Sermons

By Apostle Trevor Govender (Prof)

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ACCORDING TO THY [GOD’S] WORD

 

Scripture Reading:     Genesis 41:1-7 & 25-40/Luke 1:38/Romans 4:18

 

·                            7 IS COMPLETENESS?

·                            NOTICE GOD GAVE FOR 7 YEARS THEN WITHHELD FOR 7 YEARS.

·                            ADMINISTRATION OF GOD’S PROVISION IS IMPORTANT.

·         STATICS = 1975 to 1982 – An Abundance of everything (Faith Centre Church started in

                            Durban were many people gave their hearts to the LORD)

     = 1983 to 1988 – We received but not everything. Famine & rumors of war

     = 1989 to 1995 – An Abundance of everything (Many people where saved)

     = 1996 to 2002 – Homosexuality increased, Fuel price increase, Attack’s on

        USA (11/9/01) Twin Towers, High rate of divorce in Christian Marriage’s

·                            NOTICE THE 7 YEARS BETWEEN PERIODS.

·         HERE REVELATION, FROM 2003 TO 2009, WE WILL RECEIVE IN AN ABUNDANCE AGAIN.

·                            NOT JUST IN WEALTH BUT PEOPLE WILL BE RUNNING TO GOD

·                            HERE’S A CHALLENGE-WHAT DO WE DO TO GET READY?

·                            KNOW THE WORD OF GOD.

·                            HAS MARY SAID, “BE IT UNTO ME ACCORDING TO THY WORD”, LUKE 1:38

·         JOSEPH NEVER DOUBTED GOD’S WORD. EVENTUALLY FROM PRISONER TO 2nd HIGHEST IN THE LAND OF EGYPT

 

 

STOP BINDING, START BUILDING

 

 

Scripture Reading: Matthew 2:9-11/Haggai 1:1-13/Ezra 5:1-4

           

  • THERE COMES A TIME WHEN WE ALL NEED TO MAKE A CHANGE FOR THE BETTER, SO WHY WAIT FOR TOMORROW.
  • PEOPLE ARE CAUGHT UP IN THE PLEASURE OF THIS WORLD WHILST GOD AS EVERYTHING THAT IS BETTER FOR THEM.
  • WE SHOULD STOP BINDING AND BLAMING THE DEVIL BUT START BUILDING OUR SPIRITUAL LIFE WITH GOD.
  • THIS IS THE YEAR TO AGREE AND RECEIVE.
  • THE WORD OF GOD SAYS THAT WHERE TWO OR THREE ARE GATHERED TOGETHER THERE GOD WILL BE IN THEIR PRESENCES AND WHAT EVER THEY ASKED OF HIM IT SHALL BE DONE/GIVEN.
  • THE YEAR 2001 WE NOTICE ONE AGREEING IN NUMBER BUT IN YEAR 2002/2003 WE HAD AND HAVE, 2 OR 3 IN THE NUMBERS.
  • THE BUILDING CAN ONLY START WHEN THE BUILDERS ARE READY TO WORK AND GOD IS ASKING US THIS DAY ARE WE READY TO START BUILDING.
  • MANY OF US TRY TO CHANGE OUR PARTNERS OR FAMILY BUT I WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOU TODAY TO STOP TRYING SO HARD AND ASKED GOD TO DO THE WORK, FOR HE SAID, “THE BATTLE IS HIS AND THE VICTORY IS OURS”.
  • LETS START ACTING ON GOD’S WORD AND TAKE HIM AT HIS WORD.
  • WE HAVE BEEN FIGHTING THE DEVIL SO LONG THAT WE FORGOT TO SPEND MORE TIME WITH GOD.
  • REMEMBER JESUS DESTROYED SATAN 2000 YEARS AGO AND GAVE US POWER AND AUTHORITY TO CLAIM.
  • SO STOP BINDING SATAN AND START BUILDING YOUR LOST RELATIONSHIP WITH THE HEAVENLY FATHER GOD ALMIGHTY.
  • ROMANS 14:17
  • ACTS 6:1-4
  • EXODUS 18:13-27

 

 

DWELLING IN HIS PRESENCE

 

