Day 93-July 19

2 John 1; 3 John 1; Revelation 1

While I think there is clearly blessing awaiting us as we read any section of scripture, it is interesting to see God spell this out for us in Revelation 1.

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  1. The Book of Revelation is divided into three parts: Things you have seen (Chapter 1), things that are (Chapters 2 and 3), and things that will take place (Chapters 4-22). So in Chapter 1, we are introduced to John and his situation being exiled with other prisoners on Patmos. We are also introduced to a very different image of Jesus. Instead of the gentle, blue eyed, welcoming figure with soft brow hair and a quiet voice that we are used to, we see a fearsome Jesus with flaming white hair, glowing eyes, and a roaring voice. The symbolism is intense, and the contents are often confusing and controversial, but the message of Revelation is clear: in spite of the tribulation it promises, Jesus wins in the end.

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