To many, the book of Revelation seems filled with symbolism, making it difficult to understand for many people. Revelation was actually a vision God gave to John at the end of his life, and that vision was (primarily) of future things to come. Imagine God revealing what would take place on earth a couple thousand (or more) years later. In the first century, how would you describe things like nuclear war, helicopters and other modern-day equipment and capabilities? Thus, as John wrote the Revelation he received from the Lord, he described things according to what he knew at the time.
Often in Revelation, phrases such as “appeared like” are found. That is John’s attempt to describe future events and things God was showing him in the vision.
Beyond chapter 3, Revelation describes the Tribulation, and what we see in our world today is setting the stage for what will take place in that horrible time on earth. Nothing is more fitting in our time than to read and study Revelation! In fact, here is the promise of the book:
Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy [Revelation], and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near.~Revelation 1:3
Indeed, the time is near! To that end, Amir Tsarfati has written Revealing Revelation, a brand new study of Revelation in easy-to-understand language. It has already hit #1 on Amazon’s Hot New Releases, and it is not even available yet. (Releasing May 3.) If you haven’t purchased it already, I highly recommend the book. I have read excerpts and believe this book will be a bombshell for anyone wishing to understand Revelation!
If you pre-order, it helps to keep the book very popular, prompting more booksellers (including secular ones) to stock and sell the book. Let’s help get this Biblically-sound book available to as many as possible!