Disclosure notices persistent perseverance seven times. At the book’s starting, John sets the tone by presenting himself as “I, John, your sibling and sidekick (sharer and participator) with you in the tribulation and kingdom and patient perseverance [which are] in Jesus Christ” (Revelation 1:9, Amplified Bible). The development here is exceptional, however, John utilizes three words to depict a certain something—in particular, the tribulation that is associated with the Kingdom and which requires tolerant perseverance (see Acts 14:22; II Timothy 2:11-12).
In the letters to the seven places of worship, a few repeating expressions or topics show up. They all contain “I know your works” and “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the houses of worship.” Five letters contain the charge to atone, and “tolerance” seems four times in three of them, a great pointer of the significance of persistence to God’s congregation, particularly toward the end time.
Notwithstanding the say in Revelation 3:10, Christ compliments the congregation at Ephesus for its understanding:
I know your works, your work, your understanding, and that you can’t manage the individuals who are malevolent. Also, you have tried the individuals who say they are witnesses and are not, and have discovered them liars; and you have driven forward and have tolerance, and have toiled for My name’s purpose and have not turned out to be tired. (Disclosure 2:2-3)
Constancy—persistent perseverance—is likewise a piece of the acclaim that Christ provides for the Thyatiran church: “I know your works, love, administration, confidence, and your understanding” (Revelation 2:19).
As the predictions of the end time unfurl, the tolerance of the holy people is featured twice more. The first is in Revelation 13:9-10: “In the event that anybody has an ear, let him hear. He who leads into imprisonment might go into bondage; he who slaughters with the sword must be executed with the sword. Here is the persistence and the confidence of the holy people.”
In the first verses, John depicts the Beast, his energy, and his profanation. God enables him to make war with the holy people and beat them. This is a piece of what the holy people should persevere. A few interpretations, similar to The Amplified Bible and the English Standard Version (ESV), and verse 10 with “Here is a require the continuance and confidence of the holy people,” which fits precisely with Christ’s “charge to drive forward” (NKJV) or “[keeping] the expression of [His] tolerance.”
The initial segment of verse 10 can be befuddling in light of the fact that, despite the fact that the book was composed in Greek, John is really utilizing a Hebrew phrase that means the sureness of moving toward judgment. This can be found in Jeremiah 43:11; 15:2.
This Hebraism implies that it is certain to the point that the Beast will do these things that none will evade being associated with some way. In this way, God calls for continuance and confidence.
Disclosure 14:12 contains another reference to the steadiness of the holy people: “Here is the persistence of the holy people; here are the individuals who keep the decrees of God and the confidence of Jesus.”
The holy people are characterized as the individuals who keep God’s law and keep up and offer thoughtfulness regarding the confidence of Jesus. Once more, the setting is the time when the world will adore the Beast and get his stamp. As in Revelation 13:10, interpretations, for example, the ESV render the initial segment as “Here is a require the continuance of the holy people,” implying that, when the holy people see this happening, their perseverance and constancy will be in most noteworthy need.