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Book of Revelation: The Glory, Battle Plan, and Victory of Jesus Christ
May 21, 2016      |     By: Sam McVay, Jr.      |      Category: Sermons



Sam gives an overview of the book of Revelation, and reminds us (the Bride of Christ) about our role in the end times.

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Introduction
 
The Revelation, which was written by the Apostle John while in captivity on the Island of Patmos, is one of the most controversial, maligned, and under appreciated books of the Bible. 
 
In fact the irony about the book of Revelation is that it is one of the most famous books in the Bible and arguably the most misunderstood. 
 
The content of the Revelation is warred against by anti-Christ satanic deception only second to the content of the gospels. 
 
Glorious Facts about Revelation:
1- It is the only book in the Bible with promised blessing for reading and keeping, as well as promised warning of plagues or loss at Tree of Life if changed. 
2- It is the final words of the most important book on the Planet- the Bible.
3- It contains 404 verse of which 278 verses make over 500 allusions to Old Testament verses, mentioning content found in 24 of the 39 O.T. books.
4- It is the most detailed layout of the prophesied "Day of the Lord” in the scriptures.
5- It is the culmination and best articulation of many prophesies in Isaiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel. 
 
I believe that the Book of Revelation is about the glory, battle plan, and victory of Jesus Christ as he gains His inheritance among the nations of the Earth.
 
It is the explanation of the  “Day of Vengeance” of our God mentioned in Isa. 61:2.
 
It is the destruction of and weeding out of the earth all that is connected to Satan and the Anti-Christ kingdom.  
 
Revelation is also the extended explanation of how Psalms 2 will be fulfilled:
 
(Psalm 2:1-12)
 
 
Basic Breakdown:
1 - The glory of Jesus and HIs Revelation: Chapter 1
2- The counsel of Jesus to the 7 Churches: Chapter 2-3 
3- The worthiness of Jesus to open the Heavenly Scroll: Chapter 4-5
4- The Battle Plan of Jesus: Chapters 6-18
5- The Invasion by Jesus: Chapter 19
6- The Millennial Reign of Jesus; Chapter 20
7- The Wedding and Eternal Purpose of Jesus: Chapters 21-22
 
Chapter 1
 
The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near.
Greeting to the Seven Churches John to the seven churches that are in Asia:
Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth.
To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen.
“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.” I, John, your brother and partner in the tribulation and the kingdom and the patient endurance that are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos on account of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. 10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet 11 saying, “Write what you see in a book and send it to the seven churches, to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamum and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea.” 12 Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking to me, and on turning I saw seven golden lampstands, 13 and in the midst of the lampstands one like a son of man, clothed with a long robe and with a golden sash around his chest. 14 The hairs of his head were white, like white wool, like snow. His eyes were like a flame of fire, 15 his feet were like burnished bronze, refined in a furnace, and his voice was like the roar of many waters. 16 In his right hand he held seven stars, from his mouth came a sharp two-edged sword, and his face was like the sun shining in full strength. 17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But he laid his right hand on me, saying, “Fear not, I am the first and the last, 18 and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades. 19 Write therefore the things that you have seen, those that are and those that are to take place after this. 20 As for the mystery of the seven stars that you saw in my right hand, and the seven golden lampstands, the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.

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