Why Study The Book Of Revelation?
Not too long ago I was asked, “why do we even study the book of revelation?”
While I know that some find the book confusing or intimidating due to the intense subject matter and vivid use of analogy, I have found that studying the book of Revelation is good for several reasons.
- The Book Of Revelation Is Gods Word And Profitable
God went to great lengths to put the book of revelation in the Scripture.
He gave John the vision by an angel, He had John write out what he saw, He brought John’s writing from Patmos, He distributed the book among the churches, He incorporated the book into the Scripture.
God has put the book of Revelation in the Bible for a reason.
To say that the book of Revelation is not worth studying is to say that God’s Word is not worth studying.
- The Book Of Revelation Describes What Will Happen
2Peter 3:9 tells us that God is merciful, loving, and patient. He does not wish anyone to perish.
Thus he gave us the book of revelation telling us what will happen. The book of Revelation serves as a warning to us. For the Christians, the book warns us of what will happen to those who do not hear of salvation in Jesus and it tells us how to recognize the signs of the end times.
For those who are not Christians, you should see this as a warning directly from God himself. He is telling you what He will do and He is giving you an opportunity to turn to Him before it is too late.
To say that the book of revelation is not worth studying is to say that God’s warning is not worth hearing.
- The Book Of Revelation Tells Us Of Jesus Victory
One of the many reasons I like to study the book of revelation is because it tells me how it all ends.
Spoiler Alert – Jesus Wins!
Revelation gives me great confidence! I don’t have to fear or fret! I know without a shadow of a doubt that Jesus has it under control and will see it through.
And let me tell you, I look forward to that day when I meet him face to face, he removes all heartaches and trials. What a day that will be!
Friend, I hope this has been an encouragement to you. If you have any thoughts or questions, reach out and let’s talk.