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The Revelation of Jesus Christ

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1.1 - 1.10a - Prologue   

      Historical-Era Visions

            The Church Militant - Vision One
         1.10b - 1.20 - Victorious Intro Scene - One Like the Son of Man Appears to John on Patmos
         2.1 - 2.29 - Basic Prophetic Description Part 1 - Messages to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, Thyatira
         3.1 - 3.22 - Basic Prophetic Description Part 2 - Messages to Sardis, Philadelphia, Laodicea
                 God's Ongoing Work of Salvation - Vision Two
               4.1 - 4.11 - Victorious Intro Scene Part 1 - The Throne in Heaven
               5.1 - 5.14 - Victorious Intro Scene Part 2 - The Book and the Lamb
               6.1 - 6.17 - Basic Prophetic Description - Opening of The First Six Seals
                    7.1 - 7.17 - Interlude - The 144,000 and The Great Multitude               
               8.1
- Eschatological Culmination - Opening of The Seventh Seal
                          Trumpet Warnings - Vision Three - "Exodus" / "Fall of Babylon" Motif
                          
8.2 - 8.6 - Victorious Intro Scene - Seven Angels with 7 Trumpets and The Angel with The Golden Censer
                          8.7 - 8.13 - Basic Prophetic Description Part 1 - The First 4 Trumpets
                   9.1 - 9.21 - Basic Prophetic Description Part 2 - The 5th and 6th Trumpets
                   10.1 - 10.11 - Interlude Part 1 - The Time of the 6th Trumpet
                          
11.1 - 11.13 - Interlude Part 2 - The Time of the 6th Trumpet
                   11.14 - 11.18 - Eschatological Culmination - The 7th Trumpet
                                    Evil Powers Opposing God and His Saints - Vision Four - "Exodus" / "Fall of Babylon" Motif
        
                     11.19 - Victorious Intro Scene - in God's Temple
                           12.1 - 12.17 - Basic Prophetic Description Part 1 - The Woman and The Persecuting Dragon
                                    
13.1 - 13.18 - Basic Prophetic Description Part 2 - The Leopardlike Sea Beast and The Two-horned Earth Beast
                           14.1 - 14.13 - Interlude - The Lamb, The 144,00 and 3 Flying Angels
                                    
14.14 - 14.20 - Eschatological Culmination - The Two-fold Harvest
      Eschatological-Judgement-Era Visions
                                    Bowl Plagues - Vision Five - "Exodus" / "Fall of Babylon" Motif

                           15.1 - 15.8
- Victorious Intro Scene Part 1 - The "7 Last Plagues" - The Song of Moses & The Lamb, & Seven Angels, Seven Bowls
                                    
16.1 - Victorious Intro Scene Part 2 - The Seven Angels Instructed to Act
                           16.2 - 16.14 - Basic Prophetic Description - The "7 Last Plagues" - Six Angels Pour Out The First 6 Bowls of God's Wrath
                           16.15 - 16.16
- Interlude - Christ is Coming and The Battle of Armageddon
                                    
16.17 - Eschatological Culmination - The 7th Angel Pours Out The 7th Bowl of God's Wrath
                          Evil Powers Judged by God - Vision Six - "Exodus" / "Fall of Babylon" Motif
                          
16.18 - 16.21 - Victorious Intro Scene Part 1 - God's Wrath upon Babylon and The Earth
                   17.1 - 17.3a
- Victorious Intro Scene Part 2 - John is Taken into The Wilderness to See The Judgement of Babylon
                   17.3b - 17.18
- Basic Prophetic Description Part 1 - The Woman on the Beast and The Victory of The Lamb
                   18.1 - 18.3
- Basic Prophetic Description Part 2 - Babylon's Corruption
                         
18.4 - 18.8 - Interlude Part 1 - "Come Out of Her"
                   18.9 - 18.19
- Eschatological Culmination Part 1 - The Fall of Babylon and Lament for Babylon
                   18.20
- Interlude Part 2 - "Rejoice over Her Destruction - The Destroyer Destroyed"
                   18.21 - 18.24
- Eschatological Culmination Part 2 - Babylon's Doom and Utter Desolation
                  God's Judgement Finale - Vison Seven
              
   19.1 - 19.10 - Victorious Intro Scene - Praise and The Marriage of The Lamb
              19.11 - 19.21
- Basic Prophetic Description Part 1 - Christ's 2nd Advent
                   
