“The Vision On The Isle of Patmos


Chapter Intro:

The books “REVELATION” its Greek title “Apocalypse,” signifies a revelation of what was concealed or hidden. God gave the revelation to Christ. Christ gave it to his Angel, and the Angel revealed it to John, and John gave it to the Church.

The Books of Revelation is the full unveiling of Jesus Christ, not the unveiling of the Antichrist.. While the beast and the dragon and the woes and the devil are there, they are seen only in the light that shines when Christ is revealed.

In A.D. 95. The Roman Emperor (Domitian - A.D. 81 - 96), toward the end of his reign, banished John to the ISLE OF PATMOS, where the books were written. It also is apparent that this book; this last book was given to summarize the Old and New Testament truth and fulfill all unfilled prophecy. Revelation completes the cycle of truth begun in Genesis.

The GREAT TRIBULATION period is the period of unexampled trouble predicted over 2000 years ago in advance. Involving a measure of judgment to the whole earth. It is yet distinctive of the time of Jacobs trouble! The duration is 3-½ years, or the last half of the Tribulation period of seven (7) full years.



The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his serants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent his servant John:

2 Who bare record of he word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.

3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein; for the time is at hand.

(Verse 1 - 3 explains the overall purpose of Revelation and its meaning to mankind.)

4 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which his, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;

(Verse 4 signifies that John was to send the books of Revelation to the seven (7) churches that are in Asia Minor - the church of Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea.)

5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood.)

6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

7 Behold, he cometh with clouds and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him; and all kindred’s of the earth shall wail because of him, Even so, Amen

(Verse 5 - 7 signifies that Jesus Christ is the faithful witness of Gods love and grace, first raised from the dead, and the Prince over the rulers of this earth. He washed our sins away through his death and blood on the cross. As he returns, every one shall see him at the same time in his great splendor and glory.)

8 I am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

9 I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.

10 I was in the Spirit on the Lords day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,

Saying I am Alpha and Omega the first and the last: and, what thou seest, write in the book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.

(Jesus states the he is the beginning and the end of all things. This is also stated in John 17:24, during the “prayer of intersession,” which he states that he was glorified with God before all things were created. John states the he was in the Spirit on the Lords day and heard the voice of the Lords as a trumpet. “Trumpet” signifies the power of the voice of God and Christ and has several passages through out the bible where the voice of God is depicted as a trumpet.)

12 And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks;

13 And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.

14 His head and his hairs were were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes eyes were as a flame of fire;

15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.

(Verse 12 - 15 is as follows:

A. “SEVEN GOLDEN CANDLESTICKS” - represents the seven (7) churches in Asia Minor.
B. “HIS HEAD AND HAIR AS WHITE AS SNOW” - represents his eternal wisdom and eternity.

C. “EYES LIKE FLAMES OF FIRE’ - represents his all seeing all knowing of the heart (Rev.2:23)

D. “FEET LIKE UNTO FINE BRASS” - represents judgment as all things are placed under his feet as Christ tramples the wicked (Isaiah 63:3,6).

16 And he had in his right hand seven stars; and out of his mouth went a sharp two-edged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.

17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:

18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

(In Verse 16 the “SEVEN STARS” in his right hand if often referred to as seven angels. These are not literal Angels, but the pastors of the seven churches. Over 2000 years ago, it was not uncommon for church pastors to be referred to as Angels.

The “SHARP TWO-EDGED SWORD” out of his mouth is the word of God.

His “SHINING CONTENANCE” as the sun signifies his glorified new body and the light that radiates from him. Jesus tells us in vese 18 that he was dead (CRUCIFIED), and is now alive forevermore and holds the power of hell and of death in his hands.)

19 Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things, which shall be hereafter;

20 The mystery of the SEVEN STARS which thou sawest in my right hand, and the SEVEN GOLDEN CANDLESTICKS. The SEVEN STARS are the ANGELS (pastors) of the seven churches: and the SEVEN CANDLESTICKS which thou sawest are the SEVEN CHURCHES.

(Verse 19 Jesus instructs John to write what he sees. In Verse 20, Once again unveils the mystery of the seven golden candlesticks ( the seven churches), and the seven angels (the seven pastor’s.)