Revelation given to John

The Revelation Of Jesus Christ

For disciples of Jesus Christ, the book of Revelation is foundational. Why? Because is is the ultimate glorification of the Messiah, and a precise chronicle of His works and testimony in the present and in the future. Christ and prophecy cannot be separated, for "the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy." (Rev. 19:10c)

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It is recommended to proceed through this course from beginning to end, because each lesson builds upon previous material. For the sake of review, you are also encouraged to review previous topics. Revelation should be taken as a composite work. Here’s why…

In the very first verse, we learn that God gave the Revelation (the unveiling) to Jesus Christ so He could give it to His angel which would, in turn, give it to us. (Rev. 1:1) Why is an angel involved? Well, Jesus is glorified by His works that we see all through Revelation; you might say that he is fully occupied with redemption and judgement on earth, and in no position to be having a leisurely chat with the Apostle John. In effect, Jesus’ angel was the narrator for John to make sure he got it all down, and more importantly, that he understood it all!

Since the message was revealed to the Apostle John in sequential order, it only makes sense that we should read it in the same sequence as it was given. This is exactly the same way that it was read by the seven churches in Asia-minor.