The Prophetic Blessing Main reason for being: to bring hope and inspiration to the followers of Jesus; describe the victory of God over evil; describe the reign of Christ and the victory Christians will hold in those days of the end. Revelation Who is writing? The Prophetic Who is it being written to? Blessing The “Big Picture” of the Questions to consider when reading the Bible: message? What can I apply as a lesson for myself from the passage? The Blueprint: Chapters 1-3:22 Letters to the Churches Chapters 4:1-22:21 Message for the Church Chapter 4 – 5 Worshipping God in Heaven Chapter 6-8:5 The Opening of the 7 Seals Chapter 8:6–11 The Sounding of the 7 Trumpets The Angel, the Small Scroll & the Two Witnesses Chapters 12-14 Observing the Great Conflict [The Woman, the Dragon & The Beast; The Harvest of the Earth] Chapter 15-16 The Pouring Out of the 7 Plagues [The Seven Bowls of God’s Wrath] Chapter 17–20 Seizing the Final Victory [The Great Prostitute, The Fall of Babylon, Songs of Victory in Heaven, the 1000 Years, the defeat of satan] Chapter 21-22 Making All Things NEW! [The New Heaven, Earth & Jerusalem, the coming of Jesus, ] Revelation 11 The reference to “temple” has 3 definitions: 1)The physical temple of God- the building/structure 2)the area of residence of the Godhead, often referred to as the 3rd Heaven 3)the body of Christ, as they are as individuals, the “temple of God”. Revelation Literal events or figurative? The Prophetic John’s involvement Blessing Rev.11 The Two Witnesses The Measuring of the Temple The Beast The Beginning of the Reign of Christ John measures the area Revelation Measuring signifies: differentiation The Prophetic Blessing of God’s people from those who worshiped the beast. Rev.11 God sends two “witnesses”/prophets The Measuring of the Temple The Two Witnesses Descriptions include – Clothed in sackcloth Two olive trees Two lampstands Have supernatural power Are killed & raised to life Ascend to heaven Revelation The Beast The Prophetic Briefly introduced in chp 11 Blessing The earthquake Rev.11 1/10th of the city killed The Beast The Beginning of the Reign of The declaration of the Reign Christ of Jesus The nations filled w/wrath The temple of God Revelation The Ark of the Covenant The Prophetic Blessing Rev. 11:19 Lightning, thunder, earthquake & hail storm Then, in heaven, the Temple of God was opened and the Ark of his covenant could be seen inside the Temple. Lightning flashed, thunder crashed and roared, and there was an earthquake and a terrible hailstorm.
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