Everything leads us to or flows from this event, which terminates the great tribulation and begins the establishment of gods kingdom on earth. Book of revelations manuscript collection descriptions. Revelation 1 niv prologue the revelation from jesus. Youll find four major interpretive approaches to the book of revelation that can help you read, understand, and figure out the apocalyptic letter of john. The first part includes a description of jesus christ. The apocalyptic book of revelation is a symbolic glimpse. Names or titles of jesus in the book of revelation tweet print out this handy list of the 36 names and titles of jesus found in. Containing 9 programs the series is divided into 3 parts. In revelations, children can learn about the lambs book of life, which is a book containing the names of all the people who believe in jesus and have lived with jesus in their hearts.
Christ will return to earth, only after antichrists babylon is lying in smoldering ruins. The apocalyptic book of revelation is a symbolic glimpse into. You thought revelation was about the end of the world. These four horsemen of the apocalypse appear to symbolically portray four disastrous occurrences that will take place before the second coming of jesus christ. Seven prophecies that must be fulfilled before jesus. The book of revelation had its origin in a time of crisis, but it remains valid and meaningful for christians of all time. One of the intriguing questions discussed by scholars is the phrase of jesus christ iesou christou genitive case. Revelation 2 begins a series of brief letters to seven churches that existed during the apostle johns time in asia minor modernday turkey.
This just means that the book sees god and jesus as being equal in divinity and awesomeness. Johns vision of the son of man is described in the scriptural revelation 1. Unlike, say, the gospel of mark, where jesus is portrayed as pretty human and separate from god. The book depicts him as the risen, glorified son of god ministering among the churches 1. John sees a vision of the risen, ascended and glorified jesus christ, whom. Rather, john is using words to give us a picture of jesus character or what it feels like to be in the son of mans presence. What was jesus message to the church in ephesus in. Jesus is described very differently in the book of revelation than in the gospels. We have already explained verse 20 earlier in this lesson but i will summarize its meaning as we close. Mar 19, 2019 the book of revelation starts with this is a revelation from jesus christ, which god gave him to show his servants the events that must soon take place. The book of revelation is a revealing of jesus christ in glory. Lets look at the characteristics of each horsemen and how they all play an important role in the end times from the bible book of revelation. Key to understanding commentaries on revelations is knowing the position of the commentator.
I still thought revelation was about the end of the world, right. By steven bancarz it is sometimes suggested that the book of revelation describes a blackskinned jesus. This is when god begins to answer what jesus taught us to pray for matthew 6. A biblical description of jesus based on his own selfexamination reflects practical, everyday concepts found in customs, nature, and life itself. Son of man is one of the 34 titles given to jesus in the book of revelation. The seven stars in christs right hand are the human messengers that have come to john to receive this revelation. The concluding book of the new testament begins in the following fashion. Names or titles of jesus in the book of revelation tweet print out this handy list of the 36 names and titles of jesus found in the book of revelation. And i heard a loud voice from the throne saying, look. The book of revelation often called the revelation to john, apocalypse of john, the revelation from jesus christ from its opening words, the apocalypse, the revelation, or simply revelation is the final book of the new testament, and consequently is also the final book of the christian bible. As the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth 1. He sent an angel to present this revelation to his servant john. Some argue that jesus must have been of african descent because the book of revelation compares his hair to wool and his feet to burnished bronze.
In 2001, a new attempt was made to discover what the true race and face of jesus might have been, and documented in the son of god documentary series. Moreover, he said that when these signs became evident, his return would occur within one generation matthew 24. Heaven, gods throne, the new jerusalem, revelations duration. This highly symbolic description emphasizes his majesty and authority. Jesus, the slain lamb who died for the sins of the world, will return one day as king with his followers to prompt repentance. The genitive frequently is expressed in english by the preposition of, as in this textthus, of jesus christ. Norman cohn, the pursuit of the millennium, fairlawn, n. The revelation of jesus christ revelation 1 the book. It is the final warning that the world will surely end and judgment will be. Jun 12, 2008 book of revelation illustrated with 3d picture slideshow and spot animation. Aug 25, 2019 back to the future, part 1 revelation 1. Book of revelation synonyms, book of revelation pronunciation, book of revelation translation, english dictionary definition of book of revelation. Four horsemen of the apocalypse meaning in revelation. So begins a long series of prophetic visions for the churches, including.
These things said he that has the seven spirits of god, and the seven stars. Instead, it shows that every human kingdom eventually becomes babylon and must be resisted. Jesus is depicted as wearing a long robe belted at the breasts with golden belt. So if this book is revealing something, what exactly is being revealed. The book of revelation in the bible is one of the more difficult books of the bible to understand. A new heaven and a new earth then i saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. The book of revelation was likely written between a. He who is holy, he who is true, he who has the key of david, he who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens. Each of these messages includes information apropos to each church, and from these messages we can draw lessons. Various theories about the race of jesus have been proposed and debated.
A testimony of jesus christ is a commentary that explains some of the mysteries of revelation. In these verses, john gives us a description of what jesus is like. The book is a revelation of the things which are and the things which shall be. Book of revelation explained a testimony of jesus christ.
A lamb who represents jesus breaks seven seals holding an old book shuteach time a. In the face of apparently insuperable evil, either from within or from without, all christians are called to trust in jesus promise, behold, i am with you always, until the end of the age mt 28. Its purpose is to give encouragement and hope for all. In revelation, jesus also has a special saving role to play in the world as the son of god. In highly symbolic language the type of language in which the book of revelation is written john describes what he saw when jesus appeared to him and commanded that he record what is now the final book in the bible. Interesting facts about the book of revelation only one hope. How does book of revelation describe jesus answers. The real meaning of the bibles book of revelation is a popular, ongoing debate. The book is not a secret code that allows believers to decipher the timeline of jesus s return. The last man to see jesus as far as i am aware of was the apostle john, years after jesus ascension back into heaven.
