Who’s John the Revelator?

There are a lot of “Johns” in the Bible, and it’s easy to get confused about which John you are reading about. You may have heard of John the Baptist, or John the Apostle, but have you ever heard of John the Revelator? Pretty cool name, huh? He has a number of other names too, like John the Seer, John the Divine, John the Theologian, and The Eagle of Patmos. John is the author of the book of Revelation, the very last book of the Bible. John lived in exile on the rocky Greek island of Patmos. The Roman Emperor Domitian had sent him there to keep him from preaching about Jesus.

Did you know? “Revelation” is a message from God that is uncovered, or revealed.

While on Patmos, John received a very important message from God. It was a Sunday and John was deep in prayer. Suddenly, he heard a booming voice behind him that sounded like a trumpet. An angel told him to write down what he saw, in a book. And John was to send this book to seven Christian communities in Asia Minor. John was very obedient and wrote down everything he saw and heard. 

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June 20, 2011

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