2 Revelation 1:1-8 Session one Part One: The Content The revelation of Jesus Christ : Apocalypsis an unveiling, uncovering, disclosing. The dating: Most likely penned toward the last of the first Century under the Roman rule of Domitian. In reference to the Apocalypse, the early church father, Irenaeus wrote, For it was seen, not long ago, but almost in our generation, near the end of Domitian s reign. (Irenaeus, Her ) The priority: See V.3 reference to the one who reads The Book of Revelation was treated almost immediately if not immediately as Scripture.
3 This insight [that the book was read aloud] has important interpretive significance, for ancient authors not only chose words to convey the meanings they intended but also chose words whose sounds effectively communicated those meanings. (Sound of Greek, pgs quoted in WBC) Part two: The Transmission God Christ, Christ His angel, His angel John, John Seven Churches and beyond. The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants- -things which must shortly take place. And He sent and signified it by His angel to His servant John, who bore witness to the word of God, and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, to all things that he saw. Revelation 1:1-2 NKJV semaino carries the idea of figurative representation. Strictly speaking, it means to make known by some kind of sign. (NICNT, p.42)
4 Part three: The titles The divine titles in verses 4-8 are encased between 2 identical and very significant references: Him who is, and who was, and who is to come. Exodus 3:14 seven spirits before the throne (Isaiah 11:2) See Rev.5:6, Zechariah 3:9, 4:10. In reference to Christ, the introduction to the book specifies three titles ( the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth ) and three works: 1. He loves us 2. He freed us 3. He made us to be Part four: The Blessings (1:3; 14:13; 16:15; 19:9; 20:6; 22:7; 22:14) V.3 take to heart Conclusion: See Revelation 17:14 (Hendriksen)
5 Revelation 1:9-20 Session two Part One: The Life Attracting Revelation 1. He held tightly to his position as brother and companion even in his isolation. (V.9) Companion - Greek sygkoinonos NKJV v.9: in the tribulation and kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ. Idea behind it: Those of us in Christ are translated from tribulation to kingdom bliss and the meantime calls for patience. 2. He could be found in worship and in the Spirit when no one was looking. (V.10)
6 Session TWO in the Spirit occurs 4X in Revelation (1:10; 4:2; 17:3; 21:10) Revelation 1: He had a history of allowing his former conceptions of Christ to be altered. (V.17) The various revelations John had along the way could be loosely categorized like this: (List below) Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. I am the Living One. - Revelation 1:17-18 NIV
7 Part two: The Life Revealed Rev. 1: Christ s voice is unmatched in volume and power. (Vv.10,15,16) Like a trumpet (Exodus 19:16; 20:18 Hebrew qol sopar ) Like the sound of rushing waters (Ezekiel 43:2) Out of His mouth came a double-edged sword (Hebrews 4:12) 2. Christ is seen actively serving as the Great High Priest. (Vv.12-13, 20b) (G.K. Beale s interpretation) Reference Exodus 25:31-41 and Zechariah 4:1-2. Emphasis on the menorah 3. Though Christ is highly exalted, He still leans down and touches man. (V.17) 4. Christ reveals Himself as the I Am. Vv ( Ego eimi 48X in NT, 5X in Revelation)
8 Revelation 1:10 Session three Prepare for an overview of Revelation 2 and 3 by reviewing Revelation 1:10. What are these seven churches? Greatest agreement among scholars: Seven literal communities of Christianity in existence at that time. Representations of the church universal throughout the age. One stream of thought from those who believe they have even further significance: The order of the 7 churches represents a preview of the entirety of church history. (Walvoord)
9 Session three Revelation 1:10 Commonalities within the seven letters to the seven churches: Christ identifies Himself in each letter by means of a descriptive phase found in the vision. (Ephesus: 2:1/1:20; Smyrna: 2:8/1:17-18; Pergamum: 2:12/1:16; Thyatira: 2:18/1:14-15; Sardis: 3:1/1:16; Philadelphia: 3:7/1:18; Laodicea: 3:14/1:15) With the exception of Laodicea, Christ issues commendations. With the exception of Smyrna and Philadelphia, Christ issues warnings. Each letter includes an exhortation to hear. Each letter includes a promise to those who overcome. (Greek nikao ) These seven letters make two facts unmistakable: He is completely PRESENT and acutely AWARE.
