Studies In The Apocalypse (Part 7– Rev. 1: 17- 1: 20)

(1: 17) “And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as one dead. And He laid His right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:”  John, upon seeing the resplendent glory of Christ, falls down at His feet.  This reminds us again of Daniel’s vision, which caused him…

Studies In The Apocalypse (Part 5– Rev. 1: 10- 1: 13)

(1: 10) “I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,”  The expression “in the Spirit” probably denotes a spiritual trance or ecstasy, which came upon John as he was in meditation or prayer.  This was a common means of imparting prophetic vision to those chosen by…

Studies In The Apocalypse (Part 4- Rev. 1: 7- 1: 9)

(1: 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.”   In this verse we are told the theme of the book.  The Apocalypse is a  series of visions concerning the second advent of…

Studies In The Apocalypse (Part 2- Rev. 1:1- 1:3)

 (1: 1) “The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto Him, to show unto His servants things which must shortly come to pass; and He sent and signified it by His angel unto His servant John.”  The book begins with an inscription (vs. 1-3) bearing the title “Revelation,” or “Apocalypse.”  The word literally means to…

Studies In The Apocalypse (Part 1- Introduction)

   This is the first entry in a series of articles I’ll be doing on the book of Revelation, otherwise known as The Apocalypse. The series will occupy several months, though I hope (the Lord willing) to be able to have it finished within a year. Heaven knows I’ve studied the book from different angles,…