Revelation 1:18 (18 I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades).
The final book of the Bible is Revelation authored by John of Patmos (AKA John the Revelator). The book was written to prepare and strengthen the believers (Christians) to remain faithful and focused on the promise GOD created for His followers. To stand strong in times of persecution and what is to come when the LORD returns.
The book is significant, yet many Christians have not read the text of Revelations due to fear of what is to come, the finality of the world, and the sinful evil world that has represented such pain and suffering to all. The truth is it was written for our blessing (Rev 1:3) 3 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. Like all content in the Bible, it was written to communicate the LORD’s message to His people regarding the specific judgment of mankind.
We are to rebuke the spirit of fear and embrace the reverence GOD deserves, glorifying His name and welcoming the judgment of humanity. Believers should be reminded that they are blessed and loved by GOD. The book’s intention is to advise believers that the LORD’s return completes the ultimate promise for persecuted Christians. This judgment is for both non-believers and GOD’s people. The comforting news is believers already acknowledge the final destination; the eternal Kingdom, with rest and peace; dependent upon our salvation and faithfulness.
The Son of Man will never die, He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. The text informs us we are at risk of eternal death if our names are not written in the Lamb’s book of life. So as we endure our journey in the land of the living, continue to contend for the faith, and be excited for what is to come in the eternal Kingdom; the Lord has prepared us well to receive his promise. Staying committed to Lord’s plan and His post-earthly life for His sons and daughters is crucial, be encouraged and stand ready. Although words that are written out of the book of Revelation seem like a science fiction movie, the message and symbolism are not.
Be not dismayed, GOD’s love and glory are upon us 4 ever!!
Remember, one with GOD is the Majority!