Rightly Dividingthe Word of Truth  Intro to Revelation         Part 1
• apokalupsis
• apokalupsis• “a disclosure, an unveiling”
• The faithful witness (1:5)
• The faithful witness (1:5)• The firstborn from the dead (1:5)
• The faithful witness (1:5)• The firstborn from the dead (1:5)• The ruler over the kings of the earth (1:5)
• The faithful witness (1:5)• The firstborn from the dead (1:5)• The ruler over the kings of the earth (1:5)• The Son of M...
• The faithful witness (1:5)• The firstborn from the dead (1:5)• The ruler over the kings of the earth (1:5)• The Son of M...
• The living One (1:18)
• The living One (1:18)• The Son of God (2:18)
• The living One (1:18)• The Son of God (2:18)• He who is holy, who is true (3:7)
• The living One (1:18)• The Son of God (2:18)• He who is holy, who is true (3:7)• The Amen (3:14)
• The living One (1:18)• The Son of God (2:18)• He who is holy, who is true (3:7)• The Amen (3:14)• The Beginning of the c...
• The Lion that is from the tribe of Judah (5:5)
• The Lion that is from the tribe of Judah (5:5)• The Root of David (5:5)
• The Lion that is from the tribe of Judah (5:5)• The Root of David (5:5)• A Lamb (5:6)
• The Lion that is from the tribe of Judah (5:5)• The Root of David (5:5)• A Lamb (5:6)• The Word of God (19:13)
• The Lion that is from the tribe of Judah (5:5)• The Root of David (5:5)• A Lamb (5:6)• The Word of God (19:13)• King of ...
• The Alpha and the Omega (22:13)
• The Alpha and the Omega (22:13)• The beginning and the end (22:13)
• The Alpha and the Omega (22:13)• The beginning and the end (22:13)• The bright morning Star (22:16)
• The Alpha and the Omega (22:13)• The beginning and the end (22:13)• The bright morning Star (22:16)• The Lord Jesus (22:...
• Revelation 1:3 Blessed is he who reads and those  who hear the words of the prophecy, and heed the  things which are wri...
• Revelation 1:3 Blessed is he who reads and those  who hear the words of the prophecy, and heed the  things which are wri...
• Revelation 1:1&9 The Revelation of Jesus Christ,  which God gave Him to show to His bond-servants,  the things which mus...
• When the plain sense makes sense, seek no other  sense!
• When the plain sense makes sense, seek no other  sense!• 1. Interpret literally:
• When the plain sense makes sense, seek no other  sense!• 1. Interpret literally:• 2. Interpret according to the harmony ...
• 2 Peter 1:20-21 Above all, you must understand  that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the  prophet’s own interpret...
• 3. Observe the time relationships:
• 3. Observe the time relationships:• Luke 4:18-19 "THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS UPON  ME, BECAUSE HE ANOINTED ME TO PREACH T...
• And the day of vengeance of our God;
• And the day of vengeance of our God;• 4. The law of double reference:
• And the day of vengeance of our God;• 4. The law of double reference:• 5. Interpret historically:
• “…a study of history is the absolute first starting  point in any study of prophecy…the full meaning  and significance o...
• 6. Interpret consistently:
• 6. Interpret consistently:• 7. Interpret without preconceived ideas.
• Revelation 10:9-10 So I went to the angel, telling  him to give me the little book. And he *said to me,  "Take it and ea...
• 1 Corinthians 11:26 For as often as you eat this  bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lords  death until He comes.
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Teaching Elder Duke Shelley of Black Forest Chapel starts a series on Revelation. Part 1 explores Biblical interpretation of the Book of Revelation.

