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Monday, August 29, 2011


Are you one of many who are trying to make sense of the book of Revelation? Do you read all the books of the Bible yet seem to skip over Revelation because it's too difficult to understand? Or perhaps it seems to be a scary book of wrath and judgment.

The Rise and Fall of the Anitchrist:Islam, Allah, and the Antichrist in Prophecy by Charles Massegee not only reveals what is going to happen in the end time but shows us the love and mercy of God throughout all of the judgments. Not only that, but it's a book of hope for the believers of Christ Jesus.

Here's a quick overview of the book:

"These days, more people than ever are looking to the Book of Revelation for answers. The only book of the Bible that Jesus personally signed as author, the Book of Revelation holds the key to understanding our future. But it complex and multilayered meanings are often misunderstood. Now, author and Bible expert Charles Massegee unlocks the secrets of Revelation to expose the life-changing messages you need to know. You'll learn *The 7 secrets to understanding the Book of Revelation * the most important symbols and definitions that will change everything you thought you knew about the Bible *Which prophecies in the Book of Revelation have already come true - and what it means for the future *Why we are now living in the so-called "end times" *What to expect during the last days and why the coming of Christ is something to celebrate - not fear *The evidence showing Islam's connection to the antichrist and the last days *Much, much more appropriate for a Christian scholar or newcomer to Jesus, this accessible book is based on solid scriptural evidence and analysis and skilled insight into today's news and culture."

IN REVIEWING this book, I found a new love for the book of Revelation. I have been a student of the Bible for many years, but this is the first book I have ever read that not only explains the difficult portions and but also makes sense. Charles Massegee's insights and apparent love of Jesus and His word is seeped throughout this book.  

Has he been given special revelation? No. But I do believe because of his love for God's people and His word, the Lord has made what was mysterious, revealed regarding the Book of Revelation.

There are many commentaries on the Book of Revelation, but this book is beyond and better than any commentary I have ever read. Massegee takes an indepth look at each verse, each church and each judgment and shows not only how it pertained to the churches and people of the past but also how it pertains to today and the future.

An example of that is the seven letters to the seven churches in Revelation chapters two and three. Massegee explains what was taking place in the different churches at the time of the writing. He also shows how each church represented a different time in the Church age (historically) and where each church is currently. 

Massegee boldly speaks about Islam and Allah, their god and with a strong foundation reveals how it is antichrist. I found this not only refreshing but very revealing, especially with our current times and events. Many churches today are now a mixture of religions and are embracing even the teachings of the very religion that is anti-Christ Jesus. 

The Rise and Fall of the Antichrist is a book you want to read with your bible opened to the Book of Revelation, your heart opened to Jesus, your ears open to hear the Holy Spirit and your eyes opened to see the truth of God. You will see, hear and understand the Book of Revelation in a more clear way. You will find your heart filled with hope, compassion for the lost, thankful for the mercy of God and excited for the Second Appearance of Christ Jesus our King and Lord. 

I don't know about anyone else, but I want to hear my Savior call out "COME UP HERE" and then be with Him as the rest of the events unfold. I want to cheer with the rest of the believers of Christ Jesus as more are added to His kingdom. And I want to be one of the many who will worship Him for all eternity.

I suggest that if anyone has any confusion, questions, or just seeking better understanding about Revelation, their future with Christ or even the end time, this is definitely the book to read.

Now, about Charles Massegee:

He comes from a long line of God's messengers. At 18, Massegee was licensed for the ministry at the Second Baptist Church in Ranger, Texas. A year later he was ordained in at the New Hope Baptist Church in Ranger, and was the first pastor of the East Side Baptist Church in Ranger as a freshman in collage. He is a graduate of Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, and furthered his education at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. A three time president of the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists, he leads in over 30 revivals, crusades, and Revelation Bible Conferences a year throughout the U.S. Follow his ministry and learn more at www.massegee.org.

This book was generously provided for the purpose of review by Charles Massegee. I am under no obligation to provide a positive review. I am thankful for the opportunity to have reviewed it.


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