We huddle at the end of each work day.
In case you are wondering, I am not a football player…I wouldn’t last long on the field.
The “team huddle” is a time at the end of my work day where the team, about 4-5 people, gathers together for about five to ten minutes. We discuss issues that came up during the day and how we can improve on them, but we also prepare for the next day. We review the schedule to make sure there is adequate time for each appointment and anticipate potential problems and try to deal with them early.
It is an important opportunity to get a “sneak peak” into the next day so that we are truly prepared.
Do you know who else was part of a “huddle”? John, the disciple, who walked with Jesus as he ministered on this earth.
John was given a glimpse of heaven and a sneak peak at the days approaching that included God’s judgement and final victory over the enemy. He recorded this in the book of Revelation.
The book of Revelation can be daunting, even to the most mature of Christians…but it doesn’t have to be! The name of the book, “Revelation” in Greek (Apocalypse) actually means “unveiling”. It is God’s unveiling to the believer of events that WILL take place.
Not probably, not most likely, but without a doubt.
Through this book, we get a glimpse of our future home, but also get a glimpse of the judgement for those who have persistently rejected Christ’s invitation for a relationship.
We also learn about God and Jesus, and we cannot help but fall down in worship because the character of Christ is revealed.
Not only that, but look at this: Revelation 1:3 says, “Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy and blessed are those who hear it and take heart what is written in it, because the time is near.”
You will be blessed! It’s a promise!
Wouldn’t you want to get a blueprint of a house of you are building before you move in? We have one! You are not home yet…there is so much more than this life here on earth.
Don’t be intimidated to flip to the end of your Bible to Revelation. We get a glimpse into what is positively going to happen. Shouldn’t we be prepared? God’s mercy and grace is evident throughout the most difficult of circumstances that are mentioned in this book.
God will reveal himself through Revelation, just ask him. Take your time to absorb it, take a few verses at a time. It’s okay to not completely understand everything. With the right resources, you can untangle some of the complexities you come across. The Holy Spirit will guide you (John 16:13). By reading this book, your love for Jesus will grow and you will be transformed!