God Wins: The Message of the Book of Revelation: Strategies in the Genre

By: Ray Jewell

John’s designations for Christians are ultimately a reminder of who they are and what they should be doing.

Names

Saints – 5:8; 8:3-4; 11:18; 13:7, 10; 14:12; 16:6; 17:6; 18:20, 24; 19:8; 20:9; 22:11. This term stresses the holiness of God’s people and their special relationship to him.
“Those who dwell upon the earth” – Loyal to the forces of evil. 3:10; 6:10; 8:13; 11:10; 13:8, 12, 14; 17:2, 8.
“Keepers of the testimony of Jesus” – 14:12; 22:7, 9.
Keepers of God’s commands – 12:17.
Hearers – 2:7, 11, 17, 29; 3:6, 13, 22; 22:17-18.
Watchers – 16:15.
Keepers – 16:15.
Those who fear God – 11:18; 19:5.
Followers – 14:4.
Names in the book of Life – 21:27.
Those who have been purchased – 14:3.
Those who have maintained their purity – 22:14.
Those invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb – 19:9.
The Overcomers – 2:7, 11, 26; 3:5, 12, 21; 15:2; 21:7.

Direct Commands

Repent 2:5, 16; 3:3, 19.
Remember 2:5, 3:3.
Do deeds 2:5.
Not to fear 2:10.
To be faithful 2:10.
To hold fast 2:25; 3:11.
To be watchful 3:2.
To strengthen 3:2.
To obey 3:13.
To be zealous 3:19.
To leave evil behind 18:4.
To rejoice 12:12; 18:20.
To praise God 19:5.
To hear (and obey) 2:7, 11, 17, 29; 3:6, 13, 22; 13:9, 18; 22:11, 17.

“This Calls For . . .”

13:18; 17:9 – Christians are called to demonstrate proper behavior in responding to evil powers.
13:10, 14:12 – A summons to perseverance, faith, and acceptance of God.

Gleaned from Robert Lowery’s Revelation’s Rhapsody.

Until next time,

TO THE GLORY OF GOD!

Ray Jewell is the co-host of the Basic Bible Podcast and has served Christ as a pastor, college professor, school teacher, author, talk radio host, and through various other roles.

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