Scripture Reading: JOHN 15:7

           

  • PSALM 91:1 = “DWELL”, IS TO STAY OR REMAIN FIXED FOR A PERIOD OR PERMANENT TIME.
  • JOHN 15:7 = “REMAIN”, IS TO STAY OR DWELL FOR A PERIOD OR PERMANENT TIME.
  • UNBELIEF AND FEAR ARE NEED CONSCIOUS AND SELF CONSCIOUS BUT FAITH OS GOD CONSCIOUS.
  • PEOPLE ARE NOT BUSY IN THE WORD BUT BUSY IN THE WORLD
  • WATCH & PRAY WAS ONE OF THE INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN BY JESUS
  • TARRY IN MY PRESENCE, TO WAIT
  • TIME IS ONE THING WERE MANY PEOPLE FALL SHORT.
  • PEOPLE HAVE NO TIME FOR GOD BUT WHEN THERE ARE PROBLEMS THEN GOD MUST MAKE TIME FOR THEM.
  • TIME PLAYS AN IMPORTANT PART IN OUR LIFE.
  • THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO ONLY KNOW, “LORD I WANT OR LORD I NEED…” PRAYER.
  • YOU NEED TO GET YOURSELF READY TO RECEIVE
  • NO ONE DRINKS FROM A DIRTY GLASS
  • CLEANSE AND PURIFY YOURSELF WITH THE WASHING OF THE BLOOD DAILY
  • THE PEOPLE IN THE UPPER ROOM WAITED FOR SOMETHING TO HAPPEN
  • FINALLY TO LAND, GOD WANTS PEOPLE WHOM ARE WILLING TO START FOLLOWING HIM 100%.

 

 

GET IN, TO GET OUT

 

Scripture Reading: PSALM 91:1 & JOHN 15:7

           

  • (JOKE) IT IS SAID THAT IN THE ARMY, PEOPLE TAKE CARE OF THE WOUNDED, BUT IN THE CHRISTIAN ARMY THEY SHOT THE WOUNDED.

 

  • GOD GAVE AND GIVES REVELATION TO THE INSPIRATION OF THE WORD.
  • IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD AND THE WORD WAS WITH GOD AND GOD WAS THE WORD.
  • DON’T PLAY GOD ON EARTH. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GOD AND MAN IS THAT MAN WANTS TO BE LIKE GOD BUT GOD NEVER WANTS TO BE LIKE US.
  • YOU GOT TO GET INTO THE PRESENCE OF GOD TO GET OUT, OF ALL THE THINGS THAT GET YOU DOWN AND OUT IN YOUR SPIRITUAL GROWTH.
  • WORRY IS THE DARKROOM WHERE NEGETIVES ARE DEVELOPED.
  • Prayer Until Something Happens (P.U.S.H)
  • GOD GIVES REVELATION TO PEOPLE WHO STAY IN HIS PRESENCES.
  • MANY PEOPLE CAN READ THE WORD, GET KNOWLEGDE FROM BOOKS, ETC AND PREACH.
  • BUT VERY FEW CAN RECEIVE THE RHEMA FROM HEAVEN BECAUSE VERY FEW ARE WAITING UPON GOD.
  • WHEN GOD GAVE MANNA FROM HEAVEN HE, CLEAR STATED NOT TO KEEP ANY FOR THE MORNING, WHY? , BECAUSE HE WOULD PROVIDE NEW MANNA AND THE PEOPLE NEEDED TO WAIT AND HAVE FAITH THAT HE WOULD.
  • THE SAME APPLIES WITH THE WORD OF GOD; HE WILL PROVIDE FRESH MANNA EVERY NEW DAY. SO STOP LIVING ON STALL MANNA
  • GOD IS WAITING FOR MEN AND WOMEN WHO CAN DWELL IN HIS PRESENCES.
  • LETS TAKE FOR INSTANCES A METAL CUP AND A PLASTIC CUP. POUR THE SAME CONTAINS IN IT, RED HOT LED, WHAT HAPPENS? . THE PLASTIC CUP WILL MELT WHY? , BECAUSE IT IS NOT, MADE TO HOLD THAT PARTICULAR CONTAINES. LIKEWISE, PEOPLE ARE LIKE THAT PLASTIC CUP NOT READY TO RECEIVE GODS ANOINTING.
  • WHEN MOSES CAME FROM THE PRESENCES OF GOD HIS FACE SHONE.
  • LETS START DWELLING, WAITING, REMINING, AND TARRYING IN HIS PRESENCES.
  • CAIN WENT OUT OF GOD’S PRESENCES AFTER KILLING HIS BROTHER NOT BECAUSE GOD TOLD HIM TO GO BUT CAIN CHOOSE TO DO SO.
  • GOD GIVES REVELATION TO PEOPLE WHO STAY IN HIS PRESENCES
  • I'm too blessed to be stressed!
  • I'm too anointed to be disappointed

