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Title: REVELATION


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REVELATION
PATMOS
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You had to be willing to die. Christian from
Somalia Whoever takes up the sword shall perish
by the sword. And whoever does not shall perish
on the cross. Simone Weil
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FOUR SCHOOLS OF INTERPRETATION
PRETERIST FUTURIST HISTORICIST IDEALIST
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THE APPROACH USED IN CLASS
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THE GENRE
A COMBINED GENRE 1. LETTER 2. APOCALYPSE
(11) 3. PROPHECY (13)
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1. A LETTER
THE SEVEN CHURCHES
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2. AN APOCALYPSE
Greek APOCALYPSIS EXAMPLES CHIEF CHARACTERISTICS
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APOCALYPTIC LITERATURE
  • OPPRESSION
  • DUALISM
  • VIVID SYMBOLISM
  • FICTIONALLY ATTRIBUTED
  • HOPES FOR GODS HELP

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3. A PROPHECY
PROPHECY FORE-TELLING vs. FORTH-TELLING A
word from God for encouragement and warning.
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PURPOSE OF REVELATION
It was written to churches that were both scared
and lulled. They must see who Jesus really is,
and the world for what it really is.
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SETTING OF REVELATION
  • JOHNS WORLD
  • Under Pax Romana
  • The Imperial Cult

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REVELATION BIBLE STUDY
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REVELATION 1
ALMIGHTY PANTOKRATOR 18
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REVELATION 1
THE VISION OF CHRIST 19-20
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CHRIST AS THE PANTOKRATOR
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REV. 2-3
A PANTOKRATOR GOD SMALL CHURCHES THEIR
TEMPTATION TO COMPROMISE TO THE BEAST
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APOCALYPTIC LITERATURE
  • OPPRESSION
  • DUALISM
  • VIVID SYMBOLISM
  • FICTIONALLY ATTRIBUTED
  • HOPES FOR GODS HELP

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UNIQUENESS OF REVELATION AS AN APOCALYPSE
JESUS IS THE AUTHOR JESUS ALREADY WON
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REV. 4-5 THRONE SCENE
We are given the perspective of Gods
sovereignty.
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REV. 6-21 VISIONS
The visions describe the world from the
perspective of Gods sovereignty.
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REV. 4-21
THE STRUCTURE REFLECTS THE PURPOSE OF THE BOOK
THRONE SCENE (4-5) VISIONS (6-21)
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THE SERIES OF SEVENS
SEVEN SEALS 61 85 SEVEN TRUMPETS 86
1119 SEVEN BOWLS 151-1621
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ESCALATION
BOWLS
TRUMPETS
SEALS
The judgments might not be meant to be inevitable.
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REV. 12
The unveiling of Christ brings intense
conflict. REV. 12 Two visions of Satan trying
to destroy Christs people
THE BOOK IS ABOUT THE UNVEILING OF CHRIST
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REV. 13
The unveiling of Christ reveals the nature of
the world SURPRISE ! The worlds a beast.
THE BOOK IS ABOUT THE UNVEILING OF CHRIST
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The Beast is always there, waiting. We need to
explore the Beasts first-century habitat before
stalking it in our century. J. Kraybill
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WHO IS LIKE THE BEAST TODAY?
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REV. 14 - 20
JUDGMENT AND VICTORY
14 VISIONS 15 16 COMPLETION 17
1911 BABYLON 1912 2015 VICTORY
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REV. 20
THE MILLENIUM
AMILLENIALISM PREMILLENIALISM POSTMILLENIALISM
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REV. 21 - 22
NEW HEAVEN AND EARTH
How do these chapters complete the Bible?
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