This is the revelation of Jesus that was given to the apostle John,
Concerning the end of time and the advent of a glorious new dawn;
John was on the isle of Patmos where he was banished from society,
It’s a letter to some churches that were located in the Asian kingdom,
A message from the One who is and that was and now is to come;
I am the Alpha and Omega says Jesus, the Beginning and the End,
Write all that you see, John, and to the seven churches in Asia send.
To the church at Ephesus write, they from their first love had rested,
While to those at Smyrna write some of you will be greatly tested;
To the church at Pergamum Jesus said they had held fast his name,
But the way that some were going Balaam’s teaching was to blame.
The church at Thyatira: I know your deeds of love faith and service,
Tolerating Jezebel and misleading my servants is really taking risks;
To the angel of the church at Sardis, some of you think you are alive
To the church at Philadelphia, I know in my word you are resting,
Since you have persevered I will keep you from the hour of testing;
To the angel of the church at Laodicea you are neither cold nor hot,
Though you have great wealth you are a wretched and miserable lot.
Then the chants repeated: Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty!
Worthy art Thou, Our Lord, to receive honour and power and glory;
To Him who sits on the throne; to the Lamb be glory again and again,
Then there were the seals opening one through six then seven,
Followed by the seven trumpets all God’s judgment from heaven;
Then a woman, a great red dragon and beasts rising from the sea,
Then the angels with their bowls did pour plagues upon the earth,
From the first angel until the seventh, this was no matter of mirth;
Next judgment against immorality; the woman on a scarlet beast,
An angel came from heaven saying Fallen is Babylon the great,
Her sins had piled to heaven but with judgment she kept her date;
Woe to the city of Babylon; the moment of her judgment had come,
Finally the marriage of the Lamb; the bride has been approved,
Next appears a white horse on which sat the Faithful and True;
The beast and the false prophet were thrown in the lake of fire,
The rest of the dead provided a meal satisfying the birds’ desire.
After one thousand years is passed evil will be banished forever,
But the blessed redeemed of the Lord will part from Him never;
There, there’s no need for the sun or moon for Jesus is the Light,
Come Lord Jesus come, we pray, let our faith become our sight.
He who is the way and the truth is coming again some day,
It matters not the views and opinions or what the critics say;
Some say he was coming so long that maybe He has forgot,
True as there’s a sky above there’s heaven and there’s hell,
Many arguments will ensue and will take some time to quell,
But faithful is He that has promised and faithful is he to fulfill,
Do give Him your all today while He is pleading with you still.
Stewart Russell © 2013