Christ's Appearance To John - Revelation And Creation
Christs Appearance To John Revelation 1:9-20 Verse 9 I, John, both your brother and companion in the tribulation and kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was on the island that is called Patmos for the word of God and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. Could have appealed to them as an apostle but
chose brother and companion suggests his personal and close relationship with immediate recipients Verse 9 I, John, both your brother and companion in the tribulation and kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was on the island that is called Patmos for the word of God and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. He was their companion: the children of God
should choose communion and society with each other. He was their companion in tribulation: the persecuted servants of God did not suffer alone, the same trials are accomplished in others. He was their companion in patience, not only a sharer with them in suffering circumstances, but in suffering graces. . . (Matthew Henrys Commentary Acts to Revelation, Mclean Virginia: Mac Donald Publishing Co., p. 1121.) Verse 9 I, John, both your brother and companion in
the tribulation and kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was on the island that is called Patmos for the word of God and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. Dispels the false idea that the kingdom was not established in the first century John was in the kingdom as much as he was in tribulation He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love (Col. 1:13)
Verse 9 I, John, both your brother and companion in the tribulation and kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was on the island that is called Patmos for the word of God and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. A small rocky island in the Aegean Sea About 10 miles in length and five to
six miles in width Closest to the church at Ephesus Verse 9 I, John, both your brother and companion in the tribulation and kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was on the island that is called Patmos for the word of God and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. On account of its rocky, barren, and desolate nature the Roman
government used the island as a place of banishment for criminals. The prisoners were compelled to work the mines of the island Unger, Merrill F., The New Ungers Bible Dictionary, Chicago: Moody Press, p. 967. 1988. Verse 9 I, John, both your brother and companion in the tribulation and kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was on the island that is called Patmos for the word of God and for the
testimony of Jesus Christ. Banished not because he was a criminal, but because he was a Christian But let none of you suffer as a murderer, a thief, an evildoer, or as a busybody in other peoples matters. Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this matter (1 Pet. 4:15, 16). Was persecuted the same reason others were beheaded (Rev. 6:9)
Verse 9 I was in the Spirit on the Lords Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet In the Spirit is more than likely some kind of trance (cf. 4:2; Acts 10:10ff) Ezekiel 3:12, Then the Spirit lifted me up, and I heard behind me a great thunderous voice: Blessed is the glory of the LORD from His
place! Verse 9 I was in the Spirit on the Lords Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet I.e., the first day of the week whenever John spoke of the seventh day he referred to it as the Sabbath (Jn. 5:9, 10, 16, 18; 7:22, 23; 9:14, 16; 19:31) Lords Day is a new phrase in the
Bible O.T had Sabbath N.T has Lords Day Why should the New Covenant have an Old Covenant day? Lords Day, Ark of the Covenant, & The Sabbath 14 "Return, O backsliding children," says the LORD; "for I am married to you. I will take you, one from a city and two from a family, and I will bring you to Zion. 15 "And I will give you shepherds according to My heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding.
16 "Then it shall come to pass, when you are multiplied and increased in the land in those days," says the LORD, "that they will say no more, The ark of the covenant of the LORD. It shall not come to mind, nor shall they remember it, nor shall they visit it, nor shall it be made anymore. 17 "At that time Jerusalem shall be called The Throne of the LORD, and all the nations shall be gathered to it, to the name of the LORD, to Jerusalem. No more shall they follow the dictates of their evil hearts. --Jeremiah 3:14-17 Jeremiah 3:14-17 This passage speaks of a good time The shepherds are good
The growth was good The ark not coming into mind or being made is likewise a good thing The reason: the New Covenant will have come into mind and made Jeremiah 31:31-34 31 "Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah
32 "not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them, says the LORD. 33 "But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. 34 "No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD, for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the LORD. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more." Jeremiah 3:14-17
(Ark of covenant will no longer come to mind nor be made) Jeremiah 31:31-34 (New Covenant will not be according to the Old Covenant) - sabbath command was in the ark of the covenant (Deut. 4:13; 1 Kin. 8:9) - if ark doesnt come
