The revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, 2 who testifies to everything he saw—that is, the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ. 3 Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it,because the time is near. (Revelation 1:1-3)
Christians need to take seriously the words written in the book of Revelation, and not just ignore it because they don’t care for what it says. This book is a personal message from Christ to the whole church (see verse 1). It re-emphasizes the primacy of the gospel message, and warns us of events that will happen “soon.” If God said they will happen, they will most assuredly happen!