The Book of Revelation mainly concerns the Son of God and His dealings with the world and His people during the present age, the Tribulation Period, the Millennial Kingdom, and the eternal state. The Lord Jesus told John in Revelation 1:19, “Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter.” “The things which thou hast seen” are in chapter 1. “The things which are” are in chapters 2-3. “The things which shall be hereafter” are in chapters 4-22.

The Father is mentioned throughout this book. We read in Revelation 1:4-6, “John, to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from Him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven Spirits who are before His throne, and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings and priests to HIS GOD AND FATHER, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.” (NKJV) Here the Father is mentioned and we rejoice in knowing that He has made us (the church) kings and priests (more accurately, he has made us a kingdom of priests) to Him. To learn more about the priesthood of all believers, read 1 Peter 2:1-10.

In the addresses to the seven churches in Asia found in chapters 2-3, the Father is mentioned three times. Revelation 2:27; 3:5, and 3:21. In Revelation 4, John is called up to Heaven. We read in verse 1, “After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.” We are then taken up into the glory to see the events taking place there. In all likelihood, verse 1 signifies the rapture of the church and the beginning of the seven-year Tribulation period. We read in Revelation 5:1-7, “And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals. And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof? And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon. And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon. And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof. And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. And he came and took the book out of the right hand of HIM THAT SAT UPON THE THRONE.” The Lord Jesus, described here as a “Lamb as it had been slain” takes this book, or scroll with seven seals from the One on the throne. This could be no one but God the Father.

As I said before, God the Father is mentioned throughout this book. I will leave it to you to search this book to find more mentions of Him. However, I want us to consider one more passage. Revelation 22:1-3, “And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of THE THRONE OF GOD AND OF THE LAMB. In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no more curse: but THE THRONE OF GOD AND OF THE LAMB shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him.” We read of Christ’s ascension into Heaven after His resurrection in Mark 16:19, “So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and SAT ON THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD.” This is our Lord’s eternal dwelling, seated at His Father’s right hand. Today, He is there as our mediator. Forever He will be there when righteousness dwells among us as we read in 2 Peter 3:13, “Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.” (270.2)