The Books of the New Testament
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.
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.
Victory of Christ and the church over sin and the world.
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.
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Summary of the Book of Revelation
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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
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.
What does the word Revelation mean?
Why was Revelation written?
What is the focus of the Book of Revelation?
Who was the author of the book of Revelation?
When was the book of Revelation written?
Where was the book of Revelation written?
What language was the book of Revelation written in?
What is the main theme in the book of Revelation?
Where can the main theme of Revelation be found?
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
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
of Asia in Roman Times
Map of New Testament Greece