Monday, April 22, 2013

the things to come (Revelations)

This is a study guide for the book of Revelations that I have created. I am starting with Revelations chapter 6 because before this is just letters to the different churches. My intentions were for people to know what signs to look for in case they have not been living as they are saved. Also, I understand many feel they do not have time to read such a book (or understand it)... I tried to make this as short as possible while keeping true to scripture. 

Seal broken by the lamb.
2nd Seal: The person riding on a fiery red horse will take peace from the earth and people will kill one another.
3rd Seal: A black horse and with it famine (hunger).
4th Seal: A pale horse and the name of the person riding it will be the death who will be followed by Hades. 1/4 of the earth killed with hunger and by the beasts of the earths.
5th Seal: Those who were slain for the Word of God cry, "How long, O Lord, holy and true, until you judge and avenge our blood?" 

Revelations 6

11 Then a white robe was given to each of them; and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer, until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was completed.

***This shows me that there is a chance we are not raptured yet because there will be Christians dying for their beliefs OR this could be the people in the past such as apostles, disciples and/or prophets but still we have talk of the deaths not being completed, so there has to be people of God left.***

6th Seal: Earthquakes, the sun becomes black and the moon becomes like blood, stars fall to the earth.

Chapter 7:
It says the servants of God are sealed on their foreheads (for their protection from God's wrath), specifying the 144,000 tribes of Israel.
***This also leads me to believe that those who have accepted Christ will be gone around this time because it specifies that only the 144,000 of Israel are sealed and I doubt God would leave Christians out.  (Unless Christians are one and the same but only 144,000 out of the whole world?)

Revelation 7
Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.
And then...

Revelations 7

After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, 10 and crying out with a loud voice, saying, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” 11 All the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 12 saying:
“Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom,

Thanksgiving and honor and power and might,
Be to our God forever and ever.
13 Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, “Who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from?”
14 And I said to him, “Sir,[b] you know.”
So he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb

*** Now for sure we have either a rapture or more people that died for their beliefs.***

7th seal: the prelude to the seven trumpets sounded by angels.

Now begin's God's wrath. I do not believe we will be here for it because the bible says a few times, we are not appointed to wrath and that Christ has saved us from the wrath to come (1 Thess. 1:10).  I do know one thing, if we are here, we will surely be protected as God protected many of his people in the Old Testament.

Chapters 8-10:

1st trumpet: Vegetation struck with fire.
2nd trumpet: 1.3 of the sea becomes blood and 1/3 of the sea creatures die.
3rd trumpet: Great stars fall from heaven landing in the waters and making them deadly
4th trumpet: 1/3 of the day did not shine and likewise the night.
5th trumpet: Sun and air darkened.
6th trumpet: 1/3 mankind dead, three plagues (fire, brimstone and smoke).

Matthew 24
** 24:29 sounds like it is either from the 6th seal or the various trumpets BUT I think a keyword here is after the tribulation. Many bible scholars and pastors believe the tribulation is different from God's wrath thus the tribulation would only be the 6 seals.***

29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

Chapter 11:
Two witnesses of God released. (One believe to be Elijah)
Fire will come from their mouths so that no one can harm them and people will try because with them comes more of God's wrath.
The beast (anti-christ) will kill them and they will lay there for 3.5 days until the voice of God calls out and they ascend into heaven for everyone to see. In that same house a major earthquake shall occur.

Chapter 12: (Middle of it all...this is when the great tribulation begins)

12 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:
And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.

The women is Israel and the son is Christ. Scroll to 3:00 in the video and you can see the date that this happens is September 23, 2017 which falls on the feast of trumpets!

This is also believed to be when the abomination that causes desolation stands in the holy place as described in Matthew 24:15.

The devil is thrown down to earth.... we know the earth is in for it now.

Chapter 13:
The beast is given authority to blasphemy and rule for 42 months (3.5 years). 

Daniel 9
24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.
25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.
26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

A second beast (false prophet) arrives and causes all to worship the first. He will do great things and try and force everyone to get the mark of the beast. If you get the mark, you will not have eternal life with Christ.

Chapter 14:

And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads.
And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:
And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.
These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.
And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.
And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.
And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.
14 And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.
15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.
16 And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.
17 And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle.
18 And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.
19 And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.
20 And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.

Chapter 15& 16: Talks about angels pouring bowls/vials upon the earth.

1st bowl: sores come on those with the mark of the beast
2nd bowl: sea turns red
3rd bowl: all waters turn red
4th bowl: men scorched with great heat
5th bowl: more sores and darkness
6th bowl: the Euphrates river dries up.
7th bowl: earthquakes and storms in the great city (Babylon) divided into 3.

Christ comes on a white horse and the war begins! The beast and his armies are defeated and then Satan and his false prophets are chained up into the fiery put for 1,000 years. Christ reigns for a 1,000 years on a new earth.

The Wedding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

To read more on Biblical prophecy: Matthew 24, Daniel 7 & 9, Luke 21, Joel 2, 2 Peter 3, Isaiah 2, 2 Thessalonians 2, Micah 4...


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