Also, the entire first chapter is a special revelation of Jesus Christ. I do a through the Bible year by year, read many 1800 sermons by great lovers of Christ, etc. Chitra, You can find other commentaries by going to “Navigate Directly to” in the right column then click 1) book of the Bible then 2) click next box for a particular verse. Kris, it is great to hear from you. Kris, your comments are a blessing to me.Say "Hello" to your family for me. This is the picture of the last book of the Bible. Any, In the first three verses of Revelation, we find the prologue. His person will shine forth into your soul if you open yourself to the teaching ministry of the Holy Spirit through this book. Revelation uncovers the matchless Lord of Glory Himself. If you have any further comments that might clarify my own thinking I would be grateful to read them; I appreciate I might not have expressed myself too clearly. Thank you for the opportunity seeking the “Truth” with this Revelation Bible Study. We will never gain a perspective on God’s purpose for time. (maybe I shouldn't ask! The Greek word comes from two words: from and cover. About the Book of Revelation 1 The writer. Mike, thanks for your comments. The gospels give a portrait of Jesus from four viewpoints. The Devil loves the propaganda that we cannot understand the Book of Revelation. There seems to be quite different understandings amongst leading evangelical Christians and I am not sure which might be more correct. The purpose of creation is to glorify God and His Son Jesus Christ. You must feel so blessed in God’s Grace. The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants—things which must shortly take place. You are right that the meaning could be “the unveiling from Jesus Christ (subjective genitive).” An argument for that view is the phrase “to show his servants” carrying the idea of a revelation conveyed by Christ. Revelation is about the unveiling of Jesus Christ. The Revelation is not just for John, nor just for the Seven Churches of Asia, … by Grant Richison | Aug 31, 1998 | Revelation | 24 comments, “The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants—things which must shortly take place. Any prophecy begun in any other book finds its climax in this book. Many people call “Revelation” the book of “Revelation[s].” This error fosters a misunderstanding of this book. What I am still not sure of is whether this verse should be thought of as “The Revelation of Jesus Christ…” or in the sense “The Revelation from Jesus Christ….”. Chapter one presents the glorified Christ. He will fulfill what God asked Adam to do (be a theocratic king, a king that represents Him on earth). I was between 14-17 I think. The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants — things which must shortly take place. I am blessed by your comments. How old were you at that time? Jesus sent this message by his *angel to his servant John. The epistles set forth logical analysis about His person and work. Much of what the Bible has hidden about Jesus Christ will now be revealed in the book of Revelation. Thus the communication chain would be: God->Jesus Christ->angel->John -> us. And He sent and signified it by His angel to His servant John, who bore witness to the word of God, and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, to all things that he saw. He is the overriding objective of the book and of prophecy. Charles. It is a message from and about Jesus. Adam failed to do that as well everyone in history except Jesus who carried out the theocratic kingship to the full. Revelation says of itself that it will clearly reveal Jesus Christ. Your email address will not be published. Thanks for your comment. δούλῳ αὑτοῦ Ἰωαννῃ, Ἀποκάλυψις Ἰωάννου τοῦ ΘεολόγοÏ, that no one ever rejected the Apocalypse before Caius, and the Alogi, but that it was received by all, meanwhile a part of the special prophetical sense, the excellent teaching of the Apocalypse as to faith and morals, A regard for Christianity brings with it a regard for the times also, And therefore also not rejected in the title, For more easily, for example, could either Matthew compensate for the loss of Mark, or one of the Pauline Epistles for the loss of another, than, of the New Testament could supply the place of those things which were revealed at a later time in, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. 1. You can do this by hitting the hyperlink “Read Introduction” toward the top of the page and under the verse address. The New Testament is clearly. This is the picture of the last book of the Bible. I don't mind!! I’m still working on it! Mahalo and Blessings from Hawaii. Your email address will not be published. Commentary on Revelation – [Chapter 13] Posted on December 24, 2019 January 10, 2020 Author Steve Sewell All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version unless otherwise noted. My own understanding of the book is set forth in a very summary manner in the last chapter of my book From Age to Age (a chapter that is not intended to be read until all of the other chapters have been completed). God is in the business of unveiling Jesus. The Revelation is the only book in the NT mentioning John as author. He describes himself as their brother in the family of God. The third verse gives the, Since the Book of Revelation is unveiling, it is not intended to be an, We have seen the unveiling of a statue. They would suggest that much of it, of course, will be about the Lord, but above all the title is saying that the book is from Jesus. I am blessed by your comments. This is how most people like to represent the book. Just a pastor here in Liverpool, England, using vbvc almost daily for inductive questions in our Bible studies as well as sermons. Revelation 1 Revelation 1:2 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show to His bond-servants, the things which must soon take place; and He sent and communicated it by His angel to His bond-servant John, Many people call “Revelation” the book of “Revelation[s].” This error fosters a misunderstanding of this book. Context Summary Revelation 1:1–3 is the prologue to the book of Revelation. The third verse gives the structure of the total book.