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WELCOME REVELATION Pastor Bill Cell Phone (714) 328-9719 Call Anytime Revelation Outline: Introduction Interpretation, Biblical Overview, Doctrine of Israel A. Interpretation of Bible Prophecy Allegorical vs. Literal B. Interpretive Approach Idealist, Preterist, Historical, and Futurist Approaches C. From Genesis to Revelation Biblical Overview, the BIG picture D. The Doctrine of Israel Israelology 3/1

Part I Revelation 1 Write What You Have Seen A. B. C. D. E. 3/8 Revelation is given to Jesus to show His servants; a blessing promised (1:1-3) Jesus presented as Redeemer King (1:4-8) John instructed to write what he sees and send to seven Churches (1:9-11) Jesus presented as Majestic Judge (1:12-18, 20)

Structure: Write what you have seen, what is now, what is to come (1:19) Part II Revelation 2-3 Write What Is Now 3/15 A. Ephesus commended for sound doctrine; rebuked for having left first love (2:17) B. Smyrna commended for being [spiritually] rich; not rebuked (2:8-11) 3/22

C. Pergamum commended for not denying faith; rebuked for worldly compromise (2:12-17) 3/29 D. Thyatira commended for love, service, faith; rebuked for tolerating false gods (2:18-29) Part III Time of the End Rev 4-20 Write What Is To Come (Part A) A. The Throne, the Scroll and the Lamb 4/5 1. The Throne in Heaven (4:1-11) 2. The Seven-Sealed Scroll (5:1-5) 3. The Lamb Slain (5:6-14)

B. 1 & 2 Thessalonians and Daniel 9:27 The Rapture & the Seven Year Tribulation C. The Seven Seals 4/12 1. First Seal: The White Horse (6:1-2) 2. Second Seal: The Red Horse (6:3-4) 3. Third Seal: The Black Horse (6:5-6) 4. Fourth Seal: The Pale Horse (6:7-8) 5. Fifth Seal: The Souls under the Altar (6:9-11) 6. Sixth Seal: The Great Earthquake (6:12-17) 7. Parentheses / Commentary: The Sealing of the 144,000 (7:1-8) 8. Parentheses / Commentary: The Great Multitude (7:9-17) 9. Seventh Seal: Silence in Heaven (8:1)

4/19 D. The Seven Trumpets 1. Prelude to Trumpet Judgments (8:2-5) 2. First Trumpet: Hail and Fire Mixed with Blood (8:6-7) 3. Second Trumpet: A Mountain Thrown into the Sea (8:8-9) 4. Third Trumpet: The Star Wormwood (8:10-11) 5. Fourth Trumpet: A Third of the Sun, Moon and Stars Struck (8:12-13) 6. Fifth Trumpet: The Plague of Locusts (9:1-12) Part III Time of the End Rev 4-20 Write What Is To Come (Part A) D. The Seven Trumpets continued 8. Prelude to sounding of Seventh Trumpet: The Angel and Little Scroll (10:1-11) 9. Parentheses/Commentary on the Two Witnesses (11:1-14) 10. Seventh Trumpet: Judgments and Rewards (11:15-19) (handout take-home MID-

4/26 TERM) E. Parenthesis/Commentary: 8 Personages in the War of the Ages 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 5/3

The Woman (Israel) (12:1-2, 6) The Dragon (Satan) with seven crowns on seven heads (12:3-4,9) The Male Child (Jesus) (12:5) Michael, the Archangel (12:7-8) The Dragon (Satan) makes war against the Woman (Israel) (12:10-16) The Remnant / Offspring (Great Multitude of Rev. 7:9-17) (12:17) The First Beast (Anti-Christ) with ten crowns on ten horns (13:1-10) Earth-Dwellers whose names are not written in the Lambs book of life (13:8, 12- 14) 9. The Second Beast (False Prophet) with two horns like a lamb (13:11-18) F. Parenthesis/Commentary: The Lamb, the 144,000, and Armageddon 5/10

1. The Lamb and the 144,000 (14:1-5) (Turn in take-home MID-TERM at beginning of class) 2. Three Angels and Their Announcements (14:6-13) 3. The Earth is Harvested at Armageddon (14:14-20) G. The Seven Bowls of Wrath 1. Prelude to the Seven Bowls of Wrath: (15:1-8) 2. First Bowl: Ugly and Painful Sores (16:1-2) Part III Time of the End Rev 4-20 Write What Is To Come (Part A) G. The Seven Bowls of Wrath continued 5/10 4. 5. 6.

