Daily Bible Study
Revelation 1: 1-3: "The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants-things which must shortly take place. And He sent and signified it by his angel to His servant John, who bore witness to the word of God, and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, to all things that he saw. Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it, for the time is near." Revelation ( a word meaning "Unveiling" or "Disclosure") indicates that this book is a type of literature known as apocalyptic . The Revelation of Jesus Christ can mean it comes from Christ, or is about Him - or in this case most likely both, since He is the subject of the entire book. Christ's servants are believers. The phrase "must shortly take place" is an allusion to Daniel 2: 28, 28, 45, since 'shortly' seems to indicate that the things that must come to pass in the last days will take place in quick succession. John is the human writer of Revelation, whereas Jesus is the divine Author.