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Revelation of Jesus Christ to His servant John
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The content of this book is a vision that the apostle John was given from the Lord on the isle of Patmos about 2000 years ago. Through the years the book of Revelation has been the subject of innumerable debates and the source of all kinds of wild speculations. Many people are afraid to read the book. Others devour it and are devoured by curiosity.

If you read 1000 commentaries on Revelation, you will read a thousand interpretations. If you are not discouraged by this, remember that the book was written not to hide truth but to reveal it and to be read, understood and obeyed by those people to whom it was written 2000 years ago. The title of the book as well as the first word in the book (Greek "apakalupsis") means "revelation." It is good to know that this book has a great practical use for Christians of all ages. It will be worth the effort to read and try to understand its message.

The Theme:
      Comfort and hope for Christ's followers

The Historical Context:
     The conflict between the church of Jesus
     Christ and the Roman Empire

The Message:
     The church of Jesus Christ is and will be victorious

The Content:
     God's judgments fall on the church's enemies

The Outline:
     Seven seals
     Seven Trumpets
     Seven Bowls of Wrath



Keys to Understanding

Outline

Jesus in the Midst of the Churches

Letters to the Seven Churches in Asia

God's Throne in Heaven

The Lamb Takes the Scroll

Lamb Opens the Seals

144,000 Servants of God Sealed

The Seven Trumpets Blow

John Eats the Little Book

The Two Witnesses Preach

The Dragon Expulsed From Heaven

The Beast Comes Up Out of the Sea

Four Voices Announce the Result

Bowls of Wrath are Announced

The Seven Bowls are Poured out

Babylon and the Beast are Identified

Babylon is Fallen!

Wedding Banquet of the Lamb and the Defeat of the Enemies

The millennium and the judgment

New Jerusalem descends from heaven

A Warning and an Invitation

Summary

Quotations are from the New King James Version unless otherwise noted.