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April 12, 2021 5:29 am
This week on matters with two of the prophecies. Revelation in the majestic lesions. Jesus gives the John concerning the last days is Dr. Davis with an introduction into the study and a quick overview of the book of Revelation. Dr. Cheryl named that you enjoyed our past series on the book of Daniel and the you and you end time prophecy that was revealed well over centuries ago to the prophet Daniel there many things that we sell through this book.
As far as the fall of Babylon and the vision that Daniel had for his people. In the end times. Often times of the study of Daniel Revelation, the book of Revelation is related to that. I'm pleased to announce and delighted to say that we will begin our next series on the Revelation of Jesus Christ, to John, but before we get into the chapters of Revelation.
I would like to do an overview as far as the introduction to prophecy.
Not all of us are familiar with prophecy and actually it's not salt a great deal in our churches today and when I gave this to my church. I started out with an introduction to prophecy and thought that this would be a great framework to start the book of Revelation semi-plan prior to getting into the book is to give a panorama of prophecy just to give an overview or prophecy in order to give a framework to understand the book of Revelation. I'd like to talk about God just for moment and how I view God is that he sees everything is now really is. You know he's outside of time. There is no past, present or future with God for he sees all things. From the beginning to the end at once. As a result, the future is not an unknown for God as it is for us for us. We can only view things in finite time.
You know the Bible tells us that our thoughts not his thoughts and his ways are not our ways.
So when we look at time we see it as a finite object. There is a future there is a pass for us. There many things that are unknown in the future but for God. The future is not unknown as it is for us everything for God is in the present tense, even including the future. Why is that, you may ask God is eternal. There is never a time that he was not there for he is now the Bible says, before Abraham I am God is eternal said because he is eternal. He is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last he always is and always has and always will be there for his view of time is not as our view of time. Everything is the present tense. But the Bible even though we know it is the inspired word of God is written in human terms.
It's written in human terms for our benefits. It deals with matters of the future.
However, one for the Bible addresses matters of the future at the time that it was written. One particular event, the second coming of Christ is referred to 318 times in the New Testament and the Old Testament many times as well. The book of Revelation has to do almost exclusively with the end time events associated with the return of Jesus Christ. The word Revelation means revealing and unfolding, or an unveiling of Jesus Christ.
At the end of time. So I just want to go over a couple questions that you may be asking as to how we know that Jesus is coming back. We really don't give a lot of time to this to really think about that Jesus is coming back. I think our world is so fast-paced that we're caught it with a here and now we don't think about the second return of Christ. How do we know he's coming back we find the answer to that in acts chapter 1 verse 11 who also said, men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up here in heaven. This same Jesus who was taking up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw him go into heaven. Next we see at the ascension of Jesus Christ back to heaven. This is after the resurrection.
When he appeared to his disciples that 40 days after his ascension back into heaven. We know that is to be the at time of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit came shortly after his resurrection, he was on the earth for a short amount of time but then his disciples witnessed and go back and heaven. At this point.
These are the angels saying to the men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven the angels are saying this same Jesus who came before he was taken up to you into heaven, will come back in the same manner as she saw him go and thank you for joining us for today's edition of truth matters with Dr. Cheryl Davis. We want you to join us again as Dr. Davis continues her teaching from one of the most mysterious, intriguing and fascinating books of the Bible of Revelation. Please connect with truth matters with Dr. Cheryl Davis on the truth matters with Dr. Cheryl Davis email was that Cheryl Davis project truth matters.matters is a ministry of the truth project