The book of Revelation gives us a glimpse of who Jesus is in the New Testament (N.T).
Written by John, when he was exiled, in the Island of Patmos, this is the only book in the New Testament (N.T.) that is predominantly prophetic, talking about the events that are to happen in the future, from the time it was written.
Revelation 1:1 establishes that this is the revelation of Jesus Christ. The Greek title of this book is Apokalypsis Ioannou (The Revelation of John) while rightfully it should be Apokalypsis Iesou Christou (The Revelation of Jesus Christ). Revelation means “unveiling” or “disclosure” and this book unveils the Lord Jesus Christ.
In chapter 1 we are informed that this Revelation is of Jesus Christ and in chapter 22 we see Jesus as Christ the Lord. Chapters 2 & 3 are the Letters of the Lord to the Churches and in chapter 4 we see the throne of God on which is sitting the MOST HIGH God. Then we see in chapter 5, the entrance of Jesus Christ in a spectacular fashion as the WORTHY LAMB of God who was slain. Chapter 6 also refers to Jesus as the Lamb, but refers to him as the WRATHFUL LAMB. In chapters 7 & 8, the wrath of the Lamb is poured out on all those who are unsealed by God, as the seals are opened and the sealed (144000) are mentioned. In chapter 9, we hear 7 trumpets as 3 woes follows. In chapter 10, a little book is opened and in chapter 11, two witnesses appear, who are killed and then resurrected. Chapter 12 is about Christmas in heaven as the man child is born and chapter 13 introduces the terrible trio or the evil trinity (dragon/Satan, the beast out of the sea (antichrist) and the beast out of the earth (false prophet). Chapter 15 speaks about God’s judgment as bowls of wrath are poured out and in chapter 16 we see that the battle of Armageddon is about to happen when God’s voice climatically proclaims that it is finished (Revelation 16:16) as the victory was already won on the Cross by Jesus Christ. Chapter 17 portray Jesus now as the WARRIOR LAMB who overcomes the antichrist and the false prophet. In chapter 18, we see that the rebellion is quenched which is signified by the fall of Babylon and in chapter 19 we learn that the antichrist and the false prophet are cast into the lake of fire. Chapter 19 then portrays Jesus as the WEDDING LAMB (Bridegroom) and the Church as his bride. He has a name which is KING of kings and LORD of lords amongst many other names. Chapter 20 consummates in the bondage of Satan (the dragon) for a 1000 years, after which he is loosed for a while and then cast into the lake of fire where the antichrist and the false prophet are. Chapter 21 is about all things made new as we see a new heaven and a new earth and in chapter 22 we hear Jesus saying, “Behold, I come quickly and my reward is with me to give unto each man according to his works”. Chapter 22 ends with the words, Even so, come Lord Jesus. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
In Revelation, Jesus Christ is the LAMB OF GOD
– The WORTHY Lamb (Revelation 5:5-9).
– The WRATHFUL Lamb (Revelation 6:16-17).
– The WARRIOR Lamb that overcomes (Revelation 7:14).
– The WEDDING Lamb that weds the Church (Revelation 19:9).
– The King of kings and the Lord of lords (Revelation 19:16) who is returning quickly to make all things new (Revelation 21:1).
Points to ponder:
Are you new? For when you believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, you are made a new creation, as the old passes away. Are you ready for the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ as KING of kings and LORD of lords?
Can you say now, Even so, Come Lord, Jesus. Are you ready?