Reminders from the Book of Revelation

He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus! (Revelation 22:20 ESV)

When it comes to the Book of Revelation some well-intended believers get caught up in forecasting the details of the last days, resulting in their missing the central theme of John’s letter to the seven churches over which he had leadership.

What many view as the secret code to understand the end times is actually intended to be exactly what it says in it’s opening line: “The revelation of Jesus Christ.”

The book reveals the Person, power, and promise of Jesus Christ.

Written to believers from various cities who were facing persecution, The Revelation was written to remind them that Jesus is Head of his church, Lord over time and eternity, and King over every living being.

Revelation reminds us that we are in a cosmic battle – but one that Jesus has already won!

Revelation reminds us that our current tragedies will not compare to the glory of eternity with Jesus Christ.

Revelation reminds us of the absolute necessity of being a person of prayer, so as to bring God’s will from heaven to earth.

Revelation reminds us that suffering for Christ does occur, and it is rewarded by God.

Revelation reminds us that life is not just about me. A life given away to Jesus and others has far greater value than one lived for self.

Revelation reminds us that Jesus is coming again. His return is soon. He is coming for His bride – His church. Simple but sincere faith is the only requirement to accepting His promise of salvation and eternal life.

Today I close the year of 2014 with the same words john used to close his letter known as the Book of Revelation:

“Amen. Come Lord Jesus.”

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