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When you read the title of this book, isn’t it intriguing? I thought so! But this is not a set of conspiracy theories, or false prophetic words, or anything distorted or erroneous. I’ll give you a hint: it has to do with the Bible! FrontGate Media sent me a copy of Robert J. Morgan’s The 50 Final Events in World History and I couldn’t wait to dig into it. Keep reading for more!
About The 50 Final Events in World History
This fascinating book is actually a guidebook for students wishing to study the Bible book of Revelation! Author Robert J. Morgan (he’s also a pastor) wrote this book after digging into it again on a long car ride with his college intern, who asked him to teach him about Revelation as they drove. Anyone who’s done a Bible study may have studied Revelation. But many of us have found it mystifying and difficult to parse through. Of course, prophetic books are more challenging to interpret than epistles or historical books. And one wants to interpret properly. How exactly is one to study this book?
That is the purpose in mind that Morgan had when he wrote The 50 Final Events in World History. His desire was to make Revelation understandable for the believer who wants to dig in. And, there is a blessing for the student who studies this book. Did you know that Revelation 1:3 proclaims a blessing over the ones who read, hear, and and take to heart what is written in this book? What a great reason to study!
The 50 Final Events in World History is, in my opinion, a fantastic guidebook to use alongside your Bible as you study Revelation. Morgan has observed patterns in the layout of Revelation that will help the student to grasp more of its meaning. He has divided Revelation into 8 major book/timeline divisions, with a title for each one. And then, the fun begins! (Really!) Students are encouraged to mark these in their Bibles as they study. From those divisions and Scriptures Morgan explains and identifies the 50 final events that Revelation says will happen in the end times. His book chapters follow those timeline divisions, and the author explains, verse segment by verse segment, what this Bible book teaches. Here are some of The 50 Final Events in World History chapters and their verses (all verse locations are from Revelation):
- Celebration Erupts in Heaven (4:2-5:14)
- The Lamb Inaugurates the Tribulation–Seal 1 (6:1)
- Dramatic Manifestation of Answered Prayer–Seal 7 (8:1-5)
- Two Super Prophets Are Commissioned (11:1-14)
- The Abomination of Desolation Is Set Up in the Temple (13:14-15)
- The Seven Last Angels of the Last Plagues Appear (15:1-8)
- The World’s Armies Converge at Armageddon (16:13-16)
- The Lord Jesus Christ Returns! (19:11-16)
- Conclusion: The Spirit and the Bride Say, “Come!”
Now, obviously, I didn’t list every chapter from Morgan’s book; you can see that there are verses missing between those I listed. But I hope that from those I listed you can get a flavor of the book, and everything that Morgan covers. Verse by verse, Morgan leads the student through this study. Students are encouraged to mark the 50 events in their Bibles as well. He incorporates other portions of Scripture, like the books of Daniel, and Ezekiel, in his teaching (I’ve always been a fan of letting Scripture interpret Scripture), along with historical data about the geographical areas that these events could occur in. He also mentions current events and how the events of Revelation could eventually unfold from those.
My thoughts about The 50 Final Events in World History
It can be daunting to study the book of Revelation! But Morgan is so encouraging and humble in his exposition and teaching. He understands students’ apprehension, but he also wants to fully equip the believer. Revelation is mysterious, and we may never understand all of it until we get to heaven. But, there is so much we CAN understand, and so, Morgan faithfully leads the student verse by verse through Revelation.
I also appreciated that the author’s recommendation is that readers have their Bibles open to Revelation as they read The 50 Final Events in World History. This is not a book where Morgan’s opinion is what rules. Rather, he leads the student/reader verse by verse through Revelation.
I think that The 50 Final Events in World History provides an opportunity for exceptional Bible study. And I believe that it makes the book of Revelation very approachable and understandable. Isn’t the reason most of us haven’t studied it because we thought it was the opposite of those?
Last, but not least, I found this book to be so incredibly encouraging. We have a God, and a Savior, Jesus, and also the Comforter (Holy Spirit) who are magnificent, perfect, sacrificial–and FULL of love for their created humans. How can you resist a loving God, who, in the last chapter of the Bible (Revelation 22), is still inviting us to come and be in relationship with Him? I can’t, for sure!
I am so happy to recommend this book to you. It is a kind, wise, and loving guidebook whose sole aim is to help students grasp the book of Revelation. Get yourself a copy!
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Thank you for reading. And remember–“The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come!”” Their invitation is for you!
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