Saturday, December 20, 2008

Gelen esinleme 4

The writer hears a voice --
Buraya çık! Bundan sonra olması gereken olayları sana göstereyim.
Come here! I will show you those things that will soon happen!

Oh boy! Now, do we get to the black helicopters and millions of Chinese warriors riding horseback across the Gobi and Sahara deserts? The universal product codes tattooed on the forehead? All that exciting science-fictiony stuff?

Now, actually, what we see is the central reality of the universe -- a throne. From the perspective of the throne, the turbulent surging waves of human history are transparent as glass. Surrounding the throne are 24 other thrones, occupied by the symbolic representatives of the church of all ages, adoring the King, and reigning with Him over the affairs of men. And we see representatives of the entirety of the created universe offering unceasing adoration to the Lord.

This book is, after all, first and foremost, the revelation of Jesus. Not history written in advance, of interest to the few, but a paean of adoration to the Lord of history.

As the old cliche asserts, it doesn't matter what the future holds. What matters is Who holds the future.

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