Revelation Explained

This site contains my personal views on Revelation. I will be teaching through the book verse by verse. My teachings will be from a conservative evangelical background.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

The Key Note of the Book of Revelation

"Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him; and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of him. So shall it be! Amen." (Revelation 1:7 - New International Version)

This verse has been called the keynote of the book of Revelation. The entire book has to do with the return of Christ. It tells us about the events leading up to and following the physical return of Jesus to this earth.

In Acts, we are told, β€œAnd when He (Jesus) had spoken these things, while they beheld, He was taken up; and a cloud received Him out of their sight. And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as you have seen Him go into heaven” (Acts 1:9-11 - King James Version)

John never forgot that day when He saw Jesus ascend into heaven. He knew that one day Jesus would return in the clouds.

When Jesus left a few people saw Him depart. When Jesus returns the whole world will behold Him. It will not happen secretly but in open. He will come in power and glory. We will learn more details about this later in Revelation.

In the day of judgment, when all stand before Jesus even those who nailed Him to the cross of Calvary will behold Him. What a terrible meeting that will be for them!

The return of Jesus will not be a happy event for all people. John tells us that all tribes and classes and groups of people will be beating themselves in grief when He comes. For many, it will be a day of terror, fear and judgment. Someone has said, β€œThe coming of Jesus will bring the greatest grief the world has ever known.” So many are unprepared.

For those who have accepted Jesus as Saviour, it will be a glorious day. But for those who have rejected the Bible, and God, and Jesus, it will be a horrible day. This is an event which will happen. It may happen soon.


Blogger PT said...

Wow David!
This must have taken quite awhile to do!
It's quite attractive.
Good job!

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