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Are you ready for this?

Even though the word “revelation” is mentioned once in the book of Revelation, it is used 44 times in the New Testament. Of those time, 26 times it is used as a verb and 18 times as a noun, and in the book of Revelation it is used as a noun, and as I mentioned earlier it is a singular noun, revelation of Christ.
Of the 18 times it is used,
8 times as revelation of the truth of God (1 Cor. 14:6, 26, 2 Cor. 12:1, 7, Gal. 1:12, 2:2, Eph. 1:17, 3:3)
2 times is for revelation of Christ first coming (Luke 2:32, Rom 16:25)
2 times as revelation of judgment (Rom. 2:5)
1 time as revelation of us as children of God (Rom. 8:19)
Six times in four books of the New Testament, the noun form of Revelation Apocalypsis is used, twice in the writings of Paul and three times in the writings of Peter and once by the Apostle John.
3 times other than the book of Revelation, it is used as a noun for the revelation of Jesus at His second coming. (1 Cor. 1:7. 2 Thes. 1:7, 1 Peter 1:7)
The first time in the New Test…

The Assurred Promise of Christ's Return

The Word Revelation in the Greek is apocalypsis. Yes apocalypse. Some of you didn’t know you knew Greek. Apocalypsis is a word that almost uses a double negative. it comes from a compound word “apo” which means “away from” and “clypsos” as in eclipse or hiding or veiling something. You know a solar eclipse like the one coming on Aug. 21 is the hiding of the sun or when the moon comes between the earth and the sun. A lunar eclipse is when the moon is hidden and the earth comes between the sun and the moon and the moon is obscured. Apo calypsos means an unveiling. A Revealing of Christ. The book of Revelation is singular. It is not revelations. It is singularly set on revealing or unveiling one thing: Jesus Christ.
It may surprise you to know that the word “Revelation” or apocalypses is only used once in the entire book of Revelation. Only once. But it is frequently used in the new Testament. Jesus promised in all four gospels not only that he would rise again, but he also promised that…

The Past, Present and Future Aspects of the Lord's Supper

Jesus said “As often as you do this, in Remembrance of Me”. We look back to the sacrifice of Christ and remember that we were justified in our salvation.
Secondly, not only does Communion call us to remember Christ’s sacrifice, it calls us to reflection Christ’s sanctification of us. We were saved when we received Christ and are being saved as we daily grow to become more like Christ.
But the third aspect of the Lord’s Supper, Holy Communion, is the Future coming of Christ, and His ultimate revelation in glory. Paul said in 1 Cor. 11:26, “For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.” Jesus said, “But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom.” (Matt 26:29)
We not only remember we have been justified in the past, we not only reflect that we are being sanctified in the present as day by day we get closer to the kingdom of heaven and more and …