Updated: Sep 29
Revelation: What comes to mind when you think of the last book of the Bible? No, it's not Revelation. There are passages about beasts and dragons; images beyond our imagination...but not beyond God.
I've always been intimidated to teach on Revelation because of how it is written with battles and symbols and creatures of all kinds. But someone told me the best way to sum of what John has written in Scripture is this:
"’Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city. Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood. I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.’
The Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come!’ And let him who hears say, ‘Come!’ Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life. I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book. And if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book. He who testifies to these things says, ‘Yes, I am coming soon.’ Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God's people. Amen." - Revelation 22:12-21
Jesus is coming soon...God wins!
We have no reason to worry or to fear. We may feel like we are losing in this life, but in the end God is on our side and that guarantees a win!
God's love wins!