The 30 Descriptions of Jesus in Revelation 1-3

INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF PRAYER – MIKE BICKLE

The 30 Descriptions of Jesus in Revelation 1-3
I. INTRODUCTION
There are 24 distinct descriptions in Revelation 1 (7 descriptions in v. 5-7 plus 17 directly related to Jesus as the Son of Man in Rev. 1:10-16), plus 18 descriptions in Revelation 2-3, totaling 42. Since 12 are in both Revelation 1 and Revelation 2-3, we identify 30 descriptions (Rev. 1-3).
There are 12 descriptions in Revelation 1 that are not in Revelation 2-3 and 6 in Revelation 2-3 that are not in Revelation 1. The titles of Jesus seen in Revelation 1 are used when addressing the first six of the churches of Asia but not when addressing the church in Laodicea (Rev. 3:14-22). The title of Jesus as One who holds the seven stars is used in two churches (Rev. 2:1; 3:1).
There are nearly 100 descriptions of Jesus in the book of Revelation 6 descriptions in Rev. 5 (2 that are not in Rev. 1)
1 description in Rev. 6 (it is not in Rev. 1)
2 descriptions in Rev. 7 (neither are in Rev. 1)
2 descriptions in Rev. 11 (1 is not in Rev. 1)
2 descriptions in Rev. 12 (neither are in Rev. 1)
1 description in Rev. 13 (it is not in Rev. 1)
5 descriptions in Rev. 14 (3 that are not in Rev. 1) 8 descriptions in Rev. 15 (6 that are not in Rev. 1) 1 description in Rev. 16 (it is in Rev. 1)
14 descriptions in Rev. 19 (7 that are not in Rev. 1) 7 descriptions in Rev. 22 (6 that are not in Rev. 1)
In Revelation 1:5-7 there are 7 descriptions of Jesus 1. Jesus (Rev. 1:5)
2. Christ (Rev. 1:5)
3. Faithful and true witness (Rev. 1:5; 3:7, 14)
4. Firstborn from the dead (Rev. 1:5) – similar to “the First” (Rev. 1:11, 17; 2:8; 22:13)
5. Ruler of the kings of the earth (Rev. 1:5), similar to King of kings (Rev. 19:16)
6. He who loved us and washed us and made us kings and priests (Rev. 1:5-6)
7. He is coming with clouds (Rev. 1:7; 3:11) – One who intervenes in history; He is not silent

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In Revelation 1:10-18 there are 17 descriptions of Jesus
1. Loud voice, as of a trumpet (Rev. 1:10) similar to a faithful witness
2. His voice as the sound of many waters (Rev. 1:15)
3. I am the Alpha (Rev. 1:11; 22:13)
4. I am the Omega (Rev. 1:11; 22:13)
5. I am the First (Rev. 1:11, 17; 2:8; 22:13)
6. I am the Last (Rev. 1:11, 17; 2:8; 22:13)
7. In the midst of the seven lampstands (Rev. 1:13; 2:1)
8. Son of Man (Rev. 1:13) Dan. 7:13-14
9. Garment to the feet (high priest) and girded about the chest with a golden band (Rev. 1:13) 10. His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow (Rev. 1:14)
11. His eyes like a flame of fire (Rev. 1:14; 2:18)
12. His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace (Rev. 1:15; 2:18)
13. He had in His right hand seven stars (Rev. 1:16, 20; 2:1; 3:1)
14. Out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword (Rev. 1:16; 2:12)
15. His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength (Rev. 1:16)
16. I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. (Rev. 1:18; 2:8) 17. Has keys of the kingdom: I have the keys of Hades and of Death (Rev. 1:18; 3:7)
In Revelation 2-3 there are 18 descriptions of Jesus (the last 6 are not in Revelation 1) Note: Jesus holding the 7 stars and being “true” are mentioned twice (Rev. 2:1; 3:1, 7, 14). 1. Who holds the 7 stars in His right hand (Rev. 2:1; 3:1)
2. Who walks in the midst of the 7 golden lampstands (Rev. 2:1)
3. The First (Rev. 2:8)
4. The Last (Rev. 2:8)
5. Who was dead and came to life (Rev. 2:8)
6. He who has the sharp two-edged sword (Rev. 2:12, 16; also Rev. 1:16; 19:15, 21)
7. Eyes like a flame of fire (Rev. 2:18)
8. Feet like fine brass (Rev. 2:18)
9. Has the seven Spirits of God (Rev. 3:1)
10. He who has the key of David (Rev. 3:7)
11. The Faithful Witness (Rev. 3:14)
12. The Beginning of the creation of God (Rev. 3:14)
13. The Son of God (Rev. 2:18)
14. I will come upon you as a thief (Rev. 3:3)
15. I am coming quickly (Rev .3:11)
16. The True Witness (Rev. 3:7, 14)
17. The Amen (Rev. 3:14)
18. He who is holy (Rev. 3:7)

