Themes By Chapter
This book is the revelation of Jesus Christ given to the Apostle John on the island of Patmos through an angel. It portrays Christ as the triumphant king and tells us of His complete and eternal victory over Satan. We see in this book the tremendous results of the cross, twenty six times do we see Christ’s sacrificial title “Lamb.”
The key verse of the books is Revelation 1:18 where John is instructed to write the things which He has seen, the things which are and the things which will be here-after.
What John has seen is the risen glorified Christ in chapter 1. We see here a description of the risen Christ , white woolen hair, eyes like fire, voice like the sound of rushing waters , out of His mouth came a sharp double edged sword and His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance. This is a picture of the future Christ which every knee will bow too – for here he is presented to the world as judge.
Next section of the book is about the things which are. This section is about the church and seven letters which Jesus wrote to the seven churches. These seven churches were literal churches in Asia in John’s day, these letters also portray the entirety of church history and they are also portent to every church today. In the next section of the book we see a vision of the things which shall be , from revelation 4:1-22:21. This includes the things that will happen during the great tribulation period – a period of seven years when God pours out His wrath on a Christ rejecting world.
The book ends however with hope and joy as Christ’s kingdom is ushered in, after the millennial reign the final destiny of Satan is revealed and eternity begins.