While imprisoned on the island of Patmos, John “bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ” (1:2) and wrote one of the most mysterious books in the Bible—The Revelation of Jesus Christ.

The apostle says, “Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near” (1:3).

The time is near for what? Like a bride waiting for her groom, the church waits patiently in hope for the return of Jesus Christ. We are nearer to Jesus’s Second Coming than John was two thousand years ago. But remember this: The Bible says a thousand years is like a day to God (2 Peter 3:8).

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“Every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.”

Romans 8:28 MSG