Monday, August 4, 2008

"And new things I declare; before they spring forth I tell you"
--Isaiah 43:9

On Sunday morning, 95 AD, somewhere on the small island in the Aegean Sea called Patmos, the Apostle John—having been banished there by Rome for his testimony of Jesus Christ—was in some remote corner of that island worshiping God.

Though the other days of the week were undoubtedly consumed doing hard labor inside the mines of the volcanic island in the company of other prisoners , Sundays apparently allowed the old Apostle time to be alone and to rest. On this Sunday morning, however, little did he know as he knelt in prayer that he would come face to face with Jesus Christ and then taken into heaven to eyewitness a vision of the future never before revealed to any man.

The Book you are about to study, The Revelation of Jesus Christ, is John’s written account of that event exactly as he experienced it. All that he saw and heard he arduously recorded in compliance with the will of God so that the Vision might be shown to the Church, and thereby that the Church would know it.