At the time of the first coming Jesus received the revelation from God. This was the scroll that had been sealed in Isaiah 29:9-13, but that was opened and then prophesied to be given to the “Son of Man” in Ezekiel 3. We see the fulfillment of this in Matthew 11:27
“All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.”
John 17:3 says that eternal life is knowing the only true God and Jesus Christ, whom He sent. According to scripture, we have to know God in order to have eternal life, however at the time of the first coming, the only way to know God was through Jesus (Mt 11:27). At the time of the first coming, people had to go to Jesus to receive the revelation, and ultimately be able to receive eternal life.
So what about the time of the second coming?
Once again there is a sealed scroll (Rv 5:1). This sealed scroll is then taken by Jesus, who is the only one worthy to open it (Rv 5:6-7 and 9-10), and once Jesus opens it he gives it to his angel (messenger) who has to take it and give it to Apostle John (Rv 10:8-10). Apostle John then eats the scroll and has to then teach it to the servants (“prophesy again to many peoples, nations, languages, and kings” – Rv 10:11).
In the prologue to the book of Revelation one can see the same progression, or movement, of the scroll.
“The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who testifies to everything he saw—that is, the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ.”~Revelation 1:1-2
Simply put, here is how the scroll moves: God >>> Jesus >>> the angel >>> Apostle John >>> the servants
It is clear to see how the scroll is passed down from the spiritual world to the physical world, with the ultimate destination being God’s servants. However, how do the servants receive the revelation, the words of the opened scroll, at the time of the second coming?
People have to go to the one like Apostle John, the one who receives the revelation at the time of the second coming. Just like people had to go to Jesus at the time of the first coming in order to receive the revelation given to him by God.
Throughout the history of God’s word, God uses one man (Adam, Noah, Moses, Joshua, Jesus) to lead and teach His people and give them their “food at the proper time” (Mt 24:45; Jn 6:48-58). We have been given history as an example and warning (1 Cor 10:11), it is like a blueprint of how God works. We would do well to take note of what has been recorded in history, so we can understand how things will take place at the time of Revelation’s fulfillment.
Do you know who you are looking for physically? Are we following the blueprint given to us by God?
If we don’t follow the blueprints, we won’t end up with what we thought we were working towards.