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1 WELCOME TO THE REVELATION STUDY

2 REVIEW Lesson 3 The Big Picture Based on Our Father’s Ways

3 TWO Moses / Law Israel Moses (Natural / Earthly) Prophecy (Deut 18:15-18) Moses’ Prayer Exodus 33:13 “If I have found favor...” + (Jer. 9:23-24) VOICES Messiah / Grace Church Messiah (Spiritual / Heavenly) Fulfillment (Deut 18:15-18) Messiah’s Prayer Matthew 6:9-10

4 OUR FATHER’S BIG PICTURE Messiah’s Prayer Reveals Fathers Plan Our Father 1. “Our Father which art in heaven, 2. Hallowed be Thy Name, 2. Hallowed be Thy Name, 3. Thy Kingdom come 3. Thy Kingdom come Thy will be done Thy will be done on as it is in.” on Earth as it is in Heaven.”

5 OUR FATHER’S BIG PICTURE FOCUS: Two Key Players FOCUS: Two Key Players 1. Israel a Messianic Nation – Natural– Gen. 12:3 2. Israel the Messiah – Spiritual- Isa. 49:3 2. Israel the Messiah – Spiritual- Isa. 49:3 Revelation Records the Consummation Revelation Records the Consummation Israel the Messiah to the Father’s plan. Israel the Messiah Key to the Father’s plan. What is the Time Frame of His Big Picture? What is the Time Frame of His Big Picture? How does He calculate Time? How does He calculate Time? 1. A Day = 24 hrs; 2. A Day = Year; 1. A Day = 24 hrs; 2. A Day = Year; 3. A Day = 1000 yrs (Millennium) 3. A Day = 1000 yrs (Millennium)

6 OUR FATHER’S BIG PICTURE ~ Israel Messiah is Key ~ ~ Israel Messiah is Key ~ CREATION Key to - Our Father’s Pattern Week of Days = 7 days - Sun – Sat Week of Days = 7 days - Sun – Sat Week of Years = 7 years – Sun – Sat Week of Years = 7 years – Sun – Sat Week of Millenniums = 7 Millenniums - Sun – Sat Week of Millenniums = 7 Millenniums - Sun – Sat How Our Father Reckons Time? - (Elijah’s Chart) ~Israel Messiah came at the End of the Ages Hebrews 9: ~ Promise - Hebrews 9:28 Hebrews 9: ~ Promise - Hebrews 9:28

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8 THE CHOSEN MESSENGER “The Time is Near” REVELATION THE CHOSEN MESSENGER “The Time is Near” Lesson 4

9 INTRODUCTION A. The book of Revelation is the Consum- mation of the PrecedingSix-five Books A. The book of Revelation is the Consum- mation of the Preceding Six-five Books 1. What Genesis begins, Revelation 1. What Genesis begins, Revelation Concludes. Dr. Charles Ryrie states: “Each book of the Bible is important, but the last book has the added significance of being the consummation and climax of God’s revelation.” Concludes. Dr. Charles Ryrie states: “Each book of the Bible is important, but the last book has the added significance of being the consummation and climax of God’s revelation.” The Consummation of the Big Picture

10 INTRODUCTION 2. Dr. Henrietta Mears in her book, What the 2. Dr. Henrietta Mears in her book, What the Bible is All About underscores the Bible is All About underscores the inspiration of Scripture: inspiration of Scripture: Bible is 66 Books Bible is 66 Books Written by 40 Authors Written by 40 Authors (many of which never knew one another, added) Over 1600 years. Over 1600 years.

11 INTRODUCTION 2. The Book of Revelation is the Grand Finale concluding our Father’s story of: 2. The Book of Revelation is the Grand Finale concluding our Father’s story of: Israel His betrothed - Natural Israel His betrothed Son - Spiritual

12 INTRODUCTION 3. Dan Juster’s Hebraic background adds 3. Dan Juster’s Hebraic background adds weight to his book, Jewish Roots. In it He weight to his book, Jewish Roots. In it He justifies Judaism’s emphasis on the justifies Judaism’s emphasis on the Torah, he states, Torah, he states, “After all, the Torah is where God began His story.”

13 INTRODUCTION 3. establishes Israel’s eternal 3. Torah establishes Israel’s eternal existence by (the Word). existence by Covenant (the Word). establishes Israel’s Revelation establishes Israel’s Restoration and final triumph through Restoration and final triumph through. Messiah her Kinsman Redeemer.

14 INTRODUCTION Though for centuries Daniel’s 70 th Week has latently rested on the shelf of prophecy, in Revelation it takes center stage with the opening of the Seven Seals in chapter 6.

