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The Purpose

Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen. Revelation 1:7 NKJV

The book of Revelation was written by John, the disciple of Jesus who also wrote the Gospel of John and the books 1 – 3 John.  John was on the island of Patmos when he received visions from Christ that he wrote down. The book was to be sent to the seven churches in Asia Minor.

saying, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last,” and, “What you see, write in a book and send it to the seven churches which are in Asia: to Ephesus, to Smyrna, to Pergamos, to Thyatira, to Sardis, to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.” Revelation 1:11 NKJV

The churches were going through a difficult time of persecution from outside the church plus doctrinal issues inside. Revelation pointed out the problem areas that the churches were experiencing. The book of Revelation helped them see where they needed to improve and how to improve and what they were doing right.  These churches represent the Christian church through the ages from John’s day to the day Jesus returns. Each church also represents different periods in our lives. We can use the same advice that Jesus gave to the seven churches and apply them to our life and be victorious over sin.

The purpose of Revelation is to reveal Jesus and the work that He has done, is doing, and will do on our behalf. It will prepare us for the return of Christ. Christ reveals Satan’s battle plans, so we won’t be taken by surprise. Through the book of Revelation, Jesus will show us how we can be victorious by clinging to Him. The book of Revelation is a book of love.

–Diane (blog.peacebewithu.com)

Written by Diane Levy

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