Is this the end of the world?
Recent events with the recent COVID-19 pandemic and other catastrophes that have affected the entire world signal that the end days are on our doorsteps. The Judge and King, Jesus Christ, is standing at the door. He is ready to come and shake up this old world and judge sin. But this is just the end of the beginning -- the beginning of a new age.
What can we do? What we should not do is give into fear and panic which are tools of Satan. There should be no room for fear in our lives when we trust the One who died for us and loves us with immeasurable love. What we SHOULD do is understand what is happening and will happen in the near future according to God’s Word. God has graciously explained in great detail what His plan is for the world in the “last days” in the book of Revelation.
Do you know with certainty what this is? Have you studied the book of Revelation? Now is the time to do this. The End of the Beginning Bible Study on the book of Revelation is an in-depth study designed to teach the Word of God in a clear, understandable way for both individuals and groups. Each lesson consists of information and questions to be answered from the text, both essay and fill in the blank. These questions will direct the student into the text and lead them to compare Scripture to Scripture to better understand it. Included are 4 chapters from the book of Daniel because Daniel lays a foundation to understand the truths in the book of Revelation.
This study takes the literal view of Scripture unless the passage clearly states it is a figure of speech. I believe in a literal pre-tribulation rapture of the church, a literal 7-year Great Tribulation with a world dictator called the Antichrist, and a literal kingdom age where Christ will rule the world from Jerusalem for 1,000 years. The Bible must be taken literally to be understood as God meant it to be, and it must be studied diligently and correctly. (II Tim. 2:16)
As you work through this study, you will compare Scripture to Scripture, read the passage in its context, and discover the Greek meanings of the words used. You will learn the customs of the day and take into account the geography of the world in the day it was written. You will be encouraged to memorize a verse or two of Scripture with each lesson.
You will not leave this study the same as when you began.
The book of Revelation is told from God’s perspective. You will be caught up with John to the “third” heaven and witness the incredible and awesome things God does in these last days. Having gained a better understanding about God’s purpose for this world in the future, you will discover hope and peace because you will see that God is in control. This brings you joy and confidence in your daily walk as you grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
My prayer is that this Bible study will lead to a deeper passion for God and for His Word, and that passion will motivate you to share with those who are lost the hope we have in Christ Jesus.