Three times in these closing paragraphs the promise is made, “Behold, I am coming soon.” Eternity may seem far off. Yet for each of us the return of Jesus and the events foretold in Revelation have an immediacy. “Soon” may be tomorrow!
In the last two chapters of Revelation there is an obvious change of tone. We are given another view of eternity. Now God’s family gathers to share the joy of God’s presence and the rich gifts He has prepared for those who love Him. In these chapters we have a hint of what we call “heaven.” We
Now we find, somewhat surprisingly, that the battle described in Revelation 19 is followed by a period of a thousand years. Satan is “locked and sealed” in the Abyss, to “keep him from deceiving the nations anymore” until the thousand years end. Тhere is a “first resurrection” at which
In spite of the pain, there is joy in heaven as history’s end comes. As the glorified figure of the Lamb prepares to battle His enemies on earth, we hear the multitude shouting: „Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad and give Him glory!“