Summary: Expository Revelation
The Revelation of Jesus Christ
• We saw Jesus Christ in many places before in the bible, yet this is a New Revelation of Jesus.
• Revelation means an unveiling, to show, or to expose. This book is a revealing of what must shortly come to pass.
• Jesus is not trying to scare us to death, he is trying to do just as he did on earth:
o To bring us into a deeper understanding and a deeper relationship with Himself.
o To deliver us from this danger, just like from our Bondage of Sin.
• We must look to this Revelation and accept:
o There is a Savior.
o There is a Judgment.
o There will be a Tribulation.
o There is a Hell.
o There is Heaven.
o There is Eternity.
o There is Still Hope.
• When we read Revelation we must remember that:
o #1 what is says it says, if there is no need to interpret it then DO NOT over analyses it!
o #2 Don’t over spiritualize it either, do not go searching for something that is in your own agenda.
Your view on Millennialism, A-Millennialism, Pre-Tribulation, Mid-Tribulation, Post-Tribulation.
• There are four interpretations that Revelation has been given:
o Futurist – Revelation is a book of Prophecy that primarily is yet to be fulfilled, especially from Chapter 4 on.
o Historical – Revelation is a book that describes the major events that would take place during the history of the church.
That we can see these events throughout history have already taken place.
o Spiritualization – Revelation should be taken figuratively or metaphorically. That the conflicts with in Revelation are
spiritual not physical in nature. (A-Millennialism and Post-Millennialism). That throughout history we would get better
bringing the Millennial Reign to the earth.
o Preterist – that John was talking about the future destruction of Jerusalem and that Nero fulfilled the part of the Anti-Christ.
• We must keep in mind that this book is The Revelation of Jesus Christ. Nothing more, it is about him.
Which God gave unto him,
• God the Father is the giver of all things.
o There is nothing that is not given unless it is given by God.
• God now gives him the hour and the day, So in His Grace he tells us a more in depth description than his sermon in Matthew 24.
To shew unto his servants the things which must shortly come to pass
• to shew – to expose, to give, to teach
• shortly – a fixed time, come to pass, come go through, come to pass, come with.
• Come to pass – become, to begin, to happen, to arise, to appear, to be finished.
o These things began or have already been put into motion.
And he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John
• Signified – shown or revealed.
• His angel – his messenger
• To his servant – to slave or servant
*Jesus is showing his Grace Again.
• He doesn’t want us to be left in the dark.
• Jesus wants us to have his will known to us (signified it).
• Jesus will give us his message (by his angel)
o But we have to be willing to receive it (his servant)
• Jesus identifies us.
o His – a sense of belonging
You are His, No one elses.
Who you serve is who you belong.
o Servant – slave, there is no chance at being set free from him, and you have been bought for a price and it makes you his.
o John – Jesus Knows your Name.
Jesus cares for you!
Jesus has your best interest in mind and at heart.
Jesus wants to show you His Grace.