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Revelation: Verse-by-Verse Commentary

Revelation: Verse-by-Verse Commentary


Revelation: Verse-by-Verse Commentary

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May 14, 2016
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The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants things which must shortly take place. This book is a verse-by-verse commentary for the book of Revelation. It contains an in depth study comparing ancient prophecies with recent events.

Publisher:
Released:
May 14, 2016
ISBN:
9781311266699
Format:
Book

About the author

Felix Immanuel is a born-again Christian, trying to live a Christ-like life. He writes blogs and articles focused on the spiritual growth of Christians.


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Revelation: Verse-by-Verse Commentary

By Felix Immanuel

The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants things which must shortly take place. This eBook is a verse-by-verse commentary for the book of Revelation. It contains an in-depth study comparing ancient prophecies with recent events.

Other books by the author includes Christian Truth, Christian Journey, Handling Deceptions in Christianity, Apostate Paul: Deceiver of Christianity, Christian Comics, Christian Growth, Devil’s Deceptions, Christian Essentials, Daniel: Verse-by-Verse Commentary and Bible Timelines.

Copyright ©2020 Felix Immanuel

This work by Felix Immanuel is licensed under CC0 1.0. To view a copy of this license, visit https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0

Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1 – The Book from God Himself

Chapter 2 – First Four Churches

Chapter 3 – Three Remaining Churches

Chapter 4 – The Four Living Creatures

Chapter 5 – The Sealed Scroll

Chapter 6 – The Four Spirits

Chapter 7 – First Fruits of Harvest

Chapter 8 – The Seven Trumpets

Chapter 9 – Army of 200 million

Chapter 10 – Mystery of God

Chapter 11 – Two Witnesses

Chapter 12 – Israel, Rome & Christians

Chapter 13 – Caliphates and Beast

Chapter 14 – Final Harvest

Chapter 15 – Song of Moses and the Lamb

Chapter 16 – Seven Plagues

Chapter 17 – Mystery Babylon

Chapter 18 – Mecca is fallen

Chapter 19 – Marriage of the Lamb

Chapter 20 – 1000 Year Reign with Christ

Chapter 21 – New Jerusalem

Chapter 22 – Christ is Coming Soon

Bibliography

Statement of Faith

About the Author

Introduction

Revelation is the only book that says we are blessed to read, hear and keep the things that are written, for the time is near.

(Rev 1:3) Blessed [is] he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time [is] near.

(Luke 12:56) "Hypocrites! You can discern the face of the sky and of the earth, but how [is it] you do not discern this time?

Hence, let us not be like hypocrites without discerning times and seasons. Here we will look into Revelation 1 and understand what it says.

Chronological Order

One of the important aspect to understand Revelation is its chronological order. We will notice the chronological is not as per the chapters only after reading the entire book several times. The entire book of Revelation if for God's people. The first 11 chapters are speaking about the events happening within the churches and events related to God's people. The rest of the chapters speaks about events happening in the world and outside the church.

The below tabulation will help you understand the chronological order of Revelation

Chapter 1 - The Book from God Himself

Author of Revelation

(Rev 1:1-3) The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants -- things which must shortly take place. And He sent and signified [it] by His angel to His servant John, who bore witness to the word of God, and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, to all things that he saw.Blessed [is] he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time [is] near.

The book of Revelation is the only book in New Testament that was given directly by God Himself through His servant. We are blessed to read, hear and keep those that are written in it. The first few passages clearly explain that God Himself is the author.

(Rev 10:4) Now when the seven thunders uttered their voices, I was about to write; but I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, Seal up the things which the seven thunders uttered, and do not write them.

Seven thunders are a good example which shows how John was guided to write even each line in the Book of Revelation. Hence, each word in this book is extremely important.

The Triune God

(Rev 1:4-6) John, to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from Him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne, and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him [be] glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

John mentions God Himself as the author and writes to whom it is addressed. His first greeting itself is interesting and mentions Trinity: three persons in one God.

Grace to you and peace:

 from Him who is and who was and who is to come, and

 from the seven Spirits who are before His throne, and

 from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth.

God the Father

(Rev 4:8-9) [The] four living creatures, each having six wings, were full of eyes around and within. And they do not rest day or night, saying: Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come! Whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever, ... (Rev 5:7) Then He came and took the scroll out of the right hand of Him who sat on the throne.

It is God is the Father who sits on the throne, who is, who was and who is to come.

God the Son

(Col 1:18) And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.

(Rev 12:5) She bore a male Child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her Child was caught up to God and His throne.

Jesus Christ is the faithful witness, first born from the dead and ruler of all kings.

Holy Spirit

(Rev 3:1a) "And to the angel of the church in Sardis write, ' These things says He who has the seven Spirits of God and the seven stars:

God having seven Spirits is something new and only found in Revelation.

(1Cor 12:12-13) For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also [is] Christ. For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body -- whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free -- and have all been made to drink into one Spirit.

(Eph 4:4-6) [There is] one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who [is] above all, and through all, and in you all.

Having said that we can see the shadow of what is clearly known today in Revelation is also seen in the law and Old Testament times.

(Zech 3:8-9) 'Hear, O Joshua, the high priest, You and your companions who sit before you, For they are a wondrous sign; For behold, I am bringing forth My Servant the BRANCH.For behold, the stone That I have laid before Joshua: Upon the stone [are] seven eyes. Behold, I will engrave its inscription,' Says the LORD of hosts, 'And I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day. ...(Zech 4:10) For who has despised the day of small things? For these seven rejoice to see The plumb line in the hand of Zerubbabel. They are the eyes of the LORD, Which scan to and fro throughout the whole earth.... (Rev 5:6) And I looked, and behold, in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as though it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth.

(Exod 25:37) "You shall make seven lamps for it, and they shall arrange its lamps so that they give light in front of it. ... (Rev 4:5) And from the throne proceeded lightnings, thunderings, and voices. Seven lamps of fire [were] burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.

John then preaches the good news in John 3:16. To Him who loved us (God so loved the world) and washed us from our sins in His own blood (He gave His only begotten Son), and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever (whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life).

(Rev 1:7-8) Behold, He iscoming with clouds, andevery eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen. I am the Alpha and the Omega, [the] Beginning and [the] End, says the Lord, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.

The verse should not be misunderstood as if when Christ is coming in the clouds, every eye even those of the dead will see Him. The verse however confirms Christ's second coming and every eye, even those of the dead will see Him.

(Rev 20:5) Butthe rest of the dead did not live again until the thousand years were finished. This [is] the first resurrection.

(Rev 20:12-13) And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is [the Book] of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. The sea gave up the dead who were in it, andDeath and Hades delivered up the deadwho were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works.

Those who pierced Him are long dead and are part of the second resurrection. When Christ comes in clouds, every eye of those living in this world will see and when He judges from white throne judgment after the second resurrection, every eye, even those of the dead will see Him.

Why John was in Patmos?

(Rev 1:9) 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.

John was imprisoned in the island of Patmos for the word of God and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.

(Rev 19:10b) For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

We all earnestly desire the gift of prophecy through the Spirit but are we ready to be a testimony of Jesus Christ even in tribulations and have patience in Jesus Christ in our troubles?

The Lord's Day

(Rev 1:10) I was in the Spirit on the Lord's Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet, 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.

While Sunday is generally understood as Lord's day among Christians, Bible does not mention this. Hence, Lord's day is not Sunday. Lord's day is nothing but the day of the Lord. John was in the Spirit

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