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In Revelation 5 there are 6 descriptions of Jesus
1. The Lion of the tribe of Judah (Rev. 5:5)
2. The Root of David (Rev. 5:5)
3. Lamb as though it had been slain (Rev. 5:6)
4. Has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals (Rev. 5:5) 5. Lamb having seven horns (Rev. 5:6)
6. Lamb having seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God (Rev. 5:6)
In Revelation 6 there is 1 description of Jesus The wrath of the Lamb (Rev. 6:16)
In Revelation 7 there are 2 descriptions of Jesus
1. Salvation belongs to the Lamb (Rev. 7:10)
2. Will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters (Rev. 7:17)
In Revelation 11 there are 2 descriptions of Jesus 1. His Christ (Rev. 11:15)
2. He shall reign forever and ever (Rev. 11:15)
In Revelation 12 there are 2 descriptions of Jesus
1. A male Child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron (Rev. 12:5) 2. Her Child was caught up to God and His throne (Rev. 12:5)
In Revelation 13 there is 1 description of Jesus
The Lamb slain from the foundation of the world (Rev. 13:8)
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In Revelation 14 there are 5 descriptions of Jesus
1. Lamb standing on Mount Zion…with one hundred and forty-four thousand saints (Rev. 14:1) 2. On the cloud sat One like the Son of Man (Rev. 14:14)
3. On His head a golden crown (Rev. 14:14)
4. He thrust in His sickle on the earth, and the earth was reaped (Rev. 14:16)
5. Who sat on the cloud (Rev. 14:15-16)
In Revelation 15 there are 8 descriptions of Jesus
1. They sing the song of the Lamb (Rev. 15:3): Jesus has His special song 2. Lord God (Rev. 15:3)
3. Almighty (Rev. 15:3)
4. Just are Your ways (Rev. 15:3)
5. True are Your ways (Rev. 15:3)
6. O King of the saints (Rev. 15:3)
7. O Lord (Rev. 15:4)
8. You alone are holy (Rev. 15:4)

