|The Revelationof Jesus Christ|
q The Division of the Book of Revelation
§ the things which thou hast seen.
§ and the things which are.
§ and the things which shall be hereafter.
q “The Things Which Thou Hast Seen”. 1:1-20
o Prologue. 1:1-3
The Direction of Revelation
o Salutation. 1:4-8
o The Vision of the Glorified Christ. 1:9-18
John was exiled on the Isle of Patmos.
The Book of Revelation was given to John about 95-96 AD.
The Book of Revelation is direct to seven churches of Asia Minor.
o The Command to Write. 1:19-20
Christ is seen to be standing among seven golden candlesticks, representing the seven churches.
Christ is seen holding seven stars, representing the seven messengers of the churches.
q “The Things Which Are”. 2:1-3:22
General pattern of the letters:
o The Letter to the Church in Ephesus. 2:1-7
The church that lost its first love.
o The Letter to the Church in Smyrna. 2:8-11
The church that was persecuted.
o The Letter to the Church in Pergamos. 2:12-17
The church that was lax.
o The Letter to the Church in Thyatira. 2:18-29
The church that was consumed with false doctrine.
o The Letter to the Church in Sardis. 3:1-6
The church that was dead.
o The Letter to the Church in Philadelphia. 3:7-13
The church that had an open door.
o The Letter to the Church in Laodicea. 3z:14-22
The church that was lukewarm.
q “The Things which shall be Hereafter”. 4:1-22:21
o The Vision of the Heavenly Throne Room. 4:1-11
The invitation is a pattern for the Rapture.
The four beasts appear to be angelic creatures.
The twenty four elders represent saints both of the Old and New Covenants.