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The Bible says in Revelation 1:7: “Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they [also] which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.”
PROPHECY BOOTCAMP: “The Great Unveiling (Part 1)” from Dr. Ed Hindson’s book “Revelation: Unlocking the Future”.
Revelation opens with the preface to the book. This gives the reader an introduction to all that follows in the succeeding chapters. It is virtually impossible to understand the Apocalypse without a grasp of this first chapter. Its key elements include the following.
Title: The Revelation of Jesus Christ. Most Bible versions title the book, “The Revelation of St. John the Divine.” However, such titles were not in the original New Testament Greek manuscripts. The actual title of the book is given in the opening verse: “The Revelation of Jesus Christ.” He is the divine author of the book. It is His revelation (unveiling) of the future. John is the human author who recorded what he saw and heard. In many ways, John acts as a recording stenographer. He jots down, as fast as he can, future events that transpire before his eyes.
Testimony: All that he saw. Immediately, in verse 2, John begins with one of the many “triplets” which appear throughout the book. These are typical of the Johannine writing style. Notice John 1:1: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” In Revelation 1:2 the triplet reads: “Who bore witness to:
1. the word of God,
2. the testimony of Jesus Christ,
3. even to all that he saw.
This passage tells us that the Apocalypse is an eyewitness account. This is not secondhand information that John has heard from someone else. He stakes his apostolic reputation on the fact that he actually saw and experienced these things.
OCCUPY TILL I COME: “Waiting on the Second Coming — The Fate of the Earth (Part 7)” by Ray C. Stedman
MUSICAL SELECTION: “Days of Elijah” by Twila Paris