Summary: This is a study of the book of Revelation Chapter by chapter CHAPTER 1 PART 1
The Book of Revelation
WHO: The Beloved Apostle John
WHAT: The book of Revelation is the written record of dramatic, God-sent visions given to one of God’s servants to uncover something’s previously hidden.
WHERE: He wrote this book in his old age of about 90 from the lonely island of Patmos where he ad been banished for his testimony of Christ.
WHEN: John wrote this book around AD 90-96
WHY: To Unveil What Christ wants people to Know
HOW: Trust, Believe, and have Faith in Jesus Christ
The Greek word for Revelation is apokalupsis. It is the word from which we get our English word apocalypse. It literally means, “an unveiling”.
The second coming of Jesus will be so different from His first coming when His glory was veiled.
He came the 1st time in Shame; He is coming again in Splendor.
He came the 1st time to a Tree; He is coming again to a Throne.
He came the 1st time and stood before Pilate; He is coming again, and Pilate will stand before Him to be Judged.
He came the 1st time as a Servant; He is coming again as a Sovereign.
Why do we have the Book of Revelation?
A- To show us things to come.
There is a blessing in the Book of Revelation.
Rev 1:3 “Blessed is the one who reads and blessed are those who hear the words of thus prophecy and keeps what is written in it, because the time is near!”
You are to get your head out of the clouds of prophecy and put your feet on the pavement of soul winning.
The Comforting Promise of Revelation
3 Blessings you get from Revelation
I. It will Unlock the Mystery of History
II. It will bring Sense to our Suffering
III. It will bring Stability in Chaotic Times
We are always living on the edge of eternity
The Future is Here.
Making Numbers Count
The Book of Revelation is full of symbols, signs, analogies, hyperboles, figures of speech, and cryptic numbers.
Many people have asked: Do we interpret Revelation literally or symbolically? The answer is yes! We interpret it Literally & Symbolically
one is the number of unity
the number that potrays the nature of God.
There is 1 God his name is Jehovah
He is the one and only
#1 tells me there is one God! He is Jehovah! 1 Corinthians 8:6
Two is the number of witness
#2 tells me that Jesus is the faithful and true witness. God has given us His Word in the divine inspiration of the Old and New Testament.
Three is the divine number of God in His tri-unity. God is not only one, but He is also three in one.
Revelation 1:8 “I am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is [one], and which was [two], and which is to come [three], the Almighty”
Everything that God made in this world is a reflection of His triune examples:
Examples of Triune
· Space– height, width & depth
· Time - past, present, & future
· Radiation Types- Ultraviolet, visible & near-infrared radiation
#3 tells me that the God of the Bible is a triune God who is Father, Son and Holy Sprit.