A blessing for those who readeth. Promised at the beginning and again at the end for the time is at hand. If you keepeth the sayings. The time was near for the first coming. It is now near for the second. Prepare the way. Where is John the Baptist when you really need him?
A Comfort by Reading
A Blessing for he that overcometh. Blessed is he that readeth, watcheth, and keepeth what has been prophesied. That is not to say we shouldn’t work to make it better but not to be discouraged by what seems to be a hopeless situation. Never despair but if you do, work on in despair. The time is near.
A Reason For The Apocalypse
A first coming “which must shortly come to pass”. John the Baptist was preparing the way for the Lamb of God. Look for the word “lamb” in the Apocalypse. John the Apostle knew John the Baptist who knew the Lamb. He “bare record”. John the second added Jesus, Antipas, and the “seven churches”. The third John, “your brother”, is next.
A First Coming
A kingdom at hand. The time was near. John the Baptist knew the Lamb, a word used 27 times in the Apocalypse. He wrote the first one. Later John the apostle added Jesus and the seven churches. He knew about the followers of John the Baptist in Ephesus. There must be a third John.
A testimony of Jesus Christ. Blessed is he that readeth. Augustine read it. “Why then read it if only to keep silence about it?” Understanding it is a challenge. You may not have time for this. You may not have that much time. It’s later than you think. You may need help understanding it. Ask for it.
A Lamb of God
A voice crying is the wilderness. The word “lamb” is mentioned 27 times in the Apocalypse. John the Baptist knew the “Lamb of God”. He was preparing the way for “the time is at hand”. John the Baptist did not know Jesus was the Lamb of God. John the Apostle knew that and was also aware of his following.
A Reason Why
A question not often addressed. What is the purpose of prophecy? Why was the Apocalypse written? To prepare the way for the first coming. A time that was near. “Make straight” the way of the Lord sayeth the voice crying out in the wilderness.
A Good News Testimony
A Lamb of God to loose the seals. The word “lamb” is found 27 times in the Apocalypse first written by John the Baptist. It should be the first book of the New Testament and not the last for the time was at hand for the first coming.
A Time That is Near
A beginning and the end. Keep the faith. This will not end well. Shooting at women and children shows that the Russians will do anything to achieve their ends. The end must include the Second Coming. Behold, he cometh with clouds, Prepare the way. Come Lord Jesus. –
A Shame To Be Avoided
A blessing for those who keepeth their garments. Those who don’t might be exposed and judged “according to their works”. Watch for the signs. There will be a “a falling away” and the gospel will reach “unto all nations”. Therefore “be watchful” and be blessed for the “time is at hand” to reveal this prophecy.