The Message

Revelation 1

11-2 A revealing of Jesus, the Messiah. God gave it to make plain to his servants what is about to happen. He published and delivered it by Angel to his servant John. And John told everything he saw: God’s Word— the witness of Jesus Christ!

How blessed the reader! How blessed the hearers and keepers of these oracle words, all the words written in this book!

Time is just about up.

His Eyes Pouring Fire-Blaze

4-7 I, John, am writing this to the seven churches in Asia province: All the best to you from The God Who Is, The God Who Was, and The God About to Arrive, and from the Seven Spirits assembled before his throne, and from Jesus Christ—Loyal Witness, Firstborn from the dead, Ruler of all earthly kings.

Glory and strength to Christ, who loves us,
    who blood-washed our sins from our lives,
Who made us a Kingdom, Priests for his Father,
    forever—and yes, he’s on his way!
Riding the clouds, he’ll be seen by every eye,
    those who mocked and killed him will see him,
People from all nations and all times
    will tear their clothes in lament.
    Oh, Yes.

The Master declares, “I’m A to Z. I’m The God Who Is, The God Who Was, and The God About to Arrive. I’m the Sovereign-Strong.”

9-17 I, John, with you all the way in the trial and the Kingdom and the passion of patience in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos because of God’s Word, the witness of Jesus. It was Sunday and I was in the Spirit, praying. I heard a loud voice behind me, trumpet-clear and piercing: “Write what you see into a book. Send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, Laodicea.” I turned and saw the voice.

I saw a gold menorah
    with seven branches,
And in the center, the Son of Man,
    in a robe and gold breastplate,
    hair a blizzard of white,
Eyes pouring fire-blaze,
    both feet furnace-fired bronze,
His voice a cataract,
    right hand holding the Seven Stars,
His mouth a sharp-biting sword,
    his face a perigee sun.

I saw this and fainted dead at his feet. His right hand pulled me upright, his voice reassured me:

17-20 “Don’t fear: I am First, I am Last, I’m Alive. I died, but I came to life, and my life is now forever. See these keys in my hand? They open and lock Death’s doors, they open and lock Hell’s gates. Now write down everything you see: things that are, things about to be. The Seven Stars you saw in my right hand and the seven-branched gold menorah—do you want to know what’s behind them? The Seven Stars are the Angels of the seven churches; the menorah’s seven branches are the seven churches.”

Nkwa Asem

Yohane Adiyisɛm 1

1Saa nhoma yi fa adiyisɛm a Onyankopɔn de maa Yesu Kristo ma ɔdaa no adi kyerɛɛ nea ɛrebɛba kyerɛɛ Onyankopɔn asomfo no ho. Kristo somaa n’abɔfo kɔɔ Yohane nkyɛn kɔdaa asɛm yi adi kyerɛɛ ne somfo, na Yohane aka biribiara a ohui nyinaa. Eyi ne n’adansedi ne asɛm a efi Onyankopɔn nkyɛn ne nokware a Yesu Kristo daa no adi no.

Nhyira nka obiara a ɔbɛkan saa nhoma yi, na nhyira nka wɔn nso a wotie adiyisɛm no na wodi so sɛnea wɔakyerɛw wɔ saa nhoma yi mu no. Bere no abɛn sɛ eyinom nyinaa ba.

Nkyia

Yohane nkyia a okyia asafo horow ason a ɛwɔ Asia no ni. Adom ne asomdwoe mfi nea ɔwɔ hɔ, na ɔtenaa hɔ, na ɔreba no ne ahonhom ason a ɛwɔ n’ahengua anim, ne Yesu Kristo a ɔyɛ ɔdanseni nokwafo ne awufo mu abakan ne asase so ahene so difo no nkyɛn nka mo. Ɔdɔ yɛn, na ɔnam ne wu no so agye yɛn afi yɛn bɔne mu. Wayɛ yɛn asɔfodɔm a yɛsom ne Nyankopɔn ne n’agya. Wɔmfa anuonyam ne tumi mma Kristo daa daa! Amen.

Ɔnam omununkum mu reba. Wɔn a wɔwɔɔ no peaw no ne obiara behu no. Asase so nnipa nyinaa besu no. Ɛbɛba mu saa. Amen.

Awurade Nyankopɔn Tumfoɔ no se, “Mene Alfa ne Omega a ɔwɔ hɔ mprempren na ɔwɔ hɔ dedaw na ɔrebɛba no.”

Mene mo nua Yohane, na me ne Yesu bom ne no hu amane wɔ náhenni ne ne boasetɔ mu. Esiane sɛ meka Onyankopɔn asɛm da nokware a Yesu daa no adi no nti, wotwaa me asu de me kɔɔ supɔw Patmo so. 10 Awurade da no, Honhom no faa me na metee nne dennen bi a ɛte sɛ torobɛnto a ɛrebɔ wɔ m’akyi. 11 Ɛkae se, “Kyerɛw biribiara a wuhu, na fa nhoma no kɔma saa asafo ahorow ason a ɛwɔ Efeso ne Smirna ne Pergamo ne Tiatira ne Sardi ne Filadelfia ne Laodikea no.”

12 Medan m’ani pɛe sɛ mihu nea ɔrekasa kyerɛ me no. Ɛhɔ na mihuu sikakɔkɔɔ nkaneadua ason. 13 Emu na na onipa bi a ɔte sɛ ɔbarima a ɔhyɛ batakari yuu a esi ne nan ase a sika abɔso kyekye ne koko gyinae. 14 Na ne tinhwi yɛ fitaa te sɛ asawafuturu anaasɛ sukyerɛmma, na n’ani dɛw sɛ ogya. 15 Ne nan ase hyerɛnee sɛ ayowa a wɔanan wɔ fononoo mu na afei wɔatwiw ho na ne nne woro so te sɛ nsuworo a ano yɛ den. 16 Na okita nsoromma ason wɔ ne nsa nifa mu na sekan anofanu a ɛyɛ nnam fi n’anom bae. Na n’anim hyerɛn te sɛ owigyinae awia.

17 Mihuu no no, mekɔhwee ne nan ase te sɛ owufo. Ɔde ne nsa nifa too me so kae se, “Nsuro! Mene Ɔkannifo ne Okyikafo. 18 Mene ɔteasefo no! Miwui, nanso mete ase daapem nyinaa. Mewɔ tumi wɔ owu ne asaman so. 19 Enti afei kyerɛw nneɛma a wuhu; nea wuhu no mprempren ne nea ɛbɛba akyiri yi no, kyerɛw. 20 Nsoromma ason a wuhu wɔ me nsa nifa mu ne sika akaneadua no nkyerɛase a ɛyɛ ahintasɛm no ni: Nsoromma ason no yɛ asafo ason no abɔfo, ɛnna akaneadua ason no nso yɛ asafo ason no.”