10Do not fear what you are about to suffer. 19Then they will throw dust on their heads as they weep and mourn and cry out: For in a single hour she has been destroyed.”. of I was dead, and behold, now I am alive forever and ever! Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. (, Introduction: The Song of Moses and the Seven The Book of Revelation claims the latter (1:3; 22:7, 10 18-19; cf.10:11). 9And they marched across the broad expanse of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Here is a call for the perseverance and faith of the saints. I am the First and the Last, destroyed, and when God's people enter an eternity of glory and blessedness. Their number is like the sand of the seashore. 8And all who dwell on the earth will worship the beast—all whose names have not been written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who was slain. 6He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. 14saying to the sixth angel with the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates.”. that is highly symbolic. (A few suggest a date during the reign of Vespasian: 69-79.). And the voice I had previously heard speak to me like a trumpet was saying, “Come up here, and I will show you what must happen after these things.”. In the third century, however, an African bishop named Dionysius compared And when he cried out, the seven thunders sounded their voices. 22Behold, I will cast her onto a bed of sickness, and those who commit adultery with her will suffer great tribulation unless they repent of her deeds. 8I know your deeds. 15“Behold, I am coming like a thief. 15His feet were like polished bronze refined in a furnace, and His voice was like the roar of many waters. And the sound I heard was like harpists strumming their harps. And they were given authority over a fourth of the earth, to kill by sword, by famine, by plague, and by the beasts of the earth. See, I have placed before you an open door, which no one can shut. 24And there was found in her the blood of prophets and saints, and of all who had been slain on the earth. 15Then from the mouth of the serpent spewed water like a river to overtake the woman and sweep her away in the torrent. Proud member 4And I began to weep bitterly, because no one was found worthy to open the scroll or look inside it. believers to stand fast in the perilous days that lie ahead. 14But I have a few things against you, because some of you hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to place a stumbling block before the Israelites so they would eat food sacrificed to idols and commit sexual immorality. “Do not be afraid. 1To the angel of the church in Sardis write: These are the words of the One who holds the sevenfold Spirit of God and the seven stars. 10Because you have kept My command to endure with patience, I will also keep you from the hour of testing that is about to come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. 19Then the temple of God in heaven was opened, and the ark of His covenant appeared in His temple. The lamb had seven horns and seven eyes, which represent the sevenfold Spirit of God sent out into all the earth. 10And the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur, into which the beast and the false prophet had already been thrown. He made it known by sending His angel to His servant John, 2He seized the dragon, the ancient serpent who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in and dine with him, and he with Me. 7Behold, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him—even those who pierced Him. 19Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth with their armies assembled to wage war against the One seated on the horse, and against His army. 13I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”. And I am aware of the slander of those who falsely claim to be Jews, but are in fact a synagogue of Satan. 11The name of the star is Wormwood. Therefore be earnest and repent. 13The sea gave up its dead, and Death and Hades gave up their dead, and each one was judged according to his deeds. Historicists take it as describing the long chain of events from Patmos to the end of history. And those who dwell on the earth whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world will be astonished when they see the beast that was, and is not, and yet will be. 18and cry out at the sight of the smoke rising from the fire that consumes her, saying, ‘What city was ever like this great city?’. 23Then I will strike her children dead, and all the churches will know that I am the One who searches minds and hearts, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds. Yet you have held fast to My name and have not denied your faith in Me, even in the day when My faithful witness Antipas was killed among you, where Satan dwells. 19The foundations of the city walls were adorned with every kind of precious stone: The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald, So he replied, “These are the ones who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. 7Then one of the four living creatures gave the seven angels seven golden bowls full of the wrath of God, who lives forever and ever. 12Here is a call for the endurance of the saints who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. 14The wall of the city had twelve foundations bearing the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. He suggested that the author was a certain John the Presbyter, 9This calls for a mind that has wisdom. 11Then I looked, and I heard the voices of many angels and living creatures and elders encircling the throne, and their number was myriads of myriads and thousands of thousands. 17He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. 18I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined by fire so that you may become rich, white garments so that you may be clothed and your shameful nakedness not exposed, and salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see. 15Then the kings of the earth, the nobles, the commanders, the rich, the mighty, and every slave and free man, hid in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains. There they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. and Satan is imminent. But if you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place. Justin the martyr (around 100 to 165 AC), Irenaeus (around 140 to 220 AC) and the Muratori Canon (end of 2 nd century) confirm that the Apostle John is the author. I will make them come and bow down at your feet, and they will know that I love you. Do not measure it, because it has been given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for 42 months. 17Now the horses and riders in my vision looked like this: The riders had breastplates the colors of fire, sapphire, and brimstone. 24But I say to the rest of you in Thyatira, who do not hold to her teaching and have not learned the so-called deep things of Satan: I will place no further burden upon you. 26And into the city will be brought the glory and honor of the nations. 17saying: “We give thanks to You, O Lord God Almighty. The events of Revelation are the events that occur in the Book of Revelation of the New Testament. 