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Gal 1:12  (KJV) For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.

1 Pet 1:13 (KJV) 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.

Rev 1:1 (AMP)  [This is] the revelation of Jesus Christ [His unveiling of the divine mysteries].  ...


Don Fortner (freegrace.net)

The singular subject, theme, and message of the entire Bible, the Old Testament and the New, is the Person, work, and glory of the Lord Jesus Christ.  As in creation, providence, and redemption, so in the Holy Scriptures, it is the purpose of God "that in all things He might have the preeminence" (Col 1:18)  The Book of God is a book all about Christ (Luke 24:27, 44-48).  The Bible is a Him Book.  It is all about Him.  All the promises and blessings of God given to sinful men and women are in Christ (Eph 1:3).  All the love, mercy, and grace of God is in Christ.  All the revelation and knowledge of God is in Christ.  Christ is not only the central message of Holy Scripture, He is the message of Holy Scripture.  To understand that is to have the key that opens the Word of God and reveals its treasures.

That which is true of the whole Volume of Inspiration is especially and gloriously true of the last, closing chapters of the Volume, the Book of Revelation.  This last book of the Bible is Christ's revelation of Himself to His servants.  This Book is "The Revelation of Jesus Christ"  (Rev 1:1.)  ...
It  contains one revelation seen in many things.  It is "the Revelation of Jesus Christ."


He is Lord of lords and King of kings.  Rev 17:14

JESUS, OUR LORD AND KING  (Jackson, 1888)

Jesus, our Lord and King,
To You our praises rise;
To You our bodies we present,
A living sacrifice.

Now justified by grace,
And made alive to God,
Formed for Yourself to show Your praise,
We sound Your love abroad.

As dead indeed to sin,
We rise to walk anew,
Henceforth, as not our own, but Yours,
We follow only You.

Baptized into Your death,
With You again we rise,
To newness of a life of faith,
To new and endless joys.

Rev 1:8
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.


In the Word of God, Christ is the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the Ending, the First and the Last.  He is the same in all true gospel preaching.  If Christ is not the Alpha and the Omega, the A and the Z of our ministries, then our ministries are a useless mockery to the lives of men.

What lost sinners need is Christ.  What saved sinners need is Christ. Christ alone saves us.  Christ alone sanctifies us.  Christ alone keeps us.  Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.  Without Him, there is no going in the way.  Without Him, there is no knowof the truth.  Without Him, there is no living of the life.  Christ is the Light to direct us out of darkness.  Christ is the Rock on which we must build.  Christ is the Refuge to shelter us in the storm.  Christ is the Star to lead us by night.   Christ is the Balm to heal our wounds.  Christ is the Example we must follow.  Christ is the Rule by which we live.  Christ is the motive and inspiration for all godliness, devotion, sacrifice, self-denial.

Rev. 22:13

He is the A and the Z, the first and the last, the beginning and the end of all things.  The covenant of grace begins and ends with Christ.  The whole of creation has its origin in Christ and shall find its consummation in Christ.  Every event of providence comes from Christ and shall glorify Christ.  The entire Volume of Holy Scripture, from beginning to end, speaks of Christ.  And in the salvation of God, Jesus Christ is the beginning, the end, and everything between.

He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord  1 Cor 1:31

from freegrace.net

Then Mary took a pound of fragrant oil—pure and expensive nard—anointed Jesus' feet, and wiped His feet with her hair. So the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil.

Th Alpha and Omega has anointed you that I may wash your feet .

Not something coming here from someplace else; but, "Revelation," an unveiling of something already here.  The veil of the temple was inwrought with cherubim throughout (who work representing the sons of God as a Royal Priesthood until they are manifested.)  The rending of this veil was from top to bottom at Jesus' death.  It is called Jesus' flesh in the book of Hebrews.  The veil hides what is within it, yet simultaneously is itself a revelation.  In those days He walked among us, to see Him was not to know Him.  Of those who spoke with Him face to face, quite a few persisted in their quest to murder Him.

A tree indirectly enters the eye as an image that must be known from even more deeply within.  There must be not only something outward encountered, but a "Revelation" within to recognize Who He is.  Concerning this knowledge of God, which is corroborated by The Book of Revelation, it is displayed in the effects of God's presence and movements rather than directly.  Men may see phenomena and events, yet be unaware what they perceive is the result of God, by Whom anything changes and by Whom everything stays the same.  To describe those effects is an indirect revealing of God.  Yes, there is a union of substances, His Spirit with our spirit in these bodies of humiliation; but, He brings up His children in the way they should go.  There is an eye of understanding and Wisdom is still the principle thing.  His utter lowliness leaves Him hidden, upholding all things.  He is the slave of all in the innermost chamber.

Wow reF! Yes!


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