“If ever there was a book that could be described as a ‘riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma,’ it is the last book in the Bible, the book of Revelation.” —Daniel Akin
“Many people find the book of Revelation intimidating, perhaps a bit scary, or just plain confusing.” —Tim Chester
“For most Bible readers, Revelation is a riddle that fascinates and frustrates.” —Brian Tabb
“A genre of revelatory literature with a narrative framework in which a revelation is mediated by an otherworldly being to a human recipient, disclosing a transcendent reality, which is both temporal, insofar as it envisages eschatological salvation, and spatial insofar as it involves another, supernatural world.” —Brian Tabb
The Lord will bless those who hear and obey his Word; therefore, we should hear and obey his Word.
- The Blessing. (v.1-3)
- The Greeting (v. 4-6)
- The Pronouncement (v. 8)
“God is eternal, everlasting and almighty, and there is no escaping him. Nothing has been overlooked or unexamined by him. Nothing was before him, and nothing will outlast him. What he declares to be true is certain to be inerrant, infallible, authoritative, reliable, totally true and trustworthy.” —James Hamilton Jr.