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O. In Revelation 16 there is 1 description of Jesus Behold, I am coming as a thief (Rev. 16:15)
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In Revelation 19 there are 14 descriptions of Jesus
1. The Lord God Omnipotent reigns (Rev. 19:6) (Greek: pantokrator, Almighty)
2. The marriage of the Lamb has come (Rev. 19:7): Bridegroom God
3. Behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him… (Rev. 19:11): He has a horse
4. Called Faithful and True (Rev. 19:11): the faithful witness
5. In righteousness He judges and makes war (Rev. 19:11)
6. His eyes were like a flame of fire (Rev. 19:12)
7. On His head were many crowns (Rev. 19:12): ruler of the kings of the earth
8. He had a name…that no one knew except Himself (Rev. 19:12): mysterious
9. He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood (Rev. 19:13): sword
10. His name is called The Word of God (Rev. 19:13)
11. Out of His mouth goes a sharp sword that with it He should strike the nations (Rev. 19:15) 12. He…treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God (Rev. 19:15): sword 13. He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron (Rev. 19:15): rules the nations with strictness 14. King of kings and Lord of lords (Rev. 19:16): ruler of the kings of the earth
In Revelation 22 there are 10 descriptions of Jesus
1. My reward is with Me to give to every one according to His work (Rev. 22:12) 2. I am the Alpha (Rev. 22:13)
3. I am the Omega (Rev. 22:13)
4. I am the First (Rev. 22:13)
5. I am the Last (Rev. 22:13)
6. I am the Beginning (Rev. 22:13, listed in Rev. 3:14)
7. I am the End (Rev. 22:13)
8. I am the Root of David (Rev. 22:16)
9. I am the Offspring of David (Rev. 22:16)
10. I am the Bright and Morning Star (Rev. 22:16)
II. COMPARING REVELATION 1 WITH REVELATION 19
Status: Son of Man (Rev. 1:13); King of kings and Lord of lords (Rev. 19:16). Warrior King: Warrior (Captain of the Host with a sword smiting the nations as in Josh. 5); King (head of state, ruling nations with a rod, i.e., political, economic, social institutions).
Name: I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last (Rev. 1:11, 17); He is called Faithful and True (Rev. 19:11), a name no one knew (Rev. 19:12), Word of God (Rev. 19:13).
Eyes: His eyes were like a flame of fire (Rev. 1:14); His eyes like a flame of fire (Rev. 19:12).
Feet: His feet were like fine brass (Rev. 1:14); He treads the winepress of…wrath (Rev. 19:15).

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Mouth: Out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword (Rev. 1:16); out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that…He should strike the nations (Rev. 19:15).
Clothed: With garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band (Rev. 1:13); clothed with a robe dipped in blood (Rev. 19:13).
Position: In the midst of seven golden lampstands (Rev. 1:13); sat on a white horse (Rev. 19:11).
Head: His head and hair were white (Rev. 1:14); on His head were many crowns (Rev. 19:12).
Hand: In His right hand seven stars and keys of Hades, Death, and David (Rev. 1:16, 18; 3:7); He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron (Rev. 19:15). Jesus is leader of the Church with the seven stars, and leader of nations with rod of iron. He has a sharp sickle (Rev. 14:14).
Voice: Voice as of a trumpet (Rev. 1:10), voice as the sound of many waters (Rev. 1:15); armies in heaven followed Him (Rev. 19:14); He is the Faithful and True Witness (Rev. 1:5; 19:2, 11). His voice alarms as a trumpet, shakes the earth (Heb. 12:26; Joel 3:16) and has authority to direct armies (Joel 2:11; Isa. 42:13).
Face: His countenance was like the sun (Rev. 1:16); He shines forth to deliver His people (Ps. 80:1-3; Ps. 94:1-2) and to judge His enemies (Rev. 16:8-9).
Action: He judges and makes war (Rev. 19:11); He treads the winepress of wrath (Rev. 19:15). He strikes nations with His sword and rules the nations with a rod of iron.
III. FATHER
A. The Father used 8 descriptions of Himself (Rev. 1:8; 21:6) 1. I am the Alpha (Rev. 1:8; 21:6)
2. I am the Omega (Rev. 1:8; 21:6)
3. I am the Beginning (Rev. 1:8; 21:6)
4. I am the End (Rev. 1:8; 21:6) 5. The Lord who is (Rev. 1:8)
6. The Lord who was (Rev. 1:8) 7. The Lord is to come (Rev. 1:8) 8. The Almighty (Rev. 1:8)

