Revelation 1:1A Revelation of Jesus Christ… Revelation, apocalypse, means : unveiling. What was hidden, becomes visible. Jesus Christ is unveiled and made visible for everyone. That is what the last book in the Bible is about. It is over the return of Jesus Christ as Saviour, Judge and King.
It is about the end of world history, of disasters and the judgments that will mark the last days of this period of history. A glance into the past , the present and the future.
This is not to satisfy our curiosity but in order to show us that the future lies in his hands. He reveals what has been hidden. There is a God in heaven who reveals secrets. (1) Jesus Christ shall appear in power and majesty.
When will this happen? No one knows. Not even the angels, nor the Son, only the Father knows.(2) But it will happen and who knows how soon.
This revelation, this unveiling, this reality becoming visible, is unique. No other religion recognizes the phenomenon of the prophetic the way the Bible knows it. The God of Israel does nothing without disclosing it first to his servants the prophets. (3) God says, ‘I have spoken I am bringing it about; I have drafted it and I will bring it to pass. (4) The Son, Jesus Christ is God’s first and last Word The Scriptures testify of Him. (5) And now the last Word about Him is being revealed through Him.
How amazing to know that this world is not being left to its own devices. It is not out of His control and neither are our personal lives. We can depend on that on this day and all the days of our lives. Until finally the future dawns with His mighty glory. Therefore we can trust Him with our personal lives every day
He is the Lord of our life.
1. Daniel 2:28
2. Matthew 24:36
3. Amos 3:7
4. Isaiah 46:11
5. John 5:39
Remarks: The book of Revelation does not contain the revelation of John. It is the revelation of Jesus to John. The revealing of His glory the way it was made known to John.
The expression’ the revelation of Jesus Christ’ may also be found in 1 Peter 1:7 and 13. See also 1 Peter 4:13; 2 Thessalonians 1:7; Ephesians 1:17 and 3:3; 2 Corinthians 12:1 and 7; 1 Corinthians 1:7 and Romans 16:25 where the Greek word apocalypse, revelation is used.