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April 25, 2012, 10:04 AM

The Revelation ABOUT Jesus Christ



I noted at the beginning of my sermon on Sunday that the opening line of the book could be read in two ways:  "The revelation of Jesus Christ...."  Meaning that it could read that this is a revelation from Jesus, or this is a revelation about Jesus.  I think it means both.  But, let's suppose that it's the latter today (about).  The book of Revelation utilizes more titles and descriptions of the second person in the Trintiy than any other Biblical book.  Let's count the ways!

  • Jesus Christ
  • Jesus
  • Lord Jesus
  • Faithful and True
  • Firstborn from the dead
  • Ruler of the kings of the earth
  • Son of Man
  • Him who holds seven stars in his right hand
  • First and last
  • Living One
  • Him who walks among the seven golden lampstands
  • Him who holds the sharp, double-edged sword
  • Son of God
  • Him who holds the sevenfold Spirit of God and the seven stars
  • Holy and true One
  • Him who holds the key of David
  • Amen
  • Beginning of God's creation
  • Lion of the tribe of Judah
  • Root of David
  • Lamb
  • Christ
  • Male child
  • Lord of lords
  • King of kings
  • Word of God
  • Alpha and the Omega (This is the title for God the Father at the beginning (1:8), which Jesus uses for himself at the end! (22:13)
  • Beginning and the end
  • Bright morning star

From Mark Wilson's Charts on the Book of Revelation: Literary, Historical, and Theological Perspectives, pp. 33-34.


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