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Daniel/Revelation
for Beginners

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Mike Mazzalongo
Daniel's Accurate Prophecies	
• 4 Great Empires
th Empire
• Messiah born during 4
• Church persecuted during Roman
th)
Emp...
Revelation - Background
!

• God is author
• John the apostle is writer
• Patmos - Ephesus 96 AD
- Persecutions
1. Nero - 64-67 AD
2. Domitian - 95-96 AD
3. Trajan - 98-117 AD
- Final persecution Diocletian
- 284-305 AD...
Revelation - Content
!

Apocalyptic Literature Features:
• Persecution & suffering
• Despair in present, salvation in futu...
Revelation - Content
Apocalyptic Literature Features:
• Celestial characters
• Catastrophic judgment/Supernatural salvatio...
Revelation - Content
!

• Rome is model for book
i.e. Beast, Mark, Babylon
• Christians recognized Rome as model
Revelation - Content
!

Many "Schools of Interpretation":
-Preterist	
	
-Idealist 	
	

-Historicist
-Futurist
Revelation - Content
!

Many interpretations of "1,000 Years"
	
	
• Post-Millennial
• A-Millennial
• Pre-Millennial
Revelation
1. Prologue - Christ Communicates - 1:1-8
2. Vision I - Christ & the Church - 1:9-3:22
3. Vision II - Christ in...
Revelation
!

4. Vision III - Christ in Conquest - 17:1-21:8
5. Vision IV - Christ & Church in Heaven 21:9-22:5
6. Christ ...
Revelation was given to:
1. Show an ongoing cycle of struggle
that the church would experience
throughout history.
Revelation was given to:
1. Show an ongoing cycle of struggle
that the church would experience
throughout history.
2. Insu...
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Introduction to Revelation

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Background information as to the setting, conditions, and purpose for the writing of the book of Revelation by John the Apostle.

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Introduction to Revelation

  1. 1. Daniel/Revelation for Beginners 6 Mike Mazzalongo
  2. 2. Daniel's Accurate Prophecies • 4 Great Empires th Empire • Messiah born during 4 • Church persecuted during Roman th) Empire (4 • Church continues, not Empires
  3. 3. Revelation - Background ! • God is author • John the apostle is writer • Patmos - Ephesus 96 AD
  4. 4. - Persecutions 1. Nero - 64-67 AD 2. Domitian - 95-96 AD 3. Trajan - 98-117 AD - Final persecution Diocletian - 284-305 AD - Edict of Milan - 313 AD (Constantine)
  5. 5. Revelation - Content ! Apocalyptic Literature Features: • Persecution & suffering • Despair in present, salvation in future • Symbolic language, dreams, visions
  6. 6. Revelation - Content Apocalyptic Literature Features: • Celestial characters • Catastrophic judgment/Supernatural salvation • Historical characters for pen names
  7. 7. Revelation - Content ! • Rome is model for book i.e. Beast, Mark, Babylon • Christians recognized Rome as model
  8. 8. Revelation - Content ! Many "Schools of Interpretation": -Preterist -Idealist -Historicist -Futurist
  9. 9. Revelation - Content ! Many interpretations of "1,000 Years" • Post-Millennial • A-Millennial • Pre-Millennial
  10. 10. Revelation 1. Prologue - Christ Communicates - 1:1-8 2. Vision I - Christ & the Church - 1:9-3:22 3. Vision II - Christ in Heaven - 4:1-16:21
  11. 11. Revelation ! 4. Vision III - Christ in Conquest - 17:1-21:8 5. Vision IV - Christ & Church in Heaven 21:9-22:5 6. Christ and His Challenge - 22:6-21
  12. 12. Revelation was given to: 1. Show an ongoing cycle of struggle that the church would experience throughout history.
  13. 13. Revelation was given to: 1. Show an ongoing cycle of struggle that the church would experience throughout history. 2. Insure the readers that Christ would always be with His church and ultimately save her.

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