10 We will focus our attentions on one letter: Revelation 2:1-7. Christ s Commendations to Ephesus: hard work and perseverance recognition and intolerance of falseness Christ s Issue with Ephesus: V.4 I have something against you, namely, that (WBC, p.146) You have forsaken your first love. (Greek aphiemi to send forth, send away, let go from oneself ) NICNT, p.69: Every virtue carries within itself the seeds of its own destruction. It seems probable that desire for sound teaching and the resulting forthright action taken to exclude all imposters had created a climate of suspicion in which love within the believing community could no longer exist. (ibid)
11 Christ s exhortation to Ephesus: Remember Repent Return to those first things concluding thoughts... Personal Revelations this week God s gifts and His call are irrevocable. - Romans 11:29 (NIV)
12 Revelation 4-5 Session four introduction Chapters Four and Five of Revelation are meant to be viewed as one cohesive whole with an unfolding scene of unsurpassed drama. Read Revelation 4 and consider several observations and possible interpretations: This scene implicates the entire universe as utterly, unapologetically theocentric. Every element and creature is described in direct relationship to the Throne. (17 mentions in these 2 chapters)
13 John s vision of the Throne Room is consistent with several other glimpses in Scripture. Two examples: 1. A rainbow (cf. Ezekiel 1:28) 2. Four living creatures (cf. Ezekiel 1:5 for the same description and number and Isaiah 6:2 for creatures in the same distinct roll.) WBC: In Ezekiel the living creatures are implicitly understood to bear up the movable throne of God. (p.297) There are 24 elders. There is what looked like a sea of glass. There is no description of God, only that which surrounds Him. As George Eldon Ladd explains, Every trace of anthropomorphism has been cast off. (p.72) (cf. 1 Timothy 6:14-16)
14 Session four Revelation 4-5 Now, we will observe the unfolding of events in Revelation 5, keeping in mind that they are yet to take place: Read 5:1-4. What is this scroll? Innumerable interpretations but most plausible and easily understood: the scroll of destiny. (NICNT) According to WBC, The purpose for opening the scroll is not so that it can be read but so that the eschatological events can begin to take place. (p.347) What about the scroll demands worthiness? This individual will perform the supreme service of bringing history to its foreordained consummation. (NICNT, p.130) Read 5:5-10. Why does the Lamb appear as slain? To depict the singular means of victory To tie the Passover Lamb to the coming plagues
15 Why does this constitute such a huge moment? It is the beginning of a new era ushered in by a divine coronation. It depicts the Mediator s investiture with the office of King over the universe. (Hendriksen, p.111) Consider the significance of the prayers of the saints in V.8. concluding thoughts... Read Revelation 5: Personal Revelations this week
16 Revelation 6 Session five Read Revelation 6. This dramatic and troubling chapter depicts the unpeeling of six of the seven seals. (Glance ahead to 8:1) We will document each seal before we try to grapple with their theological implications. PART ONE: Identifying the Seals The first four are often called The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. The First Seal: The Rider on the white horse. Most common interpretations: The rider symbolizes Christ (cf. 19:11; Hendriksen, pgs.122,127) The rider symbolizes the antichrist. (2 Cor. 11:14; BKC)
17 Session five Revelation 6 The rider symbolizes military conquest (NICNT gets more specific with invasions from the outside) The rider symbolizes the proclamation of the gospel of Christ in all the world. (Mark 13:10; Ladd, p.99) The Second Seal: The Rider on the Red Horse War in general or could specifically be civil war. NICNT differentiates the second rider from the first as a representation of invasion from within. The Third Seal: The Rider on the Black Horse Scarcity and resultant famine The Fourth Seal: The Rider on the Pale Horse This rider is given a name: death
18 The Fifth Seal: The Cry of the Martyrs (Luke 18:7-8) (For significance of under the altar, see Exodus 29:12 and Leviticus 4:7) The Sixth Seal: Great Cosmic Disturbances See Romans 8: PART TWO: Analyzing our Dismay 1. We are placing these events in the context of our present culture and environment. 2. We are merciful people. 3. We can t picture God, having been so good to us being so harsh with the world. concluding thoughts...
