The book of apocalypse is the latest book by the bible and it is one of the most interesting books and one of the most studied by connoisseurs over the years. There is an association that is made with the end of the worldThe Greek meaning of the word "apokálypsis", however, means to reveal, to remove the veil of something hidden. However, the Greek meaning of the word "apokálypsis" means to reveal, to remove the veil of something hidden. It is precisely there that the meaning of this word becomes more powerful as it gives us a revelation about the end of time.
It is a book with a very particular symbolism, for this reason it is said that it is a book that is not easy to read or understand. Its main author was the apostle John, according to Revelation 1:1-2 where Jesus Christ himself says that he sent an angel to give this revelation to his servant John who attests to these words by writing everything he saw.
Origin of the revelation
Revelation is obvious that it comes from God who is the primary source of all revelation in all the world. book of Revelation. However, through an angel the apostle John receives this manifestation by God's command. In turn, John, once he obtained this revelation, shares it with mankind through these writings. It is very interesting to know that there is wisdom in his lines and that the prophecies that the book contains will all be fulfilled in due time. In Revelation 1:3 it says that blessed is he who reads and blessed are those who hear the words of the book and heed what is written therein, for the time of its fulfillment is near. Here it clearly hints at the blessing for those who read the book and listen to and obey the prophecies it contains.
Undoubtedly, the book of Revelation is a book of prophecy. This means that it contains statements that will be verified in the future. It contains events that will occur at a time arranged by the Lord. In fact, some of the prophecies in this book have already been fulfilled and others have not yet been fulfilled.
The apostle John explains in Revelation 1:9-20 how and why he received this revelation. John was in exile on the island of Patmos as a condemned Christian. At this time God revealed to him through the Holy Spirit with a perceptible voice that he was to write this revelation and send it to the seven churches that were in Pergamum, Ephesus, Thyatira, Smyrna, Sardis, Laodicea and Philadelphia. Today geographically these cities are in the country of Turkey.
Main themes contained in the Apocalypse
Due to the complexity of the themes, it is not very easy to point out when one begins and the other ends, since they are very closely linked. Additionally, the symbology it contains makes it a little more complex and it is difficult to say that we know with certainty everything it contains. However, what we can say is that some of the themes are clearly the clearest and most important.
The role of Jesus
The main protagonist of these revelations is the Lord Jesus Christ as a resurrected being in a perfect and immortal body. This point is obvious from the very beginning. In the first verses of the first chapter of Revelation, specifically from 4 to 8, it is made clear to us that Jesus will come again, as a faithful witness and the first-born of the resurrection. That by his sacrifice on the cross we are freed from our sins if we accept it. Jesus will return to earth and every eye will see him and it is there that he will judge and come to reign forever. It is clear that the theme that is vehemently touched upon is that Jesus Christ will return again.
2.- Messages given to the seven churches
Specifically, Revelation chapters 2 and 3 contain the letters with words of encouragement, counsel and admonition to the seven churches of that time. Each of the letters to those churches had promises The specific messages are preceded by the phrase "he that hath ears, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches". Among the messages given to the churches are eternal life (Revelation 2:7), they will not endure punishment or eternal death (Revelation 2:11), spiritual food, triumph over evil (Revelation 2:11), spiritual life (Revelation 2:12), spiritual life (Revelation 2:12), spiritual food (Revelation 2:13), triumph over evil (Revelation 2:13), triumph over the sin (Revelation 2:17), authority over the nations and abundance of light (Revelation 2:26-28), white robes, their names written in the book of life (Revelation 3:5), they will belong to God for eternity (Revelation 3:12), they will reign with Jesus Christ (Revelation 3:21).
3.- Celestial manifestations
In Revelation chapters 4 and 5 the apostle John explains the vision of God seated on his throne. The power of God on the throne is detailed in great detail. Father and of Jesus Christ his Beloved Son. It also expresses beautiful phrases of devotion to God and Jesus the Lamb, the only being worthy and who alone could open the scroll with the revelation of the end times. Thus Revelation 4:8 says Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was and who is and who is to come.
4.- End of the world
All this world chaos will come to an end, famine, wars, collapse of the economy, shortages and persecution of the church of the Lamb are some of the signs of the end times. These signs will be corroborated in the last days and will happen in the end times in a time of tribulations where it will be hard to survive. We read of a great war called Armageddon, a final battle that will affect the whole world and will be before the final judgment.
5.- The final judgment
The final judgment is one of the most iconic events in the book of Revelation. The devil will be bound for a thousand years because of his rebellion against God. This event will take place after the second coming of Christ and the Millennium. At that time God will judge everyone, either by their good works or their bad works and by whether or not they accepted Christ as their Savior. Those who are found guilty will go to the lake of fire and brimstone as eternal punishment for their rebellion against God. On the contrary, those who received and submitted to His power will dwell with Him for eternity.
6.- El Paraíso
The book of Revelation chapter 21 describes a new earth, a new Jerusalem. The earth will be restored and will receive its paradisiacal glory, the planet as we know it will no longer exist, everything will be renewed. Sin will no longer be on the earth, there will be no more pain, no more death, no more hunger, all anguish will cease. All will be at peace and in the presence of God. Revelation 21:1 describes it in the same way when it describes a new heaven and a new earth, because the first heaven and the first earth had ceased to exist, just as the sea had ceased to exist.
Christ will reign on earth
Christ will personally reign on earth and to reign for eternity. In the last chapter of Revelation it states that Christ will return but this time to be King forever. All evil will cease and Jesus Christ will reward those who loved him and kept his commandments, those who persevered in faith and were faithful in spite of life's trials. Revelation 22:12-13 explains that the Lord will reward his children according to what they have done and says at the end that he is the alpha and omega, the beginning and the end.
Accepting Jesus Christ is the guarantee of having a future with Him and His loving Father. Now may be an excellent time to accept Him. Absolutely no one knows when these things will happen but what we can be sure of is that they will happen. Jesus is calling us and wants us to open the doors of our hearts to rejoice in His bosom for eternity.