Revelation intro


Published on

Published in: Education
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Total views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Revelation intro

  1. 1. Revelation 1:1 (NKJV) 1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants--things which must shortly take place. And He sent and signified it by His angel to His servant John,
  2. 2. Revelation 1:3 (NIV) 3 Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near. Make a prediction
  3. 3. Musical interlude
  4. 4. Judgments Language Symbols Creatures
  5. 5. “No one can understand it.” John Calvin answer to the question “My spirit cannot adapt itself to the book” “Finds a man mad or leaves him mad” “Neither apostolic nor prophetic” “Christ is neither taught nor known in it” (later he embraced it) “It is between fifty and sixty years since I read it (The Book of Revelation) and I then considered it merely the ravings of a manic, no more worthy nor capable of explanation than the incoherencies of our own nightly dreams.” Thomas Jefferson 1825
  6. 6. Martin Luther “unedifying to the average believer” Read the Bible Live your life View the future View the present Will we live in Heaven forever or Live on Earth?
  7. 7. John 6:63 (NIV) 63 The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life. John 6:66 (NIV) 66 From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.
  8. 8. Matthew 16:5-7 (NIV) 5 When they went across the lake, the disciples forgot to take bread. 6 "Be careful," Jesus said to them. "Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees." 7 They discussed this among themselves and said, "It is because we didn't bring any bread." Matthew 16:8-9 (NIV) 8 Aware of their discussion, Jesus asked, "You of little faith, why are you talking among yourselves about having no bread? 9 Do you still not understand? Matthew 16:11 (NIV) 11 How is it you don't understand that I was not talking to you about bread? But be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees."
  9. 9. Symbols Colors Numbers Animals
  10. 10. Numbers Churches Seals Stars Candlesticks Trumpets Thunders Bowls
  11. 11. Completeness Gory Judgment Victory Worship Depravity
  12. 12. 1. Preterist The First Century Church 2. Historicist Road Map to World History 3. Futurist Blueprint for the End Times 4. Idealist Timeless Principles
  13. 13. Revelation 19:11-16 (NIV) 11 I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and makes war. 12 His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. 13 He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. 14 The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. 15 Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. "He will rule them with an iron scepter." He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. 16 On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: KING OF KINGS AND Lord OF LordS.