MAJ (25 Dec 2016)
"Thank You + Animated Conceptual Summary on Revelation (Video: Part 1+2)"


 
Hey doves,

I haven’t posted on here before, but I would like you all to know that I am very thankful for your contributions and time that you have put into your posts. I have been an avid reader of the weekly updates, and am grateful that you all keep me posted on new ideas and thoughts pertaining to the Book of Revelation. 

*Precursor*: The two video links that I am about to post is not a representation of my own beliefs on the Book of Revelation. However, there are some interesting points that will definitely give you an different perspective on how to view things. The series is called the Bible Project, and this is the video (parts 1 and 2) they did on the Book of Revelation. This should be worth a peek to some degree. 

*There is also a link at the end of the second video to see the finished product, but you will miss the explanations that he goes through.*

Part 1:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nvVVcYD-0w&t

Part 2:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpnIrbq2bKo


I, myself, am Jewish by birth, grew up atheist, but came to believe on Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. So, I found the reference to the Church Ages/Lampstands as a menorah—although inaccurate, in my opinion (in the video)—definitely assisted in correcting my view. It helped me get a better understanding: I thought it was initially just different time periods and types of Christians. After one church passed, then the next church dominated. But much like a menorah, the candles stay lit, it’s just that a new candle is lit and becomes the prominence of that time (day for the menorah metaphor). So all the churches can exist at the same time. Of course, this is just a small example; but I found myself seeing this and drawing new understandings and going back to the Bible for more understanding. These videos definitely downplay the intensity and severity of these times that we are living in and will endure through soon; however, this can definitely be used to grow and deepen a stronger relationship with the Jesus HaMashiach!

Thanks for the time. Again, I am posting this here, not because it’s what I believe, but rather, because I appreciate the time you all have spent sharing your thoughts with me. I hope this will give you new conversations to have with God in your prayer life.

Maranatha, my brothers and sisters, and God bless you all!

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Hi Maj,

Welcome to the Doves!
John