Revelation Chapter 1
Distributed by: KJV Bible Studies
Introduction to Revelation
We begin a very timely study this week on the End Times which is currently in process.
The book of Revelation was written in about A.D. 96 by the Apostle John after he had been exiled to the Isle of Patmos. The book more accurately is what Jesus Christ directly revealed to John about things to come. The book clearly begins in the church age and looks directly into eternity. It presents greater detail of the Tribulation than any other portion of Scripture. It then gives significant insight into the millennial reign of Christ and of the eternal kingdom to follow. The book looks forward from John’s day on into eternity.
The book might be outlined accordingly.
I. Introduction - chapter 1.
II. The seven messages to the seven churches of Asia - chapters 2-3.
III. Things hereafter - chapters 4-22.
The prophetic portion of the book presents a general narrative account of the Tribulation and events following thereafter. Thus, it is generally sequential in nature. The book follows patterns of sevens such as the seven seal judgments, the seven trumpet judgments, the seven personalities, the seven vials, the seven thunders, and others. Interspersed in this generally sequential development of events are several chapters which give information pertaining to the Day of the Lord. These include the Jewish remnant of chapter 7, the account of the two witnesses in chapter 11, the seven personalities of chapter 12, the Lamb on Mount Zion in chapter 14, along with Babylon the Great in chapters 17-18.
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