The last book in the Bible names itself from the first phrase of the book, “The Revelation of Jesus Christ.” The central theme of the Book is the ultimate triumph of Jesus Christ over all His enemies and the redemption of all the righteous. I believe that it is particularly pertinent to our present time. Many current events can be explained and understood through these prophetic writings.
Mankind’s very best efforts, without God, are woefully insufficient and ineffective. As we witness world leaders turning from God and to their own understanding, the Revelation reveals that chaos and ruin will be the ultimate result.
The prophet Isaiah describes the spirit of many in our day:
"Justice is turned back, And righteousness stands afar off; For truth is fallen in the street, And equity cannot enter. So truth fails, And he who departs from evil makes himself a prey." (Is 59:14-15)
Paul describes it in these words:
"This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come." (2 Tim 3:1-9)
Jesus describing the catastrophic events of the last times says:
"All these are the beginning of sorrows." (Matt 24:8)
But even in the worst of times, Jesus is our Light, our Protector, our Provider, our God, our Guide and our Guard. Jesus reminds not to be fearful in uncertain times but to keep on believing:
“Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” (Luke 12:32)
Because our God is light, no darkness will ever be too great.