The Suffering and Safety of the Redeemed
Symbolism is a regular part of life. Chances are that today you have already used an image to help get a point across while you are talking with someone. We use symbolism and pictures in our language everyday in order to help people better understand what we are trying to say. In this sermon, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones helps us better understand symbolism and the general themes of Revelation. This type of poetic language is everywhere in the Book of Revelation, and it can sometimes be difficult to understand. Many of the symbols in this book are repeated, and The Doctor points out that this argues for a sort of parallelism. He sees the book as being divided into two main divisions with various subsections. The first division is about the struggle of Christ and the church against unbelievers, while the second is regarding the struggle of Christ and the church against the devil. The battle between God and Satan, says Lloyd-Jones, is the ultimate battle, and this battle is most clearly represented through Scripture in Revelation. The purpose of this book then, is to unfold the glory of our Lord’s triumph! Through its symbolism, this book serves as a beautiful reminder to the believer of the joys to come at the end of time but a solemn warning to those who do not believe in Christ. Listen as The Doctor unwraps these ideas and more in this sermon!