Jesusí Revelation†††† Rev. 1:1-8 HCSB†††† July 17, 2015
The apostle John saw Jesus, and became a believer and was chosen by Jesus as one of the twelve apostles.
He walked with, Jesus heard His teachings, saw His miracle working powers, and had hours of fellowship with
Him and the other disciples.† Now we can read what such a person reveals as he writes the revelation of what Jesus told him about His return.† Can we believe such a witness?† Of course and that certainly is one reason he was chosen to write the book called Revelation.† Some people today are students of prophecy and most of them
urge us to believe Jesus is coming soon.† I think that is our only option.† John, here is telling us about the revelation, It is Jesusí Revelation.† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
1.†† Jesusí Revelation . . Revealed.†† 1:1-3
A.†† The Revelation Revealed To The† . . Apostle John.†† 1:1-2
1 The revelation of Jesus Christ that God gave Him to show His slaves what must quickly take place. He sent it and signified it through His angel to His slave John,
2 who testified to God's word and to the testimony about Jesus Christ, in all he saw.
B.††† The Revelation Revealed To All Who† . . Apply.†† 1:3
3 Blessed is the one who reads and blessed are those who hear the words of this prophecy and keep what is
written in it, because the time is near!
Does it confuse you that this book was written 1900 years ago and the first verse says the time must quickly take place?† That means when it starts it will not take long to complete.† We donít know when it will begin but
it will not take long to complete.†† John had the experience and dedication to bring the revelation to us and of course that is why the Lord chose him.† Do you remember this is the only book of the Bible that has this exact kind of promise to we who read it?† John thought the time for all of this was near.† D you realize all of us are to think the time is near?† We are not to think it is 100 years from now and wait on the actions we should take
we are to be like John and think the time is near.
2.†† Jesusí Revelation . . Revered.†† 1:4-6
A.†† The Revelation Revered Through Many . . Details.†† 1:4-5
4 John: To the seven churches in the province of Asia.
Grace and peace to you from the One who is, who was, and who is coming; from the seven spirits before
5 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead and the ruler of the kings of
the earth.† To Him who loves us and has set us free from our sins by His blood,
B.††† The Revelation Revered Through His Mighty . . Dominion.†† 1:6
6 and made us a kingdom, priests to His God and Fatheróto Him be the glory and dominion forever and
Jesus is Revered because He is a faithful witness who loves us and sets us free from our sins.† He also
taught us and we have it written in the Word.†† He confirmed His witness through many miracles that all
could see.† We also hear the voice of the Father confirming His pleasure of His Son.† The work of Christ
makes us a kingdom of priest as we can through Him go directly to the Father and pray for ourselves and
others, all the time honoring Him as He loved, loosed and lifted us.† Praise His Holy name.
3.†† Jesusí Revelation As The . . Returning One.†† 1:7-8
A.†† The Revelation In Returning and the . . Certainty of His Return.†† 1:7
7 Look! He is coming with the clouds,† and every eye will see Him, including those who pierced Him.†
And all the families of the earth† will mourn over Him.† This is certain. Amen.
B.††† The Revelation In Returning and the . . Confirmation of His Return.†† 1:8
8 "I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "the One who is, who was, and who is coming,
the Almighty."† HCSB
Someday in the time the Father decides Jesus is coming again and everyone will see Him.† How can that
become a reality?† The wonders of our world and advancements in electronics should remove all of our
questions and doubts.† I recently saw a soccer game played across the ocean.† I have seen the tragedy of
the war ways of the group called Isis.† I will see Jesus return to this earth and show Himself even to those
who pierced Him when He was being crucified.† Jesus was, and is coming again revealing He is Almighty.