7. 8. Third Bowl: Rivers and Springs of Water Become Blood (16:4-7) Fourth Bowl: Sun Scorches People with Fire (16:8-9) Fifth Bowl: Darkness (16:10-11) Sixth Bowl: Euphrates River Dries Up (16:12-16) Seventh Bowl: Poured into the Air (16:17-21) H. Parenthesis/Commentary: Babylon Great Prostitute Falls 5/17 1. Babylon is Described (17:1-18) 2. Babylon is Destroyed (18:1-24) 3. Great Multitude Rejoices over Destruction of Babylon (19:1-4)

I. The Final Battle of Armageddon (Hand out take-home FINAL) 5/24 1. Wedding of the Lamb is About to Take Place (19:5-10) 2. Jesus, Majestic Judge and King, is Revealed at Battle of Armageddon (19:11-21) J. Thousand Year Reign of Christ (20:1-6) K. Satans Doom (20:7-10) L. The Great White Throne Judgment of the Unsaved Dead (20:11-15) Part IV Revelation 21-22 Write What5/31 is To Come (Part B) NO CLASS

6/6 6/13 A. New Heavens & Earth - New Jerusalem (21:1-27) B. The River of Life and the Tree of Life (22:1-6) C. EPILOGUE: Admonition from Jesus (22:7-21) (Turn in FINAL beginning of class) HOMEWORK due 3/15/11 Read Revelation 1 in the NKJV Study 3/8/11 Class Notes Study Appendix A Abrahamic Covenant John F Walvoords Revelation Chapter 2 Identify the following underlined phrases words as literal (L), symbolic (S), both (B), or

uncertain (U) and explain why L B S U S B B Earthquake destroys buildings Sun became blackened Moon became like blood Stars fall to earth Meteorite? Sky recedes like scroll Mountains shift Islands shift

Notes Page 3 Notes Page 3 Assign symbolic / literal meanings to the following bolded italicized words in Rev. 6:12-14: Notes Page 3 Symbolic Suggested Meanings of Key Words in Revelation 6:12-14

Earthquake Notes Page 3 Earthquake Symbolic of Commotion Matt 8:24 NKJV And suddenly a great tempest [seismos] arose on the sea, so that the boat was covered with the waves. But He was asleep. Plato used the Greek word seismos to describe disturbances, disorders or commotion. Notes Page 3

Symbolic Suggested Meanings of Key Words in Revelation 6:12-14 Earthquake Commotion L & S Sun ? Moon ? Stars ? Notes Page 3 Sun, Moon & Stars Symbolic of Authority Genesis 37:9 NKJV Then he Joseph dreamed still another dream and told it to his brothers, and

said, "Look, I have dreamed another dream. And this time, the sun, the moon, and the eleven stars bowed down to me." {10} So he told it to his father and his brothers; and his father rebuked him and said to him, "What is this dream that you have dreamed? Shall your mother and I and your brothers indeed come to bow down to the earth before you?" Notes Page 3 Stars Symbolic of Angels Job 38:7 NKJV "When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

Rev 1:20 NKJV ""The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches..." Sun, Moon & Stars Symbolize Host of Heaven Deut 4:19 NKJV "And take heed, lest you lift your eyes to heaven, and when you see the sun, the moon, and the stars, all the host of heaven, you feel driven to worship them and serve them. 2 Kings 17:16 NKJV So they left all the commandments of the LORD their God, made for themselves a molded image and two calves, made a wooden image and worshiped all the host of heaven, and Notes

served Baal. Page 3 Sun, Moon & Stars Symbolize Host of Heaven 1 Kings 22:19 NKJV Micaiah said, "Therefore hear the word of the LORD: I saw the LORD sitting on His throne, and all the host of heaven standing by, on His right hand and on His left. Notes Page 3 Notes

Page 3 Do demons desire to be worshiped? Sun, Moon & Stars Symbolize Host of Heaven 1 Cor 10:19 NKJV What am I saying then? That an idol is anything, or what is offered to idols is anything? {20} "Rather, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice they sacrifice to demons and not to God, and I do not want you to have fellowship with demons. {21} You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the Lord's table and of theNotes

Page 3 table of demons." Notes Page 3 Do angels desire to be worshiped? Notes Page 3 Obedient Angels Refuse to be Worshiped Rev 22:8 NKJV "Now I, John, saw and heard these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel.

{9} "Then he said to me, "See that you do not do that. For I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets,"" Notes Page 3 Extra Credit: What is the difference between demons and angels? Symbolic Notes Page 3

Heavenly Host Suggested Meanings of Key Words in Revelation 6:12-14 Earthquake Commotion L & S? Sun Greater Authority Angels S Moon Lesser Aurhtority Angels Stars Angels in General S Sky Notes Page 3 SKY Earths Atmosphere or Heaven?

