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Introduction to Revelation
October 4, 2020
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Revelation 1:

Introduction to Revelation

October 4, 2020 / Revelation 1:

Revelation is EASY to understand:

1. Revelation means something has been (v.1)

Revelation: (apokalupsis) – an uncovering, revealing, revelation

2. The promise of a special (v.3)

Blessed is he who reads…the words of the prophecy,

3. An given to help understand (v.19)

Therefore write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will take place after these things (metatauta) – Revelation 1:19 (NASB)

A. Things which you have seen: (Chapter 1)

B. Things which are: (Chapters 2-3)

C. After these things: (Metatauta) (Chapters 4-22)

After these things (metatauta) I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven, and the first voice which I had heard, like the sound of a trumpet speaking with me, said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after these things (metatauta) – Revelation 4:1 (NASB)

One word absent from the story after 4:1 –

(v.1) The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants—things which must shortly (entachos) take place. And He sent and signified it by His angel to His servant John,

– Revelation 1:1 (NKJV)

God this Revelation because He wants to

what is going to

God gave…To show His servants – things which must shortly take place.

Soon, shortly: (entachos)

In English we get tachometer from this Greek word

But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs. – Matthew 24:8 (NASB)

The Revelation will be given in (v.1)

Signified: semaino – a sign, to give a sign, communicated

God gave Revelation to the one who esteemed His (v.2)

(vv.4-5) This Revelation is from The Trinity

(v.4) God

…from Him who is and who was and who is to come…

(v.5) God

…and from Jesus Christ…

(v.4) God

…and from the seven spirits who are before His throne…

Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse, …The Spirit of the LORD will rest on Him, The spirit of wisdom and understanding, The spirit of counsel and strength, The spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD. – Isaiah 11:1-2 (NASB)

(v.7) The 2nd Coming

“I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplication, so that they will look on Me whom they have pierced; and they will mourn for Him, as one mourns for an only son, and they will weep bitterly over Him like the bitter weeping over a firstborn.

– Zechariah 12:10 (NASB)

(vv.17-18) Jesus is

I am the first and the last…I was dead and behold I am alive

“Thus says the LORD, the King of Israel And his Redeemer, the LORD of hosts: ‘I am the first and I am the last, And there is no God besides Me. – Isaiah 44:6 (NASB)


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