Revelation 1:1-3

I’ve purposed to spend January in the Book of Revelation. So, from time-to-time this month I may drop a blog post on what I’m reading. Here is Revelation 1:1-3:

“The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show to His bond-servants, the things which must soon take place; and He sent and communicated it by His angel to His bond-servant John, who testified to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. 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.”

People talk about how Revelation is so difficult to understand, and yet here, in the first sentence, stated so there is no misunderstanding, is the purpose for which the revelation was given: so God could show Christians “the things which must soon take place.” Continue reading “Revelation 1:1-3”