Let’s take this opportunity to debunk some assertions I have heard circulating out there, which Rev 1 addresses.
The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave to Him, to show unto His servants things which must shortly come to pass; and He sent and signified it by His angel unto His servant John. Rev 1:1
The name of Yeshua. Have you heard it said that anyone who speaks the name, “Jesus Christ,” is speaking the name of a false idol?
The translation of the Greek Scriptures (the New Testament) into English uses the name, “Jesus Christ.” Yeshua’s Hebrew name, translated into English, is “Yeshua haMashiach (Yeshua the Messiah).” His Hebrew name, translated into Greek, is “Iesous Christos,” and then translated from Greek, into English, is “Jesus Christ.” That’s the whole controversy. “Yeshua” is a translation from Hebrew to English; “Jesus” is a translation from Hebrew to Greek to English, and that is why they are different. But the name has the same meaning, and designates the same Being. That the name “Jesus” is the name of a false idol, is itself, a false testimony; and we, above all people, must not bear false witness.
“ I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending,” says the Lord, “which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.” Rev 1:8
The deity of Yeshua. Have you heard it said that Yeshua is not the same as YHVH come in the flesh?
Reading the whole chapter, the Speaker of Rev 1:8 who names Himself the Almighty, is none other than Jesus Christ. This chapter makes clear that the assertion that Yeshua is not the same as YHVH come in the flesh is likewise a false testimony. There are many other Scriptures that are just as clear that Yeshua is God, that the fact of Yeshua’s deity stands upon the testimony of two or more witnesses. How, you may ask, can Yeshua be both Son and Father? I maintain that He is Son for the purpose of His ministry, to come in the flesh and become the sacrifice for our sins. I maintain that God is smarter than we are, and some things we will not understand completely until we are freed from the finite limitations of the human mind.
Christine’s book The Revelation of Jesus Christ Revealed, based on these studies, is now available at Revelation Revealed Online. You may also be interested in reading the Book Extras and joining in on the Discussion.
Likewise, Revelation in Chiastic Structure eBook is also now available from Nothing New Press.