8But to the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and sexually immoral and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their place will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. 15And if anyone was found whose name was not written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire. 11They have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb. 18And there were flashes of lightning, and rumblings, and peals of thunder, and a great earthquake the likes of which had not occurred since men were upon the earth—so mighty was the great quake. ], 17:5,18; and the heavenly Jerusalem is the wife of the Lamb, 21:9-10). with great fury the devil has come down to you. and you saints and apostles and prophets; that God has pronounced His judgment against her.”. Read Scripture Part I To the one who is victorious, I will give the hidden manna. He was given much incense to offer, along with the prayers of all the saints, on the golden altar before the throne. But the mortal wound was healed, and the whole world was astonished and followed the beast. He belongs to the other seven and is going into destruction. 21And the rest were killed with the sword that proceeded from the mouth of the One seated on the horse. 13These kings have one purpose: to yield their power and authority to the beast. 12Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings of the East. 21And huge hailstones, about a hundred pounds each,a rained down on them from above. (5:1), seven horns and seven eyes (5:6), seven trumpets (8:2), seven thunders (10:3), seven signs (12:1,3; 13:13-14; 15:1; 16:14; 19:20), seven crowns (12:3), 13Then the sixth angel sounded his trumpet, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar before God He informs his readers that the final showdown between God 2And I saw another angel ascending from the east, with the seal of the living God. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. 10In fear of her torment, they will stand at a distance and cry out: 11And the merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her, because there is no one left to buy their cargo— Keep it and repent. Since Roman authorities at this time were beginning to enforce emperor worship, 16He held in His right hand seven stars, and a sharp double-edged sword came from His mouth. 3But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or look inside it. 3And the angel carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness, where I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was covered with blasphemous names and had seven heads and ten horns. And they came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. Revelation is first and foremost a revelation about Jesus Christ (1:1). Day and night there will be no rest for those who worship the beast and its image, or for anyone who receives the mark of its name.”. 8But the dragon was not strong enough, and no longer was any place found in heaven for him and his angels. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. The believers at Smyrna are warned against coming opposition (2:10), 20the fifth onyx, the sixth ruby, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst. I know your deeds; you have a reputation for being alive, yet you are dead. 12And this beast exercised all the authority of the first beast and caused the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose mortal wound had been healed. I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers who rely on the testimony of Jesus. 8And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God and from His power; and no one could enter the temple until the seven plagues of the seven angels were completed. The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits. Apostle John. 10On the Lord’s day I was in the Spirit, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet, 13There were three gates on the east, three on the north, three on the south, and three on the west. For you have only a little strength, yet you have kept My word and have not denied My name. But I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Seal up what the seven thunders have said, and do not write it down.”, 5Then the angel I had seen standing on the sea and on the land lifted up his right hand to heaven. To the seven churches in the province of Asia: Grace and peace to you from Him who is and was and is to come, and from the sevenfold Spirita before His throne, 1Then I saw a beast with ten horns and seven heads rising out of the sea. 13And as I observed, I heard an eagle flying overhead, calling in a loud voice, “Woe! 4They worshiped the dragon who had given authority to the beast, and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who can wage war against it?”. She held in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the impurities of her sexual immorality. This is the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ. Key to understanding commentaries on Revelations is knowing the position of the commentator. 11Let the unrighteous continue to be unrighteous, and the vile continue to be vile; let the righteous continue to practice righteousness, and the holy continue to be holy.”, 12“Behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to each one according to what he has done. Amen.”, 13Then one of the elders addressed me: “These in white robes,” he asked, “who are they, and where have they come from?”. 15Then another angel came out of the temple, crying out in a loud voice to the One seated on the cloud, “Swing Your sickle and reap, because the time has come to harvest; for the crop of the earth is ripe.” The Revelation is the only book in the NT mentioning John as author. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. The word apocalypse means “unveiling” and that’s exactly what the book of Revelation is—it is a prophetic book that discusses the unveiling of what is going to happen in the nearing End Times and what will come with the final revelation of Jesus Christ. 21Then a mighty angel picked up a stone the size of a great millstone and cast it into the sea, saying: the great city of Babylon will be cast down. A horn on one’s head represents power and strength, like an animal that has horns on its head shows power (cf. 10There are also seven kings. (Daniel 12:1-13) 1 This is the revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants what must soon come to pass. 2For His judgments are true and righteous; who corrupted the earth with her immorality. 5Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! 4Then I heard another voice from heaven say: 6Give back to her as she has done to others; pay her back double for what she has done; 7As much as she has glorified herself and lived in luxury. hostility. 5And the One seated on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” Then He said, “Write this down, for these words are faithful and true.” 12saying, “Amen! 20Behold, I stand at the door and knock. 3Then another sign appeared in heaven: a huge red dragon with seven heads, ten horns, and seven royal crowns on his heads. 2The star opened the pit of the Abyss, and smoke rose out of it like the smoke of a great furnace, and the sun and the air were darkened by the smoke from the pit.
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