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PROPHECY BOOTCAMP: Our topic for today is titled “War in Heaven? Part 3” from Dr. Ed Hindson’s book “Revelation: Unlocking the Future.”
Two key factors must be determined in order to interpret the apocalyptic scorecard: (1) Who’s who? (2) What time is it? The timing factor is as important as the identity factor. Are the seven symbolic players involved in past, present, or future conflict? The time of this conflict will determine how one interprets the conflict itself. The other key is deciding who the symbols represent. This determination alone eliminates several false assumptions.
For example, if the woman symbolizes Israel, then the drama takes on a decidedly Jewish flavor. If, however, the woman symbolizes the Church, then the “rest of her offspring” must be Church saints who are suffering persecution during the Great Tribulation. This one identity alone distinguishes between a pretribulational or posttribulational view of the book.
OCCUPY TILL I COME: We are continuing our journey through the book, “Coming Events and Present Duties,” by J.C. Ryle. This section is titled, “Watch” (Part 33) based on the parable of the foolish and wise virgins in Matthew 25:1-13. J.C. Ryle writes:
The company of saints shall be enjoyed without hurry and distraction. The family of Abraham shall no more feel temptations; nor the family of Job, afflictions; nor the family of David, household bereavements; nor the family of Paul, thorns in the flesh; nor the family of Lazarus, poverty and sores! Every tear shall be wiped away in that day! It is the time when the Lord shall say, “I make all things new.”
Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry which publishes a monthly magazine called The Torch Leader. He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University School of Divinity. He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica for over twenty-seven years. God has blessed their union with seven children. Find out more at www.danielwhyte3.com. Follow Daniel Whyte III on Twitter @prophetdaniel3 or on Facebook.