Reading Revelation

This entry is part 375 of 394 in the series Inquiring Minds
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Why should I even bother to read Revelations? It’s not like I can do anything about it anyways.

There are several reasons why it’s important to read the book of Revelation. Revelation is a prophecy about Jesus’ supremacy even in the face of the end times. It is a book that greatly encourages all of the saints that no matter what is happening in our world today, past, present, and future, Jesus is on the throne and in control.

The book of Revelation teaches us that no matter what happens, God is not surprised by it. He has already planned ahead of time for the saints. We don’t have to worry about what is happening in our world. God is in control.

Even when we see things turn a way we don’t want them to, God is still on the throne. We can worship him and glorify him because we know that in the end he wins against any evil forces. Many bad things will happen in the end times that we are approaching, if not already in.

But Jesus is victorious over all of the evil forces that come against him. Even though the world will not choose Christ, he will bring all things to an end, and all of the saints will be comforted. This is the message of the book of Revelation. It is a very encouraging book.

When you face any kinds of trials in this world, reading through Revelation shows that no matter how bad things can get, God is with his people and Jesus is victorious. We are on the winning team.

But there are some other reasons that you should read the book of Revelation. First of all, as part of the Scriptures, Paul tells us that it is God-breathed and profitable for teaching, reproof, correction, and training in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16-17). Everyone can gain great benefit from reading every book of the Bible. There’s something to receive and apply to your life in every part of the Scriptures.

Next, John tells us in the beginning of Revelation itself that anyone who reads the words of the book is blessed by God (Revelation 1:3). You receive a blessing every time you read the book of Revelation. The message of Revelation brings blessing to you.

These are some of the reasons that reading the book of Revelation will benefit you. I realize what you are saying in your question about not being able to do anything about it. We as believers on the winning side do not have to “do anything about it.”

The prophecy of Revelation concerns what happens to the world at large during the judgment of God. As God’s children, we do not have to worry about his judgment against us. All of the judgment and revelation concerns the world that does not believe in him and turns to the devil and antichrist instead.

What we can do about the end times events showcased in the book of Revelation is witness to everyone around us about Jesus while the time is still open for them to come to the Lord. So, in a sense, we can do something about Revelation right now. When these events begin to happen, it will be too late.

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