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Basic background to the book
Most scholars believe that the seven churches of Asia to whom John writes were experiencing the persecution that took place under Emperor Domitian (A.D. 90–95).
It seems that the Roman authorities had exiled John to the island of PatmosJohn, who had been an eyewitness to the incarnate Christ, had a vision of the glorified Christ.
God also revealed to John what would take place in the future: judgment and the ultimate triumph of God over evil.
Acts 1:1-3 (CLASB - Bible Text)
1 In my first book I told you, Theophilus, about everything Jesus began to do and teach
2 until the day he was taken up to heaven after giving his chosen apostles further instructions through the Holy Spirit.
3 During the forty days after his crucifixion, he appeared to the apostles from time to time, and he proved to them in many ways that he was actually alive. And he talked to them about the Kingdom of God.
Acts 1:9-11 (CLASB - Bible Text)
9 After saying this, he was taken up into a cloud while they were watching, and they could no longer see him. 10 As they strained to see him rising into heaven, two white-robed men suddenly stood among them.
11 “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why are you standing here staring into heaven? Jesus has been taken from you into heaven, but someday he will return from heaven in the same way you saw him go!
The term “revelation”
(ἀποκάλυψις, apokalypsis)
means to expose in full view what was formerly hidden, veiled, or secret.
The majority of Revelation (1:10–20; 4–22) alleges to be a series of visions disclosing unseen realities and future events.
The unveiling of Jesus Christ—The Theme
Of who Jesus is
I saw — 46 times—- eye witness
I heard — 31 times — He was there
Revelation 1:1-3 (KJV)
1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:
The Purpose —The Source—-The Divine Messenger The Angel—- The Writer John
Origin of the Book. —-
2 Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.
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.
Writer of the book.
When: 95 AD
Where :- Patmos
Why is he there.
Prophetic In Nature.
Daniel 12:4 (KJV)
But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
Daniel 12:8-9 (KJV)
8 And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things?
9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.
The season of his return. The signs of the times.
Harbinger, indicator, signs of the Jesus return
Jh 14:1
See things in light of the times .., Harbingers
These "things" were to take place from John's day to and including the eternal events of the new heaven and new earth
Why this was given?
Revelation 1:9 (CWSB)
I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.
Genesis 50:19-21 (CLASB - Bible Text)
19 But Joseph replied, “Don’t be afraid of me. Am I God, that I can punish you?
20 You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people.
21 No, don’t be afraid. I will continue to take care of you and your children.”
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