REVELATION A Case Study of A Valid PROPHECY

JESUS Is Coming Soon!

A Valid Prophecy

The Book of Revelation is quite an interesting, intriguing narrative account of the grand finale! Bursting at the seam it encompasses a great wealth of relative, similar, prophetic symbolism that is also found in the Books of Daniel and Zechariah. It is in Revelation that John shares his many quite extraordinary, remarkable visions. John endured a lot of persecution because of his faith and belief in Jesus Christ. It is here on the rocky island of Patmos John was exiled because he would not worship the pagan image of emperor Domitian. Scores of readers shy away from reading Revelation and find some of its contents a bit disturbing. Others simply find it weird and even a bit irrational. However, when one looks closer through a spiritual lens you will discover that John truly and unselfishly intended to enlighten, inspire hope and encouragement in the midst of his own personal predicament. Revelation contains valid prophecy and a plethora of spiritual blessings!



The person of Jesus Christ, His divine nature and character are transparently revealed in Revelation. Revelation comes from the Greek word apokalypsis, it means the unveiling of something that was previously unrevealed. The Apostle John saw amazing enlightening visions that he was instructed to write down while exiled to the Island of Patmos. He was directed by the Lord to send letters to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea they were within the province of Asia. Within these seven cities the Church had been established. John had been exiled to Patmos for preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ.


Revelation has been described as one of the most complicated, intimidating Books in the Bible. One might pose the question; “Well if it is so complicated then why bother at all to read Revelation?” First and foremost because it is the inspired Word of God. John gives us a profound reason to persevere through its contents. One must certainly solicit the aid and assistance of the Holy Spirit to open your spiritual ears for any lucid clarity. John himself really answers that question earlier on. He tells us that “Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take it to heart what is written in it, because the time is near…”



John also reinforces the fact that Jesus Christ is, lived here on earth, is the King of Kings, and the Almighty Ruler, of the kings of the earth and is most definitely coming back again! Here in Revelation we are reminded that Jesus created all things and all things are subject to Him. This further helps one to understand why Jesus humbled Himself, and actually became the “Word in flesh.” It was out of obedience to the will of the Father that He died upon the cross, then arose with all power. Here we learn the immense significance of His amazing position as the “Lamb of God.” He once and for all gave His life. For those who believe this is the Gospel the “Good News!” Just by knowing who we are in Him helps us to live victoriously as John did despite his situation and what was happening in the world! Essentially our purpose for life and living is to discover Him as our Creator and seek Him above everything else. We who are believers have been purchased with His Blood. The Church belongs to Him, His Church is His Bride!



Revelation contains an affluent wealth of prophetic visions that stretches one’s imagination to think far beyond the surface. To ponder and launch out into the deep where one’s faith or lack thereof becomes apparent. John goes on to describe the events on a scroll to be sent to the seven (7) cities where the Church was established. To each of them he has some very specific and interesting comments. Take some time and see where your congregation of choice is? “He who has an ear, let Him hear what the Spirit says to the Church.” It is important today in this 21st century to be mindful that the scriptures are being fulfilled. GOD’S WORD is AWESOME! God wants us to have an intimate personal relationship with Him. He is the Most High God above Him is not other! It is important to know the Lord’s Word for yourself. This way you “will no longer be infants tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming…” as expressed in Ephesians.



It is here in Revelation that we are reminded of the ongoing spiritual warfare that was and has continued to go on within and against God's Church. Keep in mind when Revelation was written the many large, small, storefront and or mega buildings where the Church comes together for worship did not exist. The war between good and evil continues to divide God's Church. This is again why it is so very important to have an intimate personal relationship with the Lord and His Word. Revelation does not easily open its contents for one to readily embrace and understand. One must seek and call upon the Holy Spirit to keep you attentive. To continue through the many passages that requires a deep concentration and steadfastness through the many tumultuous interludes. This is also why it is so very important to worship the Lord “in SPIRIT and in TRUTH" whenever you worship HE indeed, is truly worthy of our praise!


