Revelation 1:19 – John’s revelation from Christ to the seven churches
Revelation 1:19 – Write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will take place after this.
In this verse, John gives us the “table of contents” for the rest of Revelation:
- Chapter 1: Things which you [John] have seen
- Chapters 2-3: Things which are [counsel to the churches]
- Chapters 4-22: Things which will take place after this [in the future]
Verse 19 is the key verse that unlocks the door to the entire outline of the book. It is further evidence of the threefold division of this great Revelation. John was told expressly by Christ to write, what you have seen: To write the things which were. The things he saw, all that was revealed to him through the different visions.
This verse provides a simple outline for the entire book: “the things which you have seen” refers to the vision John has just seen (chapter 1); “the things which are” denotes the letters to the churches (chapters 2-3); and “the things which will take place after these things”, refers to the revelation of future history (chapters 4-22).
What is now: To write the things which are, (referring to the condition of the churches in Asia Minor at that time), and what will take place later:
To write concerning the things which shall be hereafter: The events which would happen in the future as God fulfilled His end time plan. The literal translation reads “things which must be after these things” meaning that the things of (Revelation chapters 4-22), must be fulfilled after the “things” revealed pertaining to the churches (in Revelation chapters 2-3).
John is commissioned of Jesus to write these things down so that they will be of use to all who read it. He is also telling John not to leave anything out.
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