Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near. – Revelation 1:3 (NIV)

Even though the book of Revelations is hard to understand, there is a blessing promised to those who read it and take it to heart. What does it mean to take it to heart? To read the book of Revelation reminds us that our time on this earth is short. Don’t try to apply all of the imagery in this amazing book to current events. Instead, look at how the people of God face hardship and yet are given the victory. You will be blessed and strengthened, for Revelations reminds us that at the end, God wins and His people rejoice!

Today’s commentary by:
Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org

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