Summary: God is a Trinity, God the Father-- God the Son -- God the Holy Spirit. -- There is One God, but He manifest Himself in 3 ways. -- We as believers must understand this great truth.
#4 Rev. 1:1 New revised Revelation Study
? Lets look at verse 1 again.
1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, which God gave Him In case there are some listening that might be wondering why God gave Jesus the Revelation since Jesus Himself is also God. listen as I try to explain it.
God is a Trinity, God the Father God the Son God the Holy Spirit. There is One God, but He manifest Himself in 3 ways. We as believers must understand this great truth.
The members of the Trinity are co-equal, yet occupy different roles within the plan and purposes of God. Within the Trinity there is perfect cooperation to affect God’s purpose, in other words, each member of the Trinity works in His particular capacity to fulfill the great plan of God. When Jesus left heaven He voluntarily set aside His deity and came to earth, He was born of the Virgin Mary, His Father was the Holy Ghost.
Matthew 1:20 Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
Philippians 2:5-8 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:
7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
He consented to be without distinction or honor among men. he laid aside, for a time, the manifestation of his glory. He not only emptied Himself of His previous form of God, but submitted to humiliation.
John 10:18 No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father. Jesus the Man here speaks of His Father.
The submission of the Son to the Father is that of a perfect voluntary servant hood.
God demanded a perfect sinless Sacrifice to pay for mans sins.
1 Peter 3:18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
Remember God can not die, so Jesus took on a human body in order to die in sinful mans stead.
Remember we’re talking about verse 1 1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, why did God give it to Jesus, as He is also God?
Listen although Christ is Himself God, and has light and life in Himself, yet, as Mediator between God and man, He receives instructions from the Father.
1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; notice Jesus became a man, and He is the One and only Mediator between God and man, He speaks to the Father on our behalf. That is the reason we always pray in His name, the Father listens because its in Jesus name.
Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
And yet there are people that pray to Mary, what an insult to Jesus and His finished work.
Listen, this same meditorial dependence still subsists at this time in heaven ,even in His glorified state, and will continue until He has subdued all things. Remember, Gods plan for this age is still on going at this time.
After Jesus has fulfilled all that we find in the Revelation, He will at that time turn all things back over to God the Father.
1 Corinthians 15:24-25 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. 25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
Isaiah 25:8 He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it.
So, even in His glorified state, in His glorified body that He received at His Resurrection, He is seen in verse 1 as receiving the Revelation from the Father to communicate it to men.
Listen, Jesus ascended back to heaven in His glorified body and is now seated at the Fathers right hand, He is there making intercession for we who are saved, and He will remain at the Father right Hand until its time for His 2nd. Advent, His second coming.