Revelation

The Book of Revelation unveils the return of the Lord Jesus Christ at the end of time, as well as the years immediately preceding it.

CHAPTERS: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22

RESOURCES: Summary, Outline, Memorize

 


SUMMARY

AUTHOR. The opening verses of the Book Revelation plainly state that it was written by the Apostle John.

And from the first century to the present, Christians have almost unanimously agreed that it was written by the Apostle John.

DATE. Most scholars affirm that Revelation was written in 95 or 96 AD, while John was exiled on Patmos Island.

PURPOSE. To reveal events which will take place immediately before, during, and after the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.

INTERPRETATION. The Book of Revelation has a very unique character. It uses symbolic and apocalyptic forms of revelation extensively. Those can only be interpreted.

Here are the main interpretive principles:

Allegorical: the entire Bible is an extensive allegory to be interpreted in a nonliteral sense.

Futuristic: it realistically predicts the end-times events of the future.

Historical: a symbolic portrait of church history.

Preterist: a symbolic portrait of early church conflicts which have been fulfilled.

 


OUTLINE

INTRODUCTION

Revelation 1:1-3. Prologue

Revelation 1:4-8. Greeting to the seven churches in Asia Minor

Revelation 1:9-20. Vision of the Son of Man

LETTERS TO THE SEVEN CHURCHES OF ASIA MINOR

Revelation 2:1-7. To the church in Ephesus

Revelation 2:8-11. To the church in Smyrna

Revelation 2:12-17. To the church in Pergamum

Revelation 2:18-28. To the church in Thyatira

Revelation 3:1-6. To the church in Sardis

Revelation 3:7-13. To the church in Philadelphia

Revelation 3:14-22. To the church in Laodicea

GOD ALMIGHTY AND THE LAMB

Revelation 4:1-10. Worshipping God the Father in heaven

THE SEVEN SEALS

Revelation 5:1-14. The Lamb opens the book

Revelation 6:1-2. The first seal: a rider on a white horse

Revelation 6:3-4. The second seal: a red horse (war)

Revelation 6:5-6. The third seal: a black horse (famine & death)

Revelation 6:7-8. The fourth seal: a pale horse (death)

Revelation 6:9-11 The fifth seal: the martyrs in heaven

Revelation 6:12-17. The sixth seal: planet-wide disturbances

Revelation 7:1-8. The 144,000 Israelites are sealed

Revelation 7:9-17. A vast multitude from every nation

Revelation 8:1-5. The Lamb breaks the seventh seal

THE FIRST SIX TRUMPETS

Revelation 8:6-13. The first four trumpets

Revelation 9:1-12. The fifth trumpet

Revelation 9:13-21. The sixth trumpet

Revelation 10:1-11. The mighty angel and the small scroll

THE TWO WITNESSES

Revelation 11:1-6. The Two Witnesses

Revelation 11:7-10. The Two Witnesses are martyred

Revelation 11:11. The Two Witnesses are resurrected

Revelation 11:12-14. The Two Witnesses ascend into heaven

THE SEVENTH TRUMPET

Revelation 11:15-19. The Seventh Trumpet

Revelation 12:1-6. A woman and the dragon

Revelation 12:7-17. Civil war in heaven

Revelation 14:1-5. The 144,000 heroes stand with the Lamb

Revelation 14:6-7. An angel proclaims the Good News to the entire planet

Revelation 14:8-20. Two angels harvest the entire planet

Revelation 15:1-4. Heaven sings the song of Moses

THE SEVEN PLAGUES

Revelation 15:5-8. Seven angels with golden bowls of plagues

Revelation 16:1. The seven bowls of God’s wrath

Revelation 16:2. Aweful sores (Bowl #1)

Revelation 16:3. All marine life dies (Bowl #2)

Revelation 16:4-7. Rivers and springs die (Bowl #3)

Revelation 16:8-9. People burn with fire (Bowl #4)

Revelation 16:10-11. Darkness and pain (Bowl #5)

Revelation 16:12-16. Drought (Bowl #6)

Revelation 16:17-21. Earthquake (Bowl #7)

THE FALL OF BABYLON THE GREAT

Revelation 17:1-18. Religious “Babylon the Great” is destroyed

Revelation 18:1-24. Political “Babylon the Great” is destroyed

THE FINAL BATTLE

Revelation 19:1-5. Heaven sings a song of victory

Revelation 19:6-10. The marriage of the Lamb has arrived

Revelation 19:11-21. A rider on a white horse appears

Revelation 20:1-3. Satan is imprisoned

Revelation 20:4-6. The martyrs are resurrected

Revelation 20:7-10. Satan loses the final battle

Revelation 20:11-15. The wicked are judged and thrown into the Lake of Fire

THE NEW JERUSALEM

Revelation 21:1. The new heaven and new earth are created

Revelation 21:2-27. The New Jerusalem appears

Revelation 22:1-5. A River of Life flows through eternity

EPILOGUE

Revelation 22:6-12. The events in this book will happen “soon”

Revelation 22:13-19. Jesus is the Alpha and the Omega

Revelation 22:20-21. Come Lord Jesus!

 


MEMORIZE

Revelation 1:3. Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and keep the things that are written in it, for the time is at hand.

Revelation 2:4. But I have this against you, that you left your first love.

Revelation 2:5. Remember therefore from where you have fallen, and repent and do the first works; or else I am coming to you swiftly, and will move your lamp stand out of its place, unless you repent.

Revelation 3:19. As many as I love, I reprove and chasten. Be zealous therefore, and repent.

Revelation 3:20. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, then I will come in to him, and will dine with him, and he with me.

Revelation 11:3. I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.

Revelation 12:11. They overcame him because of the Lamb’s blood, and because of the word of their testimony. They didn’t love their life, even to death.

Revelation 14:15. Another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him who sat on the cloud, “Send your sickle, and reap; for the hour to reap has come; for the harvest of the earth is ripe!”

Revelation 15:3. They sang the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, “Great and marvelous are your works, Lord God, the Almighty! Righteous and true are your ways, you King of the nations.

Revelation 15:4. Who wouldn’t fear you, Lord, and glorify your name? For you only are holy. For all the nations will come and worship before you. For your righteous acts have been revealed.”

Revelation 19:11. I saw the heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and he who sat on it is called Faithful and True. In righteousness he judges and makes war.

Revelation 19:12. His eyes are a flame of fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has names written and a name written which no one knows but he himself.

Revelation 19:13. He is clothed in a garment sprinkled with blood. His name is called “The Word of God.”

Revelation 19:14. The armies which are in heaven followed him on white horses, clothed in white, pure, fine linen.

Revelation 19:15. Out of his mouth proceeds a sharp, double-edged sword, that with it he should strike the nations. He will rule them with an iron rod. He treads the wine press of the fierceness of the wrath of God, the Almighty.

Revelation 19:16. He has on his garment and on his thigh a name written, “KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”

Great verses to memorize from the entire Bible

 


REVELATION

CHAPTERS: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22

RESOURCES: Summary, Outline, Memorize

Unless otherwise noted, all Bible quotations on this page are from the World English Bible and the World Messianic Edition. These translations have no copyright restrictions. They are in the Public Domain.


 

Author: Todd Van Natta

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