A Panorama of Prophecy
Turn to the book of the Revelation, chapter one tonight. And what we're going to do tonight is an addendum to the message this morning. We are bringing a series of messages on Sunday morning entitled "Our Coming King," and it deals with the second coming of Jesus Christ. And it occurred to me that it would be a wise thing tonight to get you ready for that series, to give you an overview of prophecy. And that's what we're going to call our message tonight, an overview of prophecy, or if you wish, a panorama of prophecy. And it is so important that you get mentally, your mind around prophecy in a large scale. And then you can begin to dip the pieces in piece by piece. But so many times that's all we get is piece by piece and we don't see the panorama, we don't see the big picture. I'm reading Revelation chapter one, the first three verses. "The Revelation of Jesus Christ which God gave unto him to show unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass. And he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John: who bare record of the word of god, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand." I love the book of Revelation. May I tell you that Satan hates the book of Revelation. As a matter of fact, there are two books the devil especially hates, one is Genesis and the other is Revelation. It's very easy to see why he hates both of these books, because in Genesis, his doom is pronounced. And in Revelation, it is carried out. But as you contrast the first book and the last book in the Bible, you see the wisdom of God as you put the Bible together because indeed, the book of the Revelation is the golden clasp that binds the entire Bible together. For example, in the book of Genesis, you see the creation of the first heaven and ...
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