Dating the book revalation
the living elect of God who, by definition, must be the true church.
In addition, Christ tells John that it is imperative that believers read and heed the message of the book because what will occur in the future is critically important for every child of God going into the last days.
This article is primarily directed toward those readers who are well versed in or at least familiar with differences between these two programs.
In addition to this article, readers may find it helpful to study the other articles under the "Rightly Dividing the Word" heading of this web site.
Several hundred years before the Lord came to earth to die on the cross, He communicated through an angelic messenger to Daniel, the prophet, essential information about the end times.
The Lord, Himself, as recorded in the Olivet Discourse in the New Testament, taught His disciples more truth about the sequence of events that would lead to the end times and His return.
This group of books, plus Deuteronomy, is called the "Deuteronomistic history" by scholars.
His Second Coming will be as judge of the world, unlike the first time when He came to die for mankind's sin.
The primary focus of this article is to convey who comprised the membership of the seven churches of Asia, to whom the book of Revelation was written, and to which dispensation they belong.
Uncovering evidence that the book of Revelation was written prior to the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD is only of secondary concern.
Revelation was written to those in Israel who believed in Jesus Christ, by an apostle of the circumcision, for direct application in the "kingdom" dispensation which was prophesied in the Old Testament.
This article is divided into three major sections: Introduction A summary of the findings in this document Section I: Historical Evidence for Dating the Book of Revelation Section II: A Theory to Consider: Jews were Scattered into Asia during the 60's Section III: Scriptural Evidence that Revelation was written to Assemblies of Jews Conclusion Appendix: The KJV Text of Revelation Chapters 1-3 From the time that God made His covenant with Abraham and throughout the Old Testament and Jesus Christ's earthly ministry, God gave prophecies to the nation of Israel about their future kingdom to be ruled by the Messiah (Christ).
It is the Revelation about Jesus Christ as ultimate Judge, which gives us a synthetic view of both Daniel and the Olivet Discourse.