Day: Jun 29, 2021

A ‘Taster’ of my Essay on the Apocalypse

Posted on Updated on

The above image is from the 3rd century ‘Papyrus 47’ manuscript, which shows a fragment of the uncial Greek text of the Book of Revelation with the highlighted letters χ, ξ and Ϛ denoting the old Greek numbers for 600, 60 and 6 (666)

[Below, you will find a little 3-paragraph ‘taster’ of the essay on which I am working, entitled “The Meaning of Apocalypse: A Primer on the Book of Revelation”. I hope that reading it whets your appetite to read more. Already at over 40 paperback pages (15,000+ words), it is turning into a little book which I hope will be on my blog before the end of July]

FROM THE START OF CHAPTER 4, which begin the seven visions which reveal what must come to pass throughout this present age, it is important to remember that from this point onward the subject matter of the Book of Revelation is expressly all about what lies behind these words of the Christ which He spoke shortly before his crucifixion: “Now is the judgement of this world. Now the ruler of this world will be cast out” (Gospel of John, chapter 12, verse 31). This is one of the pivotal verses in the whole Bible. The Greek word translated as “ruler” there is ἄρχων, archon, meaning chief or overlord. Through deception and lies, the fallen archangel Satan (for that is the ‘archon’ to whom these words refer) had usurped rulership of the cosmos. How that cosmic satanic usurpation had occurred and how it will be utterly overturned by Divine decree is what the Bible is all about from start to finish and that decree is symbolically summed-up in chapter 5 of the Book of Revelation as the scroll with seven seals. The Book of Revelation, as the final book of the Bible, is a summary recapitulation of that satanic usurpation and its overturning, with the supreme accent on the overturning. It is a saga of the triumph of Light in this cosmos through the One who is the sole Source of that Light and the sole Creator of that cosmos!

Read the rest of this entry »