Millions of sincere Christians will not understand the Book of Revelation because of this belief…
Despite the fact that the contents of the Book of Revelation are from Jesus Christ Himself, and that He gave this to Apostle John to prepare the end time people of what is happening and will happen in the near future many sincere Christians are having the hard time to fully understand the important prophecies of this book.
They are sincere. They pray for enlightenment, but still, they don’t get it. Some professed to understand but they too are aware that what they got are sketchy and unrelated interpretations of the prophecies. Because of this, many opted not to read this important end time prophecy. Worst, they let Hollywood and false prophets interpret it for them subconsciously.
“We are now in the New Testament times”
The problem is not because of the ability to comprehend things nor the sincerity in finding the truth from the Bible. The problem lies in the belief that they need to remove so that real biblical light can come in. The keys to understanding the prophecies in the Book of Revelation are being blocked or pushed away because of this belief.
Millions of Christians nowadays are giving less importance to the books of the Old Testament arguing that we are now living in the New Testament times. Thus, they don’t read or spend equal time with these books compare to what they do with the New Testament writings.
This is an erroneous belief. This is why many suffer from prophetical blindness and are not aware of the important events that are happening and will take place soon on a global scale.
Old Testament, a key to the New Testament
Amazingly, God made it easy for us to understand end time events. The literal prophetic events that happened in the past are keys to understanding the future.
Let’s take for example the case of the church in Thyatira as recorded in Revelation 2:
“Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophet. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols…”
We believe that the Bible should speak for itself. And so we need to look for a story of Jezebel in other parts of the Bible to give us more details on what God is telling us in Revelation 2:20. That story can be found in 1 Kings 17 and onwards, from the Old Testament writings.
King Ahab and prophet Elijah were the other main characters in the story of Jezebel. Malachi 4, another book from the Old Testament, tells us of God sending Elijah before the destruction of the wicked in the future.
“See, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before that great and dreadful day of the Lord comes.” Malachi 4:5
Further in preceding verses, God also mentioned about trampling the wicked under the soles of the feet of the righteous.
“Then you will trample on the wicked; they will be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day when I act,” says the Lord Almighty.” Malachi 4:3
This is connected to the very first prophecy recorded in the Bible, the one in Genesis 3:15.
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It is not the intent of this article to explain in full details these prophetic verses, but the message is clear:
“That the Old Testament books are keys to understand the New Testament, and thus we should give equal importance to the books of the Old Testament as we do for the New Testament.”
Jesus used a lot of Old Testament writings to explain His teachings. The apostles did the same in their writings.
Thus, as professed Christians and sincere students of the Bible, we need to remove that “gap” between the Old and New Testament. Yes, there are Old Testament ceremonies that are no longer binding to the New Testament times, but the Bible should be regarded as one.
The giving of more importance to the New Testament writings and less with the Old Testament ones is Satan’s tactic of making us blind to the important prophetic events happening in our generation.
It is the hope of this article that we can now start to fully understand God’s revelation of the end time events. It is easy, amazing, and full of surprises! Imagine understanding things from the lens of God and His Bible. It is indeed astonishing!