Revelation Introduction

Revelation Introduction

Revelation 1:1-2

I. The Anonymous

Gen. 1:1 ¶ In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Gen. 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

A. Seer - Scripture’s Prophecy

Gen. 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. Is. 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

B. Sacrifice
C. Sovereign – Revelation reveals Jesus deity

II. The Author (originator) “...which God gave”

A. Skepticism of man
B. System God employed

2Pet. 1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

III. The Audience “ shew unto his servants...”

A. Saved
B. Serving
C. Seeking

IV. The Aim “...things which must shortly come to pass.”

A. Show Christ as Sovereign God
B. Show things to Come – Tribulation, Judgement
C. Show the Closing – Victory with Christ!