A. The title that John uses. (Rev 1:9) I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.
Geographically (Rev 1:9) I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.
B. Spiritually (Rev 1:10) I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,
Historically • (These are 7 literal and historical churches of Asia Minor (Turkey) in 95 AD when the book was written.) • Inspirational • (These churches represent the 7 characteristics of churches of today and the 7 strategies that Satan use to attack the church) • Doctrinally (Prophetical) • (These churches represent the 7 periods of Church history from the book of Acts to the Rapture of the Church)
HIS VOICE (Rev 1:12) AND I TURNED TO SEE THE VOICE THAT SPAKE WITH ME. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks;
(Joh1:1) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (Joh 1:14) And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us… (Gen 3:8) And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.
(Rev 1:12-13) And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I SAW SEVEN GOLDEN CANDLESTICKS; AND IN THE MIDST OF THE SEVEN CANDLESTICKS ONE LIKE UNTO THE SON OF MAN, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.
(Rev 1:12-13) And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; and in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the son of man,CLOTHED WITH A GARMENT DOWN TO THE FOOT, AND GIRT ABOUT THE PAPS WITH A GOLDEN GIRDLE.
1. HIS HEAD AND HAIRS (Rev 1:14) HIS HEAD AND HIS HAIRS WERE WHITE LIKE WOOL, AS WHITE AS SNOW; and His eyes were as a flame of fire;
2. HIS EYES (Rev 1:14) His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and HIS EYES WERE AS A FLAME OF FIRE;
3. HIS FEET (Rev 1:15) AND HIS FEET LIKE UNTO FINE BRASS, AS IF THEY BURNED IN A FURNACE; and his voice as the sound of many waters.
(Gen 3:15) And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. (Zec 14:4) And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.
(Rev 14:19-20) And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs. (Rev 19:15) And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
(Isa 63:1-6) Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save. Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winefat?I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment. For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come. And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to uphold: therefore mine own arm brought salvation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me.And I will tread down the people in mine anger, and make them drunk in my fury, and I will bring down their strength to the earth.
4. HIS VOICE (Rev 1:15) And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; AND HIS VOICE AS THE SOUND OF MANY WATERS.
(Eze43:1-2) Afterward he brought me to the gate, even the gate that looketh toward the east:And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel came from the way of the east: and his voice was like a noise of many waters: and the earth shined with his glory.
(Rev 14:2) And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:
5. HIS HAND (Rev 1:16) AND HE HAD IN HIS RIGHT HAND SEVEN STARS: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.
(Rev 1:20) The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.
(Rev 2:1) Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write… (Rev 2:8) And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write… (Rev 2:12) And to the angel of the church in Pergamoswrite… (Rev 2:18) And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write…
(Rev 3:14-17) And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
GUARDIAN ANGELS OF PEOPLE (Mat 18:10) Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven. GUARDIAN ANGELS OF NATIONS (Dan 12:1) And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people...
6. HIS MOUTH (Rev 1:16) And he had in his right hand seven stars: and OUT OF HIS MOUTH WENT A SHARP TWOEDGED SWORD: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.
(Heb 4:12) For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
(1Pe 1:23) Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
(Joh 12:48) He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.
7. HIS Countenance (Rev 1:16) And he had in his right hand seven stars: and Out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and HIS COUNTENANCE WAS AS THE SUN SHINETH IN HIS STRENGTH.
(Mal 4:1-2) For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.
(Zec 14:12) And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Theirflesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.
(Eze 1:28) As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I heard a voice of one that spake. (Dan 8:17) So he came near where I stood: and when he came, I was afraid, and fell upon my face: but he said unto me, Understand, O son of man: for at the time of the end shall be the vision.
(Mat 17:5-6) While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him. And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid.
(Rev 1:19) Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter;
(2Ti 2:15) Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
1ST DOOR OPENS (Rev 4:1) After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.
2ND OPENING (Rev 19:11) And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
The Past Chapters 1-3 Covers History from 90 AD - Rapture of the Church The Present Chapters 4-19 Covers the 7 year tribulation to the 2nd Coming of Christ The Future Chapters 20-22 Covers the 1,000 year region and beyond • “the things which thou hast • seen” • Church history • The Application • Historical • (7 church of Asia • Minor) • Inspirational • (to Churches and • Individuals) • Prophetical • (The 7 church ages from where Acts left off to the Rapture) • “the things which shall be hereafter” • Chapters 20-22 • The 1,000 year reign • The great white throne • The New Heaven and New earth • “the things which are” • Chapters 4-19 • The Lords Day • The Tribulation (and great tribulation) • The return of Christ with his Saints • The return is seen 4 times