Sunday, November 27, 2016

Revelation

Revelation by Dr Cory
Series:Through the Bible

Revelation Revelation begins, “The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show to His bond-servants. . .” (1:1). Revelation ends, “I, Jesus have sent My angel to testify to you these things for the churches, I am the root and the offspring of David, the bright morning star” (22:16). The book is given by Jesus Christ, glorifies Jesus Christ as the Lamb who was slain and the Lion of Judah, establishes Jesus as the rightful heir to the kingdom of God and as the judge over all peoples. Especially as seen in chapters 4 and 5 of the Revelation, Christ is the central focus. Jesus Christ, the Lamb and the Lion, is the only One who is worthy to open the scroll (5:3-6). No one else in heaven or on earth is worthy to do this act. The scroll symbolizes a will which has been sealed so that in probate court, when the seals are broken, it can be proven to be authentic and the rightful heirs can receive their inheritance. Jesus Christ is the rightful heir, worthy to receive power, riches, wisdom, might, honor, glory, and blessing (5:11-14). Jesus is the one who overcomes in the metaphorical court room probate as the heir, and in reality over the power of evil. To the One who overcomes is given the inheritance (see 2:7, 11, 17, 26-7; 3:5, 12, 21- corresponding statements in the letters to the seven churches stating what is given to the “one who overcomes”). The Christology of Revelation is exalted so that it is clear that Jesus Christ is God and judge, ruler and Savior. He is the rightful heir of the kingdom of God. Those who believe in Him gain an interest as fellow heirs, but only because of His atoning sacrifice and imputed righteousness.
Duration:56 mins 11 secs