Revelation (Francois du Toit)
The book of Revelation is perhaps the most abused and misunderstood book of the Bible!
Its language is purely symbolic. The rich imagery celebrates the Champion of the Ages, the slain and risen Lamb of God bringing closure to every definition of judgment in his death and resurrection.
Throughout the unfolding conversation, pictures come to mind that have already been part of the narrative of God’s prophetic dealings with Israel for generations, symbolically pointing to a person and a moment recorded historically in time, where the resolve of God concludes powerfully in the glorious triumph of the Lamb over every definition of Devil. In fact, every possible idea of Sin, Judgment, Death, Hades, Satan, Devil, Demon, Dragon, Beast and False Prophet-Prostitute is addressed and dissolved and thus rendered redundant. “These join forces in that hour to wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb defeats them since he is the Lord of lords and the King of kings. And, sharing with him in his victory, are his kindred, recognizing their origin in this conversation; they too are now of the same persuasion. The Lamb led them into freedom from their lost identity, and their doubts.” Rev 17:14
As far as God is concerned, it is indeed, Mission accomplished! The salvation of mankind is no longer a possible outcome of events, it is the grandest announcement of the redemption of the Romance of the Ages!