 

 

 SEEKING GODS COUNSEL

(Getting in, to get out)

 

Scripture Reading: PSALM 91:11-12 / 1 JOHN 4:15-18/TITUS2: 11-14            

 

 

  • You are driving along on a wild stormy night. You pass by a bus stop and see three people waiting for the bus;
    1. An old lady is about to die.
    2. An old friend who once saved your life.
    3. The perfect man or woman you have been dreaming about
  • Which one would you choose, knowing that there could only be one passenger in your car?

 

  • WORRY IS THE DARKROOM WHERE NEGETIVES ARE DEVELOPED.
  • Prayer Until Something Happens (P.U.S.H)
  • MANY PEOPLE ARE NOT SPEAKING THE TRUTH CAUSE THEY ARE AFRAID THAT PEOPLE MAY GET HURT.
  • 2 KINGS 6:16 “FEAR NOT, …….”
  • FEAR AND FAITH CANNOT COME OUT OF YOU AT THE SAME TIME
  • IF YOU FEAR YOU OPEN THE DOOR TO THE DEVIL BUT IF YOU TRUST GOD IN FAITH YOU OPEN THE DOOR TO GOD.
  • (ELISHA, SHADRACH, MESHACH AND ABED-NEGO, DANIEL, DAVID) ALL THESE MEN HAD SOMETHING IN COMMON; THEY DID NOT FEAR THE OPPOSITION.
  • ACTS 12:5-10 “PETER IN PRISON” AFTER PRAYING, WAS SOUND ASLEEP (STRUCK), YET HE WAS GOING TO BE EXECUTED THE NEXT DAY.

 

  • During World War2, when the bombings took place over London people would run into shelters. There was one old lady who was missing one night. They found her a few days later and asked if she was fine and where she was during the bombings. She replied that it was smelly down in the shelter and she didn’t like it. They asked her if she wasn’t afraid that the bombs will get her, to which she replied, “I read the scripture where its says my God neither slumbers nor sleeps. So I decided there was no use in us both being awake and I just prayed, ‘Lord, I praise You, I thank You and place myself in Your Love and I’m not going to that shelter anymore.’”

 

  • NOW THAT’S A BELEIVER WITH REVELATION OF GODS LOVE.
  • LETS STOP TRYING TO BE A CD COPYCAT BUT RATHER WE BE A JESUS ORGINAL.
  • MANY PEOPLE HAVE SO MANY FORMS OF BIBLICAL INFORMATION COMING TO THEM BUT WE SHOULD START GETTING BACK TO THE WORD OF GOD.
  • WHEN SOMEONE PRODUCES A SONG NOTE THAT YOU WILL NOT PERFECT IT LIKE THEM, WHY CAUSE THEY HAD INSPIRATION TO WRITE OR SING THAT SONG. WHEN YOU BECOME A JESUS ORGINAL THEN YOU AND EVERYONE ELSE WILL SEE THE DIFFERENCE.
  • HEBREWS 2:14-15 “WERE HELD”.
  • 2 TIMOTHY 1:7
  • 1 THESSALONIANS 5:23-24

 

 

THE FAMILY BUSINESS

 

Scripture Reading:  ACTS 4:23-31 / JEREMAIH 17:9-10

 

 

·         ROMANS 4:17 TELLS US,“GOD CALLETH THOSE THINGS, WHICH BE NOT AS THOUGH THEY WERE”.