19 Revelation 7 Session six introduction The vision of the sixth and seventh seals of judgment is interrupted by an entirely different set of sights. This interlude between judgments consists of two distinct parts, both of which we ll consider today. Part One: Revelation 7:1-8 Four of the most common interpretations for the identity of the 144,000 : 1. The remnant nation of Israel and the numbers are literal. 2. The remnant nation of Israel and the numbers are symbolic. The 12 is both squared and multiplied by a thousand.
20 Session six Revelation 7 3. The church as the eschatological people of God who have taken up Israel s inheritance and the numbers are symbolic. 4. The people of God in general (Jew and Gentile alike) and the numbers are symbolic. 12 Tribes X 12 Apostles = X 1000 = 144,000 explanation of the seals Glance ahead to Revelation 9:3-4 and Revelation 16:2. See Ezekiel 9:3-4. The Hebrew transliteration for put a mark is taw, the last letter of the Hebrew alphabet. NICNT explains the mark of Ezekiel 9:4 was the Hebrew tau, made like an X or +. Quoting another scholar, NICNT writes: Krodel notes that to Greek Christians this sign would suggest the first letter of the name of Christ (the letter Chi) or his cross. (p.182)
21 Part Two: Revelation 7:9-17 Notice this group is absolutely innumerable. Thankfully, they are identified for us in V.14: These are they who have come out of the great tribulation. See 7:9 and compare to 6: Possible interpretations of key points of interest V.9 every nation, tribe, people and language V.9 holding palm branches V.12 Amen! V.15 spread his tent V.17 For the Lamb will be their shepherd Concluding thoughts...
22 Revelation 11 Session seven introduction In today s session we will focus our attention on 3 depictions recorded in Revelation chapter 11. This chapter is notoriously difficult to interpret. We will consider several interpretations of 1) the temple of God, 2) the 42 months or 1,260 days, and 3) the two witnesses. Part One: The Temple of God 1. The temple of God could be literal. 2. The temple of God could be symbolic. Dr. Robert Mounce (NICNT) interjects a great reminder: That the language of prophecy is highly figurative has nothing to do with the reality of the events predicted. Symbolism is not a denial of historicity, but a figurative method of communicating reality. (p.212)
23 Read Ephesians 2: Why was this temple of God measured? It was symbolic of a blueprint for preservation. (Cf. Zech. 2 and Ezek.40-43) Consider also that it may also represent reconstruction. Part TWO: The Forty-Two Months/1,260 Days Compare Daniel 7: The reference to the months and days could be literal. 2. The reference to the months and days could be symbolic. One way or the other, many scholars would echo these words from George Eldon Ladd s commentary on Revelation: We must conclude that the 42 months (1,260 days) represent the period of the satanic power in the world, with particular reference to the final days of the Antichrist. All that God s people are to suffer at the hands of satanic evil throughout the course of the age is but a preview of the final convulsive oppression by Antichrist in the time of the end. (Ladd, p.153)
24 Session seven Revelation 11 PART Three: The Two Witnesses Let s attempt to identify some descriptions before we try to interpret them. Based on V.6, there is little doubt they are patterned or modeled after Moses and Elijah. In the words of G.K. Beale, The witnesses have the prophetic mantle of these two prophets. (p.573) The fact that there are two witnesses probably ties to both testaments: OT the testimony of at least 2 witnesses was required to settle a legal matter. (Deut. 19:15) NT Jesus sent His missionaries out in twos. (Luke 10:1) For he himself is our peace - Ephesians 2:14 (NIV) 1. The two witnesses and the events surrounding them could be literal.
