Genesis Chapter 1: God – The “Who” of Creation – The Revelation of God through His Son Part 10

He is The Eternal Son
Revelations 1:9-20

Based on a series of sermons from Dr. Donald Hubbard


Revelation A word meaning ‘unveiling’ or ‘disclosure’
Revelation is
a translation of the word ‘apokalypsis’ where we get the
word apocalyptic or apocalypse
An apocalypse is a special kind of prophecy
Revelation begins with the exaltation of Jesus Christ
(1:1)
The Revelation of Jesus Christ can mean that it comes from Him, or is about Him
Most likely, both are true, because He is the subject of the entire book
What is Jesus doing in these verses?
The unfolded story

1:9-11
The voice of the Son is heard
The author of Revelation, in his gospel never refers to himself, but here, he leaves no question that it is the apostle John
Here, he strongly identifies with his readers
as a brother and companion in their tribulation
John The prepared worker
John drew attention to himself
3 different things had happened to John
A) The pressure of his time
John was an old man by this time
He had been arrested and exiled to the island of Pathos
He had suffered difficulties and persecutions
The immediate suffering of John was related to his exile on the small island
of Pathos in the Argean Sea
He had been exiled here in an effort to silence his witness for Jesus
Witness in Greek is the basis for the word martyr
John had been exiled here and put to hard labor
He did not just sit on a rock and see visions
B)
The privacy of the island
Pathos A place of exile
He spent a length of time here on this island

C) The presence of the Spirit
He was in the Spirit
(1 0) This verse describes John’s state of spiritual exaltation as he
receives the visions of the Apocalypse
John The prepared witness
God was about to speak and John was willing to listen
He begins with a self revelation of Jesus Christ
What a
sight he saw
when he turned to see from whom the voice came
1) The preeminence of the Son of God
(1:13)
‘One like the Son of Man’
This is a reference to Daniel 7:13
Jesus is referred to as the Son of Man 83 times in the Bible
Matthew 20:28
“In the midst”
Speaks of love and the fullness of His relationship with the church
He loves the church and He is in the midst of the church
It also speaks of His fullness
He is fully man and fully God
2) The presence of the Son of God
(1 :13-16)
‘Awesome majesty’
Jesus is presented as the Lord of Glory
When we see the words ‘like’ or ‘as’
We know we are dealing with symbolism
This is not the gentle Jesus
who had walked on the edge of the sea of Galilee
This is not the same gentle Jesus
On whose breast John had reclined
John 13:23
(1:17)
This is the Great and Almighty Lord of Lords, King of Kings
This is the same Jesus John had known
But now he saw Him in all His Glory
and now John was falling at His feet as if dead

This glory began with His garment
(1: 13-15)
A) His Stance
Psalm
104:1
He was clothed with a garment down to the feet
The long robe is judicial in character
This sets forth Jesus as the Judge
He came the first time as the Lamb to save
He comes again as the Lion to judge
He has full authority to judge
B) His Station
Isaiah 11:5
He was belted around the waist with a golden girdle (sash)
Gold is associated with royalty
He is King of Kings, Lord of Lords
No wonder John falls at His feet
The long garment and band (sash) indicate that the glorified Christ is dressed as a judge and as a high priest
Exodus 28:4
C)
His sinless ness
Daniel 7:9
His hair was as white as snow
The white appearance is paralleled to the description of The Ancient of Days
and of Christ on the Mount of Transfiguration (Matthew 1 7:2)
The similar description demonstrates the purity and eternal nature of both
God the Father and God the Son
White is a
picture of sinless ness
Absolute perfection
He is complete in His Glory
Overcoming believers will be clothed with white garments in Christ’s presence
symbolizing purity
Revelation 3:5
D)
His sight
Psalms 33:13-15
Daniel 10:6
His eyes were as a flame of fire
These eyes penetrate
He behold all evil and all good
Nothing is hidden from God
The eyes of fire indicates His righteousness as well as His judgment 1 Corinthians 3:13

E) His steps
Malachi 3:2
His activity
His feet were like fine brass
This is not a picture of the gentle Prince of Peace but of the glory of
the Great and Almighty Prince of Peace
The Lord of Glory
The King of Kings
The judge of all mankind
There will be no man handling Him as they did before
They will not treat Him that way again
When He returns every knee shall bow
F)
His speech
Ezekiel 1:24
Ezekiel 43:2
His voice
When He speaks the universe stands to attention
The unveiled glory
1:12-17a
The vision of the Son is seen
John fell to the ground when He saw the Glory of Jesus Christ
(1:11)
I am the Alpha and Omega
(1:17)
I am the First and the Last
Any study of Bible prophecy must begin and end with Jesus
G)
His sovereignty
1:16-17
The seven stars were the angels (messengers) of the seven churches
These angels have been referred to as:
A) Human messengers or ministers
B) Literally angels
Hebrews 1:14
Either way God is in control
The sword of God is the Word of God
Hebrews 4:12

This is a vision of when all things in history will come to a conclusion
I) His splendor
Isaiah 53:4-5
He was marred for our sins
Isaiah 53:1-3
He did not have a majestic manner
He went to the cross and died a shameful, humble death
But not now
He will come and be exalted as He was on the mount
Matthew 17:1 -13
Moses and Elijah represent the Old Testament.
The prophets (Elijah) and the law (Moses).
Their presence signifies that the Old Testament scriptures
had been looking forward to the coming of the Messiah and His kingdom
None other than
Jesus Christ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The praise of the Son of God
1:17
John was very close to Jesus
He moved in Jesus’ closest circle
He knew Jesus
When Jesus stands before him now he falls to the earth
We can learn from this
Don’t be so familiar with Him that we think of Him as a buddy
He is our friend
but we need to also realize that He also deserves our utmost respect and reverence as the Lord He is
We need to recognize Him in all His Glory
Job 1:11
Satan ignored customary court etiquette that would prevent him from addressing
God directly as ‘You’ or use the personal reference to God such as
‘Your hand or Your face’
Such irreverence was part of his constant strategy to demean God
He is my Savior and Friend
He is my Lord and my God
I am to bow in His presence
To praise and adore Him
He is not to be in competition with anything else in my life
Worship means (worth
ship)
We do all things for Him
The point is to exalt Him
Mark 3:1-12
John 1:19-34

John 3:22-36

The undertaken history
(1:17)
The volume of the Son of God is stated
The Eternal Son removes fear
Jesus reaches out and tells John to ‘Fear not’
Revelation is written for us all
tribulation is from tribulan
A Roman threshing machine
Revelation is written so that all Christians will know that He is in control
He is in control of everything
all time
The Eternal Son reassures faith
John is in tribulation on Pathos
Jesus conveys His deity to John
1:17-18
He controls destiny
He has conquered death
The Eternal Son reveals the future
1:19
He tells John to write these things in a book
Revelation can be broken down into these three sections

1) The things you have seen (1)
2) The things which are (2-3)
3) The things which will take place (4-22)
Regardless of what comes, we don’t need to be afraid
God is in control and He has our best interests in mind at all times
He loves us and He will always take care of us

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About Clint Rodgers

I am a father of 2 wonderful children and the husband of a beautiful woman who has taught me more about compassion for goofballs than I could have ever learned. I have know Jesus for many years but about 5 years ago I truly met Him and now I do my best to follow Him as I walk in this world
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