·         HEBREWS 11:1 TELLS US THAT, “NOW FAITH IS THE SUBSTANCE OF THINGS HOPED FOR, THE EVIDENCE OF THINGS NOT SEEN”.

·         JAMES 2:26 TELLS US, “FAITH WITHOUT WORKS IS DEAD”.

·         ABRAM WAS CALLED ABRAHAM (father of many nations) BUT NOTICE THAT HE WAS A CHILDNESS OLD MAN AND HAD A BARREN OLD WIFE.

·         LOVE, JOY, PEACE, FORGIVENESS ETC WITHOUT ACTION IS DEAD.

·         WE LEARN A VALUABLE LESSON FROM JEREMAIH 17:9-10, WATCH YOUR MIND AND HEART, THE THINGS THOUGHT OF OR CONCEIVED IN THERE WILL BRING THE OUTCOME OF YOUR FUTURE BE IT GOOD OR BAD.

·         WHEN YOU GET IN THE FAMILY BUSINESS NOTICE THAT YOU WORK HARD AND SMART BECAUSE YOU KNOW THAT YOU WILL REAP.

·         WHO AS FAITH AS LITTLE AS A MUSTARD SEED?

·         PEOPLE COME TO SEE MIRCLES BUT GET NOTHING, WHY? BECAUSE WE ARE ASKING FOR THE WRONG THING AT THE WRONG TIME.

·         LET ME SHED SOME LIGHT ON THE SUBJECT. WHEN WE PRAY FOR SOMEONE WITH SICKNESS WE MUST ASK FOR HEALING. WHEN WE WANT MANNA FROM HEAVEN ASK FOR A MIRCLE.

·         GOD SAID, “ IT IS GOOD”. HOW IS IT THAT PEOPLE LOVE EVIL AND HATE GOOD?

·         WE DON’T TALK BAD ABOUT OUR FAMILY MEMBERS SO WHY DO WE DO THAT WITH OUR CHRISTIAN BROTHERS AND

·         YOU PRAY FOR THE WRONG BLESSING AT THE WRONG TIME AND DON’T RECEIVE

       YOU PRAY FOR THE RIGHT BLESSING AT THE RIGHT TIME AND STILL DON’T RECEIVE

       YOU SHOULD PRAY FOR GOD’S BLESSINGS AT GOD’S TIME.

 

 

 

CONTAMINATED FAITH

 

Scripture Reading:  LUKE 8:50

 

·         BY CONTAMINATED I MEAN THAT YOU STOPPED “BELEIVING ONLY”

·         FEAR CONTAMINATED YOUR FAITH (GIVING FAITH, HEALING FAITH, PRAYER FAITH, RECEIVING FAITH, ETC)

·         PEOPLE STARTED PRAYING FEAR BASED PRAYER RATHER THAN FAITH BASED PRAYERS.

·         EXAMPLE OF FEAR BASED PRAYERS, JOB 3:25-26 – JOB PRAYED & MADE SACRIFICE FOR HIS CHILDREN AS SOON AS THEY LEFTED THE HOME BECAUSE HE TOUGHT THAT THEY WOULD SIN AGAINST GOD OR CURSE GOD.

·         FEAR IS NOT AN OPTION.

·         2 TIMOTHY 1:7 SAYS, “FOR GOD DID NOT GIVE US A SPIRIT OF TIMIDITY, BUT A SPIRIT OF POWER, OF LOVE AND SELF DISCIPLINE”.

·          HEBREWS 2:14-15 SAYS, “ SINCE THE CHILDREN HAVE FLESH AND BLOOD, HE TO SHARED IN THEIR HUMANITY SO THAT BY HIS DEATH HE (JESUS) MIGHT DESTROY HIM (DEVIL) WHO HOLDS THE POWER OF DEATH/ THAT IS, THE DEVIL/ AND FREE THOSE WHO ALL THERE LIVES WERE HELD IN SLAVERY BY THEIR FEAR OF DEATH”.

·         JAIRUS HAD 3 MAJOR CHALLENGES. EACH AN OPPORTUNITY TO CHOOSE FAITH OVER FEAR.

