Hi @Marilyn C ,
The book of Revelation is the fulfillment of old testament prophecy, and the prophetic words of the Lord Jesus Christ during His first advent. It is the culmination of God's purpose for Israel, as a nation, as priests and Kings, unto God. That is their portion, not that of the Church of the One Body.
The unveiling of the Christ of Old Testament prophecy, is the purpose of the book entitled, 'The Revelation of Christ'.
To interpret the words of Revelation as applying to the Church of the One Body, brings confusion. That company is not the subject of that book, or of old testament prophecy, but is revealed in Ephesians, Colossians, Philippians, 1&2 Timothy and Titus, the epistles of Paul, written from prison. as the Divinely appointed Administrator of the dispensation of the mystery: which came into operation following the temporary laying aside of Israel in unbelief, at the end of the Acts period.
In Christ Jesus
Great to chat with you. Now I haven`t heard of that before, re: Revelation not to do with the Body of Christ. Just for my info (as I don`t want to derail the thread) what about the 7 Churches in Rev. 2 & 3 & the 24 Elders? Who do you believe they are?
All the best, Marilyn.