Black Christians : No Fear!...The Book of Revelations: Rejoice...

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  1. Chevron Dove

    Chevron Dove Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    No Fear! . . . The Book of Revelations:
    Rejoice and be Exceedingly Glad


    Introduction--
    Part of my foundation was in the Black Church, but as I gained the opportunity to move around a lot, I was also able to visit other Churches with mixed congregations as well. Nevertheless, there was never a time in all of my life that the Book of Revelations had been explained to any great depth, neither by a pastor nor in Bible Study classes. Most of the time, this last book of the Bible was always concluded upon with a certain mysterious tone. The tone imposed was that of doubt and fear. The message conveyed was that of uncertainty. From the pulpit, I heard that we are still waiting for most of the things mentioned in the Book of Revelations to happen such as a time when ‘the mark of the beast’ would occur and when the 144,000 should be marked. Haven’t these events already occurred? Because of so much unexplained events in Revelations again, fear has become the mode. Should we dread the day of deliverance? Fear can be a perspective. It can be a vexation, however, it can also be a healthy precaution. Should we have fear? Most of the prophets write that fear in which conflicts with the work of righteousness is a sin but, the fear of God-our-Creator is vital. He can and has rejected souls; that is utter judgment. That is the judgment of Satan and many other lost souls. Therefore, the understanding of the Book of Revelations should become most paramount for those of us whom seek a better existence than the present. John reveals through this very book that the sins and rebellions of many and the governments that they have formed are based upon pride, arrogance, hatred, envy, murder, lies and exploitations and has caused many to err. He also reveals that God has tracked these governments throughout time and has foreseen their free will choices to deceive and to hurt innocence. John writes about their ending. This book was written for us to understand not to refrain. The sooner we understand the better we stand with a chance of redemption. Don’t wait. It should be read with both a mind of soberness and with an expectation of the hope of deliverance. We should read it with rejoicing in our hearts if we love our Creator and if we desire to be with him. Now is the time to understand. The fourth and the last book of my series [not in print] is solely based upon the Book of Revelations and, I wish to share some of my research now, in hopes that it might help someone:

    ABOUT JOHN, the author-- [Part I]
    He was an apostle, one of the twelve chosen by Jesus. He was aged by the time he wrote this book in A.D. 90 [92 R. T.] and by this time, a lot had happened since the early days of the setting up of the Roman Empire government. Since the time of the Crucifixion, it had been 56 years and John, like all of the other apostles, had long since been gone from the streets of Jerusalem. Jesus called John and his brother James, ‘the sons of Thunder’. John was the apostle that leaned on Jesus’ chest which was on the Day of Ascension. The Roman government began to make edicts to scatter [Exodus] the Jews from their homelands in ‘the Middle East’ beginning in A.D. 66 up until there was a Third Jewish Revolt, upon which time the Jews became completely outlawed to even enter into their lands:

    44 BC, March 15 ------------- Julius Caesar assassinated on the IDES of MARCH
    AD 2, April 17 --------------- the appearance of the new moving star; the Birth of Jesus
    AD 33 ------------------------- Crucifixion
    AD 66 ------------------------- Masada; 1st Jewish Revolt; Diaspora
    AD 90 ------------------------- Book of Revelations completed
    AD 132-3 --------------------- 2nd/3rd Jewish Revolt

    After the Third Jewish Revolt, the Romans changed the name of Judaea to Palestine and it remained as such on the maps of the world for almost 2000 years and up until our modern times in the year A.D. 1945. The western powers of the world then changed the name back to become known as ‘an Israeli State’ and with a stroke of a pen, the Palestinians became without a land in that region. But in the beginning days of the Roman Empire, Jesus was born and when he was about thirty years old, he moved ahead of the intentions of the Romans in order to help the innocence of this world. By the time that Jesus was Crucified, he had spent about three years teaching his elect and named Peter to be the one upon which the foundation of the new government of God-the-Creator would rest.

    In the AD 60s and about thirty years after the Crucifixion, books began to be written and published about the unfair trial and execution of Jesus. Around this time too, the Romans decided to change the PASSOVER observance of the Jews to be held the same time as their Roman EASTER rituals and on March 15th, the second day of Passover (the Feast of Breads), this time was marked by Peter of whom was briefly imprisoned by a Herod. Ironically, this time was also marked by the very death of one of the Herods for instead of Peter being crucified as planned, it was Herod who died on THE IDES OF MARCH. The Romans began to do away with a lot of ethnic factions and they began to persecute the Christians at this time as well. In A.D. 70, the Romans abolished the Jewish high council, the Sanhedrin, and demolished the Temple of God and in its place, they began to build a temple of Jupiter that became known as Capitoline. It was also around this time too, that the construction of the Roman Coliseum began and after ten years, it was completed in Rome and in Central Italy and in A.D. 80. But shortly thereafter Peter escaped Crucifixion in Jerusalem in the A.D. 60s. He and many Jews left Jerusalem at that time. Peter eventually went to Turkey and it was in this country that the Churches of God were set up. Eventually and in A.D. 90, Seven Churches of God in the western parts of Turkey (Anatolia/Asia Minor) became consecrated byway of John-the-Revealer’s writings. The Book of Revelations begins with John’s account of his experience with a meeting of the Holy Spirit. His vision of which he had on the Greek Isle of Patmos and of which he put to script in AD 90, bares record of the Consummation of the Seven Churches of God in Turkey with that of Jesus Christ [‘Consummation’; ‘a coming together’; the Bride and the Bridegroom]. These seven churches then, became the headquarters during the Roman Empire times.


    Cont.
    A Brief Account of the Romans [Part II]
    The Book of Revelations--An Overview [Part III]

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanhedrin- - The Sanhedrin
    http://faculty.bbc.edu/rdecker/phd/depriest/2jewrev.html- - The Jewish Revolts [A.D. 66-132]
    http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/religion/jews/secondrevolt.htm - - [Second Jewish Revolt]
    http://www.jewishhistory.com/jh.php?id=Roman&content=content/bust_hadrian- Capitoline
    http://www.keyway.ca/htm2001/20010502.htm - - Sons of thunder
    http://www.livius.org/caa-can/caesar/caesar_t09.html- Julius Caesar
     
  2. cherryblossom

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    Interesting read, Sister C.


    No, I have no fear of Revelation.
     
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    There's fear in revelation for those who do not understand; but those who are faithful and true to the King for His sacrifice for our sins, which He did in love and devotion, they will have understanding, and thus, have no need to fear. For those who believe in the Son and His works and resurrection from the dead on the 3rd day, and who He is and who He was sent by, they will have wisdom to all which has been told in prophecy and will not fear the things which are to come.
     
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