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The Book of Revelation

A Unique Promise: Revelation 1:3

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.

Revelation is the only book of the Bible that promises a special blessing to the reader! The Book of Revelation will become the “Lens” which we will look through when we study the other books of the Bible.

“He Shall Glorify Me”: John 16:14

  • Old Testament Christ in Prophecy “Behold, He Comes!”
  • Gospels Christ in History “Behold, He Dies!”
  • Acts Christ in the Church “Behold, He Lives!”
  • Epistles Christ in Experience “Behold, He Saves!”
  • Apocalypse Christ in coming Glory “Behold, He Reigns!”

To Whom Is This Given?

The first two verses of Revelation explain that this revelation was given to Jesus so He could show it to the church:

The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto Him, to show unto His servants things which must shortly come to pass; and He sent and signified it by his angel unto His servant John: who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.

The title of this book is singular, not plural: the revelation. It is incorrect to refer to it as “Revelations.”

Aποκάλυψις is the noun and is used nineteen times and means “revelation,” or to unveil or uncover.

Aποκάλυπτω is the verb and is used twenty-six times and means “to reveal.”

This revelation was given to Jesus. He, in turn, showed it to His servants through John.

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