15 INTRODUCTION B. Revelation a Book of Blessing and Prophecy 1. “ Rev 1:3). 1. “Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near” ( Rev 1:3).

16 INTRODUCTION In his book Revelation, Dr. M.R. DeHaan states, “The book is not only a source of blessing to all who study it, and a revelation, but it is a prophecy of things to come.”

17 INTRODUCTION This 66 th Book is the “Revelation of Jesus Christ.” Some Bibles have the caption “The Revelation of St. John the Divine.” However, Christ the Messiah though veiled in types and shadows throughout the Tanakh (Old Testament) is the Major Figure of the Biblical text.

18 INTRODUCTION Messiah is the aleph (beginning) and the tav (ending) of all things, the Key figure of Revelation the Capstone to the Father’s prophecies and plan.

19 INTRODUCTION By disobedience the First Adam “Son of God,” failed to execute the Father’s plan. By obedience & His Blood the Last Adam, “Son of God” made possible for: a. Jew & Gentile to call Him “our Father.” b. His Name to be exalted, c. His will to be done. d. His Kingdom to be established on Earth as it is in Heaven.

20 INTRODUCTION Apostle Paul teaches The Big Picture: “And He made known to us the mystery of His will according to his good pleasure, which He purposed in Christ, to be put into effect —. ” (Eph 1:9-10 NIV). “And He made known to us the mystery of His will according to his good pleasure, which He purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times will have reached their fulfillment — to bring all things in heaven and on earth together under one head, even Christ. ” (Eph 1:9-10 NIV).

21 ( Today Read aloud) II PROLOGUE 1:1-8 A.The Title, The Revelation, A.The Title, The Revelation, The Apokalupsis 1:1 1. Dr Henry Morris shares, the title “Revelation” means “the unveiling, taking off the cover.” 1. Dr Henry Morris shares, the title “Revelation” means “the unveiling, taking off the cover.” 2. Though the book, it is also the revelation given by the Messiah of 2. Though the book reveals Messiah the Christ, it is also the revelation given by the Messiah of end times. Read Aloud Rev. 1:1-8

22 II. PROLOGUE 1: The Prophecy is to show His servants 3. The Prophecy is to show His servants. things that will come to pass. 4. Revelation reminds us our Father’s way is Prophetic. The book of Revelation gives assurance and hope that the L ORD is sovereign and omnipotent. He controls the affairs of man and the world. (Dan. 2:21-22; 4:34-35

23 II. PROLOGUE 1: Prophet Isaiah reveals His Way - 4. Prophet Isaiah reveals His Way - Prophetic. “Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I now declare; before they spring forth ( Isa 42:9). I tell you of them” ( Isa 42:9). (Isa. 46:10; 48:5) (Isa. 46:10; 48:5) “I have told you before it takes place, so that when it does take place you may believe” (John 14:29 (John 14:29).

24 II. PROLOGUE 1:1-8 B. The Timing and Release of Revelation 1: the: 1. The Father determines the: Time and release of Time and release of The Chosen Messenger, His Son to give the prophecy of Revelation. to give the prophecy of Revelation. 2. The chose an 2. The Son, Messiah chose an to give the message to angel to give the message to John John recorded the Apocalypse for John recorded the Apocalypse for * The Church / Believers / 12 Tribes of Israel * The Church / Believers / 12 Tribes of Israel

25 II. PROLOGUE 1: John is given “the things that must shortly 3. John is given “the things that must shortly take place.” take place.” Dr. Ryrie states, “The word translated ‘shortly’ (en tachei) means that when the time for judgment comes there will be no delay in its execution. The time of the fulfillment may seem distant, but,.” Dr. Ryrie states, “The word translated ‘shortly’ (en tachei) means that when the time for judgment comes there will be no delay in its execution. The time of the fulfillment may seem distant, but, when it starts, the execution will transpire rapidly.” ~ Remember the days of Noah!!! ~ Remember the days of Noah!!!

26 II. PROLOGUE 1:1-8 C. The Promise and Exhortation 1:3 1. Revelation carries a promise of 1. Revelation carries a promise of blessing for those who: blessing for those who: and. read aloud, hear and obey. * The divine beatitude, “,” * The divine beatitude, “Blessed,” occurs times in Revelation: occurs seven times in Revelation: (1:3; 14:3; 16:15; 19:9;20:6; 22:7, 14). (1:3; 14:3; 16:15; 19:9;20:6; 22:7, 14).

