HERE AT LAST is the first eBook edition of my 658-page book, “The Essential Apocalypse – Making Sense of the Book of Revelation”. (Front and rear covers above). You will find the download link for it at the foot of this piece as a free downloadable, fully interactive PDF file. This book was first conceived many years ago, but initially only as an in-depth article. It was finally begun as that article in July 2021. Then it quickly turned into a lengthy essay. Then it rapidly turned into a book — the book that you now see here.
The first draft manuscript was pored-through by proof-readers, two of whom have made comments which now grace the Readers’ Comments on page 4 of the book. They look like this:
You will see there that one of the readers had to adjust to my style, which in this book is informal and conversationally tries to engage with readers at a personal level. I wanted this work to be as jargonless and as free from classic ‘Christian’ clichés as possible. I am not ‘preaching to the choir’ but to the world. I have wanted to make the Book of Revelation as transparent as possible to anyone interested in it. And there is much interest in that Book today, mainly through certain elements which have caught the imagination of those who are interested in the many conspiracies which abound in this world, such as the number 666, the ‘mark of the beast’, the four horsemen, the “two witnesses”, and the so-called Millennium. So much baloney has been spoken and written about those elements that I wanted to set the record straight. I am not part of any sectarian belief system (e.g. dispensationalism) and have endeavoured to bring an objective, rational analysis to the text which is compelling in its presentation of what I believe to be the truth and heart of the text.
The Book of Revelation is not a mere florid analysis of the so-called Endtimes. It has been relevant throughout the entire age — from the ascension of Christ to His return, which period is the main focus of that Book. For it seeks to reveal what has been God’s plan of the ages in having what Satan usurped once more “become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ”. It is the revelation of how Christ has uniquely forged that restoration, which we see through His opening of the scroll with its seven seals, which open out into the seven trumpets, which open out into the seven bowls of Divine fury. I hope that I have conveyed that revelation in all its glory.
There are serious warnings in the Book of Revelation to anyone who adds to the text or who takes away from it. I can assure you that these warnings have continually been in the forefront of my mind as I wrote. Now, after having just gone through the book once more with a fine toothcomb, I am satisfied with the contents and it is being made publicly available. (If any readers have an earlier (therefore incomplete) draft of the book in their possession, please could you delete it now). After a few months of the book being available in eBook format (during which time any corrections could be made if suggestions are received), it could be made into a physical, printed book if funds can be raised. I present it to you now (in the link below to version v.1.4) as an encouragement and it comes to you with all my love. 💝
10th June, 2022.
© Copyright, Alan Morrison, 2022
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