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Title: Revelation


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Revelation
  • Comfort in the midst of trouble

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Rules for Study
  • Revelation was written to Comfort, Encourage, and
    Edify Christians in the First Century
  • It was written with Symbols Dont Take
    Literally.
  • Do Not Jump Back and Forth from Figurative to
    Literal Interpretations (Be Consistent)
  • John Uses OT Terms with NT Meaning
  • Read a lot of the Old Testament

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Rules for Study
  • Do Not Press The Symbolism Group Together
  • Be Content To Grasp The Main Points
  • Dont Get Tied Down In the Details
  • Interpretation Must Be Consistent With Entire
    Bible.
  • Believe God Gave Us This Book to Understand
  • Use Common Sense

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Use of Symbols
  • Rev 11 Signify or Express by Signs
  • Safety of Writer and Reader (Code)
  • Used During Times of Difficulty
  • Written To Stress Virtue and Loyalty
  • Express Ideas With Descriptions
  • Describe the Indescribable
  • John Uses Over 350 Allusions to OT

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Has Revelation Been Fulfilled?
  • MUST Morally Necessary (Matt 1621)
  • SHORTLY TAKE PLACE
  • 11 Must Shortly come to pass
  • 13 for the time is near
  • 226 Must shortly take place
  • 227 Behold, I come quickly
  • 2210 Time is at hand
  • 2212 I am coming quickly
  • 2220 Surely I am coming quickly

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Messages of the Revelation
  • WARNING TO THE CHURCH
  • WARNING TO THE ENEMIES OF THE CHURCH
  • COMFORT TO THOSE WHO SORROW
  • Gods Care, Concern, and Protection of His
    Children.
  • HOPE FOR THE DISCOURAGED
  • Lift Up Your Heads God Is Still On His Throne

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Purpose of Revelation
  • COMFORT CONSOLATION ASSURANCE
  • God Sees Their Tears (717 214)
  • Their Prayers Rule The World (83-4)
  • Their Deaths Are Noticed (1142 204)
  • Heaven Is Worth The Pain (142 204)
  • Final Victory Is Assured (152)
  • Their Blood Will Be Avenged (69 83)
  • Christ Lives And Reigns (57-8)

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Relevance of Revelation
  • To The Church In General (314-22)
  • Draw Closer to the Holy Spirit
  • To Individual Saints (2214)
  • In Trouble Times, You have a Friend
  • To Satan (18)
  • Christ, as Eternal Power, Is the First Power, and
    Will Be the Last Power
  • To The Lost (2217)
  • Come to God
  • To The Reader (2218-19)
  • Do Not Change Anything About Gods Message

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THEME OF REVELATION
  • Rev 1714 - These will make war with the Lamb,
    and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord
    of lords and King of kings and those who are
    with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.
  • Rev 196 - And I heard, as it were, the voice of
    a great multitude, as the sound of many waters
    and as the sound of mighty thunder, saying,
    Alleluia! For the Lord God Omnipotent reigns!
  • Rev 1115 - Then the seventh angel sounded And
    there were loud voices in heaven, saying, The
    kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms
    of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign
    forever and ever!

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Recipients, Author, and Date
  • The Seven churches Which Are In Asia
  • His Servant John (11, 4, 9 228)
  • The Apostle John
  • Date
  • Early Date (54-68 AD) Nero (Jerusalem)
  • Middle Date (69-79 AD) Vespasian (Rome)
  • Late Date (94-96 AD) Domitian (Rome)

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Numbers in Revelation
  • ONE Unity
  • TWO Strength, Courage, Energy
  • THREE Divinity Father, Son, Holy Spirit.
  • FOUR The World Number
  • SIX Failure, Evil, Bad Omen
  • SEVEN The Perfect Number
  • TEN Human Completeness or Fullness
  • TWELVE Organized Religion
  • 144,000 - The Fullness of Gods People
  • 1,000 Completeness upon Completeness
  • 3 ½ , 42 Mos, 1260 Days Incompleteness, a Time
    of Unrest.

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Chapter 1
  • Shortly come to pass
  • Signs
  • Jesus
  • Church
  • The Vision
  • Written

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Ch. 2 3 The 7 Churches
  • 7 churches of Asia
  • I KNOW
  • Be Faithful -

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Ch. 4 God Rules
  • Problem on Earth God in Heaven
  • God worshiped
  • God holy - eternal

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Ch. 5 Jesus the Lion
  • Worthy to open the scroll
  • Lamb ? Lion, has prevailed
  • Worshiped

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Ch. 6 7 7 Seals
  1. Christ white horse
  2. Persecution red horse
  3. Oppression black horse
  4. Death judgments upon society
  5. Martyrs under the altar of God
  6. Government Judged

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Ch. 6 7 7 Seals
  • Ch 7 sealing of saints
  • not FROM persecution
  • but THROUGH
  • 144,000 on earth later in heaven
  • multitude out of tribulation

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Ch. 8/9 7 trumpets of warning
  • Hail
  • Sea to blood
  • Water bitter
  • Darkness
  • Star him bottom-less pit
  • hurt only those without the seal of God
  • Euphrates great army led by angels
  • outward nations brought against Rome
  • YET they repented not

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10 time out
  • 7 thunders (more warnings) NO
  • The little scroll
  • tasted good
  • made belly bitter
  • God revealed what was in store !

