Revelation - Overview

Jim Watt jmbetter at
Wed Aug 5 14:54:08 PDT 2009


*Jim & Marie Watt*

*Tel: 253-517-9195 - Email: jmbetter at*


*August 5, 2009



 *1. 1:1-2 (1) THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST. “Jesus Christ's revelation
which :God gave him to show to his :bondmen things which must come to pass
with speed: and he sent and signified it through his :angel to his :bondman
John: 2 who witnessed the word of :God and to the witness of Jesus Christ,
all things that he saw.” *Majesty! We worship Your Majesty in Your Son
Jesus, Father! *Hallowed be your :name.*

 *2. 3:8 (2-3) JESUS TO THE SEVEN CHURCHES. “I know your:works (lo, I have
set before you a door opened, which none can shut it), that you have a
little power, and did keep my :word, and did not deny my :name.” *We magnify
You Father for Hezekiah and Josiah, for in their day they were as the church
of Philadelphia. We too would lean on You for strength in the last titanic
struggle of the ages. *Your :kingdom come.*

 *3. 4:11 (4) THE DOOR INTO HEAVEN. “You are worthy, our :Lord and :God, to
receive the glory and the honor and the power: because you did create :all
things, and because of your :will they were, and were created.” *O Father,
our hearts and lips are silenced before You in the Presence of Your Majesty.
This revelation You gave Your Son for us is almost more than human flesh can
stand!* Your :will be done, As in heaven, so on earth.*

 *4. 11:15 (5-11) SEVEN SEALS AND SEVEN TRUMPS. “And the seventh angel
trumped: and great voices in heaven came, saying, The kingdom of the world
is become our :Lord's and his :Christ's, and he shall reign unto the ages of
the ages.” *What Majesty for Your Name's sake is expressed here, O Father of
all grace! O forgive us for failing so often to understand You and Your
works as we should, and for failing to magnify You as You deserve! *Our
:daily :bread Give us this day.*

 *5. 12:9 (12-14) THE WOMAN, THE BEAST AND THE LAMB! “And the great :dragon
was cast down, the old :serpent, the one called Devil and :Satan, who
deceives the whole inhabited earth; he was cast down to the earth, and his
:angels were cast down with him.” *What a triumph! And Your Son does it
Father through His many-membered body. We rejoice in the triumph of Christ
over all things, and that as we rest in Him, He can do whatever He will. *And
forgive us our :debts, as we also have forgiven our :debtors.*

 *6. 17:14 (15-20) SEVEN PLAGUES, BABYLON AND THE LAMB. “These shall war
against the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them, for he is Lord of lords,
and King of kings; and they with him called and chosen and faithful.”
This is Your revelation Father upon things that we must know. Indeed, the
seals are off. Indeed we see! *And bring us not into temptation.*

 *7. 21:1 (21-22) NEW HEAVEN AND EARTH. “And I saw a new heaven and a new
earth: for the first heaven and the first earth are gone; and the sea is no
more.” *This Father is the bride of Your Son (21:9-10). O may we never
forget how You see us! *But deliver us from the evil one.*

 *NOTE*: This book is most closely related with the Book of Daniel in the
Old Testament. There are those who would prefer if neither of these appeared
in the Bible.

 Both books are like dreams or visions - they are largely symbolical, and
not to be taken literally. In some areas the correct interpretation of
symbols is given - in other places - not. They both have much to do with the
future as it pertains to nations and empires. Huge sweeps of history are
involved. In theological terms, they both deal with “Eschatology” - the
subject of “Last Things”!

 Chapter 1:3 is different. Revelation is the only Bible book that promises a
blessing to those *reading it*! To meditate upon it allows the Holy Spirit
entrance to bring His teaching-promises to bear for the individual.

 John Wesley said in his earlier years that he despaired of ever
understanding this Book, until he read the works of the great Bengel! Dr.
Daniel Juster felt the same way until God opened up to him the 7 parts of
the Passover and the Exodus of the Book of Exodus. I heartily endorse the
understanding he received, associated with his “Tikkun Ministries” of

 Then look at the 7 churches of Asia as recorded in Chapters 2 and 3. Some
feel this is the easiest part of the whole book to understand - yet even
here 4 major interpretations exist!

 So as individuals in obedience, as we read and meditate upon this last book
of the Bible, God continually fulfills His promise, and *blesses* the reader
of it! Continue reading! Continue meditating! The Holy Spirit loves to open
up such scriptures! And remember - a “mystery” is that which in the past was
sealed - but *now* it is open to those who wait upon God. - J.A.W.

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