When the Apostle Paul received “the Revelation of Jesus Christ”, the divine thing being revealed to him was “the Gospel” (Gal. 1:11-12, 2:7-8). It is neither right nor safe to ignore “the Revelation of Jesus Christ” given to Paul! So, why are so many people ignoring “the Revelation of Jesus Christ” given to the Apostle John (Rev. 1:1)? Even so, when the Apostle Peter spoke about “the Revelation of Jesus Christ” in his own epistles, the divine thing in question that will soon be revealed is “salvation” (1 Pet. 1:13; 1 Pet. 1:5, 9-10). These are plainly stated facts of pure apostolic doctrine. Therefore, I conclude, it is neither right nor safe to ignore “the Revelation of Jesus Christ” given to the Apostle John.
Can it be said of you, right now, that you “have the Testimony of Jesus Christ” (Rev. 12:17)? Maybe not. Most people are confounded when they read the Book of Revelation because they have almost completely ignored the messages given by the Prophets of the Old Testament. I’m talking about Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephania, Haggai, Zechariah, & Malachi. I must warn you! The Dragon is coming for you (Rev. 12:17). It’s time to start reading the Prophets. You will never understand the Book of Revelation without the witness of the Prophets. Scripture interprets Scripture. Even so, the angel testified, “the Testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of Prophecy” (Rev. 19:10).