by John Barnett

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Series: Revelation - From Now to Forever
John Barnett

Are You Aware You're Holding a Treasure?

Have you ever grasped what a treasure you hold in your hands this morning? Even more, the incredible treasure that is housed in those final pages of your Bible? Tucked in at the end of the book is the answer to anything you may be facing today or any of your tomorrows! Open with me to that final book, The Revelation.

This book comes to John as a gift from the Father to the Son. A gift passed down from the Owner of the Universe. Now that is incredible!

Listen to Revelation 1:1 The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, NIV

Disturbing Days for John the Apostle

Imagine with me the Apostle John. It"s nearing the end of Century One. He is an old man living alone in a world that was violently hostile to Christians.

The Roman world where John saw the government allowed citizens to break in and rob your home because you were a believer, ("took joyfully the spoiling of your goods")
The Roman world where John saw the most powerful person in the worldly system of daily life (an Emperor) was personally committed to finding you and erasing your influence;
The Roman world where John saw infiltrators in the church ("grievous wolves") who secretly reported what was said at the intimate church fellowship meetings you participated in;
The Roman world where John saw Christians defecting to the world, false doctrine, materialism, immorality and false doctrine;
The Roman world that had finally pounded at his door to drag him away to his death! Whew, sounds like a nightmare.
Where was John the Apostle when Jesus delivered him this incredible book? (Patmos) Where? EXILED ON PATMOS AT THE END OF HIS LIFE!

Now, think of how discouraged he must have been. He was the only surviving apostle. The last one left of Christ' ...

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