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The Revelation Chapters & Verses

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               
- 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
- 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

Rev.1.2 Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.
the word...
1 Samuel
2 Samuel
1 Kings
2 Kings
1 Chronicles
2 Chronicles
1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians
1 Thessalonians
2 Thessalonians
1 Timothy
2 Timothy
1 Peter
2 Peter
1 John
3 John


We communicate with words. People are influenced by our words. The course of history changes and moves on depending on how our words are interpreted and what actions they inspire. Solomon says 'A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver'. But many a word is not fitly spoken. At times our words may be out of place or even blatantly untrue. The consequences can be disastrous. James cautions that the tongue is a small thing that makes grand speeches; but a tiny spark can set a great forest on fire.

Unlike our words, God's word is always sure. The Book of Genesis records that the word of the Lord came to Abraham, then in his eighties, to reassure him that he would have a son. And when Abraham was a hundred years old, Isaac was born to him and Sarah.

The Lord also works through us, inspiring us to glorify Him in our words. When Isaac needed a wife, Abraham sent his servant to Mesopotamia, his home country. The servant met Rebekah at a well and when he found out who she was he exclaimed 'the Lord has led me on the journey to the house of my master's relatives!' Rebekah repeated these words to her brother Laban and so he invited him to stay in their home. When Laban and his father heard how God had directed Abraham's servant, they agreed she should be married to Isaac. And so Abraham's servant praised God. They were all acknowledging God's leading in finding a wife for Isaac.

But in Genesis we also find words of anguish, criticism and treachery. Our words have power to express our innermost thoughts and feelings, power to influence for good or evil - to destroy or to build up. Isaac cries out that he has been deceived, by his own son Jacob, to bless him rather than his older brother Esau. In retaliation, Esau vows that he will kill his brother once their father has passed away. Jacob, banished to his grandfather's village, marries his cousins - sisters Leah and Rachel. Negotiating with his uncle he says that he will carry on tending Laban's flocks provided he can have as wages all the animals of unusual colouring. And Jacob's flocks grow and grow. But Laban's sons observe that his wealth is at their father's expense. It's time for Jacob to move on.

Sadly Jacob's sons inherited their father's deceitful ways. When Shechem slept with Dinah their sister, they told Shechem that they would agree for him to marry Dinah and they to live peacefully amongst Shechem's people, trading and intermarrying, but first the men must all by circumcised according to the Isrealite custom. This plan, these words, pleased Shechem and his father and they followed it. But whilst the men were recovering, Jacob's sons treacherously slaughtered them all and took their wives and children.

Joseph, Jacob's son, experienced horrifying ordeals as well as incredible success. His words and those of his accusers played a significance role in his story. After feeding his father's flocks with two of his brothers, he criticised their behaviour to his father. And when he had a dream about sheaves of corn, with his brothers' sheaves bowing down to his sheaf, he told them the dream. His indiscrete words made his brothers hate him. Jacob, now called Isreal, asked Joseph to bring back word of his brothers who were with the flocks. This gave them opportunity to sell him to traders and they told their father he had been killed by a wild animal. Joseph became a slave in Egypt in the house of Potiphar. When he refused to sleep with Potiphar's wife, she twisted the story telling her husband 'This Hebrew slave you brought into the house wanted to play around with me.' Because of her lying words, Joseph was thrown into jail.

After more than two years in prison, Joseph was made governor of Egypt, second only to Pharoah, with everything and everybody ruled 'by his word'. When Joseph's brothers came to Egypt to buy food, he was in charge of issuing the grain. They bowed down to him, fulfilling his words about the dream of the sheaves. Not recognising him they told him they were twelve brothers from Canaan, the youngest one being at home with their father. One of them, they lied, was dead. Little did they realise they were addressing the very one about whom they were speaking. To test the truth of their words Joseph told them to bring him Benjamin.

When they returned to Egypt for more grain, they went with Benjamin as agreed. But Joseph ordered his own silver cup to be placed in Benjamin's sack. After they had left, he told his steward 'Overtake them and ask who took my cup.' When the steward asked the brothers this, they were shocked that Joseph could use these words. So sure of their innocence, they agreed with the steward that if it was true, the one who had the cup should become a slave. When the cup was found in Benjamin's sack, they returned to Joseph and Judah asked for a private word with him. He told him how the brothers had persuaded their father to allow them to bring Benjamin. If they returned without him, Isreal would die of grief, Judah said. Could he, Judah, become his slave rather than Benjamin? This caused Joseph to weep and then to reveal who he was. 'Tell my father that God has made me governor of all Egypt. He must come down and I will take care of him and my family.' When Israel was told these words, his spirit revived. At 130, he and his whole family came to Egypt and dwelt there.