25 2. The two witnesses and the events surrounding them could be symbolic. Our remaining comments will revolve around how. In the words of hymnist Isaac Watts: His wisdom s vast, and knows no bound, A deep where all our thoughts are drowned. Personal Revelations this week
26 Revelation 12 Session eight introduction At the heart of the Revelation, we find a vision given to John signifying what has been and what will be behind every earthly conflict between good and evil, redemption and pretention. This quote from Ladd s commentary on Revelation is beneficial in a lesson like the one before us: Here is a fundamental clue to the understanding of biblical prophecy: eschatological events are foreshadowed in historical events. Add this thought to it: In Scripture, flashbacks are often comingled with flash forwards. 1. The length of this enduring enmity. See Genesis 3:15
27 2. The identifications of the woman and the child. See Genesis 37:9 G.K. Beale: The twelve stars represent the twelve tribes of Israel. It is too limiting to view the woman as representing only a remnant of Israelites living in trial at the last stage of history, since the following verses show that the woman symbolizes a believing community extending from before the time of Christ s birth to at least the latter part of the first century A.D. Beale, p The red dragon. Seven crowns represent the devil s false claims of sovereign, universal authority in opposition to the true King of kings and Lord of lords. (Beale, p.635) Glance ahead to 13:1. Compare Ezekiel 29:3 Possible identifications of the stars. (V.4) *one-third of the stars in heaven refer to a vast number of evil spirits. (Hendriksen, cf. Job 38:7; 2 Peter 2:4, Jude 6) *In Scripture, stars often represent people. (Genesis 15:5, Daniel 12:3)
28 Session eight 4. The flight to the desert. (Vv.6 and 14) Revelation The war in heaven. (Vv.7-9) 6. The hurling down of the accuser (V.10b, cf. Romans 8:33-34,38) 7. A comparison of the crowns. V.3 the seven diadems. V.1 the one victor s crown. 3 Key Points Everything about Revelation is the consummation of what began in Genesis With every single alpha there is an omega What He begins He also wraps up
29 concluding thoughts... The woman appears in her true heavenly and glorious character despite her seemingly fragile and uncertain earthly history (Vv.13-16) (A.F. Johnson, quoted by G.K. Beale) Personal Revelations this week When you were dead in your sins God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins He took it away, nailing it to the cross. And having disarmed the powers and authorities, He (Christ) made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross. - Colossians 2:13-15 (NIV)
30 Revelation 13 Session nine introduction In today s session we are going to concentrate on the three powerful entities the Devil will employ in those final days when his fury peaks. Read Revelation 13:1-10. The First Beast V.1 Coming out of the sea: may be a reference to the Gentiles. V.1 Ten crowns: a confederation of rulers.
31 Session nine Revelation 13 V.2 The animal-like characteristics: various dimensions of this world rule and ruler will resemble bits and pieces of former empires. The leopard: Greece The bear: Medo-Persia The lion: Babylon V.3 Possible interpretations of the fatal wound and its healing: Could represent the fatal wound Satan received from the cross but the paradoxical way he appears to have healed from it. Could represent the resurrection of the Roman Empire. Could be a literal ruler who appears to have sustained a fatal wound but experiences an astonishing recovery. V.4 The height of satanic counterfeit.
32 Part Two: Another Beast Read Revelation 13: He is the figure or force that turns the popularity of the first Beast into a form of religion. In Revelation 16:13, 19:20 and 20:10, he is also called the false prophet. Part Three: The Harlot Read Revelation 17:1-8 then Tie to the original Babel Hebrew word meaning confusion derived from a root which means to mix. (Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary, p.155) 17:15 The Beast will finally tire of using her and having to hide behind her. concluding thoughts...
33 Revelation 19 Session ten introduction The nineteenth chapter of Revelation opens with the roaring response of a great multitude to the Fall of Babylon recorded in the previous chapter. One commentator defines this fall as a picture of the eschatological demise of every proud human institution that glories in its accomplishments at the expense of all that is right and good. (NICNT, p.345) Read Revelation 19:6-16. Christ intentionally left so much unsaid concerning these events but undoubtedly meant to pique our imagination and anticipation.
34 Session Ten Revelation 19 Consider the possibilities from the following angles: 1. The great occasion: the wedding supper of the Lamb 2. The raucous praise: Let us rejoice and be glad. Definition of glad : Compare Isaiah 61:10. Consider Matthew 5:12 for the only other time the verb pairing appears in the NT. 3. The bridal attire:: Fine linen is an expensive fabric worn by priests and royalty (Expositor s, p.571)
35 4. The divine Romance: Consider Ecclesiastes 3:11. [God] has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end. Hosea 2:19,20. I will betroth you to me forever. 5. The ultimate Groom: Revelation 19: The Great Ride: Revelation 19: concluding thoughts... Psalm 90:2b from The Message: from once upon a time to kingdom come You are God.
36 Revelation 21 Session eleven introduction True to His infinite ways, the Alpha and the Omega does not bring all things to a finish simply to leave them finished but to redeem them and usher them to a new beginning. In today s session, we will see the impact of this redemption-bent New Creation on three entities or elements: Part One: The Inhabitants (Revelation 21:1-8) In his commentary Revelation, Dr. M.E. Boring points out a fact based on this segment of Scripture with profound implications: God does not make all new things, but all things new. (Revelation by M.E. Boring, p.220; quoted in NICNT, p.384)
37 Compare 21:1 to Isaiah 51: The reference to no longer any sea could be a metaphorical reference to there no longer being a Red Sea. See V.3. The Greek word for dwelling is (in lexical form) skene, a word and concept with tremendous significance in God s Biblical program. It shares the 3 consonants of the word Shekinah. See V.4. In this land of Evermore, part of its most exquisite beauty will be found in the Nevermore. Compare Isaiah 65: Part Two: The Inheritance (1 Peter 1:4; Revelation 21:7) Narrate Revelation 21:9-27 V.12 On the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel.
38 Session eleven Revelation 21 V.14 On the twelve foundations of the wall of the city were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. Compare a Biblical twist in V.19. (Ephesians 2:20) In the vision the city is shaped as a cube, undoubtedly tying it to the Holy of Holies both in the Old Testament Tabernacle and Solomon s Temple. Part Three: The Eternal Intention (Read Revelation 22:1-6) In every imaginable way, this is paradise regained and Eden restored. See Hebrews 11:8-16. The redeemed of the Lord will finally be home. concluding thoughts...
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Revelation 4:1-11 THE THRONE OF GOD Revelation 4 After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, Come up
Five Tape Series 4165 Immersion In the Spirit 4166 Transmitting God s Power 4167 At The End Of Time 4168 Resurrection Of The Body 4169 Final Judgment Laying The Foundation Volume 2 by Derek Prince Study
CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE BIBLE READING PLAN Wk MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY THEOLOGY 1 Study of God Creator Creator Creator Almighty Almighty Gen 1:1-31; 2:1-3 Ps 104:1-35 Is 40:12-26; Heb 11:1-6
The Book of Ephesians A study using 18 questions per chapter The purpose of this study is to find out What the Bible says. THE WORD FOR THE WORLD STUDIES IN THE NEW TESTAMENT by Bill DeLaughter Bill DeLaughter
1. The Lordship of Christ - "And God placed all things under His feet and appointed Him to be head over everything for the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills everything in every way."
Ark of the Covenant - Study 1 Teacher s Guide Notes prepared by Dr. Ian A. H. Bond You may use this study material in your personal Bible study or study group absolutely free. All we ask is that you acknowledge
The Techniques of Study 3 Simple Steps for Studying the Bible Course Overview On this course you will learn: The first roadblock to overcome so you can successfully learn anything. The three barriers to
KG (CLASS LKG & UKG) GENESIS 1 Enoch walked with God. 5:24 2 Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord. 6:8 3 All the people on earth will be blessed through you. 12:3 4 Abram gave him a tenth of everything.
