The Revelation to John is the Bible’s scariest, most confusing book.
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.
We can learn to hear the Revelation as a beautiful, powerful book, as relevant to day as it was then.
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.