As the first century drew toward a close, the last remaining apostle was exiled to a Roman penal colony in the Aegean Sea. John was imprisoned on the Island of Patmos because of his teachings concerning the “word of God, and the testimony of Jesus Christ …”
“I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ” (Revelation 1:9).
The “word of God” to which he referred may not simply have been his faith in the existing divinely inspired collection of writings, but rather his continual public preaching about certain mystical conversations he was having with an unseen angelic presence. Continue reading “REVELATION RIPPED OPEN: THE DIVINE MARK OF AUTHENTICITY”