Revelation may come through the light of christ and the holy ghost by way of inspiration, visions, dreams, or visits by angels. Hence its title in english, the book of revelation or the uncovering or unveiling. The greek word presbyter literally means elder, but in original christianity it referred exclusively to a priest. The book of revelation in the bible is one of the more difficult books of the bible to understand. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant john, 2 who testifies to everything he sawthat is, the word of god and the testimony of jesus christ. Then go into each of the twenty two chapters of the book of revelation one by one. You will notice that the book of revelation explained, volume 4, begins with chapter 12, not chapter 1, and ends at the conclusion of chapter 14. Visions, prophecy, and politics in the book of revelation, for the new yorker.
How do mormons interpret the warning in revelation about. Volumes of commentary have been written around it in order to increase our understanding. Yet the resounding note of revelation is hope, as gods promises come to full. The next diagram shows that the seven last plagues, the last of the sequential series in the book of revelation, cannot logically be included along with the previous three series of sevens. The perennial revelation of jesus christ ellul, jacques, apocalypse.
Like the books of prophecy in the old testament, revelation proclaims a message. He then said, bishop, i have no idea what to tell you, but tomorrow i will be meeting with a member of the quorum of the twelve. The elders are mentioned in chapters four, five, eleven and nineteen of. It is given to reveal unto us the purposes, the person and the plans of the lord jesus. Revelation provides guidance that can lead the faithful to eternal salvation in the celestial kingdom. The last book of the bible explodes with a cosmic celebration of the triumph of gods global purposes in the world. Read revelation 5 commentary using a testimony of jesus christ. He explained that when john said he saw beasts in heaven see revelation 4. Revelation 1 sets the tone for the rest of the book. Now i know what youre thinking, every missionary is scared on his first day, but with me it was different. Unlike many other books on end time prophecy, this is a simple, easy to read commentary. Revelation is defined as communication from god to his children on earth.
The book of revelation explained volume 3 p reface you will noti ce th at the b ook of reve lation e xplained, volume 3, begins with chapter 8, not chapter 1, and ends at the conclusion of chapter 11. Each page of scripture is from the king james bible, and is immediately followed by. We should act on it promptly and with gratitude for the blessing it is. The apostle john, the beloved disciple of jesus christ, is the author of this book. G if ts, oce and t hepera on of t new testamen church how to study ident ifying the beasts of revelat on jud e, t h ac t s of t po a, volume 1 sunday school quarterly jud e, t h ac t s of t po a, volume 2. Congregations were established and countless people were brought into a clear experience of holiness under this teaching.
The book of revelation explained volume 3 foreword i n this third volume, we are dealing primarily with the sounding of the seven trumpets and the series of the witnesses. The stake president listened attentively and asked a few questions to assure he understood all that was involved. We must learn how to receive revelation and then understand that the purpose of receiving it, is so that we can then act upon the revelation. Irvin baxter explains revelation in a 16 lesson commentary available on dvd in our endtime store. Zwingli regarded it as nonbiblical, and calvin did not comment upon it. The bible dictionary of the lds edition of the king james bible places the. In revelation the message is that god is coming to judge and to redeem, and that the powers of evil and empires will clash before god establishes the fullness of his kingdom. I think that the key to the book of revelation is that it has an incredibly ornate and lush imagery. Joseph smith said, the book of revelation is one of the plainest books god ever caused to be written. Revelation explained part 1 jesus unveiled revelation. The lds believes in an open canon, so long as it is given by god to one of his prophets. Additional passages of scripture located in the book of mormon and the. The revelation research foundation is dedicated to the discovery and preservation of the history, archaeology, and literature of the bible. The book of revelation refers to christ as a lamb nearly 30 times.
For those parts which are prophetic, it will be much easier to see meaning after the events have transpired. Read revelation 1 kjv along with a helpful commentary. Mormon leaders reverse lgbt policy, raising the question. Revelation 1, new international version niv the bible app. I still thought revelation was about the end of the world, right. Joseph smith said, the book of revelation is one of the plainest books god ever. This is a recording of a bible class covering the book of revelation. In the new testament, this word describes the unveiling of spiritual truth rom. Space forbids us from giving a detailed answer or from quoting every scripture, so we will give you.
Read through these highly informative booklets today. The majority of the christian community, however, believe in a closed canon. These indepth versebyverse studies harmonize the holy bible from genesis to revelation. In doctrine and covenants section 28, starting in verse 11, the lord gave joseph and the church three ways to guard against false revelation. The book of revelation, also called revelation to john or apocalypse of john is the last canonical book of the new testament in the bible. It is no exaggeration to describe the book of revelation as a story of horrors and destructions. Revelation 14 bible commentary wesleys explanatory notes. He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the devil and satan, and bound him for b a thousand years. The book of revelation explained by edgar cayce article by kevin williams the final book of the bible is called the book of revelation. Yet the book of revelation need not remain closed, at least for latterday saints who accept modern revelation. Asia in this book is part of the country that we now call turkey. Lets take some time tonight and study the first 8 verses of revelation. The book depicts him as the risen, glorified son of god ministering among the churches 1. Scholars have long considered joseph bensonos classic commentary on the book of revelation as definitive.
