Chapter 26



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(Rev 1:1-3)  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 [i.e., by signs and symbolism] by his angel unto his servant John: Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. Blessed is he that readeth [i.e., puts forth effort], and they that hear [Gk: understand] the words of this prophecy [Gk: prediction], and keep [Gk: guard: hold fast, watch] [Gen 2:15] those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.

1.       revelation = Gk: apokalupsis; “apocalypse”; disclosure:--appearing, coming, lighten, manifestation, be revealed, revelation /// separation, departure, cessation, completion, reversal AND to take off the cover, i.e. disclose:--reveal /// to cover up:--cover, hide /// to conceal (prop. by covering):--hide (self), keep secret, secret [-ly].

2.       (Gen 3:21) Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.

(Rev 1:4-6)  John to the seven churches which are in Asia [western Turkey]: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits [Isa 11:1,2] which are before his throne; And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince [Gk: first (in rank or power):--chief (ruler), magistrate, prince, ruler] of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, And hath made us kings and priests [repeated: Rev 5:10] unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion [over what?] for ever and ever. Amen.

1.       glory = Gk: glory (as very apparent) [fig., like a brilliant sunburst, but steady and eternal], in a wide application (lit. or fig., obj. or subj.):--dignity, glory (-ious), honour, praise, worship.

2.       dominion = Gk: vigor ["great"]:--dominion, might [-ily], power, strength.

(Rev 1:7,8)  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. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

1.       Commentary: Men and women are symbolized by the clouds in the air, separated from the earth. Water is a symbol of the Holy Spirit. Clouds are composed of millions of drops of water, assembled together (Heb 10:25). Each drop of water in a cloud condenses around and encompasses a grain of dust. White is the righteousness of the saints.

a.       (Gen 2:7)  And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

b.       (Rev 19:7,8)  Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready [Mat 25:10]. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen [Gk: made of linen /// Heb: white linen], clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

2.       (Rom 8:17-19)  And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified [i.e., sunburst] together [with whom? With Jesus Christ? Yes. With brothers and sisters in Christ? Yes]. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us [2 Thess 1:7,10,12]. For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation [Gk: apokalupsis; revelation, revealing] of the sons of God.


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