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Jesus, the One and Only (2 of 40)
Series: GOD'S SPECIAL BOOK OF BLESSING
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
September 15, 2002
If you want to know what the future has to hold, you must come to know the One who holds the future! That is why John wrote his gospel!
John 20.31, "but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His Name.
John's gospel was written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ. John's epistles (1,2,3 John) was written so that you may be sure! 1 John 5.13, "These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life."
But then, John's revelation was written so that you may be ready! Revelation 22.20, "He who testifies to these things says, 'Surely, I am coming quickly.' Amen. Even so come, Lord Jesus."
Every plan God has for planet earth is centered in His Son: the Lord Jesus Christ! Jesus is the center of everything, including the book of Revelation.
We read in Revelation 1.1, "The Revelation of Jesus Christ..." And that word "Revelation" is where we get our English word "Apocalypse" which means to "unveil, uncover."
That is what the book of Revelation is all about: the uncovering, the unveiling of the person and plan and purposes of the Lord Jesus Christ. And as He is unveiled, God has promised a special blessing to those who read, hear, and keep the words of the prophecy.
Revelation 1.3, "Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near."
That blessing continues as we pick it up where we left off last Sunday morning. We begin reading in chapter 1.4 as we learn about
Jesus, the One and Only
Verse 4, "John, to the seven churches which are in Asia:" The apocalypse of Jesus Christ was originally given to the seven churches of Asia ...
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