Can you imagine the view from eternity? It's in the Bible!
Almost 50 years ago someone explained it like this, "it's like we're down in the tule weeds and can barely see in front of our face, while God is on top of the mountain with the full vista of our life. He can see everything that will happen to us and knows where we all came from. That was enough to keep us until we started to grow up and then see that there's even a bigger picture!
Pay attention to each context as to the view, whether in hours like the picture painted in the Communion supper between John 13:1 until John 19:30, when Jesus, the Passover Lamb died for us.
Eternity, painted in the context in 2 Peter 3:1-13. That's right, there are 3 earth's ages
1. The World that then was in vs. 5,
2. the Present Heavens and Earth in vs. 7 and finally
3. The New Heavens and Earth, found in vs. 13, essentially eternity future!
If you read the Revelation story with the right perspective, you can come to the light and the truth!
Revelation 1:1 begins with...
"The unveiling of Jesus Christ..."
Matthew 24:1-3 says "Jesus left The Temple and was going away, when His disciples came to point out to Him the buildings of The Temple. But He answered them, "You see all these, do you not? Amen I say unto you, there shall not be left here one stone on another that will not be thrown down."
As He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, "Tell us when will these things be, and what will be the sign of Your coming and of the end of the age."
So, What has been unfolding since Israel became a nation in 1948?
1. computer invented (the transistor)
2. bar code invented
3. Israel became a nation
4. National Council of Churches inception
5. League of Nations/United Nations
In Revelation 4:1 A voice from heaven said to John"Come up here,
and I will show you what must take place after this"
(Please see illustration below:)
I'm going to venture a guess, that you didn't know that Jesus has
Well, you wouldn't know this unless you read the Book of Revelation. And if you did, you probably did not pick up on it until you read it many times or heard a teaching on it.
That's right, Revelation is the only Book in the Bible, this very important fact is made known. Oh, by the way, Jesus eyes are detailed, from different points of view, at least 4 times in Revelation and 4 times in the Old Testament.
Again the 1st 3 words in the Original Bible say in 5 English words:
"The unveiling of Jesus Christ"
("Apokolupsis Iesou Christou")
apo = away; and kolupsus = veil
The veil is removed from Jesus, thus we can see all of His Attributes and that He is God, the Creator. Remember, we see as men, with limited, finite eyesight, versus God who sees all things. God also has eternal vision as it says that God dwells in eternity
Come up here, and see the view!.
The disciples asked, what were the major Time Epochs or ages:
1. The Beginning of the New Testament, which would happen in Matthew 27:50; Mark 15:37; Luke 23:46 & John 19:30: The New Testament is of no effect without the death of the Testator, these 4 scriptures are the account of Jesus' death on the cross, as well as the Veil of the Temple being torn top to bottom. The beginning of the Temple being be torn down. Besides our body in now the Temple of the Holy Spirit in the New Testament.
2. Jesus coming, called the 1st Resurrection.
3. The End of the Age or the beginning of the New Heavens and New earth.
Please feel free to listen to this AUDIO, and as you do, scroll through all the notes and sketches below, as there will be additional information, not always covered on each radio show
Where am I Reading Perspective
Matthew 24, verses 1 - 3, Put Jesus in the Temple, in Jerusalem, which God calls the center of the nations in Ezekiel Chapter 5, and the center of the world in Ezekiel Chapter 38. Thus to get a proper perspective, we are now at the Center of the World, and the year is the time of the biggest calendar adjustment the world has ever seen, a little bit more than 4,000 years after the Creation of Adam. The time between BC & AD.
Jesus comes out of the Temple and tells his disciples it will be completely torn down, so they asked Him about when this would happen, when He would return and when would be the end of the age.
Putting all the Puzzle Pieces Together
The first 3 words in the Greek Bible are expressed in 5 English words. These 3 words tell us that this Book is all about Jesus' unveiling, not just the last days or His return. It tells about 3 remaining ages, yet to be fulfilled. These ages begin with our present New Testament age.
Revelation 1:1-3 says "The unveiling of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show to His servants things which must come to pass with speed. He made it known by sending His angel to His servant John, who witnessed to the image (logo) of Jesus Christ, all the things he saw. Happy (Gr. Makariou) is the one who reads, and hears and who hears the words of this prophesy and take to heart all that is written in it, for the time is near."
We will be, Blessed, Happy, Greatly Envied, if we do the following three things:
1. Read it through asking questions like who is talking, what time era is being talked about, etc.
2. Hear about the images described or pictures being painted within the book of Revelation.
Take to Heart, or Keep the things that are written within this book.
That's right, if you read this Book in the right light, YOU WILL BE EXCEEDINGLY HAPPY!!!
Two very important principles to find the truth, are found in:
Psalms 119:160 "The sum of Thy word is truth..." Only by reading through the whole Book of Revelation, every word, are we able know the TRUTH, which will set us free!
Psalms 119:130 "The unfolding of Your words gives light..." Like a road map, it must unfolded in the right way, and much like a road map, you will see the big picture, like the whole state, and some inset pictures show the details of individual roads in each main town. This is much like a pull down window on your computer.
As we travel this road of the unveiling of Jesus, we must always keep the Big Picture in mind, yet as we travel we will also stop along the way to pay attention to every word that is noteworthy that will shed more light on our journey.
The Three Ages found in Matthew 24:3
1. The New Testament Age, or Era;
2. The 1,000 Year Reign on the Earth By Jesus, The Millennium;
3. The New Heavens and the New Earth
(See the chart below)
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