The Book of Revelation: Unlocking the Future

by Glen H. Jones

The last fifty years have given renewed interest to biblical prophecy-probably heightened by wars in Korea, Vietnam, and the Balkans. In addition, countless acts of terrorism, especially in the Middle East, have brought increased attention to the Second Coming of Christ and other end-time events. Hindson's book on the Revelation throws great light on the certainty of the Second Coming of Christ who will, on the one hand, bring judgment on those who reject so great salvation, and on the other hand will usher in His millennial kingdom and a state of everlasting peace and righteousness. The author believes that the Rapture of the church precedes the Tribulation. Hindson rightly contends that the Rapture of the church falls next in God's prophetic calendar. This will be followed by the period known as the Great Tribulation. The Jewish people will suffer terribly as Satan and his host exert one last futile effort to thwart the purposes of God. The Battle of Armageddon will cost the lives of two hundred million unbelievers whose purpose is to destroy the Jews. The millennial (1000 years) reign of the Lord Jesus Christ will be an unprecedented period of health, safety, prosperity, peace and righteousness. And no wonder: Satan will be bound in the bottomless pit for 1000 years. After the millennium, Christ will usher in the new heavens and the new earth for an eternity of blessedness. Careful readers will notice that the author believes that the seven churches of Asia Minor are seven literal churches and do not necessarily represent historical periods of church history. Theologically, this is known as the pre-millennial return of Christ. Those who read this book will find that Hindson takes complicated material and makes it understandable.