This Revelation Timeline Decoded Bible study shows how Revelation was written from the Apostle John’s perspective.
The narrative of Revelation can seem confusing when we try to apply it to what’s going on in the world today. This is why Messiah gave the narrative from John’s perspective in the first century so that we have a solid frame of reference for what the terms meant in John’s day.
Messiah declared this perspective in Revelation 1:19, Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter.
‘Things that thou has seen’ points to what John saw in the past. ‘Things which are’ points to the current circumstances when Revelation was written. And then the things which shall be hereafter are future from John’s perspective. Messiah did this because it gives us a precise timestamp to be able to understand the prophecies.
This video shows you how the references in Revelation are from John’s perspective.
In the first three verses of Revelation, Messiah said that the things He describes in His apocalyptic vision must start shortly.
The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to show unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John: Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. Blessed is he that reads, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.
When you go through the explanations of the prophecies, just keep in mind that it’s from John’s perspective; and we have to reference that historical view to unlock the truth.
With that in mind, let’s start looking at how the prophecies in Revelation are fulfilled chronologically, as we see the historical narrative of the Satan-empowered leaders of the Roman beast kingdom fighting against Messiah’s saints.
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