The Revelation of God in Revelation 1

 

February 28, 2015
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Def: shortly

G5034 τάχος tachos (takh’-os) n.

1. a brief space (of time)

{with G1722 prefixed, in haste}

[of uncertain affinity, same as G5036]

KJV: + quickly, + shortly, + speedily

See also: G5036, G1722

NT Vines:

<1,,2112,eutheos>

“straightway, directly,” is translated “shortly” in 3Jo 1:14. The general use of the word suggests something sooner than “shortly.” See FORTHWITH, STRAIGHTWAY.

<2,,5030,tacheos>

see QUICKLY, No. 3.

<3,,5032,tacheion>

see QUICKLY, No. 2.

<4,,1722 5034,en tachei> see QUICKLY, No. 4.

Note: In 2Pe 1:14, AV, tachinos, an adjective denoting “swift” (akin to the above), is translated “shortly” (RV, “swiftly”), lit., “the putting off of my tabernacle is swift” (i.e., in its approach). Cp. 2Pe 2:1.

Def: at hand
G1451 ἐγγύς eggus (eng-goos’) adv.

1. near

{literally or figuratively, of place or time}

[from a primary verb agcho “to squeeze or throttle” (akin to the base of G43)]

KJV: from , at hand, near, nigh (at hand, unto), ready

See also: G43

NT Vines
<A-1,Adverb,1451,engus>

“near, nigh,” frequently rendered “at hand,” is used (a) of place, e.g., of the Lord’s sepulchre, Joh 19:42, “nigh at hand;” (b) of time, e.g., Mat 26:18; Luk 21:30-31, RV, “nigh,” AV, “nigh at hand;” in Phi 4:5, “the Lord is at hand,” it is possible to regard the meaning as that either of (a) or (b); the following reasons may point to (b): (1) the subject of the preceding context has been the return of Christ, Phi 3:20-21; (2) the phrase is a translation of the Aramaic “Maranatha,” 1Co 16:22, a Christian watchword, and the use of the title “the Lord” is appropriate; (3) the similar use of the adverb in Rev 1:3; Rev 22:10; (4) the similar use of the corresponding verb (see B) in Rom 13:12; Heb 10:25, “drawing nigh,” RV; Jam 5:8; cp. 1Pe 4:7. See NEAR, NIGH, READY.

<B-1,Verb,1448,engizo>

See APPROACH, A.

Notes: (1) In 2Th 2:2, AV, the verb enistemi, “to be present” (en, “in,” histemi, “to cause to stand”), is wrongly translated “is at hand;” the RV correctly renders it, “is (now) present;” the Apostle is counteracting the error of the supposition that “the Day of the Lord” (RV), a period of Divine and retributive judgments upon the world, had already begun.

(2) In 2Ti 4:6, AV, the verb ephistemi, “to stand by, to come to or upon” (epi, “upon,” histemi, “to make to stand”), is rendered “is at hand,” of the Apostle’s departure from this life; the RV “is come” represent the vivid force of the statement, expressing suddenness or imminence.

Def: clouds

G3507 νεφέλη nephele (nef-el’-ay) n.

1. (properly) cloudiness

2. (concretely) a cloud

[from G3509]

KJV: cloud

Root(s): G3509

<1,,3509,nephos>

denotes “a cloudy, shapeless mass covering the heavens.” Hence, metaphorically, of “a dense multitude, a throng,” Heb 12:1.

<2,,3507,nephele>

“a definitely shaped cloud, or masses of clouds possessing definite form,” is used, besides the physical element, (a) of the “cloud” on the mount of transfiguration, Mat 17:5; (b) of the “cloud” which covered Israel in the Red Sea, 1Co 10:1-2; (c), of “clouds” seen in the Apocalyptic visions, Rev 1:7; Rev 10:1; Rev 11:12; Rev 14:14-16; (d) metaphorically in 2Pe 2:17, of the evil workers there mentioned; but RV, “and mists” (homichle), according to the most authentic mss. In 1Th 4:17, the “clouds” referred to in connection with the rapture of the saints are probably the natural ones, as also in the case of those in connection with Christ’s Second Advent to the earth. See Mat 24:30; Mat 26:64, and parallel passages. So at the Ascension, Act 1:9.

  1. The Revelation of Jesus Christ is given by God unto Jesus Christ and signified by the angel of Christ to John. It is to show events that will start to begin to take place shortly and show all the events therefrom to the end. This book is the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ. 1-2
  2. Those that read and have ears to hear so that they keep what is written in Revelation will be greatly blessed. This message is from Elohim, the Almighties One True God. 4-6
  3. The Lord will return with multitudes like clouds. (Heb.12:1) Every eye shall see Christ including those that crucified him. 7-8
  4. This book is sent to the seven churches in Asia which represent seven conditions of the church throughout time as well as at their time. This book reveals what the apostle John saw, the present state of things and things which will be in the future. 9-11, 19.
  5. Christ is revealed to John in His power and glory with the voice like a trumpet that is also like a sword and like a multitude of waters, a garment down to the feet with a golden girdle, head and hairs white as white can be, eyes as a flame of fire, feet like unto burning brass, his countenance like the sun shining in full strength. He is the one who was dead but lives and has the keys of hell and of death. 12-18.

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