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The Theme of Revelation

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.

The second coming of Jesus Christ is the main theme in the book of Revelation.  The events involving the seals, trumpets, vials, and other things in the plan of God are preparatory to Christ’s coming.

The coming of Jesus Christ is announced three times in the book of Revelation.  It is announced at the beginning (1:7), in the middle (11:15-18), and at the end of the prophecy (22:20).

The second coming of Jesus is referred to many times in the book and it is vividly described in Chapter 19:11-16.  The word for "see" in 1:7 is not the ordinary word meaning "to look on something." The word used here means "to gaze or stare with wide-open eyes at something that is remarkable, or something absolutely horrifying to the beholder, producing fear, hatred, or reverence, whatever the case may be." Jesus is coming back again, crowned King of kings and Lord of lords.

Do not confuse this second coming of Christ with the Rapture of the Church. The Rapture is not being referred to here.

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.

Jesus is saying that He is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. He claims equality with the Father in eternity, in His state of being, power, and in Lordship (Rev. 1:4; 4:8; 11:17;  15:3; 16:7, 14; 19:6, 15; 21:22).

In these passages the Greek word pantokrator is used.  It is a title of God as creator, and expresses His relationship to all creation and His power over His works.  It is translated "almighty."  In Rev. 19:14, the translation is "omnipotent."  Christ is also the creator of all things (Rev. 3:14, Eph. 3:9; Col. 1:15).  Jesus is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the ending.  These expressive words denote both eternity and authority.

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