“Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done.” “Revelation is focused on the churches in Asia who were about to experience or enter a crisis of faith challenging their faithfulness to God and Jesus. The context is the oppression at the hands of the Jewish Synagogue, their pagan neighbors, and the Imperial Cult of the Roman Empire. The message to the churches was to not compromise their faith by confessing that Caesar is Lord, that is, a divine being or god! The theology of Revelation is about suffering faithfully through persecution and difficulties in the knowledge that God is in control, that in Jesus he has provided us the victory over Satan and sin, and that he has prepared a home for us in heaven as a reward for our faithfulness. The overall story or theology of Revelation is about conquering Satan through faith in Jesus. · It is about Victory in Christ!” (Fair, Ian) “Revelation is one of the most relevant books for the living out of the Christian faith today, not only because of its emphasis on the necessity of faithful witness, but also because of how it encourages faithfulness in the midst of horrific circumstances!” (Gregory Stevenson)
I have enjoyed our journey together the past year! God Bless!