All in all Revelation major overtones reassures us that our HOPE and TRUST must be in the Lord. John clearly reminds us that GOD alone, gave His only Begotten Son to redeem us from the clutches of sin and death and insure our access to eternal life! It is through Adam that sin and death entered our existence. During one’s mesmerizing safaric enlightening journey through Revelation there are many turns and unexpected surprises. Vivid, veracious scenes depicting the seven (7) seals, seven (7) trumpets, scrolls, exotic creatures, dragons and angels, seven (7) plagues and seven (7) bowls of God’s wrath, and a wondrous plethora of rare precious gemstones and so much more… Here in Revelation there is also a wonderful vision magnificently illustrating the joy and honor for being invited to the great wedding supper. SEVEN (7) is the number of COMPLETION! The King of Kings emerges and gives us a glimpse of what Heaven is like. It is through Jesus Christ’s love for us, His birth, sinless life, crucifixion, death and resurrection that we have been redeemed and given the gift of eternal life. Within the power of His resurrection is our Hope!



Yes our country had a dreadful economic crisis, and property values plummeted and are now slowly rising. Yet things will never be quite as they were.


Yes the Supreme Court voted against the WORD of GOD in favor of "same sex unions."


Yes there is a plethora of foreign and domestic terrorism. There is also a resurgence of racial discrimination, racial profiling as well as escalating senseless shootings...


Let us not overlook the scandalous political forum that persists. It is clear that the WORD of GOD is being fulfilled for some of everything is going on. Pandora's Box has lost its lid.


It is so very important to spend some time in the Word of God! Pray for discernment so you can better discern what time it is. God has forewarned is to live each day as though the Lord were going to return.




In Revelation an angel of the Lord reminds us that “These words are trustworthy and true. The Lord the God of the spirits and prophets, sent an angel to show his servants the things that must soon take place.” God knows us from the inside out through and through. He knows the why, who what, and why not. You may not want to think about it but time is of the essence. Our entire lives are an open book to the Lord this is inclusive of everyone all over this entire universe! It is important that we keep in mind that our life continues on throughout eternity. It is important to know for sure where you will spend eternity! This is not based upon what someone says, thinks or does not say about you. It is based on His Word and knowing without a doubt that it is to Him you belong. “It is in Him we move and live and have our being.” Hear what His Spirit has to say “BLESSED are those who wash their robes, that they may go through the gates of the city. Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehoods...” Although Revelation may be difficult to comprehend at times, I want to encourage you to read on. Remember the Word of God is like no other. It is “quick (alive) and powerful, sharper than a two-edged sword…” Since it is so full of life, each time you take time to read it and glean it’s wisdom your spiritual ears and eyes are opened just that much more! And yes most definitely, Revelation is a valid prophecy



If you have truly accepted Jesus Christ into your heart you have been granted the gift of Eternal Life in Heaven. God is your Father & Creator! But, have you really given some serious thought to what eternity will be like? Are you really living today to prepare to live with the Lord for eternity! Imagine The Word tells us that there will be no more, death, pain or sorrow! "God will wipe every tear from their eyes!" There will be ongoing praising & rejoicing... It is important to realize when you truly are living for the Lord whatever you are going through its not over for you. It's just temporary! Have faith in God! In the end "WE WIN" God has the last WORD! "These are the words of HIM who is HOLY and TRUE, who holds the KEY of DAVID, What HE opens NO ONE can shut, and what HE shuts NO ONE can open!"



The Bible starts with a marvelous story of Creation. Genesis records the Beginning. It concludes with the creation of a new heaven and earth in Revelation. Those who overcome through Jesus Christ will "stand firm in the end." (evil will not be able to mimic itself as good and continue to deceive many...) We don't know the day or the hour but JESUS is coming soon!!! But we can rest assured that He is coming back! The Promises of God will be fulfilled! HIS WORD will not return void! In this world where disobedience, mistreatment, persecution, immorality, evil, lying, and deception continue to rise... JESUS CHRIST OUR SAVIOR tells us to endure by FAITH! TRUST HIM! In spite of how things appear, He really does ultimately have it ALL under His control! His message of Love, Repentance, Faith and Salvation is extended to all! He is the "Bright and Morning STAR!" HE IS The ALPHA and The OMEGA THE BEGINNING AND THE END!!! We can ALWAYS have HOPE in the LORD!!! TO GOD Be THE GLORY!