When he was 147 and about to die, Israel gave blessings to all his sons. He said of Naphtali, he is a deer let loose; he uses beautiful words. May the same may be said of us. For beautiful words are uplifting and a blessing, like those of Rebekah's family when Abraham's servant visited them; like those of Judah offering to take his young brother's place as the governor's slave. And let us be careful not to use careless or lying words. Potiphar's wife thought she could safely lie about the behaviour of Joseph, then a lowly slave. But he was made governor of all Egypt. And Joseph's brothers, accused of being spies, lied to the Egyptian governor, not realising he was Joseph their brother whom they had sold. This resulted in more trouble and untold anguish for them all.

| Genesis | Notes |

This shall not be thine heir

Gen.15.1 After these things the word of the LORD came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.


Of thine own bowels shall be thine heir


Gen.15.4 And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir.

of thine own bowels shall be thine heir

Thus spake the man unto me


Gen.24.30 And it came to pass, when he saw the earring and bracelets upon his sister's hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying, Thus spake the man unto me; that he came unto the man; and, behold, he stood by the camels at the well.

He worshipped the LORD

Gen.24.52 And it came to pass, that, when Abraham's servant heard their words, he worshipped the LORD, bowing himself to the earth.

  he worshipped the LORD

Bless me, even me also

Gen.27.34 And when Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry, and said unto his father, Bless me, even me also, O my father.


Doth comfort himself, purposing to kill thee

Gen.27.42 And these words of Esau her elder son were told to Rebekah: and she sent and called Jacob her younger son, and said unto him, Behold, thy brother Esau, as touching thee, doth comfort himself, purposing to kill thee.

  doth comfort himself, purposing to kill thee

According to thy word


Gen.30.34 And Laban said, Behold, I would it might be according to thy word.

Jacob hath taken away all

Gen.31.1 And he heard the words of Laban's sons, saying, Jacob hath taken away all that was our father's; and of that which was our father's hath he gotten all this glory.


Their words pleased


Gen.34.18 And their words pleased Hamor, and Shechem Hamor's son.

They hated him

Gen.37.8 And his brethren said to him, Shalt thou indeed reign over us? or shalt thou indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for his words.
Gen.37.14 And he said to him, Go, I pray thee, see whether it be well with thy brethren, and well with the flocks; and bring me word again. So he sent him out of the vale of Hebron, and he came to Shechem.


The Hebrew servant


Gen.39.17 And she spake unto him according to these words, saying, The Hebrew servant, which thou hast brought unto us, came in unto me to mock me:
Gen.39.19 And it came to pass, when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spake unto him, saying, After this manner did thy servant to me; that his wrath was kindled.

Thou shalt be over my house

Gen.41.40 Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou.


Bring your youngest brother unto me


Gen.42.16 Send one of you, and let him fetch your brother, and ye shall be kept in prison, that your words may be proved, whether there be any truth in you: or else by the life of Pharaoh surely ye are spies.
Gen.42.20 But bring your youngest brother unto me; so shall your words be verified, and ye shall not die. And they did so.

Bring your brother down

Gen.43.7 And they said, The man asked us straitly of our state, and of our kindred, saying, Is your father yet alive? have ye another brother? and we told him according to the tenor of these words: could we certainly know that he would say, Bring your brother down?


He with whom it is found shall be my servant

Gen.44.2 And put my cup, the silver cup, in the sack's mouth of the youngest, and his corn money. And he did according to the word that Joseph had spoken.
Gen.44.6 And he overtook them, and he spake unto them these same words.
Gen.44.7 And they said unto him, Wherefore saith my lord these words? God forbid that thy servants should do according to this thing:


Thou art even as Pharaoh

Gen.44.10 And he said, Now also let it be according unto your words: he with whom it is found shall be my servant; and ye shall be blameless.

Gen.44.18 Then Judah came near unto him, and said, Oh my lord, let thy servant, I pray thee, speak a word in my lord's ears, and let not thine anger burn against thy servant: for thou art even as Pharaoh.
Gen.44.24 And it came to pass when we came up unto thy servant my father, we told him the words of my lord.

thou art even as Pharaoh

He saw the wagons


Gen.45.27 And they told him all the words of Joseph, which he had said unto them: and when he saw the wagons which Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob their father revived:

A hind let loose

Gen.49.21 Naphtali is a hind let loose: he giveth goodly words.



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