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Summary: John while exiled to the isles of Patmos writes this book which is referred to as the revelation of Jesus Christ.

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The Revelation of Jesus Christ

Rev. 1:1-20

Overview:

• John is exiled to the isles of Patmos about 40 miles southwest of the coast of Ephesus

• He is the only Apostle that does not dies a martyr’s death

• He is caught up in the Spirit on what he calls the Lord’s day

Revelation: Unveiling

Vs.1 To shew unto His servant things which must shortly come to pass…

Mention: Daniel 12:4 seal the writings

Then: Rev. 22:10 seal not the sayings

See: Verse 19 Write the things which thou hast seen, and things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter;

The Simple Outline:

Chapter 1: Past

Vs.18 I am He that liveth, and was dead; and behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

Chapter 2-3: Present

This is the letters to the seven churches. We live in what is called the church age.

Point: Rev. 1:11 Ephesus the Church who lost its first love…Laodicea I stand at the door and knock…

Chapter 4-22: Future

Mention: Rev. 4:1 I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.

Mention: Rev. Vs.1 Signified = Signs and symbols

• Two: Witness Chap. 11

• Four: earth

• Six: the number of man

• Seven: (perfection) Church, Spirits, golden candlesticks, stars, seals, vials, trumpets, horns, eyes, angels, thunders, heads, kings, plagues and crowns

Seven times we find the name: Jesus Christ. 5 times in this first chapter!

Seven Beatitudes: Rev. 1:3, 14:13, 16:15, 19:9, 20:6, 22:7, and 22:14

• Ten: Fullness

• Twelve: God’s governmental number

• Living Creatures, beasts, dragon, woman in purple and others

Key Phrases: As it were, like unto or are etc..,

Vs.1 Revelation of Jesus Christ, Who bare record of God, and the testimony of Jesus Christ

1. The Analogy of the Bible

The entire Bible is a revelation of Jesus Christ as the example of the first five books demonstrates here:

• Genesis; The Creator of the all things

• Exodus; The Deliverer of His People

• Leviticus; Our Great High Priest

• Numbers; My Leader in the Wilderness

• Deuteronomy; Jesus our Redeeming Prophet

2. The Ancient of Days

Vs.8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end

Mention: Rev. 21:6, 22:13

Isaiah 46:10 He has declared the end from the beginning

• He is God See: Hebrews 1:8

Mention: 1 John 2:22-23 To reject the deity of Jesus as God you have not the Father.

• He created the world See: Col. 1:13-19

See: Hebrews 7:1-3 neither beginning of days

3. The Author of Salvation

See: Rev. 1:5 The first begotten of the dead

“Washed from our sins in His blood”

See: Rev. 5:9

Mention: 1 Peter 1:18-19

Vs.6 Made us kings and priests unto God and His Father

Mention: Vs.18 He has in His hands the keys of hell and death

4. The Anticipated Future

See: Vs.7 Behold He cometh with clouds

Mention: Matt. 24:30

Mention: Matt. 24:36-51 speaks of the second coming of the Lord

See: Zechariah 12:10 They shall look upon Me whom they have pierced

See: Vs.12-16 The description of Him

Mention: Vs.14-15 eyes of fire and feet like unto brass

Mention: Rev. 11:15 God is working to give the kingdoms of this world to His Son


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