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  • 1. Mt. Washington ----Elevation 6289
  • 2. “Apocalyptic literature is aspecial kind of writing thatarose among Jews andChristians to reveal certainmysteries about heavenand earth, humanity andGod, angels and demons,the life of the world today,and the world to come.”
  • 3. Apocalyptic literature“reveals” these mysteries through the use of visions and highly symbolic language.
  • 4. Our Guiding Principle Don’t miss the forest for the trees! Let’s not get lost in the details and therefore miss the message Jesus has for us!
  • 5. Chp. 1 Chp. 2-3 Chps. 4-22 “Things which “Things “Things which will take place” you have which seen” are” Vision of Christ Vision of ConsummationTheophany Talks Tribulations Triumph Together!
  • 6. Revelation 12
  • 7. Revelation 13Satan ramps up his attack against God’s people, he brings two key players onto his team (theAntichrist and his false prophet) – forming an unholy Trinity.
  • 8. The Unholy TrinityRevelation 13:7Also it was allowed to make war on thesaints and to conquer them.
  • 9. Revelation 14Good news! Bad news!
  • 10. Revelation 14One new song (vv. 1-5)Three angelic announcements (vv. 6-11)Yet another call for endurance (vv. 12-13)Two final harvests (vv. 14-20)
  • 11. Revelation 14One new song (vv. 1-5)Three angelic announcements (vv. 6-11)Yet another call for endurance (vv. 12-13)Two final harvests (vv. 14-20)
  • 12. Rev. 14 – One new song . . .Revelation 14:1Then I looked, and behold, on MountZion stood the Lamb, and withhim 144,000 who had his name and hisFathers name written on theirforeheads.
  • 13. Rev. 14 – One new song . . .Psalm 2:6As for me, I have set my King on Zion,my holy hill.
  • 14. Rev. 14 – One new song . . .Revelation 14:1Then I looked, and behold, on MountZion stood the Lamb, and withhim 144,000 who had his name and hisFathers name written on theirforeheads.
  • 15. Rev. 14 – One new song . . .Revelation 14:2And I heard a voice from heaven like theroar of many waters and like the soundof loud thunder. The voice I heard waslike the sound of harpists playing on theirharps,
  • 16. Rev. 14 – One new song . . .Revelation 14:3 And they (the 144k) were singing a newsong before the throne and before thefour living creatures and before theelders. No one could learn that songexcept the 144,000 who had beenredeemed from the earth.
  • 17. Rev. 14 – One new song . . .Revelation 14:4aIt is these who have not defiledthemselves with women, for they arevirgins.2 Corinthians 11:2For I feel a divine jealousy for you, since Ibetrothed you to one husband, topresent you as a pure virgin to Christ.
  • 18. Rev. 14 – One new song . . .Revelation 14:4bIt is these who follow the Lambwherever he goes.
  • 19. Rev. 14 – One new song . . .Revelation 14:4bIt is these who follow the Lamb whereverhe goes.
  • 20. Mary Had a Little LambRevelation 14:4bIt is these who follow the Lamb whereverhe goes.
  • 21. Rev. 14 – One new song . . .Revelation 14:5And in their mouth no lie was found, forthey are blameless.Matthew 12:34For out of the abundance of the heartthe mouth speaks.
  • 22. Revelation 14One new song (vv. 1-5)Three angelic announcements (vv. 6-11)
  • 23. Rev. 14 – Three Angelic Announcements: The GoodRevelation 14:6Then I saw another angel flying directlyoverhead, with an eternal gospel toproclaim to those who dwell on earth, toevery nation and tribe and language andpeople.
  • 24. Rev. 14 – Three Angelic Announcements: The GoodRevelation 14:7And he said with a loud voice, “Fear Godand give him glory, because the hour ofhis judgment has come, and worshiphim who made heaven and earth, thesea and the springs of water.”
  • 25. Rev. 14 – Three Angelic Announcements: The BadRevelation 14:8Another angel, a second, followed,saying, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon thegreat, she who made all nations drink thewine of the passion of her sexualimmorality.”
  • 26. Rev. 14 – Three Angelic Announcements: The BadJeremiah 5:7How can I pardon you? Your childrenhave forsaken me and have sworn bythose who are no gods. When I fed themto the full, they committed adultery andtrooped to the houses of whores.