What is the difference between these Greek words ouranos and aer? ouranos can mean another dimension, outer space, or the earths atmosphere (air we breathe) aer means only earths atmosphere Can birds fly in both the ouranos and aer? Notes Page 3 Use of ouranos Mat 6:26 NKJV "Look at the birds of the air ouranos, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; Mat 8:20 NKJV And Jesus said to him,

"Foxes have holes and birds of the air ouranos have nests, These verses speak of earths atmosphere Notes Page 3 Use of aer Acts 22:23 NKJV Then, as they cried out and tore off their clothes and threw dust into the air aer, 1 Thess 4:17 NKJV Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air aer... These verses speak of earths atmosphere

Notes Page 3 Use of ouranos Mat 3:17 NKJV And suddenly a voice came from heaven ouranos, saying, "This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." Mat 4:17 NKJV From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven ouranos is at hand." These verses point to the earths atmosphere, and an unseen dimension! Notes Page 3

SKY Earths Atmosphere or Heaven? Does Satan have access to both ouranos and aer? Notes Page 3 Use of aer in Relation to Satan Ephesians 2:2 NKJV "in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air aer, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience,

This verse points to the earths atmosphere where unseen powers dwell! Notes Page 3 Use of ouranos in Relation to Satan Rev 12:7 NKJV "And war broke out in heaven ouranos : Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, {8} but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven ouranos any longer. These verses point to an unseen dimension possibly in a parallel universe!

Notes Page 3 ouranos & aer in Relation to Satan Rev 16:17 NKJV "Then the seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air aer, and a loud voice came out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, "It is done!" Gods angel pours the final judgment bowl into the earths atmosphere, where Satan dwells during the final 3 years! Notes Page 3

Symbolic Heavenly Host Suggested Meanings of Key Words in Revelation 6:12-14 Earthquake Commotion Sun Greater Authority - Angels Moon Lesser Aurhtority - Angels Stars Angels in General Sky Satan & his angels hang-out Notes Page 3

Mountains & Islands Symbolize Govt Isa 2:2 NKJV "Now it shall come to pass in the latter days That the mountain of the Lord's house Shall be established on the top of the mountains, And shall be exalted above the hills; And all nations shall flow to it." Notes Page 3 Mountains & Islands Symbolize Govt Dan 2:35 NKJV ""And the stone that struck the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth."

Notes Page 3 Mountains & Islands Symbolize Govt Isa 14:13 NKJV "For you have said in your heart: 'I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation On the farthest sides of the north; {14} I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.'" Notes Page 3

Symbolic Suggested Meanings of Key Words in Revelation 6:12-14 Heavenly Host Earthquake Commotion Sun Greater Authority Moon Lesser Authority Stars Angels in General Sky Satan & his angels hang-out Mountain Big Govt God / Satan / Man Island Small Govt God / Satan / Man

Notes Page 3 Something to Ponder: Rev 6:14 NKJV Then the sky ouranos receded as a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved out of its place. Should this verse be understood as literal or symbolic, or both? Notes Page 11 Revelation & Gods Kingdom Plan is

Best Understood in Light of the Major O.T. Covenants Abrahamic Covenant Mosaic Covenant (Old Cov) New Covenant Davidic Covenant The BIBLE in Three Parts Genesis 1-11 Genesis 12 Revelation 20 Revelation 21-22

Genesis 12 Revelation 20 Handout Notes Pages 1-2 Page 11a Two Primary Covenants and Gods Kingdom Plan Unconditional Conditional Abrahamic Covenant

Old Covenant New Covenant Davidic Covenant Israel & the Nations Israel Abrahamic Covenant Notes Page 11 Gods 13:14 unconditional

Promise toAbram Abraham: Genesis NIV The LORD said to after Lot had parted from him, "Lift up your eyes from 1.where LAND anand everlasting to and youisare look northpossession and south, east

Abrahams descendants Gen 12:1, 13:14-15, 17:8 west. Genesis 17:8 NIV The whole land of {15} All the land that you see I will give to you Canaan, where you are now an alien, I will 2.andtoyour make His descendants

offspring forever. into a great NATION giveGen. as an everlasting possession to you 12:3, 18:18, 28:13-14, 32:12 {16} I will make your offspring like the dust of the and your descendants after

you; and I will earth, so that if anyone could count the dust, be their God." then your offspring be counted. 3. to BLESS all thecould families of the earth through

{17} Go, walk through the12:3, length and breadth of Abrahams seed Gen. 22:18, Gal. 3:16-18 the land, for I am giving it to you." Abrahamic Covenant Notes Page 11

Gods unconditional Promise to Abraham: To Abraham God promised following: To Jacob God promised thethe following: Jeremiah 31:35 NKJV Thus

says the LORD, Who 1. LAND is an everlasting possession to gives the sun NIV for aI lightswear by day, The ordinances Genesis 22:16 by myself,

declares Abrahams descendants Gen 12:1, 13:14-15, Genesis 28:14 NIV Your descendants will be like17:8 of the moon and the stars for a light bythis night,

the LORD, that because you have done and the dust of the earth, and you will

spread out toa Genesis 18:18 NIV Abraham will surely become Whonot disturbs the your sea, And its waves

roar (The have withheld son, your only son, {17} I the west and to the east,

to the north and to the great and powerful nation, andinto all nations on earth 2. to make

