And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh
is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard
that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater
is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. (1Jn 4:3-4)
I. The primary practical object of the Apocalypse is to guide the Church victorious over the world, the flesh, and the devil.
The Bible opens with defeat; it ends with victory. At its outset, man fallen, Satan triumphant; at its close Satan conquered, all his world powers overthrown, and the redeemed with the Redeemer, crowned victorious, and glorified. Continue reading Practical Use of the Revelation