“The Revelation of Jesus Christ Through the Ages” by Don Koenig has been one of the most viewed free Revelation commentaries on the Internet. The first revision of this ebook Revelation commentary has now been completed. The link above will take you to the on-line index of the book. Don first wrote the original Revelation commentary in 2004. This Revelation commentary takes a futurist premillennial modified dispensational view of the events within Revelation. Don Koenig believes the events described in Revelation often through illustrations are literal events and that they should not be spiritualized to the mystical.
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In this commentary, the major differences where I (Don Koenig) differ with the teaching of most futurist premillenial dispensational teachers on Revelation is that I do not think the first seal events are describing events within the final seven years. I do not see God dealing with Israel again for those final seven years mentioned by Daniel until the sixth seal. I believe the four horsemen events are a false tribulation caused by Satanically inspired wars of men to make people believe they went through the tribulation. Conversely, the Trumpet and Vials are clearly judgments directed by God.
Therefore, I think there could be 10.5 years or more from the Rapture until the millennial reign of Jesus. My reasoning is fully explained in my Revelation commentary.
Another major difference from other futurists and fully explained in my commentary is that I think all saved from Adam until the marriage of the Lamb are part of the Body of Christ. In the Holy City in eternity, people like Abraham, Issac, Jacob. Moses, David, Daniel, etc., are not going to be in a subservient position to the those that were grafted into the Olive tree.
Sorry, I am not going to debate any of these issues here because the different views are legend and some of the views I read on Revelation seem also to be possessed by Legend. 😈
This Commentary also goes into far more detail about the identification of Mystery Babylon and Babylon the Great than any other Revelation Commentaries that I am aware of.
I think there is much food for thought throughout this commentary… :roll:. okay, if you don’t believe me, then read it for yourself and you be the judge.
This revision of my Revelation commentary mostly clarifies some thinking in the original and corrects obvious grammar errors. There were hundreds of small changes made in this revision but only about a score of paragraphs were actually rewritten, added or deleted. One major difference from the original is that I took out much of the bold print in my comments for easier reading.
This Revelation Commentary is set up for easy on-line navigation and fast download. Except for the index page there are no pretty pictures. Sorry. If you are looking for pretty pictures this is not the Revelation Commentary that you were looking for. 😥 I did create a PDF file of the whole book so you can download it and look at it off-line or print it out (251 pages 1.22 MB).
I must have spent 40 hours in the last few days just trying to create that PDF file. I was going to merge the HTML files before I created the PDF file. But, I could not find any software in my possession, or downloadable free softwares, that would do that without totally losing the formatting or causing formatting problems. So I created a PDF file for each chapter with a free PDF printer and then found an on-line software that would upload them and merged them together. The problem was that it kept the chapter pages of each of the 28 files rather than putting page numbers for the whole book. I finally found a free software that would add page numbers to PDF files. Adobe is great for giving away free PDF readers but their software for doing anything that takes write capabilities to a PDF file is very expensive…… 🙄 (boring).
The next step for this Revelation Commentary is to try to get the PDF file of this book translated into other languages. People are working on the Spanish version but it is hardly a high priority project with them so I do not think I will see it this year. If you have multiple language skills, would you want to take on a translation project of your own? It would have to be a free ministry. I do not have ads on my site and for that reason I also do not spend a lot of money. If you do want to get involved you should have references (your pastor might do) or you should at least expect a review of your translation by someone else that knows both languages.
I do hope that you will read my Revelation commentary when you can if you have not already done so. I also hope you will find it to be a useful tool to understand what God told us in Revelation. The events of Revelation will probably be playing out in the world within one or two decades so the future events in Revelation may turn out to be a very contemporary reality horror show for the villagers of the damned. 😯
Don Koenig is the founder of ThePropheticYears website. He has been publishing articles on the Internet on Bible prophecy, biblical discernment and Christian worldviews since 1999. You can find well over a thousand articles and thousands of comments written by Don from the homepage of this website.