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!”

Read It

Hear It

Keep It

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

# 1

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

Deuteronomy 6:4

#1 tells me there is one God! He is Jehovah! 1 Corinthians 8:6


Two is the number of witness

The Old Testament taught that no one could bring accusation without a witness to confirm. Deuteronomy 19:15 and John 8:17

#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”

Example of the #3 Matthew 28:19, Isaiah 6:3

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.


The number four is the earth number.

There have only been four world empires in all of history.

The bible speaks of the four corners of the earth. Isaiah 11:12, Ezekiel 7:2, & Revelation 7:1

What does “the four corners” mean? =>

Does it mean the world is Flat? NO

A- The four points of a compass North South East West

#4 tells me that the earth is my Father’s world. Genesis 1:1

#5 & #10

Five and Ten speak of completeness.

We have 5 fingers 5 toes and 5 senses (sight, smell, hearing, taste, touch)

God gave us 10 Commandments, which is “ the whole duty of man” {Ecclesiastes 12:13)

The # 10 speaks of fullness. When God Judged Egypt, he sent 10 plagues.

1. Blood (Exodus 7:14-24)

2. Frogs (Exodus 8:1-15)

3. Lice (Exodus 8:16-19)

4. Flies (Exodus 8:20-32)

5. Pestilence (Exodus 9:1-7)

6. Boils (Exodus 9:8-12)

7. Hail (Exodus 9:13-35

8. Locusts (Exodus 10:1-20)

9. Darkness (Exodus 10-21-29)

10. Death of the firstborn (Exodus 11:1-10)

#5 tells me that whatever God begins, He will complete. Philippians 1:6


The number six is probably the most famous number when people discuss the symbolic us of the numbers in God’s Word.

6 is the number of Man (Revelation 13:18)

Man was created on the 6th day

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