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References from Genesis to Revelation
Revelation, the last book of the Bible, is one that many people have difficulty understanding. The Book of Revelation was written by John the Apostle around 70 A.D., many years after the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It was during a time of severe persecution of the church when John was put in exile on an island called Patmos. It was there on this island that God revealed to him and showed him visions of the future and the end of days.
This book is so important that God pronounced a blessing on those who read the Book of Revelation, hear the words of the prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein. For God said "The time is at hand" (Revelation 1:3Blessed [is] he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time [is] at hand.Revelation 1 verse 3). The prophecies in Revelation were predicted in many old testament books and I will list those prophecies with the scriptures. The word "Revelation" itself means unveiling or disclosure. It is a type of literature known as apocalyptic. Revelation 1:7,
Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen.
In Daniel 7:13 in his vision he saw Christ coming in the clouds of heaven, a vision God gave him concerning the end time. The Book of Daniel was written about 530 B.C. hundreds of years before John the Apostle wrote the revelation.
"I was watching in the night visions, And behold, [One] like the Son of Man, Coming with the clouds of heaven! He came to the Ancient of Days, And they brought Him near before Him. Daniel 7:13
This verse refers to the second coming of Christ which is after the rapture of the church and after the 7-year tribulation but just before the thousand year millennial reign begins. That's when Christ will return and set up His throne in Jerusalem. Also, as referred to in Zechariah 12:10And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for [his] only [son], and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for [his] firstborn.Zechariah 12 verse 10 when God is telling His people that someday they will look upon Him whom they have pierced and mourn. The death and resurrection of Christ had not yet taken place but was predicted hundreds of years before. There are many references in the old testament of Christ coming to the earth. Not only as a baby being born to a virgin, crucified, resurrection and ascending back to heaven but also when Christ comes the second time back to the earth and sets up His Kingdom. At His second coming He will come as King of Kings. The first time He came as a baby.
Immediately after the rapture (the catching away of the church) when the Lord Himself descends from heaven with a shout with a voice of the archangel and with the trump of God, we shall be caught up to meet the Lord in the air. This is called "the catching away of the bride of Christ." All those who have placed their faith in Him. Christ has not actually stepped foot on the earth at this time until the end of the 7-year tribulation period.
Now that the church, all believers, have been taken to heaven the antichrist appears on the scene and the 7-years of tribulation begin. During this period God will open the seals which are plagues that come upon the earth (Revelation 6) which are famine, death, destruction, earthquakes, cosmic disasters, the sun turns black, the moon turns red, stars fall from the sky... It will be so bad that people will hide themselves in dens and rocks of the mountains. For the great day of His wrath has come (Revelation 6:17For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?Revelation 6 verse 17). Read signs of the end.)
The following are the seven seals (Revelation 6 - Revelation 8:1-6):
2. Conflict on the earth
Peace will be taken from the earth so that people will kill one another.
A scarcity of food, great depression. It will take a week's wages just for one loaf of bread.
4. Widespread death on earth
Death from killings, hunger, and from the beasts of the earth.
5. The cry of the martyrs
Those who have been slain for the Word of God and for the testimony they held. (Read the persecution of the saints.)
6. Cosmic disturbances
Earthquakes, the sun becomes black as sackcloth of hair, the moon becomes as blood, and stars fall from heaven, and the sky recedes as a scroll. Kings of the earth, rich men, commanders, mighty men, slaves, and every free man all hide themselves in caves, rocks, and mountains. For the great day of His wrath has come and who is able to stand? (Read also Mysterious Booms.)