Kevin Heckle (11 Nov 2011)
"Keith C: Revelation addressed to the church"

 

Keith,

I would strongly disagree with your assertion that the book of Revelation is not addressed to the Church.  Clearly, the Scripture itself declares it a letter from John to the seven Churches which are in Asia, by which we modern Christians descended.

 

Rev 1:3-4 KJV - [3] 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. [4] JOHN TO THE SEVEN CHURCHES which are in Asia: Grace [be] unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;

 

Furthermore, we are of the adoption.

 

Eph 1:5 KJV - Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

 

They are not all of Israel, which are of Israel.  The children of the PROMISE are counted for the seed of Israel, which we of the adoption are!

 

[4] Who are Israelites; to whom [pertaineth] the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service [of God], and the promises; [5] Whose [are] the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ [came], who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen. [6] Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they [are] not all Israel, which are of Israel: [7] Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, [are they] all children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called. [8] That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these [are] not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed. - Rom 9:4-8 KJV

 

I would submit to you that Daniel 9:24 has been mostly fulfilled.  Christ on the Cross made reconciliation for iniquity, made an end of sins, etc.  The most Holy was anointed at His Baptism (Jesus).  The Spirit descended upon Him like a DOVE.  God confirmed, “This is MY SON, in whom I am well pleased.”!!!

 

I can also demonstrate that from the decree until the crucifixion of Christ, there was 69.5 heptads (weeks) of years, leaving ONLY a half-week, 42 months, unfulfilled.  Finishing the transgression, the final defeat of the rebellious Satan and his minions will be accomplished fulfilling the final half-week.  Nowhere in the Bible can you find anything but a general 3.5 year Great Tribulation period, a time equivalent to the 3.5 year Ministry of Christ ending at Calvary.  Satan, through the AC will have 42 months, at the end of which he will be cast into the lake of fire finishing the transgression.

 

In Christ,

Kevin H.