Thursday, 16 February 2012

Revelations 1 : The Introduction

The Introduction to Revelations (Rev 1: 1-3)

Rev 1:1-3 KJV
The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John: (2) Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. (3) Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.
  • The source of this revelation is GOD
  • Whom gave it to his Son, Jesus Christ,
  • to show his servants (born-again, Holy Spirit-filled Christian believers)
  • And he sent and signified it (gave signs and explanation of signs)
  • By his Angel (a messenger)
  • To give to his (Jesus's) servant John ( that is the Apostle John)
  • Whom was ordered to write down all that he had seen (the signs and explanation of the signs)

All that John had seen in regards to the Word of GOD and the testimony of Jesus, John has written down by means of signs, visions and words i.e. the signs and explanations of the signs, and as such GOD promises us an exceptional Divine blessing if we study and understand these signs.

Rev 1:3 "Blessed is the one who reads, as well as those who hear the words of this prophecy and pay attention to what is written in it because the time is near. "

This study is thus all about us studying the signs, and the explanation of the signs, enabling us to understand the revelations made by GOD.

The study of this prophecy will awaken a love and hunger as to the return of Jesus Christ.

Rights (C) 2011 Raymond D Lombard

John the Apostle (c. AD 6 — c. 100) was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus. He was the son of Zebedee and Salome and brother of James, son of Zebedee, another of the Twelve Apostles. Christian tradition holds that he outlived the remaining apostles — all of whom suffered martyrdom — and ultimately died of natural causes "in great old age near Ephesus".The Church Fathers consider him the same person as John the Evangelist, John of Patmos, and the Beloved Disciple.

Father, Jesus Christus, may our reading and study of your revelations lead us to awaken a passion and love for the day of the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, our Bridegroom and King. Thank You Lord Father for your Spirit that leads us every day. Amen.

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