John shows us Jesus in His power and glory. Beholding the face of Jesus Christ is the most life-giving thing a human being can experience. This is what John brings us in this powerful and enlightening book.
Further, from a practical standpoint, Revelation is a book for people who are struggling to have hope in their present experience. It is for people who need to hear about the power and glory of the Triune God, particularly God’s sovereignty over all things and His unstoppable plan to wipe every tear from our eyes. While we may experience consternation on our journey, Revelation teaches us that a glorious consummation awaits us. He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
In Revelation, God is glorifying Himself through Christ’s victory over all things, so that He might demonstrate His superior goodness in the salvation sinners, the damnation of the wicked, and for the preservation of His people, for His eternal glory, and their eternal joy.
“And He sent and signified it by His angel to His servant John”
“John, to the seven churches which are in Asia”
“I, John … was on the island that is called Patmos…”
“Now I, John, saw and heard these things”
John addressed the book of Revelation “to the seven churches which are in Asia;” (Rev. 1:4.) located in Ephesus (Rev. 2:1), Smyrna (Rev. 2:8), Pergamos (Rev. 2:12), Thyatira (Rev. 2:18), Sardis (Rev. 3:1), Philadelphia (Rev. 3:7), and Laodicea (Rev. 3:14).
“Whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne and worship Him who lives forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying:
‘You are worthy, O Lord,
To receive glory and honor and power;
For You created all things,
And by Your will they exist and were created.’ ”
“After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, saying, ‘Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!’ ”
“He who testifies to these things says, ‘Surely I am coming quickly.’
Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!”
How many churches did John write to?
Seven (Rev. 1:4).
What is the most repeated number in the book of Revelation?
What was the name of the wicked city that was destroyed?
Babylon (Rev. 14:8).
Why was there no temple in the New Jerusalem?
Because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple (Rev. 21:22).
Why was there no need for the sun or the moon in the New Jerusalem?
Because the glory of God illuminated it, and the Lamb is its light (Rev. 21:23).
What will happen to the person who adds to God’s prophecy?
God will add to him the plagues that are written in His book (Rev. 22:18).
At what speed is Christ coming?
Quickly (Rev. 22:20).