Book of revelation overview church of jesus christ. The book of revelation endtime ministries irvin baxter. Written by a man named john possibly john the apostle toward the end of his life, he records a vision he experiences, probably while dreaming or meditating. We are all entitled to our own personal revelation. How can the book of mormon be true when it says in. Like much of the bible, revelation is largely a reaction to what was happening in that part of the world at the time. The revelation of jesus christ, which god gave unto him, to show unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass. Instead of these things being hidden as some say, even the name revelation means an unveiling. Seeing the book of revelation as a book of revelation. Come explore the works of temple scholar frank shallieu. One example of the use of the number seven in the revelation given to john is the seven churches the text is addressed to. Revelation was written in the last 3rd of the 1st century clearly when the christians were being pressured by rome to turn from their faith to the roman emperor.
This is the basis for the addition of scripture to the lds canon. When revelation comes, it brings peace to our souls. Aug 01, 2011 revelation will come as a result of the 4 ps. Seven letters are send from christ to seven churches throughout asia minor in revelation 23. Who bare record of the word of god, and of the testimony of jesus christ, and of all things that he saw.
Utah area presidency approves resuming sunday and other meetings lindsey williams for nearly 10 weeks, meetinghouses of the church of jesus christ of latter day saints have stood empty across the world. This triumph takes place amid much suffering, suffering that is intensified as the final end draws near. Beale this is likely the single most exhaustive commentary on the revelation available today, an amillennial treasure just waiting to be explored. The book of revelation and work bible commentary theology. The book of mormon affirms that john was foreordained to write the things. We can understand the book and we can learn much from it. The history of revelation teaching among the church of god has gone through several phases. But they were then in the world, and were sealed in their foreheads, to preserve them from the plagues that. Its bible on your screen pastor in your headphones with clear, relatable teaching so you can understand. A need exists for good, lds oriented commentaries on the scriptures, especially biblical texts, and these two volumes begin to meet that need. Revelation greek apokalupsis means an uncovering, an unveiling, or a disclosure. Now its reversal is also being presented as revelation. The book of revelation, also known as the book of the apocalypse, is an unveiling of jesus christ. In contrast to the righteous, who keep their covenants with god and receive his protecting seal on their foreheads see revelation 7.
The book of revelation is one of the plainest books god ever caused to be written. Messages of the book of revelation for latterday saints. Revelation 5 commentary a testimony of jesus christ. So, the book of mormon, brought forth through the prophet joseph smith, teaches us that we. At the book of revelation explained page we talk about the book of revelation can be a blessing and encouragement for followers of. Initially, preaching the revelation called people out of denominations and churches considered to be the babylon of the revelation. These seven cities in the roman province of asia, in modernday western turkey, were the most important of. Holland of the quorum of the twelve apostles explained the significance of. A letter from the first presidency on tuesday, may 19, outlined guidelines for a safe return to our weekly worship services and activities, and at.
The lamb with seven horns and seven eyes becomes a lamb with 12 eyes and 12 horns, thus perfecting the symbolism to identify christ and his apostles. As the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth 1. Study the bible online using commentary on revelation 5 and more. Nt 666 the book of revelation asbury theological seminary. Apr 28, 2015 revelation never describes itself as a symbolic code of future events plotted on a timeline.
The book of revelation explained volume 4 other publications by the author dan iel and rev at on texts exam ned depressi on did j esu d c nd i to h ll. The book of revelation encourages followers of jesus christ to remain. What latter day saints in the middle east are saying about a temple in dubai emily abel currently, the 8,000 latter day saints living in the united arab emirates uae and the surrounding regions have to travel to ukraine, italy, or germany to attend the temple. Blessed is he that read, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein. Revelation is first and foremost a revelation about jesus christ 1. In the book of revelation corrections, for instance, the angels of the various earthly churches become the servants presiding officers of those units.
Understanding the book of revelation church of jesus christ. But those long travel days will soon end as president nelson has announced plans to construct a temple in dubai, united arab emirates. Pack staggering events foretold in your bible will shock the whole world. Yea, said the spirit, that they may rest from their labors. You encounter these fantastic figures who play some role in the drama of the end, whether it be. Consequently, there are a wide variety of interpretations about the meaning of. This booklet contains vital understanding that will forever change your outlook on the future. The problems of recapitulation in the book of revelation.
