Tonight, I think, will be interesting. Next week should be the beginning of a real understanding of the book of Revelation. I’ve got to lay a predicate. I’ve got to give you background in order to understand how we’re approaching it. But you should find that the mysteries of both books, actually, begin to open to you. If that’s the case, then we’re being successful in this approach. One of the things I’ve found out is once I began to understand the book of Revelation, many mysteries in the Gospel of John began to unfold. I didn’t understand certain things about the Gospel of John. Once you begin to understand, to read the books together, there are mysteries in the Gospel of John that are opened up by Revelation. So, we’ll see some of that tonight. I’ll share some of that with you.
Last time, we looked at Continue reading Revelation-Warren Gage-GCC-Class 04
Our subject for tonight is going to be the identity of the great whore found in Revelation 17. There are two questions that you have to answer before you can understand that book. One is what is the great city? That one is much easier to answer. We’ll be looking at that. I can identify. What is Babylon? That will be easy to address. But the identity of the whore is more problematic. John will tell us it will take a heavenly wisdom to identify her. We’ll look at that tonight.
We had one clue last week in the parallel correspondence between the Gospel and Revelation in that, uniquely the whore Babylon has a scarlet robe and a cup of loathsomeness; abomination. There’s only one other character in all of John’s writings that has that same scarlet robe and a cup of loathsomeness. To our great surprise, it is Continue reading Revelation-Warren Gage-GCC-Class 03
Warren: Tonight, I think, is going to be very special. I want to help you with understanding this glorious book of Revelation. Tonight’s going to be quite an experience. I’m glad you’ve got the notes. That was something that was added at the last minute. I appreciate TJ copying all of that off and giving it to you, so at least you have something in front of you that you can follow if you want. I’ll be using the slides up there, I guess. Anyway, let’s begin.
I want to begin with a massive, massive shift in your thinking on the book of Revelation. I want to begin by suggesting to you that the book of Revelation and the Gospel of John are Continue reading Revelation-Warren Gage-GCC-Class 02
Warren: The topic is about our Lord Jesus. The theme of this book is it is an invitation to a wedding. That’s the grand message of Revelation. It’s telling you about your destiny as the bride of Christ. What does that mean? From beginning to end, that is the grand theme, that Jesus has come to rescue you and He has a heavenly destiny for you. We will spend a lot of time talking about heaven. There’s so much in this book, and elsewhere, about heaven.
Where will we spend eternity? How will we relate to Jesus? What does it mean that we are the bride of Christ, this magnificent doctrine that is the culmination of this grand book? And so, we’re going to have some wonderful times together. We’re going to look at this book in a fresh way. My goal tonight is for you to understand Revelation 1 and to see Continue reading Revelation-Warren Gage-GCC-Class 01