1.      The account of the woman with the issue of blood (LUKE 8:46-48).

2.      News that is daughter had passed away (LUKE 8:49-51)

3.      When JESUS cleaned house by ordering everyone out (LUKE 52-54)

·         MARK 4:14-15 SAYS, “THE FARMER SOWS THE WORD. SOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE SEED ALONG THE PATH, WERE THE WORD IS SOWN. AS SOON AS THEY HEAR IT, satan COMES AND TAKES AWAY THE WORD THAT WAS SOWN IN THEM”.

·         1 JOHN 4:18 SAYS, “THERE IS NO FEAR IN LOVE. BUT PERFECT LOVE DRIVES OUT FEAR, BECAUSE FEAR IS TOO DOING WITH PUNISHMENT. THE ONE WHO FEARS IS NOT MADE PERFECT IN LOVE.”

 

 

THE FULLNESS OF LOVE [GOD]

 

Scripture Reading:           Ephesians 3:16-19/Jude 20-21

 

 

·         “KEEPING YOURSELVES IN GOD’S LOVE”.

·         “BEING ROOTED AND ESTABLISHED IN LOVE”.

·         LOVE IS GOD AND GOD IS LOVE.

·         PRAYING IN THE SPIRIT; IS SPIRITUAL TRAINING.

·         ROMANS 5:5

·         LOVE LIVES IN YOU

·         JOHN ON THE ISLE OF PATMOS – KNEW LOVE.

·         LIVING WITH AND IN LOVE, YOU HAVE A FEAR FREE LIFE STYLE

·         PEOPLE DON’T WANT TO KNOW HOW MUCH YOU KNOW THEY WANT TO SEE HOW MUCH YOU CARE.

·         NICODEMUS DID NOT KNOW LOVE [JOHN 3:1-21] BUT HE SOUGHT LOVE OUT.

·         ZACCHAEUS THE TAX COLLECTOR WANTED TO SEE LOVE NOT JUST HEAR [LUKE19: 1-10]

·         LOVE IS COMPASSIONATE.

·         TO LOVE, LOVE, IS TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER.

·         MARK 11:24

·         PEOPLE ARE TIED OF HEARING ABOUT JESUS LETS START SHOWING THEM JESUS IN US

·         READ EPHESIANS 3:19

 

 

GOD’S TOP SECRET INFORMATION

 

 

Scripture Reading: EXODUS 3:5

           

  • “GOD TELLS MOSES TO TAKE OF HIS SANDALS”
  • WHAT IS THAT SMALL THING THAT IS HOLDING YOU FROM TOUCHING THE HOLY SPIRIT?
  • ONCE WE WERE IN THE WORLD BUT THE LORD CAME AND NOW WE HAVE THE WORD IN US
  • GALATIONS 6:1-2 TELLS US, IF SOMEONE SINS, YOU WHO ARE STRONG SPIRITUAL SHOULD RESOTRE HIM/HER GENTLY. BUT BECAREFUL THAT YOU DON’T FALL INTO THAT SIN. CARRY EACH OTHER'S BURDENS.
  • DON’T CURSE IT, NURSE IT AND REHARSE IT (PROBLEMS)
  • PSALM 78:2 TELLS US THAT GOD HAS HIDDEN TREASURES IN HIS WORD FOR US
  • ONCE YOU WERE LAME, JESUS CAME AND TOOK YOUR BLAME AND GAVE YOU FAME AND NOW YOU WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.
  • PROVERBS 4:20-23 TELLS US THAT WE HAVE A WELLSPRING OF LIFE SO WE SHOULD GUARD OUR HEART.
  • FIRST IT STARTS WITH BEING DISPLEASED THEN WE GET RESENTFUL AND FINALLY WE RETURN TO OUR OLD SINFULLY WAYS.
  • MATTHEW 6:14-15 TELLS US TO HAVE FORGIVENESS.
  • IN ACTS 12:5 WE LEARN THAT WHILST PETER WAS IN PRISON THE CHURCH WAS EARNESTLY PRAYING.
  • YOU NEED TO GET THE REVELATION FOR THE INSPIRATION TO RECEIVE THE EXPECTATION TO SEE THE MANIFESTATION.
  • FINALLY AS CHILDREN OF GOD, AS A SOLDIER GETS READY FOR BATTLE, WE NEED TO PUT ON THE FULL ARMOUR OF GOD SO WHEN THE ENEMY COMES WE WILL STAND STRONG (EPHESIANS 6:11)

