Revelation Chapters 1-3

Chapter Chapter 1

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Revelation Chapter 1 (ESV)
1 The revelation of Jesus Christ,
(Use of "Revelation" in the Bible -apokalypsis Strongs G602, Luke 2:32, Rom 2:5, 8:19, 16:25, 1 Cor 1:7, 14:6, 26, 2 Cor 12:1, 2 Cor 12:7, Gal 1:12, 2:2, Eph 1:17, 3:3, 2 Thes 1:7, 1 Pet 1:7, 13, 4:13.


which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place.
("show unto His servants things that must soon take place" Rev 1:1, 22:6)


He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,
("sent" "Angel" Rev 1:1, 22:16)


2 who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw.
("Word of God" Rev 1:2, 9, 6:9, 19:13, 20:4)
("witness" or "testify"martyreō Strongs G3140 Rev 1:2, 22:16, 22:18, 22:20
"testimony" martyria Strongs G3141 Rev 1:9, 6:9, 11:7, 12:11, 17, 19:10, 20:4, Matt 10:18
"witness" martys Strongs G3144  Rev 1:5, 2:13, 3:14, 11:3, 17:6)


3 Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near.
("Keep" "do" Rev 22:7, 9, 14,  "hear" Rev 22:8)
("Write" used in Revelation Strongs G1125 graphō, Rev 1:3, 11, 19, 2:1, 8, 12, 17-18, 3:1, 7, 12, 14, 5:1, 10:4, 13:8, 14:1, 13, 17:5, 8, 19:9, 19:12, 16, 20:12, 15, 21:5, 27, 22:18-19,
John Instructed to "Write" - Rev 1:11, 19, 2:1, 8, 12, 18, 3:1, 7,  3:14, 10:4, 14:13, 19:9, 21:5
Emphasis on "Written" words of Revelation Rev 1:3, 22:18-19, 
"Written" "Scroll" in heaven Rev 5:1,
"Written," "Book" & "Books" in heaven opened Rev 20:12, 
"Write" "New Names" Rev 2:17, "Name of My God," "Name of the City of My God" & "My own New Name" Rev 3:12, "His Father's Name Written on their foreheads" Rev 14:1, Harlot's name "forehead" Rev 7:5,
"He has a Name Written that no one know but Himself" Rev 19:12,
"On His robe & thigh He has a name written" Rev 19:16, "Written" "Lambs Book of Life" Rev 13:8, 17:8, 20:12, 15, 21:27)


4 John to the seven churches that are in Asia:
(Location of "7 Churches" in Revelation - Rev 1:4, 11, 20, 2:1, 7, 8, 11,12, 17, 18, 23, 29, 3:1, 6, 7, 13,14, 22, 22:16)
("Seven" in Revelation hepta Strongs G2033,  Rev 1:4, 11-12, 16, 20, 2:1, 3:1, 4:5, 5:1, 5-6, 6:1, 8:2, 6, 10:3-4, 11:13, 12:3, 13:1, 15:1, 6-8, 16:1, 17:1, 3, 7, 9-11, 21:9)


Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come,
"Grace" Rev 4:21, 22:21
("who is & who was" Rev 1:4, 8, 11:17, 16:5, Opposite "who was but is not" Rev 17:11)
YHWH "coming" erchomai Strongs G2064 Rev 4:8, 22:7
Jesus "to Come""Coming" in Revelation, erchomai Strongs G2064, Rev 1:4, 7-8, 2:5, 16, 3:11, 16:15, 22:12, 20.
"come" in the 7 Seals, Rev 6:1, 3, 5, 7,
"come" "came" for 3 woes, Rev 9:12, 11:14, 18
"Hour of Judgment has come" Rev 14:7
"Hour to Reap has come" Rev 14:15
Babylon's Judgment "come" Rev 18:10
"Marriage of the Lamb has come" Rev 19:7
"God" YHWH & "Lamb" Jesus "the great day of their WRATH has come," Rev 6:17 
YHWH "Almighty" "WRATH came" Rev 11:16-19


and from the seven spirits
("7 Spirits" Rev 1: 4, 3:1, 4:5, 6:6)
who are before his throne,
(YHWH's "Throne" in Revelation: Rev 1:4, 4:2-10, 5:1, 6-7,11-13, 7:9, 10-11, 15-17, 8:3, 14:3, 16:17, 19:4-5, 20:11-12, 21:3-5, 22:1-3, Yahshua's "Throne" Rev 3:21, Satan's "throne"2:13, "24 Elders" "Thrones" Rev 4:4, 11:16, "Priests" "Kings" "thrones" Rev 20:4)


