In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He [Jesus Christ -Yeshua] was in the beginning with God.


The apostle John wrote Revelation as a letter to the seven churches of Asia Minor (present day Turkey) while he was on the island of Patmos in approximately AD 95. This letter is the revelation of Jesus Christ, the Messiah. It reveals the ultimate triumph of Christ over evil as God vindicates His name and completes His plan of redemption. John describes the present and future using the visions and symbols he received while taken up by the Holy Spirit into the presence of the Lord.

Revelation begins with John seeing the Son of Man, Christ, among seven lampstands, which represent the seven churches. Christ’s right hand holds seven stars representing the angels of the seven churches to whom Christ has a message. Christ rebukes, commends and challenges the churches. Christ finishes each message by saying “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches." His message applies to the church today. Believers are to hear His word and be prepared for His return.

John then sees a door opening into heaven from which a voice calls John to come up before the throne of God. John is shown the events that are to take place at the end of the present age, the age of grace. These events occur during the seven-year tribulation as God pours out His righteous wrath as described by the seven seals, the seven trumpets and the seven bowls. Christ then returns to earth for the final battle of Armageddon where He defeats the Antichrist and judges the nations. Christ redeems Israel and rules the world from the throne of David in Jerusalem. After 1,000 years, God will do final battle with Satan at which time he will be defeated and thrown into the lake of fire for eternity. The dead, those whose names are not written in the book of life, will be resurrected and judged before the Great White Throne and cast into the eternal lake of fire. Finally, God will create the perfect eternal age with a new heaven and earth, and a new city of Jerusalem.

Revelation 1-3: The revelation of Christ; Christ’s messages to the seven churches

Revelation 4-22: The tribulation judgments; Christ’s second coming; the Millennium age; the perfect age