Jesus Christ will rule on earth with a rod of iron. The bond-servant was a special type of slave, one who served out of love and devotion to his master cf. Whether you agree with his final conclusion you will appreciate his handling of the text. Some just seem to enjoy disagreeing with him, and often do so in a very disagreeable fashion pun intended.
Until the third century, the early church unanimously affirmed this John as the son of Zebedee, one of the twelve apostles and author of the Gospel According to John and the epistles of John. Macarthur's explains the book of Revelation in such a manner that satisfies the reader's desire for deeper understanding of end times. It warns the church of the danger of sin and instructs it about the need for holiness. It reveals the ultimate victory of Jesus Christ over all human and demonic opposition. Best known for his expository exegesis of the Bible, Logos has collected more than 3,000 of his sermons in the John MacArthur Sermon Archive and offers the complete MacArthur New Testament Commentary. About John MacArthur John MacArthur b. Verses 1—6 provide eleven specific characteristics that reveal the uniqueness of Revelation.
Those who ignore Revelation deprive themselves of a rich treasure of divine truth, and the promised blessings that come from understanding that truth. Some who study Revelation primarily seek evidence to support their own views regarding the end times. John concludes his doxology with the only proper response in light of the magnitude of the blessings Christ has given believers: To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Of the many people I have met in my life, he is easily the person whose knowledge of the Bible is the greatest. In the present, Christ loves believers with an unbreakable love Romans 8:35—39. Most importantly, it gives us hope.
It is also highly recommended for those curious how pre-millennialists interpret Revelation and understand the events of the end times to unfold, as MacArthur's writing is clear, concise, and yet respectful toward brethren of other millennial mindsets while clearly laying out verse by verse what the Scripture says. Not only is Revelation the inspired Word of God, it is also the only New Testament book that includes a promised spiritual blessing for those who study and apply its message. I highly recommend it to all. Join John MacArthur as he explains the book of Revelation in a way that is both doctrinally precise and intensely practical. We have plenty to do, and arguing over the Last Days events only, in my opinion, makes accomplishing those worthwhile endeavors all that much more difficult. MacArthur is a fifth-generation pastor, a popular author and conference speaker and has served as pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California since 1969, and John F. In verses 7—8, John provides his readers with a preview of what will come later in the Revelation.
The end of this age will mark the beginning of a new, glorious one in which Many Christians view the book of Revelation as mystifying symbolism and striking imagery and may be bewildered by it. Yet for willing bond-servants of Jesus Christ, this book unveils prophetic truth about the future of the world. Its Exalted Doxology To Him who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood—and He has made us to be a kingdom, priests to His God and Father—to Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Behold is intended to arouse the mind and heart to consider what follows. All believers from all ages will have a place in this new city, and the dwelling of God will be with men! It was not intended for them. Not only is Revelation the inspired Word of God, it is also the only New Testament book that includes a promised spiritual blessing for those who study and apply its message. Our eternal hope, as believers, is intimately tied to the end of this world.
And I started off by deleting ½ a star from this book bringing it back to a very respectable 4. Author: John MacArthur Publisher: Chicago : Moody Publishers, ©2007. This is critically important, because it eliminates the possibility that the prophecies in Revelation were fulfilled in the destruction of Jerusalem in A. Just read it as written and enjoy the future that God has in store for His people. Join John MacArthur as he explains the book of Revelation in a way that is both doctrinally precise and intensely practical. Thus, the theme of the book of Revelation is the Coming One, the Lord Jesus Christ. I now understand the book of Revelation.