The book of revelation is a prophetic book the word apocalypse means unveiling and thats exactly what the book of revelation isit is a prophetic book that discusses the unveiling of what is going to happen in the nearing end times and what will come with the final revelation of jesus christ. The book of revelation bold type and underlining of scripture text have been added for emphasis your questions and comments are welcome note. And many religious people believe that the book of revelation offers no help anyway, because it cannot be understood. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant john, who testifies to everything he sawthat is, the word of god and the testimony of jesus christ. Jewish roots, as well as the development of doctrine in the church. The magnificence of this book has often been overshadowed by the many false views put forth concerning this book. I really struggled with all of these chapters, and indeed, the whole book. The book of revelation is the only book in the bible that contains a special blessing to those who read, hear and do. To download in internet explorer ie right click on. It is most important to understand that the book of revelation does not list the scenes and events in the same order in which they will actually occur.
The book of revelation brings to us great changes in the course of the history of the world. New international version about the new international version the new international version was undertaken by an independent committee in after a general consensus that there was a need for a new, contemporary english translation of the bible. This very powerful and dynamic teaching tool on the book of revelation shines a light on the symbolism and the mysteries of god revealed to mankind in this great book. Keys to revelation rather than a versebyverse examination, this tenpart teaching series on the book of revelation, originally presented on the spirit formed tv broadcast, is intended to help us grasp priorities, focus on practical truth, and find a deeper love for christ. A testimony of jesus christ is a commentary that explains some. To listen to one of pastor kens versebyverse bible studies, click the appropriate link below. The difficulties of these churches also include lessons for us today he who.
We ought to be transformed by what we read, to become more faithful servants of christ. Intro to revelation biblica the international bible. If you would like to stream the teaching click the stream link under the stream download column. The book revelation stands in contrast to the book of genesis 4. Which church compromised with the teachings of balaam. This summary of the book of revelation provides information about the title. Pdf teaching and preaching the book of revelation in the.
If you had asked me this question when i was a young christian, i might have said, to help us discover when jesus will return to earth, to help us make sense of events in the middle east, to give us nightmares about the tribulation so that we dont get lax and miss the rapture, to give christians something to argue about, or. Revelation uses many signs, or symbols, that are not to be understood literallyrevelation 1. Interpreters of revelation normally fall into four groups. This site is like a library, use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. Breaking the apocalypse code, 7 dvd bible teaching series. The author of the book of revelation tells us four times that his name is john.
The book of revelation had its origin in a time of crisis, but it remains valid and meaningful for christians of all time. Biblenotes the entire holy bible is summarized with easy. There is a great body of early church tradition that identifies the. The revelation from jesus christ, which god gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. All verses and references are given in standard form of book, chapter. The book of revelation has the highest divine authority and divine authorship of all the books in the new testament. If you would like to dowload the teaching click the download link under the stream download column in chrome or firefox. Naturally we would like to know when they happened or when they will happen, but these questions divide the greatest specialists in biblical interpretation, so we mustnt imagine that we. These are all of the chapters of the book of revelation. Click download or read online button to get the revelation teaching syllabus book now. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant john, who testifies to everything he sawthat is, the word of god and the testimony of jesus. This is his report concerning the message from god and the truth revealed by jesus christ.
Christ made these things known to his servant john by sending his angel to him, 2 and john has told all that he has seen. From the niv study bible, introductions to the books of the bible, revelation. The book ends with confirmations of authenticity by god, christ and john. The book of daniel interprets the book of revelation. In the face of apparently insuperable evil, either from within or from without, all christians are called to trust in jesus promise, behold, i am with you always, until the end of the age mt 28.
Revelation the niv application commentary book 20 kindle edition by keener, craig s download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. The book of revelation from the holy bible new international version niv book 66 please note we have increased the volume and the pitch of the audi. Ive always been a strong believer in adult sunday school classes and bible studies in our churches. The one thing every christian should be doing but most are not. The versebyverse commentary on revelation introduction this commentary on revelation will prove, contrary to what most people think, that the revelation, the last book of the bible, is not difficult to understand if we will take a simple, facevalue, commonsense approach to interpreting it. Many major entities and symbols in the book of revelation are introduced earlier in the bible. Breaking the apocalypse code, 7 dvd bible teaching series on the book of revelation.
