A Prologue of Christ Revelation
The Prologue of Christ's Revelation
Introduction - Scripture and God's Revelation is the Only Way to See the Future
Greetings! We are going to take a brief look at Revelation.
But first, I want to say I am not against any individual or the practice of what they do by free will. But I will tell you in my humble opinion horoscopes, tarot card readers, reading the palm, or consulting a psychic are all contrary to the Bible. There is no doubt that many people are fascinated with the future.:
- · Faithfully read their horoscope,
- · Seek out tarot card readers,
- · Have their palms read,
- · Consulting psychics!
The Old and New Testament in the Bible provide a reliable and accurate glimpse of the future. One has to be a prospector and dig the gold up to find it and discern it.
The Scriptures are the only reliable way to see the unveiling of the history of the world that God has documented. A majority of prophetic Scriptures are about two themes:
- Revelation chronicles the return of Jesus Christ and His glorious kingdom. The book of Revelation is the most detailed look into the future in all of the Scriptures.
- The Tribulation features the final three and a half years of the worst terror in the history of the world. It is for those that rejected Jesus Christ.
Introduction to a Brief Look at Christ's Revelation
We are beginning a brief look at Christ's Revelation. I hope you learn from it through your studies.
The dual emphasis presented in Revelation as follows:
One – The focus has the portrayal of the future glory of Jesus Christ combined with the blessedness of the saints (You and I).
Two – The second emphasis is the judgment of unbelievers to eternal punishment. That would make me reconsider my life if I had not accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Please consider this.
John, the beloved one, starts the Revelation with Revelation 1.1-8 with two major sections. One, he presents us with specific characteristics of the entire book. And two, John provides a preview of the Second coming of Jesus Christ.
Revelation - Its Essential Nature – The Revelation shares eleven specific characteristics that reveal the uniqueness of the Book of Revelation, and the essential nature of the book. The Greek word "revelation" appears eighteen times in the New Testament. (Luke 2.32; Romans 8.19; 1 Corinthians 1.7; 1 Peter 1.7)
The Revelation of Jesus Christ
Beginning the First Seven Details of Christ's Revelation
- There is a detailed record of God giving a complete history of the ending.
- It warns the Church to the dangers of sin and instructs it in the ways of holiness.
- It reminds believer's that they have the strength of Jesus Christ and the ability to overcome Satan and its forces.
- It reveals the glory and majesty of our God and depicts the reverent worship always attending God's Throne.
- It reveals the glory and majesty of our Lord Jesus Christ and His victory over the forces of darkness.
- It details the events associated with the Second Coming, revealing His glory that will blaze forth as unmistakeable as lightning flashing in a dark sky. (Matthew 24.27)
- The Theme of Jesus Christ – Keep in mind that all Scripture comes from an extraterrestrial source, which is our God. (2 Timothy 3.16) It reveals several insights on the Lord Jesus Christ. For example, Jesus Christ is:
- · The faithful witness,
- · First-born of the dead,
- · Ruler of the kings of the earth,
- · The Alpha and Omega,
- · One who is and who was and who is to come, and the Almighty God. Jesus Christ.
Revelation of Jesus's Revelation Continued
Jesus Revelation Continued With 8 -11 of Jesus Christ Revelation Facts
8. Eight references in the first chapter, which we will review in greater detail later. The majesty and glory of our Lord in song, poetry, symbolism, and prophecy.
In it for readers, Revelation has the heavens open, and the reader sees as Stephen did. (Acts 7.56) Visions of the risen glorified Son of God.
9. The Devine Source that God gave Him. The book of Revelation is the Father's gift to the Son in a deep and beautiful sense. Stated simply, all Scripture is from God (2 Timothy 3.16).
However, the Book of Revelation is of Jesus Christ. It is a Revelation about the soon coming King.
10. Revelation reveals it is a reward for Jesus Christ's perfect, humble, holy service in which the Father promised to exalt the Son. Paul said this:
"Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.
And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God also highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." (Philippians 2.5, 8-11)
NOTE: Christ's exaltation promised in the last three verses of that passage, is described in detail throughout Revelation.
The Book of Revelation chronicles Jesus Christ's obedience, and His promised inheritance from God the Father, ending in the showing of the full glory of Christ.
11. The Human Recipients to show His bondservants – To further exalt and glorify His Son, the Father has granted to a special group of people the utmost privilege of understanding the Revelation. John describes these people as Christ's "bond-servants."
"Doulos" is a Greek word meaning "bond-servant." Many do not understand the role of a bond-servant concerning our Master, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Americans, in particular, instinctively cringe at the thought of servitude, slavery, or bondage.Bond-servant, as we speak of it, a willing slave, serving out of love and devotion to his Master. (Exodus 21.5-6)
The Bible is the Key
Some Final Notes on Revelation
English translations, in a nutshell, is perhaps why many unbelievers find the Book of Revelation such a mystery. The Word of God may not be their cup of tea.
It was given by God Almighty to the Son to show those who give their lives over to Him entirely and willingly serve Him. Those who refused to acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord cannot expect to understand Revelation.
Paul explained it this way,
"A natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them because they are spiritually appraised." (1 Corinthians 2.14)
The unbelieving skeptic finds Revelation as nothing but confusion.
Note: The Greek word for "Revelation" appears in the New Testament eighteen times. In Luke 2.32, Simon praised God for the infant Jesus, describing Him as "a Light of revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of Your people Israel."
Simon exulted that the Messiah had been made visible to men. Paul spoke in Romans 8.19 of the transformation of we believers in glory as "the revealing of the sons of God."
Both Paul (1 Corinthians 1.7) and Peter (1 Peter 1.7) used words to refer to the Revelation of Christ at His second coming, as well as separate the Rapture of the believers.
A Prophetic character – "the things that soon take place." You can count on this – What separates Revelation from the rest of the New Testament is prophecy or the telling of future events.
You may have seen my essays on this before. The first four books of the New Testament are about the past, especially about the life, death, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Then there is Revelation, though it contains some information on the past in Revelation 1, and the present day we live. Revelation 2-3 focuses on the history of the Church, the present Church, and the future of the churches.
We find the Churches in heaven beginning with Revelation 4. What an exciting fact. God's wrath against those who rejected His Son is in for a rough ride for three and a half years.
I would highly recommend considering this before rejected God's Son.
Some Final Thoughts
Dr. G's Final Thoughts on This One
With the passing of my wife, it has become clear I need to move closer to my grown children, my sister, and other relatives who live in the state of North Carolina. I am now in the process of that move.
It will start on August 1st and continue until I move into my new home. I have been writing less obviously, but as time permits I will write more. This being a prologue, there is more to Revelation chapters 1 through 4, much more.
I have stated previously, I have 24 credit hours in Revelation alone. I think I can share some things that may be new and exciting about the 21 chapters of Jesus Revelation.
Thank you very much for reading; and I hope you learned something to can take away and study on your own time. Stay safe and consider leaving some feedback. God's blessings, Gary
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