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The Book of Revelation, The Gospels, and the Writings of the Prophets

Now, what about this mysterious book of Revelation? The mysteries of the gospel can best be summarized by a thorough understanding of the book of Revelation. The book of Revelation is simply that, a revelation or “unveiling” of things to come. Apostle John was inspired to write Christ’s words as a witness for the generation mentioned in the book of Matthew and Luke. Revelation 1:1-3; Matthew 24:14-28.

The book of Revelation was intentionally shrouded in symbology. Christ wanted to seal up the prophesies contained in this book just as He often spoke in parables, analogies, and metaphors during His earthly ministry. He knew that those with wisdom would be able to uncover the hidden meaning of His words.

The gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John provide us a vivid account of the ministry of Christ. We can find passages in the book of Revelation that provide us with information that reveals its true meaning concerning the end of this world. The same goes with the prophets of old. Many of their writings have a double fulfillment: one for the nation of Israel’s past and future. Revelation shows the culmination of all of the biblical writers’ inspired promises.

Specifically, we can see that God’s purpose is to create a new heavens and a new earth, with New Jerusalem at its center. The kingdom of God being restored-a marriage of the bridegroom and His bride.

Therefore, our generation will surely not pass away before all of the prophecies Christ spoke of over 2000 years ago have been fulfilled. People will die; however, a “number no one could count” will live to see prophecy fulfilled. Matthew 24:34; Revelation 7:9-17.