‘Could the Book of Revelation Be Our Guide to Victory?’

What could be a more appropriate message? God has promised us “victory in Jesus”!

Christians have been arguing about the Book of Revelation for centuries, without ever coming to a universally-held interpretation. Want to start a fight? Start a conversation about eschatology–and duck.

But! We have some guidance from Martin Selbrede, who warns us against adopting carved-in-stone positions and defending them against the rest of the Church.


Martin’s interview (with Andrea Schwartz) on “Out of the Question” is a feast of insight into Revelation and Christian eschatology. I’ve been listening to it all afternoon. It’s 78 minutes long–which for some of us constitutes a serious investment of time–but in the end, well worth it.

A startling message: “There is victory throughout the Book of Revelation… if we have eyes to see it.” Victory for King Jesus, victory for the Church.

An unexpected insight: the books of Genesis and Revelation may be seen as a pair of bookends, between which we find all the rest of the Bible. Remove the bookends, and what do you get?

Anyway, I can’t possibly sum up everything Martin has to say. I’ve provided the link so you can hear it for yourself.

Oh, and one more thing: regardless of your take on eschatology, the important thing is to keep God’s commandments and work for His Kingdom. No Christian can do very wrong, if he does that.

One comment on “‘Could the Book of Revelation Be Our Guide to Victory?’”

  1. Jesus came bringing glad tidings of the Kingdom of God. He came not to condemn the world but to save it. He gave us the Great Commission and He claimed He had the power and authority to fulfill it. We are to be about our Father’s business of trusting and obeying, not browbeating our brethren with our interpretation of how God is going to end the age.

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