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The Vision of Victory (3 of 40)
Series: God’s Special Book Of Blessing
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
Now join me in GOD’S SPECIAL BOOK OF BLESSING! And of course, I’m referring to the book of the Apocalypse, the book of Revelation. Here is a book in the Bible that God promises a special blessing.
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.’’
And it is no wonder there is a special blessing for those who read and hears and keeps the words of its prophecy: for it is all about Jesus! More than a book about the tribulation, and the Anti-Christ and the rapture of the church, it is primarily a book about Jesus.
We read in verse 1, ‘‘The Revelation of Jesus Christ.’’ That is, ‘‘the apocalypse of Jesus Christ.’’ And the Greek word ‘‘apocalypse’’ which is translated ‘‘Revelation’’ means to ‘‘unveil, to uncover, to reveal something that had not been seen before.’’
That’s what this book is all about! It is the unveiling, the uncovering of the Lord Jesus Christ! Now this morning as we come to chapter 1 verse 9, we find John’s vision of victory! And in this vision, we get a glimpse of the glorified Jesus Christ. And if that is not enough, John gives us an outline of the book of Revelation. And once you understand the outline, you can understand the book of Revelation.
Let’s begin reading in verse 9, as we think this morning about
The Vision of Victory
Now as we think about this glorious vision of victory, I want us to consider several things. To begin with, I want us to consider first
(1) JOHN’S SITUATION BECAUSE OF JESUS.
Now John tells us a couple of things about his situation because of His relationship with Jesus Christ. To begin with, there is a
-word about his tribulation.
Verse 1, ‘‘I, John, both your brother and companion in tribulation...’’ The word ‘‘tribulation’’ means ‘‘pressure, to app ...
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