4. Christ Will Be Victorious
One of the scariest parts of Revelation is the talk of the end times. The end of the world is a very common fear, and Revelation does not provide sufficient comfort for many Christians. However, while it is easy to fear the unknown aspects of the end times, it is tragic if such fear distracts us from what we do know about the end times.
What do we know about the end times for sure? Revelation is strikingly clear: Jesus will be triumphant. Jesus will win. He will be victorious in the end! While there is debate in regard to the details of the end times, no Christian debates that when the end times come, Jesus will defeat the enemy once and for all.
It is heartbreaking that so many read Revelation and do not come away beaming with hope of Jesus’ ultimate victory. Note how John ends the book. He is the one who received all of these crazy visions, yet there is no fear detected in his tone. He is not afraid of what he saw. He is drawn in. He wants the end to come sooner so that he can be with Jesus.
John ends Revelation with the resounding cry, “Come, Lord Jesus!” John is full of hope. Do not miss this point. If anyone has a right to be afraid of what is described in Revelation, it is John. He is the one that saw it all, and he is the one who wrote it all down. Yet he is not afraid. He is eager and excited for Jesus' return, as we should be.
Revelation can cause fear for many Christians, especially new or young Christians. However, this does not have to be the case. Upon understanding Revelation’s purpose, themes, context, and content, it is clear that Revelation is meant to give hope to Christians for the Second Coming of Christ. As you anticipate Jesus’ return, fear not. Have hope, and focus on worshipping Him. Join John in his closing call, “Come, Lord Jesus!”
Amen, come soon Jesus.
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