Why should Christians want to study the book of Revelation?

First of all it is a revelation or in other words something that God has revealed to us, His people. If God has revealed something to us in His holy word then it must be important and we should want to study it and understand what it's all about and what it is He wants to tell us. Furthermore, Revelation 1:1 tells us it is the revelation of Jesus Christ. Jesus died for us and is (if we have believed, trusted, and asked Him) our Lord and Savior so why would it not be important to us to study a revelation about Him? Besides all this we are promised a blessing if we read this and heed the words of this prophecy. (Revelation 1:3)

Notice also that it says "this prophecy" not "these prophecies". It's not Revelations but rather Revelation. The entire book is one big revelation, not many small ones. Keep that in mind as you look at the book and it will help you understand. Another thing that helps us understand Revelation is the way it is neatly divided into three parts. These are described in Revelation 1:19 when John is told to write in a book the things he has seen (part one) which at this point consists of a description of Jesus, the things which are (part two) which is a description of the time period we would refer to as "the church age" which is the time in which we are now living, and what must happen after these things (part three).

For those who are frightened by some of the events that take place in part three it is important to note that it's very apparent that part 3 takes place after the rapture of the church. By the church I mean all of the people who have trusted Jesus (and only Jesus) to forgive them for their sins and invited Him into their life as Lord and Savior. If you have not yet done this then you very well should be afraid of the events described in part three as the time is very near.

At the time of this writing we are living in the age of the church of the Laodiceans. This is the very last church of the church age that is suddenly interrupted by the rapture. Those who do not know Jesus when the church is suddenly taken to heaven will immediately find themselves in part three known as the great tribulation. This is not a happy time and wise people will want to pray to Jesus and secure their salvation before the rapture occurs. We are told that no one knows the time or the day when the rapture will occur but we will know that the generation living at the time Israel becomes a nation again (1948) will not pass away until all of this is fulfilled.

I would encourage you to listen to all of the following videos in order. In these videos our pastor, Dan Plourde at the Calvary Church in Jupiter, Florida explains in very plain detail, chapter by chapter, verse by verse the book of Revelation. He does an excellent job of making it all very clear and understandable. As with any part of the Bible it should be studied with the intent that by reading it and understanding it, it would not only give you the knowledge in your head but would also change your life. My hope is that by posting this on my website and leading you to this study that your life will be changed in a powerful and positive way.

Part I
What you have seen...
Video Title Audio MP3 Outline PDF Outline Word
Revelation 1 MP3 PDF Notes MS Word Notes
Part II
What is...
Video Title Audio MP3 Outline PDF Outline Word
Revelation 2.1 - Ephesus MP3 PDF Notes MS Word Notes
Revelation 2.2 - Smyrna MP3 PDF Notes MS Word Notes
Revelation 2.3 - Pergamos MP3 PDF Notes MS Word Notes
Revelation 2.4 - Thyatira MP3 PDF Notes MS Word Notes
Revelation 3.5 - Sardis MP3 PDF Notes MS Word Notes
Revelation 3.6 - Philadelphia MP3 PDF Notes MS Word Notes
Revelation 3.7 - Laodiceans MP3 PDF Notes MS Word Notes
Part III
What must take place after these things...
Video Title Audio MP3 Outline PDF Outline Word
Revelation 4.1 - Chapter 4 Part I MP3 PDF Notes MS Word Notes
Revelation 4.2 - Chapter 4 Part II MP3 PDF Notes MS Word Notes
Revelation 5 - Chapter 5 MP3 PDF Notes MS Word Notes
Revelation 6 - Chapter 6 MP3 PDF Notes MS Word Notes
Revelation 7 - Chapter 7 MP3 PDF Notes MS Word Notes
Revelation 8 - Chapter 8 MP3 PDF Notes MS Word Notes
Revelation 9 - Chapter 9 MP3 PDF Notes MS Word Notes
Revelation 10 - Chapter 10 MP3 PDF Notes MS Word Notes
Revelation 11 - Chapter 11 MP3 PDF Notes MS Word Notes
Revelation 12 - Chapter 12 MP3 PDF Notes MS Word Notes
Revelation 13 - Chapter 13 MP3 PDF Notes MS Word Notes
Revelation 14 - Chapter 14 MP3 PDF Notes MS Word Notes
Revelation 15/16 - Chapter 15 & 16 MP3 PDF Notes MS Word Notes
Revelation 17 - Chapter 17 MP3 PDF Notes MS Word Notes
Revelation 18 - Chapter 18 MP3 PDF Notes MS Word Notes
Revelation 19 - Chapter 19 MP3 PDF Notes MS Word Notes
Revelation 20 - Chapter 20 MP3 PDF Notes MS Word Notes
Revelation 21 - Chapter 21 MP3 PDF Notes MS Word Notes
Revelation 22 - Chapter 22 MP3 PDF Notes MS Word Notes
Presented by: Pastor Dan Plourde
At: Calvary Church in Jupiter, FL
Website by: Jerry L T Pickup
Also visit my main site: Jerry's Place