to mind, then sabbath doesnt come to mind - if ark is not made then sabbath is not made - Sabbatarians must prove that the sabbath command is of the New Covenant Lords Day Prophesied "The stone which the builders rejected has
become the chief cornerstone. This was the Lord's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes. This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it" (Ps. 118:22-24) who is the stone (Acts 4:10-12)? what was the Lords doing? Making the rejected stone the chief cornerstone what was the day that God did such? when the disciples rejoiced and were glad in it! Verse 9
I was in the Spirit on the Lords Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet Lords (Gk. kuriakos) is found only twice in the New Testament Revelation 1:10 1 Corinthians 11:20, Therefore when you come together in one place, it is not to eat the Lords Supper The Lords Day and the Lords
Supper are connected. . . Acts 20:7 Lords Day Now on the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul, ready to depart the next day, spoke to them and continued his message until midnight. Lords Supper (cf. Acts 2:42; 1 Cor. 11:23, 24)
Verse 10 saying, "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last," and, "What you see, write in a book and send it to the seven churches which are in Asia: to Ephesus, to Smyrna, to Pergamos, to Thyatira, to Sardis, to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea." commanded to write the book of Revelation writing was one of the chief ways to communicate Gods word to others
Christ Among the Seven Churches (1:12-16) saw seven golden lampstands represent churches (1:20) lampstand gives light shine forth the light (Matt. 5:16; Eph. 5:8) golden is costly material Christ Among the Seven Churches (1:12-16) Christ is in the midst (v. 13) of the churches
comforting thought that Christ is in our midst (cf. Matt. 28:20) should also motivate fear The GOD-MAN Son of Man (v. 13) Son of God (2:18) speaks of his humanity and divinity Romans 9:5 Of whom are the fathers and from whom, according to the flesh, Christ came, who is over all, the eternally blessed God. Amen (NKJV)
Symbols of the GODMAN garment kingly nature gold band around chest priestly duty (cf. Ex. 28:5-14) head and hair white radiance denotes dignity and sinlessness eyes of fire piercing and penetrating, all things are naked before him (Heb. 4:13) feet as brass authority, over his enemies, can stamp resistance voice visualize the crashing of a waterfall, thundering voice make sure you are prepared to meet Him!
Holding Seven Stars (1:16) in right hand stars identified as angels (viz. messengers, e.g., preacher, teacher, elders, etc.) since in Christs hand, it shows that these messengers worked within Christs authority; they existed by his power . . . For if I still please men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ (Gal. 1:10; cf. 1 Cor. 9:16).
Two-Edged Sword (1:16) proceeds out of mouth But with righteousness He shall judge the poor, And decide with equity for the meek of the earth; He shall strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, And with the breath of His lips He shall slay the wicked (Is. 11:4) . . . and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God (Eph. 6:17; cf. Heb. 4:12) Countenance (1:16)
like the sun shining in its strength (cf. Paul Acts 26:13) recall how John previously saw him as such (Matt. 17:1-3) Verse 17 And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me, "Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last. overwhelmed at the sight of him even though of all men, Peter, James and
John were the most familiar with Him Christ comforts with compassion may be just like the righteous who meet the Lord on Judgment day cf. Daniel 10:5-12 First and the Last mentioned three times in this chapter (vv. 8, 11) he is the origin of all and the last judge of all Verse 17-20 (Thoughts of Comfort)
1. Jesus is divine (v. 17) 2. Jesus alleviates Johns fears by reminding him that I am He who was dead. This was the same One that John saw hanging on the cross and in that pain, was concerned about the welfare of His mother Mary and of John, His faithful disciple (Jn. 19:25-27). Verse 17-20 (Thoughts of Comfort)
3. He also comforts him with the fact of His resurrection saying, I am alive forevermore. It was this event that turned their sorrows to joy and emboldened all the disciples to take the gospel out to the world. He conquered death in His death to always live 4. He comforts him with His position of solid dominion over the invisible worlds of Death and Hades.
Death claims the body, Hades claims the soul. But Jesus has power over both. Verse 17-20 (Thoughts of Comfort) 5. He comforts John with a work to do. He wants him to write things down. The things that he saw, the things which are (presently), and the things which will take place (future).
6. He comforts him with the meaning of the symbols (v. 20) These things were not things that John made up, but things that he saw. The message is vital to Christians in every generation, because it answers the question as to whether being a Christian is worth it when the wicked can prosper and grow in power Revelation answers that even in turmoil, Jesus is in control. Revelation answers that life is more than what
you see and hold, but that real life comes after this short one is over.
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