20.1 - 20.5 - Basic Prophetic Description Part 2 - The Millenium and The First Resurrection
                   
20.6 - Interlude - The Blessings of Sharing in The First Resurrection
              20.7 - 20.15
- Eschatological Culmination Part 1 - The End of The Millenium & Satan's Confederacy, & The White Throne Judgement
              21.1 - 21.04
- Eschatological Culmination Part 2 - The Establishment of The New Heaven & The New Earth
            The Church Triumphant - Vision Eight
            
21.5 - 21.11a - Victorious Intro Scene - Christ's Victorious Ones, The New Jerusalem, The Lamb's Bride, Inherit All Things
         21.11b - 21.27
- Basic Prophetic Description Part 1 - The Holy City New Jerusalem
            
22.1 - 22.5 - Basic Prophetic Description Part 2 - The River of Life in The Holy City
    22.6 - 22.21
- Epilogue

Revelation 1.10b - 1.20
Victorious Intro Scene - One Like the Son of Man Appears to John on Patmos

Rev.1.10b and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,
Rev.1.11 Saying, I am Alpha and Omega,the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.
Rev.1.12 And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks;
Rev.1.13 And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.
Rev.1.14 His head and his hairs were white like wool, as white as snow; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;
Rev.1.15 And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters.
Rev.1.16 And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp twoedged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.
Rev.1.17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:
Rev.1.18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
Rev.1.19 Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter;
Rev.1.20 The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.

Victorious Intro Scene - One Like the Son of Man Appears to John on Patmos

This is one on the most significant events in the life of the human race here on planet earth. John the apostle is meditating. It is Sabbath. He may have been watching the sea pounding on the rocks of the Isle of Patmos. Or he may have been in his prisoner accommodations, we are not told. The sound of the waters is both loud and peaceful. From behind him a great voice, louder even than the sound of the crashing water, loud as a trumpet.


He saw a most amazing spectacular scene.

The voice introduces itself and commands John, "I am the Alpha and Omega, the first and the last." John is commanded to write what he sees in a book and send it to the seven churches. Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and Laodicea.

John turned to see voice that spoke to him and he saw a most amazing spectacular scene. The old man twists himself round as far as he can to see the voice. John does not immediately see the person. He sees seven golden candlesticks. A gold menorah with seven branches then he sees Jesus.

And his voice was like Mosi-oa-Tunya

In the centre of the candlsticks is Jesus. He is dressed in a robe, a long robe down to his feet, with a golden girdle wrapped around him. His hair is a blizzard of white. His eyes are as a flame of fire, his feet like burnished brass. And his voice was like Mosi-oa-Tunya, 'the smoke that thunders', the mighty water falls of Zambia and Zimbabwe.

In His right hand Jesus is holding seven stars

In His right hand Jesus is holding seven stars, As He speaks, His voice like the sound of many waters, His mouth, a two edged sword, His face shining brighter than the sun. John sees all this in a flash and faints.

Write down the things

Amazingly, though apparently dead, John can still see, hear and feel. Jesus lays His right hand on him and tells John not to be afraid. Jesus is the first and the last. " I am alive John, I died, but I came to life and my life now is forever. I have the keys of death in my hand.

These keys can open and lock Death's door. They can open and lock Hell's gate. "John is told again to write down the things he has seen. John will see things which are and he will see things which shall be. John saw Jesus holding seven stars in His right hand walking among seven golden lampstands.

The seven candlesticks are seven churches

All these things are mysterious. The seven stars explains Jesus are angels, the seven candlesticks are seven churches. This study sets out to understand these things. Jesus Christ, the risen Lord and Saviour of the world, the Son og God, appeared to his servant John, on the Sabbath day with messages to the children of God represented by seven churches.

The tools, the Scriptures themselves

The future of God's church on earth is outlined to John in eight visions. In an intricately woven story the secrets of God are shared with John for our interpretation and understanding. The tools, the Scriptures themselves and with the passage of time, history itelf will testifiy.

 

This first vision John is about to recieve is on earth. The study of the sanctuary becomes a prerequisite. We will need to draw on the writings of the Bible writers of the past to confirm our condition today. A revelation from Jesus, with the Bible as an anchor so that we do not stray and rely on our wild imagination. Stay with us and read on, comparing scripture with scripture and the thoughts of those who will study by these principles.

Joseph Walter Brown, December 2009

 

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