His descendants a great NATION LORD of hosts is His name): will surely bless you and make your descendants south. will be blessed

through him.28:14, 32:12; Jer. 31:36 Gen. 12:3, 18:18, 22:16, as numerous the stars in the sky andbefore as theMe, {36} "If thoseas ordinances depart

From sand seashore. will sayson thethe LORD, Then theYour seeddescendants of Israel shall also take citiesbefore of of their cease

From being athe nation Meenemies, forever." 3. topossession BLESS all of the families the earth through Abrahams seed Gen. 12:3, 22:18, Gal. 3:16-18

Abrahamic Covenant Notes Page 11 Gods unconditional Promise to Abraham: 1. LANDGod is anpromised: everlasting possession to To Jacob Abrahams descendants Gen 12:1, 13:14-15, 17:8 Genesis 28:14 NIV ...All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring. 2. to make His descendants into a great NATION

Gen. 12:3, 18:18, 28:13-14, 32:12; Jer. 31:35-36 3. to BLESS all the families of the earth through Abrahams seed Gen. 12:3, 22:18, Gal. 3:16-18 Abrahamic Covenant Notes Page 11 Gods unconditional Promise to Abraham: 1. LAND is an everlasting possession to Abrahams descendants Gen 12:1, 17:8, 15:18 2. to make His descendants into a great NATION Gen. 12:3, 18:18, 28:13-14, 32:12 3. to BLESS all the families of the earth through Abrahams seed Gen. 12:3, 22:18, Gal. 3:17-18

The Book of Revelation describes great Tribulation the world must experience before the three major aspects of the Abrahamic Covenant, foundational to the Kingdom Promise, are fully realized Genesis 12 Revelation 20 Handout Notes Pages 1-2 Page 11a

Two Primary Covenants and Gods Kingdom Plan Unconditional Conditional Abrahamic Covenant Old Covenant New Covenant Davidic Covenant Israel & the Nations Israel

OLD COVENANT Notes Page 11 Exodus 19:5 NIV Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession. Although the whole earth is mine, {6} you will be for me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. OLD COVENANT

Notes Page 11 CHOOSE BLESSINGS OR CURSES (Deu. 30:19) Deut 30:19 NIV This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live Notes Page 11

If Israel keeps the OLD COVENANT LAW then Israel would be blessed by God as described in Deut 28:1-14 & Lev 26:3-13 Blessings for Obedience Notes Page 11 Deut 28:1 NIV If you fully obey the LORD your God and carefully follow all his

commands I give you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. {2} All these blessings will come upon you and accompany you if you obey the LORD your God: {3} You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country. Blessings for Obedience Notes Page 11 Deut 28:7 NIV The LORD will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be

defeated before you. {8} The LORD will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to. The LORD your God will bless you in the land he is giving you. {9} The LORD will establish you as his holy people, as he promised you on oath, if you keep the commands of the LORD your God and walk in his ways. Blessings for Obedience Notes Page 11 Deut 28:10 NIV Then all the peoples on earth

will see that you are called by the name of the LORD, and they will fear you. {12} The LORD will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none. Blessings for Obedience Notes Page 11 Deut 28:13 NIV The LORD will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the LORD your God that I give you this day

and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom. DID ISRAEL OBEY GOD? Israel failed to keep OLD COVENANT LAW resulting in the curses as described in Deut. 28:15-67 & Lev. 26:14-43 Curses for Disobedience Deut 28:32 NIV "Your sons and daughters

will be given to another nation, and you will wear out your eyes watching for them day after day, powerless to lift a hand. {33} A people that you do not know will eat what your land and labor produce, and you will have nothing but cruel oppression all your days." Curses for Disobedience Deut 28:51 NIV "They will devour the young of your livestock and the crops of your land until you are destroyed. They will leave you no grain, new wine or oil, nor any calves of your herds or lambs of your flocks until you are ruined.

