The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God a gave him b to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. c He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,
d who bore witness to the word of God and to e the testimony of Jesus Christ, even f to all that he saw.
g Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, h for the time is near.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
John 17:7 - 8
Now they know that everything that you have given me is from you.
I have much to say about you and much to judge, but he who sent me is true, and I declare to the world what I have heard from him.
Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works.
And he said to me, "These words are trustworthy and true. And the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, has sent his angel to show his servants what must soon take place.
"I, Jesus, have sent my angel to testify to you about these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star."
He who saw it has borne witness - his testimony is true, and he knows that he is telling the truth - that you also may believe.
When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the witness they had borne.
Then the dragon became furious with the woman and went off to make war on the rest of her offspring, on those who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus. And he stood on the sand of the sea.
Then I fell down at his feet to worship him, but he said to me, "You must not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God." For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
1 Corinthians 1:6
Even as the testimony about Christ was confirmed among you -
Saying, "Write what you see in a book and send it to the seven churches, to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamum and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea.
Write therefore the things that you have seen, those that are and those that are to take place after this.
"And behold, I am coming soon. Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book."
But he said, "Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!
Truly, truly, I say to you, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death.
1 John 2:3
And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments.
And he said to me, "Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near.
1 John 2:18
Children, it is the last hour, and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. Therefore we know that it is the last hour.
Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed.