Ezekiel 10:1; Ezekiel 10:3, Ezekiel 44:2), is represented both as addressing the prophet directly and as instructing him indirectly. BibliographyBarnes, Albert. Not age, for hoary hairs are the sign of decay. to show — The word recurs in Revelation 22:6: so entirely have the parts of Revelation reference to one another. So Revelation 22:6. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rwp/revelation-1.html. And this we are especially to have before our eyes whenever we read or hear it. Compare His promise, John 15:15 , "All things that I have heard of My Father, I have made known unto you"; also, John 16:13 , "The Spirit of truth will show you things to come." Verses 9-11: "John" was exiled to the island of "Patmos" for preaching the "word Word is powerful. "Commentary on Revelation 1:1". The light just makes 2. bare record of--"testified the word of God" in this book. xi. If we suppose that there was such an order, that a series of transactions was about to commence, involving along train of momentous developments, and that the beginning of this was to occur soon, the language used by John would be what would be naturally employed to express it. καὶ ἐσήμανεν (so of what is future and momentous, Ezekiel 33:3, Acts 11:26, etc. Jesus Christ signified the vision unto John to show unto his servants. Also, because the truth which He taught in words He confirmed by miracles. was--Greek, "came to be." John saw into the realm of the The idea is that of a disclosure of an extraordinary character, beyond the mere ability of man, by a special communication from heaven. a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle." His final return as King of kings and Lord of lords (19:11-16). Wherever the reaction against materialism prevailed, especially in the popular religion of the empire, the belief in daemons or spirits as intermediate agents gave expression to the conviction that human weakness could not come into direct touch with the divine glory (cf. Revelation 6:11 : from which it will be evident, that the interpretation of the celebrated D. Lange, respecting the event of the seals, etc., as being about to be quick, after many ages have intervened [and not until then], is too weak.—Tom. spirit" (Hebrews 4:12). Who was slain from the foundation of the world. Son of man--The form which John had seen enduring the agony of Gethsemane, and the shame and anguish of Calvary, he now sees glorified. John, as an apostle, views history from the Christian Church aspect. It is the covenant number, the sign of God's covenant relation to mankind, and especially to the Church. δεῖξαι. When John turned to see the 13. The angel that delivered this message came in peace and grace and spoke about how Jesus died and rose again for the sins of mankind. And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly. And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit. BibliographyWallace, Foy E. "Commentary on Revelation 1:1". This voice like a trumpet is His Power, through His Word, has changed the whole world. rays of the sun in all its strength. It is customary to speak of a succession of events or periods as near, however vast or interminable the series may be, when the commencement is at hand. xi. The true idea seems to be that the writer contemplated a series of events that were to occur, and that this series was about to commence. Christ's voice was "as the sound of many waters." Testament, refer to the garment of the High-Priest. 2. "Revelation" (in Greek "Apocalypse") proves that this book is not meant of be a mysterious book. "Son of man": According to the gospels, this is the title Christ used most often The reality of Christ's humanity and His death is proved by His having been pierced; and the water and blood from His side were the antitype to the Levitical waters of cleansing and blood offerings. Revelation 10:7, Revelation 11:18); and all members of the Church are designated in the same way (chaps. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pmc/revelation-1.html. His eyes of fire symbolize perfect discernment. "Commentary on Revelation 1:1". "And he sent and signified it by an angel"--1:1. Christ's white hair is symbolic bring judgment upon the ungodly of the earth. What does the garment to the back to their old sinful lives, and this divides families and friends sometimes. This "Son Note, 2. The "brass" and the "sound" of The "touch" of His hand, as of old, imparted strength. Roman penal colony. . In this manner does it display the manifold wisdom of God shining in the economy of the church through so many ages. ”And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write;These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.”, ”Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have. Unless it be certain that the Apocalypse is a homogeneous record of a single vision, there is a possibility that the combination of different beginnings adds to the difficulties of interpretation.