Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Revelation 14, Part 2 - The Victory of the Lamb Over Satan, Rome and False Religion

REVELATION! - “Written To Us, About Us or For Us?” Lesson 45
Chapter 14 –Part 2 – Primary Sources: The Holy Bible
and Homer Hailey’s REVELATION: An Introduction and Commentary
 Archdale church of Christ 04.013.16


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What are our 6 principles of understanding Revelation?  1) No CONTRADICTIONS  with other passages, 2) These events will take place SOON and 3) This letter is written to the 7 CHURCHES of ASIA  and are not written To US or About US.  4) Theses things are, however, written FOR us!  5) This letter is written in highly SYMBOLIC language.  6) One will find Revelation most difficult to understand, comprehend and apply without always having open the OLD TESTAMENT.
The contrast between Revelation 13 and 14 is the contrast between the ____________ and the __________.  John heard a ___________ from heaven that sounded like the ________________________________________.  The 144,000 are the ________________ and they are characterized as _____________.  They follow the Lamb wherever He _________ and in their mouths are found no ______________.
1.      Per vs. 6, what does John now see?
2.      He carries what for whom?
3.      What 3 commands are given in vs. 7?
4.      What 4 things did God create?
5.      How could “Babylon the Great” be spoken of as having “fallen” though Rome was still at her height of power?
a.       Isaiah 46.10 ___________________________________
b.       Isaiah 48.3. __________________________________
c.        Jeremiah 51.8 _________________________________
6.      What kind of message would this be to the 7 churches?
7.      What was announced as being the great sin of the Great Babylon?
8.      What does John now see?
9.      What is the fate of those who worship the Beast and receives his mark?
10.  Just what is the “endurance of the faith?”
11.  A voice from heaven commanded John to do what?
12.  What does the Spirit now say?
13.  What does John see in vs. 14?
14.  What 3 things describe the one sitting on this cloud?
a.       _____________________________________
b.       _____________________________________
c.        _____________________________________
15.  What does the 2nd angel now say to the one seated on the cloud?
16.  What now happens to the earth?
17.  Describe the next angel that comes out.
18.  Describe the 4th angel.
19.  What does he now do?
20.  How high and how wide was the blood of the wrath of God?

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REVELATION! - “Written To Us, About Us or For Us?” Lesson 45
Chapter 14 –Part 2 – Primary Sources: The Holy Bible
and Homer Hailey’s REVELATION: An Introduction and Commentary
 Archdale church of Christ 04.013.16

What are our 6 principles of understanding Revelation?  1) No CONTRADICTIONS  with other passages, 2) These events will take place SOON and 3) This letter is written to the 7 CHURCHES of ASIA  and are not written To US or About US.  4) Theses things are, however, written FOR us!  5) This letter is written in highly SYMBOLIC language.  6) One will find Revelation most difficult to understand, comprehend and apply without always having open the OLD TESTAMENT.
The contrast between Revelation 13 and 14 is the contrast between the DRAGON and the LAMB.  John heard a VOICE from heaven that sounded like the ROAR OF MANY WATERS, LOUD THUNDER AND THE SOUND OF MANY HARPS.  The 144,000 are the REDEEMED and they are characterized as VIRGINS.  They follow the Lamb wherever He GOES and in their mouths are found no LIES.
1.      Per vs. 6, what does John now see?
Another angel flying directly overhead
2.      He carries what for whom?
An eternal or everlasting gospel for those who dwell on the earth
3.      What 3 commands are given in vs. 7?
Fear God, give God the glory, worship Him
4.      What 4 things did God create?
Heaven, earth, sea and the springs of water under the earth
5.      How could “Babylon the Great” be spoken of as having “fallen” though Rome was still at her height of power?
a.       Isaiah 46.10 – He declares the end at the beginning
b.       Isaiah 48.3 – “I announce and suddenly they are done”
c.        Jeremiah 51.8 – He announced once before that Babylon had “fallen” and she then she did!
6.      What kind of message would this be to the 7 churches?
Hope, faith, encouragement, triumph, victory, etc.
7.      What was announced as being the great sin of the Great Babylon?
Making religion one with the state and making sexual immorality one with the state religion
8.      What does John now see?
Another, a third, angel
9.      What is the fate of those who worship the Beast and receives his mark?
He will drink the wine of God’s wrath…at full strength
10.  Just what is the “endurance of the faith?”
Keeping the commandments of God and keeping faith in Jesus
11.  A voice from heaven commanded John to do what?
Write this
12.  What does the Spirit now say?
“Blessed indeed!”
13.  What does John see in vs. 14?
A white cloud with one like a son of man sitting on it
14.  What 3 things describe the one sitting on this cloud?
a.       He is like a son of man
b.       He has a crown on his head
c.        He has a sharp sickle in His hand
15.  What does the 2nd angel now say to the one seated on the cloud?
Put In your sickle and reap for the hour to reap has come
16.  What now happens to the earth?
The earth was reaped
17.  Describe the next angel that comes out.
He too had a sharp sickle
18.  Describe the 4th angel.
One who had authority over the fire
19.  What does he now do?
Called for the 3rd angel to gather the grape harvest from the earth
20.  How high and how wide was the blood of the wrath of God?
As deep as the height of a horse’s bridle and approx.. 184 miles wide (1,600 stadia)

Conclusion: Chapter 14 describes the total victory of Christ over Satan and his surrogates, the Roman Empire and it’s false religion of emperor worship.  Rome falls and the church of Christ lives forever!


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