Revelation 19:10 The Testimony of Jesus…

Continuing our study of Revelation 19.

Revelation 19:10  ‘ At this I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “Do not do it! I am a fellow-servant with you and your brothers who hold to the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.’

John is quite simply taken over by the moment and forgets protocol. He is advised to reserve his adoration for God instead.

We began this study of Revelation by understanding that this extraordinary prophetic book is all about Jesus.

Revelation 1:1  ‘The revelation of Jesus Christ…’

Our understanding of the nature of Jesus has hopefully been stretched and shaken over the course of its chapters. In the next few verses, we will discover Jesus the King of kings and Lord of lords, riding in victory to defeat the enemy and his forces.

One understanding of the testimony of Jesus is that he will return as the radiant King; and he will bring peace and righteousness to this earth when he establishes his kingdom and reigns from Jerusalem. 

And we will gladly bow before his throne and worship his divinity!

This is the prophecy that we all need to bring to this fallen world.

  • Revelation 21:22 The light of Jerusalem
    Jerusalem will be the centre of the world and the nations will tithe their wealth to Jesus. Previously, the kings of the earth have rebelled against Christ Jesus and Jerusalem but now they pay homage.
  • Revelation 21:9 ‘From a mountain…’
    This describes the city as having twelve visible foundations, and this suggests it is a stepped pyramid construction. The city would have twelve levels, decreasing in size, each one built on its own foundation, ascending to form a pyramid with the top level being the apex of the city. 
  • Revelation 21:6 He who is thirsty
    The goods of this world will crumble in our hands, swept away by the latest flood or fire, but the riches of God’s kingdom will stand forever. 
  • Revelation 21:4 Changes coming…
    Life holds its fair share of tragedies and these words are a soothing balm to those who have held on and endured. The world will not remain the same and the cruelties of life are not our destiny. The curse that has cast such a deep shadow upon this world, caused by the sin of man, will pass away and the blessing of redemption will shine its goodness upon the righteous in Christ Jesus for all eternity. 
  • Revelation 21:3 The New Jerusalem
    We discussed yesterday that God is bringing us all together, like the proud father that He is. Many of us will be centred at the New Jerusalem and many will live away but yet return on frequent pilgrimages to our new home city. For many of us, our present time is one of suffering and tribulation but this time will pass away and we will enter into an eternity of blessing. And it will have been so worth remaining faithful!

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