REVELATION 12-16

{DRAGON, BEAST, LAMB}

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  1. Son versus Serpent - (Revelation 12:1-6 - War broke out in “heaven” with the “Dragon” poised to destroy the messianic “son” as soon as he was “born”) - {PDF Copy}
  2. The Shepherd of the Nations - (Revelation 12:5 - Jesus is the promised ruler from the line of David, the Shepherd of ALL nations) - {PDF Copy}
  3. War in Heaven - (The saints overcame the Dragon through the death of the Lamb and their faithful witness – Revelation 12:11) - {PDF Copy}
  4. The Short Season - (Revelation 12:7-12 - The Devil will be granted a final “short season” to persecute the saints of the Lamb) - {PDF Copy}
  5. The Seed of the Woman - (Revelation 12:17 - The “Dragon” set off to wage war on the “seed of the woman,” those who have the “testimony of Jesus”) - {PDF Copy}
  6. The Seed of the Woman and the Dragon - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 12:7-17 - The vision of the “Dragon” persecuting the “seed of the Woman” represents Satan’s present “war” against the saints of God)
  7. The Beast from the Sea - (Revelation 13:1-5 - The Dragon summons his "seed" to wage war on the saints, the Beast from the sea) - {PDF Copy}
  8. War Against the Saints - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 13:6-10The Dragon wages war on the saints of the Lamb, the Church, not against national and ethnic groups)
  9. The Persecuting Beast - {PDF Copy} - (In Revelation, the Dragon and his servants wage war against the saints and not against nations or ethnic groups)
  10. Beast from the Earth - (Revelation 13:11-15 - The Beast from the earth mimics the Lamb but is the mouthpiece of the Beast from the sea) - {PDF Copy}
  11. The Mark of the Beast - (Revelation 13:16-18 - Humanity is divided between those who follow the Lamb and those that take the Mark of the Beast) - {PDF Copy}
  12. Lord of History - (Both Revelation and Daniel proclaim the absolute sovereignty of God over the course of history and the fate of nations) - {PDF Copy}

{FINAL HARVESTS}
  1. The 144000 Priests on Zion - (Revelation 14:1-5 - The followers of the Lamb are contrasted with the followers of the Beast) - {PDF Copy}
  2. Everlasting Gospel - Final Harvest - (Revelation 14:6-7 Another angel appears to announce the "everlasting gospel" before the commencement of the harvest) - {PDF Copy}
  3. Fall of Babylon Announced - (Revelation 14:8-11 Two more angels announce judicial sentences on Babylon and the men who rendered homage to the Beast) - {PDF Copy}
  4. The Final "Grain" Harvest - (Revelation 14:12-16Two different “harvests” occur at the end of the age – The reaping of the “grain,” and the ingathering of the “fruit of the vine”) - {PDF Copy}
  5. The Final "Grape" Harvest - (Revelation 14:17-20The 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") - {PDF Copy}
  6. The Final Day and Hour - (Revelation moves inexorably from the Death and Resurrection of Jesus to the Great Dénouement, the final day when God judges the wicked and vindicates the righteous) - {PDF Copy}

{SEVEN BOWLS OF WRATH}
  1. Seven Bowls - Overview - (An overview of the "seven last plagues," the seven "bowls of wrath") - {PDF Copy}
  2. Song of the Lamb - (Revelation 15:1-4 - Having overcome the Beast, the victorious People of God stand on the Sea of Glass to sing the song of the Lamb) - {PDF Copy}
  3. Tent of Witness - (Revelation 15:5-8 - 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) - {PDF Copy}
  4. First Four Bowls of Wrath - (Revelation 16:1-9 - The first four Bowls of Wrath destroy the economic infrastructure of the realm of the Beast) - {PDF Copy}
  5. Fifth Bowl of Wrath - (Revelation 16:10-11 - The first four “bowls” undermined the economic structure of the World-Power; now, the fifth “bowl” targets its political dimension) - {PDF Copy
  6. Sixth Bowl of Wrath - (Revelation 16:12-16The sixth “bowl” begins the final battle between the “Lamb” and the “Dragon” - Armageddon) - {PDF Copy}
  7. Kings of the East - (Revelation 16:12 - The "kings of the east" are identical with the "kings of the earth" at Armageddon) - {PDF Copy}
  8. Finished! - The Seventh Bowl - (Revelation 16:17-21 - The last bowl culminates in the overthrow of Babylon, the Great City) - {PDF Copy}
  9. Armageddon - (The several battle scenes in Revelation all present the same final assault by Satan against the people of the Lamb) - {PDF Copy}

{INDIVIDUAL SUBJECTS}
  1. The Ancient Beast - {PDF Copy} - (The “beast from the sea” is the latest incarnation of an ancient creature that has been active since the fall of Adam)
  2. Little Horn in Revelation - {PDF Copy} - (Is the “little horn” from the book of Daniel found in Revelation?)
  3. Embracing the Mark - {PDF Copy} - (The “inhabitants of the earth” are willing participants in the veneration of the Beast, but Christians may also succumb to the false faith)
  4. Four Beasts Become One - (The single beast John saw rising from the sea is not identical to the four beasts seen by Daniel) - {PDF Copy}
  5. Counterfeit Christ - (The “false prophet” mimics the Lamb in order to entice men to give allegiance to the “beast from the sea) - {PDF Copy}
  6. The Dragon's War - (The language of war is used to portray the assaults of the Dragon against the saints who follow the Lamb) - {PDF Copy}
  7. The Extent of the Beast's Reign - (In Revelation, the Beast rules over all the kings and the inhabitants of the earth) - {PDF Copy}
  8. Inhabitants of the Earth - (The “inhabitants of the earth” represent the men excluded from the “book of life” for aligning with the "beast")  - {PDF Copy}

Volcanic eruption by Marc Szeglat on Unsplash
Volcanic eruption by Marc Szeglat on Unsplash