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Summary: This is a study of in the book of Revelation. This is a controversial subject but takes a conservative approach to understanding the book.

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Note: I used many sources to study this book, one of my favorites is Revelation: God’s Word for the Biblically-Inept by Daymond Duck and some out of different study bibles.

Note: I used many sources to study this book, one of my favorites is Revelation: God’s Word for the Biblically-Inept by Daymond Duck and some out of different study bibles.

Title: The Book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ

Theme: To give an introduction to the study of the book of the Revelation

Text: Revelation

Title: The Revelation of Jesus Christ.

Author: John the son of Zebedee. Also the author of 1,2,3 John. Why

1) Known in the seven churches

2) Writes with the authority expecting those who read to listen and not doubt.

3) References to divine inspiration. (1:1,11,19; 10;10;22:6-9)

4) Similar in thought as in 1,2,3 John

Place: Isle of Paptmos (1:9) 50 miles southwest of Ephesus

Purpose: To reveal the coming of Christ and to encourage the people

Interpretations:

1. Preterists: The book of Revelation is written about things that were fulfilled in the past and have no present or future purpose

2. Historical: All of Revelation is an entire sweep of history from John’s day to the end of the Age.

3. Historical-spiritualists (idealists): Historical facts that are there for us to learn from and apply to our lives. No future significance. (Amillennialism-dosen't believe in a literal miliennialiam)

4. Futurists: (premillennialism-we will be taken away before the millenialiarn) (post-rniilennialists the world will get better until Christ comes to reign)

Ten Great Subjects:

1) The Lord Jesus Christ ( Gen 3:15)

2) The Chuurch begining in the New Testament (Mt 16:18)

3) The resurrection and the translation of the saints (John 14; 1 Thes 4:13-18:1 Cor

15:51-52)

4) The Great Tribulation (Dt 4)

5) Satan and evil ( Ez 28:11-18)

6) The "man of sin" (Ez 28:1-10)

7) The course and end of apostate Chrsitendom (Dan 2:31-45; Mt 13)

8) The beginning, course, and end of the "times of the Gentiles ( Dan 2:37-45; Luke

21:24)

9) The second coming of Christ (Jude 14-15 spoken of by Enoch)

10) Israel's covenant. (Gen 12:1-3)

Ch.1 Ch. 4-5 Ch. 19 Great Whitee Throne

Church The Great Tribulation 1000 years Etetniw

Ohs 2-3 Oh. 6-18 Oh. 20 Cli. 21-22

Divisions:

Revelation 1:18 I [ami he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death. 19 Write the things which thou lust seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter;

I. Thou hast seen The person of Christ ch. 1

II. The things which are The possession of Christ-The church ch. 2-3

III. The tings which shall be here after-The program of Christ ch. 4-22

Past Present Future

Outline:

I. Prologue: Christ Communicating 1:1-1:8

II. Vision I: Christ in the Church: The Living One 1:9-3:22

III. Vision II: Christ in the Cosmos: The Redeemer Place: Heaven 4:1-16:21

IV. Vision ifi: Christ in Conquest: The Warrior Place: Wilderness 17:1-21:8

V. Vision IV: Christ in Communication: The Lamb Place: A Mountain 21:9-22:5

VI. Epilogue: Christ Challenging 22:6-22:21

Contrast Between Genesis and Revelation:

In Genesis the earth was created; in Revelation the earth passes away.

In Genesis was Satan's first rebellion; in Revelation is Satan's last rebellion.

In Genesis the sun, moon, and stars were for earth;s government; in Revelation these same

heavenly bodies are for earth9s judgetnent. In Genesis the stin was to govern the day; in

Revelation there is no need for the sun.

In Genesis darkness was called night; in Revelation there is "no night there" (Rev

21 :25;22:5)

In Genesis the waters were called seas; in Revelation there is no more sea.

In Genesis was the entrance of sin; in Revelation is the exodus of sin.

In Genesis the curse is removed.

In Genesis death evtered; in Revelation there is no more death.

In Genesis was the begirining of sorrow and suffeiti; in Revelation flier ewill he no nit)re

sorrow and no more tears.

In Genesis was the marriage of the first Adam; in Revelation is the marriage of the Last

Adam.

In Genesis we saw man's city, Babylon, being built; in Revelation we see man's citv

Babylon, destroyed and God's city, the New Jerusalem, brought into view.

In Genesis Satan's doom was pronounced; in Revelation Satan's doom is executed.

Genesis opens the book with an global view and the book of the Revelation ends with a global view showing what God is doing with the universe.

Revelation 1: 3. Blessed [is] he that readeth, and they that hear the vvords 9£ this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the tinie f/s] at hand.

Why study the book of Revelation?

1) Revelation is the Word of God (the Bible).

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