The first readers of the book of Revelation were members of seven churches in Asia Minor. These believers were facing difficult and harsh circumstances, so much so that they must have often raised these profound questions: Why are we suffering? Who is in control? Where are things headed? In this book, Roger Ellsworth opens up the message of Revelation, showing how the Lord Jesus sent it to those believers to assure them both that he is in control of all things and that he and his people will finally triumph over all their difficulties. The good news is that this encouraging message applies equally to believers in every age.
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In this book, Roger Ellsworth has done a stupendous service for us all, with his highly informed and winsome eye-opener on the last book of the Bible. Scripture students and preachers worldwide will not have to look further for sheer clarity of exposition coupled with glowing comfort for followers of the Lamb in every generation.
—Richard Bewes, former rector, All Souls Church, Langham Place, London
Opening Up Revelation does precisely what it suggests: clarify and simplify John’s apocalyptic visions in ways that provide us with fresh and appealing snapshots of both John’s time and our own. Bridging the two horizons of the first and twenty-first centuries, this book will prove an ideal aid to Bible study, opening up for a new generation of believers John’s vision of a ruling, reigning, returning Christ whose purpose for the church remains the same: to bring glory to God in whatever circumstance she may find herself in.
—Derek W.H. Thomas, professor of historical and systematic theology, RTS Atlanta
Roger Ellsworth is currently the pastor of Parkview Baptist Church in Jackson, Tennessee. He is the author of over 50 books, including many titles published by Day One.