Tough times lie ahead for the church. Persecution will increase. John receives a revelation from Jesus. Take it to heart the time is near, God is in control, Jesus will return. This is Revelation. A book often misunderstood, viewed like a puzzle to solve, but the central message is clear. God is in control of how history will unfold and he has installed Jesus as Lord, King, Judge, and Saviour and He is coming back to bring history to a close – Take it to heart.
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Below is the powerpoint slide I refer to during the sermon to help us understand the tension present in Revelation of how God’s plan is unfolding and we experience a kind of “now” and “not yet” to God’s kingdom. Click on the picture to enlarge.