Revelation was Given to Show His Servants

Lightening in the Sky

“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:” (Rev 1:1) Note: The message of the book of Revelations is so important to Jesus and God the Father, that … Read more Revelation was Given to Show His Servants

Revelation Bares Record of the Word of God

Holy Bible Book Opened

“Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.” (Revelation 1:2) The Revelation message was “sent and signified” by Jesus’ angel unto John “Who bare record of the word of God…” John is stating plainly that this message is not something that … Read more Revelation Bares Record of the Word of God

To Seven Churches, From the Seven Spirits

seven candles burning

“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;” (Revelation 1:4) At the beginning of the book it is addressed in a specific manner to seven congregations … Read more To Seven Churches, From the Seven Spirits

Jesus Christ – the "First Begotten" of All Things

early sunrise

“… and the first begotten of the dead…” (Revelation 1:5) Jesus Christ is the “first begotten” in all things good and of importance to almighty God, and ultimately to us. Jesus is first and above all – he is preeminent meaning “Superior to or notable above all others; outstanding.” The heavenly Father has determined that … Read more Jesus Christ – the "First Begotten" of All Things

The Testimony of Jesus Christ, the Faithful Witness

Holy Spirit like a dove over the ocean

“And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness…” (Revelation 1:5) Jesus said “I am one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of me.” John 8:18 The testimony of Jesus is that faithful witness to every soul. It bears witness of the truth of God’s Word and the … Read more The Testimony of Jesus Christ, the Faithful Witness

Jesus is King of kings and Lord of lords!

Jesus King of kings

“…and the prince of the kings of the earth…” (Revelation 1:5)   Jesus not only defeated sin and death, but he is the “prince” over all rulers and powers on earth. (see I Corinthians 15:20-26 and Colossians 1:13-19) There is nothing and no one that should not be bowing before him and submitting completely to … Read more Jesus is King of kings and Lord of lords!

Jesus Loved Us, and Washed Us in His Own Blood!

Jesus died on the cross for us

“…Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood” (Revelations 1:5) Can you even begin to comprehend the great mystery that this scripture is showing us? Jesus deserves nothing less than all our devoted love and service because he paid the ultimate price for us and “loved us, and … Read more Jesus Loved Us, and Washed Us in His Own Blood!

In Jesus’ Kingdom We Can Reign as Kings Over Sin!

A King’s Castle

“And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.” (Revelations 1:6) As already stated earlier, Jesus is the “King of kings and Lord of lords.” In fact, Jesus is not only King, but also the only High Priest accepted by God … Read more In Jesus’ Kingdom We Can Reign as Kings Over Sin!

God Has Always Come to Us "in the Clouds"

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“Behold, he cometh with clouds…” (Revelations 1:7) Clouds” are used throughout the Old and New Testament as a matter of evidence witnessing to the fearful and awesome presence of the all powerful “Almighty God”. In the Old Testament they were physically visible clouds, full of power (lightning and earth shaking thunder) and fearful authority. When … Read more God Has Always Come to Us "in the Clouds"

Jesus Has Already Come Many Times "in the Clouds"

Sun Shining Through Dark Clouds

“Behold, he cometh with clouds…” (Revelations 1:7) Jesus will return again “in the clouds” on the final day, but Jesus has also already come “in the clouds” spiritually a number of times… and he will continue to come that way as long as there is a “cloud of witnesses” for him to come in. (Note: … Read more Jesus Has Already Come Many Times "in the Clouds"

Jesus Will Come Again "In the Clouds"

lightning

“Behold, he cometh with clouds…” (Revelations 1:7) In James 4:14 it states: “For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.” A single vapor is insignificant and hardly noticed. But when many warm, moist vapors gather together and there is a stark contrast between … Read more Jesus Will Come Again "In the Clouds"

Jesus the Beginning and the End of All Things: Including Us!

Jesus Christ With Crown of Thorns

“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.” ~ Revelation 1:8 Perhaps you have heard the expression “spill the beans” meaning: give us the essence or “bottom line” of the story at the beginning so we don’t have … Read more Jesus the Beginning and the End of All Things: Including Us!

