The book of Revelation is one of the most encouraging and devotional books in the Bible, but sadly, it is one of the most neglected and misunderstood as well. Though there are many good commentaries that help us to understand its message, there are few that capture the devotional nature of the book. And this is unfortunate, as the book of Revelation is not properly understood or appreciated without engagement of our minds and hearts. One of the central objectives of John is to lead us to admiration and awe. Above all else, it is meant to show us to Christ. With this in mind, Victory in Jesus not only brings light to many of the mysterious symbols of the cosmic drama depicted within the book, it captures its devotional nature by lifting our hearts to worship its leading character— the Lamb who was slain but now risen, who is worthy of all our praise.
Not only is the Revelation of John meant to show how Christ is the victor over the adversaries of God and the church but also to encourage the church to continue battling all the ungodly enemies of truth and holiness until the Captain of our salvation comes and subdues everything under His feet. Truly, in Christ Jesus we have the victory.
"The clarity of positive assertion and exhortation based on confident exegetical brevity will benefit anyone who undertakes to preach this book that gives the tree of life and also takes away the tree of life." —Tom J. Nettles
"It takes a special talent to take sound doctrine and interpretation of the Scriptures and make it practical and lively to the layman. This is especially true of the Revelation of John. As I have dipped into Don Johnson's work, however, I have found both sound doctrine and interpretation where one often finds nonsensical exegesis and questionable teaching. I also discovered lively, timely, and practical application of the text. May God give this book a wide readership." —Sam Waldron