Today is Halloween, and I am not so sure how to celebrate. Like many of you, I have been wearing a mask and eating candy since March!
With trick-or-treating being limited because of COVID-19 concerns, we probably won’t be seeing as many scary costumes this year. Perhaps more people will seek their thrills from watching their favorite horror movies. Many people enjoy being scared.
However, I have heard people say that they don’t like to read Revelation because it’s too scary. Visions of supernatural demonic creatures, unholy oppressive governments and various disasters and calamities befalling mankind may indeed keep some people awake at night.
But I would suggest that the scariest parts of Revelation are not the sections that describe catastrophic events of the end times. I think the scariest parts of the book are those that point out the fate of those who oppose God by rejecting Jesus.
That, my friends, is what you should be concerned about.
“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 1:3.
Don’t be scared; be blessed!