Re: Tell me the actual order of the chapters in Rev.?
As Iím sure you know, one of the trickiest things about interpreting a book like Revelation has to do with providing a definite timeline for its fulfillment. The most logical assumption to make is to state that the chronological order is simply the order in which the text appears, and in most cases, thatís true. But, thatís not always the case, and the book of Revelation is a prime example! To me, the order of the text in Revelation is merely the order in which John received his vision of the end times and wrote it down, which is not necessarily the order in which it will be fulfilled. For example, I believe that the seven seals in and of themselves are in chronological order, as are the seven trumpets and seven vials. But this does not mean that all the seals come before all the trumpets, and that all the trumpets come before all the vials. I believe there is overlap, and that the series of seals, trumpets, and vials begin at different points but reach their conclusion at the same time: the end of the Great Tribulation.
Originally Posted by vinsight4u8
For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth.
-- Job 19:25