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Faith Bible Church Greenfield Illinois

Jesus Revealed in Revelation

The book of Revelation does much more than give us a glimpse into the future that lies ahead for this world and the world to come. The book of Revelation reveals much to us about Jesus. Over the next four weeks we will take a quick flyover of the book of Revelation and then we will go back to beginning of Revelation and study what this book teaches us about Jesus. In the first five chapters we see Jesus revealed to us in a number of very interesting ways. I. John introduces Jesus A. The faithful witness (Revelation 1:5) B. The firstborn from the dead C. The ruler over the kings of the earth D. He loved us and washed us from our sins with His own blood E. He is coming with clouds (Revelation 1:7) 1. Every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him 2. All the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him II. Jesus reveals Himself as the keeper of the Church A. Jesus introduces Himself as the Alpha/Omega, the first/last (Revelation 1:10, 11a) B. What John sees 1. Seven lampstands – represent seven churches (Revelation 1:12, 20b) 2. One like the Son of Man dressed like a priest (Revelation 1:13; Daniel 7:13, 14) 3. In His right hand were seven stars (Revelation 1:16a, 20) 4. He was glorious and powerful to behold 5. Out of His mouth came a two edged sword (Revelation 1:16) (Hebrews 4:12) C. Jesus says more about Himself besides repeating the first and last (Revelation 1:17b, 18) 1. I am He who lives and was dead and I am alive forever (Romans 6:9) 2. I have the keys of death and Hades III. Jesus reveals Himself as the Judge of the world A. Lion of Judah and Root of David (Revelation 5:5) B. The Lamb who was slain (Revelation 5:6) 1. Seven horns – perfect power 2. Seven eyes – perfect vision, seeing all perfectly through the fullness of the Spirit C. He took the scroll to begin the process of judgment (Revelation 5:7) D. Worship breaks out 1. The 24 elders and four living creatures are first (Revelation 5:8-10) 2. Hundreds of thousands of angels join in (Revelation 5:11, 12) 3. All of creation joins in (Revelation 5:13, 14) John tells us that Jesus is our Savior. He loved us and washed us from our sins with His own blood. He is the firstborn of the dead who opened up the way for us to eternal life and who is coming again in judgment. Through John’s vision he reveals even more about Jesus…He has amazing power and glory and in that power and glory He watches over and tends the Church and her leaders. John also sees Jesus revealed as the only one worthy to bring about the final judgment of the world.
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