A Companion in Tribulation and the Patience of Jesus Christ

A Solitary Island Out in the Ocean Fog

“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.” (Revelations 1:9) John also lived the Word of God and had the testimony of Jesus … Read more A Companion in Tribulation and the Patience of Jesus Christ

Christ is Revealed in Your Difficulties

sweating blood

A podcast – the first in a series of messages the Lord burdened me bring recently in Athol, Idaho in May of 2012. Download – Jesus Revealed in Difficulties – Idaho 5-2012 (Note: when you get the message “The file exceeds the maximum size that we scan. Download anyway” you will have to click on … Read more Christ is Revealed in Your Difficulties

Warned By the Great Gospel Trumpet that is Behind Us

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“I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,” (Revelations 1:10) “I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day…” John was in the Spirit of worship in spite of being persecuted, because he felt privileged to suffer persecution for the Savior whom he … Read more Warned By the Great Gospel Trumpet that is Behind Us

Unto the Seven Churches Which are in Asia: and Us Also

Seven churches of Asia

“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.” (Revelations 1:11) The warning voice, … Read more Unto the Seven Churches Which are in Asia: and Us Also

Historical View of Revelation

Binaculars - "looking back in time"

Is there a spiritual view of history that the book of Revelation reveals? “Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter” (Revelation 1:19) The Revelation of Jesus Christ reveals Jesus: his authority, his faithfulness, his sacrificial love, and his power to save the soul … Read more Historical View of Revelation

Turn to See the Light of the Seven Golden Candlesticks

Candlestick of Old Testament Tabernacle

“And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks;” (Revelations 1:12) As stated in an earlier post about Revelations 1:10 where John “heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet” we understand that what is behind us is in the past, and the … Read more Turn to See the Light of the Seven Golden Candlesticks

Jesus is the Light of the Seven Candlesticks and Our High Priest

High Priest of the Old Testament

“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.” (Revelations 1:13) Jesus often described himself as “the Son of man” because he was born of a woman and was subject to the … Read more Jesus is the Light of the Seven Candlesticks and Our High Priest

Nothing is Hid From the Eyes as a "Flame of Fire"

Jesus is the Lamb of God

“His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;” (Revelations 1:14) “The hoary (white or gray) head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.” (Proverbs 16:31) The white hair of Jesus here reflects the great … Read more Nothing is Hid From the Eyes as a "Flame of Fire"

Jesus’ "Voice as the Sound of Many Waters"

Jesus on his throne

“And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.” (Revelations 1:15) Nobody tells Jesus where he can or can’t go. He has victory over all things. His feet step where ever he wants. It is best to submit to him now … Read more Jesus’ "Voice as the Sound of Many Waters"

Jesus the Bright and Shining Light, the Sun of Righteousness

Jesus' transfiguration

“And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.” (Revelations 1:16) The seven stars represent the ministry responsible for delivering Christ’s revelation message to the seven churches; as plainly stated by Christ himself a … Read more Jesus the Bright and Shining Light, the Sun of Righteousness

Jesus Puts His Hand On the Humble and Obedient

the transfiguration

“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:” (Revelations 1:17) The apostle John had seen Jesus when he was on earth as a human many times, but this time was much … Read more Jesus Puts His Hand On the Humble and Obedient

Jesus Has the Keys of Hell and Death

fire

“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.” ( Revelations 1:18 ) Jesus overcame all sin and death by his resurrection: “behold, I am alive for evermore.” Consequently he has complete and full authority over hell: who will … Read more Jesus Has the Keys of Hell and Death

Can You See the Things Written in Revelations?

writing pen on paper

“Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter;” (Revelations 1:19) Jesus put his right hand on John to perform the work of writing what he would see and hear, and to deliver it to the church: the revelation of Jesus Christ himself! – and … Read more Can You See the Things Written in Revelations?

The Seven Stars in the Right Hand of Jesus

“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.” (Revelations 1:20) The ministry in the right hand of control of Jesus are an anointed ministry … Read more The Seven Stars in the Right Hand of Jesus

Seven Churches – Seven Days of the Gospel Day

Seven churches of Asia

The seven churches of Asia mentioned in Revelations 1- 3 (like the Epistles to the various churches located in: Rome, Corinth, Galatia, Ephesus, etc.) were actual congregations of the church of God at that time. But, like the Epistles, the message to the seven Churches was also intended for many others to hear, understand, and … Read more Seven Churches – Seven Days of the Gospel Day

Seven Churches – Seven Days (continued)

Joshua defeating Jericho

“By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days.” (Heb 11:30) Before the Israelites could conquer the promised land, they had to pull down and totally defeat the stronghold of that land: Jericho. The plan to defeat Jericho was a seven day plan laid out by Almighty God himself. … Read more Seven Churches – Seven Days (continued)

Seven Churches – the "Vengeance" of God Sevenfold

number 7 in gold

It is spiritual light and true worship that exposes and destroys spiritual darkness and the deception of false worship. And true spiritual light and true worship is what Jesus’ Revelation message is all about! The Revelation message also is the “vengeance” or “revenge” of God against those (professing Christianity or otherwise) who have persecuted and … Read more Seven Churches – the "Vengeance" of God Sevenfold

The Seven Spirits Before the Throne of God

sun rays upon a village

“He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.” (Revelation 3:22) There is an echo coming from Jesus himself that has been heard now seven times. No other place do we have record of the direct words of Jesus being repeated exactly the same way seven times, except in these … Read more The Seven Spirits Before the Throne of God

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