Revelation 1:3Blessed is the one who readsaloud the words of this prophecy,and blessed are those who hear,and who keep wha...
3 Keys to unlocking    RevelationThe background keyThe word usage keyThe genre key
3 Keys to unlocking             RevelationThe background key – written by apostleJohn during time of persecutionThe word u...
Purpose of the book of          Revelation     It was written to give Christians,struggling in this world against those wh...
The structure of the       book of RevelationRevelation 1:19Write therefore the things that youhave seen, those that are a...
Chp. 1     Chp. 2-3             Chps. 4-22  “Things   which    “Things                        “Things which will take plac...
Things are not as they seem! Behind  the veil separating this world from the next, the Lamb and the One whosits on the Thr...
Revelation 1:9I, John, your brother andpartner in the tribulation and thekingdom and the patient endurancethat are in Jesu...
Revelation 1:10-11I was in the Spirit on the Lordsday, and I heard behind me a loudvoice like a trumpet saying, “Writewhat...
A circular letter   which was   circulatedamong churchesvia postal route
Revelation 1:12-16Then I turned to see the voicethat was speaking to me, and onturning I saw . . .
Revelation 1:12-13aThen I turned to see the voicethat was speaking to me, and onturning I saw seven goldenlampstands, and ...
Jesus in the gospels is referred to as       “son of man” 81 times!Jesus refers to himself by this “name”        more than...
Daniel 7:13I saw in the night visions, andbehold, with the clouds of heaventhere came one like a son of man,and he came to...
Daniel 7:14And to him was given dominionand glory and a kingdom, that allpeoples, nations, and languagesshould serve him; ...
Revelation 1:18I died, and behold I am aliveforevermore…
Revelation 1:17-18When I saw him, I fell at hisfeet as though dead. But he laid hisright hand on me, saying, “Fear not, Ia...
Revelation 1:19Write therefore the thingsthat you have seen, those that areand those that are to take place afterthis.
“Jesus reveals himself to John  the way he does to compel John’s audience to heed the  seven letters he is about to     di...
(Winter of 2009)
3 Guiding Principles1. These first century letters aremeant for us just as much as theywere meant for their originalrecipi...
3 Guiding PrinciplesRevelation 2:7He who has an ear, let him hear whatthe Spirit says to the churches.
3 Guiding Principles1. These first century letters aremeant for us just as much as theywere meant for their originalrecipi...
3 Guiding Principles2. Don’t miss the forest for the trees!Let’s not get lost in the details andtherefore miss the message...
3 Guiding PrinciplesRevelation 2:1To the angel of the church inEphesus write:
3 Guiding Principles3. The Church may not be perfect, butit is precious!
3 Guiding PrinciplesRevelation 1:12-13aThen I turned to see the voicethat was speaking to me, and onturning I saw seven go...
3 Guiding PrinciplesRevelation 2:1To the angel of the church in Ephesuswrite: These are the words of himwho holds the seve...
3 Guiding Principles1. These first century letters aremeant for us just as much as theywere meant for their originalrecipi...
3 Guiding Principles2. Don’t miss the forest for the trees!Let’s not get lost in the details andtherefore miss the message...
2 Repeated PhrasesTo Ephesus: “I know your works . . .”(2:2)To Smyrna: “I know your tribulationand poverty . . .” (2:9)To ...
2 Repeated PhrasesHebrews 4:12And no creature is hidden from hissight, but all are naked andexposed to the eyes of him tow...
“Jesus is the one who walks          among the lampstands and          exercises exclusive          sovereignty over the l...
. . . The condition of each          church is an open book          before him. He reads every          heart, evaluates ...
2 Repeated Phrases1. “I know . . .”
You can hide from others, but you  cannot under any circumstances hidefrom God! Your motives, your thoughts,  your deeds, ...
2 Repeated Phrases1. “I know . . .”2. “the one who conquers (overcomes)”
2 Repeated PhrasesTo Ephesus: “the one whoconquers/overcomes” (2:7)To Smyrna: “the one whoconquers/overcomes” (2:13)To Per...
“For I consider that the sufferings of   this present time are not worthcomparing with the glory that is to be   revealed ...
It will be worth it all  when we see Jesus!Life’s trials will seem so small  when we see Christ.One glimpse of his dear fa...
Revelation 2   feb 19, 2012 message slides
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  1. 1. Revelation 1:3Blessed is the one who readsaloud the words of this prophecy,and blessed are those who hear,and who keep what is written init, for the time is near.
  2. 2. 3 Keys to unlocking RevelationThe background keyThe word usage keyThe genre key
  3. 3. 3 Keys to unlocking RevelationThe background key – written by apostleJohn during time of persecutionThe word usage key – focus is on the Lamb(Christ) and the throne of God & involvesactivity in heaven with results on earthThe genre key – written as apocalypticprophesy (foretelling emphasis)
  4. 4. Purpose of the book of Revelation It was written to give Christians,struggling in this world against those who oppose the Faith, hope that the Christ who died for us will also one day return for us as a conquering King to establish his eternal reign! Because Jesus overcomes, so can we!
  5. 5. The structure of the book of RevelationRevelation 1:19Write therefore the things that youhave seen, those that are and thosethat are to take place after this.
  6. 6. Chp. 1 Chp. 2-3 Chps. 4-22 “Things which “Things “Things which will take place” you have which seen” are” Vision of Christ Vision of ConsummationTheophany Talks Tribulations Triumph Together!
  7. 7. Things are not as they seem! Behind the veil separating this world from the next, the Lamb and the One whosits on the Throne are working! A dayis coming when God’s enemies will be judged and God’s people blessed, forever and ever. Amen! Be hopeful!
  8. 8. Revelation 1:9I, John, your brother andpartner in the tribulation and thekingdom and the patient endurancethat are in Jesus, was on the islandcalled Patmos on account of the wordof God and the testimony of Jesus.
  9. 9. Revelation 1:10-11I was in the Spirit on the Lordsday, and I heard behind me a loudvoice like a trumpet saying, “Writewhat you see in a book and send it tothe seven churches, to Ephesus andto Smyrna and to Pergamum and toThyatira and to Sardis and toPhiladelphia and to Laodicea.”
  10. 10. A circular letter which was circulatedamong churchesvia postal route
  11. 11. Revelation 1:12-16Then I turned to see the voicethat was speaking to me, and onturning I saw . . .
  12. 12. Revelation 1:12-13aThen I turned to see the voicethat was speaking to me, and onturning I saw seven goldenlampstands, and in the midst of thelampstands one like a son ofman…
  13. 13. Jesus in the gospels is referred to as “son of man” 81 times!Jesus refers to himself by this “name” more than any other!
  14. 14. Daniel 7:13I saw in the night visions, andbehold, with the clouds of heaventhere came one like a son of man,and he came to the Ancient of Daysand was presented before him.
  15. 15. Daniel 7:14And to him was given dominionand glory and a kingdom, that allpeoples, nations, and languagesshould serve him; his dominion is aneverlasting dominion, which shall notpass away, and his kingdom one thatshall not be destroyed.
  16. 16. Revelation 1:18I died, and behold I am aliveforevermore…
  17. 17. Revelation 1:17-18When I saw him, I fell at hisfeet as though dead. But he laid hisright hand on me, saying, “Fear not, Iam the first and the last, and theliving one. I died, and behold I amalive forevermore, and I have thekeys of Death and Hades.”
  18. 18. Revelation 1:19Write therefore the thingsthat you have seen, those that areand those that are to take place afterthis.
  19. 19. “Jesus reveals himself to John the way he does to compel John’s audience to heed the seven letters he is about to dictate to John and toconvince them of the truth of what John will then recount of the events of the end of history in chapters 4-22.”
  20. 20. (Winter of 2009)
  21. 21. 3 Guiding Principles1. These first century letters aremeant for us just as much as theywere meant for their originalrecipients.
  22. 22. 3 Guiding PrinciplesRevelation 2:7He who has an ear, let him hear whatthe Spirit says to the churches.
  23. 23. 3 Guiding Principles1. These first century letters aremeant for us just as much as theywere meant for their originalrecipients.
  24. 24. 3 Guiding Principles2. Don’t miss the forest for the trees!Let’s not get lost in the details andtherefore miss the message Jesus hasfor us!
  25. 25. 3 Guiding PrinciplesRevelation 2:1To the angel of the church inEphesus write:
  26. 26. 3 Guiding Principles3. The Church may not be perfect, butit is precious!
  27. 27. 3 Guiding PrinciplesRevelation 1:12-13aThen I turned to see the voicethat was speaking to me, and onturning I saw seven goldenlampstands, and in the midst ofthe lampstands one like a son ofman…
  28. 28. 3 Guiding PrinciplesRevelation 2:1To the angel of the church in Ephesuswrite: These are the words of himwho holds the seven stars in his righthand and walks among theseven golden lampstands.
  29. 29. 3 Guiding Principles1. These first century letters aremeant for us just as much as theywere meant for their originalrecipients.
  30. 30. 3 Guiding Principles2. Don’t miss the forest for the trees!Let’s not get lost in the details andtherefore miss the message Jesus hasfor us!3. The Church may not be perfect ---but it is precious!
  31. 31. 2 Repeated PhrasesTo Ephesus: “I know your works . . .”(2:2)To Smyrna: “I know your tribulationand poverty . . .” (2:9)To Pergamun: “I know where youdwell . . .” (2:13)
  32. 32. 2 Repeated PhrasesHebrews 4:12And no creature is hidden from hissight, but all are naked andexposed to the eyes of him towhom we must give account.
  33. 33. “Jesus is the one who walks among the lampstands and exercises exclusive sovereignty over the life ofevery congregation. He knows theirworks, their trials and tribulations,and the circumstances where theydwell. Indeed, nothing escapes hisall-penetrating gaze . . .
  34. 34. . . . The condition of each church is an open book before him. He reads every heart, evaluates everymotive, assesses every work, and willbring every person into judgmentaccording to the deeds each hasperformed.”(Sam Storms, To the One Who Conquers)
  35. 35. 2 Repeated Phrases1. “I know . . .”
  36. 36. You can hide from others, but you cannot under any circumstances hidefrom God! Your motives, your thoughts, your deeds, your words – everything about you – is an open book before him! So OWN UP and GET RIGHT! REPENT and TURN TO CHRIST!
  37. 37. 2 Repeated Phrases1. “I know . . .”2. “the one who conquers (overcomes)”
  38. 38. 2 Repeated PhrasesTo Ephesus: “the one whoconquers/overcomes” (2:7)To Smyrna: “the one whoconquers/overcomes” (2:13)To Pergamun: “the one whoconquers/overcomes” (2:17)
  39. 39. “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthcomparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.” (Romans 8:18) So BE FAITHFUL!
  40. 40. It will be worth it all when we see Jesus!Life’s trials will seem so small when we see Christ.One glimpse of his dear face, all sorrow will erase.So, bravely run the race till we see Christ.
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