The Bible is an integrated message written over a period of 1600 years by over 40 authors of different professions in three languages across a diverse geographical area, yet the message is consistent.
When we read through the books of the Bible that are not in chronological or theological order, we often miss the simple message that prevails. Here is a quote that tells of one such simple insight.
“The Gospel opens with the Spirit descending out of heaven like a dove upon the Son of Man. Revelation ends with the bride of Christ descending out of heaven, made ready for her Groom, and adorned in all the graces of the Spirit….The Gospel of the Bridegroom opens in a wilderness, but the bride of Revelation is brought at last to a pleasant garden…The bride is made ready for her Groom arrayed in the finest linen of heaven, white and pure. But as we admire her beauty, we remember that she can be dressed in white only because her Groom’s robe was dyed in deepest red.”
 Gage, W. A. (2001). John’s Gospel: A Neglected Key to Revelation? (158). Fort Lauderdale, FL: Warren A. Gage.
Published on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 @ 4:45 AM CDT