By Mark A. Finley
The book of Revelation is a revelation of_____________________________________________.
The first verse of Revelation reveals its divine origin. It comes directly from God, who gave it to Jesus. Jesus sent it by His angel to John exiled on the isle of Patmos, and John wrote it down.
As we read Revelation and hear the Holy Spirit speaking to our hearts, our lives will be transformed. The Holy Spirit will reveal new truths and lead us to “keep those things which are written in it.”
3. How is Jesus described in Revelation 1:4?
In your own words describe what it means that Jesus “was, is, and is to come.”
4. Read Revelation 1:5, 8, 11. Write the titles of Jesus on the lines provided.
a. the faithful____________________________________________________________________
b. the ____________________________________________________________ from the dead
c. the ___________________ over the ______________________ of the___________________
d. the ___________________ and the_______________________________________________
e. the ___________________ and the _______________________________________________
f. who __________________ and who _________________ and who is ____________________.
h. the ___________________and the_________________________________________________
5. What special title describes Jesus in Revelation 1:13?
Jesus is called the ______________________of ______________________________________.
Of all Jesus’ titles in the New Testament, Jesus used “the Son of Man” most frequently to refer to Himself. In Luke 19:10 He declared, “The Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” He still retains that title in heaven. Jesus is not only the Almighty, eternal Son of God, without beginning or ending, He is also the Son of man. He lived as a human, He faced Satan’s temptations head-on, He knows our weaknesses and understands our sorrows. The resurrected Christ sits on His throne at the Father’s right hand. Our Friend in heaven is the Son of man.
Revelation ends like it begins. Jesus is the everlasting Alpha and Omega, the eternal beginning and the ending, the immortal First and the Last.
7. What are the last two titles of Jesus in the book of Revelation?
a. ___________________________ and the _________________________________of David
b. the ________________________ and Morning ____________________________________.
For centuries God’s people looked for a mighty shepherd-king who would deliver them from the oppressive bondage of their enemies. Jesus is the mighty deliverer. The powers of hell cannot stand against Him. He will finally lead His people to a glorious triumph. He is the King of kings who will lead us to victory and triumph over the forces of evil (Rev. 11:15; 19:16).
In a world of darkness and gloom, He is the Bright and Morning Star, giving us the assurance of a bright future. He gives us hope today, tomorrow, and forever. He is the incomparable Christ.
Next month in the series “Great Themes of Revelation” will be a study about “Revelation’s Slain Lamb.”