Those with discernment from God know that the “Church” is very sick because it has been deceived through decades of bad theology and spiritually weakened by leaders who are bent on ministering via pragmatism. As I write this, there are so-called Christian leaders who are proclaiming a new Golden Age for the church with millions of people each year coming to Christ in their ministries. These proclamations, however, fail to note the tragic turnover rate in their pews whereby those “millions” of converts each year exit their churches to be replaced by new “seekers” who continue to fuel the revolving door that brings in new faces while those who did not find what they were really looking for exit never to be seen again….
Those making the claims of gigantic growth turn a blind eye to this problem. Why? Are they blind to what is really going on? Could it be that a worldwide deception is taking place right before our eyes? Let’s look at what the Bible says.
1 Then I saw when the Lamb broke one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying as with a voice of thunder, “Come.” 2 I looked, and behold, a white horse, and he who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer. Revelation 6:1-2 (NASB)
The “I” in v1 is John the Apostle. He wrote the book we call The Revelation. The actual title to this book in Greek is ΑΠΟΚΑΛΥΨΙΣ ΙΩΑΝΝΟΥ which is translated as the “The Revelation of John. However, the first three words in v1 of Chapter 1 are Ἀποκάλυψις Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, which is translated as “The Revelation of Jesus Christ.” The word Ἀποκάλυψις (apokalypsis) is where we get our word “apocalypse.” It means, “an uncovering,” “an unveiling,” or “a disclosure.” What is being revealed? What is being unveiled or disclosed? Actually, there are many things that this book “unveils” that were covered. Christ’s real glory is revealed, spiritual truth, who the sons of God are, and Christ’s second coming. However, Christ’s real glory is the paramount message from this book. We see how John received this message in Chapter 1. We also see the purpose of this book from 1:19, as Jesus in is glorified form reveals Himself to John whilst He stands amidst the Seven Golden Lamp stands.