The place of prophecy in the Word of God and the book of Revelation specifically are seldom, if ever taught.
If the stated purpose of the Revelation is for God to “show His servants things which must shortly take place” (Rev. Rev. 1:1+), what value can there be in allegorical or devotional interpretation which misplaces the locus of understanding from the actual words of the text to the mind of the reader?
The Greek word for revelations is apokalupsis which literally means "unveiling" or "taking off the cover"
We are meant to understand the book of Revelation! Revelation chapter one verse three promises a blessing to those who read and hear the words of the prophecy given to John by the Lord.
The book of Revelation or unveiling, starts at the time of the writing which is approximately 100 A.D. and extends on into eternity, with a new heaven and a new earth!
Join us this Sunday as we start our Sermon Series dealing with topics in the book of Revelation by which we hope to encourage you to dig in to God's Word and not be afraid of the Book of Revelation. Certainly this book is quite relevant for us today as it includes our age and takes us beyond it. It provides a window into the future and God wants you to know it!