Talks for Growing Christians
The Vision of the Apostle John Concerning the Future
Lesson Number 1
- The Book of Revelation concerns the revelation of Jesus Christ.
- The Book of Revelation concerns the revelation of the future.
- Expect to be blessed as you study Revelation.
- Who wrote the book of Revelation, where, and when?
- Why is Sunday referred to as the “Lord’s Day”?
- Where would the seven churches of Asia be located on a modern map?
- What is the difference between being raised from the dead and being resurrected?
- Why will all the tribes of the earth mourn (verse 7)?
- How is Revelation 1:19 an outline for the book of Revelation?
- Revelation was written by the Apostle John. John was exiled to the island of Patmos because of his testimony as a Christian. It was on this island, near the end of his life (about 95 AD), that John received the vision from the Lord, which is this book.
- That was the day of the Lord’s resurrection.
- The Roman province of Asia was where Turkey is today.
- Someone who is raised from the dead will eventually die again. But anyone who has been resurrected receives a new glorified body – never to die again.
- Because the Lord is coming back in judgment. He is coming back to set up His long-awaited kingdom on this earth.
- “The things which you have seen” would be what John has already seen in the vision and recorded in Chapter 1.
“The things which are” would be Chapters 2-3 where the present state of the Church is seen in the letters to the seven churches.
“The things which shall take place after this” would be Chapters 4-19 which describe the judgments of the future Tribulation Period as well as Chapters 20-22 which describe future events into eternity.
- This first chapter of Revelation has much to say about Jesus Christ. What does it say about Him and His role in the future?
- Why do we believe that most of the events recorded in Revelation are still future? Describe the Preterist view of the book of Revelation.
- The Lord promises a blessing to the reader of Revelation. Be encouraged as you read and study this book.
- “The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants.” Revelation 1:1
- ”’I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,’ says the Lord, ‘who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.’” Revelation 1:8
- “Write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will take place after this.” Revelation 1:19