Rev 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
Isa 41:4 Who hath wrought and done it, calling the generations from the beginning? I the LORD, the first, and with the last; I am he.
The Word Revelation
Heb 1:1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,
Heb 1:2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;
The Word Revelation means – to unveil something which was hidden; to disclose something; to Reveal or Communicate Divine Truth. It is information that is Disclosed. It is not hidden or Shrouded in a Mystery. A Revelation is information that was previously unknown but is Disclosed by GOD through HIS Agents such as Angels, Prophets and Apostles and in the Last Days, through HIS Son, JESUS CHRIST who spoke words which were kept Secret from the Foundation of the World.
Mat_13:35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.
Rev_10:11 And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.
2Co 12:1 It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.
2Co 12:2 I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven.
2Co 12:3 And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;)
2Co 12:4 How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.
2Co 12:5 Of such an one will I glory: yet of myself I will not glory, but in mine infirmities.
Eph 3:2 If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward:
Eph 3:3 How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words,
Eph 3:4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)
Eph 3:5 Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;
The Publication of The Book
The Book of the Revelation of JESUS CHRIST was Publicized in a book to the >> Spiritual Church << through John the Apostle, as was Commanded by CHRIST JESUS, to the “Angels” of the Seven Churches and through the Disciples of CHRIST. It was written and spoken to the Spiritual Church of that Time and entailed details of :
- Prophecies for their Time
- Prophecies for the Future
- A Revelation of Mysteries
- A Record of Events
- A Testament
- A Testimony of JESUS CHRIST
- A Call to Repentance
- A Message of Truth
- Rewards to Over-Comers
- Admonishment and Warning to the Collective >> Spiritual Church << thereafter as long as the Church of GOD remains on the Planet Earth.
1Ti_3:15 But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
The Book of Revelation
This Blog is dedicated to the Book of Revelation hereafter known as; The Book of Revelation; The Book of the Revelation of JESUS CHRIST, and The Book. JESUS CHRIST is the Spiritual Progenitor; the First Born of the Dead who was Resurrected and Who is A Shadow of Things to Come for all of the “Called/Drawn of GOD” and the “First-Fruits” of the Future Race of the Spiritual Human Beings to be Reborn in the Image of GOD as GOD Decreed at >> Creation; << Perfect, Holy, Obedient and Immortal. These individuals (Believers), during their Lifetime, are Drawn by GOD to be Converted through the Power of the HOLY GHOST/SPIRIT and to be >> Born Again << and Translated into the Kingdom of GOD’S Dear Son, JESUS CHRIST.
Col_1:13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
CHRIST will Raise HIS people to HIMSELF on the Last Day which will be the First Resurrection. GOD’S People will be Blessed and become the Kings and Priests of GOD and they will Reign with CHRIST JESUS on Earth.
Joh_6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
Joh_12:32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.
Rev_1:6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
Rev_5:10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.
Gen 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Gen 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
GOD made Man in HIS Own Image (Psychological Representation) for a Eternal Purpose. That Purpose was Hid in GOD but Purposed in JESUS CHRIST. As Long as Man chose to Abide Obediently within the Scope of the >> Covenant << made with GOD, GOD would Abide with Man.
GOD created Covenants as an unchangeable, Divinely imposed Legal Agreement between HIMSELF and Mankind that Stipulates the Conditions of their Relationship.
To Understand GOD’S Image see the following links which Describe GOD. Please keep in Mind this is all we Know about GOD at this Time. We only See HIM and Understand HIM with our Physical Senses and through our Supernatural Spiritual Sense and Knowledge Imparted to us through the >> HOLY GHOST/SPIRIT; << and through the Promises enabling Believers to Partake of the Divine Nature of GOD with a Finite Mind. We only receive a Heavenly Glimpse of HIM now (seeing through a obscured dark glass) but one day Believers will be Perceiving GOD Clearly.
2Pe_1:4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
1Co_13:12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
The following links are to articles “Describing” GOD’S Characteristics.
See the Discourse on – >> The Branches & The Vine <<
The Author’s Purpose is to provide a Exegetical Bible Study of The Book of the Revelation of JESUS CHRIST in the context of the Christology Series and the Purpose of the Book itself which is to Reveal:
- JESUS CHRIST – the Apha & Omega
- What is Purposed in CHRIST JESUS
- Why it is Important for us to Know HIM
- Why it is Important to Believe in HIM
- What the Revelation Means to the Believer
- Prophecy of Things to Come in the Future
- Necessary Preparations For Believers
- Necessary Attributes for Over-Comers to Spiritually Cultivate
- A Need for Repentance and Correction
- A Need for Spiritual Evaluation and Improvement
- The Spiritual Maturation of Mankind
- The Promises (Future Events) from the Original Audience’s Time
- How the Revelation Relates to Current and Future Existence
I will be relying completely on Spiritual Revelation to discuss the information and to develop the Content of the Book of the Revelation of JESUS CHRIST in the Context of the entire Bible from the Book of Genesis through to the Book of Revelation itself.
The Spiritual Study, Inspiration and Spiritual Understanding Elements of the Book is:
- The Revealing of the Eternal Purpose which had been Hid in GOD which GOD has Purposed in CHRIST JESUS our Lord Before/From the Foundation of the World and that it is written entirely for our Admonition, Edification, and Blessing every time we Read it or Hear it if we Keep what is written therein.
- It is a Book/ a Scroll which was Relayed from GOD to JESUS CHRIST, to an Angel, to John and lastly to the Spiritual Church – the Believers. Everyone may receive the information written but only the True Unadulterated >> Believers << will be given the Spiritual Understanding through the >> HOLY GHOST/SPIRIT. <<
- One day the Mystery of GOD will be finished and all will be Revealed.
