Revelation 12-16

{THE DRAGON AND THE SON}
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  1. Son versus Dragon - (Revelation 12:1-6 - The appearance of the Son, the messianic figure of Psalm 2:9) - {PDF Copy}
  2. The Shepherd of the Nations(Revelation 12:5 - Jesus is the promised ruler from the line of David, the Shepherd of ALL nations) - {PDF Copy}
  3. War in Heaven (The saints overcame the Dragon through the death of the Lamb and their faithful witness – Revelation 12:11) - {PDF Copy}
  4. The Seed of the Woman - (Revelation 12:17 - The “Dragon” set off to wage war on the “seed of the woman,” those who have the “testimony of Jesus”) - {PDF Copy}
  5. The Short Season - (The Devil will be granted a final “short season” to persecute the saints of the Lamb - Revelation 12:7-12) - {PDF Copy}
  6. Forty-Two Months - 1,260 Days - (The “forty-two months” and “1,260-days” both refer to the same prophetic period when the saints are persecuted) - {PDF Copy}
{TWO BEASTS}
  1. The Beast from the Sea - (Revelation 13:1-5 - The Dragon summons his "seed," the Beast from the sea) - {PDF Copy}
  2. The Ancient Beast - (The beast from the sea is the latest incarnation of an ancient creature that has stalked the seed of the woman since Adam’s fall) - {PDF Copy}
  3. War Against the Saints - (Revelation 13:6-10 - The Beast from the sea persecutes the saints on behalf of the Dragon) - {PDF Copy}
  4. Persecuting the Saints - (The Devil's earthly vassals wage war against the saints, and not against other nation-states) - {PDF Copy}
  5. The Beast from the Earth - (Revelation 13:11-15 - The Beast from the Earth is the mouthpiece of the Dragon and the Beast from the sea) - {PDF Copy}
  6. Mark of the Beast - (The False Prophet employs the economical means to coerce men and women to render homage to the “beast from the sea”) - {PDF Copy}
  7. Beastly Economics - (The False Prophet employs economic pressure to coerce men and women to render homage to the Beast from the Sea) - {PDF Copy}
  8. Extent of the Beast's Reign - (Does "all" [nations] means "all" in the book of Revelation?) - {PDF Copy}
  9. Pseudo Messiah - (The “beast from the earth” mimics the Lamb and presents a counterfeit of the true faith) - {PDF Copy}
  10. The True Lamb - (Jesus is the slain Lamb who redeems men, but both the Beast and the False Prophet mimic him to deceive humanity) - {PDF Copy}
  11. Mouth Speaking Great Things - (The “little horn” is found in Revelation in the description of the “beast from the sea) - {PDF Copy}
  12. Taking the Mark - (When we imbibe the values of the existing world order, we begin to take the "mark of the Beast”) - {PDF Copy}
{HARVEST AND JUDGMENT}
  1. The 144000 Priests on Zion - (Revelation 14:1-5 The followers of the Lamb are contrasted with the followers of the Beast) - {PDF Copy}
  2. Everlasting Gospel - Final Harvest - (Revelation 14:6-7 Whether one follows the Lamb or the Beast, one will reap everlasting consequences in the final harvest) - {PDF Copy}
  3. Fall of Babylon Announced - (Revelation 14:8-11 Two more angels announced judicial sentences on Babylon and the men who render homage to the Beast) - {PDF Copy}
  4. The Final "Grain" Harvest - (Revelation 14:12-16 - Two different “harvests” are to occur at the end of the age – The reaping of the “grain,” and the ingathering of the “fruit of the vine”) - {PDF Copy}
  5. The Final Harvest of the "Grapes" - (The final ingathering of the “fruit of the vine” portrays the outpouring of the "wrath of God" on all men who take the "mark of the Beast" – Revelation 14:17-20) - {PDF Copy}
  6. Final Day and Hour - (Revelation moves inexorably from the Death and Resurrection of Jesus to the Great Dénouement, the final day when God judges the wicked and vindicates the righteous) - {PDF Copy}
{SEVEN BOWLS OF WRATH}
  1. Song of the Lamb - (Revelation 15:1-4 - Having “overcome” the Beast, the victorious People of God stand “upon” the Sea of Glass to sing the song of Moses and the Lamb) - {PDF Copy}
  2. Tent of Testimony - (Revelation 15:5-8 - The destructive force of the seven “last plagues” corresponds to the destruction of the Egyptian army in the Red Sea after Israel passed through the sea) - {PDF Copy}
  3. First Four Bowls of Wrath - (Revelation 16:1-9 - The first four Bowls of Wrath destroy the economic infrastructure of the realm of the Beast) - {PDF Copy}
  4. Fifth Bowl of Wrath - (Revelation 16:10-11 - The fifth bowl targets its political dimension) - {PDF Copy}
  5. Sixth Bowl - Armageddon - (Revelation 16:12-16 - The sixth “bowl” begins the final battle between the “Lamb” and the “Dragon” - Armageddon) - {PDF Copy}
  6. Seventh Bowl of Wrath - (Revelation 16:17-21 - The last bowl culminates in the overthrow of Babylon) - {PDF Copy}
  7. Kings of the East - (Revelation 16:12-16 - The "kings of the east" are identical with the "kings of the earth" at Armageddon) - {PDF Copy}
  8. Final Battle - Armageddon - {PDF Copy} - (The several “battle” scenes in Revelation all present the same final assault by Satan against the saints of the Lamb)
Storm over city - by Nikolas Behrendt on Unsplash
Photo by Nikolas Behrendt on Unsplash