"Study to shew thyself approved unto God,
a workman that needeth not to be ashamed,
rightly dividing the word of truth."
2 Timothy 2:15 KJV
The book of revelation must be read from a "shortly come to pass" perspective -- Rev 1:1, 3. The book touches on many interesting topics not only matters to do with events leading up to and including the day of the Lord but also beyond the New Heavens and earth into the day of the age.
The lesson on December 4, 2016 was part 45 of "The Apocalypse" study. This is the last lesson in this study. Wayne reviews what was covered in the previous lesson, where we learned how mans soul perishes with his body upon death. Scripture tells us that man is like the animals in how they die and return to dust. This is true without the hope of the Jesus Christ and the resurrection. We have learned about the first and second resurrection of the tribulation and how these are particular to Israel. We learn in this lesson of the unique calling we have in this age specifies where we will be after our recurrection, which is different than that of Israel, which is know as His people. They have a special relationship with New Jerusalem which is the mother of them all (as Paul declared in his first ministry). The scripture reading was from Revelation 22:16-21 KJV
This study is presented by Dr. Wayne Stewart and it is intended to help the Christian understand the basics of the principles of rightly dividing the word of truth which is mentioned in 2 Timothy 2:15 "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." This is a fundamental skill if you as a Christian are going to handle the word of God accurately. All scripture is written for our learning providing us doctrine, reproof, correction and instruction in righteousness. It is very important to understand what is written to you as opposed to someone else so you may understand why some things promised in the Bible do not seem to work today. This study will help you determine how to understand what is promised to you so you may have peace in your Christian walk.
Leland Maples runs the LOOP's Ministries (Loved Ones Of Prisoners) and leads a Thursday night bible study held in the Rec Room at Life Change Baptist Church in Odessa Texas. The Rec Room message on Thursday, March 3, 2016 was a special message by Leland entitled "Some Things I Cannot Explain". Special music was by Charles Reynolds.