Revelation 1:9-20 Persecution 10. a. Revelation 1:9 John received this prophecy while… exiled on the isle of Patmos, an island in the Aegean Sea, about twenty miles south-southwest of Samos and twenty-four miles west of Asia Minor. Most scholars believe this happened in the reign of Domitian at the earliest around A.D. 85 to 95. (Note: […]
God the Father who was in the beginning, before all time, is our creator, and is to come — He is Eternal.
Jesus Christ, the faithful witness comes from the Greek word martus. “Our word martyr comes from this word, the firstborn who conquered death. He will never die again. He was not only killed for His faith, but He also rose from the dead and continued His testimony.”*
Jesus Christ, the son of God, is a manifestation of God in the flesh. Alpha and Omega, first and last letters of the Greek alphabet, show He is also Eternal just like God the Father. He loves us and died for us.
Some say the seven spirits before the throne represent the seven-fold ministry of the Holy Spirit (Isaiah 11:1-2) (I count six, not seven .) because then, this introduction would include the triune God — the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Source of the revelation: This revelation started with God the Father and was given to Jesus Christ, the Son, who sent His angel to show these things to John. He wrote them down under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit for us.
Purpose: To inform, prepare, and bless the hearers because the time was near.
Outcome promised: The one who reads this word of prophecy aloud [in the assemblies AMP] will be blessed [happy, to be envied AMP] as well as those who hear and ponder the reading.
The Bible says the hour of Jesus’ return is uncertain. 1 Thessalonians 5 Even though we don’t know the time, we are not in the dark. We are sons and daughters of the light. We are protected by faith, love and the hope of salvation. We continue comforting and building each other up. Ever joyful. Ever praising God.