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Yesterday I started reading revelations of John but couldnt understand

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Don't feel too bad, it just might be the most difficult book in the Bible. It is primarily prophecy, with a lot of symbolism. Much of the symbolism, is understood from having a good working knowledge of the rest of the bible, and history as well. Even then, scholars have spent lifetimes studying the book of Revelation, and have much disagreement.

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Welcome to Worthy, anup! Omegaman is absolutely right about the book of Revelations. It is likely the most difficult book in the Word of God to understand. And the most disputed among the best of scholars. If you haven't read through the Bible, it might be a good idea to read Revelations last. And ask the Lord to give you understanding whenever you read the Word of God. May you be blessed with godly guidance in your studies.

God bless you,

David/BeauJangles 

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Hi Anup.  Welcome to Worthy.

 

The book of Revelation is very complex.    A good overall understanding of the Bible and world history helps.   I've been reading it or listening to it over and over for many many years......   and I still have questions about the things is shows.      So don't think you are by yourself about it's mysteries.    There are a few people here who have spent a lot more time working with it than I.....   unfortunately sometimes they don't agree with each other.  If you have specific questions just put them up i a thread and we can all hash it out together.  It's worked for me for many years.

 

Anyway, it's nice to meet someone from India. I'm sure there are a lot of interesting things to learn from you....   so Welcome.....

 

btw, I notice that you are into photography....   be sure and look through the hobbies forum and share photo experiences with us.

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Blessings anup....

     Welcome to Worthy......Praise the Lord! Omega & Beau are right,the Book of Revelation is certainly a difficult read & there are a few different ways to approach it.Firstly,as you know ,it was written by the Apostle John.It was written in the last decade of the 1st CenturyA.D. & portrays a vbision John had while in exile on the Island Patmos.The images portrayed remind us of the most visionary OT Prophets.This Book confirms the fact that God is in complete charge of history..Although Gods Sovereignty is challenged,evil will be judged & those that are Saved will be rewarded in the end.

    There are 5 different approaches.how it is interpreted depends on your view

1-Peterist-Description of existing condihtions existing when John wrote it.Christians were bgeing persecuted under Emporer Domitian.John uses symbolism to disguise what is a polemic against the Roman Empire to encourage Christions

2-Historicist-Preview of the Christian era.Trumpets,seals,bowls of judgment are different periods of history.The Reformers attempted to identify the events in Chapters 4-16 with a chronology of the Western Church from the 1st to the 18th centuries.Modern historicists see it as a non-chronological panorama of history.Seven paralell visions portray the age between Christ 1st & 2nd coming.(eg:Christians of Reformed backgrounds like Southern Baptists)

3-Idealist-No relation to history...using symbols familiar to 1st Century readers to portray the timeless conflict between good & evil

4-Futurist-Rev 4-16 is a portrait of future events that will take place at history's end.The events described are the same as you find in the OT & Mt24 descriptions of the great tribulation that will take place prior to the establishment of Gods Kingdom

5-Apocolyptic-Rev was composed following the established traditions of Jewish apocalyptic writings(about 100 exist) characterized bhy complex symbolism & cryptic language

 

Whatever approach you take,Revelation is a powerful affirmation of the ultimate triumph of God Almighty,Halleluliah!I hope this helps you to be encouraged to take a look at this Book from all the different views & ask the Lord to help you,the Holy Spirit will give you Wisdom &Understanding as only He can.It is a good idea to have a good understanding of the rest of Gods Word(OT & NT) before diving in....God Bless you

                                                                                                                                                         With love-in Christ,Kwik

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Anup please can you tell me where in the book of john you do not understand?

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Welcome to Worthy! Before you read Revelation pray that God will open your understanding and do ask Questions.

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Blessings Moses....

    Welcome to Worthy................I could not understand why you kept saying"Amen" & then I realized you wanted to get your 5 posts,that is pretty funny!LOL

Praise the Lord,hope you enjoy Worthy as muCH AS I do!

                                                                                                                                                                                        With love in Christ,Kwik

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Moses it's not in the book of John,,, revelation.....

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