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The Bible says in Luke 9:26: “For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father’s, and of the holy angels.”
PROPHECY BOOTCAMP: “The Heavenly Intruder” from Dr. Ed Hindson’s book, “Revelation: Unlocking the Future”.
Sunday morning came. It was the Lord’s Day — resurrection day. John knew the churches would be assembled. He also knew they would be praying for him. That’s when it happened! A booming voice broke the silence, announcing: “I am the Alpha and the Omega…who is and who was and who is to come.”
When John turned to see who was speaking to him, he saw the risen Christ in all of His divine glory and heavenly splendor. The Savior had not abandoned him. Indeed, He had come for His faithful disciple who had cared for His earthly mother. Now it was the Savior’s turn to care for John. And it was time to take him home to glory.
There are many unanswered questions about the book of Revelation. Did they find it beside John’s body? Did he live to be recalled from exile? How did the book pass from the seven churches of Asia to the other Christian communities? We may never know the answers to some of these questions. But several things are clear from this first chapter:
1. John was exiled on Patmos.
2. Christ appeared to him there.
3. The Revelation was given to John.
4. Then it was sent to the seven churches for each to read.
The Divine Intruder had come for His disciple. He had come with a vision of the future and a message of hope for His Church. It was a glorious morning for every true believer. Unlike the Old Testament prophecies that often remained sealed up, the Savior had come to reveal the future. And what an incredible future it would be!
OCCUPY TILL I COME: “Waiting on the Second Coming — The Fate of the Earth (Part 6)” by Ray C. Stedman
MUSICAL SELECTION: “Days of Elijah” by Twila Paris