I saw the holy city, the new jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from god, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. The seven stars in christs right hand are the human messengers that have come to. This series, with the accompanying study guide, will walk you versebyverse through key biblical passages that will help you better understand the bibles final book, the book of revelation. Interprets revelation as a description of first century events in the roman empire see author date. Jesus responded with a description of conditions and events that would lead up to his second coming. John wrote revelation while a prisoner on the island of patmos, approximately 8595 a. John is the writer, but jesus christ is the author, says grotius. Names of jesus in the book of revelation a virtuous woman. Revelation 1 kjv the revelation of jesus christ, which bible. Johns visions reveal that jesus has overcome evil by his death and resurrection, and will return one day as the true king of the world. It sounds like he seems harsher means they are inclined to think that the revelation jesus may not be the real jesus. It is not an exact portrait of jesus, after all, jesus is a spirit.
Apr 06, 2009 im not sure whether this person wants me to assure them that the gospel jesus is the revelation jesus or that the revelation jesus is the gospel jesus. Revelation 1 new international version niv prologue. His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and his voice as the sound of many waters revelation 1. So, the divine author of revelation is jesus christ and the human author is the apostle john. No other book of the new testament feels like revelation. The meaning of the 7 churches of revelation the seven churches of revelation represent report cards for christians.
The notes from thomas nelson publishings king james study bible state that only redeemed and glorified people will have access to or dwell in the new jerusalem. Paul pointed out that at this time we walk by faith and not by sight but that the time would come for the faithful to go home to be with the lord and that one day all of us will appear before the judgment seat of christ. The revelation of jesus christ is a book of prophecy on the end times and comprises the final book of the new testament and of the bible. Revelation 1 niv bible the revelation from jesus christ. Revelation 21 niv a new heaven and a new earth then i. This not only represents jesus absolute power and control of events, it also reveals that he is part of davids ancestry. His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes like a flame of fire. Book of revelation illustrated with 3d picture slideshow and spot animation. The discipleapostle john, who followed jesus christ and witnessed his crucifixion, authored it. May 21, 2019 these four horsemen of the apocalypse appear to symbolically portray four disastrous occurrences that will take place before the second coming of jesus christ. In saying that jesus head and his hair were white as white wool, as snow. The book of revelation, a prophecy of warning and hope.
Dragons and demons, angels and plagues, mark of the beast, stars fall. This book is filled with mysteries about things to come. Paul reports in this passage, boasting is necessary, though it is not profitable. The word lamb is the word most commonly used 28 times to describe jesus in revelation. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant john, 2 who testifies to everything he sawthat is, the word of god and the testimony of jesus christ. Revelation is first and foremost a revelation about jesus christ 1. Book of revelations manuscript collection descriptions hbll. Im not sure whether this person wants me to assure them that the gospel jesus is the revelation jesus or that the revelation jesus is the gospel jesus. Revelation explained part 1 jesus unveiled revelation is. The revelation of jesus christ revelation 1 the book of. Book of revelation explained scripture by scripture. Is the jesus in revelation the same as the jesus in the. While the section headings provide context for the revelations, they dont tell the complete story.
The seven churches of revelation were real, physical congregations when the apostle john wrote this bewildering last book of the bible around 95 ad, but many scholars believe the passages have a second, hidden meaning. The descriptions of jesus christ in revelation 2 and 3. Book of revelation definition of book of revelation by. Publisher description this book contains stories told from the point of view of those who experienced the revelations in the doctrine and covenants, giving us insight into their meaning. By the middle ages, a number of documents, generally of unknown or questionable origin, had been composed and were circulating with details of the appearance of jesus. The book of revelation uses 21 symbols, beginning with the seven lampstands, representing seven churches in asia minor. The book is not a secret code that allows believers to decipher the timeline of jesuss return. The revelation of jesus christ, which god gave unto him, to shew unto his. Watch our overview video on the book of revelation, which breaks down. What was jesus message to the church in ephesus in revelation. In the opening chapter we see jesus described as john saw him, in all his glory. He sent an angel to present this revelation to his servant john nlt. There are 24 distinct descriptions in revelation 1 7 descriptions in v.
The revelation of jesus christ which god gave him to show to his servants. Book of revelation the last book of the new testament. John first sees a vision of jesus when he returns to earth read 19. Can you explain the description of jesus in revelation 1. The literary genres of the book of revelation are an apocalypse, a prophecy, and an epistle or letter. And in the midst of the seven lampstands one like the son of man, clothed with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band. Names or titles of jesus in the book of revelation.
Chapter 19 narrates the climax of revelationthe victorious return of jesus. In revelation, johns visions reveal that jesus has overcome evil by. Dragons and demons, angels and plagues, mark of the beast, stars fall, heavens rolled up cats and dogs living. This view conflicts with the book s own often repeated claim to be prophecy 1. Now, the positioning of the second coming of the lord jesus christ here in chapter 19, of the book of revelation, clearly teaches us that the lords second coming to the earth will take place at the end of the great tribulation. Revelation is indeed sent as a letter with a traditional greeting, direct messages to the recipients re 23, and a sendoff re 22. This argument is usually put forth by the black hebrew israelites as an apologetic for black people being the real jews and the white man being evil, and the verses used to support this idea are in revelation 1.1318 1141 1484 1676 323 1580 136 51 258 1572 1181 377 481 584 192 388 59 948 569 1543 572 1317 1312 1685 114 1161 1503 1559 851 439 1398 1043 278 195 1301 1113 1570 797 1463 265 182 332 683 1477 377 17 1007 153