{52} They will lay siege to all the cities throughout your land until the high fortified walls in which you trust fall down. They will besiege all the cities throughout the land the LORD your God is giving you." Curses for Disobedience Deut 28:64 NIV "Then the LORD will scatter you among all nations, from one end of the earth to the other. There you will worship other gods--gods of wood and stone, which neither you nor your fathers have known. {65} Among those nations you will find no repose, no resting place for the sole of your foot. There the LORD will give you

an anxious mind, eyes weary with longing, and a despairing heart." Curses for Disobedience Deut 28:66 NIV "You will live in constant suspense, filled with dread both night and day, never sure of your life." Notes Page 11 OLD COVENANT Gods CONDITIONAL promise with Israel Israel can CHOOSE to be BLESSED OR CURSED (Deut. 28, 30:19; Lev. 26)

Notes Page 12 NEW COVENANT and DAVIDIC COVENANT flow out of the ABRAHAMIC COVENANT Notes Page 12 DAVIDIC COVENANT 2 Sam. 7:14-16 1 Chr. 17:11-14

Notes Page 12 NEW COVENANT Jer. 31:31-34 KEY POINT The NEW COVENANT appears in the context of Israel's failure under the OLD COVENANT. Page 12a Relationship of Abrahamic, New, & Davidic Covenants with Revelation Revelation 1-20

ISRAEL & the NATIONS Land / Nation / Blessing Gen 12:1-3 New Covenant Davidic Covenant - Israel Regathered (Land) - Israels Spiritual Renewal (Nation) - Gods Kingdom Established (Blessing) King David Reigns Notes Page 12 NEW COVENANT

Jer 31:31 NIV "The time is coming," declares the LORD, "when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. {32} It will not be like the covenant [Old Covenant] I made with their forefathers when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they broke my covenant, though I was a husband to them, " declares the LORD. Notes Page 12 NEW COVENANT IS MADE UP OF THREE PARTS: 1) 2)

3) ISRAEL REGATHERED TO LAND ISRAELS SPIRITUAL RENEWAL GODS KINGDOM ESTABLISHED Notes Page 12 NEW COVENANT IS MADE UP OF THREE PARTS: 1) ISRAEL REGATHERED TO LAND (Deu. 30:1-4, Eze. 36:24, 37:21-22) NEW COVENANT: ISRAEL REGATHERED TO LAND Deu 30:1 NIV When all these blessings and curses I have

set before you come upon you and you take them to heart wherever the LORD your God disperses you among the nations, Being dispersed among the nations implies what? Israel was disobedient, therefore, cursed and kicked out of the LAND by God Notes Page 12 Notes Page 12 NEW COVENANT: ISRAEL REGATHERED TO LAND Deu 30:1 NIV When all these blessings and curses I have set before you come upon you and you take them to

heart wherever the LORD your God disperses you among the nations, {2} and when you and your children return to the LORD your God and obey him with all your heart and with all your soul according to everything I command you today, {3} then the LORD your God will restore your fortunes and have compassion on you and gather you [back to the LAND] again from all the nations where he scattered you. {4} Even if you have been banished to the most distant land under the heavens, from there the LORD your God will gather you and bring you back [to the LAND]. NEW COVENANT: ISRAEL REGATHERED TO LAND Ezek 36:24 NIV "'For I will take you out of the nations; I will gather you from all the countries and bring you back into your own land.

Ezek 37:21 NIV and say to them, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I will take the Israelites out of the nations where they have gone. I will gather them from all around and bring them back into their own land. {22} I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel. There will be one king over all of them and they will never again be two nations or be divided into two kingdoms. Notes Page 12 Notes Page 12 NEW COVENANT IS MADE UP OF THREE PARTS:

1) 2) ISRAEL REGATHERED TO LAND ISRAELS SPIRITUAL RENEWAL (Deu 30:6, Eze 36:25-27, Jer 31:31-34) Notes Page 12 NEW COVENANT: ISRAELS SPIRITUAL RENEWAL Deu 30:6 NIV The LORD your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants, so that you may love him with all your heart and with all your soul, and live.

God will give them a new heart in line with the terms of the New Covenant Notes Page 12 NEW COVENANT: ISRAELS SPIRITUAL RENEWAL Jer 31:31 NIV "The time is coming," declares the LORD, "when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. {32} It will not be like the covenant I made with their forefathers when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they broke my covenant, though I was a husband to them, " declares the LORD.

NEW COVENANT: ISRAELS SPIRITUAL RENEWAL Jer 31:33 NIV "This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time," declares the LORD. "I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. The No New Covenant to be written their hearts {34} longer will aisman teach

his on neighbor, or a in keeping with Gods promise Deu. 30:6 to man his brother, saying, 'Knowin the LORD,' circumcise their

that may the because they willhearts all know methey , from thelove least of LORD with of their heart and the soul,

and live. them to theall greatest," declares LORD. "For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more." Notes Page 12 Notes Page 12 NEW COVENANT: ISRAELS SPIRITUAL RENEWAL

Ezek 36:25 NIV I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. {26} I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. {27} And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. Notes Page 12 NEW COVENANT IS MADE UP OF THREE PARTS: 1)

2) 3) ISRAEL REGATHERED TO LAND ISRAELS SPIRITUAL RENEWAL GODS KINGDOM ESTABLISHED (Eze. 36:34-36, Isa. 49:8) NEW COVENANT Notes Page 12 Isa 49:8 NIV This is what the LORD says: "In the time of my favor I will answer you, and in the day of salvation I will help you; I

will keep you and will make you to be a covenant [New Covenant] for the people, to restore the land and to reassign its desolate inheritances, God the Father Jesus Did Jesus restore the land at His 1st coming? Relationship of Abrahamic, New, & Davidic Covenants with Jeremiah Page 12a Revelation 1-20

ISRAEL & the NATIONS Land / Nation / Blessing Gen 12:1-3 New Covenant Davidic Covenant - Israel Regathered (Land) - Israels Spiritual Renewal (Nation) - Gods Kingdom Established (Blessing) King David Reigns Handout Notes Pages Page

1-2 12a Two Major Covenants and Rev. 6-20 Unconditional Abrahamic Covenant New Covenant Davidic Covenant Israel & the Nations Old Covenant DAVIDIC COVENANT Notes

Page 12 1 Chron 17:11 "And it shall be, when your [King Davids] days are fulfilled, when you must go to be with your fathers, that I will set up your seed after you, who will be of your sons; and I will establish his kingdom. {12} "He shall build Me a house, and I will establish his throne forever. DAVIDIC COVENANT Notes Page 12 1 Chron 17:13 "I will be his Father, and he

shall be My son; and I will not take My mercy away from him, as I took it from him who was before you. {14} "And I will establish him in My house and in My kingdom forever; and his throne shall be established forever."' Notes Page 12 The Book of Revelation Completes the Fulfillment of: Abrahamic Covenant New Covenant Davidic Covenant

Handout Page 11a Pages 1-2 Two Major Covenants, Rev., & the BIG Picture Unconditional Abrahamic Covenant Blessings or Curses Nations Gen. 12:3a History of the Nations Conditional

Old Covenant Blessings or Curses Israel Deu. 28 History of Israel Nations are Cursed for Cursing Israel Israel is Cursed for Disobedience Isaiah 13-24; Ezek. 25-32; Rev. 6-19 Most of O.T.; Matt 24, Lk 21, Rev 619 Nations will be blessed only after Israel will be blessed only after her they make Jesus King of kings people repent & accept Jesus as and they bless Israel

their Messiah and King New Covenant Davidic Covenant These covenants are fully implemented only when Israel and the nations accept Jesus as King Notes Page 13 Author Date Written and the Preterist

Controversy Authors Background - Apostle John Born at Bethsaida to Zebedee and Salome Early disciple of John the Baptist Galilean fisherman partners w/Peter and Andrew Well connected with High Priest and Nicodemus Inner circle of Jesus, as follows: Mt. of Transfiguration (Matt. 17:2) Raising of Jairus daughter (Mark 5:37-42) Olivet Discourse (Matt. 24) Gethsemane (Matt. 26:37) Assigned care of Mary (John 19:26-27) Notes Page 13

Notes Page 14 The Book of Revelation went through the following Channels God the Father Jesus the Son His Angel John Jesus the Son

His angel John Gods servants Notes Page 14 Law of Prophetic Double Reference it appears the prophet foretells of one event when in fact he foretells at least two events separated by a time gap. Two Mountain Peaks # 1

# 2 Prophets View Distance? # 1 Time Factor Side View Prophet does not see the time factor. The two mountains seem to be one and the same from the prophets view..

# 2 Notes Page 15 Law of Double Reference Applied to Luke 21:20-24 / Matt. 24:15-16 Two Mountain Peaks #2 Ma tt. 24 #1 :15

Lu -16 ke 21: 2024 Prophets View #2 #1 Distance? Time Factor? Lu ke

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Jesus prophecy points to two events separated by time as represented by the two mountain peaks of Luke 21:20-24 and Matt. 24:15-16 Notes Page 16 Preterist vs. Futurist How Short is Shortly? Shortly / Quickly in Greek = en tachei Amplified Bible Rev. 1:1 things which must shortly and speedily come to pass in their entirety WHO ARE SEVEN SPIRITS? In favor of Angels:

Notes Page 17 There is only One Holy Spirit, not multiple (7) Spirits Angels are ministering Spirits, and are found standing Gods Throne in Rev. 8:2 In favor of the Holy Spirit: Seven Spirits also translates Sevenfold Spirit. (Isaiah 11:2) Only the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit give grace and peace, NOT Angels (Rev. 1:4) Notes

Page 17 Does Gods Word Give Any Hints? Rev. 1:4 and from the seven spirits before his throne, Rev. 4:5 Before the throne, seven lamps were blazing. These are the seven spirits of God. Rev. 5:6 Then I saw a Lamb, He had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth. Page 17

Symbolic Nature of the Seven Spirits Meaning Of Key Words Seven = Fullness Seven Lamps Blazing = Full of righteous judgment

Seven Eyes = Fullness of seeing; all-knowing Seven Horns = Fullness of power; all-powerful (especially government Psa 89:24 and Dan 7:24)

SEVEN SPIRITS Which Traits Fit Best? Holy Spirit Angels Notes Page 17 = Full of righteous judgmt? All-knowing? All-powerful?

