The entire Bible has been leading to what’s revealed here in the second to last chapter of Revelation. It’s here that God pulls back the curtain and gives us a preview of the coming redemption.
Conviction comes through the Holy Spirit because there are many people do not see what is right on their own. They don’t see their sin, unrighteousness, or need for judgment.
Transitions of power tell a story. When an elderly pastor passes off the lead pastor role to a younger pastor who he’s discipled for years, it speaks well of the older pastor’s faithfulness and preparation.
The Bible is a single, unified story. It can be easy to forget this since the Bible is made up of 66 books, 1,189 chapters, and 783,137 verses. These divisions, which are helpful reference points, can accidentally trick us into seeing the Bible as a collection of loosely related stories.
It can be easy to take some of the most important things in life for granted. From the air we breathe to the force of gravity holding us to Earth, there’s much we assume or ignore. But surely, if we suddenly had no oxygen or started floating away from Earth, we’d once again realize our need for those things.