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The Apocalypse of John There is much emotional excitement and abuse pertaining to the Book of Revelation!
The Apocalypse of John In studying Revelation, an intelligent approach is required (cp. 1: 1).
The Apocalypse of John The Book of Revelation seems to naturally divide itself into seven sections (cp. 1: 11; 4: 5; 5: 1): REVELATIONREVELATION
The Apocalypse of John Section one (chapters ): Introduction and Jesus in the midst of the seven churches. The seven churches each addressed (chapters 2 and 3).
The Apocalypse of John Section two (chapters 4 – 7): God on the throne (4); search for one worthy to reveal the future (5); beginning of the seven seals (6) and an interlude between the sixth and seventh seal (7).
The Apocalypse of John Section three (chapters 8 -11): Opening of the seventh seal (8); the two witnesses (11); the measuring of God’s people (11); the sounding of the seventh angel in connection with the seventh seal; and the preliminary vision to the events of chapter twelve.
The Apocalypse of John Section four (chapters 12 – 14): The vision of the woman with child (12); the introduction of the two beasts (13); the ultimate victory of good over evil (14).
The Apocalypse of John Section five (chapters 15 and 16): The future is again seen through the seven plagues (15); the angel commissioned to pronounce the plagues; the seven plagues poured out (16).
The Apocalypse of John Section six (chapters 17 – 19): These chapters describe the fall of Babylon. Some scholars believe that the period covered in chapters 16 through 19 is the same time addressed covered in the seventh plague (16: ).
The Apocalypse of John Section seven (chapters 20 – 22): The binding of satan, the millennium and satan loosed (20); the vision of the holy city and its description (21); angel’s witness regarding heaven, testimony of Jesus, an invitation and warning, and the last promise and conclusion (22).
The Apocalypse of John It has been said that there are at least four hundred language parallels between Revelation and such books as Daniel, Ezekiel, Isaiah: Daniel 7: 9, 10 – Rev. 1: 13, 14 Ezekiel 1: 5-10 – Rev. 4: 6, 7 (cp. Rev. 2: 14 and Num. 31: 16; ch. 22; Rev. 22: 2 and Gen. 2: 9).
The Apocalypse of John The promise of Revelation: “3: Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand” (Rev. 1).