Event Scripture Hist. Interp. Time Of Historicist Fut. Interp. Futurist Book
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This spreadsheet is meant to be used with the Revelation Puzzle Pieces Series of Articles.  Please go to the Revelation Puzzle Pieces series at John's Time INTRODUCTION:  Revelation presents 2 witnesses......that probably means something other than 2 men, prophesying or witnessing.   The literal interpretations have been disallowed as first preference. The thing was sent and SIGNIFIED to John. SIGNIFIED: Webster has that as 1a MEAN, DENOTE, b: IMPLY 2: to show esp. b a conventional token (as word, signal, or gesture)  All I see from men today are people who are speculating about what these things will literally mean. The number of meanings and ideas you gather will only be limited by the number of speculative books you read on this subject and I have read a great many of them.
Rev 1:1  The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:  Signified 1:1     John had written that the Revelation had been signified to him...  Rev 1:1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:   I take this to mean that I am probably not supposed to opt first for literally interpreting anything in this book.
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. 
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.  1:3    This very book, for which the reader receives a blessing in the reading thereof, is now one of the least read bible books due to the confusion introduced by futurism.
Rev 1:4  John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;  Exo 3:14, Isa 11:2
Rev 1:5  And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,  Psalm 89:38, 1 Cor 15:21, Colossians 1:18, Heb 9:14, 1 Pet 1:19, 1 John 1:9, 
Rev 1:6  And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.  1 Peter 2:5, Rev 5:10 1:6     Many refer to us as beggars before God.  This scripture presents our true condition before Him.
Rev 1:7  Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.  Isaiah 3:14, Dan 7:13-14, Zech 12:10, Mat 24:30, Jude 14 1:7     Speaking here of His one time, literal physical return to which several New Testament scriptures refer.  Technology, through satellites, first made possible the global simultaneous viewing of a live event on July 24, 1969, when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. 
Rev 1:8  I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.  Rev 21:6, Rev 22:13 1:8     Alpha and Omega are the first and twenty fourth letters of the Greek Alphabet….which is, and which was, and which is to come--(Hebr Asher, Ayah, Ve HoVe, Ve Yavoh)
Rev 1:9  I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.  Rev 2:9-10 Elliott, Horae, Vol I, p 51 1:9     Here are first described the sufferings and persecutions that will follow all who live Godly in Christ Jesus.  The Emperor Domitian had banished John to Patmos, forty miles offshore, Southwest of Ephesus in modern Turkey.
Rev 1:10  I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,  1:10     These events began on Sunday as reckoned by our modern calendars…..The Geneva Bible says that John was "ravished" in the spirit:  a nomeclature that I especially like.
Rev 1:11  Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.  The 7 Churches Rev 21:6, Rev 22:13, Isa 41:4 Isa 44:6
Rev 1:12  And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks; 
Rev 1:13  And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle. 
Rev 1:14  His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;  Dan 7:9
Rev 1:15  And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters. 
Rev 1:16  And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.  Amos 5:8
Rev 1:17  And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:  Isa 41:4, Isa 44:6
Rev 1:18  I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.  Resurrection Isa 43:1-13, Dan 4:34
Rev 1:19  Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter;  Rev 4:1 Elliott, Horae, Vol I, p 71 1:19     This verse clearly indicates that John saw things that existed in his time and also things that would occur in the future.
Rev 1:20  The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.  The 7 Stars Amos 5:8 1:20     This verse seals the interesting link between the "Seven Stars" and the Seven Churches.  The constellation in the sky, The Pleiades, is also known as "The Seven Stars", and its' star map bears a shocking likeness to the layout of the Seven Churches on a map of Western Asia Minor (Turkey)