Imagine what your Christian development would be like if
? you grasped the true character of God.
? you were captivated by appreciation of and love for God?s Word.
? you were not frightened away by the ?haunted house? of Revelation.
? you appreciated how the early church?s experience influenced the message of Revelation.
? you understood how various viewpoints on Revelation developed over time.
? you enjoyed a perspective which prevents tunnel vision.
? you understood viewpoints about which you were previously unaware.
? you esteemed fellow believers who have different understandings of Revelation.
? you appreciated how the meaning of Jesus? sacrifice is pictured in Revelation.
? you practiced the message of Revelation in everyday life.
? you were strengthened by an unshakable faith in God.
? your faith was heartfelt and growing rather than formal or ritualistic.
? you were strong enough to stand firm in the face of any and all spiritual opposition.
? you were known for your moral and spiritual purity.
? you were able to resist the seductions of our culture.
? you demonstrated the sacrificial style of Jesus rather than the self-serving style of society.
? you enjoyed the blessings of those who ?keep the words? of Revelation?s message.
? your anticipation of Jesus? return rose above a distracting concern with earthquakes, wars, and developing social events.
? you appreciated your present and future spiritual realities.
? you were eager rather than fearful about the future.
? you enjoyed the depths of the relationship toward which God is moving us.