27 II. PROLOGUE 1: In verse 3, “.” 2. In verse 3, “the time is near.” a. The underscores the a. The epilogue underscores the stating, “” prologue stating, “the time is near” (A Double) (A Double) b. Near (engus) means impending or at b. Near (engus) means impending or at hand. (Rev 22:10) hand. (Rev 22:10) c. c. Consider the Elijah’s Timeline d. “He has appeared once for all d. “He has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself” (Heb 9:26).

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29 II. PROLOGUE 1: In verse 3, “.” 2. In verse 3, “the time is near.” e. e. Elijah’s Timeline Week of Millenniums (Ps 90:4; 2 Pt 3:8) Day 5 (4000) Thursday Day 6 (5000) Friday - (End the Week) * Present Jewish Year – 5774 (6 th * Present Jewish Year – 5774 (6 th D) (Possible 210 year error (Possible 210 year error Presently - 6th Day 5984 Presently - 6th Day =16 yrs =16 yrs = = Possibly (2030) = 6000=Sabbath, 7th Day = Day of Messiah Day of Messiah = Israel’s Restoration – Ex 31: Day of Messiah = Israel’s Restoration – Ex 31: 12-18

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31 II. PROLOGUE 1:1-8 The Elijah’s Timeline coincides with: Ex. 31:12-13, =Sabbath 7th Day “The L ORD said to Moses, ‘You are to speak to the and say, 'Above all you shall keep My Sabbaths, for this is a and throughout your generations...Therefore the shall keep the Sabbath, observing the Sabbath throughout their generations, as a. that in six days the L ORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day He rested and was refreshed (restored).’ " “The L ORD said to Moses, ‘You are to speak to the people of Israel and say, 'Above all you shall keep My Sabbaths, for this is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations...Therefore the people of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, observing the Sabbath throughout their generations, as a covenant forever. It is a sign forever between Me and the people of Israel that in six days the L ORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day He rested and was refreshed (restored).’ "

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33 II. PROLOGUE 1:1-8 The Elijah’s Timeline coincides with: + Hos. 3:3-5; 6: = 7th Day - Sabbath "Come, let us return to the L ORD ; for He has torn us, that He may heal us; He has struck us down, and He will bind us up. He will revive us; He has struck us down, and He will bind us up. After two days He will revive us;, on the third day He will raise us up, that we may live before Him. Let us know; let us press on to know the L ORD ” Hos. 6:1-2

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35 II. PROLOGUE 1:1-8 The Elijah’s Timeline coincides with: John 2:1-11 – Wedding at Cana “On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there... “The master of the feast called the bridegroom and said to him...Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine.." Jn. 2:1, 10 “The master of the feast called the bridegroom and said to him...Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now." Jn. 2:1, 10

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37 II. PROLOGUE 1:1-8 D. The Divine Greeting 1: The greeting and benediction are 1. The greeting and benediction are contained in verses 4-5 contained in verses The salutation begins, “John to the 2. The salutation begins, “John to the seven churches which are in Asia.” seven churches which are in Asia.” 3. The went forth to 3. The Seven Messages went forth to seven Asiatic churches especially seven Asiatic churches especially selected for the L ORD’S distinct selected for the L ORD’S distinct purposes. purposes. The word “” identifies the The word “churches” identifies the Messages are for. Messages are for all churches all ages.

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39 II. PROLOGUE 1: in “Exposition of the Revelation of Jesus Christ points out other important churches in the same region are omitted, while the seven churches selected are named in the order a traveler would naturally visit.” 4. Scholar Walter Scott in “Exposition of the Revelation of Jesus Christ points out other important churches in the same region are omitted, while the seven churches selected are named in the order a traveler would naturally visit.” 5. : 5. The Seven Churches: a. Collectively express. a. Collectively express Completeness. b. Prophetically unfold the b. Prophetically unfold the complete. history of the Church Age.

40 II. PROLOGUE 1: “ 6. “Grace unto you and peace” is the greeting; the blessed possession of the true believer. a. As apocalyptic events unfold believers will need Grace and Peace for the climactic events closing the 6000 th era. b. Neither things nor persons can rob the believer of “grace and peace” given and maintained by the indwelling Spirit.

