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願祢的國降臨 - 啟示錄的信息 The Message of the Book of Revelation by 葉華牧師 Rev. Carpus Yip (Bilingual Edition: 中文/English-- English Translation by Estela Yip)

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願祢的國降臨 - 啟示錄的信息

Thy Kingdom Come - The Message of the Book of Revelation by 葉華牧師Rev. Carpus Yip
基督再來的日期近了,祂永遠的國將要降臨在地上。啟示錄的中心信息,不是世界末日,乃是天國成立在地上。祂不厭其煩的要求約翰說出啟示錄的重要性與準確性。我們怎能掉以輕心,漠視祂的心意呢?

The time of Christ's return is near, His eternal Kingdom will descend on earth. The main message of Revelation is not about the end of the world, but about the establishment of the Kingdom of Heaven on earth. The Lord Jesus Christ himself asked John to relate the important message of Revelation in an accurate way. How can we be complacent and ignore his intentions?

筆者嘗試把每一章、每一節都加以解釋。把整本書串連起來,更正一些傳統解釋的錯誤,提供慎重、明確的大圖畫

Therefore, The writer's endeavor is to explain each chapter and each verse carefully, in order to provide a big picture of the entire book of Revelation.

念這書上預言的和那些聽見又遵守其中所記載的,都是有福的,因為日期近了。(啟示錄1:3)

Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and heed the things which are written in it; for the time is near.( Revelation 1:3)




Rev. Carpus Wah Yip 葉華牧師 (1946-2018)

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Rev. Carpus  Wah Yip 葉華牧師  (1946-2018)




CHAPTER I - 啟示錄 Revelation 1:1-3 - 末世預言 PROPHECY OF THE END TIMES

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CHAPTER I 末世預言 PROPHECY OF THE END TIMES
啟示錄 Revelation 1:1-3)
聖經是一本奇特的書,它有很多末日的預言已經應驗,所以我們也可以肯定,其餘部份的預言,也必定要應驗。

The Bible is an amazing book, many of its prophecies about the end times have already been fulfilled, so we can be sure that the remaining part of the prophecies will certainly be fulfilled.

預言描寫未來事物的方式,常是用象徵性的語言。啟示錄像一個拼圖遊戲的母板,如果對人類歷史有不清楚的地方,我們只要把啟示錄的圖拼出來,就會看見神的整個大計劃出現。

Prophecies about the future are often written in symbolic language. Revelation is like a jigsaw puzzle, if some parts of the human history are unclear, we just have to look for the missing pieces and put them together, that way we will be able to see God's perfect plan. We just need patience to put the puzzle together.

有人以為,只要好好用心做基督徒、努力見證主,至於預言,可以不必研究。其實如果真要做好主的門徒,或要作好主的見證人,就要用心去讀聖經的預言。為什麼呢?

Some people think that as long as they are good Christians and witness for the Lord, they do not need to study the prophecies in the Bible. In reality, if you really want to be a good disciple of the Lord, or be a wi…

CHAPTER II - 啟示錄 Revelation 1:4-8 - 全備的福音 FULL GOSPEL

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CHAPTER II 全備的福音 FULL GOSPEL  啟示錄 Revelation1:4-8)

人寫信,一定有一個目的。知道目的,就會更明白信的內容。讀聖經時,也要注意該書成書的目的,就會更深入了解書的內容。成書的目的常在前面引言裡面就可找到,今天所讀雖然是一個開場白與問候,但本書的目的已經清楚可以看見。
Whenever people write a letter it is always with a purpose. Once you know the purpose of the letter you will be able to understand its content better. When you read the Bible you need to pay attention to the purpose of each book so you can better understand its content. The purpose of the entire book can often be found in the introduction. From this passage, though it is an introductory greeting, we can clearly see the purpose of the book.

常有人說啟示錄的內容叫人害怕。人害怕的原因是因為人沒有控制的能力,沒有權能或力量去改變事情。如果人能夠控制事情的發生,自然就不會害怕了。
People always say that the content of the book of Revelation makes people fearful. People are fearful because they do not have the ability, the power or the authority to control certain things from happening. If they could control events from happening they would not be afraid.


人坐飛機的時候,以為人的科技已經發達到可以全面控制飛機與天氣,可以應付各種困難。直到遇見強大的氣流時…

CHAPTER III - 啟示錄 Revelation 1:9-11 - 建造中的天國 KINGDOM UNDER CONSTRUCTION

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CHAPTER III 建造中的天國 KINGDOM UNDER CONSTRUCTION
(啟示錄 Revelation 1:9-11)


很多人的印象,啟示錄是描寫末世災難的預言。其實啟示錄的主題不是講論末世的災難,乃是天國的完成。天國在耶穌的時候已經開始建造,現在仍然是在建造之中。
Many people think that the purpose of Revelation is to describe the prophecies of the end times. Actually, the main theme of Revelation is not about the disasters of the end of the world, but the completion of the Kingdom of Heaven. The Kingdom of Heaven began its construction during the times of Jesus and it is still under construction today.
有人對於天國的認識很模糊。有說將來主回來後才建天國。其實耶穌早說天國已經開始。上文說,基督的使命是使我們脫離罪惡,又使我們成為祂父神的王國,成為父神的祭司,都用過去式,表示基督已經開始祂的工作,也就是說天國已經開始建造,只是還沒有完工而已。
Some people are very confused about the idea of the Kingdom of Heaven. Some say: The Lord will build the Kingdom of Heaven after He returns in the future. In fact, Jesus already said in the beginning that the Kingdom of Heaven had already started. We already talked about what Christ did for us in an earlier section. He freed us from our sins, and made us to be a kingdom and priests to ser…