The book of Revelation is one of the most challenging books in the Bible, yet well worth the effort to study and comprehend. In fact, the opening passage contains a blessing to everyone who reads and studies this book: "Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near" (Rev 1:3). Unlike all other New Testament books, Revelation is a prophetic book concerning the events of the last days. The name comes from the Greek term apokalypsis, meaning “unveiling” or “revelation.” This Revelation of Jesus Christ was given to the apostle John by God “to show his servants what must soon take place” (Rev 1:1).
The book is filled with mysteries about things to come. It is the final warning that the world will surely end, judgment will be pronounced, and heaven will await those that confess Jesus as Lord. The book begins with letters to the seven churches of Asia Minor, then goes on to reveal the series of devastations poured out upon the earth; the mark of the beast; the Second Coming of Christ; the climactic battle of Armageddon; the binding of Satan; the reign of the Lord; the Great White Throne Judgment; and the nature of the eternal city of God.
This book is full of intrigue and causes one to consider their eternal destination. We hope you can join us every Sunday as we journey together through this amazing book of the Bible.