Revelation 15–22 – “He That Overcometh Shall Inherit All Things”

December 25, 2023 to December 31, 2023

John’s vision is both a warning of devastation and encouragement to trust in God.

“What message of hope does the Book of Revelation provide for us today?” Richard D. Draper, BYU New Testament Commentary

John’s vision of the celestial realm assured ancient readers that they could trust God, and that message resonates with us today.

Teaching the Book of Revelation: Five Considerations,” Richard D. Draper in Religious Educator 14, no. 1 (2013)

This article looks at why John wrote Revelation, major themes of the book, the book in its genre, challenges to teaching the book, exegesis of the book, and influences on and from latter-day scripture.

The Revelation of John the Apostle”: BYU New Testament Commentary New Rendition, by Michael D. Rhodes and Richard D. Draper

Here is a new rendition of the text of the book of Revelation, free to read online or as an ebook. Helpful headings have been added.

Apocalyptic Imagination and the New Testament,” by Thomas A. Wayment in Go Ye into All the World: Messages of the New Testament Apostles

Looks at the social context in which many early Christian apocalypses were revealed and how the early Saints reacted to these new revelations.

“Insights from the JST into the Book of Revelation,” Gerald N. Lund, in The Joseph Smith Translation: The Restoration of Plain and Precious Truths

The Joseph Smith Translation and Doctrine and Covenants 77 are helpful to our understanding of the book of Revelation.

John, Revelations of,” John N. Lund, Encyclopedia of Mormonism

A brief outline of Revelation. Note that in chapters 4-19, three characteristics will prevail: judgments, the kingdom of Christ versus the kingdoms of the world, and the destruction of latter-day Babylon.

“Understanding Images and Symbols in the Book of Revelation,” Richard D. Draper, in Shedding Light on the New Testament: Acts–Revelation

This chapter looks at a few of the many symbols in Revelation and discusses the nature of apocalyptic style, the vision given in code, the great enemies of the last days, and the mark of the beast.

For purchase: New Testament Commentary: The Revelation of John the Apostle, Richard D. Draper and Michael D. Rhodes, hardcover or ebook, 918 pages, $32.99

This commentary presents a comprehensive analysis of John’s book through the lens of the LDS doctrine and Latter-day Saint experience.