As the first century drew to a close, cities across the Roman Empire proclaimed Caesar to be the Son of God on earth. Any refusal to worship the emperor could jeopardize an entire city's standing with Rome. Which left Christians in these cities vulnerable to persecution.
Around this time, a prophet named John shared a prophetic vision with seven churches in Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey). This vision became known as the book of Revelation, the last book of the New Testament.
Today’s reading includes seven letters, one for each of the churches that received John’s vision. Though the letters vary in their content, depending on the circumstances of each church, they were united by a common theme…
Today we'll read pages 425-431 from Revelation.
Read until "...what the Spirit says to the churches."
Enjoy the journey,
The Community Bible Experience team
P.S. Revelation contains some of the most vivid and mysterious imagery in the Bible. But don't lose sight of the book's key message about perseverance. According to John, those who remain faithful to God will be vindicated, and God will dwell with his people once more, just as he did in the beginning.