= Full of righteous judgmt? All-knowing? All-powerful? Who are the Seven Spirits? Angels David Hocking The Holy Spirit Chuck Smith Chuck Missler Vernon Mcgee John Walvoord Donald Grey Barnhouse

Jamieson - Fausset - Brown William Barkley Notes Page 17 Notes Page 18 Asia Minor / Turkey Pergamos Thyatira Smyrna Greece

Sardis Ephesus Patmos Philadelphia Laodicea Notes Page 18 Patmos has a northern and

southern section, joined by a narrow isthmus in the center. The isthmus can be seen in the next photo. The island is hilly and has few natural resources. Its life has traditionally been tied to the sea. The Island of PATMOS Patmos: Landscape - Patmos is rocky and arid with few natural resources and no rivers. Much of the rugged coastline features rocky hills that plunge directly into the sea. Some of

the lower slopes of hills are flat enough to create small fields and meadows, and some of the bays have beaches that can be used to anchor small boats. PATMOS The island of Patmos lies 37 miles from the western coast of Asia Minor. The island is about 9 miles long and about 2 and a half miles wide, although it broadens to a width of 6 miles across its extreme northern end. The deeply indented coastline consists of ridges and hills that rise from the Aegean Sea. The Island of PATMOS Patmos: Harbor & Town

Patmos: Fortress - A fortress was built in the 3rd century B.C. on the rocky hill near the center of the picture on the narrow isthmus. At that time, the fortress was an outpost of the city of Miletus on the mainland as a refuge from piracy. The fortress continued to stand into Roman times, although it is not clear whether there was a military presence on the island in the 1st century A.D. Patmos: Farming Dry and rocky, Patmos has a limited capacity for agriculture. Grain could be grown in small quantities on the lower slopes of hills. The occasional open fields provided space where other staple foods could be grown for the local population. Patmos: Grazing

Goats are well-suited to grazing on Patmos. They are hardy and can feed on low quality grasses and plants. Valuable sources of food, they provided both milk and meat for residents of the island. An inscription from the 2nd or 3rd century A.D. refers to the sacrifice of goats during religious celebrations for the goddess Artemis. Patmos: Temple of Artemis A temple to the goddess Artemis apparently stood on a high point in the southern part of the island, where the monastery of St. John now stands (center of the picture above). An

inscription refers to a woman who served as a priestess of Artemis. Although the inscription is from the 2nd or 3rd century A.D., the worship of Artemis had evidently been common on Patmos long before that. Artemis Patmos: Traditional Deities Apollo Hermes Apollo: the son of Zeus, had a major sanctuary on the mainland east of Patmos, near the city of Miletus. Patmos and other nearby islands were evidently devoted

to Apollo in the centuries before Christ. Hermes: In the second century B.C., Members of the Patmos gymnasium erected a statue to Hermes, the messenger of the gods. During the festival of Hermes, sacrifices were offered and the head of the gymnasium wore a golden victory wreath on his head. Other religious rites on Patmos included the running of a torch race, in which fire was taken from one altar to another. Patmos: Christianity Image of Christ from Patmos John, the writer of Revelation, was a Christian prophet, and prophets were sometimes perceived as a threat to social order. He was sent to Patmos for proclaiming the word of God and bearing witness to Jesus (Rev 1:9). Banished persons were not free to leave the island and had to provide their own means of support. In many cases, however, they

were allowed to keep personal property and were not routinely subjected to hard labor. When John was on Patmos, most residents were probably worshipers of Greek and Roman deities. It is not known whether there were other Christians on the island with John. Notes Page 19 Lords Day = Sunday Early Church history refers to first day of the week as the Lords Day Greek word for Lord (Kyriakos) is an adjective used to describe Day Lords Day = Day Of The Lord as in OT: Sunday is never referred to as the Lords

Day in the Bible No adjectival form for Lord in OT Hebrew, so day in day of the Lord is a noun. Lords Day Sunday, first day of week ? William Barclay Donald Grey Barnhouse Jamieson / Fausset / Brown J. Vernon McGee Henry M. Morris William R. Newell Robert L. Thomas OT Day of the Lord ? E. W. Bullinger

