The book of Revelation is a prophetical book; therefore it had to have been written by a Prophet.
16:16–The LAW and the PROPHETS were UNTIL JOHN: since that time the
kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.
7:28—For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there is
not a greater prophet than John the Baptist; but he that is least in the
kingdom of God is greater than he.
See, this is showing that
prophets did not come into the era of the kingdom of God; the very least
of us, are greater than the greatest prophet.
There were no
prophets, receiving the Word of God, since John the Baptist. Paul, and
the other N.T. writers only wrote epistles; not prophet books.
Revelation is the only prophet book in the N.T. Scriptures; therefore,
it had to have been written by a prophet; of which John the Baptist was
the last one.
John 1:6—There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
v7–The same came for a witness, to bear
of the LIGHT, that all men through him might believe.
v8—He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to show unto his
servants (prophets)–things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent
and signified it by his angel unto his SERVANT JOHN:
v2–Who bare RECORD of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.
bearing witness and bearing record means the same thing. So, John the
Baptist is the one whom God sent to bare record, witness of Jesus, the
Another thing, after the resurrection, Jesus opened the
understanding of all his disciples, including John, the disciple. Jesus
taught these men himself.
But, notice, that the John who wrote
Revelation was taught by an angel. The angel of the Lord brought this
Revelation to John the Baptist; for this is the way the prophets
received the Word: God gave the Word to angels (whom He called
gods)—then the angels delivered the Word to prophets. N.T. people do
not receive the Word this way.
We are taught by the Holy Ghost.
He will lead you and guide you into all truth. John the disciple was
taught by Jesus; not an angel. John the Baptist was the one who was sent
to prepare the way for Jesus; he is the one who bare record of Jesus.
He was the last O.T. prophet.