Last week, we talked about how it’s best to understand Jesus’ coming to earth as an invasion. He’s invaded to win people back to him. He’s invaded to win back places in our hearts.
Stuff to think about.
Note that the first century Christians would likely have understood the symbolism of Revelation. After all, it was written to them.
Note that as much as we love to say God is in control, at Jesus’ birth, King Herod sought to destroy him, and Joseph and Mary had to run for their lives, to another country. LIFE IS SCARY. IT’S NOT A GAME, IT’S A WAR. EVIL IS REAL.
Note that apocalyptic language is like God pulling back the curtain of human history to reveal to us what is going on behind the scenes, to get us to understand life in a certain way.