No part of Scripture is more challenging to grasp than Revelation – the last book in our Bible. Its enigmatic creatures, symbols, and numbers are fertile fields for fanciful interpretation. Martin Luther questioned its canonicity, and Calvin never commented on it. Yet, this word that seems so mystifying, and is so often ignored, has been breathed out by God, useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training that you and I may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. More than that, the book itself claims to be a “lifting of the veil.”
In Revelation, Christ Jesus draws aside the veil and shows us his glorious purpose and sovereignty over history, encouraging us to view our circumstances rightly and live boldly. Join us this week as we begin a survey of the book of Revelation, examining Revelation 1:1-3 to consider how this part of God’s Word offers blessing, encouragement, and hope for dark times.