Revelation 4-11

{THRONE, SEALS, TRUMPETS}

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{SEALED SCROLL}
  1. Second Division - Outline - {PDF Copy} - (Outline of Revelation chapters 4 through 16)
  2. Absent Church? - (Revelation is a message to the church, the people of God, and one concerned with its situation on the earth) - {PDF Copy}
  3. I Came to be in Spirit - (Revelation 4:1 - Four different times, John found himself “in the Spirit” where he was transported to a new location) - {PDF Copy}
  4. Throne and 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}
  5. The Sealed Scroll - (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 it) - {PDF Copy}
  6. 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}

{SEVEN SEALS}
  1. Seven Seals - Overview - (Upon his arrival before the Throne, the Lamb begins to open the Seven Seals of the Sealed Scroll) - {PDF Copy}
  2. 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}
  3. 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}
  4. The Third Seal - (Revelation 6:5-6The third seal releases the rider on the black horse, producing economic hardship) - {PDF Copy}
  5. 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}
  6. First Four Seals - Aftermath - (The first four seal openings occurred under the watchful eyes of the Lamb and the four living creatures around the throne) - {PDF Copy}
  7. 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}
  8. Martyrs and Overcomers - (In Revelation, overcoming saints persevere in the testimony of Jesus no matter the cost, “even unto death) - {PDF Copy}
  9. Sixth Seal - Wrath - (Revelation 6:12-17 - The Sixth Seal opening ushers in the Day of the Lord, the time of wrath upon mankind) - {PDF Copy}
  10. The Great Earthquake - (The final day of wrath is characterized by unprecedented celestial and terrestrial events, including the great earthquake) - {PDF Copy}
  11. 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}
  12. 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}
  13. Innumerable Saints - (Revelation 7:9-12 - John now sees an innumerable multitude from all nations standing before the Lamb and the Throne) - {PDF Copy}
  14. 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}
  15. Redeemed of the Earth - (In Revelation, the redeemed people of God is composed of men and women from every nation purchased by the death of Jesus) - {PDF Copy}
  16. Silence in Heaven - (Revelation 8:1-6 - The Seventh Seal forms a transition to the next sevenfold series, the Seven Trumpets) - {PDF Copy}

{SEVEN TRUMPETS}
  1. Sounding the Seven Trumpets - (An 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 - (The fifth trumpet unleashes the first of three woes, and malevolent creatures began to ascend from the Abyss) - {PDF Copy}
  8. Sixth Trumpet - Second Woe - (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) - {PDF Copy}
  10. Sanctuary Measured - (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 - (The Two Witnesses carry out their prophetic witness to the "inhabitants of the earth") - {PDF Copy}
  13. Beast from the Abyss - (The Beast first appears when he ascends from the Abyss to wage war on the Two Witnesses after they complete their testimony) - {PDF Copy}
  14. Two Witnesses Slain - (Persecuted by the impenitent inhabitants of the earth, the Two Witnesses lie dead on the main street of the Great City) - {PDF Copy}
  15. Seventh Trumpet - Third Woe - (The seventh trumpet or second woe ushers in the consummation of the kingdom and the final judgment) - {PDF Copy}

{RELATED STUDIES}
  1. The Abyss - (The Abyss is the source of satanic attacks against the saints even though it remains under the authority of the Lamb) - {PDF Copy}
  2. The Ascent - (Repeatedly, Satan and his forces ascend from the deep pit to attack the men and women who belong to the Lamb) - {PDF Copy}
  3. He Who Is - {PDF Copy} - (God is the One who is and who was and who is coming, the Almighty who sits on the throne at the center of Creation)