Rev. 1:3 Blessed (happy, to be envied) is the man who reads aloud [in the assemblies] the word of this prophecy; and blessed (happy, to be envied) are those who hear [it read] and who keep themselves true to the things which are written in it [heeding them and laying them to heart], for the time [for them to be fulfilled] is near.Amp.
He who communicated the Book of Revelation stated clearly that there is so much joy, happiness and fulfilment in reading, understanding and keeping the word of the Book.
So it is not a Book about the Anti -Christ, the burning up of planet Earth, hell, Russian, tigers and crocodiles in the Nile River, etc etc for what is commonly taught and believed about this Book does not answer to the description of the Book neither can it produce joy in man but fear and dread.
It is not just a historical fulfilled Book of the past either of the Jews of old alone ,. As we remind ourselves also of the fact that the word of God is of yesterday, today and forever. But rather it is the the Revelation of Jesus Christ, meaning you read to see the son of God that is veiled by self and religious tradition opened up to you.
So why does it bring so much joy to the reader? it is because it is a Book that unveils our sonship in God, for you see, in discovering Christ, you discover yourself for Christ is our life (Col.3:3). And the discovery of Christ is a priviledge granted by the Father alone, not from Books or the seminary.For no man can know the son except to whom the Father reveals him ( Math,11 :27), when Peter answered, thou art the Christ the son of the living God,(Math. 16:16-17) Jesus rightly said the Father revealed that to him.
I perceived that we have read so much into this Book that is truly not there. To understand this Book one has to be in the same state that the writer was, ” I was in the spirit on the lords day ” (Rev 1:10). Meaning no carnal or religious understanding can unlock this Book. May the Father grant us the spirit of revelation of the Book of Revelation.