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The book of Revelation was penned by the disciple/apostle John in AD 95/96 while in exile on the island of Patmos during the reign of Domitian The book is named after it opening word, Ἀ π οκάλυψις (apocalypse), literally the unveiling and Revelation is the only apocalyptic book of the New Testament. John takes the first three chapters to address seven churches of his day and then the remaining 18 chapters are used to unfold events still future. Events such as the Tribulation, Armageddon, Millennial Kingdom, Great White Throne, New Jerusalem, New Heavens/Earth and eternity!
Believers, unbelievers, skeptics and critiques are drawn to this book because of its rich imagery and bold claims pertaining to the future of the world. For the believer, however, this book is more than just “an interesting read” because the book promises a blessing to all those who hear and obey these prophetic words (1:3; 22:12-17). For the believer it is a source of both blessing and hope as we are reminded that our God is moving towards His visible rule and reign over the entire universe!
The Throne Room is a Place of Awe-Inspiring Splendor with no Earthly Comparison The Throne Room is a Place of God’s Redemptive History Jasper and Sardius-Jewish allusion (Ex. 28:17-21) 24 Elders-Church judged and rewarded pictured The Throne Room is a Place of Continual Theo- centric worship Four living creatures – God the Father’s Attributes
Revelation 1:3 3 Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near. Revelation 22:12-17 12 “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.” 14 Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. 15 But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie. 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.
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