Revelation 12-16

{DRAGON, BEAST, LAMB}
[Click on the title to open an article]
  1. The Woman Clothed with the Sun and the Dragon - (Revelation 12:1-6 - The appearance of the "son," the messianic figure of Psalm 2:9) - {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 and on the Earth - (Revelation 12:7-17 - Having failed to destroy the Son or the Woman, the Dragon pursues the "seed" of the Woman) - {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 and its earthly agents wage war” on the saints of the Lamb, the Church, not against national and ethnic groups)
  9. The 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}
  10. 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}
  11. The 144000 Priests of the Lamb on Zion - (Revelation 14:1-5 - The followers of the Lamb are contrasted with the followers of the Beast) - {PDF Copy}
  12. The Everlasting Gospel and the Final Harvest - (Revelation 14:6-7 Another angel appears to announce the "everlasting gospel" before the commencement of the harvest) - {PDF Copy}
  13. The Announcement of the Fall of Babylon - (Revelation 14:8-11 Two more angels announce judicial sentences on Babylon and the men who rendered homage to the Beast) - {PDF Copy}
  14. 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}
  15. 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}
{SEVEN BOWLS OF WRATH}
  1. The Seven Bowls of Wrath - Overview - (Chapter 15 introduces the seven angels who were tasked with emptying the “seven bowls of wrath) - {PDF Copy}
  2. The Song of Moses and the Lamb - (Revelation 15:1-4 - Having “overcome” the Beast, the victorious People of God stand “upon” the Sea of Glass to sing the song of Moses and the Lamb) - {PDF Copy}
  3. The Sanctuary and the Tent of Meeting - (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. The 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. The 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. The Sixth Bowl of Wrath - Armageddon - (Revelation 16:12-16The sixth “bowl” begins the final battle between the “Lamb” and the “Dragon” - Armageddon) - {PDF Copy}
  7. The Seventh Bowl of Wrath - (Revelation 16:17-21 - The last bowl culminates in the overthrow of Babylon, the Great City) - {PDF Copy}
  8. Armageddon - One Final Battle - (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 War Against the Saints - {PDF Copy} - (Language from Daniel’s vision of the “little horn” that waged war against the “saints” is applied in Revelation to the church – Daniel 7:21)
  2. An 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)
  3. The Little Horn in Revelation - {PDF Copy} - (Is the “little horn” from the book of Daniel found in the book of Revelation? - Daniel 7:7-8)
  4. Embracing the Mark of the Beast - {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)
  5. The Mark of the Beast or the Seal of God? - {PDF Copy} - (In Revelation, “all” means “all.” All rulers, nations, and inhabitants of the earth that refuse to follow the Lamb render homage to the Beast)
  6. The Single Beast of Revelation is not identical to the Four Beasts of Daniel - (The single beast John saw rising from the sea is not identical to the four beasts seen by Daniel) - {PDF Copy}
  7. The Counterfeit Religion of the Beast - (The “beast from the sea” is a counterfeit who mimics the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ, in order to deceive the saints and, thus, destroy them) - {PDF Copy}
  8. The Military Campaigns of the Beast from the Sea - (The language of war is employed in Revelation to portray the assaults of the Dragon against the saints who follow the Lamb) - {PDF Copy}
  9. The Mark of the Beast - Considerations - (When we imbibe the values of the existing world order, we begin to take the "mark of the Beast”) - {PDF Copy}
  10. The Universal Extent of the Beast's Reign - (In Revelation, the Beast rules over all the kings and the inhabitants of the earth) - {PDF Copy}
  11. The Kings of the East - (Revelation 16:12 - The "kings of the east" are identical with the "kings of the earth" at Armageddon) - {PDF Copy}
  12. Ravenous Beasts in the Church - (Throughout the present age, the Church is plagued with deceivers bent on misleading the saints and bringing about their apostasy)  - {PDF Copy)
  13. Antichrist, Plural, in the Church - (The Antichrist is a deceiver intent on misleading disciples of Jesus into apostasy)  - {PDF Copy}
{MAN OF LAWLESSNESS}
  1. The Man of Lawlessness - The Problem - (2 Thessalonians 2:1-2 - In Thessalonica, certain voices were disseminating false information about the Day of the Lord) - {PDF Copy}
  2. The Apostasy and the Son of Destruction - (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 - Two pivotal events must occur before the Day of the Lord - the Apostasy and the Man of Lawlessness) - {PDF Copy}
  3. The Man of Lawlessness - Until Revealed - (The Mystery of Lawlessness is at work in the world to prepare for the unveiling of the Man of Lawlessness) - {PDF Copy}
  4. The Man of Lawlessness - Parousia and Destruction - (At his parousia, Jesus will destroy the Man of Lawlessness) - {PDF Copy}
  5. Little Horn - Son of Destruction - (The “little horn” in Daniel is the model for the “man of lawlessness” described by Paul  2 Thessalonians 2:3-9) - {PDF Copy}
Volcanic eruption by Marc Szeglat on Unsplash
Volcanic eruption by Marc Szeglat on Unsplash

Most Popular Posts

Destruction of Babylon

Kings of the East