Revelation 1:9-19

Now I am alive

Revelation 1:9-19

Regarding the future

Wikipedia, 2019. Timeline of the far future. Wikipedia. (use)

The science is clear: It is understood that we are facing an unprecedented global emergency. We are in a life or death situation of our own making. We must act now.

Extinction Rebellion, 2019. The Emergency. (use)

Revelation 11:18

...The time has come to destroy those who destroy the earth!... (use)

Genesis 3:15

...Her offspring will crush your head, and you will bite her offspring's heel. (use)

Deuteronomy 29:29

...some things that ... God has kept secret... (use)

Ecclesiastes 3:11

...he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end... (use)

Isaiah 65:17

...making a new earth and new heavens... (use)

Joel 3:2

...There I will judge them... (use)

Daniel 2:18

...ask him {God} to explain the mystery... (use)

Daniel 7:9

While I was looking, thrones were put in place. One who had been living for ever sat down on one of the thrones. His clothes were white as snow, and his hair was like pure wool. His throne, mounted on fiery wheels, was blazing with fire, (use)

Daniel 7:13

During this vision in the night, I saw what looked like a human being. He was approaching me, surrounded by clouds, and he went to the one who had been living for ever and was presented to him. (use)

2 Corinthians 4:18

For we fix our attention, not on things that are seen, but on things that are unseen. What can be seen lasts only for a time, but what cannot be seen lasts for ever. (use)

Revelation 1:1

events that Jesus Christ revealed (use)

Revelation 1:4 the seven churches in the province of Asia... (use)

Revelation 1:9

...on the island of Patmos because I had proclaimed God's word... (use)

There is in this book a rich treasure of all the doctrines pertaining to faith and holiness. But these are also delivered in other parts of holy writ; so that the Revelation need not to have been given for the sake of these. The peculiar design of this is, to show the things which must come to pass. [Revelation].

Wesley, J., 1765. Explanatory Notes. (use)

Revelation 7:14

...made them white with the blood of the Lamb... (use)

It is certain from the Holy Scriptures that we have no more temporal things to expect.

Luther, M. 1530. (use)

Proposition 10 the end of the world would occur in 1786

Napier, J., 1593. A Plaine Discovery of the whole Revelation of St John. Edinburgh. (use)

I’ll be very pleased if, by the end of this series, {regarding the millennium} you feel less certain than you were at the beginning.

Lloyd-Jones, M., (use)

Revelation 10:4

...Keep secret what the seven thunders have said; do not write it down! (use)

Revelation 15:1

Then I saw in the sky another mysterious sight, great and amazing. There were seven angels with seven plagues, which are the last ones, because they are the final expression of God's anger. (use)

The return of Jesus will be personal, physical, visible, and glorious. The return of Jesus is secret, it is sudden, and it brings separation.

Begg, A. 2004. The Perfected Kingdom, Part Two. (use)

Revelation 1:5

...and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the first to be raised from death and who is also the ruler of the kings of the world. He loves us, and by his sacrificial death he has freed us from our sins... (use)

Daniel 2:21

...makes and unmakes kings... (use)

Isaiah 9:6-7

For unto us ... will rule as King David's successor, (use)

There may be some sins of which a man cannot speak, but there is no sin which the blood of Christ cannot was away.

Spurgeon, C., 1858. The Evil and its Remedy. (use)

O that day when freed from sinning, I shall see Thy lovely face; Clothèd then in blood washed linen How I'll sing Thy sovereign grace;

Robinson, R., 1757. Come Thou Fount of every blessing. (use)

Revelation 5:9

...people from every tribe, language, nation, and race (use)

Revelation 5:10

You have made them a kingdom of priests to serve our God, and they shall rule on earth. (use)

Ultimately, the reason for the incarnation is the cross upon which Christ died.

Lawson, S., 2018. The Moment of Truth: Its Reality. (use)

Revelation 12:10

Then I heard a loud voice in heaven saying, "Now God's salvation has come! Now God has shown his power as King! Now his Messiah has shown his authority! For the one who stood before our God and accused our brothers and sisters day and night has been thrown out of heaven. (use)

Revelation 1:7

Look, he is coming on the clouds! Everyone will see him, including those who pierced him. All peoples on earth will mourn over him. So shall it be! (use)

The Bible teaches us to long for a day when people of every tribe, tongue, and nation are gathered around Jesus worshiping him together. So we have a multiracial, multicultural, multiethnic church from history past, we have it today in the global church, and we look forward to it perfectly incarnated when Jesus brings heaven and earth together.

McLaughlin, R., 2019. 2 Heated Cultural Debates the Bible Addresses. (use)

Matthew 24:27

For as the lightning comes from the east and shines as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. (use)

Busy housewives cease their labors In the courtroom no debate Work on earth is all suspended As the King comes thro' the gate

Gaither, B., 1996. The King Is Coming (use)

Revelation 6:17

The terrible day of their {God’s} anger is here, and who can stand against it? (use)

Revelation 20:11

Then I saw a great white throne and the one who sits on it. Earth and heaven fled from his presence and were seen no more. (use)

Revelation 1:12-16


Revelation 1:13

Among the lampstands (the church) (use)

Revelation 1:14

His hair was white as wool, or as snow, and his eyes blazed like fire; (use)

Proverbs 16:31

grey hair is a glorious crown. (use)

Revelation 1:15

his feet shone like brass that has been refined and polished, and his voice sounded like a roaring waterfall. (use)

Ezekiel 43:2

...God's voice sounded like the roar of the sea... (use)

Revelation 1:16

He held seven stars in his right-hand, and a sharp two-edged sword came out of his mouth. His face was as bright as the midday sun. (use)

Revelation 1:18

I am the living one! I was dead, but now I am alive for ever and ever. I have authority over death and the world of the dead. (use)

1. My Way – Frank Sinatra

The Guardian - Back to Rebecca Smithers, 2019. Hymns drop off top 10 funeral music choices in favour of Ed Sheeran. The Guardian. (use)

Revelation 13:10

Whoever is meant to be captured will surely be captured; whoever is meant to be killed by the sword will surely be killed by the sword. This calls for endurance and faith on the part of God's people. (use)

We can rest confident in the fact that nothing will happen to us in this world apart from the gracious will of a sovereign God. Nothing.

Platt, D. (use)

Daniel 12:13

...Then you will die... (use)

Revelation 20:15

Whoever did not have their names written in the book of the living were thrown into the lake of fire. (use)

The cross stands high above the opinions of men and to that cross all opinions must come at last for judgment.

Tozer, A.W., 2006. The Radical Cross: Living the Passion of Christ. Wingspread, Camp Hill, PA. (use)

Revelation 1:17

...fell down at his feet like a dead man...Don't be afraid!... (use)

Philippians 2:7

...became like a human being... (use)

John‬ ‭3:3‬

Jesus answered, "I am telling you the truth: no one can see the Kingdom of God without being born again" (use)

2 Corinthians 5:10

...we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ... (use)

Revelation 22:20

He who gives his testimony to all this says, "Yes indeed! I am coming soon!" So be it. Come, Lord Jesus! (use)