David Hocking Chuck Missler J. Dwight Pentecost Chuck Smith John F. Walvoord Notes Page 19 GOLDEN LAMPSTAND Minoreh Notes Page 19 Arch of Titus

depicts Minoreh as witnessed by the Romans after destroying Temple in 70 AD Pergamos Smyrna Thyatira Jesus in

the Midst of His Church Ephesus Sardis Philadelphia Laodicea Pergamos Thyatira

Smyrna Sardis Ephesus Philadelphia Laodicea Notes Page 21 PURPOSE OF SEVEN LAMPSTANDS Lampstands = source of light, not bearers of light John 9:5 Jesus said, While I am in the world, I am the

light of the world. John 12:36 Put your trust in the light while you have it, so that you may become sons of light. Matt. 5:14 "You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. 15) Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16) In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. LAMPSTANDS DO WHAT? Lampstands are Source of Light Donald Grey Barnhouse John F. Walvoord Jamieson / Fausett / Brown J. Vernon Mc Gee

William R. Newell Chuck Smith Robert L. Thomas Lampstands Hold Oil for Power John F. Walvoord Notes Page 20 Jesus Unveiled as Majestic Judge Vs Revelation 1:12-18 Notes

Page 21 12 In Midst Of Seven Lampstands (Churches) - Ready to shed light on the truth and make righteous judgments 13 Son Of Man with Robe and Sash - Son Of Man revealed as Ancient Of Days and Judge in Dan. 7:9-10, 13-14 14 White Hair (Purity) - Only purity can rightly judge Dan. 7:9,14 Dan. 7:9 NKJV "I watched till thrones were put in place, and the Ancient of Days was seated; His garment was white as snow, and the hair of His head was like pure wool. His throne was a fiery flame, its wheels a burning fire; {10} A fiery stream issued and came forth from before Him. The court was seated,

and the books were opened. Jesus Unveiled as Majestic Judge Vs Revelation 1:12-18 Notes Page 21 12 In Midst Of Seven Lampstands (Churches) - Ready to shed light on the truth and make righteous judgments 13 Son Of Man with Robe and Sash - Son Of Man revealed as Ancient Of Days and Judge in Dan. 7:9-10, 13-14 14 White Hair (Purity) - Only purity can rightly judge Dan. 7:9,14 14 Blazing Eyes - Nothing hidden, everything laid bare Heb 4:13

15 Feet of Glowing Bronze Bronze: judgment on sin Num 21:9 16 Double-Edge Sword - Judges intent of heart Heb. 4:12 17 Fell as though Dead - God promotes awesome fear 18 Holds Keys of Death & Hell - Destiny of mankind is held in hands of Jesus ANCIENT OF DAYS Head/Hair Eyes Feet Voice Hand Mouth Face White

Blazing Fire Glowing Bronze Sound Of Waters Holding Seven Stars Double-edge Sword Shining / Brilliance THE END Revelation 1:19 - MYSTERY OF CHURCH AGE Panorama of Church History is Prophetic. If Churches Listed in any other Sequence, this is NOT Possible : Donald Grey Barnhouse Beka Horton (Of Beka Books) J. Vernon Mc Gee Chuck Missler

Henry M. Morris William R. Newell Chuck Smith John Walvoord Sequential Order of Seven Churches is of No Historical Significance : E. W. Bullinger (Absolutely Disagrees) David Hocking (Difficult To Prove) Jamieson/Fausett/Brown (Very Little Commentary) Asia Minor / Turkey Pergamos Thyatira

Smyrna Greece Sardis Ephesus Patmos Philadelphia Laodicea Rev. 1:20 Lampstands = Churches

Stars = Angels of Churches Asia Minor / Turkey Pergamos Thyatira Greece Smyrna Ephesus Patmos Sardis Philadelphia

Laodicea Chart A Two Major Covenants and Revelation 6-20 Unconditional Conditional Abrahamic Covenant Old Covenant (Mosaic) Blessings or Curses

Blessings or Curses New Covenant Davidic Covenant Israel & the Nations Israel Nations Cursed for Cursing Israel; Israel Cursed for Disobedience; Nations and Israel Blessed after Israel accepts Jesus as Messiah Old Covenant Curses are removed after

Israel accepts Jesus as Messiah Relationship of Abrahamic, New, & Davidic Covenants with Isaiah Isaiah 40 Chart B Isaiah 40-66 ISRAEL & the NATIONS LAND / NATION / BLESSING Gen 12:1-3 New Covenant Davidic Covenant

- Israel Regathered (LAND) - Israels Spiritual Renewal (NATION) - Gods Kingdom Established (BLESSING) King David Reigns All three Covenants are unconditional, not dependent upon mans work. Mans participation in the covenants are dependent only upon his FAITH. Rev. 1:20 Lampstands = Churches Stars = Angels of Churches Asia Minor / Turkey Pergamos Thyatira

Greece Sardis Philadelphia Smyrna Ephesus Patmos Laodicea

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