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The Book of
The book of Revelation is sometimes used selectively by those wanting to make Jesus into God. Jesus is plainly distinguished from God throughout the book, just like every other book in the new testament.
Jesus is not the Lord God
Rev 1:1 The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,
Rev 1:2 who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw.
Rev 1:3 Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near.
Right off the bat, Jesus is distinguished
God gave Jesus the revelation to show to his servants!
Rev 1:4 John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne,
Rev 1:5 and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood
John gives a greeting from the One who is and was and is to come on the throne AND from Jesus Messiah. Jesus is not the one who is, was, and is to come on a throne, remember that ...
Rev 1:6 and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.
Notice John says Jesus made us a kingdom, priests to HIS GOD AND FATHER. Jesus has a God and Father.
Rev 1:7 Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen.
John speaks of Jesus’ coming in judgment.
Rev 1:8 "I am the Alpha and the
Omega," says the Lord God,
"who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty."
Many mistake the speaker with Jesus because it is in red letter in their bibles. However the context clearly shows this is God the Father. God the Father is clearly identified in verse 4 as the One who is, was, and is to come, sitting on his throne. Jesus is clearly distinguished from this God in verses 1,2,5,6.
We see the same thing in Revelation chapters 4 and 5.
Rev 4:1 After this I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven! And the first voice, which I had heard speaking to me like a trumpet, said, "Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this."
Rev 4:2 At once I was in the Spirit, and behold, a throne stood in heaven, with one seated on the throne.
Rev 4:3 And he who sat there had the appearance of jasper and carnelian, and around the throne was a rainbow that had the appearance of an emerald.
John again sees the Lord God sitting on the throne…
Rev 4:8 And the four living creatures, each of them with six wings, are full of eyes all around and within, and day and night they never cease to say, "Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!"
Rev 4:9 And whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to him who is seated on the throne, who lives forever and ever,
Rev 4:10 the twenty-four elders fall down before him who is seated on the throne and worship him who lives forever and ever. They cast their crowns before the throne, saying,
Rev 4:11 "Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created."
They are praising the Lord God Almighty
on the throne who is, was, and is to come.
The same Lord God Almighty on the throne in Rev 1:4,8 and it is not Jesus.
Rev 5:6 And between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders I saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, with seven horns and with seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth.
Rev 5:7 And he went and took the scroll from the right hand of him who was seated on the throne.
Jesus is described as the lamb who takes
the scroll from the Lord God Almighty on the throne!
Jesus is clearly not the Lord God Almighty who is was and is to come!
Rev 11:15 Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying,
"The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever."
Rev 11:16 And the twenty-four elders who sit on their thrones before God fell on their faces and worshiped God,
Rev 11:17 saying, "We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, who is and who was, for you have taken your great power and begun to reign."
Jesus is never confused with God, he is
always distinguished from the Lord God throughout the
The term “Lord God Almighty” is used 7 times in the book of Revelation and not once is it referring to Jesus!
The Lord God Almighty on the throne is explicitly distinguished from his Christ (anointed one).
Rev 21:22 And I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb.
Rev 7:10 and crying out with a loud voice, "Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!"
Jesus is the Lamb who is utterly distinct from the Lord God Almighty.
Rev 3:12 The one who conquers, I will make
him a pillar in the temple of my God. Never shall he go out of
it, and I will write on him the name of my God, and the name of
the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down from
my God out of heaven, and my own new name.
What part is difficult to understand? Only
a person who comes into this book with the presumption that the trinity is true
could possibly distort this book in such a way as to ignore the plain reading in
favor for a heavily qualified Trinitarian version. Like Isaiah, when John
is given a vision into the heavenly throne room, he doesn’t see a trinity of
three persons on three thrones.
He sees a single throne with God the Father on it surrounded by angels!
The word “god” is found 87 times in the book of Revelation, not once is it used for Jesus! Trinitarians want us to believe the word “god” means a compound unity of 3 co-equal and co-eternal persons yet the bible never defines it that way. Instead we see Jesus repeatedly distinguished from the Lord God!