Stephen Shephard travels throughout Vietnam while examining Chapter 12 from the Book of Revelation, where he discovers an ancient literary style which is crucial to understanding the message of John.
In other words, Stephen discovers a secret chiastic structure that is not only characteristic for Chapter 12, but is also the central theme for the entire book of Revelation… revealing a fundamental truth that should be understood before commencing further study of this amazing book.
It needs to be said that the Church has compounded confusion towards understanding “Heaven” & “Hell” by creating doctrine based solely upon Jesus’ Lazarus parable. In the Book of Luke, Jesus describes a very wealthy self-absorbed man who rules over a poor sick servant man called Lazarus, where both have died: the rich man has gone to “Hell”, and Lazarus has gone to “Heaven” (Luke 16:19-31). There’s a lot to unpack, but the point with any of Jesus’ parables, is that they are purely allegories in order to demonstrate a point (or several). But what is so amazing about the Lazarus Parable is that Jesus not only challenged the Pharisees regarding their incorrect doctrinal beliefs, but Jesus put a twist on the story making the parable become a prophecy…
For those who have watched the Genesis Prophecy, the following table gives a summary of the first page from the Book of Genesis: the blueprint for mankind’s determined history.
Yes, the seven days of Creation is an allegory of God’s great plan.
That within the parameters of time, the alpha and omega has been predetermined to only seven thousand years, and that each thousand year increment is representative of each specific day as recorded in the Genesis account.