Introduction to the Book of Revelation
[Audio Study of Revelation 1:1-3]
By Apostle Ricardo Butler
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The Scriptures say,
“The Revelation [Gk: ‘Disclosure:–appearing, coming, lighten, manifestation, revealing, revelation’] of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto Him [God gave unto Jesus Christ], to show unto His [God’s] servants [the Body of Christ and the angels of God] things which must shortly come to pass; and He [God] sent and signified [GK: ‘SYMBOLIZED’ it, for that is what ‘signifies’ means—‘to make known by signs, and signs are symbols’] it by His [God’s] angel unto His [God’s] servant [the apostle, elder/pastor, now prophet] John: who bare record of the Word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he [John] saw. Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear [understand] the Words of this prophecy [prophetic words], and keep [guard, hide in your heart] those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand [near].” (KJV).
“A revealing of Jesus, the Messiah. God gave it to make plain to His servants what is about to happen. He published and delivered it by Angel to His servant John. And John told everything he saw: God’s Word— the witness of Jesus Christ! How blessed the reader! How blessed the hearers and keepers of these oracle words, all the words written in this book!
Time is just about up.” (The Message).
12 Truths to Understand about the Book of Revelation!
 This is the Revelation or Unveiling OF JESUS CHRIST, NOT “The Revelation of St. John the Divine”, as it says in my bible as the title of the book. It is neither the revelation of nor book about “the antichrist” and nor is it about “gloom and doom” and end time nonsense. Even Jesus says,
“Jesus said, ‘Watch out for DOOMSDAY DECEIVERS. Many leaders are going to show up with forged identities, claiming, ‘I am Christ, the Messiah.’ They will deceive a lot of people. When reports come in of wars and rumored wars, keep your head and DON’T PANIC. This is routine history; THIS IS NO SIGN OF THE END.” (Matthew 24:4-6, The Message).