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RevLady 6 years ago from Lantana, Florida

DeBorrah, I think we would be hard pressed to locate any other book in Scripture that reveals God and Jesus Christ in splendid glory and majesty than does Revelation. Nor is there any other book that reveals more about Jesus' Second Coming as Judge of the world.

Your pointed out that, "Revelation has been described as one of the most complicated, intimidating Books in the Bible" and posed the question, "Well if it is so complicated then why bother at all to read Revelation?”

Good point and good question. God did not say we would understand it all. What He did say, as you quoted from His word, "Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near."

In my experience, the more I read it, the more I prosper and with each reading, the Spirit reveals even more truth.

Beyond that, the hope and encouragement found in Revelation is tremendously strengthening to the spirit. To read and be reminded that the god of this world will be ultimately be destroyed, that God will have the last word in history and God's saints free at last. Glory to His name!

Thank you for directing us to the reading and studying of Revelations, revealing the last things are soon coming to pass.

Holiday blessings,


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Judah's Daughter 6 years ago from Roseville, CA

DeBorrah, Revelation is such a fascinating book. I wrote on some of my observations as to when the rapture might take place, who the beasts of Revelation are, what signs prophesied have happened thus far (i.e. the Euphrates River is drying up), just because Revelation is really a book of HOPE! The birth pangs are happening and yet we have anticipation in the midst of it all, for to see our Lord is the PRIZE!! May we keep our eye on the Prize!! God bless you!


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godpreacher 6 years ago from Atlanta,Ga.

Sis DeBorrah,

You've done it again. Truly the book of revelation is for most an intimidating book, just as Daniel and Ezekiel are. Many people are afraid to venture into it's depths for truth and understanding. The book of Revelation also shows us, in no uncertain terms, the agape love of God, and that all God is doing, is for us.


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creativeone59 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

Thank you for a very enlightening and uplifting hub on revelation. Want it be a blessing not to have to worry about death,pain or sorrows, when it's all over and done with. Thank you again for sharing. blessings to you. creativeone59


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Rev Lady, Thank you as always for your wonderful insightful commentary! The Word of God is so amazing! It is often missed just how much He LOVES us! He allowed HIS SON to adorn Himself in flesh to conquer sin in the flesh for us so we can be without excuse. We all fall short of His Glory! It is because of Him we have been redeemed! We need to seek Him diligently for continued spiritual growth! I believe as long, or short the Lord has us here on earth we each always have room for improvement!

I was taught by my Mother that “We are forever becoming, we never arrive…” Yes, my sister as you have said before; you are quite right about us sharing the beauty of having Mothers who loved God and imparted that love to us! It is a wonderful gift that gives reassurance yet keeps you humble… Those words of wisdom are embedded into the core of who we are…Praise God!

Revelation is quite complicated, but what a spectacular glimpse we get to see into eternity that reassures us that Jesus Is coming back for those who remain… What is so fabulous is each time you read it as you so beautifully explained: “In my experience, the more I read it, the more I prosper and with each reading, the Spirit reveals even more truth.” Amen! This is so True!

Thank you again for sharing! The WORD of God is so wonderful! It is so comforting and reassuring of who we are in Him! I know you know this song “JESUS is ALL The WORLD TO ME” May Our Father continue to use you mightily as you expound His Word... May His Light shine through you as you share the gift He has given you; What a wonderful Savior we have…. Love & Blessing!


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thevoice 6 years ago from carthage ill

god bless new world faith


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Judah's Daughter, I so agree it really is an amazing Book!

Yes, It truly is a book of HOPE! We really can have true Security and Significance in the LORD! There is POWER in the BLOOD it washes us from ALL unrigthteousness! We can REJOICE knowing that through Him we have eternal life!

Yes indeed! The signs are all around! All we have to do is as you say "Keep our eyes on the PRIZE" The JOY of the LORD is our strength! Thank you for visiting and sharing your comments! Blessings to you as well!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

godpreacher, Thank you, I am humbled by your kind words!

