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    University and author of Revelations: Visions, Prophecy, & Politics in the Book of Revelation, attempts to demystify the Book of Revelation, interpreting the book in the historical context of the time of its assumed author, John of Patmos. She emphasizes that Revelation is wartime literature, written as anti-Roman propaganda, and she asserts that apocalyptic literature…

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    Background John was called by Jesus when he was with his brother James on the shores of Galilee. This calling occurred early in Jesus’ Ministry (John Exiled, 2013). The brothers were fishermen by trade, and preparing to cast their nets when Jesus called them. The story is recorded in Matthew 4, and reports that after the Lord’s call, they immediately left their nets and their father, and went and followed Him (Holy Bible, NIV, 2016). We are not certain if John heard about Jesus ministry…

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    earth in the days of judgment, sounds like something you would hear in the trailer of an apocalyptic thriller. Well in fact the book of Revelation which is the last book in the Bible speaks of an apocalyptic prophecy; the book is written by the Apostle John who is imprisoned on the island of Patmos. John, an elderly man, receives a vision of this revelation from an angel and was instructed to write what he had seen. The book encourages Christians to prepare for the return of the savior Jesus…

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    Revelation 1: 1-20 Summary

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    Revelation 1:1-20 introduces John, a witness of the word of God through Jesus Christ. God gave Jesus Christ a revelation of the things that must happen soon. Jesus Christ sent an angel to his servant John, where he then reveals of all he has seen. John reveals that those who listen and obey are blessed, for the time for God to come is near. This sections serves as an introduction to the mysteries that are about to be revealed through John. It also demonstrates that although John is the writer,…

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    The Apostle John

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    The Apostle John, having been exiled to the Isle of Patmos by Roman Emperor, Domitian, writes in the first chapter of the Book of Revelation that he was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day and was privileged to see a vision of the resurrected Lord Jesus Christ. It is in that vision that we read about Him Who is “like unto the Son of man”, and the majestic description of the Lord in all His glory as He walks among seven golden candlesticks. What does all of that glittery language mean? The…

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    Disciples The twelve disciples walked with Jesus and were with Him throughout His ministry. They experienced firsthand everything that Jesus did throughout His time here on earth. A few of the disciples wrote books of the Bible in the New Testament. The twelve disciples were Peter, his brother Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, Simon the Zealot, Jude, also called Thaddeus, and Judas Iscariot. Andrew, Peter’s brother, was a fisherman from…

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    John was about thirty years old when Jesus made that statement. More than sixty years later, John had lived through the destruction of Jerusalem and seen the day when each of the other apostles had died. It had been thirty years since the last apostle had died and John is now nearly a hundred years old and he is in prison on Patmos Island. John was, “In the spirit on the Lord’s Day” (Rev. 1:10). Perhaps, the exact meaning of that statement is not fully known; however, one might imagine John…

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    Jesus then tells John to write down everything he sees and hears and to give it to the Seven Churches of Asia. Each church would get a special gift if they follow what John tells them. What John then describes afterwards is extremely confusing. Most likely it is a depiction of the end of the world. It could also be the depiction of events that took place before or after the time of this books publication. To continue with the description of the book, John opens seven seals. The first four seals…

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    or large. At the Boys and Girls club I was thought varies ways to overcome my anxiety, things like: hosting events (MC) and even talking in front of small audience. As of right now I am very proud to say I no longer have stage fright. I am proud to say that I host (MC) all the events that is going on at the Florence Degeorge Boys and Girl Club. There was a boy name John, who was very timid to the point he was afraid of interacting with the other kids around him. I took the…

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    Foreshadowing plays a large part in the novel “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck. He sets the scene at the beginning of the chapter with a specific amount of light and dark, and coming from either the natural light of the sun or some type of electric light source. This setting foreshadows the entire chapter in saying whether what happens will turn out positively or negatively. Not only that, but at many different points in the book, the characters foreshadow the end of the book through their…

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