The Book of Revelation is the most controversial book of the Bible.
Its also the only one of the Bible’s sixty six books that promises a blessing to those who read it.
A Missed Blessing
Ironically, Revelation is one of the least read books of the Bible. Why?
Its pages contain crazy images of beasts, judgements, numbers, trumpets, vials, seals and symbols.
Don’t let them deter you from the central revelation of the book – Jesus.
9 Revelations About The Book Of Revelation
The Book of Revelation…
1…is not an almanac of when things will occur or a chronicle of what things have occurred.
2…does not foretell the future, rather it tells how the future is breaking in on the present.
3…is not information about the bad world that we live in or even one of the future.
4…is a study of “last things” or “the end times” (“Eschatology” in technical terms).
5…isn’t intended to inform you of God but to involve you in God.
6…holds no information about Jesus or God’s will and work that isn’t already contained in the previous sixty-five books in the Bible.
7…is comprised of 404 verses containing 518 references to earlier Scripture – every book in the Old Testament is referenced in Revelation.
8…will bring you to your knees in worship, stand you on your feet in faith, empower you to walk in courage.
9…is an opportunity to see Jesus for who He is now.
Reading Revelation For All Its Worth
How can you get the most out of the Book of Revelation? Here’s a plan I’ve used.
Read the book for the purpose of seeing Jesus. Revelation is a revelation of Jesus.
Start at Revelation 1:1 and read to Revelation 22:21 and look for Jesus.
If you have a red letter Bible (the words of Jesus are listed in red) read JUST the red letters.
You’ll hear the voice of Jesus in these words.
When you read something that doesn’t show Jesus to you, just keep reading until you see Jesus again.
Using this plan I’ve found my new favorite book of the Bible. I hope you will too.
APPLICATION: Try the above reading plan. I’d love to know what you discover about Jesus. Please leave a comment below.
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