“The Essential Apocalypse: Making Sense of the Book of Revelation” is ready for download
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
[The copyright on my works is merely to protect them from any wanton plagiarism which could result in undesirable changes (as has actually happened!). Readers are free to reproduce my work, so long as it is in the same format and with the exact same content and its origin is acknowledged]
My Book on the Book of Revelation is Now Complete
LAST NIGHT, I completed the book on which I’ve been working for the last 9 months. Perfect gestation period for a baby! (Though it has been building in my soul for many years). So now I have a first draft with 622 large-format paperback pages (6″ x 9″) containing 202,000 words. That’s the reason I’ve been holed up for months in ‘self-imposed exile’ in a hovel-on-a-hill in Cornwall. The provisional front cover which I designed is attached to this post. The image on the cover is from the 3rd century ‘Papyrus 47’ manuscript of the Book of Revelation showing a fragment of the uncial Greek text with the highlighted letters denoting the Greek numbers for 600, 60 and 6, the famed number of the beast and number of humanity, 666. There has been so much wild speculation about this number 666 and also the ‘mark of the beast‘. So I hope I have infused some sanity and clarity into the midst of that.Read the rest of this entry »
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Reflections on the Real Meaning of Worship
I HAVE BEEN THINKING VERY MUCHLY in recent times about the word, “worship”. Is it just about what people do in a church building or a humanly-constructed temple by rote on a particular day or at an appointed time on a noticeboard? Or is there something much deeper and more spontaneous about it which needs to be grasped, not just intellectually but right down into the depths of one’s very soul? I believe that there is; and I will now develop it below.Read the rest of this entry »
The Real World War Started Long Ago
THE REAL ‘WORLD WAR’ started long, long ago. It is not a war with conventional weapons or even Weapons of Mass Destruction. It is a psycho-spiritual war waged by dark forces — both human and demonic — and it involves a battle not just for the mind but for one’s very soul. No matter how aware one may think one is about what is going down in this world, never has it been more important to ensure that one is working for the right ‘side’ in this conflict, which is building up rapidly to its climax. There can be no neutrality. One is either a slave — to a greater or lesser degree — of the fallen archangel, Satan, and his fellow fallen angels (demons or archons), or one is a disciple of the Christ, and working in tandem with His angels. It is not enough merely to see through conspiracies, discern media lies, and be disillusioned with governance and the direction in which this world is heading. That is mainly an intellectual or philosophical perception. It is certainly a great start, as the plethora of conspiracies, media baloney and governance are essentially of satanic origin filtered through the power-elite under satanic control. But it does not go nearly far enough. One needs to perceive not merely the conspiratorial character of world affairs but also the supernatural origin behind them. For it is a predominantly spiritual battle which leads to mass warfare on the psychological level across this planet, and your mind — for the demonic realm — is the gateway to your soul. As an apostle of the Christ once wrote to the disciples of Christ:Read the rest of this entry »
The Price of Misleading Others Through Fallacious Hermeneutics
[Here is another little extract from the Introduction to the book on which I am working, “The Meaning of Apocalypse – A Primer on the Book of Revelation”. I hope it whets your appetite for more. So far, it stands at 153 large-format paperback pages with over 54,000 words. It could be half finished. Time will tell. I hope it will be as mindblowing to read as it has been to write]
SO MANY HAVE BEEN GIVEN a false understanding of this amazing Book of Revelation. For example, I received a message from a social media friend recently saying that The Book is “nothing more than the dream of a psychotic sadist”. Many others I have encountered think that The Book is just a hysterical rant about the end of the world or a manual about the ‘Endtimes’. I noticed that a number who became excited when I announced that I was going to start writing this book distinctly withdrew that enthusiasm when I announced that the word ‘apocalypse’ is all about the Revelation of Jesus Christ (as the Greek opening to The Book clearly shows) rather than solely about the end of the world. Many erroneously claim that The Book is a Gnostic or Kabbalistic document. It is almost as if there is a deliberate desire to misunderstand or misrepresent The Book. On one website which claims to be “An oasis for the awake”, it is claimed in an article that “the Book of Revelation is a satanic blueprint for slavery and genocide, designed to convince believers that this occult plan is the work of God”, with a nonsensical implication that the vaccine passport for Covid-19 is ‘the mark of the beast’, and that “Lucifer is masquerading as Jesus”. That article could easily have been written by Satan himself.Read the rest of this entry »