 

 

EXPECTATION

 

Scripture Reading:     Philippians 1:19-20/Psalms 62:5-6

 

·      FAITH EXPECTS SUCCESS – FEAR EXPECTS FAILURE

·      FAITH EXPECTS THE BEST – FEAR EXPECTS THE WORST

·      FAITH EXPECTS THE DESIRED RESULT – FEAR EXPECTS THE DREADED OUTCOME

·      JOB EXPECTED THE WORST (JOB3.25) AND THE WORST IS WHAT HE GOT.

·      WE ARE PREGNANT AND FILLED WITH ANTICIPATION, CARRYING THE SEED OF GOD’S LIVING WORD IN THE WOMB OF OUR HEARTS.

·      WHEN A LADY IS EXPECTING THEY START MAKING PREPARATIONS FOR THE CHILD, IT IS THE SAME WHEN EXPECTING SOMETHING FROM GOD.

·       PHILI 1:19-20 NOTICE HE SAID “WOULD TURN” MEANING DIRECTION

·      MANY PEOPLE ARE EXPECTING BUT IN THE WRONG DIRECTION.

·      LET’S AIM OUR EXPECTATION IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.

 

 

GETTING THE GLORY OF GOD INSIDE

 

Scripture Reading:          Romans 6:3-4/Philippians 3:8-10

 

·      From this we understand that the Power of HIS resurrection is actually the glory.

·      In Exodus Moses cries out to God: “I beseech thee, show me thy glory” and God said, “I will make all my goodness pass before thee”

·      When the tangible force of God’s goodness makes an appearance, it’s called [The glory of God]

·      Zechariah likened the appearance of the glory to that of “bright clouds” (Zech 10:1).

·      “Clouds of Glory” this is repeated throughout the bible in Exodus 16:10, Luke 2:9, Matthew 17:5 and Acts 9

·      Moses face was so radiant with the glory of God, Matthew 17:2, ‘Jesus face did shine as the sun, and His raiment was white as the light” and John on the Isle of Patmos, “white like wool, as white as snow; and His eyes as a flame of fire” Revelation 17:2.

·      The description of Jesus after His death and many years later differs. Notice in the first days when he appeared to the disciples there wasn’t anything special about His appearance but when John describes Him in Revelation it’s different, Why, cause Jesus has spent years in the manifested Glory of God.

 

 

REVELATION FROM REVELATIONS

 

Scripture Reading:     Revelations 21:5

 

[Different Translations]

King James Version

And HE that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful

Holy Bible, The New Living

And the one sitting on the throne said, “Look, I am making all things new then HE said to me, “Write this down, for what tell you is trustworthy and true.”

The New American Standard Bible

And HE (T1) who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making (T2) all things new.” And HE said, “Write, for these (T3) words are faithful and true.”

 

References to the in details of the wording in context:

T1 = Revelations 4:9 and Revelations 20:11

T2 = 2 Corinthians 5:17 and Hebrews 12:27

T3 = Revelations 19:9 and Revelations 22:6

 

Commentaries on the Scripture broken up:

 

1) And HE that sitteth on the throne said..

                God himself is the speaker here, somewhat of a rarity in Revelation.

2) Behold, I am making all things new –

Only God can create anew. “This is a hard blow to proud, humanistic, no man who believes that he is capable of building a better tomorrow through applied technology. “Leagues of Nations, United Nations, and Conferred human right, five plans or hundred year programs are all foredoomed defeat and frustration. Only God can make new.

3) And HE said ……

                God also said this.

4) Write, for these words are faithful and true. –

The making of all things new is such a super-colossal conception that John has been completely astounded by it, and needed to be prompted to keep writing. “The words are

Faithful and true” seems to carry the thought that how stupendous and impossible such

Things may appear to people, God nevertheless certainly create all things new!

