Revelation 1:1 answers these ten important questions in one verse:
1.What genre is the Book of Revelation? Answer: “A Revelation.”
2. What is “revelation”? Answer: The revealing of that which was hidden.
3.What is to be ‘revealed’? Answer: “Jesus Christ.”
4.How is He to be revealed? Answer: God gives the revelation.
5.Why is He being thus revealed? Answer: “To shew unto His servants things which must shortly come to pass.”
6.What does the word ‘must’ mean? Answer: It means that it is morally imperative.
7.What does the word ‘shortly’ mean? Answer: It means ‘quickly, soon, in a short space of time.’
8.What does ‘come to pass’ mean? Answer: It means it will come and it will pass in a short space of time.
9.What does ‘He sent and signified it” mean? Answer: That God sent the revelation and signified it by symbols.
10.Why did God send it by an ‘Angel’? Answer: To fulfill His promise to Daniel. This ‘Angel’ is identified in Revelation 19:10, in fulfillment of Daniel 12:13.