The Main Story of Revelation - Part 1

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This lesson decodes the symbolic language used in John’s visions to tell his story.

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The Main Story of Revelation - Part 1

  1. 1. Daniel/Revelation for Beginners 9 Mike Mazzalongo
  2. 2. Outline - Revelation Prologue – Christ Communicates – 1:1-8 Vision I – Christ & the Church – 1:9 – 3:22 Vision II – Christ in Heaven – 4:1 – 11:19 Vision III – Christ in Conquest – 12:1 – 21:8
  3. 3. 12 A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars; 2 and she was with child; and she cried out, being in labor and in pain to give birth. - Revelation 12:1-2
  4. 4. 3 Then another sign appeared in heaven: and behold, a great red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads were seven diadems. - Revelation 12:3
  5. 5. 4 And his tail swept away a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she gave birth he might devour her child. - Revelation 12:4
  6. 6. 5 And she gave birth to a son, a male child, who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron; and her child was caught up to God and to His throne. - Revelation 12:5
  7. 7. 6 Then the woman fled into the wilderness where she had a place prepared by God, so that there she would be nourished for one thousand two hundred and sixty days. - Revelation 12:6
  8. 8. 4 Step Attack 1. Attacks the Child
  9. 9. 4 Step Attack 1. Attacks the Child 2. Attacks the Throne
  10. 10. 4 Step Attack 1. Attacks the Child 2. Attacks the Throne 3. Attacks the Woman
  11. 11. 4 Step Attack 1. Attacks the Child 2. Attacks the Throne 3. Attacks the Woman 4. Attacks the Church
  12. 12. In Ch. 13 John begins to Describe the enemy (Rome) in more detail.
  13. 13. BEAST = ROME • Red – Violence/Evil • 10 Horns – Absolute temporal power • 10 Crowns – Absolute temporal rulership • 7 Heads – 7 Mountains - 7 Kings/Emperors - 7 Real + 1 in Spirit
  14. 14. False Prophet Lamb Religion Dragon Evil False Religion
  15. 15. False Prophet Influences worship using 3 methods: 1.Magic/Sorcery
  16. 16. False Prophet Influences worship using 3 methods: 1.Magic/Sorcery 2.Economic Sanctions
  17. 17. False Prophet Influences worship using 3 methods: 1.Magic/Sorcery 2.Economic Sanctions 3.Threats of Violence
  18. 18. 666 = False Prophet = Nero (Asiarchs)
  19. 19. Action Sequence • Satan gives power to the st 1 beast
  20. 20. Action Sequence • Satan gives power to the beast • Beast will persecute for a short time (3 ½ yrs.) st 1
  21. 21. Action Sequence • Satan gives power to the beast • Beast will persecute for a short time (3 ½ yrs.) st beast gives authority to 2nd beast – false prophet •1 st 1
  22. 22. Action Sequence • • • • st 1 Satan gives power to the beast Beast will persecute for a short time (3 ½ yrs.) st beast gives authority to 2nd beast – false prophet 1 nd beast promotes worship of 1st beast 2
  23. 23. Action Sequence • • • • • st 1 Satan gives power to the beast Beast will persecute for a short time (3 ½ yrs.) st beast gives authority to 2nd beast – false prophet 1 nd beast promotes worship of 1st beast 2 666 = imperfection = name of Nero
  24. 24. Action Sequence • • • • • • st 1 Satan gives power to the beast Beast will persecute for a short time (3 ½ yrs.) st beast gives authority to 2nd beast – false prophet 1 nd beast promotes worship of 1st beast 2 666 = imperfection = name of Nero ASIARCHS = promoted emperor worship
  25. 25. 14 Then I looked, and behold, the Lamb was standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His name and the name of His Father written on their foreheads. 2 And I heard a voice from heaven, like the sound of many waters and like the sound of loud thunder, and the voice which I heard was like the sound of harpists playing on their harps. - Revelation 14:1-2
  26. 26. 3 And they sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders; and no one could learn the song except the one hundred and forty-four thousand who had been purchased from the earth. - Revelation 14:3
  27. 27. 4 These are the ones who have not been defiled with women, for they have kept themselves chaste. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These have been purchased from among men as first fruits to God and to the 5 And no lie was found in their Lamb.  mouth; they are blameless. - Revelation 14:4-5
  28. 28. 3 Angels Angel #1 – Judgment at hand
  29. 29. 3 Angels Angel #1 – Judgment at hand Angel #2 – Fall of Rome
  30. 30. 3 Angels Angel #1 – Judgment at hand Angel #2 – Fall of Rome Angel #3 – Destruction of people
  31. 31. 2 Sickles • Judgment of Believers (144,000) • Judgment of Unbelievers

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