Revelation 1:1-3

John's message

1 This book describes the things that God showed to Jesus Christ. He wanted Jesus to show these things to his own servants. They are events that must happen soon. Jesus sent his angel to show them to me, his servant John.

2 I, John, have written about everything that God showed me. These things are a true message from God. They are the things that Jesus Christ says are really true. 3 If anyone reads aloud the words of this prophecy, God will bless that person. God will also bless those people who listen to these words. If they obey God's message, all these people will be really happy. These things are very important and they will happen soon.