5 and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness,
(faithful in Revelation - pistos Strongs G3982
Jesus "faithful "witness" "true"  Rev 3:14, 19:11
"Antipas" "faithful witness" 2:13
"faithful" in Revelation, Rev 2:10, 17:14, 20:5, 22:6,
Jesus' words using "faithful" Matt 24:45, 25:21-23, Luke 12:42, 16:10-11)
("witness" martys Strongs G3144  Rev 1:5, 2:13, 3:14, 11:3, 17:6
"witness" or "testify"martyreō Strongs G3140 Rev 1:2, 22:16, 22:18, 22:20
"testimony" martyria Strongs G3141 Rev 1:9, 6:9, 11:7, 12:11, 17, 19:10, 20:4, Matt 10:18)


the firstborn of the dead,
("firstborn" "first" "dead" Rev 1:5, 1:18, 2:8, Col 1: 15, 18, John 3:13)
"First Resurrection" Rev 20:4-6
"firstborn of all creation" Rev 3:14,  Col 1:15, 18, Heb 1:6 
Jesus "firstborn among many brothers" Rom 8:29
Nation of Israel "firstfruits" Rom 11:16, Jer 2:3
"firstfruits of the Spirit" Rom 8:23
Feast of Firstfruits Future Fulfillment in Revelation Rev 14:4, 20:4-6
"order" of  "firstfruits" 1 Cor 15:20
"assembly of firstborn" Heb 11:27-28,
"144,000" "firstfruits" 2 Thes 2:13, James 
and the ruler of kings on earth.
(Heavenly "King" basileus Strongs G934 Rev 1:5, 6, 9:11, 11:15 15:3, 16:12 17:14, 19:16, 20:4, 6,
Satanic controlled "Kings"  in Revelation, basileus Strongs G934  Rev 6:5, 10:11, 16:14, 17:10-12, 18, 18:3, 9, 19:18-19, 21:24


To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood
(Jesus' "blood" "freed" Rev 1:5, "blood" "redeemed" Rev 5:9-10, "overcame by blood of Lamb" Rev 12:10-11, "Lamb slain" 5:6, 9, 12, 13:8, "Lamb" appears 30 times in Revelation.)
6 and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father,
("Kingdom" basileia Strongs G932 Rev 1:6, 9, 5:10, 11:15, 12:10, Exo 19:6)
(Rev 5:9-10, 12:5, 20:4, 6, 21:4, 14 1 Pet 2:5, Exo 19:6)
("priest" hiereus G2413 Rev 1:6, 5:10, 20:6)
to him be glory and dominion (5:13) forever and ever. Amen.
("glory" to Jesus - Rev 1.6, 5.12, 5.13, 22:23)
("glory" to YHWH - Rev 4.9, 11, 5:13, 7:12, 11:13, 14:7, 15:8, 16:9, 19:7, 21:11, 21:23)
("glory" to Father & Son COMBINED! - Rev 15:13, 21:23)
("glory and dominion forever and ever" - Rev 1:6, 5:13. 14, 7:12: 10:6, 11:15)
("alive" or "live" "for ever and ever" - Rev 1:18, 4:10, 5:14, 10:6)
("reign" "for ever and ever" - Rev 22:5)


7 Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him,
(Matt 25:31-46)
and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen.
(Matt 24:29-30)


8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God,
Rev 1:8, (1:11 KJV), 21:6, 22:13
“who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”
("who is & who was" Rev 1:4, 8, 11:17, 16:5, Opposite "who was but is not" Rev 17:11)
("Almighty" pantokrator Strongs G3841 Rev 1:8, 4:8, 11:17, 15:3, 16:7, 16:14, 19:6, 15, 21:22)


9 I, John, your brother and partner in the tribulation
(Rev 2:9, 2;10, 2:22, 7:14)
and the kingdom and the patient endurance that are in Jesus,
("Kingdom" basileia Strongs G932 Rev 1:6, 9, 5:10, 11:15, 12:10, Exo 19:6)
("patient endurance" hypomone Strongs G5281 Rev 1:9, 2:2-3, 19, 3:10, 13:10, 14;12)
was on the island called Patmos on account of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.
("Word of God" Rev 1:2, 9, 6:9, 19:13, 20:4)
("testimony" martyria Strongs G3141 Rev 1:9, 6:9, 11:7, 12:11, 17, 19:10, 20:4, Matt 10:18
"witness" or "testify"martyreō Strongs G3140 Rev 1:2, 22:16, 22:18, 22:20
"witness" martys Strongs G3144  Rev 1:5, 2:13, 3:14, 11:3, 17:6)


