The book of Revelation...the final book in the Holy Bible...in places, is very difficult
to understand. But we're instructed to read it. The third verse in it says, "Blessed is he that readeth, and they
that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein, for the time is at hand."
It was given to the Apostle John by an angel from God Himself, in a vision while John was exiled to the Isle
There are many interpretations of this book, but if you never read
any more than the final three chapters, you must do that, because they talk about the promise of Heaven in the afterlife of
Christians. And it's enough for you to want to be one of us who believe that Jesus is The Christ, the Son of the Living
God, and that He has prepared a Heaven where we'll spend eternity after our death in this world.
It says "God shall wipe away all tears, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying,
neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away." (Chapter 21, verse 4). And chapter 22 tells
of "a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, and the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded
her fruit every month." (22:1-2). It continues to tell of Heaven..."And there shall be no night there, and they
need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light; and they shall reign for ever and ever."
And it also speaks of a hell where the unbeliever will spend his or her eternity. The choice is ours.
And the book is to be taken most seriously, because it closes, saying, "If any man shall add unto these
things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book; and if any man shall take away the words of the
book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city."
And chapter 21, verse 8, says "...the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and
whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone,
which is the second death.
And although the book touches on both the past,when
the angel Lucifer was cast out of Heaven because of his pride, and our future after death, and is difficult in many places
to understand...let's go back to chapter three, where Christ says, "He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed
in white raiment, and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father,
and before his angels.
If you understand no more than these few words, it's
enough for you to give your heart to Jesus Christ, to escape hell, which lasts forever, and to enter Heaven, which also lasts
forever. There's no more important thing for you to do, than to give your heart to Him and live for him in this wisp of
time we call our life.
Think about it.