Consequently, he was exiled for life to the island of Patmos, off the coast of what is now Turkey.Abandoned and destitute, John nevertheless had great fellowship with the Lord. Revelation 1:9-10 - " I John, ...companion in tribulation, ..in the isle that is called Patmos, ...
However, "all scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness," 2 Timothy . Revelation 1:3 - "Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein." Read, Hear, And Keep The Words Of The Revelation Poor John!
Revelation - "What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia." The Long Garment And The Golden Girdle In John's vision, he saw Jesus wearing a full-length robe and a golden girdle on His chest. Isaiah prophesied that Messiah would "put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloke," (Isaiah ).
John saw Christ coming in vengeance, zeal and righteousness. Revelation - "His hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire." The Revelation Of Christ John knew the earthly Christ. "Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him." John saw "one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.
Seven Spirits, lamps (light), horns (symbols of power, dominion), eyes (the "watchers" of God [Daniel ]), angels.
Revelation 1:4 - "..the seven churches ..the seven Spirits which are before his throne." John Blessed The Seven Churches Of Asia John greeted the seven Churches of Asia and blessed them with grace and peace "from Him which is, and which was, and which is to come;" (referring to God Himself), "from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;" (revealing that grace and peace is ministered to the Churches by the ANGELS of the Churches), "and from Jesus Christ," (glorified Son of Man, the Church's High Priest who "ever liveth to make intercession for them," Hebrews .
God Communicates Personally With Men God is personal and often communicates directly with men.
On the rare occasion when God sends a heavenly visitor, we suddenly realize that God not only speaks to us, but that He also desires to have relationship and show us things to come.The Alpha (beginning, first) and Omega (end, last). Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last." Write In A Book The pen is mightier than the sword. Revelation , 19 - "What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; ...God's Word is forever settled, in part because "it is written." God told Moses, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and Habakkuk to write a book (Exodus ; Isaiah 30:8; Jeremiah 30:2; Ezekiel ; Habakkuk 2:2). Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter." The Seven Churches Of Asia In the earliest days of the Church, John was well acquainted with the seven principal Churches in Asia Minor (all situated in present-day Turkey).When the Angel of the Lord appeared to Daniel (), he fell into a deep sleep, face down to the ground. Laodicea." God planted His prophetic Word in good soil (His Church) where it began to spread around the world.The Presence of the Lord is overwhelming to the natural man. Revelation - "Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter." The Church At Ephesus - Lost Their First Love Some Bible students say the seven Churches represent seven ages since Calvary.Remembering the humble man whom he had followed in the shadows to Golgotha, John looked heavenward and saw the celestial throneroom where angels and glorified saints rule with Him in His eternal Kingdom. Revelation 1:5-6 - "Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever.