The Book of Revelation
Brief Summary. John describes the seven churches in Asia, he records the visions that he received, and in the prophecy Jesus returns as the kinsman redeemer to claim this world as His inheritance. The final battle unfolds in a 7 year period through a series of seal, trumpet, and bowl judgements, He casts the antichrist and false prophet into the lake of fire and sets up the New Jerusalem, the new heaven and new earth for the redeemed. The book of Revelation is in harmony with the prophecies in the Old Testament especially the ones written by Ezekiel, Daniel and Zechariah.
Latin: Apocalypsis Iohannis
Greek: Apokalypsis Ioannou, Revelation of John
Author: John the disciple whom Jesus loved.
Place: The Island of Patmos near the coast of Asia Minor
Writing to: Seven churches in western Asia Minor.
Doctrinal Classification: Eschatology
General Theme: Victory of Christ and the church over sin and the world.
Important Points: The Rightful Owner (Heir) Coming with the Legal Document to Claim His Purchased Possession. A highly symbolic vision of the future rebellion, judgment, and consummation of all things. Many Jewish legal proceedings mentioned dealing with the right of redemption and forfeiture of property returning to its legal kinsman redeemer as found in the Books of Jeremiah and Ruth.
Revelation. "IT ought to be no prejudice to the credit and authority of this book that it has been rejected by men of corrupt minds, such as Cerdon and Marcion, and doubted of by men of a better character; for this has been the lot of other parts of holy writ, and of the divine Author of the scripture himself. The image and superscription of this book are truly sacred and divine, and the matter of it agreeable with other prophetical books, particularly Ezekiel and Daniel; the church of God has generally received it, and found good counsel and great comfort in it. From the beginning, the church of God has been blessed with prophecy. That glorious prediction of breaking the serpent's head was the stay and support of the patriarchal age; and the many prophecies there were concerning the Messiah to come were the gospel of the Old Testament. Christ himself prophesied of the destruction of Jerusalem; and, about the time in which that was accomplished, he entrusted the apostle John with this book of revelation, to deliver it to the church as a prediction of the most important events that should happen to it to the end of time, for the support of the faith of his people and the direction of their hope. It is called the Revelation, because God therein discovers those things which could never have been sifted out by the reasonings of human understanding, those deep things of God which no man knows, but the Spirit of God, and those to whom he reveals them." - Matthew Henry (Read More)
Outline of the Book of Revelation (Scriptures and Topics Covered)
The Vision on the Island of Patmos - 1 (The Things Seen)
The Letters to the Seven Churches - 2-3 (The Things Which Are)
The Revelation of Jesus Christ - 4-22 (The Things Which Shall Be Hereafter)
The Throne of God in Heaven 4-5
The Great Tribulation 6-18
- The Seal Judgments 6:1-8:1
- The Trumpet Judgments 8:2-11:19
- The Woman, Dragon, Beast, False Prophet, 666 12:1-13:18
- The End of the Great Tribulation 14:1-20
- The Bowl Judgments 15:1-16:21
- The Judgment of Religious and Commercial Babylon 17:1-18:21
The Return of Christ and Armageddon 19
The Millennium 20
The Great White Throne Judgment 21
The New Jerusalem and Eternity 22
Questions for further study.
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Who are the 24 elders?
What are the seal, trumpet, and bowl judgements?
What is the second coming?
What is the Book of Revelation's best advice?
How does the Book of Revelation encourage believers?
What is the New Jerusalem?
Map of New Testament Israel
Map of the Roman Empire
Map of the New Testament World
Map of Paul's First Missionary Journey
Map of Paul's Second Missionary Journey
Map of New Testament Cities
Map of the 7 Churches of Revelation (Asia Minor)
Map of the Roman Empire In the Time of Jesus
Map of Asia in Roman Times
Map of New Testament Greece
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The New Testament
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But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, by as much as He is also the mediator of a better covenant, which has been enacted on better promises. Heb. 8:6 (The Book of Hebrews)
The New Testament is the most wonderful book. It reveals how God has kept every promise that He made to the nation Israel and ultimately fulfilled His covenant with them in One Man, Jesus Christ. It contains an accurate account of the gospel of Jesus Christ, His life, His history on earth, His Words, and His plan for all nations including Israel. It reveals how God used a single man, a Jew, who courageously went out to the farthest parts of the known world, to preach the gospel, and would eventually die for his faith in Jesus Christ. It reveals the end of the world, and how Jesus Christ would receive the kingdom that God had promised Him from the beginning.
The New Covenant - A Heart Message
List of New Testament Books
|1 Corinthians||2 Corinthians||Galatians|
|1 Thessalonians||2 Thessalonians||1 Timothy|
|2 Peter||1 John||2 John|
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