Yes my brother it is quite an interesting as well as fascinating Book! It is full of intrigue and such Powerful Spiritual Inspiration & Hope!

So like the Lord to challenge our finite minds! John did a wonderful work for the Lord to enlighten and inspire us! We need His HOLY SPIRIT to lead us to ALL TRUTH! No matter how much we learn of Him there is always so much more! Thank you for taking the time to visit and share your comments, In HIs Love & Blessings!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Creativeone, You are quite welcome! Be encouraged! Know you are special to the Lord! He has a plan and a purpose for each of His children! Yes! It is so beautiful to know that because of His gift of eternal life, at some point there will be no more tears, pain and sorrows! Wonderful! Thank you for visiting as always!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

The voice, Thank you for sharing and taking the time to visit, Blessings!


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Artin2010 6 years ago from Northwestern Florida, Gulfcoast

The disciple John in his elder years while imprisoned on the Island of Patmos prophesied that the risen Christ Jesus would return with an army of God's angels to claim His people. He, John, has explained what shall come to pass when our Savior returns.In chapter 22 , he records three times, " I come quickly." surely this is meaning be ready for me, Jesus, when I return! Beautiful Hub DeBorrah K. Thank you


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Artin2010, The Book of revelation really is a wonderful Book! It reassures us that Jesus is COMING and says: "Behold I AM COMING SOON!" You are so right! We need to live our lives in expectancy each day as though the LORD is coming at any time!

Thank You for your comments and Thank you for stopping by and sharing as well, Blessings!


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK

Thanks for another insightful Hub; I will admit, I don't understand the book of Revelation. I do however have a favourite verse there: God is the one that opens a door and no one can close it, vice versa.

I think I should put it on my Goal list for 2010. Maybe read it with a commentary. I will also read this Hub again as you have explained a lot of things in it.

Best wishes. :)


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Lady E, You are quite welcome! Revelation is complicated. But at least you have not avoided it all together, as some. Set some quiet time aside and pray before you read. I suggest that you go slow perhaps a chapter at a time... I am sure that you will be quite amazed as to how the HOLY SPIRIT will OPEN your spiritual eyes to reveal HIS TRUTH. No matter how many times I read it I learn something new each time. Yet still in comparison to my overall understanding there is so much much more to learn. This is what's so fascinating about the depth of God's WORD!

I think that it is a WONDERFUL GOAL for 2010! A Great way to start out the NEW YEAR... A commentary would be helpful! Thank you for sharing as always it is a pleasure! Continue to seek the Lord above all else I know He has amazing things in store for you! Much Love & Blessings!


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Philipo 6 years ago from Nigeria

Very touchy and inspirational hub. I think I really need to do more reading. Thanks for sharing.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Philipo, I am glad you are inspired! Enjoy your reading... Thank you for sharing and visiting as always! Blessings!


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skye2day 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

DeBorrah, Awesome hub. wowzer. You worked hard.I have been in a Bible study on revelation for a couple of weeks.

The teacher has been awesome. His life long work. You can share about this because the Holy Spirit fills you with understanding. I know I understand allot more then I did just a couple of months ago, by hearing the word. You hit it on the head Deborrah. Very Good. I hope many are Blessed and read this. Yes the time is getting closer. Exciting to think we are in this age. The gathering up picture is nice. wow.It makes one think, be ready. DO not be asleep in Jesus.

Love you Deborrah, you are a sweetie pie. Hugs girlfriend.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago Author

Sky2day, So glad to hear that you are enjoying your study of Revelation! It makes all the difference in the world when the teacher enjoys and is committed to whatever she or he teaches! It is a wonderful book full of wisdom and prophecy!

Revelations really puts you in touch with the fact Jesus is coming back! How exciting to know that we can be sure of our eternal home! Therefore we can live each day to please the Lord knowing that we are in His hands and our life’s purpose is to seek Him above all else! Yes! " Do not be asleep..." We an always have HOPE in the Lord!

It is always good to hear from you! You are a wonderful HP angel… keep letting the Lord’s Light shine through you..

THANK YOU for sharing, In His love, Peace & Blessings!

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