How You Can Find Hope and Assurance in the Book of Revelation

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Many find the Book of Revelation frightening and confusing but it is full of promises that give us the hope and assurance of God's love and ultimate victory. #Revelation #Hope #GodsWord #Blessings

Well friends, here we are starting the last book of the New Testament.

The book of Revelation is God’s Word to us about the future but also about the present.

John began it with these words:

This is a revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants the events that must soon take place.

Revelation 1:1

Many find the words in Revelations confusing and some consider them frightening. Between the images of heaven and the passages about the dragon, the beast, the tribulation, and Armageddon . . . it’s easy to understand how our mortal minds have trouble grasping the symbolic imagery.

But we can focus on the main purpose of its words—to reveal the identity of Christ, to show us His infinite love, power, and justice . . . to give us both a warning and hope for our eternal futures.

John wrote:

This is his report of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Revelation 1:2b

You and I can read the Book of Revelation knowing it is full of hope and encouragement. No matter how frightening things are or are becoming, we can trust the One who declared…

“I am the Alpha and the Omega—the beginning and the end,” says the Lord God. “I am the one who is, who always was, and who is still to come—the Almighty One.”

Revelation 1:8

God is eternal . . . Alpha and Omega are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet. God is sovereign over the past, the present, and the future. He is infinite and unchanging love, wisdom, and power. He is the King of kings and Lord of lords yesterday, today, tomorrow, and always.

No matter what happens around us or to us, we can know there is nothing beyond His reach. No matter what happens today or tomorrow, we are safe and saved in Jesus . . . the One who of whom John wrote:

He is the faithful witness to these things, the first to rise from the dead, and the ruler of all the kings of the world. All glory to him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by shedding his blood for us.

Revelations 1:5

The One who gave His life for you and me wants us to be assured that we are secure in Him!

Many find the Book of Revelation frightening and confusing but it is full of promises that give us the hope and assurance of God's love and ultimate victory. #Revelation #Hope #GodsWord #Blessings

A Prayer to Be Filled with Hope and Assurance
Through the Book of Revelation

Father, Your promises are full of hope and assurance. Please help me to find it in the words of Your Book of Revelation as well. Please give me Your peace as I read of images and events that are beyond my understanding. Please help me focus my heart and mind on You.

You are the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. You are the Triune—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. You love us and made it possible for us to be freed from sin through Jesus’ death and resurrection. You are the Almighty One.

I humbly lay my life before You. I give You my fears and anxious thoughts. I offer myself to You in faith trusting that You will give me everything I need one moment at a time . . . even when world events and my circumstances are hard to understand. I know You understand. I know this is all part of Your eternal plan. I know that I am safe and secure in Your love. Thank you, Lord. You are the “king of peace” now and always. (Hebrews 7:2) Amen.

Many find the Book of Revelation frightening and confusing but it is full of promises that give us the hope and assurance of God's love and ultimate victory. #Revelation #Hope #GodsWord #Blessings

You and I are familiar with Jesus as we’ve seen him portrayed in pictures and presentations . . . the teacher who gently walked with people two thousand years ago.

In the days ahead we are going to look more closely at the glorified Son of God, the One before whom every knee will bow. He won the victory over sin, death, and the power of satan once and forever. He is our hope and assurance.

I’m looking forward to our time in the Book of Revelation.

I’m excited! It makes me think about the words of Rev. Billy Graham…

‘I’ve read the last page of the Bible, it’s all going to turn out all right.’

On today’s note write:

Jesus is the hope and assurance of the Book of Revelation.

May God bless you and give you everything you need to trust His promises.

Click here to read the rest of Revelation 1.

I’d also like to share another resource with you for your study of time…

Rachel Schmoyer wrote Take It To Heart – 30 Days Through Revelation. I was part of her launch team and believe her book will bless and encourage you.

Thank you so much for joining me today.

And a thank you to BibleGateway.com for sources.

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10 Comments

  1. I look forward to reading more! I’ve been upset with myself due to challenges in keeping faith…I’m always sad when I feel I am not trusting in His words…these last two years have been trying and I’m a minimalist when it comes to digesting and repeating the narrative they spin daily…so much noise and I choose to remain focused on Faith, Family and being a good person…again, I don’t bury my head in the sand…there are days I think HOW? And what in the world…??? And then I think…oh yeah…all due to man and what they deem acceptable against the word of God and then I come back…remind myself to have my peace…Deb, this is hard/challenging…mainly due to seeing how and where the older generations are forced to live in what they spin and change daily and the obvious attacks on and geared towards changing the minds of these little ones…what will they be left with and where is the protection when we are gone? This is the biggest struggle…questioning how God knows and the children are their prey…you are right about people coming back together, we are sick of their lies and one variant after another…another shot, another virus…and mental warfare on those who choose to follow…not my house…as for me and my house…we choose to serve the Lord. Amen!

    Great post! Thanks Deb!

    1. I’m right there with you, Lily!! It’ like you looked right into my heart! Thanks for having the courage to say it out loud! I pray many, many silent prayers, for my silent thoughts. Blessings Warrior!!

      1. Thank you Kathy…I am humbled in knowing I am not alone, you are not alone…there are many of us who feel this way in what seems like “destruction” and the blatant attacks they throw out…it is important to remind ourselves…my law, my teachings, come from the Bible – from God…not man. I refuse to spin the narrative nor partake in the ugliness which seems to run amuck! Hang in there! I’m with you! Thanks!

    2. I love this, Lily! Not my house. Not my family. With the help of the Holy Spirit, we will remain focused on Jesus and live each day with an eternal perspective. What a blessing to know that God has promised to give us what we need to live in faith even through these challenging times. I think that is the message of the Book of Revelation . . . the times will be hard but God is with us and Jesus has already won the victory. God bless you!

  2. I love that quote from Billy Graham, Deb, and I’m so looking forward to journeying through the Book of Revelations with you here.
    Blessings!

  3. Susan Melton says:

    Hi! So glad I could join and so very excited to be here…I too am trying to rekindle my faith. We left the church due to covid fears and have finally returned. It felt good to be home. My daily prayers waned as I became less involved. Not good! Im excited to join this online study group. Ive never read the bible all throughout, but Revelations has always been at top of my list to study!

    1. Hi Susan, welcome! I’m so glad you’re here. God be with you and bless you!

  4. I have tried to study the Book of Revelation before. I find it fascinating and a little scary. I hope I am not around in those times. I have read lots of different theories on what it all means, perhaps we are not meant to know exactly, but to trust and believe in God.

    1. Hi Angela, I think your feelings about Revelation are very common for many. And I do think we’re not meant to know exactly. God wants us to trust Him, to wait and watch for Jesus to return, and to live with faith knowing He will give us everything we need to remain in His love when the days here are difficult. God bless you!

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