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11 measure Temple
  • Temple Gods people
  • Like sealed God KNOWS His own
  • 2 Witnesses
  • slain but live
  • Gods WORD WINS
  • 7th Trumpet
  • Kingdom of the world is become the Kingdom of
    Christ

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12 History of Spiritual Conflict
  • Woman with child
  • Satan red dragon - opposed
  • Christ born
  • war against but Satan loses
  • War against Christs followers Satan loses
  • Continued assault upon followers -

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13 2 beasts
  • Satans tools
  • Sea Beast persecuting power of Rome
  • Land Beast false religion against Christians
  • committee to enforce Emperor worship (?)
  • 666 the number of man

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14 Scene in Heaven
  • 144,000 victorious
  • before the throne of God
  • Command to Worship God.
  • Babylon (Rome) fall announced
  • Judgment of Winepress Armageddon
  • Gods judgment upon Rome

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15 7 Bowls of Judgment
  • Exaltation of Saints
  • Bowls of WRATH
  • No more delay

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16 The 7 Bowls poured out
  • Upon emperor worshipers
  • Upon Society
  • Divine retribution
  • Punishment of Caesars devotees
  • Upon Imperial Rome
  • Dried up Euphrates invasion
  • Propaganda Rome enlists help to no avail
  • It is DONE persecutor Destroyed

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17 Picture of this Judgment
  • Rome the harlot
  • 7 heads / 10 horns on her Beast
  • World wonders admires
  • Vs. 14 War with the Lamb
  • They LOSE..

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18 Description of the Fall
  • Babylon has fallen !
  • Worldly bewail
  • Gods people REJOICE

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19 Victory
  • Praise to God for victory
  • the Lord God omnipotent reigns !
  • Marriage Feast continues ..
  • Christ seen in Glory the Victor
  • King of King Lord of Lords
  • Review of the Fall of Rome / Satan

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20 Peace and War
  • Satan bound saints reign
  • 1000 years 10 x 10 x 10 (complete)
  • Satan Loosed A Greater enemy raised
  • Same END God wins, Christ wins
  • Judgment of All
  • Death / Hades cast out

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21 New Heaven Earth
  • New heaven earth
  • Lambs wife holy Jerusalem
  • Protected provided for

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22 New Paradise and End
  • Tree of Life RESTORED
  • These things SHORTLY to come
  • The time is at hand
  • Blessed Gods people (in the city)
  • OUTSIDE the city
  • Whoever WILL let Him come !
  • Warning!

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Messages of the Revelation
  • WARNING TO THE CHURCH
  • Keep Yourself Pure
  • What Makes a Congregation, and Worship Acceptable
  • WARNING TO THE ENEMIES OF THE CHURCH
  • Through Christ the Church Will Triumph
  • Who Are Gods Enemies
  • COMFORT TO THOSE WHO SORROW
  • Gods Care, Concern, and Protection of His
    Children.
  • HOPE FOR THE DISCOURAGED
  • Lift Up Your Heads God Is Still On His Throne

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Major Elements of Revelation
  • Predictive Elements
  • Revelation Does Predict Certain Events
  • These Have Been Fulfilled.
  • Focused in the Emperor Domitian
  • Daniel 2 and 7 Done!
  • Timeless Truths
  • God Alone is Worthy to be Worshiped
  • Trust In God No Matter What Comes

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Why Was Revelation Written?
  • Rev 2210 Do not seal the words of the
    prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand.
  • Dan 826 And the vision of the evenings and
    mornings which was told is true therefore seal
    up the vision, for it refers to many days in the
    future.
  • Ezekiel 1221-28 - the days are at hand
  • Book of Daniel Was Written in 535 BC
  • Antiochus IV Epiphanes Died in 164 BC (400 Yrs
    Later)
  • If 400 Years Is A Long Time, What About 2,000?
  • Ezekiel within 6 years Jerusalem would be
    destroyed!

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Methods of Interpretation
  • FUTURIST Entire Book is Unfulfilled Prophecies
    About the Future
  • CONTINUOUS HISTORICAL Calendar of Events of the
    Church Written In Advance.
  • PHILOSOPHY OF HISTORY Events Not Really
    Occurring, but Symbolic, Sets Forth Principles.
  • PRETEREST Completed in the Past
  • HISTORICAL BACKGROUND Meaning for Johns Day,
    But Has Overall Message Is For All Time.

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Timeline of Revelation
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