REVELATION 4 BEYOND Revelation brief 1 st 2

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REVELATION 4 & BEYOND

REVELATION 4 & BEYOND

Revelation brief: • 1 st, 2 nd, and 3 rd chapters are introductory •

Revelation brief: • 1 st, 2 nd, and 3 rd chapters are introductory • 4 th and 5 th chapters are the proposition • 6 th – 9 th describe prophecies already fulfilled • 10 th – 14 th chapters are presently being fulfilled • 15 th – 19 are in line to be fulfilled soon • 20 th to end of book are the end of things as we understand them to be today. Both John and Paul saw things in heaven about the future that were “sealed” up until the seals are broken.

Revelation brief: • Is Revelation 4: 1 in John’s experience a parallel to the

Revelation brief: • Is Revelation 4: 1 in John’s experience a parallel to the Church rapture? • If YES, then the Rapture occurs at or shortly after 4: 1

Revelation brief: • Revelation 4: 1 After this I looked, and there before me

Revelation brief: • Revelation 4: 1 After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this. ” (NIV)

Revelation brief: • …a door standing open in heaven • This statement is not

Revelation brief: • …a door standing open in heaven • This statement is not far-fetched for there is and will be a door standing open in heaven for us to enter

Revelation brief: • …come up here… • This statement is also true of the

Revelation brief: • …come up here… • This statement is also true of the rapture. We will be not only told but drafted into heaven with Jesus after meeting Him in the clouds.

Revelation brief: • …I will show you what must take place after this. •

Revelation brief: • …I will show you what must take place after this. • This statement is also a possibility yet it isn’t as absolute as the previous two statements. We can discuss “might we see the Tribulation from the safe-haven of heaven? ”

Revelation brief: “He will wipe the tears from our eyes…” Revelation 21: 4 If

Revelation brief: “He will wipe the tears from our eyes…” Revelation 21: 4 If we see the Tribulation from heaven, might we have tears? When in the sequence of things does this happen? The rest of Revelation 21: 4 answers this important question…

Revelation brief: “There will be no more death' or mourning or crying or pain,

Revelation brief: “There will be no more death' or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. " Revelation 21: 4 b Go back to verse 4: 3 for the events at this time.

Sequence of events ØThe Rapture ØTribulation Ø 2 nd Advent of Christ ØThe tabernacle

Sequence of events ØThe Rapture ØTribulation Ø 2 nd Advent of Christ ØThe tabernacle of God among men ØWiping away of tears ØMillennial Reign ØWith this scripture as evidence, is it possible that we will see the events of the Tribulation? ? ?

Revelation 4: 5 And He who sits on the throne said, "Behold, I am

Revelation 4: 5 And He who sits on the throne said, "Behold, I am making all things new. " And He said, "Write, for these words are faithful and true. ”

Judgment Bema Seat Judgment: Bema seat is a Greek term that means “judgment seat.

Judgment Bema Seat Judgment: Bema seat is a Greek term that means “judgment seat. ” (see next slide) Great White Throne Judgment: Revelation 20: 11 -15

Bema Seat Judgment Bema is a Greek term meaning "judgment seat. " In the

Bema Seat Judgment Bema is a Greek term meaning "judgment seat. " In the city of Corinth, a stone platform was constructed to support the Bema seat (judgment seat) of the local officials. The seat was used to give out awards to athletes for their competitive performances. It was not used for punishment. (A B C’s of Prophecy website)

Bema vs. G. W. T. Judgment Bema seat is for rewards. GWTJ seat is

Bema vs. G. W. T. Judgment Bema seat is for rewards. GWTJ seat is for delving out punishment.

Revelation Study Discuss my reasoning for the possible rapture picture being hidden within the

Revelation Study Discuss my reasoning for the possible rapture picture being hidden within the text of Revelation 4: 1 -4.

Revelation Study Slide #10 showed the sequence of End Time Events beginning with the

Revelation Study Slide #10 showed the sequence of End Time Events beginning with the rapture of the church. It is a pre -tribulation view reflected in John’s vision. We will all know (YADDA) the timing when it happens. Fact: It will happen. Are you ready?

Revelation Study Chapter 1 is the past Chapter 2 and *3 are the present

Revelation Study Chapter 1 is the past Chapter 2 and *3 are the present day Chapter 4 is yet to come. This includes the rapture but also includes a picture of heaven; a place we will see at the rapture of the church. Revelation 3: 10 (read and discuss)

Revelation Study There are 16 references to the church in chapters 1 -3. The

Revelation Study There are 16 references to the church in chapters 1 -3. The Tribulation period discussed in Revelation 6 -18 NEVER mentions the church.

