Revelation 1

Revelation 1 -  What does Revelation mean? 
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Revelation means "to be reveal, to make manifest, to uncover to view." a disclosure, an appearing, a making manifest." The Revelation of Jesus Christ, must therefore be the revealing, the manifestation, the appearing of Jesus Christ.
The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto Jesus, to show unto his servants that which must come to pass; and he signified it sending by His angel to his servant John; who attested the Word of God, and the testimony of Jesus Christ, what things he saw. Blessed he who readeth, and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and observe the things which are written in it: for the time is near.
Christ uses symbolic like insects, water, wind, trees, animals, horses, seasons, all of the nature itself, to relate something to you, because you can identify with the things you can see.
Revelation 22:16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.

17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
Revelation 22:7 Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.
John revealed the outline of his prophecy in Revelation 1:19: "Write down what you have seen - both the things that are now happening and the things that will happen later."
Revelation 1:1 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:
  • Let's understand the strength of this verse.
  • This was the revelation; not of man, but of Jesus The Christ Given to Him
  • By His Father to show unto His servants.
  • Things which must shortly come to pass.
  • Who are His servants?
  • His servants are the called, the very elect, the first fruits
  • This great nation and other Christian nations that He has given ears to hear and eyes to see.
  • Whereby they may understand the things that He had to say.
  • They make up true Israel.
  • Daniel 2:29 As for thee, O king, thy thoughts came into thy mind upon thy bed, what should come to pass hereafter: and he that revealeth secrets maketh known to thee what shall come to pass.
2 Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.
  • The Greek word translated as ''saw'' means both to hear and see
  • John was taken spiritually and in as much as he was in the Spirit
  • He actually saw, heard, and witness these things first hand.
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.
  • It says here, ''the time is at hand''.
  • Remember, this is Christ's words
  • Blessed is he that read and hear the word of this prophecy
4 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;
  • The number ''seven'', The Bible numeric, this is the number of perfection.
  • Asia, at the time this was written, was more or less the outer world sense.
  • It was the outer area, and it was to spread and enlarge.
  • So this was not necessarily written just to the churches in Asia of today.
  • But it meant outlying area. It means even the United States of today or all people
  • Understand the terms ''which is, which was, and to come''.
  • He was in the beginning, or before the beginning. He came and was crucified, and He shall return again very soon.
5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
  • Christ is King of All, We know, from our studies in the book of Daniel
  • That Christ is the one that took away the daily sacrifice.
  • The daily sacrifice of blood as a ritual, When He died on the cross.
  • We know that His blood was the sacrifice for one and all times and The cleansing part of this is simple knowing the truth and believing on Him.
  • To go one more step further is to know your destiny and how you are to serve Him.
  • Act 9:15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:
  • Revelation 21:24  And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.
6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
  • Kings and priests = (to be) a kingdom (so all texts) and (to be) priests.("a royal priesthood")
  • When the son of perdition, or false Christ comes saying he is Christ.
  • God's very elect understand what is about to happen.
  • They will stand for Christ in the last days, they are against this Satanic force, this political power that shall raise up and bring in one Worldism and Satan himself.
  • To let your loved ones and the world know the truth.
  • You will be delivered up. Mark 13
7 Behold, He cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
  • It says, ''Every Eye" shall see Him, Even the ones who crucified Him, the ''Kenites'' .
  • The word Kenites means sons of Cain
  • The sons of Cain who have carried the work of Lucifer down through the years until the present day.
8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

9 I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.
  • John leaves no doubt that he was for Jesus Christ and His total word.
10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,
  • What is "The Lord Day"?
  • It is that final day, the last day of the sixth dispensation. The day just before the millennium begins.
  • To understand the book of Revelation, you must understand that John was taken from the isle of Patmos in the Spirit.
  • And was lifted up to this day, beyond us.
  • And was shown things that would soon happen to us.
  • This is why it is stipulated in the 2nd verse, that he saw and heard these things, was actually there witnessing  this,  and time was the very last day of this dispensation.
  • 2 Peter 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
    9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
    10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
  • 1000 years, means millennium, which is The Lord Day.
  • Elements means to destroy the evil things, the works of this earth age that is evil.
11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.
  • Christ Himself speaking here.
  • He wants it all written down in a book.
  • And that book of truths given to each and every one of the seven churches.
  • Out of Seven Churches, The Lord was only pleased with two churches.
12 And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks;
  • I = was John
  • Who Voice? 
  • Jesus Christ
13 And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.
  • Son of Man, was Jesus Christ Himself
14 His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;
  • The eyes mirror the soul
  • With the soul that He has embodied with Himself as, The True Son of God.
  • The eyes would set forth quite a countenance.
  • Hairs were white like wool = Daniel 7:9 I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.
  • He talking about Christ
  • The thrones = the seat for judgment
  • Revelation 1, also speaks of this, as well as the description in Ezekiel of the bronze colored object, or the mode of transportation by which the throne of God is conveyed.
15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.
  • As burned = as glowing
  • Voice same as "sound"
  • The word ''waters'' is symbolic of the peoples in Revelation.
  • He had a voice that was the sound of many people, a voice of authority.
  • Revelation 17:15 And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.
  • Feet like unto fine brass = Ezekiel 1:7 And their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf's foot: and they sparkled like the colour of burnished brass.
  • Daniel 7:9 I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.
  • Same voice that was token in Acts 2
16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp two edged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.
  • Two-edged sword, Word of God's
  • Ephesians 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
  • God Truth is a two-edged sword, God will speak through you, all will understand His word.
  • Matthew 24:9 But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.
    10 And the gospel must first be published among all nations.
  • 11 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Spirit.
  • He will be using His very elect as a tool to speak through them.
  • His word, the truth is the two-edged sword, the Holy Spirit of God will speak through you.
  • Babylon, which comes from the Hebrew word ''Babel'', means confusion.
  • This sword of truth is going to cause present day Babylon to fall, Because a lie cannot stand in front of truth.
17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:
  • What would that feel like, to have the Son of God to lay His hands on you?
18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
  • I am alive for evermore, the Living One, He will return at the end of this earth age.
  • The Lord's Day, The millennial = He will reign with us.
  • Revelation 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
  • For God did not say, some people, God said, ALL people will be changed into their own spiritual body.
  • He will gather the elect to teach with Him.
  • In Hebrews 2:14, He tells that His purpose for coming here was to do the very things that are entailed in this verse.
  • He came here to die, He could once and for all destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.
  • Hebrews 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
19 Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter;
  • Understand that they were on the Lord's day
  • At the time, the last day. He said to write about things which are and things that shall be hereafter.
20 The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.
  • Christ used symbolic things throughout the scriptures, whether of nature or just as a prop to get a point across.
  • What He is saying here is that these things John has seen are actually the seven churches that shall be at this time. Or just prior to this, and how they will be reacting.
  • Seven Angels are messages
  • Seven candlestick are the churches
  • God's very elect will be with the two witnesses
  • Roman 11:4 But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal.
  • The seven lamps are symbolic of the seven thousand mentioned in Roman 11
  •  Colossians 1:24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church:
  • Zechariah 4:1 And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep,
  • Who's talking? The Angel
  • 2 And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof:
  • The seven lamps are symbolic of the seven thousand mentioned in Roman 11
  • He going to show us the difference between the beliefs of seven major denominations in Christianity.
  • He's showing us seven major comparisons of Christian denominations' beliefs.
  • Go to Matthew 25
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