Revelation 1-3

"Fear not; I am the first and the last, and the Living one, and I was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore."

{FIRST VISION}
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  1. Revelation's Recipients - (Revelation is addressed to seven very real churches located in the Roman province of Asia in the first century) - {PDF Copy}
  2. Provided Interpretations - (Revelation communicates symbolically, and it provides the reader with many of the most important interpretations of its images) - {PDF Copy}
  3. What Things Must Come to Pass - (The purpose of Revelation is to show God’s servants “what things must soon come to pass) - {PDF Copy}
  4. The Faithful Witness - (In the salutation to the seven churches, Jesus is identified as the Faithful Witness because of his self-sacrificial death) - {PDF Copy}
  5. The Firstborn of the Dead - (Jesus is the Firstborn of the Dead, a reference to his past resurrection and the basis for the future resurrection of the saints) - {PDF Copy}
  6. Sovereign over the Kings of the Earth - (Because of his faithful witness, Jesus reigns supreme over the kings of the earth and even over his vilest enemies) - {PDF Copy}
  7. He Who Is - (God is the One who is and who was and who is coming, the Almighty Creator of all things who now sits on the throne at the center of the Cosmos) - {PDF Copy}
  8. Seven Spirits of God - (Greetings are sent to the seven churches of Asia from God, Jesus, and the seven spirits of God that are before the throne) - {PDF Copy}
  9. Tribulation, Kingdom, Endurance - (Exiled on Patmos, John was a “fellow-participant” in the tribulation, kingdom, and endurance that is in Jesus) - [PDF Copy]
  10. The Seven Churches - {PDF Copy} - (The visitation of Jesus to the Seven Churches prepares the reader for the visions that follow the letters to the churches of Asia)
  11. End-Time People of Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (The church is the battlefield where the final war is being waged between the Lamb and the Ancient Serpent)
  12. Literal and Nonliteral Language - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation informs the reader from the very first verse of the book that it communicates symbolically)
  13. Common Errors Interpreting Revelation - {PDF Copy} - (The relevance of Revelation for today is lost if we ignore its historical context and read it with incorrect presuppositions)

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