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Premillennialism Lesson 2 A Study of Revelation 20.

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1 Premillennialism Lesson 2 A Study of Revelation 20

2 Premillennialism - Revelation 20 Revelation Summarized  Christ revealed to the apostle John as the Alpha and the Omega, One who had died, but was now alive forevermore  The immediate audience, the 7 churches of Asia, receive the encouragements and warnings of the revelation revealed to John on the Isle of Patmos  God appears on His throne as the Omnipotent One who controls all things  Jesus presented as the Worthy Lamb, the Lion of Judah  The Seven Seals are opened to reveal the victory for the Lamb and God’s faithful servants and judgment for Satan and his allies  The Seven Trumpets warn of the impending judgments of God upon the enemies of the Lamb and His faithful servants

3 Premillennialism - Revelation 20 Revelation Summarized  The battlefield is drawn for the spiritual warfare between the Dragon and the man child Man child is Christ, the Lamb Dragon is Satan, the abaddon  First beast is the Roman Empire and its persecuting emperors  Second beast is the Roman Concilia, persecuting arm of the emperors  The Seven Bowls of God’s wrath are poured out upon the enemies of the Lamb  The fall of Rome, the Great Harlot, provides hope and assurance of victory for God’s faithful servants  Victory over Satan and his allies culminates with notice of their eternal destruction in the lake of fire

4 Premillennialism - Revelation 20 Key Passages for Understanding Revelation 20  Sixth Bowl of wrath poured out upon the dragon, the beast and the false prophet (second beast) Revelation 16:12-16 Dragon is Satan, the deceiver First beast is the Roman Empire and its persecuting emperors Second beast is the Roman Concilia, persecuting arm of the emperors  Beast and false prophets were oppressors of saints in 1 st century

5 Premillennialism - Revelation 20  They are gathered into the place called Har-Magedon (Armageddon)  Historic battle site (Valley of Megiddo) Deborah and Barak against Canaanites Gideon’s 300 drive out Midianites Josiah slain in battle with Pharoah Neco  Armageddon now used symbolically as the battleground in which the beast and false prophet will meet their fate

6 Premillennialism - Revelation 20 Key Passages for Understanding Revelation 20 Victory over fall of Rome (Great Harlot) Rev 19:1-10 Blood of servants avenged (reference Rev 6:9-11) “I am a fellow servant with thee and with thy brethren that hold the testimony of Jesus” (reference Rev 6:9) Judgment of the Beast and False Prophet Rev 19:11-21  Jesus, the Lamb, introduced as the Faithful and True, The Word of God, and King of Kings and Lord of Lords  Comes forward to judge and make war  Beast rises up for futile attempt to battle Christ  Beast and False prophet cast into lake of fire

7 Premillennialism - Revelation 20 Theory finds basis in Revelation 20  Basic tenets not found in Revelation 20 Second coming of Christ A bodily resurrection Reign of Christ on earth Literal throne of David Jerusalem of Palestine Conversion of Jews

8 Premillennialism - Revelation 20 Literal versus Figurative  Figurative Key Abyss Chain Dragon  Literal 1,000 year reign

9 Premillennialism - Revelation 20 What is the message of Revelation 20?  Ultimate assurance that God’s faithful servants will be victorious, and that the enemies of the Lamb will be judged and destroyed Judgment of Rome Rev 17 & 18 Judgment of Beast and False Prophet Rev 19  Judgment of the Dragon reserved until Revelation 20

10 Premillennialism - Revelation 20 What is the message of Revelation 20?  Satan Bound for 1,000 years Rev 20:1-3 Satan’s ability to control limited Allies of present conflict destroyed Cannot overcome victory of saints in Christ Number 1,000 defines a complete period of time  Cast into the abyss Not as punishment, but constraint End of 1,000 year period coincides with ultimate destruction of Satan in Lake of Fire

11 Premillennialism - Revelation 20 What is the message of Revelation 20?  Reign of martyred saints and those who had not worshipped the beast Rev 20:4-6 Thrones designate honor Judgment is that rendered by God on behalf of these saints  “How long, O Master, the holy and true, dost Thou not judge and avenge our blood…” Rev 6:10 Reign with Christ during the 1,000 period (same period define above)  Triumph characterized as a resurrection (Eze 37:1-14 Valley of dry bones) Have no fear of the second death

12 Premillennialism - Revelation 20 What is the message of Revelation 20?  Satan loosed and shortly thereafter cast into the Lake of Fire Rev 20:7-10  Loosed for “a little time” Rev 20:3  Satan and his allies, Gog and Magog, surround the faithful of God Representative of enemies of Israel as seen in Ezekiel 38-39 Symbolic of the enemies of the saints in the present age  Allies of Satan cast into Lake of Fire  The devil cast into the Lake of Fire (which is the 2 nd death See Rev 20:14 ) which is an eternal destruction


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