A revelation made by Jesus Christ which God gave him to disclose to his slaves of what must very soon happen. He sent and communicated it by his angel to his slave John,
"These words are trustworthy and true," he said to me; "For the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, sent his angel to show his slaves what must happen very soon.
"I, Jesus, sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am of the line and family of David, I am the bright morning star."
"Why do I even talk to you at all? I have a great deal to say about you and to condemn in you, yet he who sent me is truthful, and the things that I say to the world are things that I have learned from him."
I, John, your brother and companion in the distress, the kingdom, and the endurance that Jesus brings, found myself on the island called Patmos, for uttering God's message and testifying to Jesus.
So write what you have seen, what is now and what is to happen hereafter.
It is to what he has seen and heard that he gives testimony, and yet no one accepts his testimony.
I do not call you slaves any longer, for a slave does not know what his master is doing, but now I call you friends, for I have made known to you everything that I have learned from my Father.
for I have given them the truths that you gave me, and they have accepted them and been convinced that I came from you, and they believe that you sent me.
To him who can make you strong by the good news I bring and the preaching about Jesus Christ, through the disclosure of the secret kept back for long ages but now revealed,
I did not receive it from any man, and I was not taught it, but it came to me through a revelation of Jesus Christ.
and how the secret was made known to me by revelation, as I have just briefly written.
Blessed be the man who reads this prophecy and those who hear it read and heed what is written in it, for the time is near.
Afterward I had another vision: There was a door standing open in the heavens and the first voice like a trumpet that I had heard speak to me, said, "Come up here, and I will show you what must take place."
And I saw the new Jerusalem, the holy city, come down out of heaven from God, like a bride dressed and ready to meet her husband.