The Revelation of Jesus Christ

 Leader: Rev. Mark Hughes

Meeting Day(s): 02/10/2021
Revelation Chapter 1

John is the author of the book of Revelation. He was the son of Zebedee
and his brothers name was James. You can find a reference to that over in
Matthew chapter 4 verse 21 and 22. John was among the first disciples to
accept the call to follow Christ. He was also probably the only disciple who
did not die of a martyrs death. They try to kill them by putting him in a pot
of boiling oil, but he survived without hurt.

THE Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which
must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:

2Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that
he saw.

3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things
which are written therein: for the time is at hand.

4 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is,
and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;

Seven Spirits
Isaiah 11:2, And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of
wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of
knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;

5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the
prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own

6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for
ever and ever. Amen.

7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him:
and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.

8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was,
and which is to come, the Almighty.

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.

Here in verse nine John is sentenced to prison on the island of Patmos for
preaching the word of God and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. One of the
tasks of the prisoners would be to mine for minerals in order to build idol
gods. History shows that he was sentenced there by the Emperor Domitian
around A.D. 93 and wrote revelation around A.D. 95.

10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,

11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and
send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto
Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.

12 And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden

13 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 (or he wore a belt around His

14His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of

15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of
many waters.

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.

17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto
me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:

18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the
keys of hell and of death.

19Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be

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.

In this verse, the seven stars are the angels (messengers, ‘leaders’) of the church.

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