The Revelation (book of Revelation)
The book of Revelation, the last book of the Bible exists as one of the Bible’s most mysterious and frightening texts. Predicting the end of todays world, the book also describes the new heaven and earth which Christ will rule. Of all New Testament books, Jesus Himself identifies Himself directly as the book’s author. Jesus also places his seal at the end of the book of Revelation along with an invitation . Revelation 22:16-17 reads:
16 “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star.”
17 And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.
Revelation is the Only Bible Book That Comes with a Warning
Lending to the seriousness of the book’s contents, Jesus gives a warning after His invitation to all those who would come and after giving His seal on the book. Jesus states in Revelation 22:18-19
18 For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add[ to him the plagues that are written in this book; 19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
Jesus concludes the Revelation with His Declaration, “I Come Quickly”
Four times in the book of Revelation Jesus states, “I come quickly.” Tachy, the Greek word for quickly means quickly, speedily, without delay. It is this author’s view that the book of Revelation and the book of Daniel speak directly to the Tribulation saints. Jesus’s coming quickly, without delay lends them comfort and hope for what they will endure during the Tribulation and Great Tribulation.
Revelation 22:20-21 concludes the book of Revelation and states:
20 He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.”
Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!
21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
Most noteworthy is the fact that the final bowl judgements, which are the worst of the Revelation judgements occur after the Antichrist and his regime martyr the last Christian on the earth. While the Tribulation Saints live through most of the Tribulation and die under the Antichrist’s wrath, they are spared the horrific final plauges of the Revelation.
Book of Revelation-God’s Throne
The book of Revelation comprises of 22 Chapters. The opening verse of the book of Revelation begins “The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show his servants—things which must shortly take place. And He sent and signified it by His angel to His servant John. Jesus proceeds to give John his letter to the seven churches and this letter to the churches ends with an invitation.
After the message to the churches the vision or Revelation Prophecy begins and is revealed from the very throne room of God. While we see glimspes of God’s throne in Ezekiel, Isaiah and Daniel, Jesus gives the Revelation directly from God’s throne where Jesus resides.
In conclusion, four details reveal the dire seriousness of the Revelation prophecy.
- Jesus’s seal on the book
- Jesus’s warning against any who would add or take away from its Words
- The prophecy depicted from God’s throne itself
- Jesus’s declaration that He is coming without delay
The Book of Revelation-Judgements and Plauges
The book of Revelation Judgments are issued first via Jesus who opens the Seals. From the seals seven angels are given seven trumpets. Each trumpet sounds a judgement onto the earth. From these the seven angels through the sounding of trumpets and the pouring of plagues from bowls. These are refereed to as the trumpet and bowl judgements. In addition Revelation relays the three woes, which happen along with the Trumpet and bowl judgments.
These are the events that occur during the Tribulation period and lead up to the battle of Armageddon. A mountain and island leveling earthquake occurs during the battle. At the sounding of the seventh trumpet are the catastrophic events that lead to the destruction of the earth, the appearing of Christ in the clouds, the end of the world and the proclamation “It is Done.”
The Plagues and Judgments in the Revelation
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