Revelation is one of the most mysterious books of the Bible. There are many conflicting interpretations of Revelation — but there are “keys” within the Bible itself that unlock what Revelation actually means.
This amazing book is the revealing (from the Greek term “apocalipsis”, meaning “unveiling” or “revelation”) of Jesus Christ. It holds many hidden truths and pictures concerning the battle between true and false religion.
Revelation is a very important book of the Bible for us today. It’s certainly possible to understand the book of Revelation, as long as we follow the method of interpretation that the Bible itself teaches us, and are careful to “rightly divide” the symbols.
2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV)
2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Many major “types” (allegories) in the Bible involve good versus evil, and they are often depicted by two men (ie. Cain vs. Abel), two women (ie. Sarah vs. Hagar), two mountains, two cities, etc. These types are manifested in different ways throughout the Bible, but their meanings remain consistent. Thus, they give us a major key to unlocking some of the mysteries and symbols in the Bible—including those in Revelation.
In this Bible study (part 2 of our written series on the book of Revelation), we use that major key to help unlock our understanding of The Revelation of Jesus Christ.
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