Revelation 4-7

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  1. The Throne and the Cosmos - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 4:1-11The image of the glorious Throne places God and His rule at the center of the created order and prepares the reader for the introduction of the Lamb)
  2. The Scroll Sealed with Seven Seals - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 5:1-4 - The One Sitting on the Throne holds a Scroll sealed tight by seven seals. A search is made for someone in the Creation who is “worthy” to open the Sealed Scroll)
  3. Worthy is the Lamb - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 5:5-14The central figure of the book is the freshly slain Lamb who alone has the authority to open the Sealed Scroll, beginning with its seven seals)
  1. The Opening of the Seven Seals - An Overview - {PDF Copy} - (Upon his arrival before the Throne, the Lamb commences immediately to open the Seven Seals of the Sealed Scroll)
  2. The First Four Seal Openings - An Overview - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 6:1-8The Lamb began to open the first four seals in preparation for the unveiling of the contents of the scroll)
  3. The First Seal Opening - Rider on a White Horse - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 6:1-2The Lamb now breaks open the first seal, releasing a rider carrying a bow and riding a white horse)
  4. The Second Seal Opening - Rider on a Red Horse - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 6:3-4The second rider is on a fiery-red horse sent to “remove peace from the earth” by causing men to “slay one another”)
  5. The Third Seal Opening - Rider on a Black Horse -  {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 6:5-6The third seal releases a rider on a black horse. A voice from the Throne prohibits him from destroying what is needed for daily life)
  6. The Fourth Seal Opening - Rider on a Pale Horse - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 6:7-8The fourth seal releases a rider named “Death” who is followed by “Hades” gathering up the dead in his wake)
  7. The Fifth Seal Opening - Souls Under the Altar - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 6:9-11The fifth seal reveals the souls of martyrs underneath an altar where they cry out to God for vindication)
  8. The Sixth Seal - The Day of the Lord - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 6:12-17The sixth seal opening ushers in the Day of the Lord, the time of wrath upon the inhabitants of the earth – No one can stand before the Lamb or the Throne)
  9. The Seal of God - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 7:1-3God’s servants are sealed before the “four winds of the earth” are unleashed by the four horsemen )
  10. The Number of the Sealed Servants of God - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 7:4-8 - 144,000 males from the tribes of Israel are numbered and assembled for transit to the Promised Land)
  11. The Innumerable Multitude - Vision - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 7:9-12John now sees an innumerable multitude from all nations standing before the Lamb and the Throne)
  12. The Innumerable Multitude - Interpretation - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 7:13-17 - One of the “elders” interprets the vision of a vast multitude that “no man could number,” standing before the Throne)
  13. The Seventh Seal Opening - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 8:1-6The seventh seal ends with the seven angels prepared to sound their trumpets)
  1. Is the Church Absent from Revelation? - {PDF Copy} - (The church does not disappear from the book of Revelation after Chapter 3)
  2. John Came to be in Spirit - {PDF Copy} - (Four different times, John found himself “in the Spirit” and transported to a new location where he received another vision)
  3. Lamb and Messiah - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus began his Messianic Reign following his Death and Resurrection in the fulfillment of prophecies from the Hebrew Bible)
  4. The Death and Exaltation of the Lamb - (Revelation links the exaltation of Jesus to his past Death and Resurrection, the foundation of his sovereignty) - {PDF Copy}
  5. The Tribulation of the Church - (In Revelation, faithful saints experience “tribulation,” whereas, the unrepentant undergo “wrath”) - {PDF Copy}
Beach evening Photo by Giuseppe Murabito on Unsplash
Photo by Giuseppe Murabito on Unsplash

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