â€śOf making many books, there is no endâ€¦â€ť, so said Solomon, the Preacher (Eccles. 12:12). As long as the human race continues, so will the making of books.
Concerning the Book of Revelation, there seems to be â€śno endâ€ť of expositions. Regardless of the eschatological persuasion writers may be, generally speaking, each expositor has written with a genuine desire to discover and unfold the glories and the mysteries of this crowning book of the Divine Library. This writerâ€™s desire is the same.
Undoubtedly, there can be no perfect or infallible Exposition of Revelation. The book, as given to the apostle John, is indeed perfect and infallible. Expositions of it cannot be in our present imperfect state. For, all writer see through a glass faintly, dimly, and all see in part and know in part until that which is perfect comes (1 Cor 13:9, 10,12). Depending on what the readerâ€™s eschatological framework is, so will be their response or reaction to various areas of this Exposition of Revelation.
The writer asks for the Christian grace of sanctification to be evident on those controversial passages or chapters where the reader may disagree. The writer himself has read numerous expositions of the Revelation, either on the book as a whole or the book in parts. Where there are vast differences of opinion, understanding or interpretation, the writer â€śagreed to disagree agreeablyâ€ť.
Several things need to be noted about the book, which should be helpful to the understanding of the approach taken in this exposition.
The writer of the Ecclesiastes says: â€śAll the rivers run into the sea, yet the sea is not full. Unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return againâ€ť (Eccles. 1:7)
There are many â€śrivers of Divine truthâ€ť which have their beginning in Genesis. These rivers flow on through Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, on and on through all the books of the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, into the â€śsea of fulfillmentâ€ť in the Book of Revelation.
Because of the writerâ€™s understanding and application of this truth, the reader will find a certain format on numerous verses and passages on The Revelation. That is, the writer picks up these â€śrivers of truthâ€ť, as seen in Genesis or other Old Testament books, and follows them through to Revelation â€“ the Book of Ultimates!
Genesis is the source of the river. Revelation is like the sea. All books in between are like the ongoing flow of Godâ€™s rivers, all then return to God. I the beginning â€“ God; in the end it is God and the Lamb.
Another thing that the writer has endeavoured to provide for the serious student is this. Along with generally, a verse by verse exposition, there are many, many potential sermon outlines. The more earnest reader will be able to develop these accordingly.
One final word about the approach in this book may be applied from the prophet Isaiah (Isa.55:10). There the prophet speaks of â€śseed to the sowerâ€ť and â€śbread to the eaterâ€ť. There is much â€śseedâ€ť in this exposition for those who are â€śsowing ministriesâ€ť â€“ seed that can be watered by the Holy Spirit. There is, on the other hand, much â€śbread for the eaterâ€ť for those who are â€śfeeding ministriesâ€ť, bread which may be broken and for to those who hunger and thirst after the living God and His inexhaustible Word. Much seed and much bread will be found in the exposition of this amazing book, the summation of all Biblical revelation.
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