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Week 1: What is Revelation Really About? (Revelation 1: 1 -8)

Week 1: What is Revelation Really About? (Revelation 1: 1 -8)

Revelation 1: 1 The revelation of (from) Jesus Christ, which God gave him to

Revelation 1: 1 The revelation of (from) Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place… apokalupsis - to unveil or uncover; ● the lifting up of a curtain so all can see ● used of a person- means visible presence ● here it refers to both the book and

Revelation 1: 1 The revelation of (from) Jesus Christ, which God gave him to

Revelation 1: 1 The revelation of (from) Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place… Jesus is the subject! ● not just a revelation of future events, but the revelation of a Person ● we learn things about Christ that we wouldn’t know if it weren’t for this book

Overview of Christ in Revelation Chapter 1 ● John’s vision of Jesus in all

Overview of Christ in Revelation Chapter 1 ● John’s vision of Jesus in all His glory ● Christ as Savior and King ● Jesus is coming again ● Christ as exalted High Priest standing in the midst of the lampstands Chapters 2 and 3 ● Jesus ministers to and scrutinizes His

Overview of Christ in Revelation Chapters 4 and 5 ● Christ as the glorified

Overview of Christ in Revelation Chapters 4 and 5 ● Christ as the glorified Lamb and Lion in the midst of the throne Chapters 6 through 18 ● The Lamb opening the seven seals ● Christ as the Lion in the midst of the nations of the world, judging

Overview of Christ in Revelation Chapter 19 ● Christ as the conquering King of

Overview of Christ in Revelation Chapter 19 ● Christ as the conquering King of Kings ● Jesus returns ● Christ as the Heavenly Bridegroom at the marriage supper of the Lamb Chapter 20 ● The thousand-year reign of Christ ● Jesus and the final judgment

Overview of Christ in Revelation Chapters 21 and 22 ● Christ is the light

Overview of Christ in Revelation Chapters 21 and 22 ● Christ is the light in eternal glory ● Christ shining in the New Jerusalem ● Jesus is coming soon! It’s all about Jesus Christ! The book of Revelation emphasizes both what He is doing and what He will do

Revelation 1: 1 The revelation of (from) Jesus Christ, which God gave him to

Revelation 1: 1 The revelation of (from) Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place… Revelation 22: 16 (NLT) “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this message for the churches. …” ● It is not as much the revelation from Jesus Christ as it is the revelation about Jesus

Revelation 1: 1 The revelation of (from) Jesus Christ, which God gave him to

Revelation 1: 1 The revelation of (from) Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place… The revelation to Jesus Christ ● God is in a sense giving Him the full disclosure of what will happen in His glorification when He returns

Philippians 2: 8 -11 8 And being found in appearance as a man, he

Philippians 2: 8 -11 8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a 9 cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11

Revelation 1: 1 The revelation of (from) Jesus Christ, which God gave him to

Revelation 1: 1 The revelation of (from) Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place… The revelation is of Jesus, from God to Jesus, and Jesus has given us the right to see it!

Titles and Descriptions of Jesus ● The faithful witness Hebrews 1: 3 The Son

Titles and Descriptions of Jesus ● The faithful witness Hebrews 1: 3 The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word… ● The firstborn of the dead ● The ruler of the kings of the earth

Titles and Descriptions of Jesus ● His love * in the present tense ●

Titles and Descriptions of Jesus ● His love * in the present tense ● His freedom 1 Peter 1: 18 -19 18 For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from 19 your ancestors… It was (with) the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God.

Titles and Descriptions of Jesus ● His kingdom * He’s given us access ●

Titles and Descriptions of Jesus ● His kingdom * He’s given us access ● His eternity ● His oneness with God * He is in control of history! (past, present, and future)

Jesus is coming again!

Jesus is coming again!

Jesus is coming again! ● Of over 660 prophecies 333 are about Christ ─

Jesus is coming again! ● Of over 660 prophecies 333 are about Christ ─ 109 fulfilled at His first coming ─ 224 at His second coming ● The Bible mentions the second coming 8 x more than the first coming ● Jesus refers to His second coming 21

Jesus is coming again!

Jesus is coming again!