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Not Another Apocalypse Scenario

Not another Apocalypse scenario from experts, commentators, and observers, please. TV programs, so-called evangelical preachers are laying out scenarios about the end of the age, with Jerusalem and Canaan at centre stage. None makes the claim that John makes in his book the Apocalypse, namely, that Yeshua is the revelation.
Apocalypse (apocalyptic) has come to mean disaster, chaos, destruction, just about anything negative, but not ‘unveiling’ which is what the word means in the New Testament. John’s book clearly puts Yeshua at the centre of God’s throne room and in charge of all developments in heaven and earth.
Off course and misguided, commentators have taken every single likely scenario that appears in John’s prophecy and they play on the fears of humanity while they ignore the role of Messiah in those events. Americans especially are transfixed by the violence and war images. Many seem to think that the ages will wind down with the United States being the sword bearer for the divine forces against the diabolic forces in one cataclysmic battle.
The subject of book of Revelation is things about to happen, not things that may or could happen, but things that must happen. So let’s not be speculating anymore about the path to the end of the ages.
The opening words of the Apocalypse
The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must (dei, Greek) shortly come to pass; (vs 1a)
John’s witness in Rev 6: 1
And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.
I saw
24 times we find the phrase “and I saw” describing things which must shortly come to pass;
After these things
“After these things” appears 3 times in chapters 7, 18, and 19 defining transitions to coming events.
And I looked
Three times, in chapters 6:8 and 14:1 & 14, we read of John’s looking – And I looked – to see coming events.
So, please, think about it. Who schedules and who benefits? Neither theocratic nor secular government, nor any military power makes the day.

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