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The Apocalypse - Part 2

The Apocalypse - Part 2

The lesson on December 6, 2015 was part 2 of "The Apocalypse" study.  Perspective is the emphasis of this lesson helping us understand how John the revealer is writing Revelation in the context of a future event. The path of how this Revelation is given is from God to Christ to an angel and then to John. We learn when Christ is speaking to Peter when asked who he was, Peter said you are the Messiah, the Son of God was the rock that Christ said that the foundation of the church will be laid.  Not on Peter who denied him three times but on the Son of God.  The perspective of future events means you can't find the seven churches in Revelation being addressed in John's gospel.  John's gospel is written from a different perspective that Matthew, Mark and Luke for it is written for the world and in it John highlights eight signs of the many more that weren't recorded.   The scripture reading was from John 12:37-41 KJV

"37 But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him: 38 That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed? 39 Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again, 40 He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them. 41 These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spake of him."