Are you confused by the great variety of interpretations of the book of Revelation, such as the preterist, the historicist, the futurist, the idealist, and an eclectic approach that embraces the strengths of all these? Would you like a clear understanding of various millennial approaches related to the last times? In this book of sermons on Revelation, Joel Beeke gives you all this and much more as he preaches through Revelation in a thoroughly biblical, doctrinal, experiential, and practical way intended to comfort and mature believers, to warn the unsaved to flee to Christ for salvation, and to exalt Christ as the King of kings and only Head of His church.
“‘The devil has no argument and no case to bring against us because Christ has died and has been raised from the dead. Our sin has been paid for once and for all; thus, Satan can no longer accuse us or terrify us by showing us our sin. Christ has been raised for our justification. It is just as if we have never sinned.’” (Page 348)
“But we believe that the entire book of Revelation is addressed to the whole church of Jesus Christ in every age under all circumstances.” (Page 22)
“First, it comes to us from God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Page 11)
“Fourth, this book is communicated as prophecy. John says in verse 3, ‘Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy.’ We usually understand a prophecy as something that foretells the future. But in the Bible, most prophecy does not speak about the future as much as it applies the Word of God to the present situation. There may be indications about the future, but by and large prophecy is given so that we may know how to live for God’s glory in the present.” (Page 13)
“In accord with many Reformed theologians, I propose an eclectic approach that accents the idealist or iterist approach. This approach has also been called the parallel or cyclical view of Revelation. Imagine a man with a video camera who is recording a church congregation.” (Page 9)