Do you realize how
blessed we are because we know the end of the story? You may
be in a difficult marriage, persecuted on the job, fighting
illness, undergoing severe pressures financially, or weary
of your flesh that rears its ugly head constantly. But we
know one day it will all be solved. That's what John told
his people. And that's what the Spirit would say to us. We
who have been saved awhile take this for granted. But what
if this was the first time you understood that everything
that plagues you presently will be gone in a heartbeat; that
you're going to heaven, where everything will be wonderful
forever and ever?
"If any man has an ear, let him hear. Listen up," says
Pastor John. "I don't care if you miss everything else, get
this: The forces against you are soon going to be done away
with: The beast, persecution, problems, will undo
That's why I need to read the Book of Revelation over and
over again. It's not about deciphering the mark of the
Beast. It's not written to help us figure out who the false
prophet or Antichrist is. It's written to give us hope and
to bring us back constantly to the fact that life is short
and we'll be in heaven soon.
The person who doesn't understand the Book of Revelation
will go through life in his own personal tribulation. The
person who grabs hold of Revelation, on the other hand, will
live in a state of anticipation and celebration. Every
single one of us will either go through this week in
tribulation or celebration.
Life is short. The Lord is in control. We're going to
heaven. That's what this book is about.
Love in the Coming ONE, JESUS CHRIST MASCHIAGH NAGID