Thursday, August 28, 2008

Revelation Chapter 1



"The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it 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, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.

John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;

And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince 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 unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

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.

I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.

I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,

Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.

And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks;

And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.

His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;

And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.

And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.

And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:

I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter;

The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches."

12 comments:

satire and theology said...

Interesting imagery.

thekingpin68 said...

I should recommend Robert Mounce's book on Revelation; Even though he did not reply to my message on his blog, or even publish it.

satire and theology said...

...Cause you're a nobody...

Nowhere man...

My blog is academic now too (stick tongue out)

thekingpin68 said...

Yes, you have caught up a bit in links, but are still in last.

At Speedy you are somebody, at Blogger you are a nobody.

Sanitation and Proctology? Never heard of it.

Jeff said...

I should recommend Robert Mounce's book on Revelation; Even though he did not reply to my message on his blog, or even publish it.

Currently I'm reading Hal Lindsey's "The Rapture," which I've had for a long time but have never read. I'm only reading it to prompt my interest in the subject, because I know that Lindsey is not a true scholar. I have always believed in the Rapture, but recently it seems more and more people are claiming it is not true. Therefore I am casually attempting a slow study into the subject. I have never been much interested in eschatology, especially since so many have made wrong interpretations, wrong predictions, and false prophecies. I don't believe anyone will ever interpret everything exactly correct until it happens. Still, I see us coming closer and closer to the Last Days, so I figure it's a good time to do a little bit of study on the matter. I haven't read Revelation in years, so I'm brushing up on that via my blog site. The failing economy, crazy gas prices, rising unemployment and company layoffs (at least here), natural and man-made catastrophes and tragedies increasing in number, intensity and frequency, the weather becoming more odd little by little, etc., combined with other factors, make me tend to feel that we may be very close to the End Times.

Jeff said...

At Speedy you are somebody, at Blogger you are a nobody.

Sanitation and Proctology? Never heard of it.


LOL!

thekingpin68 said...

I believe in the Rupture as:

My Mom found out today she was food poisoned with salmonella, and we deduce I had the very same thing, but I was not tested.

I am not pleased.

thekingpin68 said...

1963 MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech

That is from my secular Christian history list.

If you are up for it, on the black and red comments, and here too of course, do you think tonight's speech will be on the list, perhaps eventually.

thekingpin68 said...

I have a dream to go for a walk, in the rain and take a break from blog fun n' hassles.

I will be back in a hour or so to see if anyone 'loves me' as Mom states.

Jeff said...

My Mom found out today she was food poisoned with salmonella, and we deduce I had the very same thing, but I was not tested.

Ah, the mystery is solved. Wow, not fun. I hope both of you are better now.

Jeff said...

1963 MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech

That is from my secular Christian history list.

If you are up for it, on the black and red comments, and here too of course, do you think tonight's speech will be on the list, perhaps eventually.


LOL! You mean Obama and his slick cohort? I sure hope not.

Jeff said...

I have a dream to go for a walk, in the rain and take a break from blog fun n' hassles.

I will be back in a hour or so to see if anyone 'loves me' as Mom states.


Heh! I should begin a program of walking.