Sanctuary scenes indicate the beginning of each division of the chiasm of the book of Revelation.
In order to understand the meaning of the sanctuary scenes in Revelation, we need to understand what purpose sanctuary serves in our relationship with God.
The best place to look for this kind of information is in the Old Testament in the God-given directions on how to build the sanctuary as well as the rituals and appointed festivals associated with it.
we will see from the overview the sanctuary scenes that introduce the divisions of the Revelation chiasm follow perfectly the Old Testament sanctuary rituals.
Most of the divisions have to do with the events symbolized by the Day of Atonement, even though scenes start with everyday rituals.
Sanctuary scenes overview
In this video’s brief overview of the sanctuary scenes we will see that the divisions of the Revelation chiasm follow the Old Testament sanctuary rituals perfectly. They start with the everyday rituals but most of the divisions have to do with the events symbolized by the Day of Atonement.
Together they show what a disaster sin and Satan’s rebellion have been, and how God will bring evil to a permanent end. They show us clearly that despite the daily reminders that sin and Satan reign and rule, God will ultimately be victorious and will save us into His glorious eternal kingdom.
You can read more about the sanctuary and its relationship to Revelation in the book “A Revelation of Jesus” by David Lackey.
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