41 revelation describes the whole of mankind coming

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41. Revelation describes the whole of mankind coming to repentance after the millennium, thus the story of man culminates in a heavenly scene of universal salvation for all. 42. According to Hindson, Revelation is best understood when one clearly separates that which refers to Israel and that which refers to the church. 43. Modern amillennialism teaches that Israel has been “replaced” by the church and that national Israel has no place in God’s future prophetic program. 44. In Revelation 20, Gog and Magog refer to the Beast and the False Prophet. 45. The inhabitants of the earth who experience the wrath of the sixth seal cry out in repentance, and there is a general end time revival that takes place at this juncture in the prophetic timeline. 46. To the church at Thyatira, the “angel” promises to send the “morning star,” which according to Revelation 22:16, is Christ Himself. 47. The saints who are martyred by the Antichrist are said to have experienced the “second death” (20:5-6). 48. Revelation 19 describes the wedding of the Lamb. 49. The actual title of Revelation, as given in the opening of the book, is “The Revelation of St. John the Divine.” 50. The fifth trumpet judgment is described as an invasion of locusts coming out of the Abyss.
How do we “overcome” in the present era. This is the question posed and one that demands an answer. The demand is in that which we hold dear to us, belief in Christ. This question is profound given the ecclesial climate we are in. Social and political pressure for acceptance and inclusion are running rampant in the church. This is not to say that all churches are succumbing to these pressures, but many are. It is observed in Revelation that those who hold fast will receive rest (Rev. 14:12-13, NASB). [1] This verse pertains to those saints killed in the tribulation but also holds true to us today. Although our citizenship is in Heaven (Phil. 3:20, NASB), we are here in this world for the time being. [2] We overcome by keeping the faith, by operating within God’s will and Word. The use of “overcome” in the book of Revelation means victory, conquer, overcome. It is the Greek word nikao . [3] A way to overcome is to know and understand prophecy especially the book of Revelation. Chapter seventeen is particularly enticing as the description of the “harlot and the beast” show an apostate church, a false religion. [4] You can begin to see remnants of this apostacy in the church. It is almost like syncretism in the melding of beliefs on the platform of acceptance and tolerance. Much has been written in our study text about the European Union. [5] Observing the rise of the EU and the global economy should have every Christian watching and reading the news outlets. Paying attention to communication monopolies of the mega giant communication companies lets you know who controls the air waves. Noting what is coming from the Roman Catholic Church also gives insight into the ecclesiastical direction of the location many believe to be the epicenter of the

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