The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God agave him bto show to his servants the things that must soon take place. cHe made it known by sending his angel tohis servant John, 2 dwho bore witness to the word of God and to ethe testimony of Jesus Christ, even fto all that he saw. 3 gBlessed 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,hfor the time is near.
To date, i believe this to be the last written Word found in Revelation to John the Disciple. Each time i get to Revelation while reading God’s Word, I cannot help but to think, “Did the disciples not get tired?” How many testimonies throughout God’s Word do we read about persecution, betrayal, loss of workers, disappointing relationships… and so on. These guys have been hit down, beaten, dragged, bruised, tortured, starved, betrayed, imprisoned… some even crucified as well yet here we see from John, ready again to deliver the message of God to the churches.
Don’t we need John? or a Peter? or Paul? or Barnabas? Don’t we just NEED our brother to call in to text or to stop by for anything? I need it… I seek it… I’m raising my hand in awareness of my weakness without my community of encouraging friends. God counted on the men of Jesus immediate contact to deliver this message to others and their efforts have indeed paid off. God entrusted a very few group of elite & dangerous men to be the mouthpiece of His Kingdom and they succeeded. I believe the effort of these men lives on in us and those we inspire. I believe us to be FULLY responsible to not only continue to spread the Gospel but to ALSO grab our brother, our friend, and even our enemy and PULL THEM ALONG WHEN THEY ARE NOT WILLING. I need that to happen. We all need that to happen.