Revelation 1:3 Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near.
I’ve always remembered this scripture from Revelation because it told me I was blessed to read it and could bless others by reading it to them.
Although the book seems mysterious, it is, after all, a book of revelation.
I’m excited to come to the final stretch of this series of Morning Thought’s and enter the Book of Revelation.
Even though I have studied it for over 40 years, I always learn something new.
Things I read and thought about when I was younger now have a more precise meaning in 2021.
I must first say the name of the book is Revelation and not Revelations or The Revelations.
It is all one revelation of God to Jesus Christ to His angel, to His servant John.
John is the apostle that was a disciple of John the Baptist, in my opinion, and ended up following Jesus.
He was present with his brother James and friend Peter for many personal and intimate times with Jesus.
He was at the crucifixion and one of the first to see the empty tomb and resurrected Savior.
Now he is banished to the island of Patmos for preaching and teaching the word of God.
While there, he received the blessing of this Revelation.