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The six main titles of God in Revelation: Alpha, Omega, Beginning, End, First and Last. 1. Alpha (4x): Rev. 1:8 (Father); 1:11 (Jesus); 21:6 (Father); 22:13 (Jesus)
2. Omega (4x): Rev. 1:8 (Father); 1:11 (Jesus); 21:6 (Father); 22:13 (Jesus)
3. Beginning (4x): Rev. 1:8 (Father); 3:14 (Jesus); 21:6 (Father); 22:13 (Jesus)
4. End (3x): Rev. 1:8 (Father); 21:6 (Father); 22:13 (Jesus)
5. First (4x): Rev. 1:11, 17; 2:8; 22:13; plus Isa. 41:4; 44:6; 48:12 (all 7 references to Jesus) 6. Last (4x): Rev. 1:11, 17; 2:8; 22:13; plus Isa. 41:4; 44:6; 48:12 (all 7 references to Jesus)
The 12 names for the Father (which were not spoken by the Father) 1. Him who is and who was and who is to come (Rev. 1:4, 8)
2. My Father (Rev. 3:5)
3. Lord God Almighty (Rev. 4:8; 11:17)
4. Him who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever (Rev. 4:9-10; 7:15; 10:6) 5. The living God (Rev. 7:2)
6. Who created heaven…the earth…and the sea (Rev. 10:6; 14:7)
7. The God of the earth (Rev. 11:4)
8. The God of heaven (Rev. 11:13; 16:11)
9. You are righteous (Rev. 16:5)
10. God who has power over these plagues (Rev. 16:9)
11. For strong is the Lord God who judges her (Rev. 18:8)
12. From whose face the earth and the heaven fled away (Rev. 20:11)
IV. NAMES OF GOD IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION
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God (100 times): Rev. 1:1, 2, 6, 9; 2:7, 18; 3:1, 2, 12 (4x), 14; 4:5, 8; 5:6, 9, 10; 6:9; 7:2, 3, 10, 11, 12, 15, 17; 8:2, 4; 9:4, 13; 10:7; 11:1, 4, 11, 13, 16 (2x), 17, 19; 12:5, 6, 10 (2x), 17; 13:6; 14:4, 5, 7, 10, 12, 19; 15:1, 2, 3 (2x), 7, 8; 16:1, 7, 9, 11, 14, 19, 21; 17:17 (2x); 18:5, 8, 20; 19:1, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 13, 15, 17; 20:4, 6, 9, 12; 21:2, 3 (3x), 4, 7, 10, 11, 22, 23; 22:1, 3, 5, 6, 9, 18, 19
Lord (23 times): spoken by the Father (Rev. 1:8); spoken to the Father 4:8, 11; 11:15, 17; 19:1, 6; 21:22; 22:5. Spoken to Jesus (Rev. 11:8; 14:13; 15:3, 4; 17:14; 19:16; 22:20; 22:21). Unclear who it is spoken to in Rev. 6:10; 16:5, 7; 18:8; 22:6
Lamb (27 times): Rev. 5:6, 8, 12, 13; 6:1, 16; 7:9, 10, 14, 17; 12:11; 13:8, 11; 14:1, 4 (2x), 10; 15:3; 17:14 (2x); 19:7, 9; 21:14, 22, 23; 22:1, 3)
Almighty (8 times): once it is self-proclaimed (Rev. 1:8), the others are said to God (Father: Rev. 1:8; 4:8; 11:17; 19:15; 21:22); to Jesus (Rev. 15:3); unclear (Rev. 16:7, 14); Omnipotent (Rev. 19:6)
Lion (Rev. 5:5)
Spirit (9 times) Rev. 2:7, 11, 17, 29; 3:6, 13, 22; 14:13; 22:17)
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The seven Spirits of God (4 times) Rev. 1:4; 3:1; 4:5; 5:6
Amen (9 times): Spoken by John (Rev. 1:6-7, 22:20, 21); by either John or Father (Rev. 1:7); by
Jesus (Rev. 1:18); Jesus’ name (Rev. 3:14); by seraphim, elders, or angels (Rev. 5:14; 7:12; 19:4)
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