... was written at the close of the first century to seven local churches located in the western part of modern day Turkey. They were real churches made up of real people facing real problems. The immediate problem they faced was persecution for their faith. Just like Christians in other times and places, these believers found themselves at a crossroad; they had to choose either a path of painful perseverance or a path of shameful compromise. Revelation was written to encourage them to persevere. It unveiled the plan of God that cannot be thwarted—a plan that will bring everything to His appointed end. It focused their attention (and ours) on the imminent return of Christ, the King of Kings. The beleaguered Christian can face each day with joy the springs from hope when he knows that we are always on the brink of the Day of the Lord.
We can summarize the hope-filled message of Revelation this way:
Christ, who came once in humility to die for sin, will come again in glory to put an end to sin; those who trust him will share his wondrous glory, but those who oppose him will suffer his terrible wrath.
God promises to bless every church that studies this book (Revelation 1:3). Join us as we carefully explain the book Revelation and worship Christ, its glorious subject.