Revelation 1:1-3 King James Version (KJV)
1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:
2 Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.
3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.
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Revelation is about Jesus Christ. Why would you not want to read and share that? We are blessed to read the words of this prophecy, and to hear it and take it to heart, because the time is near.
Why has all this been twisted around in the church and people have been taught that there is no blessing? The naysayers tell us they do not want to hear that message of doom and gloom. God calls Revelation a blessed message. Certainly Satan is behind the lie about the book of Revelation. This is spiritual warfare. Secondly, pastors are not faithful to preach the entire counsel of God when they omit Bible prophecy. Bible prophecy covers about one third of the Bible. In the last days the church will be given over to apostasy and tickling the ears of the parishioners with a false feel good Gospel. They will only preach pleasant things and myths (stories made up). 90% of the American churches are like this, proving that we are in the last days. How about God’s wrath? What about His hatred of sin? What of His holiness? What happened to repentance? These doctrine do not tickle people’s ears. If your pastor does not teach on Bible prophecy, he has been duped and seduced, and believes the lie. But if you are a faithful shepherd, you will preach the whole counsel of God whether people like it or not. Do not be a people pleaser. Preach the Word!
Three Reasons Bible prophecy is a blessing:
1)It reminds us that we are going to heaven. Revelation 21:1-4. This is exciting and the future inheritance of every Christian who is born from above. We will receive new imperishable bodies! We should look forward to going to heaven forever. [There is no doom and gloom for the Christian. Do you see how the enemy has twisted the message?]
2)We are going to the millennium. Satan will be bound. Revelation 20:1-4. The government will be a theocracy, with the Messiah, Jesus Christ, ruling and reigning as King in Jerusalem. The twelve tribes will be assigned to rule. Judges will be raised up and will demonstrate the Theocratic power of Christ to rule with inflexible righteousness and justice. War will be a thing of the past. Jerusalem, known for war, bloodshed, and international tensions, will at last become the city of peace and the capitol of the world. There will be religious peace with Jews and Gentiles worshipping the Lord together. There will be a just economy for everyone, and no longer will wealth be monopolized by only a few privileged families. Nature will cooperate with man again and productivity will return. Earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, etc., will be absent. Isaiah 65:20- We will once again experience longevity and a long life. God is going to turn things back to the Garden of Eden. Isaiah 11:6-9- We will have peace with nature.
Why would you want to hide this from your church? Why would you not want to study this as a Christian?
3)I’m going to see my Lord Jesus Christ. Revelation 19:1-9. The wedding of the Lamb has come. All of heaven is excited about the return of Jesus Christ. Are we excited? He will put an end to all of the evil and suffering in the world. He died on the cross, forgave us for our sins, and will bless us with heaven- an existence beyond our wildest dreams. He rescued us from eternal torment in hell. Jesus Christ is our King! The rapture can happen at any time and then everything mentioned above begins. This is truly exciting.
Let us encourage ourselves with Bible prophecy, and remind ourselves how close His return truly is! Maranatha, the Lord is coming!
“Watch therefore. For you do not know the hour your Lord is coming.” Matthew 24:42