Book Of Revelation Research Paper

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Book of REVELATION, is the last book of the Bible. The word ‘Revelation’ is derived from the Greek word ‘apokalupsis’ which means “a disclosure, or unveiling, and this book unveils Christ and the mystery of His return to earth as the Judge. This revelation was given to the apostle John while he was in Roman-imposed exile on the Island of Patmos in the eastern Mediterranean around 95 A.D. The book of Revelation has 22 chapters and the events are arranged in chronological order.
The book of Revelation primarily concerns the Second Coming of Christ and the last days. His Second Coming will be as judge of the world, unlike His first coming when He came to die for man's sin. Several hundred years before the Lord came to earth to die on the cross,
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The Lord is introduced as ‘the Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last, who is and who was and who is to come’. Alpha and omega are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet. Among the Jewish rabbis, it was common to use the first and the last letters of the Hebrew alphabet to denote the whole of anything, from beginning to end. All creation originated from Him, nothing existed without Him. There was no "before him”, for millions and billions and trillions of unending years God existed and never had a beginning. From everlasting to everlasting, he is God (Psalm 90:2). There was never a time when he was not. Lucifer rebelled against Him and introduced evil and rebellion to the beautiful creation He made. And as the Omega, He will bring to complete finality the world of evil, and usher in a new beginning for a perfect world of righteousness. This is what the book of Revelation is all about. In this chapter, Jesus is revealed as walking among the seven lampstands (representing the church), holding the seven stars in His right hand (representing the angels of the seven churches), His eyes like flames of fire, out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword and His face like the sun shining in all its brilliance. He stands as the Judge of the whole…show more content…
However, they are most likely representative of the Church who would have already been raptured at this point. Some suggest they are angelic beings, but this is very unlikely as angels had never been portrayed in scriptures as sitting on thrones or having crowns on their heads. These descriptions only fits redeemed saints who Jesus promised they will reign with Him (Matt 19:28; Luke 22:30). In addition, the Greek word translated here as “elders” is never used to refer to angels, only to men, particularly to men of a certain age who are mature and able to rule the Church. The word elder would be inappropriate to refer to angels, who do not age. Their mode of dress would also indicate these are men. While angels do appear in white, white garments are more commonly found on believers, symbolizing Christ’s righteousness imputed to us at salvation. The twenty-four elders are most likely to represent the redeemed of God throughout the ages – both Old and New Testament saints. Identity of the 24 elders is not made known, however some scholars believe the 24 elders will include the 12 Apostles of the Lord Jesus. The picture of resurrected saints before the throne gives credence to the fact that the rapture of the church will take place before the great tribulation.
“Then Peter answered and said to Him, “See, we have left all and followed You. Therefore what shall we have?” [28] So Jesus said to them, “Assuredly

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