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Catholic Online School of Evangelization - Lesson 15: The Book of Revelations Part I

Praise the Lord brothers and sisters and welcome to Lesson 15 - Revelations Part 1 

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Prayer - Lord Jesus, help us to take a simple attitude from the Holy Spirit to be inspired and empowered in your word that we may truly begin to effectively build your kingdom in us and in the world - Amen.

Revelation 1: 1 - 3

(1) The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave to him, to show his servants what must happen soon. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, (2) who gives witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ by reporting what he saw. (3) Blessed is the one who reads aloud and blessed are those who listen to this prophetic message and heed what is written in it, for the appointed time is near.

Below is a quote from the Catechism of the Catholic Church, so please read carefully:

III. Christ Jesus -- "Mediator and Fullness of All Revelation"

God has said everything in his Word

65. "In many and various ways God spoke of old to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son." Christ, the Son of God made man, is the Father's one, perfect and unsurpassable Word. In him he has said everything; there will be no other word than this one. St. John of the Cross, among others, commented strikingly on Hebrews 1:1-2:

In giving us his Son, his only Word (for he possesses no other), he spoke everything to us at once in this sole Word - and he has no more to say. . . because what he spoke before to the prophets in parts, he has now spoken all at once by giving us the All Who is His Son. Any person questioning God or desiring some vision or revelation would be guilty not only of foolish behaviour but also of offending him, by not fixing his eyes entirely upon Christ and by living with the desire for some other novelty.

There will be no further Revelation

66. "The Christian economy, therefore, since it is the new and definitive Covenant, will never pass away; and no new public revelation is to be expected before the glorious manifestation of our Lord Jesus Christ." Yet even if Revelation is already complete, it has not been made completely explicit; it remains for Christian faith gradually to grasp its full significance over the course of the centuries.

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Answer the following questions for yourself:

We must read the scripture as if it is written to who?

Who are the scriptures written about?

All revelation has been given to the church (me) when?

When does the future begin?

When does the future end?

If you can answer these questions, you are ready to go onto the next lesson - Lesson 15.