September 27, 2020 | Pastor Jared Carlson
Passage: Revelation 1:1-8
Revelation is full of symbols and complicated images. It is also full of difficult and terrible news. We are encouraged to face all of these challenges by remembering the sovereign authority of God “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”
The opening verses of Revelation tell us everything we need to know about the power and importance of this book: ”The Revelation of Jesus Christ...Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and heed the things which are written in it; for the time is near.” As Christians, we wait in eager anticipation for the promised day that Jesus will return. No matter what conclusions we may draw about the meaning and timing of this Revelation, one thing is majestically clear: Jesus is the roaring Lamb who triumphs in the end!