I. Prologue

A. The chain of revelation (Revelation 1:1-2)

B. Promise of blessings to those who adhere (Revelation 1:3)

C. Seven-fold Spirit and greeting (Revelation 1:4-6)

D. Eschatological announcement (Revelation 1:7-8)



This is an introduction to the book of Revelation as the testimony of Jesus Christ given to John to give to the church. It offers three promises: 1) blessings to those who read and adhere; 2) assurance that Jesus is coming again; 3) that Jesus as the “Alpha and Omega” will oversee the end just as the Creator He oversaw the beginning.