Chart 171 lists fourteen occurrences of the number seven in revelation. Personal revelation ward sacrament talk 73111 mormon mom. Special revelation is god speaking directly to man, and that revelation being written under the inspiration of god, the holy spirit. The book of revelation provides some of the keenest insights in scripture concerning the big picture of work. He describes himself as their brother in the family of god. There are no long drawnout theories or doctrines, but instead focuses on the clues given throughout the. It is the only biblical book that is wholly composed of apocalyptic literature. Rns just over three years ago, mormon leaders touted a controversial lgbt policy as revelation. We have to earn our testimony but we are entitled to revelation about our own lives and those in our stewardship. The revelation research foundation has completed work on a 3d version of ezekiels temple, utilizing the drawings of mr. Revelation explained part 1 jesus unveiled revelation is. And i saw on mount sion the heavenly sion an hundred fortyfour thousand either those out of all mankind who had been the most eminently holy, or the most holy out of the twelve tribes of israel the same that were mentioned, revelation 7. It was exactly 20 years ago today that i spent my first whole day at the mtc and i was scared to death.
Encyclopedia of mormonism revelation we believe in revelation articles of faith link 29 inspirational thoughts. Book of revelation mormonism, the mormon church, beliefs. But if a problem arises, as it does occasionally, a vexatious thing with which we have to deal, we go to the lord in prayer. Chapters cover the introduction to the revelation and the seven letters to the seven churches of asia and are. Revelation and inspiration lds resources, talks, speeches. Beales familiarity with the original language, his grasp of the culture of the day, his command of the ot references and allusions, and his deft handling of the. We discuss it as a first presidency and as a council of the twelve apostles. Many have wondered if the third temple will ever be built. Jul 17, 2012 one of the symbolic pictures given in revelation is that of a throne in heaven around which twentyfour venerable persons known as presbyters are seated. Four passages in the book of revelation with specific application to latterday saints reveal that god will care for and protect his followers in the last days. This vision contains a tremendous amount of symbolism. Under gods direction, what did moroni give to joseph smith that helped restore the gospel to the earth. The lord explained to nephi that another person, the apostle john, had been. The book of revelation explained by joseph benson, paperback.
The millennial kingdom revelation chapter 20 commentary. The sixty six books that comprise our bible is special revelation from god. Personal revelation ward sacrament talk 73111 mormon. The book of revelation is rich in symbolism, so much so, that most christians find it difficult to understand. The brilliant methodist scholar dissects each chapter and verse in a dazzling analysis that deconstructs the riddles, symbols and endless layers of the most mysterious and popular book in the bible. Yet it is a tough nut to crack, not only because of its intrinsic difficulty but because of the myriad interpretations that have grown up around the book. A thorough and simple to understand interpretation of the many symbols in this book. This revelation was given at a time when hiram page, who was one of the eight witnesses of the book of mormon, was pretending to receive revelations for the church with the help of a seer stone. The book of revelation had its origin in a time of crisis, but it remains valid and meaningful for christians of all time. This may symbolize that the wicked show by their actions hands and beliefs heads that they do the will of the beast and accept his ideology. Understanding the book of revelation and the book of. In the face of apparently insuperable evil, either from within or from without, all christians are called to trust in jesus promise, behold, i am with you always, until the end of the age mt 28.
Beales familiarity with the original language, his grasp of the culture of the day, his command of the ot references and allusions, and his deft handling of the text itself all make this commentary an absolute. Throughout the revelation jesus employed a teaching style very familiar to and common amongst hebrews, a st yle known as parallelism. Great prophecies in the book of revelation show how and when these catastrophic events will occur. A testimony of jesus christ is a commentary that explains some of the mysteries of revelation. This is to corre spond with the chapters in the revelation. Unlike most books of the bible, revelation contains its own title. For those parts which are prophetic, it will be much easier to. Dragons and beasts, wrath and grace what does it mean.
Book of revelation explained scripture by scripture. Book of revelation explained a testimony of jesus christ. This web site explains the book of revelation, each individual scripture. Obviously, the first church, seal and trumpet cannot be parallel to the first plague. A need exists for good, ldsoriented commentaries on the scriptures, especially biblical texts, and these two volumes begin to meet that need. These seven cities in the roman province of asia, in modernday western turkey, were the most important of western anatolia. Ttws audio guides walk you through each passage in just 5 minutes. They are divided into two sections labeled old testament and new testament. The versebyverse commentary on revelation introduction this commentary on revelation will prove, contrary to what most people think, that the revelation, the last book of the bible, is not difficult to understand if we will take a simple, facevalue, commonsense approach to interpreting it.1025 1462 1318 1067 364 427 1380 642 1073 151 325 687 1115 501 1389 936 851 1160 40 971 692 895 639 544 1226 1370 1366 855 336 1357 279 334 523 510 1218 1252 940 1117 572