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The Revelation to John of Jesus Christ. There is nothing else like it in all the Bible. Why are we so curious about it and yet so afraid of it? Why do people read it and say they can’t understand a word of it but then go back to have another go at it? There are obvious reasons why the book is neglected, after all it’s full of mystery and confusion. We feel very inadequate and ignorant when we read Revelation. We are out of our depth and above our pay grade here. There is a sense that when we read Revelation we feel like we are in a foreign country and they are speaking a foreign language. Plus there are so many conflicting interpretations, no less than five major schools of interpretation, and if the scholars are conflicted and confused, then what hope is there for us. John Calvin wrote great commentaries on every book of the NT except Revelation. If he wouldn’t tackle it why should we? Some neglect the book because of the mistaken assumption that one has to be a great scholar to figure it out and this book beyond the reach of the average Christian reader. But even the simplest Christian, even a child with the Holy Spirit can gain much hope and help from every part of God’s Word. All Scripture is God-breathed and profitable for training in truth and righteousness. This is the Word of God inspired by the Holy Spirit. Yet the mystery is part of Revelation’s appeal and beauty. We are talking about things here too glorious for normal prose. We are going to see crowns and thrones, gold and silver, exquisite jewels and precious stones. We are going to hear angelic choruses and mighty trumpet blasts. We will tremble as we feel the violent clashes of great armies and giant beasts. The sizes and numbers of everything will stagger our imaginations. We will encounter an explosion of symbols and graphic imagery to dazzle the eyes, a virtual cornucopia of music, color, texture, along with tastes and smells enough to engage all our senses. How fitting that the final book of the Bible that tells of final things yet to be revealed should stir and capture our imaginations and carry us into another dimension, well beyond our secular time-space existence. This isn’t the never-never land of Peter Pan and countless other fantasy stories, this is the ever-ever land of our majestic and sovereign God and His kingdom and realm, the great throne room in the great celestial city of the new Jerusalem. This is a picture of heavenly glory, of things yet to come. No other book in the Bible has a verse like verse three: