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What the Bible Reveals to Us - Revelation 1:1

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The Bible is the name for 66 books that are divided into the Old and New Testaments. There are 39 books in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament, and the last book in the Bible is called Revelation and it is a book written by the apostle John.

 

,, 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:”

                                                                                                           Rev. 1:1

 

We read here that Revelation is written and the logical conclusion is that something was revealed in this book that was hidden or something that people did not know how to interpret or did not have the conditions to come to certain truths to analyze and interpret. We are a generation that has practically fulfilled these conditions because we have the Bible, we have technology that helps us come to certain knowledge that was inaccessible to previous generations and we have a promise written in the Bible that knowledge will multiply in the end and that means we can easily analyze and interpret these the information and truths we find in the last book of the Bible, Revelation.

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: 4

In addition to this, we have the privilege of seeing the signs of the times written in the Bible and fulfilled in the last few decades, years or just being fulfilled. This fulfillment of certain signs of the times for some generations was a distant future in the form of prophecy and we can say about some that they are almost fulfilled and we have some signs that were fulfilled only a few months ago.

In Revelation there are records and truths that are written and stated in the symbols used in the Old Testament, there are also truths that were covered by the "veil of prophetic language" and there are many "images" mentioned in the Old Testament that they presented God's prophets in the form of prophecy.

Apart from these details found in the Old Testament, Revelation is in fact full of truths concerning the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ and the events that will take place in the future and this is for now and for us a prophecy that will surely happen and be fulfilled because if so far the Bible has "fulfilled" there is no reason why only these events related to the last days, the second coming of Christ and the New Heaven and the New Earth should not be fulfilled as prophesied in the Bible.

A large part of Revelation is reserved for Satan and the end of sin, because it describes the final end of Satan and sin, and all that is connected with apocalyptic events that will happen in the future, and the actor of those events is Satan.

At the very beginning of Revelation it is written under the title "Revelation of St. John the Theologian" and this means that this Revelation was written by the apostle John and does not mean that this is the Revelation of John, John only wrote this and whose Revelation we see at the beginning of the first verse where it says "Revelation of Jesus Christ" (Rev. 1: 1). So this is the revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ, this is the Revelation of God's plan and not someone's idea.

The central figure of Revelation is the Lord Jesus Christ, who will come in glory and power to take the earth from Satan, solve the problem of sin and death, and God's plan of the "last days," the millennial kingdom, and finally the transition to eternity.

The Lord Jesus comes in power and glorifies to judge those who do not believe in Him and save those who are waiting for Him and we read about this:

,, So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ:”,"

                                                                                                       1 Cor.1: 7

,, And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,”

                                                                                                       2 Thess.1: 7

So those who do not believe in the Lord Jesus are followed by a terrible judgment and eternal punishment, and those who are waiting for Jesus are entitled to "rest", ie perfect peace in the Lord Jesus Christ, and they do not care about the terrible judgment that will surely come.

In Revelation we can see the final end of human history, political turmoil in the last days, we can see the last ruler of the Antichrist as well as the last battle - Armageddon and the final judgment of Satan.

 

      ,, The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him ..." (Rev. 1: 1)

Here we clearly see that the author of this book is God the Father and He gave this book to Jesus Christ. And now the question arises whether Jesus is not God, how does the Father give him something now, does God need to be given something?

The answer is in the following, while Jesus was on earth in his humiliation He voluntarily humbled himself to the will of the Father, even Jesus limited himself in knowledge so that from the following verses we see that Jesus did not know everything while he was on earth.

,, But of that day and hour knoweth no [man], no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.”

                                                                                                     Mat.24: 36

But when the Lord Jesus left in glory after the resurrection he received all the knowledge and all the original glory and now God the Father gives Him the book of Revelation of glory which comes as a gift with all the events that will happen until the end of the world and entering eternity besides the gifts of resurrection, ascension and sending the Holy Spirit to the church that Jesus redeemed. And after the resurrection, the Lord Jesus said

,, And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.”

                                                                                                     Mat.28: 18

And God the Father exalted the Lord Jesus and gave Him a name that is greater than any name in heaven on earth and under the earth. This is written in the Epistle to the Philippians.

"He humbled himself by taking the form of a servant, becoming like other people and finding himself like a man."

 ,, But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of [things] in heaven, and [things] in earth, and [things] under the earth; And [that] every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ [is] Lord, to the glory of God the Father. "

                                                                                                     Philippians 2: 7-11

 

,, 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:”

                                                                                                     Rev. 1: 1

Now in the second part of the first verse we see that Jesus sent an angel to show John "what is about to happen" and John was supposed to write that so that we "servants" could see the events that would happen in the future. to say that only the servants of God can understand this book because someone who does not believe in Jesus will not take seriously the truths written in this book but will find some "reasonable" explanation for some events that cannot be explained by the great knowledge we have today.

The Bible itself testifies to this.

,, But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know [them], because they are spiritually discerned. "

                                                                                                      1 Cor.2: 14

As for the part of the verse, "what will be soon", we would say it differently soon, however, almost two thousand years have passed since this was written, but it has not been fulfilled yet. Today we can see that the last time is close, but how much we don't know that very close because the time for God and us is different, God is out of time and we are limited on earth and we depend on the change of day and night.

The Bible says the following about time:

,, For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.”

                                                                                                      Ps.90: 4

So before the eyes of God a thousand years is like a night watch but not before ours and fulfillment can be very fast and maybe not we don't know that God knows but based on the signs of the times we can conclude that the time is near because we can see some signs that earlier generations could not and for them they were prophecies and we can see the fulfillment of what is said, "live".

And at the end of the verse we see that the angel brought and showed Revelation to John who was a fisherman the son of Zebedee and became an apostle after Jesus invited him to join him and become a disciple.

Later, John wrote the Gospel of John, three epistles (1, 2 and 3 epistles of John) and Revelation. and he was also a preacher in the church of Ephesus, from where he was exiled to the island of Patmos, and it is believed that he wrote Revelation 95-96 AD on Patmos.

And we end with a verse from Revelation

,, And he said unto me, These sayings [are] faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things which must shortly be done.”

                                                                                                        Rev. 22: 6

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