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Revelation Week 3 - Behind the Veil

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We go behind the curtain to see the truth about the Roman Empire.

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Revelation Week 3 - Behind the Veil

  1. 1. The Revelation to John Week 3 – Behind the Curtain Welcome! Please take one of each of the papers laid out by the sink!
  2. 2. The Throne Room (Revelation 4-11)
  3. 3. Rival EschatologiesRoman – Pax Romana “Peace of Rome
  4. 4. Rival EschatologiesRoman – Pax Romana “Peace of RomeRomans are “children of destiny, lords ofcreation, fated to prevail over all otherpeoples… [by the will of heaven Rome is]the capital of the world.” --Livy, Roman Historian (17BC)
  5. 5. Rival EschatologiesRoman – Pax Romana “Peace of Rome“The Romans call it empire, it is in factmurder and rapine and profit; they make adesolation and call it peace.” – Tacitus (AD 56-120)
  6. 6. Rival EschatologiesRoman – Pax Romana “Peace of RomeJewish – “The Day of the Lord”Christian – “Already-Not Yet” • Realized Eschatology • Apocalyptic Eschatology
  7. 7. Going Up! I looked up, and there in heaven a door stood open! The first voice said, “Come up here…” At once I was in the Spirit. -- Revelation 4:1-2
  8. 8. Behind the Curtain
  9. 9. The Throne Room (Revelation 4-5)
  10. 10. Isaiah 6:1-4
  11. 11. Ezekiel 1:5-11; 26-28
  12. 12. The Throne Room
  13. 13. The Sealed Scroll
  14. 14. The Lion of Judah, Come Conquering
  15. 15. Behind the Curtain:Message to the 7 Churches
  16. 16. Behind the Curtain: Message to Us
  17. 17. For Next WeekRead chapters 6-7. • What’s happening where? • How many characters can you identify? • What’s confusing? What’s clear?

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