(From: REVELATION #1 - 1:1-3)
REVELATION OF JOHN:
THE FUTURE ACCORDING TO JESUS CHRIST’S REVELATION
I. 1:1-3 JESUS CHRIST’S REVELATION: THE BLESSING
a. 1:1-2 JOHN RECEIVES CHRIST’S REVELATION THROUGH AN ANGEL
ApoKAlu-psis IeSOU ChrisTOU hen Edo-ken  auTOho TheOS
Jesus Christ’s revelation which :God gave him
DEIxai  tois DOUlois  auTOU ha dei geNESthai  en TAchei :
to show to his :bondmen thingswhich must come to pass with speed:
kai eSEma-nen  a-posTEIlas  diA tou agGElou  auTOU
and he sent andsignified itthrough his :angel
toDOUloauTOU IoAnei; hos e-marTUre-sen  ton LOgon  tou TheOU
to his :bondman John; 2who witnessed to the word of :God
kai ten mar-tuRIan  IeSOU ChrisTOU, HOsa EIden.
and to the witness of Jesus Christ, all thingsthat he saw.
b. 1:3 THREE-FOLD CONDITION FOR RECEIVING THE BLESSING
maKAri-os  ho a-na-giNOSkon , kai hoi aKOUon-tes  tous LOgous tes pro-pheTEIas,
Blessed who reads, and who hear the words of the prophecy,
kai teROUNtes  ta en auTEge-gramMEna : ho gar kaiROS  egGUS.
and keep the thingswritten therein: for the season is nigh.
NOTE: John Wesley despaired of ever understanding the book of Revelation, until he read the works of the great “Bengel!”
Daniel Juster had doubts if he would ever understand the book of Revelation sufficiently to teach it, until God drew near one day he was having his devotions – and gave him the Old Testament key to understand the last New Testament book. In five minutes He laid out a seven point outline based on the Old Testament Passover and Crossing the Red Sea.
Out of the 66 books of our Bible, this is the only one for which God promises a blessing for the reading and the hearing.
In “Visions Beyond the Veil” by H.A. Baker, former little orphans and beggars from Kunming, China – like Paul visited Paradise and the Third Heaven, and angels explained to them the deeper meaning of their questions. In a sense the missionaries sat at the feet of these little teachers and learned from them what they never understood in seminary! J.A.W.
God revealed to Ivan Panin through His numerical structure of the Bible – the five sections of this book, and the very sentence structure, sub-paragraphs, paragraphs and sections on which it is laid out.
Even though we do not fully understand it, don’t fail to read and listen to it anyway – for there is a blessing attached to these two methods of approaching it.
The first 3 verses of this book are Section I. Section II ends with the 7 churches of Asia. Section V, the last one, is the last verse!
May the Lord then bless us each one as we obey His command and exhortation to read and hear the words of this prophecy! J.A.W.
General Dwight D. Eisenhower made sure that Hitler's Nazi Extermination Camps were thoroughly documented by photographs, because he knew that there would be untruthful persons who would deny such facts.
Herman Wouk in his “Winds of War” and “War and Remembrance” effectively records the truth of the Holocaust. These 2 series of DVD's can be obtained through Netflix.
Remember - Jesus after the flesh - was a Jew! J.A.W.