Our primary goal in this topic area is to encourage both believers and non-believers, alike, to take a serious new look at Jesus Christ in his unveiled and revealed contemporary form. We believe this higher and greater perspective will ring true and stir you on to higher and greater heights of faith, worship, and obedience.
So if you want to see the latest and only picture of Jesus we have today—one that is sharp, clear, true, authoritative, and more revealing and challenging than any of those of the historical Jesus—there is only one place you can go. That is to the greatly misunderstood and abused book of Revelation. Unfortunately, this last book of the Bible has both fascinated and frustrated Bible readers for centuries. Its apocalyptic content and symbolic style still confuse and frighten most readers. But its first five words make it perfectly clear that this book’s purpose and over-arching theme is to unveil and reveal a greater Jesus as He now is, and not to satisfy our intellectual curiosity about distant, future events or some “antichrist.” It’s “the revelation of Jesus Christ” (Rev. 1:1). The Greek word translated “revelation” is apokalypsis. It’s our word “apocalypse.” The kind of imagery that comes to most people’s mind in our day when they see or hear the word apocalypse is total devastation, a nuclear holocaust, or an exploding universe. That’s why we have books and movies like The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and Apocalypse Now. But what did this word mean to John, who wrote down the Revelation, and to the Greek-speaking people for whom he wrote it nineteen centuries ago?
The Greek word apokalypsis simply means an “unveiling” or “uncovering” both from and of Jesus Christ. Hence, Revelation unveils and uncovers Jesus of the Apocalypse in his present, ascended, and glorified form. It further details his past, present, and future activities—i.e., his involvement and interactions with humankind and spirit-realm beings. Yet most current teachings, books, and movies on the Revelation conclude that the book is primarily about Satan, his cohorts, and the supposed Antichrist and what they are supposedly going to be doing to our world at some future date. Consequently, they also miss out on this book’s promised blessings in this life, here and now. No more. It is time we know Jesus as He really is today.
1 The Greater Jesus by John Noe