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VISIONS OF SUFFERING (6:1-19: 10)

This is the longest section of the book of Revelation. It describes the visions of John regarding a series of catastrophic events that God would use to judge the earth before the end of the age and the triumphant second coming of Christ.

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IS REVELATION TO BE UNDERSTOOD LITERALLY?

Revelation uses three types of literature. First, it is a letter written by the apostle John to seven churches in Asia Minor. Second, it is prophecy speaking God’s judgment and truth. Finally, it is apocalyptic writing a common form of Jewish literature.

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MEN OF THE BIBLE (PHARAOH: A HEART IN DENIAL)

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A shepherd from Midian and his brother stood before Pharaoh and demanded the release of the Hebrew slaves. Pharaoh was the strongman leader of the strongest country in the world. He ignored God’s command to release 600,000 male slaves and their women and children. Despite the demonstration of God’s power-the Nile turned to blood-Pharaoh returned to his palace and put “the whole thing out of his mind” (Exodus 7:23 NLT). Continue reading MEN OF THE BIBLE (PHARAOH: A HEART IN DENIAL)

HOW DOES JOEL’S MESSAGE TO ISRAEL APPLY TO ANYTHING TODAY? “JOEL 2:12-13”

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The message of Joel was first given to a specific audience at one time in history. Although all of the message applied to them, it applied in different ways. The same process works today. Application refers to the way God’s Word covers us, governs us, and becomes the basis for action. Continue reading HOW DOES JOEL’S MESSAGE TO ISRAEL APPLY TO ANYTHING TODAY? “JOEL 2:12-13”