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Isle Of The Apocalypse

"I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation [see Trials and Tribulations], 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. I was in the Spirit on the Lord's 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 a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos [Pergamum], and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea." (Revelation 1:9-11 KJV)

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

As one of The Twelve Apostles, John was well-familiar with what Jesus Christ really looked like before His sacrifice (see also Was Jesus White or Black?). John also became aware of how Jesus Christ appeared later after He was glorified.

John On Patmos

"And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; 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. His head and His hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and His eyes were as a flame of fire; And His feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and His voice as the sound of many waters. And He had in his right hand seven stars: and out of His mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and His countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength." (Revelation 1:12-16 KJV)

As would be quite natural, before John understood the purpose of the appearance, he was terrified. But Jesus comforted him with the knowledge that Christ's people have nothing to fear from Him. John was then given instructions to record what we know today as the book of Revelation.

"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: 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.

Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter; The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in My right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches." (Revelation 1:17-20 KJV)

Fact Finder: The apostle John was the only one of the twelve apostles to survive to old age (see What Happened To The Apostles?). The Lord protected his life for at least two practical reasons. The first was to write the Apocalypse (see What Does "Apocalypse" Really Mean?), as described above. What, or rather who, was the other reason?
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