It’s incorrect grammatically to call something “very unique.” The word “unique.” means “one-of-a-kind.” There’s nothing else like it. It’s the only one. So how can an item be very one-of-a-kind?
The Book of Revelation is the only one in the Bible that claims the Son of God, Jesus the Christ, as its author. It begins,
“The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who testifies to everything he saw—that is, the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ.”
So what John conveys is not his own message. At the start of the book, he makes it clear that it was the risen Lord who came to him quite unexpectedly and commanded him to
“write, therefore, what you have seen…”
The messages to each of the seven churches in Chapters 2 and 3 begin with something similar to this:
““These are the words of the Son of God, whose eyes are like blazing fire and whose feet are like burnished bronze.”
I am aware that Paul writes in 2 Timothy 3:16, “All Scripture is God-breathed,” and so on. I believe this to be true. None of the other books of the Bible, however, make this claim about Jesus Himself being the author.
Verse 16 of the closing chapter of Revelation repeats this assertion:
“I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.”
So in preparation for spending time in this book, I would underscore this reminder: Treat Revelation as unique, in that Jesus Himself claims to be its author.
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