The first thing the apostle testifies to in Revelation 1 is (Introduction, pg. 1):
Rev 1:1, The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants—things which must shortly take place. (NKJV)
The nearness of the fulfillment is repeated again at the end of Revelation.
Rev 22:6, He said to me, “These words are faithful and true. The Lord God of the spirits of the prophets sent his angel to show to his bondservants the things which must happen soon.”
Rev 22:10, He said to me, “Don’t seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand.
The Greek for “shortly” means “quickly, at once, without delay.”
Strong’s G5034, en tachos. n.nt. quickness, speed, used as adv. in the phrase en tachos, quickly, shortly, without delay.
Jay Green, New Englishman’s Greek Concordance and Lexicon, p. 829.
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