What must it have been like—exiled on the Isle of Patmos,
because of his testimony for Christ? (Revelation 1)
John had no live band to lead him in worship, no accompaniment, no artificial light, no props, and no company. But he had his past experience with the Lord Jesus, the memories of living and walking in His footsteps, and the presence of the Holy Spirit. The testimony for which he was exiled was the same power that was constantly with him.
He was chosen and prepared to receive such visions as he was given, and to put it in writing to be preserved for us. John’s visions recorded in the Book of Revelation are not your everyday experience, or even a weekly example, of a worship that any of us can expect or hope for here on earth. But it does serve to bring us to an understanding of the special…
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