10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day,
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and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet
(same voice at Rev 1:10, 12 4:1)


11 saying, “Write what you see in a book and send it to the seven churches,
("Write" used in Revelation Strongs G1125 graphō, Rev 1:3, 11, 19, 2:1, 8, 12, 17-18, 3:1, 7, 12, 14, 5:1, 10:4, 13:8, 14:1, 13, 17:5, 8, 19:9, 19:12, 16, 20:12, 15, 21:5, 27, 22:18-19,
John Instructed to "Write" - Rev 1:11, 19, 2:1, 8, 12, 18, 3:1, 7,  3:14, 10:4, 14:13, 19:9, 21:5
Emphasis on "Written" words of Revelation Rev 1:3, 22:18-19, 
"Written" "Scroll" in heaven Rev 5:1,
"Written," "Book" & "Books" in heaven opened Rev 20:12, 
"Write" "New Names" Rev 2:17, "Name of My God," "Name of the City of My God" & "My own New Name" Rev 3:12, "His Father's Name Written on their foreheads" Rev 14:1, Harlot's name "forehead" Rev 7:5,
"He has a Name Written that no one know but Himself" Rev 19:12,
"On His robe & thigh He has a name written" Rev 19:16, "Written" "Lambs Book of Life" Rev 13:8, 17:8, 20:12, 15, 21:27)

to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamum and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea.”
(Location of "7 Churches" in Revelation - Rev 1:4, 11, 20, 2:1, 7, 8, 11,12, 17, 18, 23, 29, 3:1, 6, 7, 13,14, 22, 22:16)


12 Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking to me,
(same voice at Rev 1:10, 12 4:1)
and on turning I saw seven golden lampstands,
("Seven" in Revelation hepta Strongs G2033,  Rev 1:4, 11-12, 16, 20, 2:1, 3:1, 4:5, 5:1, 5-6, 6:1, 8:2, 6, 10:3-4, 11:13, 12:3, 13:1, 15:1, 6-8, 16:1, 17:1, 3, 7, 9-11, 21:9)
("Lampstands" in Revelation, Rev 1:12, 2:1, 5, 11:4)
Instruction for Lampstand construction - Exo 25:31-40, 
Priest Duties with Lampstand, Exo 27:20-21, 30:7-8, Lev 24:2-4, 2 Chr 13:11
Lampstand's purpose was for Light - Exo 35:14, 39:37,  John 8:12, 9:5, 1:4, 9, Matt 5:14-16, Phil 2:15, Eph 5:8
Lampstand was 1 piece - Exo 25:31 - John 17:21-22
Lampstand was 1 shaft with 6 Branches - Exo 25:31 - John 15:5
Lampstand was pure gold - Exo 25:31 - Rev 3:18, 21:18
Lampstand has almond blossoms - Exo 25:33 - The Almond tree was the first tree to bloom after winter - Jesus as "firstborn" "first" "dead" Rev 1:5, 1:18, 2:8, Col 1:15, 18, John 3:13. Jesus "firstborn among many brothers" Rom 8:29
144,000 as firstfruits - "First Resurrection" Rev 20:4-6, "order" of  "firstfruits" 1 Cor 15:20, "assembly of firstborn" Heb 12:22-24,  "firstfruits" 2 Thes 2:13, James 1:18.


13 and in the midst of the lampstands one like a son of man,
("son of man" Rev 14:14)
clothed with a long robe and with a golden sash around his chest.
("robe" Jesus - Rev 1:13, 19:13, 16,
others in "robe" Rev 6:11, 7:9, 7:13-14, Rev 22:14,
"golden sash / bands" Rev 1:13, 15:6
robe & Sash - Priest garments, Exo 28:4, Lev 8:7, 16:4)
Jesus is The High Priest - Heb 8:1-11
14 The hairs of his head were white, like white wool, like snow.
His eyes were like a flame of fire,
15 his feet were like burnished bronze, refined in a furnace,
(Jesus "eyes like a flame of fire" Rev 1:14, 2:18, 19:12)
("fire" appears 25 times in Revelation, pyr G4442, Rev 1:14, 2:18, 3:18, 4:5, 8:5, 8:7-8, 9:17-18, 10:1, 11:5, 13:13, 14:10, 18, 5:2, 16:8, 17:16, 18:8, 19:12, 20, 20:9-10, 20:14-15, 21:8)
("feet like burnished bronze" Rev 1:15, 2:18)
("refined" Rev 1:15, 3:18)
("refined" & fire" in the Bible, 1 Cor 3:13-17, Eze 22:18-22, 2 Pet 3:7, 10-12, Isa 33:11-16, Psa 12:6)
and his voice was like the roar of many waters.
(Jesus connected to "water" in Revelation - Rev 1:15, 7:17, 14:1-3, 22:1, 17)
(Use of ""water in Revelation - Strong's G5204 - hydōr - Rev 1:15, 7:17, 8:10-11, 11:6, 12:15, 14:2, 16:4-5, 12, 17:1, 15, 19:6, 21:6, 22:1, 17 )


