Revelation (8-16)

{SEVEN TRUMPETS}

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  1. Sounding the Seven Trumpets - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 8:7-11:19 An overview of the sounding of the Seven Trumpets)
  2. The First Trumpet - Hail - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 8:7 - The first trumpet unleashes a plague based on the seventh plague of Egypt, but with modifications)
  3. Second Trumpet - Burning Mountain - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 8:8-9 - The second trumpet harms much of the commerce on which Babylon and the “inhabitants of the earth” depend)
  4. Third Trumpet - Bitter Waters - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 8:10-11 - The third trumpet produces a “great star” that falls onto the sources of fresh water, embittering them)
  5. Fourth Trumpet - Darkness - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 8:12 - The fourth trumpet causes a partial darkening of the sun, moon, and the stars)
  6. Three Woes - {PDF Copy} - (An eagle "flying in mid-heaven" announces the last three trumpets, the "three woes" – Revelation 8:13)
  7. Fifth Trumpet, First Woe - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 8:13-9:12 - The fifth trumpet blast unleashes the first of the “three woes”)
  8. Sixth Trumpet - Second Woe - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 9:13-21 - The sixth trumpet unleashes a demonic horde from beyond the “Euphrates” to afflict the unrepentant “inhabitants of the earth")
  9. The Little Scroll - {PDF Copy} - (John saw the scroll again, now unsealed and completely open, signifying his call to prophesy once more to peoples and kings Revelation 10:1-11)
  10. Measuring the Sanctuary - {PDF Copy} - (The sanctuary must be measured before the city can be inhabited, but first, it must be trampled underfoot by the nations - Revelation 11:1-2)
  11. Two Witnesses Testify - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 11:3-7 - The Two Witnesses engage in prophetic witness to the "inhabitants of the earth" until slain by the Beast)
  12. Beast from the Abyss - {PDF Copy} - (The first appearance of the beast is at its ascent from the Abyss when it wages war on the two witnesses – Revelation 11:7)
  13. The Two Witnesses Slain - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 11:8-14 - Hated by the impenitent, the “inhabitants of the earth” rejoice over the deaths of the two witnesses)
  14. Seventh Trumpet - Third Woe - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 11:15-19 - The  Seventh Trumpet blast ushers in the time of judgment)

    {WAR IN HEAVEN}

  1. Son versus Serpent - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 12:1-6 - War commences in Heaven when the Dragon attempts but fails to destroy the "son" birthed by the Woman Clothed with the Sun)
  2. War in Heaven - {PDF Copy} - (Defeated by the messianic “son,” the Dragon was expelled from heaven, while victory was declared for the saints - Revelation 12:7-12)
  3. The Seed of the Woman - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 12:13-17 - Having failed to destroy the "son," the Dragon pursues the "seed" of the woman)
  4. The Beast from the Sea - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 13:1-5 - The Dragon summons his "seed" to war against the saints, the Beast from the sea)
  5. War Against the Saints - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 13:6-10 - The Beast from the sea makes war on the saints on behalf of the Dragon)
  6. Beast from the Earth - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 13:11-15 - The Beast from the is the mouthpiece of the Beast from the sea and of the Dragon)
  7. Mark of the Beast - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 13:16-18 - Humanity is divided between those who follow the Lamb and those who take the Mark of the Beast)
  8. Embracing the Mark - {PDF Copy} - (The “inhabitants of the earth” willingly venerate the Beast and receive its mark, although Christians are not immune from its allure)
  9. Extent of the Beast's Reign - {PDF Copy} - (John sees an innumerable multitude of men from every nation exiting the tribulation to stand before the Lamb)

{FINAL HARVESTS}
  1. 144,000 Priests on Zion - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 14:1-5 - The 144,000 men on Zion follow the Lamb "wherever he goes," in contrast to the men that take the Mark of the Beast)
  2. Everlasting Gospel - Final Harvest - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 14:6-7 - Having contrasted the followers of the Lamb with the men that pay homage to the Beast, the book presents a definitive choice with two very different and everlasting consequences)
  3. The Fall of Babylon Announced - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 14:8-11 - Two more angels appear to announce the judicial sentence of God on “Babylon” and the “inhabitants of the earth” that give homage to the Beast)
  4. The Final "Grain" Harvest - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 14:12-16 - Two different “harvests” are to occur at the end of the age – The reaping of the “grain,” and the ingathering of the “fruit of the vine”)
  5. The Final Ingathering of the "Grapes" - {PDF Copy} - (The final ingathering of the “fruit of the vine” portrays the outpouring of the "wrath of God" on all men who take the "mark of the Beast" – Revelation 14:17-20)
  6. Final Day and Hour - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation moves inexorably from the Death and Resurrection of Jesus to the final day when God judges the wicked and vindicates the righteous)

{SEVEN BOWLS OF WRATH}
  1. The Song of the Lamb - {PDF Copy} - (Having “overcome” the Beast, the victorious People of God stand “upon” the Sea of Glass to sing the song of Moses and the Lamb – Revelation 15:1-4)
  2. Tent of Witness - {PDF Copy} - (The destructive force of the seven “last plagues” corresponds to the destruction of the Egyptian army in the Red Sea after Israel passed through the sea – Revelation 15:5-8)
  3. The First Four Bowls of Wrath - {PDF Copy} - (The first four Bowls of Wrath destroy the economic infrastructure of the realm of the Beast – Revelation 16:1-9)
  4. The Fifth Bowl of Wrath - {PDF Copy} - (The first four “bowls” undermined the economic structure of the World-Power; now, the fifth “bowl” targets its political dimension – Revelation 16:10-11)
  5. The Sixth Bowl of Wrath - Armageddon - {PDF Copy} - (The sixth “bowl” begins the final battle between the “Lamb” and the “Dragon” - Armageddon – Revelation 16:12-16)
  6. Kings of the East - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 16:12 - The “Kings of the East” are identical to the “Kings of the Earth” allied with the “Beast)
  7. Seventh Bowl of Wrath - {PDF Copy} - (The seventh “bowl of Wrath” produces the final overthrow of Babylon, the Great City – Revelation 16:17-20)
  8. Armageddon - Final War - {PDF Copy} - (The several “battle” scenes in Revelation all present the same final assault by Satan against the saints of the Lamb)

{RELATED TOPICS}
  1. Little Horn in Revelation - {PDF Copy} - (Is the little horn from Daniel found in the book of Revelation? - Daniel 7:7-8)
  2. Gog and Magog - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation identifies “Gog and Magog” as the nations from the “four corners of the Earth” gathered to attack the saints)
  3. Reigning on Zion - {PDF Copy} - (Following his Resurrection, Jesus began his reign from the messianic throne on “Zion,” as prophesied by David)

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