Revelation 12-16

{WAR IN HEAVEN AND ON EARTH}

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{DRAGON AND SON}

  1. The Son versus the Serpent - (Next, war breaks out in “heaven” and the “Dragon” is poised to destroy the messianic son as soon as he is born – Revelation 12:1-6) - {PDF Copy}
  2. The Shepherd of the Nations(Jesus is the promised ruler from the line of David, the Shepherd of ALL nations – Revelation 12:5, Psalm 2:6-8) - {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. Satan's Allotted Time - (The Devil will be granted a final short season to persecute the saints before the end of the age) - {PDF Copy}
  5. The Ancient Serpent - (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}
  6. War on the Earth - (After his expulsion from heaven, Satan wages war against the seed of the Woman, those who hold the testimony of Jesus) - {PDF Copy}

{TWO BEASTS}
  1. The Beast is Rising! - (To identify the Antichrist, we must depend on what the relevant scriptures say about him, his methods, and his agendas) - {PDF Copy}
  2. The Dragon's Seed - (The Dragon wars on the “seed of the woman” by summoning his own “seed,” the beast from the sea Revelation 13:1-5) - {PDF Copy}
  3. The Inhabitants of the Earth - (The “inhabitants of the earth” represent men that are excluded from the “book of life” for submitting to the Beast) - {PDF Copy}
  4. War on the Saints - (Revelation 13:6-10 - The Beast from the sea is authorized to wage war on the saints for its overlord, the Dragon) - {PDF Copy}
  5. The Beast's Reign - (Rulers and nations that refuse to follow the “Lamb” render homage to the “Beast,” and his reign extends over all the habitable earth) - {PDF Copy}
  6. Four Beasts in One - (In Revelation, the single “beast from the sea” is related to but distinct from the four beasts from Daniel’s vision) - {PDF Copy}
  7. Persecuting the Saints - (The Devil's earthly vassals wage war against the saints, and not against other nation-states) - {PDF Copy}
  8. 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}
  9. Mark, Number, Name - (The False Prophet coaxes and coerces men to take the Beast’s “mark,” its “name,” or “number”) - {PDF Copy}
  10. Beastly Economics - (The False Prophet employs economic pressure to coerce men and women to render homage to the Beast from the Sea) - {PDF Copy}
  11. Pseudo Messiah - (The “beast from the earth” mimics the Lamb and presents a counterfeit of the true faith) - {PDF Copy}
  12. 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}
  13. Mouth Speaking Great Things - (The mouth speaking great things in Daniel appears in Revelation in the description of the Beast from the sea and its war against the saints) - {PDF Copy}
  14. Embracing the Mark - (The “inhabitants of the earth” willingly venerate the Beast and receive its mark, although Christians are not immune to its allurements) - {PDF Copy}

{HARVEST AND JUDGMENT}
  1. 144000 Priests on Zion - (The 144,000 males on Mount Zion comprise the first fruit of the final harvest, the priestly company that follows the Lamb) - {PDF Copy}
  2. Everlasting Gospel - Final Harvest - (Whether one follows the Lamb or the Beast, he will reap everlasting consequences as a result in the coming final harvest) - {PDF Copy}
  3. Babylon's Fall Announced - (Angels announce the judicial sentence on Babylon and the inhabitants of the earth, but “rest” awaits the followers of the Lamb) - {PDF Copy}
  4. Final Grain Harvest - (Two different harvests 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. The Final Hour - (Revelation moves inexorably from the death of Jesus to 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 - (At the end of the age, Satan will launch his final attempt to exterminate the church, the saints who have the testimony of Jesus) - {PDF Copy}

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