Revelation 12-16

{WAR AGAINST THE SAINTS}
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  1. The Son versus the Serpent - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 12:1-6 - War breaks out in “heaven.” After the Dragon fails to destroy the “son,” he persecutes the followers of the Lamb, the “seed of the woman")
  2. The Shepherd of the Nations - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 12:5 - Jesus is the promised ruler from the line of David, the Shepherd of ALL nations)
  3. War in Heaven - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 12:7-17 - Expelled from Heaven, the Dragon intensified his “war” against the “woman” and “her seed”)
  4. The Seed of the Woman - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 12:17 - The “Dragon” set off to wage war on the “seed of the woman,” those who have the “testimony of Jesus”)
  5. The Beast from the Sea - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 13:1-5The Dragon begins his war on the “seed of the Woman” by summoning his “seed,” the Beast from the sea)
  6. War Against the Saints - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 13:6-10The Beast from the sea now wages war on the followers of the Lamb in obedience to the Dragon)
  7. The Persecuting Beast - {PDF Copy} - (In Revelation, the Dragon and his servants wage war against the saints of the Lamb, the Church, and not against nations or ethnic groups)
  8. The Beast from the Earth - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 13:11-15 -The Beast from the earth mimics the Lamb but is the mouthpiece of the Dragon and the Beast from the sea)
  9. The Mark of the Beast - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 13:16-18Humanity is divided into two groups – men who have the mark of the Beast, and those who bear the name of the Lamb’s Father)
  10. The 144,000 Males on Zion with the Lamb - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 14:1-5The priestly company of 144,000 unblemished “males” constitutes a “first fruits” of the coming harvest)
  11. The Everlasting Gospel and the Final Harvest - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 14:6-7Having contrasted the followers of the Lamb with the men that pay homage to the Beast, the book presents a definitive choice with two very different and everlasting consequences)
  12. The Fall of Babylon Pronounced - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 14:8-11Two more angels appear to announce the judicial sentence of God on “Babylon” and the “inhabitants of the earth” that give homage to the Beast)
  13. The Final "Grain" Harvest - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 14:12-16Two different “harvests” are to occur at the end of the age – The reaping of the “grain,” and the ingathering of the “fruit of the vine”)
  14. The Final Ingathering of Grapes - {PDF Copy} - (The final ingathering of the “fruit of the vine” portrays the outpouring of the "wrath of God" on all men who take the "mark of the Beast" – Revelation 14:17-20)
{SEVEN BOWLS OF WRATH}
  1. The Song of Moses and of the Lamb - {PDF Copy} - (Having “overcome” the Beast, the victorious People of God stand “upon” the Sea of Glass to sing the song of Moses and the LambRevelation 15:1-4)
  2. The Sanctuary and the Tent of Witness - {PDF Copy} - (The destructive force of the seven “last plagues” corresponds to the destruction of the Egyptian army in the Red Sea after Israel passed through the sea – Revelation 15:5-8)
  3. The First Four Bowls of Wrath - {PDF Copy} - (The first four Bowls of Wrath destroy the economic infrastructure of the realm of the Beast – Revelation 16:1-9)
  4. The Fifth Bowl of Wrath - {PDF Copy} - (The first four “bowls” undermined the economic structure of the World-Power; now, the fifth “bowl” targets its political dimension – Revelation 16:10-11)
  5. The Sixth Bowl of Wrath - Armageddon - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 16:12-16The sixth “bowl” begins the final battle between the “Lamb” and the “Dragon” - Armageddon)
  6. The Seventh Bowl of Wrath - Fall of Babylon - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 16:17-20 - The seventh “bowl of Wrath” produces the final overthrow of Babylon, the Great City)
  7. Armageddon - One Final Battle - {PDF Copy} - (The several “battle” scenes in Revelation all present the same final assault by Satan against the people of the Lamb)
{INDIVIDUAL TOPICS}
  1. The Short Season - (The Devil will be granted a final “short season” to persecute the saints of the Lamb - Revelation 12:7-12) - {PDF Copy}
  2. Ancient Beast - (The “beast from the sea” is the latest incarnation of an ancient creature that has been active since the fall of Adam) - {PDF Copy}
  3. Forty-Two Months - 1,260 Days - (In Revelation, the “forty-two months” and “1,260-days” both refer to the same prophetic period when the saints are persecuted) - {PDF Copy}
  4. The Little Horn in, Revelation - (Is the “little horn” from the book of Daniel found in the book of Revelation? - Daniel 7:7-8) - {PDF Copy}
  5. The Coming Final Day and Hour - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation moves inexorably from the Death and Resurrection of Jesus to the Great Dénouement, the final day when God judges the wicked and vindicates the righteous)
  6. Embracing the Mark of the Beast - {PDF Copy} - (The “inhabitants of the earth” are willing participants in the veneration of the Beast, but Christians may also succumb to the false faith)
  7. The Mark of the Beast - Considerations - {PDF Copy} - (When we imbibe the values of the existing world order, we begin to take the "mark of the Beast”)
  8. Counterfeit Religion of the Beast - {PDF Copy} - (The “beast from the sea” is a counterfeit who mimics the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ, in order to deceive the saints and, thus, destroy them)
  9. The Military Campaigns of the Beast - {PDF Copy} - (The language of war is employed in Revelation to portray the assaults of the Dragon against the saints who follow the Lamb)
  10. The Fourth Beast of Daniel is not Identical to the Beast from the Sea in Revelation - {PDF Copy} - (he single “beast from the sea” in Revelation is related to but distinct from the four beasts that Daniel saw ascending from the sea)
  11. The Universal Extent of the Beast's Reign - {PDF Copy} - (In Revelation, “all” means “all.” All rulers, nations, and inhabitants of the earth that refuse to follow the Lamb render homage to the Beast)
  12. The Antichrist - What Kind of Leader? - {PDF Copy} - (Will the Antichrist be a global political leader or the ultimate deceiver sent by the Dragon to destroy the Church of Jesus Christ from within? )
  13. The Kings of the East - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 16:12The “Kings of the East” are identical to the “Kings of the Earth” allied with the “Beast from the Sea”)
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