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Snapshots Of Scripture -REVELATION
Series: Sunday Sermons
Leader: Pastor Bill Terris
Scripture: Revelation 13: 1-10
Date: Jul 9th, 2017
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‘Snapshots Of Scripture’


- REVELATION –


‘The Triumph Of God’


 


Introduction to Revelation   1:1


- “Revelation” = a revealing, uncovering, Greek: Apocalypse


- Revealed by the Father & the Son: “soon to take place”= God’s time


- Revealed to John the Apostle   1:1, 2…exiled to Island of Patmos  9


   …vs.2 = the authority of the Revelation to God’s servants


- Revelation with a Promise  1:3 -  “Blessed” due to TIME factor.


 


Key Verses:  1:9; 19:11-15


- Scope of the Writing: Past, Present, and Future


- Writing circulated to 7 churches in the province of Asia   1:4, 11, 20


   …”He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the  


   churches” (7X) = important and relevant to churches TODAY


- “The Revelation  of  Jesus Christ” (1:1) re: The Triumph of God


 


Overview Of Revelation


A. “Things which you have seen”    Ch.1


- Revelation of God Speaking   1-4


- Revelation of God’s Son   4-17 _Recognized, Resurrected, Reigning


B. “Things which are”   Ch.2-3


= letters to the 7 churches – commands, commendation and/or


                             confrontation, correction, challenge, comfort


= character of 1st and 21st Century churches


C. “Things which will take place.”   Ch.4-22


- Ch.4 = Vision of the throne in Heaven


- Ch.5 = Christ with the scroll of the 7 seals


- Ch.6:1-8:5 = 7 Seals                                Three


- Ch.8:6-11:19 = 7 Trumpets                   Cycles of


- Ch.15:1-19:6 = 7 Bowls                        Judgment


NOTE:  Seals – due to the sinfulness of man


              Trumpets – associated with Satanic activity


              Bowls – the wrath of God on the unrepentant


NOTE: Ch.6:1-19:6 is generally known as The Great Tribulation


     …see 6:15-17, 8:13, 9:20-21, 16:1 cf. 3:10


     Also: Matt. 24, Isaiah 24-27, Ezekiel, Daniel, Joel, Zechariah


             : 3.5 + 3.5 = 7 years / 70th Week of Daniel’s prophecy


2


 


…Ch. 10:1-4 = the 7 Thunders that did not come to be fulfilled


- Ch.19:7-12 = Prophecies of Christ’s Second Coming


- Ch.20 = Prophecies of the 1000-year reign _ Millennium


- Ch.21-22 = Prophecies of the Eternal State


 


Two Prophetic Interludes:


1. Ch.10:1-11:14 = a little scroll & two witnesses


2. Ch.12-14 = Explanatory Prophecies


- Ch.12 = Woman (Israel), Child (Christ), Dragon (Satan)


- Ch.13 = Antichrist 1-10, False Prophet 11-18


- Ch.14 = Visions of 144,000 (Israel), the end of the Tribulation,


      the fate of those who followed the Beast, God’s wrath


 


The Antichrist   Ch.13


= beast who came out of the sea   1


- empowered by Satan  2


- will astonish the world with miracles -> followed  3


- Satan (dragon) & Antichrist (beast) worshiped  4


- blasphemed all things regarding God  5-6


- will war against God’s people  7-10


- represented by the 2nd Beast  11  ->  miracles, deception, Image of


   the Antichrist (living & destroying  15) = worshiped as ruler of


   the earth _political, economic, and religious authority  cf.”666”  16-17


…the FOCUS of this time is on the EARTH, ISRAEL, Reality of


    Satan, the Wrath of God


 


“WHY the Revelation?”


1. To Encourage God’s People re: their Expectations


    cf. prophecy to this point ->  10:5-7, 12:12, 14:15 = God is


    Sovereign in accomplishing   POINT: “It IS Time!”


2. To Encourage God’s People re: their Endurance


     - 13:10, 14:12 = difficult times  cf. 14:13 – the REST of death


 


Question: “How long, Lord?”  God’s Response: “There is coming


                 a Day…”SOON!”  1:1, 3 ->  Worship 15:1-4


 


Romans 8:18