Chapter 1, Verse 1 by Tom Allen

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The Book of Revelation is not about the destruction of the world. It is about the revealing of Jesus Chris, in you. "Chapter 1, Verse 1" explores the manifestation of Christ within us by providing a verse by verse explanation of the symbolism found in the Book of Revelation. It explains how and why this last book of the Bible reveals the mystery of God, Christ in you. Here is the "return" of Jesus Christ, the one who said, "…I am with you always." Christ is revealed in us, to us and through us.

Excerpt from 'Chapter 1, Verse 1': The scroll or ‘little book’ found in the right hand of the Lamb of God has writing on both the front and back. Interestingly, the paper of ancient times used papyrus reeds cut into strips and placed horizontally to dry. Once dry, more papyrus strips were laid at right angles and glued in place. Finally, after polishing, the paper was ready to use. Writing was done with the grain. When writing on both sides of the paper, as with the scroll, the writing on one side would be written at a ninety degree angle when compared to the opposite side, due to the grain of the paper. Whoever reads the scroll would have to, at times, turn it ninety degrees to understand it.

The writing on both the front and back of the scroll is similar to the way information about the revealing of Christ is given to us in the Book of Revelation. We have to look at Revelation from a different angle, a different perspective, if we are to understand its meaning. The Book of Revelation is like a stereo-gram picture, a picture hidden within a picture. On the surface it paints an image of war, famine, death, and destruction. But when we change our focus, we will see the hidden picture, one of Christ manifested within his people.
 

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Published July 28, 2010 by Tom Allen (DBA) Alabaster Publishing. 224 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference.

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