REVELATION 4-11

{LAMB AND THRONE}

[Click on the title below to open an article]
  1. Second Division - Outline - {PDF Copy} - (A proposed outline of the literary structure of the Division in chapters 4-16)
  2. I Came to be in Spirit - (Four different times, John found himself “in the Spirit” and transported to a new location where he received another vision) - {PDF Copy}
  3. Absent Church? - (In its entirety, Revelation is a message for, to, and about the church, the people of God, and concerns its situation on the earth – Revelation 4:1-3) - {PDF Copy}
  4. Throne and Cosmos - (The image of the Throne places God reigning at the center of the created order) - {PDF Copy}
  5. The Sealed Scroll - (Revelation 5:1-4 - John saw a scroll sealed tight with seven seals in the hand of the One on the Throne) - {PDF Copy}
  6. Worthy is the Lamb - (The central figure of the book is the slain Lamb who alone has the authority to open the Sealed Scroll) - {PDF Copy}
  7. Lamb, Shepherd, King - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus as the sacrificial Lamb began his messianic reign following his death and resurrection)

{SEVEN SEALS}
  1. Overview of the Seven Seals - {PDF Copy} - (Upon his arrival before the Throne, the Lamb commences immediately to open the Seven Seals of the Sealed Scroll)
  2. The First Seal - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 6:1-2 - The Lamb now breaks open the first seal, releasing a rider carrying a bow and riding a white horse)
  3. The Second Seal - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 6:3-4 - The second rider is on a fiery-red horse sent to remove peace from the earth by causing men to  slay one another)
  4. The Third Seal - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 6:5-6 - The third seal releases the rider on the black horse, producing economic hardship)
  5. The Fourth Seal - (Revelation 6:7-8 - The fourth seal releases a rider named Death who is followed by Hades, gathering up the dead in his wake) - {PDF Copy}
  6. First Four Seals - Aftermath(The first four seal openings occurred under the watchful eyes of the Lamb and the four living creatures around the throne) - {PDF Copy}
  7. Fifth Seal - Martyrs - (Revelation 6:9-11 - The fifth seal reveals the souls of martyrs underneath an altar from which they cry out for vindication and justice) - {PDF Copy}
  8. Sixth Seal - Wrath - (Revelation 6:12-17 - The sixth seal ushers in the Day of the Lord, the time of wrath and judgment upon the inhabitants of the earth) - {PDF Copy}
  9. Sealing the Saints - (Revelation 7:1-3 - God’s servants are sealed before the “four winds of the earth” are unleashed by the four horsemen) - {PDF Copy}
  10. Numbering the Saints - (Revelation 7:4-8 - 144,000 males from the tribes of Israel are numbered and assembled for transit to the Promised Land) - {PDF Copy}
  11. Innumerable Saints - (Revelation 7:9-12 - John now sees an innumerable multitude from all nations standing before the Lamb and the Throne) - {PDF Copy}
  12. Standing Before the Lamb - (Revelation 7:13-17 - One of the elders interprets the vision of a vast multitude that “no man could number,” standing before the Throne) - {PDF Copy}
  13. Redeemed of the Earth - {PDF Copy} - (In Revelation, the people of God are composed of men and women from every nation purchased by the death of Jesus)
  14. Silence in Heaven - (Revelation 8:1-6 - The Seventh seal opening introduces the next sevenfold series, the seven trumpets) - {PDF Copy}

{SEVEN TRUMPETS}
  1. Sounding the Seven Trumpets - (An overview of the Seven Trumpets and the several intervening events) - {PDF Copy}
  2. First Trumpet - Hail - (Revelation 8:7 - The first trumpet unleashes a plague based on the seventh plague of Egypt but with modifications) - {PDF Copy}
  3. Second Trumpet - Burning Mountain - (Revelation 8:8-9 - The second trumpet harms much of the commerce on which Babylon and the “inhabitants of the earth” depend) - {PDF Copy}
  4. Third Trumpet - Bitter Waters - (Revelation 8:10-11 - The third trumpet produces a great star that falls onto the sources of freshwater, embittering them) - {PDF Copy}
  5. Fourth Trumpet - Darkness - (Revelation 8:12 - The fourth trumpet causes a partial darkening of the sun, moon, and the stars) - {PDF Copy}
  6. Fifth Trumpet, First Woe - (The fifth trumpet unleashes the first of “three woes,” and malevolent creatures began to ascend from the Abyss) - {PDF Copy}
  7. Sixth Trumpet - Second Woe - (The sixth trumpet is related to the sixth bowl of wrath; both release creatures from beyond the Euphrates) - {PDF Copy}
  8. The Little Scroll - (John saw the scroll again, unsealed and open, signifying his call to prophesy once more to peoples and kings) - {PDF Copy}
  9. Sanctuary Measured - (Revelation 11:1–2 - The sanctuary must be “measured” before the city can be inhabited, but first, it must be “trampled underfoot) - {PDF Copy}
  10. 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}
  11. Two Witnesses Testify - (Revelation 11:3–7 - The "two witnesses" carry out their prophetic witness to the “inhabitants of the earth") - {PDF Copy}
  12. Beast from the Abyss - (The Beast first appears when he ascends from the Abyss to wage war on the Two Witnesses after they complete their testimony) - {PDF Copy}
  13. Two Witnesses Slain - (Persecuted by the impenitent inhabitants of the earth, the Two Witnesses lie dead on the main street of the Great City) - {PDF Copy}
  14. Seventh Trumpet - Third Woe - (The seventh trumpet or second woe ushers in the consummation of the kingdom and the final judgment) - {PDF Copy}
  15. The Great Earthquake - (The final day of wrath will be characterized by unprecedented celestial and terrestrial events, including the final great earthquake) - {PDF Copy}

Lighthouse at Dusk by George Xistris on Unsplash
Lighthouse at Dusk by George Xistris on Unsplash.com