What was Mike’s motivation to put this Study Guide together?

The inspiration for this book came from three important sources.

First, the Book, The Revelation of Jesus Christ, tells us in chapter 1, verse 3: “Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near.

This was and still is the first motivation—for others to be blessed by learning both of God’s truths and of His warnings. His warning, “for the time is near,” is the second impetus.

With the violence and divisions in today’s society this study guide is remarkably relevant. People are asking, “What’s happening?”

The subjects of Global Warming, Climate Change, increased numbers of earthquakes, hurricanes, volcanoes, tsunamis, mass school shootings, are called the birth pains of the great tribulation. The leanings toward “one world government” which will result in people following the antichrist instead of the Lord Jesus Christ are also prophesied. With all the madness going on in this world around us today, the time for Christ’s return is surely imminent.

The third incentive (the one that reminded me, “the best way to get something done is to begin,”) came from our local assembly’s participants in a weekly Bible study who requested a meaningful, thorough, quality study in the Book of Revelation.

Due to the state of affairs surrounding every human being in this otherwise unpredictable world, this explanation of the prophecy in Revelation should arouse much interest. With clarity readers and hearers will see the tremendous eternal value of believing in Jesus Christ truly being their Savior (so that they will not reject Him). This belief is what saves them from being left behind to suffer the great seven-year tribulation and possibly worse…if even imaginable—eternal consciousness in the lake of fire.

Lessons learned during the publishing process! 
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Author: Mike and Elfriede

For the past 15 years Michael Copple has studiously devoted his life to the Lord by preaching the Gospel and moderating Bible studies. He is a 1958 Eagle Scout, holds a B.S. degree in electrical engineering, and achieved the highest US Air Force enlisted rank of Chief Master Sergeant with over 26 years service, one year of which was with Forward Air Control duties in Vietnam. For three years he was the senior enlisted member of the US Air Force Academy Wings of Blue Parachute Team; he has performed over 2,000 parachute jumps and accumulated over 15 hours of freefall. During his parachuting years Mike experienced a mishap of being a “hung jumper” outside the aircraft, and serious parachute malfunctions like a deadly seesaw night jump entanglement with another jumper, and an 85 mph wind shear which almost took his life. This experience inspired and qualified him to author the novel Calling from the Sky. A former world-wide electronic service engineer for 16 years with a semiconductor equipment manufacturer, he and his wife Elfriede currently live in the Canadian Rockies surrounded by 6 National Parks. Besides studying God's Word, they both like to exercise, cross country ski, hike, garden, and walk their dog Kansas. Visit him at https://www.michaelcopple.com/

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