Dear Friend,After a rather interesting spring—snow in May?—we’ve finally come to the beautifulsummer season. As much as we look forward to our outdoor activities, we as believerslook forward even more to the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ. But the events of theend times, as outlined in the book of Revelation, strike fear into a lot of people—evensome Christians.So I wanted to devote this edition of
to examining thisextraordinary book, to shed some light on its imagery, and to attempt to answer a few ofthe most popular questions people have about it. Of course, volumes have been writtenabout the book of Revelation, but I hope we’ll spark your interest and encourage you todig deeply in your personal Bible study.We continue our daily devo section, “God Daily,” in the book of Micah and read allthe way up to the second chapter of Ephesians. I pray you are taking the time tocontemplate the Scriptures daily, and that you continue to be blessed in your quiet time.Dr. Norman Geisler, the author of over 70 books, contributes an article taken from hisstudy,
A Popular Survey of the New Testament.
This overview of Revelation includes bothinternal and external evidence for its veracity and an outline of the contents of the book.Lenya explores one of the clearest biblical themes—the bodily return of Jesus Christ.Her article helps answer the question: What exactly happens before Christ returns?Our “Off the Cuff” section features an interview with Dr. Tim LaHaye. Together, wediscuss how current events confirm and fulfill biblical prophecies, and discover howbelievers are to live in the last days.In “From the Blog,” I’ll answer a reader's question regarding the important distinctionbetween the rapture and the second coming of Jesus Christ. And “Hot Spots” attemptsto uncover the identity of the two witnesses spoken about in Revelation 11.It’s my hope that the great resources, articles, and relevant information within continueto help you grow in your personal walk with Jesus Christ. May God bless you!In His Strong Love,Skip Heitzig
Lenya & Skip Heitzig