Bill Stockham | PentecostalTheology.com
This revelation or discovery is what was concealed or hidden. It is said that this revelation, or discovery of hidden things, was given by our Abba Father to Jesus Christ; that Christ gave it to his angel; that his angel showed it to John; and that John sent it to the Churches.
“The revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him TO SHOW HIS SERVANTS WHAT MUST SOON TAKE PLACE. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who testifies to everything he saw–that is, the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ.” (Rev. 1:1-2) [This seems to be a reference to the first chapter of John’s gospel which says:] “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and THE WORD WAS GOD.” [This is the Word John is bearing record about.] “Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO HEAR IT [that’s us today] and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.” (Rev. 1:3) [Great joy is assumed to be upon the persons who, read and hear the prophecies of these things which are coming to pass shortly, and have taken proper measures to escape from the awaiting evils.] “…from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. TO HIM WHO LOVES US AND HAS FREED US FROM OUR SINS BY HIS BLOOD, and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father–to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen.” (Rev. 1:5-6) [Jesus is leading the way as the first-born from the dead; he being the first that ever resumed the natural life, with the provision of all its purposes, never more to enter the domain of death, after having died a natural death, and in such conditions that would prohibit the opportunity for deception.] “LOOK, HE IS COMING with the clouds,” and “EVERY EYE WILL SEE HIM, even those who pierced him”; and all peoples on earth “will mourn because of him.” So shall it be! Amen.” (Rev. 1:7). [EVERY EYE shall see him, the eye of his people, the eye of his enemies, every eye, and our eyes as well.” He shall come, to the fear of those who have pierced him and have not repented and of all those who wounded and crucified him afresh by their apostasy from him, and to the amazement of the pagan world.]
Be blessed as you praise The Lord, being ready BECAUSE EVERY EYE WILL SEE HIM ON THAT DAY!