I do not understand why, but from time to time, I like to turn my eyes to read the book Revelation again and again. And it always without fail cheers me up. And upon meditating it for probably the third or fourth time now, I am more convinced (contrary to many popular belief) that this book is supposed to bring peace instead of fear, clarity instead of confusion, and resoluteness instead of doubt.
In verse 3, it says,”Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy…“. It can’t be simpler than that isn’t it? You are blessed as you read it aloud. Just read it out. Not even an understanding or an implementation is required to receive the blessing. Just read it. Even a little child could do that and be blessed.
In verse 4, it says,”Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come…“.
Many people probably has heard or read parts of this book that are disturbing or confusing. But the first line at the opening of this book promises us God’s Grace & Peace. How can it be more comforting than that? Grace & Peace from God Who IS, Who WAS, and Who IS TO COME. He is the single most powerful being who holds everything from the past, present, and what is coming in the future. Everything belongs to him and under his control. And He promises or greets us with His Grace & Peace. Won’t that make your heart to stop and be at rest? It does for me!! The most powerful being in the entire universe says,”Grace and peace be unto you.” And it is so. No struggle, no confusion, no doubt, no fear.
May your heart be strengthened and comforted with the words of this precious book in the Bible.