What if John had not recorded the Revelation of Jesus Christ that he received on the island of Patmos?
What if the Bible had ended with Jude instead of Revelation?
Why does John's Revelation begin with a blessing, "Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near" (1:3)?
What would we not know without the Book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ?
These questions beg to be asked and answered.
Here's a brief list of the truths exclusively given in John's Revelation that blesses readers and hearers:
John doesn't promise a blessing to those who understand fully his revelation, but he does promise a blessing to those who read and hear, keep in their hearts the words of his prophecy and live hopefully and purposefully in light of the truths revealed therein.
The book of Jude would have been a cliff-hanger to the story that the Bible tells. John's Revelation, however, closes the story of time and introduces the eternal heavenly sequel where the redeemed will experience continuous joy in the precence of our great God.
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