My “Guilty Pleasure” is the Book of Revelation

Today our church goes through 1-3 John, but I’ve already begun my re-reading of Revelation. This book is my “guilty pleasure” in Scripture reading. I find so many people avoid it because it’s so difficult to understand. Those who seem to “enjoy” it do so as they “teach” in a way that is linear and very American. While I was in Bible college I read a little book that set me free from both of those extremes and I’ve actually enjoyed reading Revelation ever since. I don’t sweat the details. I don’t guess about the “ten heads” or “ten crowns” or the number of man…

I just read. And every time I find something that is so wonderful I find myself worshiping the Lamb once again.

I read it because I don’t have all the answers. I read it because I don’t have to have all the answers. I read it because it IS the revelation of Jesus Christ. It’s not the “revelation of the end times.”

This just may be a great week!

3 thoughts on “My “Guilty Pleasure” is the Book of Revelation

    1. The little book had nothing to do with interpreting Revelation, actually. He was a pastor talking about ministry and mentioned that one time in his church he decided to simply read Revelation on Sunday nights as a congregation. No commentary. No exposition of the text. Just read the Book together and see what happens.

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