Who Is The “Will Be” of Revelation?

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Hi M____,

This is a book which is addressed to “the seven churches.” But the seven churches are not in Christ’s “right hand.” He merely “walks among them.” It is only those who are “in Christ’s right hand who will understand and “do the sayings of the prophecy of this book.” To all others, ” keeping the sayings of the prophecy of this book” will remain a mystery:

Rev 1:3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.

This is how this book is introduced and this is how it ends:

Rev 22:6 And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.
Rev 22:7 Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.

And then we are told that if we don”t “keep the sayings of the prophecy of this book,” then “our part… in the things which are written in this book will be taken away:”

Rev 22:18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
Rev 22:19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
Rev 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

The emphasis is always “I come quickly,” demonstrating the ” Is, Was and Will Be” nature of God’s Word.
So yes, even though this entire book has a “Will Be” application to it, that application is for the ‘called but not chosen.’ The “few chosen” always “keep the saying of the prophecy of this book” because they understand that it applies to every generation since Christ, and that truly “the time is at hand for all of God’s elect to “keep” the seven seals and trumpets and vials. This entire book must be experienced in God’s elect before they can be in a position to judge those who will be judged by them in the great white throne judgment which is the same thing as the lake of fire.
Much of this can be answered in the study of Revelation that is verse by verse being added to the web site each week. It is live streamed on Ustream each Sunday morning at 11:00 a. m. ET, or you can read the study notes that are there, too, if you prefer to read the material. I hope this has helped you somewhat to be able to see that all of God’s elect simply must “keep [ all] the sayings of the prophecy of this book.” Our “part” is the entire book.


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