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Revelation is a very difficult Book full of many metaphors. Many today adhere to an interpretation that has only been around for less than 200 years (Darby in 1830, then Schofield around 1900, and more recently LaHaye etc.). This modern view, called dispensationalism (a type of futurism), seems to be the dominant view of today’s church. If you study His Word daily, you may be scratching your head a lot over how this modern day view fits into Scripture. Although not very popular, there are three other basic views of Revelation as well, known as preterism, idealism (spiritual/allegorical) and historicism. The view of some is even a combination of more than one of these views. The view I have does not perfectly fit into any of these views. With this book my goal is to interpret Scripture with Scripture. In an effort to do so, I hope to express the Biblical view as best I can. My first book, titled The 7 Feasts of a Highly Effective God, detailed how Jesus Christ fulfilled all 7 Feasts/Holy Convocations from Leviticus 23: Trumpets, Day of Atonement, Tabernacles, Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits and Weeks. My first book was a major learning breakthrough for me. Learning that the 7 Feasts/Holy Convocations from Leviticus 23 have already all been fulfilled in Christ has helped me to better understand His Word. Starting at the overshadowing by the Holy Spirit on the Festival of the Light at Hanukkah (called Feast of Dedication, and affirmed by Jesus in John 10, added in 165 B.C.), to His Birth nine months later at Trumpets (2 Days Feast, 2nd Day added in 500 B.C.), then eight days later He fulfilled the Circumcision Covenant given to Abraham on the Day of Atonement, then He Tabernacled amongst us for 33 years in a Human Tabernacle/Temple, without sin, becoming our Passover Lamb for the Feast of Unleavened Bread, after three days and three nights, He rose from the dead on First Fruits, which is the first day of the Week of Week 1 of the 7 Weeks of 7, or 49 Days, in which Jesus appeared to even up to 500 at one time, proving that He not only conquered sin, but that He conquered sin and death! Then the very next Day was Day 50, Pentecost, the Day the Holy Spirit, our Helper, was given! This is the Full Gospel Message!The Book of Daniel is very important in studying Revelation. In Daniel 9 we see the 70 Weeks, or 70 times 7, or 490 years. In Daniel 9:24-27, we see the numbers in the order of 7, 62, and 1; by adding the 3 together we get the 70. There is a reason why Daniel lists them as 7, 62 and 1. We know that Daniel is using the term “Weeks” as blocks of 7 years, and I also believe Daniel uses the term “Weeks” to help us make the connection to the, Last and Final, Feast of Weeks, tying the 49 Days to the 490 Years. Meaning the earthly Work of Christ in a Human Tabernacle/Temple was fully fulfilled at Day 49 and the earthly stone Temple was fully fulfilled at 490 Years. The first 7 marks the time from the decree to rebuild the 2nd Temple to the finishing of the 2nd Temple, which was, 7 times 7, or 49 years. Then we have, 62 times 7, or 434 years to the rededication of the 2nd Temple by herod, which coincided with the Dedication/Circumcision of the Christ Child at the Temple as seen in Luke 2. Jesus, the Word that became Flesh and Tabernacled amongst us (John 1), is the long awaited actual Tabernacle/Temple of God, not a shadow Tabernacle/Temple (Hebrews 8:5 and 10:1). Then after the 62 Weeks the Messiah is cut off/Crucified. “Destroy this Temple and I will raise it up in three days” (John 2:19). Let’s journey together through Revelation, using Scripture to interpret Scripture. We will learn how today’s totally dominant dispensational view of Revelation is one big lie.