Versebyverse bible teachings calvary chapel of okc. The book of revelationpart 1 our savior lutheran church. Clicking on a chapter will show you the text of that chapter of revelation in the bible new international version. The nivs translation muddles the greek text in the opening phrase of. The book of revelation this course is designed as an expository study of the book of revelation, taking the student through the entire book with cross references to other portions of scripture. The book was written by the apostle john, who was the brother of james and the son of zebedee. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant john, 2 who testifies to everything he sawthat is, the word of god and the testimony of jesus christ.
The book of revelation, a prophecy of warning and hope. It is from jesus christ but is also about jesus christ. This online course features new testament scholar craig keener teaching through the book of revelation. Revelation does not give us information just to tickle our fancy. It contains a curse to those who add to it or subtract from it. The primary purpose of revelation is to reveal christ and not to satisfy curiosities about the four horsemen, the antichrist, etc.
Historicists take it as describing the long chain of events from patmos to the end of history. The book of revelation in the bible is one of the more difficult books of the bible to understand. Revelation 1, new international version niv the bible app. The author of the book of revelation the lord jesus christ the book of revelation a study of the last prophetic book of holy scripture by clarence larkin author of the great book on dispensational truth self published philadelphia, pa.
Very important we note this and realize we cannot study revelation in the same way we study the book of romans. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading revelation the niv application commentary book 20. God gave him this revelation in order to show his servants what must happen very soon. Prologue the revelation from jesus christ, which god gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. If we had the time to compare the text of revelation to books like daniel, ezekiel, isaiah or zechariah, we would be struck by seeing all that they have in common.
Revelation 1 niv prologue the revelation from jesus bible. Futurists place the book primarily in the end times. We know the author with certainty because jesus tells us it is christ himself. When not stated, the verses are from the holy bible, new international version niv.
He made it known by sending his angel to his servant john, 2 who testifies to eve rything he sawthat is, the word of god and the testimony of jesus christ. So, the divine author of revelation is jesus christ and the human author is the apostle john. The revelation to john new international version the prologue. Book of revelation explained a testimony of jesus christ. For more on john the apostle, see the introduction in the life application bible commentary on the gospel of john. The revelation to john new international version the prologue 1. The purpose is to assist the student in gaining a greater comprehension of the biblical teaching contained in the book of revelation with an emphasis on. Both testaments can be divided into history instruction prophecy revelation is the only book of prophecy in the new testament. The apocalyptic language of the book has caused people to expect literal beasts, horses, etc. Teaching and preaching the book of revelation in the church. The final three chapters of the book dealt with the holy spirit in the book of revelation chap 6, what revelation reveals about the new jerusalem chap 7, and how we can read, teach, and understand the book of revelation today chap 7. The book of revelation and covid19 wake up to the truth. Preterists understand the book exclusively in terms of its firstcentury setting, claiming that most of its events have already taken place. Studies in the book of revelation project gutenberg.
Study guide for revelation 1 by david guzik blue letter bible. The revelation of jesus christ webberville church of christ. The author of revelation often picks up the same symbols, names, figures or themes. The revelation of jesus christ the revelation of jesus christ, which god gave him to show to his bondservants, the things which must soon take place. Book of revelation read, study bible verses online. He sent an angel to present this revelation to his servant john. These lessons, based on keeners revelation commentary in the niv application commentary series, help you grasp the message of revelation and the powerful impact it. It should be pointed out that many translations have loves us such as nasb, niv, and nlt, but there is something beautiful about loved us. The book of revelation is the only book in the new testament that begins by specifically stating its source, the revelation of jesus christ, which god gave to himand signified it by his angel to his servant john rev.707 778 1292 1452 1140 1439 167 816 93 860 460 1443 1100 862 760 655 150 1054 901 874 796 792 1425 183 1474 966 1317 768 193