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Revelation 17 august 19 2012 sermon slides

  1. 1. Revelation 17 . . . “a literary triumph of imaginative power” “one of the most complexpassages of the entire book”
  2. 2. Rev. 17
  3. 3. “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.”
  4. 4. Apocalyptic literature“reveals” these mysteries through the use of visions and highly symbolic language.
  5. 5. 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!
  6. 6. 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!
  7. 7. Outline of Revelation 17vv. 1-6 – What John SEESvv. 7-18 – What the angel SAYS (about what John sees)
  8. 8. What John SEES (vv. 1-6)A woman (a great prostitute)A beast
  9. 9. What John SEESRevelation 17:1-2Then one of the seven angels who had theseven bowls came and said to me, “Come, Iwill show you the judgment of the greatprostitute who is seated on many waterswith whom the kings of the earth havecommitted sexual immorality, and with thewine of whose sexual immorality thedwellers on earth have become drunk.”
  10. 10. What John SEESRevelation 17:3-4And he carried me away in the Spirit into awilderness, and I saw a woman sitting on ascarlet beast that was full of blasphemousnames, and it had seven heads and tenhorns. The woman was arrayed in purple andscarlet, and adorned with gold and jewels andpearls, holding in her hand a golden cup full ofabominations and the impurities of her sexualimmorality.
  11. 11. What John SEESRevelation 17:5-6And on her forehead was written a nameof mystery: “Babylon the great, motherof prostitutes and of earthsabominations.” And I saw the woman,drunk with the blood of the saints, theblood of the martyrs of Jesus. When I sawher, I marveled greatly.
  12. 12. Outline of Revelation 17vv. 1-6 – What John SEES - A woman (a great prostitute) - A beastvv. 7-18 – What the angel SAYS (about what John sees)
  13. 13. What the angel SAYS (beast)Revelation 13:1And I saw a beast rising out of thesea, with ten horns and seven heads …Revelation 17:3I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast …and it had seven heads and ten horns.
  14. 14. What the angel SAYS (beast)Revelation 13:5And the beast was given a mouth utteringhaughty and blasphemous words . . .Revelation 17:3And I saw a woman sitting on a scarletbeast that was full of blasphemousnames . .
  15. 15. What the angel SAYS (beast)Revelation 13:8And all who dwell on earth will worship it,everyone whose name has not beenwritten before the foundation of theworld in the book of life of the Lamb whowas slain.
  16. 16. What the angel SAYS (beast)Revelation 17:8And the dwellers on earth whose nameshave not been written in the book of lifefrom the foundation of the world willmarvel to see the beast.
  17. 17. What the angel SAYS (beast) The beast upon which the great prostitute sits is none other than thefirst beast mentioned in Revelation 13 – the Antichrist!
  18. 18. What the angel SAYS (beast)-The beast’s 7 headsRevelation 17:9-10This calls for a mind with wisdom: theseven heads are seven mountains on whichthe woman is seated; they are also sevenkings, five of whom have fallen, one is, theother has not yet come, and when he doescome he must remain only a little while.
  19. 19. What the angel SAYS (beast)-The beast’s 7 headsRevelation 17:11As for the beast that was and is not, it isan eighth but it belongs to the seven, andit goes to destruction.
  20. 20. What the angel SAYS (beast)-The beast’s 10 hornsRevelation 17:12-13And the ten horns that you saw are tenkings who have not yet received royalpower, but they are to receive authority askings for one hour, together with thebeast. These are of one mind, and they handover their power and authority to the beast.
  21. 21. What the angel SAYS (beast)-The beast’s 10 hornsRevelation 17:14They will make war on the Lamb,and the Lamb will conquer them,for he is Lord of lords and King of kings,and those with him are called andchosen and faithful.
  22. 22. What the angel SAYS (woman) Two interpretive keys1. Sexual immorality is often used inScripture as an image to refer tospiritual idolatry.
  23. 23. What the angel SAYS (woman)Jeremiah 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.
  24. 24. What the angel SAYS (woman) Two interpretive keys1. Sexual immorality is often used inScripture as an image to refer tospiritual idolatry.2. Babylon is used in Scripture to refer tomore than just a geographical city … it isa particular mindset.
  25. 25. What the angel SAYS (woman) The name given to this woman?Revelation 17:5“Babylon the great, mother of prostitutesand of earths abominations.”
  26. 26. What the angel SAYS (woman) Babylon derived from word “babel” (Tower of Babel – Genesis 11)Genesis 11:4Let us build a name for ourselves.
  27. 27. What the angel SAYS (woman) The name given to this woman?Revelation 17:5“Babylon the great, mother ofprostitutes and of earths abominations.”
  28. 28. What the angel SAYS (woman) Two interpretive keys1. Sexual immorality is often used inScripture as an image to refer tospiritual idolatry.2. Babylon is used in Scripture to refer tomore than just a geographical city … it isa particular mindset.
  29. 29. What the angel SAYS (woman)1. The great prostitute has a powerfuland universal influence!
  30. 30. What the angel SAYS (woman)Revelation 17:1“Come, I will show you the judgment of thegreat prostitute who is seated on manywaters…Revelation 17:15 And the angel said to me, “The waters thatyou saw, where the prostitute is seated, arepeoples and multitudes and nations andlanguages.
  31. 31. What the angel SAYS (woman)Revelation 17:18And the woman that you saw is the greatcity that has dominion over the kings ofthe earth.
  32. 32. What the angel SAYS (woman)1. The great prostitute has a powerfuland universal influence!2. This powerful and universal influencewill one day end and end decisively!
  33. 33. What the angel SAYS (woman)Revelation 17:1Come, I will show you the judgmentof the great prostitute who is seated onmany waters…
  34. 34. What the angel SAYS (woman)Revelation 17:16And the ten horns that you saw, they andthe beast will hate the prostitute. They willmake her desolate and naked, and devourher flesh and burn her up with fire . . .
  35. 35. What the angel SAYS (woman)Revelation 17:17For God has put it into their hearts tocarry out his purpose by being of onemind and handing over their royal powerto the beast, until the words of God arefulfilled.
  36. 36. Our God is an awesome God! Even the choices of evil men are not outside the domain of HIS sovereignty and HIS providential plan!Proverbs 21:1The kings heart is a stream of water inthe hand of the LORD; he turns itwherever he will.
  37. 37. Psalm 2:3-4“Let us burst their bonds apart and castaway their cords from us.” He who sits inthe heavens laughs.
  38. 38. Our God is an awesome God! Even thechoices of evil men are not outside the domain of HIS sovereignty and HIS providential plan!
  39. 39. Ella
  40. 40. This evil world system (with all of its trappings/idols) will seductivelyattempt to pull you away from your allegiance to God … so beware!
  41. 41. Matthew 6:24No one can serve two masters, foreither he will hate the one and lovethe other, or he will be devoted tothe one and despise the other. Youcannot serve God and money.

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