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Contents1Introduction2The Risen Christ2Christ Directs the Churches4Christ the Lamb5The Wrath of Christ7The Return and Reign of Christ8Conclusion9Bibliography10The Book of Revelation is the perennial culmination of the New Testament canon It is a work of profound theology but overall it is the Revelation of Jesus Christ Revelation 11 and any commentary cannot neglect this fact it fills all understanding of the book Christ is present in visual representations in titles used of Him and functions ascribed to Him Guthrie 1987 p 39The portrayal of Jesus in the Book of Revelation is dramatically different to that of the gospels No longer is the second person of the Trinity restricted having surrendered temporarily the voluntary use of His divine attributes Philippians 25-8 Rather than being one who thirsted John 1928 hungered Matthew 42 and sweat drops like blood Luke 2244 the Christ of Revelation is unparalleled Guthrie 1987 p 41 and stands in the midst of the seven ChurchesDressed in a robe reaching down to His feet and with a golden sash around hischest His head and hair were white like wool as white as snow and His eyeswere like blazing fire His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace and Hisvoice was like the sound of rushing waters In His right hand He held sevenstars and out of His mouth came a sharp double-edged sword His face waslike the sun shining in all its brilliance Revelation 113-16Jesus mission on earth has been accomplished Just before finally dying on the cross He declared It is finished Revelation 1930 At this time He cancelled the code that was against us Colossians 214 and disarmed the powers and authorities making a public spectacle of them Colossians 215 Having done this in Revelation He is revealed as having wrested the keys of death and Hades Revelation 118 As Jesus explains to John He is the First and the Last He is the Living One He was dead but behold He is
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