Revelation 1:2 – …who bore witness to the word of God…
At the end of John’s Gospel, he bears witness to all he wrote:
John 21:24 – This is the disciple who testifies of these things, and wrote these things; and we know that his testimony is true.
At the beginning of John’s Gospel account, he says that John the Baptist came ahead of Christ to bear witness of the Word of God before Jesus’ ministry even began, so people would know who to look for:
John 1:6-8 – There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. This man came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
John 1:19-23 – Now this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?” He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, “I am not the Christ.” And they asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?” He said, “I am not.” “Are you the Prophet?” And he answered, “No.” Then they said to him, “Who are you, that we may give an answer to those who sent us? What do you say about yourself?” He said: “I am ‘The voice of one crying in the wilderness: “Make straight the way of the LORD,”‘ as the prophet Isaiah said.”
While John the Baptist bore the witness of the Word before Jesus came the first time, now John the apostle has borne the witness of the Word before Jesus returns again.
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The testimony of Jesus Christ is both about Him and from Him. Skipping ahead a few verses, we see that John became exiled because of his testimony of Jesus Christ, which was what he proclaimed about Jesus Christ:
Revelation 1:9 – I, John, both your brother and companion in the tribulation and kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was on the island that is called Patmos for the word of God and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.
John testified “to all things that he saw… that His testimony is true” (John 21:24), which echoes David in the following Psalm:
Psalm 19:7 – The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
We will see near the end of Revelation that the testimony of Jesus Christ is also the “spirit of prophecy”:
Revelation 19:10 – And I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “See that you do not do that! I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren who have the testimony of Jesus. Worship God! For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”
John Walvoord gives a concise explanation of the “spirit of prophecy”:
“The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” This means that prophecy at its very heart is designed to unfold the beauty and loveliness of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In the present age, therefore, the Spirit of God is not only to glorify Christ but to show believers things to come as they relate to His person and majesty. Christ is not only the major theme of the Scriptures but also the central theme of prophecy.
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Revelation 1-2 Daire Britt
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