Glorifying God

The Little Book of the Revelation - Seventeenth and final in a series

This series is a call to Christians to prepare for persecution. There is no one or way to prepare you outside of the Lord through his Word and your prayers.

  • Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial among you, which cometh upon you to prove you, as though a strange thing happened unto you: but insomuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings, rejoice; that at the revelation of his glory also ye may rejoice with exceeding joy. If ye are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are ye; because the Spirit of glory and the Spirit of God resteth upon you. (1 Pet 4:12-14)

We have observed an orderly sequence of seven seals, seven trumpets and three woes, and finally, seven bowls. Yet, we have not seen that the chapters of the Revelation are sequential; prophecy does not follow a linear path but may pop up out of its context, double back or take a circuitous route.

This study has proposed that the first woe is a persecution of conscience upon those who are firmly rooted in evil. The second woe is part of the message of the Little Book, that an end to the day of grace will arrive. The third woe is enforced in the seven bowl judgments. Thus, we see that the unsaved are heavily pressed to consider their sins before losing the opportunity to repent, after which they are finally damned.

I have suggested that the two witnesses of the Little Book are Christians whose testimony will be made effective by God's grace. They will join their martyred brothers and sisters from previous generations in God’s throne room as the Beast and his minions persecute them during the time of the Great Tribulation until the last of them who are killed but not buried, are resurrected. This event will convict the remnant who will join them in life everlasting.

These concepts are not presented dogmatically. I hope this blog series will help to establish the true religion, as we noted in Post 1 that Sir Isaac Newton stated that a study in Revelation ought to do.

The reason the Lord chooses us in the furnace of affliction is for his glory. (Isa 48:10-11) “Jehovah trieth the hearts.” (Pro 17:3)

  • Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me;
    Thou wilt stretch forth thy hand against the wrath of mine enemies,
    And thy right hand will save me.
    Jehovah will perfect that which concerneth me:
    Thy lovingkindness, O Jehovah, endureth for ever;
    Forsake not the works of thine own hands. (Ps 138:7-8)

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