But there are the seven churches right here under this roof. There are those Ephesian members of this body that were supposedly ‘out called’ that have a waning love. And we have in this, under this roof right here, we’ve got Smyrna Christians, those that have sacrificed a lot, probably sold their house or sold things just to say I support and I’m going to give everything I have to support this work. So we need to be able to look at it and take away some of the mysticism. And by the way, unlike Daniel’s work and you can’t understand Daniel without Revelation – but unlike Daniel’s work, Daniel’s work was sealed, this is a writing. John is the scribe. He’s not the author per se. If you read the opening passages, very simply said.

Pastor Melissa Scott tells us that if you go to the opening chapter of the book it says you write down, you write down everything that you see; past, present, future. So he’s not going to create a story. He’s like a scribe. He’s taking note of all that he sees. People sometimes think this book lives in some crazy world, for example, when in the 4th chapter John is in Heaven. What’s so preposterous about that? Satan transported Jesus to other places. ¬†And yet we mysticize it and say “Well that’s kind of freaky.” Now let’s get to business here. I put some grammar on the board. Before I get to the grammar, I want you to go, we’re going to do some Bible flipping real quick.

The passage opens we saw last week, “apokalupsis Yesou Christou” and there is no definite article that’s added. I don’t want to tell you what the Textus Receptus that’s behind the King James did to this. I don’t even want to go there. This was added by the translators. “The revelation” and it’s “of Jesus Christ” because it’s genitive. Make a note of what text I’m going to read, you can look them up when you go home. 1st Corinthians 1:7 reads, “So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Unfortunately in your Bible it reads one thing, but if you could see what the writing says in Greek, “the waiting for the coming” that word “coming, of our Lord Jesus Christ” is, ten apokalupsin, the same word. That’s 1st Corinthians 1:7.