The Revelation was never meant to be scary or confusing. It’s a message of hope!
It’s not meant to be that way. In fact, Jesus himself is giving this revelation to John for the Church. It’s meant to be a message of hope. The problem is that we are strangers to the text. We live 2,000 years away, across a huge culture gap.
But if we are willing to do the hard work to hear Jesus’ revelation through the ears of First Century Christians, the Revelation will come alive for us.
We can hear Jesus’ message of hope to all of us struggling to stay faithful in a faithless culture.
Additionally, I imagined how John would compose his vision if he were writing to the 21st Century American churches rather than the churches of First Century Asia. Read The Revelation to JR. here.