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The Apocalypse Of Jesus Christ

Although it's now most-often taken to mean a great violent cataclysm (the word "violence" itself has an actual meaning that is much wider than many regard it to be - see Violence), the English word "apocalypse" originated from the Greek word, pronounced apok-a-lyp-sis, which actually means to reveal, or a revealing - hence the reason that the Greek word that was actually written in the Scriptures is translated as "revelation," which means reveal-ation.

"1:1 The Revelation [i.e. apokalypsis, apocalypse] of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to show unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John: 1:2 Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.

1:3 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." (Revelation 1:1-3 KJV)

"The grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ"

The word "revelation" (i.e. the Greek word apocalypse) is actually found numerous times in the New Testament before the Book of Revelation. Examples:

The Holy Scriptures

"2:5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; 2:6 Who will render to every man according to his deeds [see Works Means Obedience]" (Romans 2:5-6 KJV)

"16:25 Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began [see Christ The Creator], 16:26 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith" (Romans 16:25-26 KJV)

"14:6 Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues [see The Origin Of Speaking In Tongues], what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying, or by doctrine?" (1 Corinthians 14:6 KJV)

"12:1 It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord. 12:2 I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth; such an one caught up to the third heaven [see Are We In Heaven Now?]. 12:3 And I knew such a man, whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth; 12:4 How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter. 12:5 Of such an one will I glory: yet of myself I will not glory, but in mine infirmities. 12:6 For though I would desire to glory, I shall not be a fool; for I will say the truth: but now I forbear, lest any man should think of me above that which he seeth me to be, or that he heareth of me. 12:7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me [see Paul's Thorn], lest I should be exalted above measure." (2 Corinthians 12:1-7 KJV)

"1:17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him [see The Truth Shall Make You Free]: 1:18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints." (Ephesian 1:17-18 KJV)

Although the apostle John is most well-known for his writing of "the revelation of Jesus Christ" (see The Old Man's Letter), the apostles Paul and Peter also plainly spoke of it, and by it.

"1:11 But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me [see Paul's Ministry] is not after man. 1:12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ." (Galatians 1:11 KJV)

"1:13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ [see Peter's Ministry]; 1:14 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: 1:15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; 1:16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy." (1 Peter 1:13-16 KJV)

Fact Finder: Is the "revelation" of The Prophet Of Galilee found in the "Gospel" books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John?
See Instructions To The End-Time Church


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