Revelation 4-11

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  1. An Absent Church? - (In its entirety, Revelation is a message for, to, and about the church, the people of God, and concerns its situation on the earth – Revelation 4:1-3) - {PDF Copy}
  2. I Came to be in Spirit - (Revelation 4:1Four different times, John found himself “in the Spirit” and transported to a new location where he received another vision) - {PDF Copy}
  3. The Throne and the Cosmos - (Revelation 4:1-11 - The image of the glorious Throne places God and His rule at the center of the created order and prepares the reader for the introduction of the Lamb) - {PDF Copy}
  4. The Scroll Sealed with Seven Seals - (Revelation 5:1-4 - The One Sitting on the Throne holds a Scroll sealed tight by seven seals. A search is made for someone in the Creation who is “worthy” to open the Sealed Scroll) - {PDF Copy}
  5. Worthy is the Lamb! - (The central figure of Revelation is the slain Lamb, who alone is worthy to open the sealed scroll – Revelation 5:5-14) - {PDF Copy}
  6. Seven Seals - Overview - (Revelation 6:1-8Upon his arrival before the Throne, the Lamb commences immediately to open the Seven Seals of the Sealed Scroll.) - {PDF Copy}
  7. The First Seal - (Revelation 6:1-2The Lamb now breaks open the first seal, releasing a rider carrying a bow and riding a white horse) - {PDF Copy}
  8. The Second Seal - (Revelation 6:3-4The second rider is on a fiery-red horse sent to “remove peace from the earth” by causing men to “slay one another”) - {PDF Copy}
  9. The Third Seal - (Revelation 6:5-6The third seal releases a rider on a black horse. A voice from the Throne prohibits him from destroying what is needed for daily life) - {PDF Copy}
  10. The Fourth Seal - (Revelation 6:7-8The fourth seal releases a rider named “Death” who is followed by “Hades” gathering up the dead in his wake) - {PDF Copy}
  11. The First Four Seals - The Aftermath - (The first four seal openings occurred under the watchful eye of the “Lamb” and the “four living creatures” around the “throne” – Revelation 6:8) - {PDF Copy}
  12. The Fifth Seal - Martyrs - (Revelation 6:9-11 - The fifth seal reveals the souls of martyrs underneath an altar from which they cry out for vindication and justice) - {PDF Copy}
  13. Martyrs and Overcomers - (In Revelation, overcoming saints persevere in the “testimony of Jesus,” no matter the cost, “even unto death”) - {PDF Copy}
  14. Sixth Seal - Day of Wrath - (Revelation 6:12-17 - The Sixth Seal opening ushers in the Day of the Lord, the time of wrath upon mankind) - {PDF Copy}
  15. The Great Earthquake - (The final day of wrath is characterized by unprecedented celestial and terrestrial events, including the “great earthquake – Revelation 6:12-17) - {PDF Copy}
  16. Sealing the Saints - (Revelation 7:1-3God’s servants are sealed before the “four winds of the earth” are unleashed by the four horsemen) - {PDF Copy}
  17. Numbering the Saints - (Revelation 7:4-8144,000 males from the tribes of Israel are numbered and assembled for transit to the Promised Land ) - {PDF Copy}
  18. The Innumerable Saints - (Revelation 7:9-12 - John now sees an innumerable multitude from all nations standing before the Lamb and the Throne) - {PDF Copy}
  19. Standing Before The Lamb - (Revelation 7:13-17 - One of the twenty-four “elders” interpreted the vision of the innumerable multitude standing before the Throne) - {PDF Copy}
  20. Seventh Seal - Silence - (Revelation 8:1-6 - The Seventh Seal forms a transition to the next sevenfold series, the Seven Trumpets) - {PDF Copy}
  1. Sounding the Seven Trumpets - (Revelation 8:7-11:19An overview of the Seven Trumpets and the several intervening events) - {PDF Copy}
  2. First Trumpet - Hail - (Revelation 8:7The first trumpet unleashes a plague based on the seventh plague of Egypt, but with modifications ) - {PDF Copy}
  3. Second Trumpet - Burning Mountain - (Revelation 8:8-9The second trumpet harms much of the commerce on which Babylon and the “inhabitants of the earth” depend) - {PDF Copy}
  4. Third Trumpet - Bitter Waters - (Revelation 8:10-11The third trumpet produces a “great star” that falls onto the sources of freshwater, embittering them) - {PDF Copy}
  5. Fourth Trumpet - Darkness - (Revelation 8:12The fourth trumpet causes a partial darkening of the sun, moon, and the stars) - {PDF Copy}
  6. The Three Woes - (An eagle "flying in mid-heaven" announces the last three trumpets, the "three woes" – Revelation 8:13) - {PDF Copy}
  7. Fifth Trumpet, First Woe - (Revelation 8:13-9:12 - Three “woes” are proclaimed that correspond to the last three trumpets) - {PDF Copy}
  8. Sixth Trumpet - Second Woe - (Revelation 9:13-21 - The sixth trumpet is related to the sixth bowl of wrath; both release creatures from beyond the Euphrates) - {PDF Copy}
  9. The Little Scroll - (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) - {PDF Copy}
  10. Sanctuary Measured - (Revelation 11:1-2 - The sanctuary must be measured before the city can be inhabited, but first, it must be trampled underfoot) - {PDF Copy}
  11. Forty-Two Months - 1,260 Days - (The forty-two months and 1,260-days both refer to the same prophetic period when the saints are persecuted) - {PDF Copy}
  12. Two Witnesses Testify - (Revelation 11:3-7 - The Two Witnesses carry out their prophetic witness to the "inhabitants of the earth") - {PDF Copy}
  13. Beast from the Abyss - (The first appearance of the “beast” is at its ascent from the “Abyss” when it wages “war” on the “two witnesses – Revelation 11:7) - {PDF Copy}
  14. The Abyss - (Revelation 11:7 - The Abyss is the source of satanic attacks against the people of God, yet it is under the authority of the Lamb) - {PDF Copy}
  15. The Two Witnesses Slain - (Revelation 11:8-14Hated by the impenitent, the “inhabitants of the earth” rejoice over the deaths of the two witnesses) - {PDF Copy}
  16. The Seventh Trumpet - Third Woe - (Revelation 11:15-19 - The Seventh Trumpet ushers in the Day of  the Lord, the time of the final judgment) - {PDF Copy}
  17. Tale of Two Cities - (An underlying theme in Revelation is the contrast and conflict between two “cities,” New Jerusalem and Babylon) - {PDF Copy}
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