41 II. PROLOGUE 1: The divine greeting, and is initiated by the of lights Who inhabits eternity, the omnipotent One. 7. The divine greeting, Grace and Peace is initiated by the Eternal Father of lights Who inhabits eternity, the omnipotent One. 8. Then John records that and are maintained by the seven fold ministry of the who is before the throne. 8. Then John records that Grace and Peace are maintained by the seven fold ministry of the Holy Spirit who is before the throne. 9. And and from brings a three fold witness of His power to provide and to believers. (Isa. 32:17) 9. And Grace and Peace from Jesus Christ Messiah brings a three fold witness of His power to provide rest and quietness to believers. (Isa. 32:17)

42 II. PROLOGUE 1: The Son bears the title “the 10. The Son bears the title “the Faithful. Witness. a. Dr. Arno Gaebelein writes, “ ‘ ’ describes His holy and perfect life on earth. ‘.’ He died a shameful death on the cross and finished the work the Father gave Him to do. (Jn. 17:4) Risen from the dead He is the as well as the. a. Dr. Arno Gaebelein writes, “ ‘the faithful witness’ describes His holy and perfect life on earth. ‘The first begotten from the dead.’ He died a shameful death on the cross and finished the work the Father gave Him to do. (Jn. 17:4) Risen from the dead He is the First Begotten as well as the First Fruits. ‘The.’ this is His future title and reveals His coming glory.’” ‘The Prince of the kings of the earth.’ this is His future title and reveals His coming glory.’”

43 II. PROLOGUE 1: The Son bears the title “the 10. The Son bears the title “the Faithful. Witness. b. Walter Scott states, “The whole of life of our Lord from the manger to the Cross is embraced in this comprehensive title, ‘ ’ Christ alone passed through earth in His solitary and rugged path of unswerving devotedness...without break or flaw and in all holy separateness to God. ‘For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world– to bear witness to the truth. Every- one who is of the truth listens to My voice’ ” b. Walter Scott states, “The whole of life of our Lord from the manger to the Cross is embraced in this comprehensive title, ‘...the Faithful....’ Christ alone passed through earth in His solitary and rugged path of unswerving devotedness...without break or flaw and in all holy separateness to God. ‘For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the world– to bear witness to the truth. Every- one who is of the truth listens to My voice’ ” (Jn. 18:37). (Jn. 18:37).

44 II. PROLOGUE 1:1-8 E. The Dedication 1:5 B The book is dedicated to the 1. The book is dedicated to the Messiah, the author and about Jesus Christ, the author and about Whom it speaks. Whom it speaks. 2. Three things are ascribed to Him: 2. Three things are ascribed to Him: a. (present tense). a. He loves us (present tense). b. from our sins by His b. He freed us from our sins by His Blood. Blood. c. a kingdom and priests c. He made us a kingdom and priests unto His God and Father. unto His God and Father.

45 II. PROLOGUE 1: c. He made us a kingdom and priests 2. c. He made us a kingdom and priests unto His God and Father. unto His God and Father. Dr. Ryrie points out, “ ‘’ views and anticipates our association with Christ in His future reign (5:9- 10), Where as ‘’ sees them ministering to our Lord forever.” Dr. Ryrie points out, “ ‘Kingdom’ views believers corporately and anticipates our association with Christ in His future reign (5:9- 10), Where as ‘priests’ sees them individually ministering to our Lord forever.”

46 II. PROLOGUE 1:1-8 F. The Keynote 1:7 1. Verse 7 is the theme of the book; a 1. Verse 7 is the theme of the book; a reference to Messiah’s second coming. reference to Messiah’s second coming. 2. It is after the Tribulation (Matt.24:29-30) 2. It is after the Tribulation (Matt.24:29-30) 3. It will be public; all shall see Him and lament His crucifixion. Ryrie states that Zechariah 12:10 in not limited to the Tribes of Israel but will include all peoples of the earth. 3. It will be public; all shall see Him and lament His crucifixion. Ryrie states that Zechariah 12:10 in not limited to the Tribes of Israel but will include all peoples of the earth.

47 II. PROLOGUE 1:1-8 F. The Keynote 1:7 Climatic verse of the 66 books: His Second Coming: “Behold, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of Him. Even so. Amen” (Rev 1:7). (Rev 1:7).

48 II. PROLOGUE 1:1-8 G. The Prophecy Authenticated 1:8 “Almighty is used eight times in Revelation (1:8; 4:8; 11:17;15:3; 16:7, 14; 19:6; 21:22) (1:8; 4:8; 11:17;15:3; 16:7, 14; 19:6; 21:22) which includes the thought of which includes the thought of omnipotence and. and universal rulership. The Father, the Eternally Existing and all- powerful One, states that He is the Beginning and the End of all things. The steps forward to verify the whole of the prophecy (Revelation). The Father, the Eternally Existing and all- powerful One, states that He is the Beginning and the End of all things. The Almighty One steps forward to verify the whole of the prophecy (Revelation).

49 Thank you for coming to the Revelation Study, His Blessings be upon you!!


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