The Revelation of Jesus Christ
Revelation, apokalupsis(Greek), an unveiling
Rev 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to show unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:
The revelation was the word of the Father who knows the end times, the things which must shortly come to pass. The time is even shorter now, as we read His word.
Mark 13:31 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.
Mark 13:32 But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.
The word of the Father, the Revelation of Jesus the Son and delivered to John by the messenger angel. Jesus is our savior and our mediator. We come to the Father through Jesus and the Father speaks to us through the Son.
Rev 1:2 Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.
The angel bore record, he was the witness to John of the word of God and the Revelation of Jesus Christ. We have the Holy Ghost who reveals to us the things of God.
John 15:26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:
We have the Holy Spirit as our teacher of God's word.
Rev 1:3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.
Blessed are those who read and hear the truth, those who are the redeemed spirit filled believers of Christ Jesus. For many do not read with ears to hear. Jesus said:
Mat 11:15 He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
Blessed are those who read this prophesy and do what it says. Prophesy is encouragement or knowledge of future events given beforehand by God, through a messenger; a prophet or an angel.
The time is at hand, take heed to this prophecy.