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Discovering The Secret Of Revelation (4 Of 52)
Book of Revelation Series
Dr. Stan Coffey
We have come to a very exciting lesson, and we want to just pause and go to the Lord for a moment of prayer. Our Father, we pray that you would open our hearts and our minds today. Father, we have many requests and burdens that we want to bring before you. Lord, we just lift these to you and lay them at your feet. Father, today we agree together upon your power. We agree together in prayer, Father, that you have the power to heal, you have the power to change lives, Father, you have the power to turn difficult circumstances into victory. And as we study, we pray that you will guide and direct us and illuminate our minds because we're depending upon the Holy Spirit to be our teacher in this study. In Jesus's name we pray, amen. If you'll turn please to Revelation 1. We're going to talk about discovering the key to Revelation, and this is one of the most important lessons that we'll have. It's a foundational lesson upon which we will build the rest of the entire study. It helps us to know the structure of the book of Revelation, and it helps us to know when the events are going to take place and put the end time events into perspective, and it helps also to look at what part of Revelation is past, what part of Revelation applies to now, and what part of Revelation is to be fulfilled in the future.
There are many, many commentaries that give outlines of the book of Revelation, and they give us an idea of how they think Revelation should be structured. But the best outline for the book of Revelation is found in the first chapter itself, and I'll call your attention to Revelation 1:19. And you'll recall that last time, we looked at the world's only photograph of Jesus and saw that when John was in the Isle of Patmos, having been exiled there for the testimony of the Word of God and the witness of Jesus Christ, that the apostle John was in t ...
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