Presentation on theme: "The Art of Revelation Taking a step back. The First 7 Roman Emperors Rev 17:10 "Five have fallen..." Julius Caesar (49-44 BC) Augustus (27BC- AD14)"— Presentation transcript:
The Art of Revelation Taking a step back
The First 7 Roman Emperors Rev 17:10 "Five have fallen..." Julius Caesar (49-44 BC) Augustus (27BC- AD14) Tiberius (AD14-37) Caligula (AD37-41) Claudius (AD41-54) "one is.." Nero (AD54-68) "the other has not yet come; but when he does come, he must remain for only a little while." Galba (June AD68 - January AD69, a six month rulership)
Old Testament Timeline? Adam and Eve (The garden of Eden) Noah Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Egyptian slavery, Moses (the exodus) Joshua The Judges King Saul King David King Solomon....then it gets tricky?
After Solomon - Israel divided - both sides go into decline with many evil rulers but Israel is majorly worse than Judah Elijah and Elisha fight against the tide of evil Isaiah, Ezekiel and Jeremiah prophesy about the coming destruction upon Jerusalem for her wickedness Babylon brings destruction on Judah and takes Daniel and others. Assyria destroys the Northern kingdom, whose 10 tribes are now gone from history Daniel writes book while in Babylonia captivity Esther protect her people from destruction whilst in captivity Finally the exile in Babylon ends and the Israelites return to Jerusalem. They rebuild the city and then the Temple under Ezra and Nehemiah Between Solomon and Nehemiah are the smaller books of minor prophets.
The Medium of Revelation and Ezekiel ContentRevelationEzekiel The Throne Vision41 The Book52-3 The Four Plagues6:1-85 The Slain under the Altar6:9-116 The Wrath of God6: The Seal on the Saints foreheads 79 The Coals from the Altar810 No more delay10:1-712 The Eating of the Book10:8-112 The Measuring of the Temple11: Jerusalem and Sodom11:816
The comparison continued... ContentRevelationEzekiel The Cup of Wrath1423 The Vine of the Land14: The Great Harlot ,23 The Lament over the City1827 The Scavengers’ Feast1939 The First Resurrection20:4-637 The Battle with God and Magog 20: The New Jerusalem The River of Life2247
The timing fulfilment... What must shortly take place (Rev 1:1) For the time is near (Rev 1:3) I am coming to you quickly (Rev 2:16 & 3:11) The third woe is coming quickly (Rev 11:14) The things which must shortly take place (Rev 22:6) Behold, I am coming quickly (Rev 22:7 & 12) For the time is near (Rev 22:10) Yes I am coming quickly (Rev 22:20)
A text cannot mean what it never could have meant to its author or his or her readers.” Gordon Fee
The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John Revelation 1:1