Book of Revelation includes events of the past, present,
- Revelation 1:19 gives
a clear scope of the Revelation, stating, "Write the things
thou hast seen [past tense], and the things which are [present
tense], and the things which shall be hereafter [future tense].
- When the Apostle John
received the Revelation (approximately A.D. 96), the Gospel Day
had already been operating for sixty-three years (since A.D. 33).
Therefore, some of these scenes were things that had already taken
place, some were taking place as a present-tense reality, and
others would take place in other portions of the Gospel Day.
is much truth to be understood about the events portrayed in the
Revelation. One of those events is the great battle of Armageddon,
the battle of truth against error, which has been going on ever
since the Garden of Eden. If we are going to carry on in our walk
with Christ, we must know who our enemies are. This is the reason
the devil keeps men in darkness. However, the Word of God has
been given to bring understanding in these areas.
The above excerpts are from the following study materials:
of the Wrath of God
by Bro. Emerson Wilson
Book of Revelation Explained, Volume 1
by Earl R. Borders