The Background of Revelation
Eschatology is the study of end times; the study of last things.
2/3 of the Bible is prophecy.
Daniel 2:44, Matthew 12:28
We are now living in the end time. – 1 Corinthians 2:9-10 and Ephesians 1
God gave us the Holy Spirit so that we could be used by God. If you don’t have the Holy Spirit dwelling in you you could be deceived by the AntiChrist.
The book of Revelation is a covenant book.
2 Samuel 7:1-17
Psalms 8, 9, 132
It’s the covenant of David.
It has a threefold pattern:
- Benevolance – he tells us all that he’s got for us.
- Loyalty- what is expected of us.
- Consequences – Obedience brings blessings. Disobedience brings curses.
We are in a time of testing to reveal our hearts.
Prophets – Covenant Ambassadors – Kings would send out the ambassadors. They could not be sent out unless they were sold out to the King. They lived it out and they finished it out.
The book of Revelation is to encourage you to obey.
A prophet is a Covenant lawyer to execute Yahweh’s law.
A prophet is foretelling and forthtelling. Jeremiah 18:7-10
Assurance – God assures things with his sworn Word. Amos 4:2
- Revoked – Joel 12:12-14
- Delayed – 2 Kings 20:1-7
- Reduced – 2 Chronicles 12:5-12
- Increased – Daniel 9:1-27