Revelation 1:3
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.

The end times, pretty hot button in the world as of late. Yet there are so many questions, so many different interpretations of things to come. Who is the so-called “anti-Christ” is he or she alive?

As I spent years looking at the Bible and coming to an understanding of its content. I can’t help but wonder why it is that everyone jumps to the back part of the book, and by-pass what seems to be key.

The elders that wrote the introduction to the book of Revelation, must have thought it pretty important to list such a promise. Yet we spend so much time looking at what seems so ugly, so dismal. If we jump to end it all looks great as John writes about the new heaven and the new earth (21:1).

But have we stopped to attempt to obtain the blessing which is mentioned in the above listed verse. It’s no secret, there is no mystery too it. We simply need to focus on the part which will guide us there.

Have you found, the key to that blessing? Or are you still searching in the darkness for a light to lay your head under and sleep safely.

Check out the first few chapters of this book, see and hear as God the father speaks with words of guidance for our lives.

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I am an ex- NY City Emergency Paramedic. Life brings us new challenges, adventures, and downfalls. I look to making them all a positive way to grow. From here we only go up.

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  1. Hello. Very interesting thought. In studying the first few chapters of Revelation, what I see is a historical timeline of the Christian church, culminating in chapters four and five with a picture of God’s people in heaven. What the timeline reveals, in my understanding, is how the church went from victoriously proclaiming the truth in the time of the apostles (Ephesus/Smyrna) to being infiltrated with error (Pergamos/Thyatira). Even with the injection of light during the years of the Reformation and afterwards (Sardis/Philadelphia), God’s people in the end times are still in a lukewarm, spiritually bankrupt condition that actually makes Jesus sick (Laodicea). Of course, this is but one application of the letters to the seven churches, given that they also had an immediate application to those living in the times in which John wrote to them. But, according to Rev. 1:19, John was instructed to write “the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter”. This gives license to understand the letters to the seven churches as having these two applications.

    In support of your point, understanding the application of the historical timeline of the Christian church, what we can glean from this is that no matter the condition of the church, Jesus is always with His people. Rev. 1 13 reveals Jesus in the midst of the seven candlesticks and verse 20 tells us that the seven candlesticks are the seven churches…from the first century all the way through His return.

    Even with the unfortunate scenes depicted in Revelation, we can always take comfort in the fact that Jesus is with His people. He gives us the strength to endure the trials and promises eternal life for those who overcome in our respective circumstances by faith in HIm.

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