Some Thoughts on the Opening of the Seventh Seal [book extract]
[BELOW IS A 2,600-word MINI-EXTRACT from my book-in-progress, “The Meaning of Apocalypse – A Primer on the Book of Revelation”, which so far stands at a total of 140 large-format paperback-size pages and almost 50,000 words. It could be twice that size by the completion. I hope this piece whets your appetite for the whole thing and I commit it to your heart with much love and blessings]
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THE FIRST VERSE OF CHAPTER 8 in the Book of Revelation, in which the seventh seal of the scroll is opened by the Christ (referred to here by His salvific name, “the Lamb”) I believe belongs in this first vignette as a conclusion to all the seals being opened. The second of the seven vignettes would therefore begin in verse 2 of chapter 8 (which will begin in our next chapter below) and conclude at the end of chapter 11. Bear in mind that there were no chapter divisions in the original Greek manuscripts of the Bible. They were later added in translations to break up the text for readers. Chapter divisions first appeared in the thirteenth century and verses were established in the late sixteenth century. Sometimes they are helpful but other times they are rather arbitrary. So the first verse of chapter 8 says: “When the Lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour”.Read the rest of this entry »
4 Mini-Extracts from my Upcoming Book
The Christ revealingly said: “As it was in the days of Noah, so will it be at the coming of the Son of Man” (Gospel of Matthew, chapter 24, verse 37). He was referring there, of course, to His own cataclysmic return at the end of this age, at which time the same level of evil will be found on earth as existed in Noah’s days, when it was said that “the wickedness of humanity was great upon the earth, and every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was altogether evil all the time” (Book of Genesis, chapter 6, verse 5). In Noah’s days, the evil which prevailed was primitive, impulsive, chaotic and wild. In our day, evil wears a suit and tie, a white lab coat and a fake smile with impeccable dental implants. The forces of darkness always use whatever human resources are available at the time. Primitive or sophisticated, it doesn’t matter to Satan. The big difference between Noah’s day and ours is that because of technological capabilities Satan can control the whole world at once — the goal he has aimed at for countless millennia. This is why now, finally, uniquely in history, his one-world government (currently being organised) becomes possible and then his human mouthpiece and front man on earth, the Antichrist, can surely be revealed. Satan thinks he is playing his endgame, his checkmate move. But it is merely the trigger for his downfall and consignment to a fiery oblivion.Read the rest of this entry »
Not All Division is Bad
BE CAREFUL WHEN YOU SAY, “ALL DIVISION IS A BAD THING”. For that is not strictly correct. Gratuitous divisiveness is certainly to be avoided. But the stark reality is that in a world shot through with lies and deception, Truth divides. And the dividing line on this earth is between two distinct camps. 1) Those who further the heavenly kingdom of the Christ, exposing darkness and living in the spirit of Truth and Light, and, 2) those who aid and abet the pretended earthly empire of the fallen archangel, Satan, and his fellow fallen angels (demons) — either through deliberate intent or by default. There are no half-measures in this. One is either in one camp or the other, whether one realises it or not. The Christ Himself said, “Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but division” (Gospel of Luke, chapter 12, verse 51). This is the essence of life on this planet in its current condition.Read the rest of this entry »
Comfort and Assurance in the Book of Revelation
[Author’s Note: I was not going to put out any more extracts from the book on which I am working about the Book of Revelation. But lately, so many people have told me of their confusion about the level of evil in a world that has supposedly been overcome by the Christ that I feel compelled to share this section from the introductory chapter on “The Five Purposes of the Book of Revelation”. It can easily stand alone as an article in its own right. Who knows, I might die before finishing the book and then no one would read any of it! And my chief objects in writing the book are for the comfort of the disciples of Christ and the drawing to Christ and His Light of those who are potentially what I call “disciples-in-waiting”. So below you will find my 6000 words which respond to the question I get asked so much: “If Christ has defeated Satan with his death, resurrection, and ascension, how come the world is still in such a mess and seeming to get worse?” It is my gift to you…]Read the rest of this entry »