The Main Story of Revelation - Part 4


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The final lesson continues to explain the meaning of the symbolic language in describing the climactic ending to the visions that John has described in this final book of the bible.

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The Main Story of Revelation - Part 4

  1. 1. Daniel/Revelation for Beginners 12 Mike Mazzalongo
  2. 2. Plot of the Story! 1. Jesus speaks and reveals the future of the church to John.! ! 2. John sees a series of visions that reveal:! A. B. C. D. God & Satan’s power.! Satan’s attacks.! God’s judgment and destruction.! God & the church rejoicing in Heaven
  3. 3. ! 20 Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand! - Revelation 20:1
  4. 4. ! 2 And he laid hold of the dragon, the serpent of old, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years;! - Revelation 20:2
  5. 5. ! 3 and   he threw him into the abyss, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he would not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were completed; after these things he must be released for a short time.! - Revelation 20:3
  6. 6. 4 Then I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received the mark on their forehead and on their hand; and they came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.! - Revelation 20:4
  7. 7. 5 The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were completed. This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy is the one who has a part in the first resurrection; over these the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with Him for a thousand years.! - Revelation 20:5-6
  8. 8. ! Victory of the Saints • Saints are in heaven rejoicing! nd coming • 1,000 years = Pentecost! Before 2
  9. 9. 7 When the thousand years are completed, Satan will be released from his prison, 8 and will come out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together for the war; the number of them is like the sand of the seashore.! - Revelation 20:7-8
  10. 10. 9 And they came up on the broad plain of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city, and fire came down from heaven and devoured them. 10 And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are also; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.! - Revelation 20:9-10
  11. 11. ! Victory of the Saints ! •Saints are in heaven rejoicing! nd •1,000 years = Pentecost! Before 2 coming! •Satan’s brief return! •Satan’s final destruction
  12. 12. ! Final Judgment ! • Judgment of disobedient and wicked.! • Destruction of death and Hades.
  13. 13. Final State of the Righteous ! with God in Heaven 1. Perfect Fellowship
  14. 14. Final State of the Righteous ! with God in Heaven 1. Perfect Fellowship! 2. Perfect Protection
  15. 15. ! 9 Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and spoke with me, saying, “Come here, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.”! - Revelation 21:9
  16. 16. ! 10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the holy city, Jerusalem, coming down out of 11 having the glory of God. heaven from God,  Her brilliance was like a very costly stone, as a stone of crystal-clear jasper.! - Revelation 21:10-11
  17. 17. ! 12 It had a great and high wall, with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels; and names were written on them, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel.! - Revelation 21:12
  18. 18. 13 There were three gates on the east and three gates on the north and three gates on the south and three gates on the west. 14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundation stones, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.! - Revelation 21:13-14
  19. 19. 15 The one who spoke with me had a gold measuring rod to measure the city, and its gates and its wall. 16 The city is laid out as a square, and its length is as great as the width; and he measured the city with the rod, fifteen hundred miles; its length and width and height are equal.! - Revelation 21:15-16
  20. 20. Final State of the Righteous ! with God in Heaven 1. Perfect Fellowship! 2. Perfect Protection! 3. Perfect Provision
  21. 21. 22 Then he showed me a river of the water of life, clear as crystal, coming from the throne 2 in the middle of its of God and of the Lamb,  street. On either side of the river was the tree of life, bearing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.! - Revelation 22:1-2
  22. 22. ! 3 There will no longer be any curse; and the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, 4 they and His bond-servants will serve Him;  will see His face, and His name will be on their foreheads.! - Revelation 22:3-4
  23. 23. ! 5 And there   will no longer be any night; and they will not have need of the light of a lamp nor the light of the sun, because the Lord God will illumine them; and they will reign forever and ever.! - Revelation 22:5
  24. 24. Witnesses – Angel! ! 6 And he said to me, “These words are faithful and !true”; and the Lord, the God of the spirits of the ! prophets, sent His angel to show to His bond-servants the things which must soon take place.! - Revelation 22:6
  25. 25. ! ! 16 “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you ! these things for the churches. I am the root and ! the descendant of David, the bright morning star.”!! - Revelation 22:16
  26. 26. Witnesses - Jesus! ! 7 “And behold, I am coming quickly. Blessed is he who heeds the words of the prophecy of this book.” 16 “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things for the churches. I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star.”! ! 
 - Revelation 22:7;16
  27. 27. Witnesses - John! 8 I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed me these things. 9 But he said to me, “Do not do that. I am a fellow servant of yours and of your brethren the prophets and of those who heed the words of this book. Worship God.”! - Revelation 22:8-9
  28. 28. Conclusion • Witnesses! • Instructions! - Daniel! ! ! ! ! - John! ! Seal! Open Seal
  29. 29. • Witnesses! • Instructions! • Invitation! 17 The Spirit and the bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost.! - Revelation 22:17
  30. 30. Conclusion • • • • Witnesses! Instructions! Invitation! Final Instructions & Blessing! ! ! ! ! ! !
  31. 31. 18 I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues which 19 and if anyone takes are written in this book;  away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his part from the tree of life and from the holy city, which are written in this book.! - Revelation 22:18-19
  32. 32. ! ! 20 He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming quickly.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.
 21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen.! - Revelation 22:20-21
  33. 33. Lessons ! 1. Satan is Real! 2. Hell is Real! ! 3. Heaven is Real! ! ! ! !
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