Revelation 1:1-20


The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near.

Greeting to the Seven Churches

John to the seven churches that are in Asia:

Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth.

To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen.

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”

Vision of the Son of Man

I, John, your brother and partner in the tribulation and the kingdom and the patient endurance that are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos on account of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. 10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet 11 saying, “Write what you see in a book and send it to the seven churches, to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamum and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea.”

12 Then I turned to see the voice that was speaking to me, and on turning I saw seven golden lampstands, 13 and in the midst of the lampstands one like a son of man, clothed with a long robe and with a golden sash around his chest. 14 The hairs of his head were white, like white wool, like snow. His eyes were like a flame of fire, 15 his feet were like burnished bronze, refined in a furnace, and his voice was like the roar of many waters. 16 In his right hand he held seven stars, from his mouth came a sharp two-edged sword, and his face was like the sun shining in full strength.

17 When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. But he laid his right hand on me, saying, “Fear not, I am the first and the last, 18 and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades. 19 Write therefore the things that you have seen, those that are and those that are to take place after this. 20 As for the mystery of the seven stars that you saw in my right hand, and the seven golden lampstands, the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

8 thoughts on “Essential 100-Day 96

  1. Dear Heavenly Father ,
    Thank you for sending your divine message of the end times through the writings of John. Through him we can see and somewhat understand what is to come. Therefore we must make haste and be mindful of our short time on earth. We must make every day count for Christ and for the still dead in Him. Give us the boldness and courage to take on this battle as Christian soldiers. Lead us Lord ,I pray. Amen.

  2. Father,

    Too many sitting on a pew on Sunday do not know you, Father. Too many of our loved ones and friends do not know you, Father.

    May we recognize the spiritually blind and slow down and share your light with them. May we recognize the spiritually deaf and slow down and share words of life with them.

    For the time is short, O God, the time is short.


  3. Oh precious Lord, how awesome is this scene of You, our glorified, risen Savior, standing in heaven as our great high priest and our holy and sovereign Lord, with all power and authority , standing in the midst of Your churches! You speak words of comfort and strength and power as You reveal Your message to Your servant John and to us, that You are the first and the last and the living one , and You have conquered and have authority over Death and Hades. You are our hope now and for the future when You return to judge and rule as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. You are absolutely magnificent!

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