Read the Bible in a Year This evening read Revelation 19 What Joy There Shall Be The Roman Empire began its heavy persecution against the church. Was this the end for the new church? No, although it seemed like it. Picture yourself under severe persecution by a mighty empire and read Revelation 19. It showed that in time, God destroyed the persecutors of the church. The chapter begins, After these things I heard a loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying, �Alleluia! Salvation and glory and honor and power belong to the Lord our God!� (Rev. 19:1, NKJV) Keep reading the Book of Revelation with the attitude of celebration that you hear in the verse above. No matter how bleak things seem to be, remember that God knows and He is working to save His people and to destroy their enemies.