“The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants–things which must shortly take place. And He sent and signified it by His angel to His servant John” (Revelation 1:1 NKJV). So the Apostle John opened the Book of Revelation. Whatever it says in signs and word pictures, were “things which must shortly take place.” That word, “shortly” is used by the inspired writer to close the Book: “And the Lord God of the holy prophets sent His angel to show His servants the things which must shortly take place” (Revelation 22:6 NKJV). At the beginning and end of the Book, God said the things in it were soon to happen. Peter warned that “untaught and unstable people twist [scriptures] to their own destruction” (2 Peter 3:16 NKJV). The Book of Revelation does not predict the future! Let the Bible speak!
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.