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Revelation: Part 1 - Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth

  1. 1. Rightly Dividingthe Word of Truth Intro to Revelation Part 1
  2. 2. • apokalupsis
  3. 3. • apokalupsis• “a disclosure, an unveiling”
  4. 4. • The faithful witness (1:5)
  5. 5. • The faithful witness (1:5)• The firstborn from the dead (1:5)
  6. 6. • The faithful witness (1:5)• The firstborn from the dead (1:5)• The ruler over the kings of the earth (1:5)
  7. 7. • The faithful witness (1:5)• The firstborn from the dead (1:5)• The ruler over the kings of the earth (1:5)• The Son of Man (1:13)
  8. 8. • The faithful witness (1:5)• The firstborn from the dead (1:5)• The ruler over the kings of the earth (1:5)• The Son of Man (1:13)• The first and the last (1:17)
  9. 9. • The living One (1:18)
  10. 10. • The living One (1:18)• The Son of God (2:18)
  11. 11. • The living One (1:18)• The Son of God (2:18)• He who is holy, who is true (3:7)
  12. 12. • The living One (1:18)• The Son of God (2:18)• He who is holy, who is true (3:7)• The Amen (3:14)
  13. 13. • The living One (1:18)• The Son of God (2:18)• He who is holy, who is true (3:7)• The Amen (3:14)• The Beginning of the creation of God
  14. 14. • The Lion that is from the tribe of Judah (5:5)
  15. 15. • The Lion that is from the tribe of Judah (5:5)• The Root of David (5:5)
  16. 16. • The Lion that is from the tribe of Judah (5:5)• The Root of David (5:5)• A Lamb (5:6)
  17. 17. • The Lion that is from the tribe of Judah (5:5)• The Root of David (5:5)• A Lamb (5:6)• The Word of God (19:13)
  18. 18. • The Lion that is from the tribe of Judah (5:5)• The Root of David (5:5)• A Lamb (5:6)• The Word of God (19:13)• King of Kings and Lord of Lords (19:16)
  19. 19. • The Alpha and the Omega (22:13)
  20. 20. • The Alpha and the Omega (22:13)• The beginning and the end (22:13)
  21. 21. • The Alpha and the Omega (22:13)• The beginning and the end (22:13)• The bright morning Star (22:16)
  22. 22. • The Alpha and the Omega (22:13)• The beginning and the end (22:13)• The bright morning Star (22:16)• The Lord Jesus (22:21).
  23. 23. • Revelation 1:3 Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and heed the things which are written in it; for the time is near.
  24. 24. • Revelation 1:3 Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of the prophecy, and heed the things which are written in it; for the time is near.• Revelation 1:19: “Therefore write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will take place after these things.”
  25. 25. • Revelation 1:1&9 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show to His bond-servants, the things which must soon take place; and He sent and communicated it by His angel to His bond-servant John,… (9) I, John, your brother and fellow partaker in the tribulation and kingdom and perseverance which are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.
  26. 26. • When the plain sense makes sense, seek no other sense!
  27. 27. • When the plain sense makes sense, seek no other sense!• 1. Interpret literally:
  28. 28. • When the plain sense makes sense, seek no other sense!• 1. Interpret literally:• 2. Interpret according to the harmony of prophecy:
  29. 29. • 2 Peter 1:20-21 Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. 21 For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. NIV
  30. 30. • 3. Observe the time relationships:
  31. 31. • 3. Observe the time relationships:• Luke 4:18-19 "THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS UPON ME, BECAUSE HE ANOINTED ME TO PREACH THE GOSPEL TO THE POOR. HE HAS SENT ME TO PROCLAIM RELEASE TO THE CAPTIVES, AND RECOVERY OF SIGHT TO THE BLIND, TO SET FREE THOSE WHO ARE OPPRESSED, (19) TO PROCLAIM THE FAVORABLE YEAR OF THE LORD."
  32. 32. • And the day of vengeance of our God;
  33. 33. • And the day of vengeance of our God;• 4. The law of double reference:
  34. 34. • And the day of vengeance of our God;• 4. The law of double reference:• 5. Interpret historically:
  35. 35. • “…a study of history is the absolute first starting point in any study of prophecy…the full meaning and significance of all proper names, events, geographical references, references to customs or material culture, and references to flora and fauna.” Bernard Ramm.
  36. 36. • 6. Interpret consistently:
  37. 37. • 6. Interpret consistently:• 7. Interpret without preconceived ideas.
  38. 38. • Revelation 10:9-10 So I went to the angel, telling him to give me the little book. And he *said to me, "Take it and eat it; it will make your stomach bitter, but in your mouth it will be sweet as honey." (10) I took the little book out of the angels hand and ate it, and in my mouth it was sweet as honey; and when I had eaten it, my stomach was made bitter.
  39. 39. • 1 Corinthians 11:26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lords death until He comes.

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