This Revelation Timeline Decoded post is about the overcomers of Revelation 3:21.
When I see how Christians today are believing in a futuristic 70th week of Daniel 9, a futuristic one-man antichrist, and that most of Revelation will be fulfilled during the last 7 or 3 1/2 years, I’m reminded of what Messiah said about the end times church era of Laodicea:
“Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.” Revelation 3:17
Those who pray for the truth of prophecy fulfillment and search it out, fulfill Messiah’s words in Revelation 3:18.
“I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.”
In Revelation 3:21, Messiah says:
“To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.”
In order to be an overcomer who will sit on a throne to reign by the power of Messiah, you have to understand the fulfillment of prophecy, so that you can expose the deceptions of the false prophet and antichrist beast, to cast them down from power, to set the captives free, for a glorious harvest for the kingdom!
Otherwise, your misunderstanding of prophecy fulfillment will leave you without the oil of Scriptural truth, so that you will be as the foolish virgins whose lamps are not lit, who can’t see and will be exposed by their false beliefs and caught off guard by the enemy’s plans and by Messiah’s return.
There’s an epic spiritual war taking place right now, but the Society of Satan in Rome has lulled many of Messiah’s saints to sleep, so that they don’t fight and they dream that Messiah will return to rescue them.
Messiah is glorified when His saints win the war in His name and by His power. Wake up oh sleepers! Take up the sword of Scriptural truth and defeat the enemy!
Messiah’s apocalyptic vision is a war manual, designed to hide the explanation from those who should not understand it. It uses symbolic words that are defined in the Old Testament to point to a literal fulfillment. If you read Revelation only from a literal perspective, the interpretation is hidden.
Understanding the vision is like taking a Biblical final exam. If you’ve read the whole Word, you will have seen the symbolism that Messiah uses and can apply it to the fulfillment.
If you read Revelation as one chronological narrative, the prophecies seem out of sequence. That’s because it has four chronological layers, each of which spans from when it was written until Messiah returns.
This book explains the prophecies of Revelation on a timeline to help you see how the four chronological layers interact with each other, so that you can comprehend the whole vision.
You will learn how to identify who fulfills the role of the son of perdition, the antichrist beast, the false prophet, and the harlot called ‘Mystery, Babylon the Great.’ You will understand the proper context of the seal, trumpet, and bowl judgments; the little book of Revelation 10, and the two witnesses of Revelation 11.
Whether you’re a novice at Bible prophecy or someone who has studied it extensively, I provide an explanation that is easy to understand yet has the depth of verse by verse explanations to provide you the evidence you need to prove it out.