Rev 1:1-3 The revelation * from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who testifies to everything he saw—that is, the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ. 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. ***
* The book is also known as the Apocalypse (Koine Greek meaning “an uncovering”) of John. “If God did not wish us to understand the book of Revelation, He would not have given it to us at all.” - (D.L. Moody)
** Some shy away from this book, but it is the only book in the Bible to promise a blessing to those who read it.
*** “The time is near” – used by Preterists to support their argument of a 1st-century fulfilment. But this is time from God’s perspective. (2 Pet 3:3-9)