  • 27. Rev. 14 – Three Angelic Announcements: The UglyRevelation 14:9And another angel, a third, followedthem, saying with a loud voice, “Ifanyone worships the beast and its imageand receives a mark on his forehead oron his hand,
  • 28. Rev. 14 – Three Angelic Announcements: The UglyRevelation 14:10He also will drink the wine of Godswrath, poured full strength into the cupof his anger, and he will be tormentedwith fire and sulfur in the presence of theholy angels and in the presence of theLamb.
  • 29. Rev. 14 – Three Angelic Announcements: The UglyRevelation 14:11And the smoke of their torment goes upforever and ever, and they have no rest,day or night, these worshipers of thebeast and its image, and whoeverreceives the mark of its name.”
  • 30. Revelation 14One new song (vv. 1-5)Three angelic announcements (vv. 6-11)Yet another call for endurance (vv. 12-13)
  • 31. Rev. 14 – Yet Another Call for EnduranceRevelation 14:12Here is a call for the endurance of thesaints, those who keep thecommandments of God and their faith inJesus.
  • 32. Rev. 14 – Yet Another Call for EnduranceRevelation 14:13And I heard a voice from heaven saying,“Write this: Blessed are the dead who diein the Lord from now on.” “Blessedindeed,” says the Spirit, “that they mayrest from their labors, for their deedsfollow them!”
  • 33. Rev. 14 – Yet Another Call for EnduranceBlessed because of how we live!Revelation 14:12Here is a call for the endurance of thesaints, those who keep thecommandments of God and their faith inJesus.
  • 34. Rev. 14 – Yet Another Call for EnduranceBlessed because of how we die!Revelation 14:13aAnd I heard a voice from heaven saying,“Write this: Blessed are the dead who diein the Lord from now on.”
  • 35. Revelation 14One new song (vv. 1-5)Three angelic announcements (vv. 6-11)Yet another call for endurance (vv. 12-13)Two Final Harvests (14-20)
  • 36. Rev. 14 – Two Final HarvestsHarvest #1 – Harvest of grainRevelation 14:14Then I looked, and behold, a white cloud,and seated on the cloud one like a son ofman, with a golden crown on his head,and a sharp sickle in his hand.
  • 37. Rev. 14 – Two Final HarvestsRevelation 14:15-16And another angel came out of thetemple, calling with a loud voice to himwho sat on the cloud, “Put in your sickle,and reap, for the hour to reap has come,for the harvest of the earth is fullyripe.” So he who sat on the cloud swunghis sickle across the earth, and the earthwas reaped.
  • 38. Rev. 14 – Two Final HarvestsRevelation 15:1Then I saw another sign in heaven, greatand amazing, seven angels with sevenplagues, which are the last, for with themthe wrath of God is finished.
  • 39. Rev. 14 – Two Final HarvestsHarvest #2 – Harvest of grapesRevelation 14:17Then another angel came out of thetemple in heaven, and he too had a sharpsickle.
  • 40. Rev. 14 – Two Final HarvestsRevelation 14:18And another angel came out from thealtar, the angel who has authority overthe fire, and he called with a loud voice tothe one who had the sharp sickle, “Put inyour sickle and gather the clusters fromthe vine of the earth, for its grapes areripe.”
  • 41. Rev. 14 – Two Final HarvestsRevelation 14:19-20So the angel swung his sickle across theearth and gathered the grape harvest ofthe earth and threw it into the greatwinepress of the wrath of God. And thewinepress was trodden outside the city,and blood flowed from the winepress, ashigh as a horses bridle, for 1,600 stadia.
  • 42. Rev. 14 – Two Final HarvestsRevelation 19:15From his mouth comes a sharp swordwith which to strike down the nations,and he will rule them with a rod ofiron. He will tread the winepress of thefury of the wrath of God the Almighty.
  • 43. 1. Our God is very patient . . . buthis patience will not last forever!
  • 44. John 3:16For God so loved theworld, that he gave hisonly Son, that whoeverbelieves in him shouldnot perish but haveeternal life.
  • 45. 1. Our God is very patient . . . buthis patience will not last forever!
  • 46. 2. Even though our works won’t getus into heaven … they will follow usinto heaven!
  • 47. Rev. 14 – Yet Another Call for EnduranceRevelation 14:13And I heard a voice from heaven saying,“Write this: Blessed are the dead who diein the Lord from now on.” “Blessedindeed,” says the Spirit, “that they mayrest from their labors, for their deedsfollow them!”
  • 48. 2. Even though our works won’t getus into heaven … they will follow usinto heaven!Hebrews 6:10For God is not unjust so as to overlookyour work and the love that you haveshown for his name in serving the saints,as you still do.