READING THE NEW TESTAMENT: REVELATION
The New Testament is a collection of twenty-seven books. All of the books come from the first followers of Jesus. Some of the books take only a few minutes to read. But before you read the books in the New Testament, it helps to know what each book is about.
When you see a word marked like *this, you will find the word explained in a Word List. You will find the list at the end of this article.
Here are a few words to help you to read the New Testament book of Revelation. Revelation is the last book of the Bible. It is like no other book in the New Testament. God gave John a vision and told him to write what he saw. He would then send his letter to the churches in many places. He wanted them to know what he had seen.
After you read what the book of Revelation is about, you will find some verses to read. These verses will help you understand John. You will see what was important to him.
The Book of Revelation speaks of what is to happen in the future. John used many *signs and unusual stories as he wrote the book. Revelation finishes the story that started in Genesis. It tells of a battle between good and evil that will take place on earth. The Lord Jesus wins this battle. John tells us that things will get worse in the world before they get better. But when Jesus returns, he will make all things right again. The book ends with a picture of a new heaven and a new earth.
Verses to Get You Started
Jesus is God.
God is King.
God pours out his anger.
God will judge the Evil One.
God will judge the dead.
God will make all things new.
Church: A group of people who follow and believe in Jesus Christ. A meeting of those who believe in Jesus Christ.
Sign: Acts which showed the power of God present in the world.