The Beast of Revelation Identified

“Third, in Revelation John notes that he along with the seven churches have already enteredthe tribulation” (Rev. 1:9 a): “I John, who also am your brother, and companion in the tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.” John and the seven churches all are inthe tribulationtogether, as he writes. In Revelation 2, 3 there are allusions to greater problems currently brewing on the world seen. For example, John speaks of “the hour of trial which is about to come upon the whole world” (Rev. 3:10).

Clearly John is writing to particular historical churches about their current grave circumstances. The original audience factor cannot be overlooked. This leads us to consider Revelation’s:”


What does the book of Revelation reveal; and who was John writing to?

Revelation: When did John say things were coming to pass? Who was John writing to? And when was the time referred to that Jesus was returning in the clouds?

The prevailing view of the early Church fathers was that Daniel’s vision of the 70 weeks was fulfilled in 70 AD.


For those were the days of vengeance —70 AD DESTRUCTION OF JERUSALEM AND THE TEMPLE — so that all things which are written were then FULFILLED