Background Information – Revelation Part One

Background Information for the book of Revelation:


Summary of Revelation
Date and place: Written on Patmos about AD96 (Revelation 1:9).

Author: The apostle John – Revelation 1:1.

Theme: The revelation (unveiling) of (from) Jesus Christ, which God gave to Him to show unto His servants things (events) which must shortly come to pass (Revelation 1:1). These “things” were to take place from John’s day to and including the eternal events of the new heaven and new earth. The events are consecutive in order with parenthetical passages inserted between the main events, which explain certain things that are to happen along with the main events but are not the same as these events.

The book is in 3 clearly defined divisions, the contents of which renew each other in the order given, as follows:
1. The things which thou hast seen, i.e., the vision of Christ in the midst of the candlesticks (Revelation 1:12-20), which; together with the introduction to the whole book, forms chapter.

2. The things which are, i.e., the 7 letters to the 7 churches in Asia Minor, or present Turkey, to whom the whole book is addressed (Revelation 1: 19, 2: 1-3:22). These messages to the churches apply to the whole church age and until the rapture of the church just before the future tribulation and coming of the Antichrist, who will be here for the last 7 years of this age (Daniel 9:.2; 2 Th. 2: ~-12; Revelation. 6: 1-19:, 21).

3. The things which must be hereafter, i.e., events after the rapture of the church (1:19; 4:1-22:5). These include the scenes in heaven (Revelation 4-5), the seals and their parenthetical statements (Rev. 6: 1-8: 1), the trumpets and their parenthetical statements (Revelation 8:2-13:18), the vials and their parenthetical statements (Revelation 14:1-19:21), the Millennium (Revelation 20), and the new heaven and new earth (Revelation 21:1-22:5), and events of the conclusion (Revelation 22:6-21).

Statistics; 66th and last book of the Bible; 22 chapters: 404 verses; 12,000 words; 9 questions; 53 verses of history; 10 verses of fulfilled, 341 verses of unfulfilled prophecy, and ?? verses of Old Testament quotations.

1:4  Grace and Peace
1:6  I am a King, I am a Priest  541
1:7  At Your feet we fall  463
 1:17-18  Behold I am the Lord  467
 2:7-32  Overcomers 
 3:21  To him who overcomes  647
 2:4-5  First Love  506
 4:8  Holy Holy Holy  529
 4:8-9  Highest place 525
 4:8-9  For His name is exalted  120
 4:11  You alone are worthy  671
 4:11  Thou art worthy, Thou art worthy 

 5:11  Thou art worthy  646
 5:2  You’re so worthy  680
 5:9  Worthy to take the scroll
 5:9-10  We shall reign  209
 5:9  Thou art worthy to take the book  308
 5:12  Worthy is the Lamb  JR
 5:12  Worthy is the Lamb  DG  (328) 123
 5:12  Worthy, worthy, worthy is the Lamb of God  RR  138
 5:12  Worthy is the Lamb  183
 5:12  Holy Lamb of God  533
 5:12  Worthy is the Lord  668
 5:12  Worthy is the Lamb (Eschenbacker)  666
 5:12  Worthy is the Lamb (1st Radwick)  667
 5:13  We will glorify  657

 7:10  Hail to the Lamb  516
 7:10  Salvation

11:15  Kingdom of the world
11:15  Victory Chant  650
11:17-12:11  We will give thanks to You  351
12:10  The Accuser has been hurled down 
15:3-4  Holy is the Lord  531
15:3  Great and Marvelous   

19:6  Hallelujah to the King  517
19:6-7  Hallelujah for the Lord our God the Almighty reigns 
19:11  Rider on the white horse   
19:11-18  Conqueror and Conquering  491
19:14  War Song  651
19:16  Lord of Heaven  579
19:19  The army of the Lord  629

 21:3-5  Behold the tabernacle of God is with men
22:1-17  There is a river of water of life
2:12  Behold
  We win, we win

Revelation Chapters 1-22
  Alleluia, Lamb God
  I stand before you Lamb
  And I beheld and I heard

  Some of the songs are by Jules Riding used with written permission.

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