The Revelation of Jesus Christ

Arguably, the most complete future installment of God ever beheld by a man and subsequently addressed to the Church.

learn the revelationWELCOME! to the Revelation of Jesus Christ. Before you get started, though, there are a couple of things that are important to understand about this prophecy.

THIS IS our Lord’s vision–not John’s. The apostle arduously recorded what was revealed to him with instructions that it be distributed to the churches, but he merely recorded what he was shown. It is the revelation of Jesus Christ which originated with the Father and in turn given to Him.

IT IS ALSO important for us to understand why God has chosen to reveal this apocalyptic vision to us. Contrary to the teaching of some, the Revelation is not meant to serve as a “Tribulation Survival Kit” for the Church because the Church won’t be here. Nor is it given so we can set a date for Christ’s coming, or that we might identity the Antichrist. The Revelation has one primary purpose:

The Revelation was given to unveil Jesus Christ so we may know how God will accomplish all His work and purposes through Him in the last days.

WHILE many marvelous passages of truth in Revelation lend themselves to topical studies that should be discussed and learned, there are commentaries written by inspired men of God already available to the serious student without my adding yet another one.

THEREFORE, I have limited my notes primarily to the events in the vision and have purposely avoided the traditional theological arguments and more complex exposition generally offered by scholars. My purpose is only to assist you in reading the Revelation from start to finish, help you better understand what the vision is about, and perhaps to wet your appetite enough to prompt more study.

ONE MORE THING before we dig in. If you’ve been avoiding the Revelation because you’ve considered it far too complex, obscure, or confusing for laypersons like us to understand, put your mind at rest. Even with all its symbols and images and some erratic shifts of events associated with John’s time travel, you’ll be surprised to discover how logical, chronological, and interpretable by Scripture this awesome vision really is.

PLEASE read each chapter of the Revelation directly from the Bible and then use the menu at the right to access my verse-by-verse notes. Afterward, test your knowledge with the Study Questions, and be sure to explore the other resources provided. Please feel free to share this site with a friend.

May God bless and keep you throughout this incredible journey.

2 Comments

  1. What do you think about the idea of the Bible and the stories in it, are prophesies of the life of Christ. That each story like David, Moses and many others are the prophesy of the entire life of Christ and the Hebrew holidays are also commemorating the life of Christ, past, present and future? I have just learned about this Through a minister named David Jones and I am interested in learning others thoughts on this teaching. I think it makes sense and think it is clearly more than just a book of stories to tell to our children. I also just learned that the word Apolitical means to unveil and that the wedding between a man and woman in Jewish tradition is also the prophetic story of the life of Christ. I am very interested in this and more about the Bible. Thank you for your time,

    Kimberley Jones

  2. 1. Yes, “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16). So the Bible is not simply a collection of children’s stories, but God’s revelation of who He is and what He has done for us through Christ Jesus for “these [the Scriptures] are they which testify of me,” Jesus said (John 5:39). In another place, Jesus, following His resurrection, joined two men on their way to Emmaus who were downtrodden by His crucifixion. “Then He said to them, ‘O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! Ought not the Christ to have suffered these things and to enter into His glory?’ And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself” (Luke 24:25-27).

    2. Yes, the Hebrew Old Testament feasts are a foreshadowing of Christ. “So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths, which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ” (Colossians 2:16-17). I recommend that you watch this video, “God’s Calendar” by Amir Tsarfati of Behold Israel, for a more thorough teaching.

    3. Yes, it is the “Revelation” (Greek apokalupsis, “unveiling”) of Jesus Christ; and was given so we [His Church] may know how God will accomplish all His work and purposes through Him in the last days.

    4. Yes, at the present time the church is betrothed to Christ as Paul said, “I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ” (2 Corinthians 11:2). And one day, as Revelation declares, the announcement is made that the time has come for the marriage of the Lamb, and that His wife has made herself ready (see Revelation 19:7-9). Regarding your comment about the traditions of Jewish weddings, you might want to read “The Jewish Wedding & The Christian Walk” by Nancy Missler of Koinonia House.

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