Lesson No. 451
Book of Revelation, Chapter 1
"The Revelation of Jesus Christ!"

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1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John: 2 who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. 3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand. John’s greetings and praise to God 4 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne; 5 and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, 6 and hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. 7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. 8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. The vision of Christ 9 I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. 10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, 11 saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea. 12 And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; 13 and in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. 14 His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire; 15 and his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. 16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength. 17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: 18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death. 19 Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter; 20 the mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.

Lesson No. 451 "The Revelation of Jesus Christ!"

Book of Revelation, Chapter 1


1) What is this book about and how did it come to be? (Hint- verse 1)

2) What type of scripture is this book, what's the benefit of reading it, and when does it apply? (Hint- verses 2, 3) Note- ‘Like’ or ‘As’…take note!

3) Who is John writing to, and where is the prophesy coming from? (Hint- verses 4 and 5) Who has God made us to be?

4) What do verses 7 and 8 sound like to you? Me too!

5) John fills us in on where he was and what he was doing when the message was revealed to him- see verses 9 and 10.

6) Who is the voice speaking behind John giving instruction in verse 11?

7) What and who does John see when he turns around? (Hint- verses 12 through 16)

8) Why did John not recognize Jesus and react the way he did in verse 17? Did John ever see his ‘best friend’ like this?

9) What did Jesus have to do to calm John down and convince him that He was Jesus? (Hint- verse 17)

10) Why does Jesus call himself the first and the last, and why does He have the keys to hell and death?

11) Jesus has shown himself to be the Judge and the King of Kings, ruler of the universe, and what does He tell John is in his hand and what does He stand ‘in the midst of’? (Hint- verse 20) Why is this so important?

12) Why does Jesus have a presiding angel over each of the seven churches, and why does He represent each of the seven churches with a candlestick? What are churches suppose to be in the world?

13) The book of Revelation has three parts: things seen (Chapter 1), things which are letters from the Lord (Chapters 2 and 3), and things that will take place (Chapters 4 through 19). This helps us to understand this book!

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