16 In his right hand he held seven stars,
("7 stars" Rev 1:16, 1:20, 2:1, 3:1)
("stars" in Revelation, aster Strongs G4766, Rev 1:16, 1:20, 2:1, 28, 3:1, 6:13, 8:10-11, 9:1, 12:1, 4, 22:16)
from his mouth came a sharp two-edged sword,
("sword" "mouth" Rev 1:16, 2:12, 16 19:15, 19:21, also Isaiah 11:4, 49:2, 2 Thes 2:8.
and his face was like the sun shining in full strength.


17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead.
But he laid his right hand on me, saying,
“Fear not, I am the first and the last, 18 and the living one.
(first & the last, Rev 1:17, 2:8, 22:13)
("Living one" "live" "alive" used in Revelation Zao Strongs G2198 Rev 1:18, 2:8, 3:1, 4:9-10, 5:8, 7:2, 10:6, 13:14, 15:7, 19:21, 20:4-5)
I died, and behold I am alive forevermore,
("first borne from dead" "dead" then "alive"Rev 1:5, 1:18, 2:8, Col 1: 15, 18, Opposite at Rev 3:1)
and I have the keys of Death and Hades.
("Keys of Death & Hades" Rev 1:18
"Key of David" Rev 3:7
"Key to the shaft of bottomless pit" Rev 9:1
"Key to bottomless pit" Rev 20:1
"Keys of the Kingdom of Heaven" Matt 16:19
"Key of Knowledge" Luke 11:52)


19 Write therefore the things that you have seen, those that are and those that are to take place after this.
("Write" used in Revelation Strongs G1125 graphō, Rev 1:3, 11, 19, 2:1, 8, 12, 17-18, 3:1, 7, 12, 14, 5:1, 10:4, 13:8, 14:1, 13, 17:5, 8, 19:9, 19:12, 16, 20:12, 15, 21:5, 27, 22:18-19,
John Instructed to "Write" - Rev 1:11, 19, 2:1, 8, 12, 18, 3:1, 7,  3:14, 10:4, 14:13, 19:9, 21:5
Emphasis on "Written" words of Revelation Rev 1:3, 22:18-19, 
"Written" "Scroll" in heaven Rev 5:1,
"Written," "Book" & "Books" in heaven opened Rev 20:12, 
"Write" "New Names" Rev 2:17, "Name of My God," "Name of the City of My God" & "My own New Name" Rev 3:12, "His Father's Name Written on their foreheads" Rev 14:1, Harlot's name "forehead" Rev 7:5,
"He has a Name Written that no one know but Himself" Rev 19:12,
"On His robe & thigh He has a name written" Rev 19:16, "Written" "Lambs Book of Life" Rev 13:8, 17:8, 20:12, 15, 21:27)


20 As for the mystery of the seven stars that you saw in my right hand,
("7 stars" Rev 1:16, 1:20, 2:1, 3:1)
and the seven golden lampstands,
("Lampstands" Rev 1:12, 13, 20, 2:1, 5, 11:4)
the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches,
("Seven" in Revelation hepta Strongs G2033,  Rev 1:4, 11-12, 16, 20, 2:1, 3:1, 4:5, 5:1, 5-6, 6:1, 8:2, 6, 10:3-4, 11:13, 12:3, 13:1, 15:1, 6-8, 16:1, 17:1, 3, 7, 9-11, 21:9)
("angle" appears 64 times in Revelation, aggelos Strongs G32, Rev 1:1, 2, 20, 2:1, 8, 12, 18, 3:1, 5, 7, 14, 5:2, 11, 7:1-2, 11, 8:2-13, 9:1, 11, 13-15, 10:1-10, 11:15, 12:7, 9, 14:6-10, 15-19, 15:1, 6-8)
(Angel or Angels appears 294 times in the Bible, Heb 1:6-7, 14, Heb 2:2, Rev 14:6-12, Exo 3:2, 14:19, 23:20-23, 32:34, 33:2, 2 Kin 6:17)

and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.
(Location of "7 Churches" in Revelation - Rev 1:4, 11, 20, 2:1, 7, 8, 11,12, 17, 18, 23, 29, 3:1, 6, 7, 13,14, 22, 22:16)

 

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