This Revelation Timeline Decoded post reviews a book called Revelation Decoded: The Easiest Book in the Bible by Walter Bramson.
When I was doing research on Amazon about prophecy books for my book called Revelation Timeline Decoded, I came across a book with a similar title, Revelation Decoded.
Here’s the the book description: Revelation Decoded is a Biblical paraphrase of the book of Revelation. What is a Biblical paraphrase? A Biblical paraphrase allows the Bible to explain itself.
When a symbol appears in Scripture and the meaning in unclear, the symbol is revealed elsewhere in the Bible.
A Biblical paraphrase simply finds the meaning of the code words, and inserts the meaning into the passage. In a typical paraphrase translation, the author rewrites the passage for simplicity’s sake, at the risk of changing the meaning.
In contrast, in Revelation Decoded the author has used the Bible to explain the book of Revelation making it the easiest book of the Bible to understand.
I think that it’s fascinating that he calls it the easiest book in the Bible, as one needs to understand the symbols that Messiah uses and the four chronological layers, to comprehend the vision.
I confess that I have not read this book, but the primary reason is that the cover shows me that his explanation is based on the false premise of a futuristic 70th week of Daniel 9.
On the cover of Revelation Decoded: The Easiest Book in the Bible by Walter Bramson M.D., we see the supposed pre-tribulation rapture before the seven-year period.
The 70th week of Daniel 9 prophecy foretold when Messiah would appear to carry out His ministry, and when (in the middle of the 70th week) He would confirm the everlasting covenant (that was mentioned in Daniel 9:4) with His blood as the Passover Lamb, to atone for our sins. It’s not about the end times or the antichrist. That is a deception from the enemy.
That’s why I wrote The 70th Week Of Daniel 9 Decoded book first, so that people can see the glorious fulfillment by Messiah, as so that they see the grand deception that’s based on it.
It’s ironic that the subtitle of Revelation Decoded by Walter Bramson is ‘The Easiest Book in the Bible,’ because if he’s basing his explanation of Revelation being fulfilled during the supposed 7-year tribulation period, then it’s not easy to understand.
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.