In Acts 1:9 we can read that after Jesus' resurrection and appearances to the disciples how He left them on the Mount of Olives: He was taken up and a cloud received Him out of their sight. Revelation 1:7 as a continuation of this tells us: he comes with clouds and every eye will see Him. Zechariah 14:1, 4 Behold, the day of the Lord comes, ( ... ) And his feet will stand in that day on the Mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the the Mount of Olives will cleave in the middle, toward the east and toward the west, and there will be a very great valley and half of the mountain will remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south. Acts 1:11 is confirmed: He will come the way He was taken up.
The link of the Gospels and the Book of Revelation can be observed in the manifestation of Jesus in which He refers to His resurrection - He is the first risen from the dead (Rev 1:5). With the appearance of Jesus, with the fulfillment of His mission, with His resurrection, the history (has) stepped into a new era, into the era of the end times (Heb 1:1). Since Jesus reveals that he is the Alpha and Omega twice at the beginning of the Book of Revelation and the third time in the last part, in this aspect, it is even more lively.
As Jesus ordered his apostles to be the witnesses of His resurrection for future generations, He ordered John to write down the visions about the last times: God gave the revelation to Jesus Christ, who sent it, by an angel, to John so that he could transfer it further to the churches. (Rev 1:1-4; 22:16)
The time is close - says Jesus at the beginning of the Book of Revelation, as well as at the end of the book: I come quickly.
And the Spirit and the bride say, Come.
Even so come Lord Jesus.
Anno Domini 2014