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Book of Revelation
I will do the Revelation Commentary similar to my other Commentaries . . . in that
I will bring the verse or verses in the KJV, followed by what
it is saying to me. What I write will be a personal comment,
it is NOT Scripture.
As I attempt to bring this Book to you, I approach
it with a feeling of great awe and respect, mingled with joy
and fear (I know I don’t have the ability to do it properly,
so I need His help). I realize that this Book is a stumbling
block to a great many people because they say “I don’t
understand it.” Quite frankly there are many things in
the Bible I can not completely comprehend, including this wonderful
Book. I think there are things in there we are not meant to
know. To understand this Book, you must have at least some knowledge
of the Old Testament. This is the last Book in the Bible, so
it only makes sense that we must know about the other 65 Books
This Book is the Revelation of Jesus Christ which is to discover
the purposes of God concerning the church and the nations as
connected to the end of this world as we know it. The events
in this Book will surely come to pass. It’s as
good as done! Although Christ Jesus is Himself God,
and does have light and life in Himself, He, as Mediator between
God and man, receives instructions from God the Father. To Him
we owe all the knowledge of what we are to expect from God,
and what God expects from us. On all who read or hear the words
of this prophecy, a blessing is pronounced. Those who search
the Bible will never be disappointed although it is not enough
that we read and hear, we must obey the Truths that we read
and/or hear, embed them in our hearts, in our memories, in our
minds, in our affections, and we must practice what we learn,
then we shall be blessed.
The Book of Revelation was written by the
apostle John (Rev.1:1,4,9; 21:9; 22:8), probably about A.D.
- It is the only prophetic Book in the New Testament
(17 in the Old Testament).
- It is the only Book that has a special blessing
- It also has a warning (Rev.22:18-19).
- It is not a sealed Book like Daniel (Dan.12:9;
- Literal interpretations are always preferred
unless John tells us otherwise.
REVELATION (the Apocalypse) means an uncovering or unveiling,
a bringing to light of that which had been previously hidden
or only vaguely seen. God has been pleased in various ways and
at different times (Hebrews 1:1) to make l revelations of Himself
and His purposes and plans, which, under the total guidance
of His Spirit, has been put in writing (the Bible) so we can
better understand our awesome and wondrous God.
We see NO humiliation of Christ in this Book as we did in the
The closing chapters of Revelation are in direct contrast to
the opening chapters of Genesis. Genesis speaks of the creation
of the sun, entrance of sin into the world, God’s curse
on the ground, Satan’s triumph, and exclusion from the
tree of life. Revelation tells of a place where there will no
longer be any need of the sun, sin is completely banished, there
will be NO more curse, Satan is overthrown for good, and admission
to the tree of life.
Revelation is the only Book to ‘divide’ itself
(1:19), into past, present, and future.
- (A) 1st division, past —
“Things which thou hast seen” John recorded
these things in 1:9-18.
- (B) 2nd division, present — “Things which are” are recorded
in chapters 2 & 3. These ‘present’ things
refer to that which takes place during the entire church age
(from the beginning of the church in Acts 2, to the Rapture).
- (C) 3rd division, future — “Things which will be hereafter”.
Starting with chapter 4, the church is not mentioned
again until chapter 19.
There will be times when John will be drawn away for a short
period to receive additional information about something already
introduced. During these interludes, things are more fully explained.
These chapters are called ‘parenthetical’
chapters. Chapter 7 is a parenthetical chapter, between the
6th and 7th seal judgments; too chapters 10 and 11, between
the 6th and 7th trumpet judgments; and a brief interlude in
Revelation may seem strange to some with all its symbolism,
but nearly all the symbols in this Book can be found in the
other Books of the Bible. Most are taken from Exodus, Psalms,
Ezekiel, Daniel, Isaiah and Zechariah. It is written to encourage,
comfort, strengthen and stop doubts; showing that God will indeed
be 100% victorious, and He will triumph over all sin and evil
and wrongdoings and wickedness!
We can look pessimistically at our problems, our suffering
and troubles, and all the evil around us, and be discouraged
— OR we can look beyond our troubles, to the glorious
eternal realities that belong to God’s children.
I will present verses from the
Book of Revelation in the King James Version of the Bible; followed
by what that verse is saying to me, then my comment on the verse.
What I say below the KJV verse is NOT Scripture, it is simply
what I think it is saying. I could be wrong. I do not consider
myself a scholar, I am far from it. I am simply a child of God
and His humble servant.
Book of Revelation
Ch.1. . Ch.2 . . Ch.3 . . Ch.4 . . Ch.5. . Ch.6 . . Ch.7 . . Ch.8 . . Ch.9 . . Ch.10 . . Ch.11 . . Ch.12 . . Ch.13 . . Ch.14 . . Ch.15 . . Ch.16 . . Ch.`17 . . Ch.18 . . Ch.19 . . Ch.20 . . Ch.21 . . Ch.22 . . Special Comments