Apocalyptic Thought in the Scriptures

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Apocalyptic thought deals with the unseen realm, heaven, angels, demons, afterlife, and much more. While there are parts of the Hebrew Bible (OT) that are written from this perspective, it is largely absent in the Hebrew Bible. However, when we reach the Apostolic Scriptures (NT), suddenly we are confronted with a vastly different perspective where there is a focus upon the kingdom of Heaven, angels, demons, afterlife, the Messiah, and many things that were veiled in the Hebrew Bible. This is not because the NT writers were making up something new, it was simply an unveiling (Greek: apocalypsis) of a different perspective; that of what was occurring simultaneously in the unseen, heavenly realm. In this series we will introduce the key parts of apocalyptic thought in the Scriptures which will help to shed light on some of the differences between the Hebrew Bible and the Apostolic Scriptures.

The apocalypsis of Yeshua the Messiah, which God gave Him to show to His servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending His angel to His servant John, who testified to the word of God and to the testimony of Yeshua the Messiah—to everything he saw. How blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and those who hear and keep what has been written in it—for the time is near.

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3 Comments

  1. Sinda Parkins on June 25, 2016 at 10:39 am

    Ryan,
    This teaching is so good!!! You help make Abba’s Word understandable!!
    Todah Rabah for all your time studying and to Mary and your boys for sharing you with us!!!

  2. chava on June 25, 2016 at 10:47 am

    So glad you are studying this topic since it is also one that I’ve wondered about and one that has confused my faith.. The seeming differences between Tanach and Brit explained by differences in FOCUS …also between Judism and Christianity being their respective FOCUS’ ….. well, that “explains” so much! This is extremely helpful to me Ryan….thank you.

  3. Terri Neely on June 25, 2016 at 11:53 am

    Wow! Great study and understanding. It ought to allow us to release the tension between brothers in the Kingdom. I also appreciate having the whole teaching available to us so I can get the entire teaching at one time. Thanks so much!!

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