- The Revealing of the Joy of the Resurrection, the Ascension, and the Reign with JESUS CHRIST
Eph 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:
Eph 3:10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,
Eph 3:11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:
Rev_10:7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.
Presentation of the Book
While reading the Presentation of the Book of the Revelation of JESUS CHRIST, it is important to keep in mind the following:
- All of it is not presented in Sequential or Chronological order
- The events presented are not presented in a Logical Time Sequence
- Events occur in and out of Time as we know it
- It is a written account of a Vision
- It is a document which utilizes Symbolism, Forms and >> Figures of Speech<<
- It uses vivid Imagery
- It uses Representations of Events
- It conveys information that may have been/will be Intrinsic to the reader or hearer.
The reason Dreams and Visions appear to cover so much information in so little Time is because we Dream and receive Visions in Symbols. Visions and Dreams are similar but they are not the same. Typically they convey different Messages and Visions are always of a Spiritual Nature. Symbols in Dreams and Visions allow us to Conceptualize on an immeasurable Scale.
Comprehension of the Concepts received in a Dream or Vision often must be Interpreted if the Symbols cannot be recognized or the Significance can not be Ascertained or Understood. I will be relying completely on the >> HOLY GHOST/SPIRIT, << Spiritual Discernment and other Spiritual Gifts to develop the Content in the Context which is about the >> Relationship << between GOD, JESUS CHRIST, Mankind and his Future. I will be using only information that is in the Bible and will cite Scripture.
We will be presenting the Exegesis on four (4) levels:
- Exegetical Construction
- Corroboration from Parallel Passages
- Grammatical, Historical and Cultural Insight of Original Languages
- Thinking Out-loud Blog Presentation For Reconcilement or Resolution of Symbols, Figure of Speech, etc. You can find an extensive and comprehensive work on the Figures of Speech at the Blog >> The History of The Bible /Figures of Speech <<
For our Purposes we will be using Scriptures and Concepts from the Bible to understand and to Decipher the information as presented. This Blog will attempt to develop and present, in a Conversational Teaching Format, the Book of the Revelation of JESUS CHRIST without Interpretation. We will use (as always) a Line upon Line and Precept upon Precept System (Scripture upon Scripture without private Interpretation) to formulate the Exegetic Summaries utilizing Applicable Scriptures from The Book of Genesis (the first book of the Bible) through to The Book of The Revelation (of JESUS CHRIST) (the last Book of the Bible), to form the Exegesis as the >> HOLY GHOST/SPIRIT << Prompts.
We will be citing information and Scriptures in Topic Context rather than Chronologically as does the Book itself. Covering such a Scope of information will extrapolate many Scriptures from the various Books of the Bible throughout. I may have to develop additional means of citing adequate Scriptures and minimize the Critique to present a Canvass of Supporting Scriptural details and Events rather than a Database of words. I will probably experiment with several layouts for presentation.
Rather than duplicate information and Scriptures, there will be links to other Topic Blogs which has Focus on a particular Facet of the Book of Revelation such as the Topic of >> The Resurrection C8, << | >> GOD’S Divine Will << | >> The HOLY GHOST/SPIRIT C2 << | >> Discipleship << etc.
The referenced Topic Articles will provide background information and will discuss the related Topic with adequate applicable Scriptures. The Book of the Revelation of JESUS CHRIST presents CHRIST in a Multifaceted manner which Requires the absence of rigid Timelines especially since some of the contents are presented inside and outside of Time as we know it.
There will be Limitations since I will be relying solely on the Bible as my sole source of Information except for the HOLY GHOST/SPIRIT. There are links to other Topic Blogs throughout the Christology Series that will provide additional insight and Scriptural Corroboration. Although this Bible Study Conforms to the Christology Series Motif, which is CHRIST JESUS, the major Topic of The Book of Revelation covers the History and Future of Mankind in Eternity Past (the Beginning of the Past) to Eternity Future (the Future Beginning of Mankind), from the First Adam to the Last Adam. It covers a span of several centuries as recorded in the Bible and includes the Concept of Eternity which Mankind can not Conceptualize Efficiently or without Conjecture at this Time. However that may be JESUS CHRIST is at the Head of the Human Race Before and After as the Alpha and the Omega.
Discovering JESUS CHRIST
The Objective of the Christology Series was to Mine the Bible for the History and Events concerning CHRIST JESUS on several levels and discovered a Plethora of References to HIM with direct or indirect applications in practically every Book of the Bible, if not all. It is true what John the Apostle wrote – “there are many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written, every one, I suppose that even the World itself could not contain the books that should be written”.
Joh 21:25 And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.
Some Scriptures will be used more than once in some articles to support other Facets of a article or relating to different Scenarios. The contents should be read in Context with the statements as it is connected to it in regards to the Subject matter. Any area I do not feel or Believe corresponds to my Spirit Led Exegetical Process will not be covered in this Blog but will be redirected to the >> Thinking Out-Loud Blog. << | >> See the “Disclosure here <<
There will be some information in The Book of Revelation that I will not attempt to present in a Exegetic manner such as the Religio-Controversies of the Anti-Christ or his name/number (666) or if it represents Man; or the identity of the Beast, whether it represents a person, organization or other Entity. I will not Suppose or Speculate on Subjects which I can not say, “It is Written” (in the Bible).
If at anytime you feel that line has been crossed please drop me a note (use form below) explaining why with Scriptures, please.
Let us Pray for Spiritual Guidance as we read and study from the only Book of the Bible that Promises a Blessing to the Reader and the Hearer. It will be for the Edification of our Souls.
Rev 1:3 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.
I hope you will enjoy reading as much as I have writing the articles to the Glory of the Lord.
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