Afraid of this book?

It's not that hard to understand if you put it together right . . . God's way.

Seek ye out of the book of the Lord and read, no one of these shall fail, none shall want her mate: for my mouth it commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them. (Isaiah 34:16)

The reason Revelation seems so hard is because it is not the whole picture. If you compare it to a puzzle, as I do on the cover, the book itself represents mostly the edge pieces that define the shape of the picture. If you compare it to a theactrical play, it resembles background and characters with only an outline of the story. The reason? The rest of the picture/story must be found in the prophets, the law, the gospels or the epistles. But in order to insert them into the edge pieces or place them into the story where they really belong, you need to follow the advice given above by Isaiah. This is what I do. Follow along as I lead you and you will see it is not as hard as you think! This book is not written as a theological treatise but one understandable to all. Midwest Book Review on Amazon.com says this:

Rightly Dividing the Book of Revelation

Author J. E. Becker, who has earned a B.S. degree in Geology and who has studied prophetic scripture for over forty years, presents the summit of his [her] life's work in Rightly Dividing The Book Of Revelation, an examination of the Biblical Book of Revelation's texts that offers a shocking perspective upon their true meaning. Stressing that even the most horrific nuclear destruction that man can inflict upon the Earth pales before the wrath that only God is capable of, Rightly Dividing The Book Of Revelation links Old Testament prophesies to the words of Revelation and strongly warns of the great natural catastrophes that will mark Judgement Day. A powerful, zealously written close study, highly accessible to readers of all backgrounds.

Why should you read this book...

...when there are myriads of others on Revelation? Why is this book different from all the others that I know?

First, it is not just a compilation of other writer's conclusions. I found early on that even writer's with the same general view of prophecy differ on the details. I accepted their help as long as it did not contradict some other scripture. Unfortunately, I found, in my 50 years of study, that many of the details that I saw are completely over looked. Consequently, sequences are distorted, and many pieces of the End-Time puzzle were left out entirely, causing authors to draw faulty conclusions. I believe that when every relevant part of scripture relating to the End-Time is used and properly fitted together, only one picture evolves. Here are some of the places I drew other conclusions.

  1. To my knowledge, no other author uses the letters to the churches, with their problems to overcome and their rewards, as a maturity scale for individual Christians. The rewards are graduated and show the positions that believers earn in the Kingdom according to how many problems they overcome. Apparently the Church is ignorant of the Bride's need to prepare to reign.
  2. Although others have noted the 41 phrases of John's scene dividers, "And I saw" or "I looked and behold", they failed to note that these are merely separate pieces to the puzzle. They do not always follow one another in a sequence.
  3. As far as I know, no other author uses mated verses to fit Old Testament prophecies with each other and lock them into Revelation's sequence of events. By this method, both the invasion of Israel and the redemption of the nation of Israel fit into a specific place in the sequence. The prophets Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Joel, Amos, Haggai, Zephaniah, Zechariah and Malachi all contribute to the picture, not to mention the fulfillment of the Jewish Festivals found in the Law or the Psalms, Mathew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21, which also contribute. 
  4. As far as I know, no other author sees seven resurrections (counting Christ's and the two witnesses) occurring at seven different times in the Revelation "as each man (group, company) is resurrected in his own order" (I Cor 15:23).
  5. As far as I know, only one other author divides the peoples in the book like I do. For instance, showing the Sealed Company as the first fruits of the harvest of Jewish believers, while the Woman of Revelation 12 represents the harvest of the whole nation - calling out the true remnant. Another division of peoples separates the "Kings of the Earth", the lovers and allies of the Harlot in Revelation 17, from the "Ten Kings" of the seven headed beast showing that the beast is not the revived Roman Empire in territory, but rather the remnant of its govermental heads in the city of Rome. The "Ten Kings" head up the final empire whose territory is the Middle East. In fact, the "beast that came out of the pit" is the revived Islamic Kingdom who comes to power by cooperating with the city of Rome (the Harlot) and the "Kings of the Earth" for a while, then overthrows them and seizes control of the remaining world.
  6. Others have related the physical judgments to an entanglement of the heavens with the earth, but as far as I know, no one else has identified the invading body or connected it with the sign seen in Revelation 12. In fact, some have distorted the sequence by placing the sixth seal at the end, next to the return of Christ, simply because there is a world wide earthquake. However, there are two worldwide earthquakes, one at the beginning of the Wrath, and the second at the end of the Wrath at the time of Christ's return. Also, no one seems to understand that the earth turns over in the sixth seal making the north pole the south pole and vice versa, scrolling the stars across the heavens by its movement.
  7. No one else suggests two raptures - one of the Church, whose time is an unknown mystery, and one of the Sealed Company and their converts just before the earth overturns and God's Wrath begins. The Jewish remnant and the two anointed witnesses proclaim God's truth to the Beast's Empire during the last half of the prophetic week. While the 144,000 had been sent to the whole world, and gathered in a vast number of Gentiles during the first half of the prophetic week, before the Wrath begins, bringing in the "fulness of the Gentiles."
  8. No other author connects the cataclysmic changes brought about at Christ's return to the shuffling and rearranging of the earth's crust, which provides an entirely new surface to the earth - a new earth. Nor does anyone else suggest that the new heavens come from these same cataclysmic events.

These differences constitute a whole new way to look at the Book of Revelation, making it a "new look at an old book". I have compared the putting together of the various components to working a jigsaw puzzle. The pieces are scattered all through the Bible. The book of Revelation forms the edge, the middle pieces lock together by mated verses from other prophecies to form the center, so that when finished a completed picture comes to view.

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J. E. Becker - Author

ISBN: 1-57921-740-0 (HC), 1-57921-497-5 (SC)
ISBN-13: 978-1-57921-740-2 (HC), 978-1-57921-497-5 (SC)
Format: Soft Cover, 560 pages, $25.00
Format: Hard Cover, 560 pages, $44.99

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