Worship in Revelation Vern Sheridan Poythress The Lamb The Adoration of the Lamb, by Jan van Eyck, 1432 Worship from Theophany Seeing God in majesty Praise Awe Imitation 4:8 1:17 2 Cor. 3:18 A. Worship
Session 7 The 70-Weeks Prophecy of Daniel 9:24-27 (Part 1) Page 67 Session 7 The 70-Weeks Prophecy of Daniel 9:24-27 (Part 1) I. OUTLINE OF DANIEL 9:1-27 A. Daniel s intercessory prayer (Dan. 9:1-19) 1.
Seeing Jesus in Every Story You search the Scriptures, for in them you think you have eternal life; and these are they which testify of Me. John 5:39 Act 12 Jesus: The Alpha and Omega Revelation 21:1 6,
THE JESSE TREE 25 FAMILY DEVOTIONS LEADING UP TO CHRISTMAS Christmas is a wonderful time for celebration. A time to remember God s amazing act of love in sending his Son. A time to remember that the story
50 scripture verses on worry 1. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matt 6:34 NIV 2. I can do all this through him who gives
Bible Correspondence Course Lesson Three HOW TO STUDY THE BIBLE To study any book one must approach it in an orderly manner. A student does not take his G.C.E/ C.X C exams before he begins primary studies.
THE CHURCH What is the Church? 1 What is the Church? Matthew 16:18 INTRODUCTION: A. Matthew 16:18... And on this rock I will build My church. What is the church? 1. The prophets of old prophesied about
Session 3 THE MASS The Liturgy of the Eucharist: The Preparation of the Gifts and Eucharistic Prayer Introductory Rites Liturgy of the Word Liturgy of the Eucharist Concluding Rites A. Preparation of the
Everything Is For God s Glory God chose his people for his glory: Ephesians 1:4--6  even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In
(Leader and Reader Text) Vigil Service for a Deceased Serran with Lay Leader Prayers, readings and the quotes below are taken from Order of Christian Funerals, approved for use in the Dioceses of the United
OUTLINE BOOK OF REVELATION 1st. Woe 2nd. Woe 3rd. Woe 1st. -4th. Century 4th. Century - 17th. Century 18th. Century - Second Coming Seven Vials 7 S Six Seals Six Trumpets Seventh Seal Seventh Trumpet Six
Bible Study Questions on the Book of Revelation by David E. Pratte A workbook suitable for Bible classes, family studies, or personal Bible study For study questions on other books of the Bible, see our
HEALING SCRIPTURE CONFESSIONS God s Medicine For You Compiled by Dean Wall BELIEVERS PUBLICATIONS Box 33233 Denver, CO 80233-0233 U.S.A. Copyright 1985,1990 Believers Publications All Rights Reserved Printed
THE SAME (Hebrews 13:8) Adapted from: www.sermonseeds.org/master%20index.htm For more downloadable teachings see: www.altogetherlovely.org (FREE TEACHINGS) Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL
STATEMENT OF FAITH SECTION 1 THE BIBLE: We believe that the Bible is the written Word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit, and completely truthful in all it affirms. It bears witness to Jesus Christ, the
Isaiah 26:3 You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in him (God). Romans 8:28 And we know that in ALL things God works for the good of those who love Him, who
BIBLE CHARACTER STUDIES SESSION ONE DEVELOPING CHRISTIAN CHARACTER THROUGH STUDYING GOD S WORD God gave you His Word, the Bible, so that He can have a personal relationship with you. As you get to know
A Six-Week Sunday Worship Prayer Guide A Six-Week Sunday Worship Prayer Guide How to use this guide: Below are suggested prayer focuses to be used over a six-week period. Plan to set aside three to five
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