Isolated To Receive Revelation
I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation (persecution), and in the kingdom and patience (perseverance) 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).
John was exiled to Patmos for preaching the Word of God and testifying as a witness of Jesus Christ. The Revelation of Jesus Christ is the title of the book of Revelation. The revelation is both from Christ and about Christ. Jesus Christ is the revelation of God Himself. God gave the revelation to Christ to be shown to John by an angel.The word “revelation” refers to an unveiling or exposure of God’s program for the the world through Jesus Christ. Revelation also means to receive an understanding or clarity of a subject or matter. John was one of Jesus’ disciples or a follower of the doctrine of Jesus Chris. He became the apostolic leader of the church at Ephesus following the death of Paul and the destruction of Jerusalem by Rome.
John was an example of a Christian, one who professed it and lived according to what he was professing. He was exiled to the island of Patmos to keep him from preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. His haters meant it for evil but God made it worked together for his good. While on the island of Patmos he was given a revelation by an angel. The prophecies of the book will occur shortly after the day of the Lord meaning the end of this age may begin at any time following the Rapture.
Being on the Isle of Patmos, God had John’s strict attention. John saw his isolation as persecution from his haters, but God had it designed to give him the revelation of what was going to happen in the future of the world. Like John, we as Christians who have turned our backs to the world and strictly focused on how to please God will be placed in isolation. Unbelievers and carnal Christians may not want to be around you because of the presence of God in your life and your conversation regarding your Lord and your Savior. You’re thinking only about the persecution but God is placing you in isolation so that He can reveal some things to you. Isolation causes one to draw closer to God through prayer, fasting, and studying God’s Word. The closer we draw to Him the more sensitive we are to His voice and Spirit.
This world is coming to an end; God is preparing His army and He is also preparing His people. Don’t fret because He has placed you in isolation, the isolation is a blessing and not punishment. Isolation is a place where you will become sensitive to His voice, sensitive to His leading, an ear and heart to receive what He’s showing and telling you. He’s preparing you to have a closer relationship with Him, He’s preparing you to be a soldier. He’s preparing you to lead others to Him and to defend those that can’t fight for themselves. Many don’t believe the world will never end, but God has set an appointed time when this world will end. God does not want anyone to perish, but He has given everyone a free will to either serve Him or serve themselves and Satan. Isolation is a place He’s molding you, shaping you more into His image. It’s a place where you will receive your instructions because now you are ready to hear from the Lord, now you are ready to follow His instructions.