Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Book of Revelation by Chuck Missler – Hour 2 – Revelation 1

I excitedly got all my homework done – even reading the book of Revelation in one sitting on a Sunday afternoon.  I did my homiletics.  It wasn’t part of the homework, but I want to really, thoroughly study this book.  I’m even reviewing a commentary on Revelation!  So I’m prepped, and psyched to dive into the meat of this prophecy.

Revelation is the unveiling of Christ.  Blessing is promised to the reader and the hearer of the words of this prophecy.  It is penned by the apostle John on the Island of Patmos in 95ish AD.  He was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day at the start of his vision.  The Lord’s day is believed to refer not to the Sabbath, but to the eschatological term referring to the end of the world and Judgment Day.  John saw a vision of the risen Christ and describes Him for us in all His glory.  Hallelujah!

This vision is that “which thou hast seen” as referenced in Revelation 1:19.  The “things which are” refers to the seven churches that we will study over the next several weeks.  The “things which shall be hereafter” is covered in chapters 4 through 22.  We are in for a wild ride!

Homework for next time:  Read the entire book.  Carefully examine chapters 2 & 3.  Outline chapter 2:1-7, summarize the Ephesians’ report card.  Read Acts 20:16-38.  Read Paul’s epistle to the Ephesians.

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