The Future is HereMarch 31, 2019 - Revelation 1:1-3
We’re studying the book of the Revelation and it is a book that will dispel the fog and give a hope that is steadfast and sure. I’m glad for the book of the Revelation, but I can tell you that Satan is not. Satan hates the book of the Revelation. Now there are two books in the Bible that the devil specially hates. Do you know what they are? Genesis and Revelation: the first and the last book. He specially hates those books. There’s a war against Genesis, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth,” and there’s a war against the book of the Revelation, Jesus Christ is coming again. Why does Satan hate these two books as he does? I’ll tell you why, it’s very simple. Friend, in the book of Genesis, Satan’s doom is prophesied, and in Revelation it is realized. That’s the reason he hates these two books. There is no devil in the first two chapters or the last two chapters of the Word of God. I love the Bible. I love the book of Genesis, and I love the book of the Revelation.
Revelation and Genesis, the first and the last books, are tied together. In the words of another, in the book of Genesis we see the creation of the heavens and the earth. In the book of the Revelation we see new heavens and a new earth. And in the book of Genesis we see the first Adam who is reigning on earth. In the book of the Revelation we see Jesus, the last Adam, reigning in glory. In the book of Genesis we see an earthly bride brought to the first Adam. In Revelation we see a heavenly bride, and folks, that’s us, brought to the Lord Jesus Christ, the last Adam. In the book of Genesis we see the beginning of death and the curse and in the book of the Revelation the Savior brings us to a state where there is no more death and thank God there is no more curse. And in the book of Genesis man is driven from God’s face in sin and in the book of the Revelation we see God’s face in glory. And so this book that we’re going to study, the book of the Revelation, is the golden clasp that just brings the entire Bible together.
Scripture Passage: Revelation 1:1-3
“The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to show unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto His servant, John, who bare record of the Word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of the prophecy of this book, and keep those things which are written therein, for the time is at hand.”
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