At the risk of stating the obvious, the book of Revelation was given to us to give us, well, a revelation! It was designed by God to show us the bigger picture of what’s happening in Heaven and how that impacts us on earth. It’s a picture of God on the throne of Heaven, of Jesus the Lion and the Lamb opening the seal and of the Holy Spirit’s presence and ministry. So then, as Jesus opens the seals of the scroll and we see what unfolds, the purpose is to drive us to Jesus and to open our eyes from the lull that so easily happens upon us as we live life. As we journey through some of these difficult chapters which point to difficult times in the lives of believers, we must keep in mind several things:
No wonder Jesus taught us to pray, “Your will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven”
So my brothers and sisters, let’s encourage one another to keep seeking Jesus, for “the one who seeks finds” (Matt. 7:8)!
Please take a look at Revelation chapters 13-18 for Sunday.