Wednesday, May 16, 2012

blog 2 quarter 4

the author of the book of revelations is John of patmos. There are two dates that are commonly mentioned for the writing of the Book of Revelation: an early date - still during the lifetime of Caesar Nero, about the middle of the 60ies AD; and a late date - about 95/96 AD furing the time of Caesar Domitian. The first verse of the book sets the theme.The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place (Rev 1:1). For many the purpose of the book of Revelation served as only applicable to those of the First Century Christians. The purpose, as our Title of this book depicts, is a message of comfort during a time of conflict that ultimately results in a conquest and a victory over the oppressor. Although this message was directly written to the Christians of the First Century, I believe that we as children of God today can and must see the message applicable throughout the ages as well as the ages to come. From other plain Scripture we are told that Satan and His evil forces are at work trying to destroy that which belongs to God and that which is good. We see this attack begin in the Garden of Eden, and we still see this attack continuing today, believing the end to such an onslaught against the children of God to only seize at that Great Day with the coming of Our Lord and Savior in the Air. Peter warns us that Satan is constantly seeking for those whom he may devour: "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour." 1Peter 5:8