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Lesson 5

 

THEREVEALINGOFJESUSCHRIST

 

 

I.COMPLIMENTARY TEXTS

††††††† 1. John 10:30 - I and the Father are one

††††††† 2. John 1:1-18 - The only begotten Son has declared the Father.

††††††† 3. John 14:9 - Seeing Jesus is seeing the Father

††††††† 4. Ephesians 2:4-6 - God has made us sit in heavenly places in Christ Jesus

††††††† 5. 2 Timothy 2:12 - If we endure we shall also reign with Him

 

II.MAIN THEME - For those under intense trial and persecution, there was great need to see what was happening,

††† what the outcome would be, Who was in control, and Who was at work.

††††††† 1. Textual discussion of Revelation 4 and 5 with related scriptures from Revelation

††††††††††††††† 1.)Revealing the glory of God - chapter 4

††††††††††††††††††††††† a.John saw these things while in the spirit, receiving special revelation-4:2; 1:1, 10-11

††††††††††††††††††††††† b.John saw Godís throne (representing dominion, authority, power) - Rev 4:2-5; 7:15-17; 14:3-5

††††††††††††††††††††††† c.John saw the glory of God (like precious stones in appearance) - Rev 4:3-11; chapter 15.

††††††††††††††† 2.)Revealing that Godís glory is shared by the Lamb - chapter 5

††††††††††††††††††††††† a.A search for someone to open the seals of the scroll - verses 1-5

††††††††††††††††††††††† b.The Lamb, the Root of David, is worthy - verse 6-8; 22:16

††††††††††††††††††††††† c.They sang a new song, you are worthy, you have redeemed us by your blood - verses 9-10; 7:14

††††††††††††††††††††††† d.The angels and creatures of heaven sang that the Lamb is worthy - verse 11-12

††††††††††††††††††††††† e.Every creature in heaven and earth sang praises to the Lamb and worshipped Him - verses 13-14

††††††† 2. Related topics with texts from other books of the Bible.

††††††††††††††† 1.)Jesus and the Father are one; they share the same nature - Philippians 2:6

††††††††††††††††††††††† a.Jesus stated that He and the Father are one - John 10:30; 17:20-23

††††††††††††††††††††††† b.Jesus has revealed Godís eternal power and glory - John 1:1-18; 14:9; Col 1:15

††††††††††††††† 2.)The righteous can share Godís eternal glory in Jesus Christ - Ephesians 2:4-7

††††††††††††††††††††††† a.We share His glory in the church - John 6:54; 10:28; 17:2-3; Eph 3:10-11; 1 Pet 5:10

††††††††††††††††††††††† b.Those who are faithful until death will have His eternal glory - 2 Tim 2:10-12; Rev 3:21-22; 20:4

††††††††††††††† 3.)Godís glory and power described

††††††††††††††††††††††† a.His throne - Isaiah 6:1; Ezekiel 1:26; Rev 4:2; 20:11

††††††††††††††††††††††† b.His appearance - Ezekiel 1:26-28; Rev 4:3

††††††††††††††††††††††† c.The four creatures before the throne - Ezekiel 1:5-14; Isaiah 6:2; Exodus 25:19-22; Rev 4:6-8;

††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† 5:6-8; 5:14; 7:11; 15:7; 19:4

††††††††††††††††††††††† d.Jesus the Lamb reigns at the right hand of God - Rev 22:1-3; Acts 2:33-34; 7:55-56

 

III.PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

††††††† 1. We can have the assurance of victory when we hold on to Christ

††††††††††††††††††††††† a.Because He is the victorious Lamb of God pictured in Revelation - Rev 19:11-21; 3:21

††††††††††††††††††††††† b.He has promised that the faithful will share His reign and eternal glory - 2 Tim 2:10-12; Rev 2:10, 26-28; 3:21;

††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Matt 25:21-23;

††††††† 2. Seeing all heaven bow before Jesus Christ makes us want to bow at His feet and sing praises to Him -Rev 5:9-14;

††††††††††† John 4:23-24; Luke 19:37-40

††††††† 3. When we see Godís power and glory described, we should remember that the redeemed will share His eternal glory and

††††††††††† power - 2 Tim 2:10-12; Rev 5:10; 22:5; John 1:12-14; 17:22-26; Rom 8:18-21; 1 Cor 15:49; Eph 1:18-21; 1Thes 2:12;

††††††††††† 1 Pet 5:1-4

 

IV.MEMORY VERSE - Revelation 5:13

 

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