“This is a revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants the events that must soon take place. He sent an angel to present this revelation to his servant John, who faithfully reported everything he saw. This is his report of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ.God blesses the one who reads the words of this prophecy to the church, and he blesses all who listen to its message and obey what it says, for the time is near.” Revelation 1:1-3
The opening words of the book of Revelation immediately reveal Jesus Christ as its futuristic and central theme, presenting Him in His present and future glory. The book’s prophetic character is indicated in the words “the revelation of Jesus Christ” that concerns “things that must soon take place.” The word revelation is the translation of the Greek word apokalypsis (the basis of the English word apocalypse) without the article, meaning a “revelation, disclosure, or unveiling.” It is a revelation of truth about Christ, a disclosure of future events surrounding His second coming when Christ will be revealed. It is also a revelation which comes from Christ.”
The Bible is the only revealed Truth in the world, and in fact, ever has been. It is the only writing in the world that tells where man came from, where man is, and where man is going. In effect, the entire Word of God is a Revelation. The Revelation of End time events proclaimed in this Book, is one of the greatest of all. It is written differently than any other Book of the Bible, because it is written from the viewpoint of the spirit world that causes events on earth.
We will be blessed if we read this book. The Holy Spirit wants us to read the Book of Revelation. The idea that we cannot understand it, so we will not bother with it holds no water with the Holy Spirit. The truth is, if we do not read it, the Holy Spirit cannot reveal its great truths and secrets to us. So the first requirement is to read it, and to do so in faith, believing that ultimately we will understand what is being said. It is not a book we can read lightly; we must read praying that the Holy Spirit will help us understand it.