May 31, 2018
The words contained in John’s book have been given to him directly from Jesus Christ and God the Father. They are divinely inspired and, as the angel tells John, “trustworthy and true.” John has received revelation concerning the end times – directly from heaven and the throne room of God Almighty. The information contained in this book is fantastic in nature and difficult to understand. It is full of bizarre imagery and mind-blowing descriptions that taxed the limits of John’s vocabulary and imagination. He has been shown things that no one has ever seen before, because they have yet to take place. And yet, their certainty is beyond question because they have been divulged by God Himself. And just as John was instructed at the beginning of his book, he faithfully wrote down all that he saw and heard. In Revelation 22:6-11, an angel tells John to keep what he has written unsealed, available for all to read. Because the time is near. The end is coming. It is not a matter of if, but when. These things are not possibilities or probabilities, but God-ordained certainties. They will happen just as God has said. And in that we can find hope, peace and confidence.