I have been teaching a class this term on Messianic Prophecies: The Old Testament in the New. First we studied typology, the principle that many of the things in the OT are simply shadows of what was to come in the New, and then covenant theology, the fact that God relates to mankind through a series of binding agreements that outline mutual responsibilities. The last part of the class has focused on the book of Revelation and the study of eschatology or the end times.
During our last few weeks, I have been disturbed once again with some of the bizarre interpretations of the book of Revelation. I had the chance to pull out my own devotional studies of Revelation and read them to the class. I did not attempt to define what "666" means or who the Antichrist is or may be. In my book, I determined to recapture the promise found in Revelation 1:3: "Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near."
When is the last time Revelation was a blessing to you when you read it? If it's been a while, it's because of how the book has been misread and misused. With that in mind, I am doing two things in writing this post.
First, I am attaching one of the 45 study installments from my Revelation studies for you to review. If you would like to see more, they are available on my website. This will give you an idea of how I approached the book and my commentary on it.
Second, I am looking for someone to help me publish my studies in book form. We can do this for only $2,500 and help restore this wonderful book to the devotional and study life of many.
Can you help me publish these studies? Perhaps the Lord has blessed you and you can cover all the expense. Maybe you can pay for a portion. Whatever you can do can be given through my website or by sending a check to PurposeQuest, PO Box 91099, Pittsburgh, PA 15221-7099. Of course, all contributions are tax-deductible. Better yet, all contributions will help exalt God's word, a Word that at least in Revelation has been tarnished and confused.
Thank you for considering my request! Please do whatever God tells you to do.