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.