Chapter 69: The Grand Finale
We have come to the last chapter of our course, dealing with the last Bible book. Yet, it is not an ending: the content is still largely to be fulfilled. The world has yet to see the tremendous climax of history, which takes place when Christ returns to earth in full glory. Visions of this as well as the times preceding and following it we see in the book of Revelation. It is a difficult book, but we will understand more of it as time progresses and the great climax approaches. What are the most important things for us, missionaries, to understand from this book for our ministries now and in the near future?
There will be victory over Satan and his kingdom. Jesus will totally erase even the memory of evil. Before that, the Church preaches the gospel to all people groups on earth. The Lord reveals His plans if His children are willing to execute them. Revelation increases when former revelation was obeyed. The Church triumphs through suffering, gathering fruit through blood. Keenness to lay down his life for Christ is the missionary’s most vital asset. Believers, unprepared for suffering, are unprepared for the end times.