Rev. 1: 19 (NIV) - "Write, therefore, what you have seen, what is now and what will take place later."
Verse 1 states - "The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place." John was on the isle of Patmos - exiled for his beliefs and teachings. An elderly man subjected to banishment. Yes, he could hold to the hope of God's knowing the present circumstances - God now shows him that He knows the future.
Write what you have seen. Tell about the Savior - the God-man. Write what is now. Tell about the turmoil and trouble of this present day and time. Write what will take place later. John - let Me show you the future. What tribulation and distress will come - but hold on - John -- We win!! The future for those who embrace and accept Jesus will possibly be troublesome, but the ending is glorious. God has a plan for the future - it is written out in His Word - and not even the demons of Hell can change it.
I, for one, am very glad I serve a God who knows the future, holds the future, and will see the future unfold for His Glory and Honor. Today, work towards placing your trust in the One who holds the future.
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