The Revelation of Jesus Christ
Book Revelation / Revelations
“Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein : for the time is near” .
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 by his angel unto his servant John , 2 who bore witness to the word of God, and testimony of Jesus Christ , and of all that has seen .3 Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein : for the time is near.
The book of Revelation or Apocalypse of John or ” Revelation of John ” is the last book of the New Testament. It is also known as Revelation of Jesus Christ. It is considered by most scholars the only book of the New Testament prophetic character exclusively .
Revelation is perhaps the richest symbols written in the Bible. The amount of symbols, events and processes complicates the task of interpreting the entire text and, as such , has been the subject of numerous investigations , interpretations and debate throughout history.
This is not a “Theological” trip, but a spiritual journey into the future. As we begin the study of book of Revelation written by John we learn that John received a powerful dynamic, life changing , prophetic revelation. He received a Revelation in all its glory.
He saw into the throne room of heaven and he received a supernatural unveiling of God’s end time plan.
The Greek word , Apokalupsis, means “reveal” or “unveil” . This book is a revealing of the mysteries of Jesus Christ , God the Father gives the message to Jesus, Jesus gives it to His personal angel, the angel gives the message to John and John writes this message to all believers in the Lord Jesus Christ.
This message is given to John to encourage the Christians. These Christians should not be caught unaware. These things must come to pass because it is the will of the Father.
“Signified” means made known by symbol and figure. Some might say signs which reveal God’s truth.
Angels are ministering spirits. This particular angel was Jesus’ own personal angel who brought this message. “Jesus Christ” means the Savior, the Anointed One.
The first of a sevenfold blessing is pronounced in Rev. 1 v.3 and expanded in the remainder of the book. As a child of God, each of these blessings are yours to claim:
A blessing is pronounced upon those who read, hear, and keep those things written in the Book of Revelation:
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.
The early church read the entire book of Revelation every time they met. This is the only book in the Bible that promises a blessing to those who read it, and those who listen to it being read. The preacher and the congregation that heed the teachings taught here will be blessed.
“The time is at hand.” is an interesting true statement. Even the people that read these things a thousand years ago saw this happen in sixty or seventy years, because they died. Of course, it is even more current to our generation, because the rapture of the church is imminent.
From now on I will write every day a few verses beginning with chapter 1 until chapter 22 ends . For anyone wishing to read it. Look for your interpretation and see what our Lord Jesus Christ made for us lately.
The God Bless!