Introduction to Chapter 1
The book of Revelation is letter written to seven churches in Asia, revealed to the Apostle John by Jesus and signified by an angel. John was probably in his eighties since this was taking place about A.D. 95, over sixty years after the crucifixion. John, who was younger then, is now sixty years older. John was sent to Patmos, to work the mines as punishment for his bold testimony of Jesus Christ.
While on this island, Jesus Christ appears to John and dictates a letter for John to send to the Seven Churches in Asia. Though the letter is to seven specific churches, the letter applies to all believers. Jesus instructs those with “spiritual ears” to listen,
“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches”
The word Revelation means, unveiling, the veil of the future is lifted from…
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