 

Revelations 21:5 written in the Greek is as follows:

Kai eipen o kaqhmenov epi twl qronwl, Idou kaina poiw panta.

Kai legei, Grayon, oti outoi oi logoi pistoi kai alhqinoi eisin.

 

More detailed breakdown of Revelations 21:5

And he that sat upon the throne said…
By whom is meant, either God the Father, who is often represented in this book as sitting on the throne, and as distinguished from Christ the Lamb; see (Revelation 4:2) (Revelation 5:13) (6:16) (7:10) and who may seem the more to be intended, since he is by adopting grace the God and Father of his people, and they are his sons and daughters; or rather Christ, who not only is set down on the same throne with his Father, but has a throne of his own, called the throne of the Lamb, and was seen upon one by John in the preceding vision, (Revelation 20:11) which though in order of time will be after this, yet in the order of the visions was seen before; and especially since the person on the throne speaking, calls himself the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, as Christ does in (Revelation 1:8) and seeing he it is that gives to thirsty souls of the water of life, (John 7:37,38) and makes promises to the over comer so largely and frequently in (Revelation 2:7,11,17,26) (3:5,12,21) . He addresses John, and delivers the following things to him,

Behold, I make all things new;
which is to be understood not of the renovation of persons at conversion, when a new heart and spirit are given, and men are made wholly new creatures; for this is the work of the Spirit, and which is done daily, and is not peculiar to any particular period of time; nor of the renewing of the church state at the beginning of the Gospel, when the Jewish church state and ordinances waxed old, and vanished away, and a new covenant took place, a new and living way was opened, and new ordinances appointed, since all this was before John had this vision; nor was there any need of it to represent it to him; but of the making of the new heaven, and the new earth, which Christ ascribes to himself and of his forming his church anew, making it a new Jerusalem, bestowing new glories upon his people, both in soul and body, and so presenting them to himself a glorious church; and of the new administration of his kingdom in a very singular and glorious manner; so that it respects a new people, a new habitation, and a new manner of ruling over them; all which is his own doing, and is marvellous; and because it is a matter of great importance, and is wonderful and certain, therefore a "behold" is prefixed to it; see (Isaiah 43:19) . The Jews say, that the holy blessed God will make ten things new in the future state, or world to come; the first is, he will enlighten the world; (See (Revelation 21:11,23)) the second is, he will bring living water out of Jerusalem; (see (Revelation 21:6)) the third is, he will make trees to bring forth their fruit every month; (see (Revelation 22:2)) and the fourth is, all the waste places shall be built, even Sodom and Gomorrah; the fifth is, Jerusalem shall be built with sapphire stone; (see (Revelation 21:19) ) the sixth is, the cow and the bear shall feed; the seventh is, a covenant shall be made between Israel, and the beasts, fowls, and creeping things; the eighth is, there shall be no more weeping and howling in the world; the ninth is, there shall be no more death in the world; the tenth is, there shall no more be sighing, and groaning, and sorrow in the world; see (Revelation 21:4) .

And he said unto me, write;
what John had seen, and Christ had said, and was about to say; and particularly what concerned the renewing of all things, the whole being a matter of moment, and worth noting and taking down in writing, that it might be on record for saints to read, and receive comfort and advantage from; and to denote the certainty of it, as well as to show that it was a clear point, and to be known, whereas, when it was otherwise, he was bid not to write; see (Revelation 1:11,19) (14:13) (19:9) (10:4) .

For these words are true and faithful;
both what he had said, and was about to say; they were "true", because they came from God, who cannot lie, and "faithful", because they would be punctually and exactly fulfilled; see (Revelation 19:9) 

In conclusions,

The chapter in context describes the eternal and consummated kingdom of God and the saints on the new earth. Take note that God is speaking to John. Prophets who received revelation through the Holy Spirit and information gathering wrote all the books in the New and Old Testament. The book of Revelations was totally written by John and the revelation that he received from God himself.

God took John on a tour and walk, as many will call it and showed him all that is written in the book

Of Revelations.