Revelation Study Great use of Old Testament terminology and symbolism after chapter 3: The

Revelation Study Great use of Old Testament terminology and symbolism after chapter 3: The church did not exist in the O. T. but Israel did!!!!!!! i. e. the first shall be last…. . ?

Revelation Study There is an eerie absents of any additional mention of the CHURCH

Revelation Study There is an eerie absents of any additional mention of the CHURCH after chapter 3. Might this be due to the possibility that the church is no longer on earth?

Revelation Study Recall in our Daniel study that we discussed: (see Jeremiah 30: 7)

Revelation Study Recall in our Daniel study that we discussed: (see Jeremiah 30: 7) • “Time of Jacob’s Trouble” • “ 70 weeks” of Daniel’s vision with the 70 th week unaccounted for even at this present time.

Revelation Study Old Testament things found in Revelation AFTER chapter 5: üArk of the

Revelation Study Old Testament things found in Revelation AFTER chapter 5: üArk of the covenant üThe alter üTabernacle üPlagues …just to mention a few. There are others but this is ALL ISRAEL.

Revelation Study JIV NOTE: Just as it was in Egypt prior to the “exodus”

Revelation Study JIV NOTE: Just as it was in Egypt prior to the “exodus” of the Israelites before going toward their Promised Land, so it will for the Church just before it is taken to the Promised Heaven. News today makes Christianity the enemy of the land.

Revelation Study Mike Huckabee (April - 2015): The United States is moving toward (the)

Revelation Study Mike Huckabee (April - 2015): The United States is moving toward (the) “criminalization of Christianity”

Revelation Study Strong similarity between Revelation 4: 1 -2 and I Thessalonians 4: 13

Revelation Study Strong similarity between Revelation 4: 1 -2 and I Thessalonians 4: 13 -18

Revelation Study • John is called a son of Thunder. At the Tribulation the

Revelation Study • John is called a son of Thunder. At the Tribulation the world will experience God’s thunder • John is the beloved of Christ as is the church • John is part of Christ’s inner circle as are we as Christian believers • John’s name means (Greek): Jehovah is gracious, just as He will be to the church.

Revelation Study JIV: The Church age and Gentile Era merges with Israel in Revelation

Revelation Study JIV: The Church age and Gentile Era merges with Israel in Revelation 1 -3, then it is Israel alone and up to those Left Behind to find God without the assistance and prodding of the Holy Spirit as the comforter is no longer restraining Satan. II Thessalonians 2: 7 -9

Revelation Study Matthew 24: 31 And he will send out his angels with a

Revelation Study Matthew 24: 31 And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. Might the same trumpet call of rapture be the same trumpet call to Israelis not yet in Israel? This may wait until Christ’s Kingdom on earth, but then? ? ?

Revelation Study Some theologians want to say this call to the four corners of

Revelation Study Some theologians want to say this call to the four corners of the earth is the rapture call. Read I Thessalonians 4: 16 -17; I Cor. 15: 52 “…in the twinking of an eye… in the clouds of the sky. No call goes out. It is instantaneous.

Jump to JIV notes on page #3 of the handout

Jump to JIV notes on page #3 of the handout

Revelation Study Revelation 4: 2 “in the Spirit” (Pneuma) John was in the spirit.

Revelation Study Revelation 4: 2 “in the Spirit” (Pneuma) John was in the spirit. At first glance we think of him being “apart from the body” experience. However: • Mental disposition • A current of air • Pneuma: Only figuratively it means apart from the body.

Revelation 4: 3 a “And He that sat was to look upon like a

Revelation 4: 3 a “And He that sat was to look upon like a jasper stone and a sardine stone. ”

Odem – Ruby – Sardine: three names; same stone

Odem – Ruby – Sardine: three names; same stone

Odem – Ruby – Sardine: three names; same stone

Odem – Ruby – Sardine: three names; same stone

Odem – Ruby – Sardine: three names; same stone

Odem – Ruby – Sardine: three names; same stone

The Rainbow of V 3

The Rainbow of V 3

Reuben: Behold, a son will be born; He will love me but he will

Reuben: Behold, a son will be born; He will love me but he will be unloved. Simeon: He has looked upon my affliction; He has seen my sin. Listen and obey him. Levi: Be joined together; share the Word of God over a great distance. Judah: Give praise to Yhwh, give thanks and confess sin. Naphtali: To struggle within [brings] self-inflicted wounds. Be swift. Gad: As a troop HE will come and prevail. Asher: [Be] blessed, happy in your good fortune. Dan: Be discerning in judgment, Issachar: There is a reward from God; Zebulon: a gift (zebed) or position of honor from God; (yizbeleni), redemption. [You will] Be paid your wage, be exalted. Your sins will be forgotten; Joseph’s two sons… Manasseh: forgetting the past; Ephraim: double will be your fruitfulness in this land of affliction; Benjamin: you will be on the right side of the Most High.