We are continuing our study through the book of Revelation.
Last week we looked at chapter 4. Chapter 4 is the beginning of the midsection of Revelation. This part will end in chapter 15. This section contains the great apocalyptic visions of the 7 seals, 7 trumpets and 7 vials.
Most of this language is symbolic and there are various interpretations, but we need to understand that these symbols represent realities and not just vague generalities.
For example, the Anti-Christ is called a beast, but he is a real man.
Jesus is referred to as the Lamb, but he is the same Jesus who went up at the Mount of Olives and said he will come again.
These visions within these chapters focus on the coming judgments that will bring an end to this present age.
But since we know that God is still in control, that is what we’ll see in chapter 5.
Remember why we are studying this book. Especially if the church won’t be here for these events, why do we care?