Why has the book of Revelation been so marginalized, and why people think that it is so hard to comprehend? Could it be that the devil himself has schemed to do this, to ROB us of our blessing and keep us from being empowered and emboldened with the great truths contained in it? Could it be that Satan is scared of what will happen if we, as God’s people, are informed and equipped with knowledge of the end time events in a way that will strengthen us to defeat Him and be true overcomers??
Let me encourage you — this book should not scare you or intimidate you. It is your invitation to join Jesus in the greatest hour of human history!
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Revelation chapter 1: A quick overview.
-Revelation is a book that REVEALS Jesus, above all things! It shows us HIM!!!
-This verse is tells us that Revelation is speaking to us about events that WILL happen
. These things really WILL happen. It is not figurative.Verse 3. John tells us how we can be blessed – by reading, hearing and keeping the words in Revelation
. It is good to want to be blessed, have you ever noticed, God tells us many times how to receive blessing! This should encourage you in diving deep into the book.
Verses 4-6-It’s common to get worried or scared when reading the events of Revelation, but here we are told, “Don’t worry! Jesus is mighty, and He’s in control, He’s orchestrating this whole thing intricately in His infinite wisdom, and you can trust Him” So, the proper response is: “Worship Him!”
Verse 7 Jesus is coming – and it will be obvious to EVERY person on the earth when He does!
Verse 8 He is the Alpha and Omega – what does that mean to you?
Verse 13- John SEES Jesus, and describes many interesting details. Spend some time meditating on these symbols — each facet tells us something about Him. What do you think each of them means to us – white hair, feet of bronze, etc.??
Verse 20- Here, the first symbol is explained. See, there’s no need be mystified by the symbols in Revelation. The Lord want us to understand, so He shows us what they mean.
It really would be fun to have some dialogue and hear what the Lord is speaking and showing you and how you are being blessed in this study. Feel free to post a comment by clicking on “add a comment” above.
Peace to you!