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216 Prophesy


The final book of the New Testament is called the Book of the Revelation to John, or more  commonly, “Revelation.” Revelation is unique in that it is the only New Testament book to focus entirely on prophetic experience. Its use of vibrant symbolism is also a distinguishing characteristic. Though a man named John is the attributed author, the writer’s exact identity remains unclear. It is believed to be John the apostle.


Author and Date of Writing

John wrote the Book of Revelation between A.D. 90 and 95.

Revelation 1:1,4,9 NLT This is a revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him concerning the events that will happen soon. An angel was sent to God’s servant John so that John could share the revelation with God’s other servants. This letter is from John to the seven churches in the province of Asia. Grace and peace from the one who is, who always was, and who is still to come; from the sevenfold Spirit before his throne. I am John, your brother.

In Jesus we are partners in suffering and in the Kingdom and in patient endurance. I was exiled to the island of Patmos for preaching the word of God and speaking about Jesus. Revelation 22:8 NLT I, John, am the one who saw and heard all these things. And when I saw and heard these things, I fell down to worship the angel who showed them to me.

Purpose of Writing

The Revelation of Jesus Christ was given to John by God “to show his servants what must soon take place.” This book is filled with mysteries about things to come. It is the final warning that the world will surely end, and judgment will be certain. It gives us a tiny glimpse of heaven and all of the glories awaiting those who keep their robes white.

Revelation takes us through the great tribulation with all its woes and the final fire that all unbelievers will face for eternity. The book reiterates the fall of Satan and the doom he and his angels are bound for. We are shown the duties of all creatures and angels of heaven and the promises of the saints that will live forever with Jesus in the New Jerusalem. Like John, we find it hard to describe what we read in the book of Revelation.


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