John’s Visions

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We continue the review of the Apostle’s visions which tell the basic story contained in Revelation.

Text of John’s Visions

  • Daniel/Revelation for Beginners 8 Mike Mazzalongo
  • ! Vision 1 Letters to 7 churches
  • ! Vision 2 Christ in Heaven
  • 4Afterthese things I looked, and behold,a door standingopen in heaven, and the first voice which I had heard,like the soundof a trumpet speaking with me, said, "Come up here, and I willshow you what 2Immediately I must take place after these things." wasin the Spirit; and behold,a throne was standing in heaven, andOne sitting on the throne. - Revelation 4:1-2
  • Apocalyptic Literature Action played out in Heavenly scenes Ch. 4 Symbols Jewels - beauty, value 24 Elders - angels, leaders in Heavenly places Crowns - dignity, honor
  • Ch. 4 Symbols Lightening - sudden display of power Crystal sea - salvation 4 creatures - Ox - service Lion - strength Eagle - swiftness Man - intelligence
  • 5I sawin the right hand of Him who sat on the throne abook written inside and on 2 the back,sealed up with seven seals. And I saw astrong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, "Who is worthy to open the book and to break its seals?" - Revelation 5:1-2
  • 3 And no onein heaven or on the earth or under the earth was able to open thebook or to look 4 into it. Then Ibeganto weep greatly because no one was found worthy to open thebook or to 5 look into it; and one of the elders said to me, "Stop weeping; behold, theLion that isfrom the tribe of Judah, theRoot of David, has overcome so as to open thebook and its seven seals." - Revelation 5:3-5
  • 6And I sawbetween the throne (with the four living creatures) andthe elders a Lamb standing, as ifslain, having seven horns andseven eyes, which arethe seven Spirits of God, sent out into all the earth. - Revelation 5:6
  • 7 And He came and took the book out of the right hand of Him whosat on the throne. 8 When He had taken thebook, thefour living creatures and thetwenty-four elders fell down before theLamb, each one holding aharp andgolden bowls full of incense, which are theprayers of thesaints. - Revelation 5:7-8
  • 9 And they sang anew song, saying, Worthy are You to take thebook and to break its seals; for You wereslain, andpurchased for God with Your blood menfromevery tribe and tongue and people and nation. 10" You have made themto beakingdom andpriests to our God; and they willreign upon the earth." - Revelation 5:9-10
  • 11Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angelsaround the throne and theliving creatures and theelders; and the number of them wasmyriads of myriads, and thousands of thousands, - Revelation 5:11
  • 12saying with a loud voice, "Worthy is theLamb that wasslain to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing." - Revelation 5:12
  • 13 Andevery created thing which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all things in them, I heard saying, "To Him whosits on the throne, and to the Lamb, beblessing and honor and glory and dominion forever and ever." - Revelation 5:13
  • ! ! 14And thefour living creatures kept saying, "Amen." And theeldersfell down and worshiped. - Revelation 5:14
  • Ch. 5 Symbols Scroll - Message 7 Seals - Security Lion/Lamb - Dual nature 7 horns/eyes - strength/spirit Harp - Praise Incense - Prayer
  • 6Then I saw when theLamb broke one of theseven seals, and I heard one of thefour living creatures saying as with avoice of 2 thunder, "Come." I looked, and behold, awhite horse, and he who sat on it had a bow; anda crown was given to him, and he went outconquering and to conquer. - Revelation 6:1-2
  • 3 When He broke the second seal, I heard thesecond living creature saying, 4 "Come." And another,a red horse, went out; and to him who sat on it, it was granted totake peace from the earth, and thatmenwould slay one another; and a great sword was given to him. - Revelation 6:3-4
  • 5 When He broke the third seal, I heard thethird living creature saying, "Come." I looked, and behold, ablack horse; and he who sat on it had apair of 6 scales in his hand. And I heardsomethinglike a voice in the center of thefour living creatures saying, "Aquart of wheat for adenarius, and threequarts of barley for adenarius; anddo not damage the oil and the wine." - Revelation 6:5-6
  • 7 When the Lamb broke the fourth seal, I heard the voice of thefourth living creature saying, "Come." 8 I looked, and behold, anashen horse; and he who sat on it had the nameDeath; andHades was following with him. Authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth,to kill with sword and with famine and withpestilence and by the wild beasts of the earth. - Revelation 6:7-8
  • 9 When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath thealtar thesouls of those who had been slainbecause of the word of God, and because of thetestimony which they had 10 maintained; and they cried out with a loud voice, saying, "How long, OLord,holy and true,will You refrain fromjudging and avenging our blood onthose who dwell on the earth?" - Revelation 6:9-10
  • ! 11Andthere was given to each of them a white robe; and they were told that they shouldrest for a little while longer,untilthe number oftheir fellow servants and their brethren who were to be killed even as they had been, would becompleted also. - Revelation 6:11
  • 12 I looked when He broke the sixth seal, and there was a greatearthquake; and thesun became black assackcloth madeof hair, and the whole moon 13 became like blood; andthe stars of the sky fell to the earth,as a fig tree casts its unripe figs when 14 shaken by a great wind. The sky was split apart like a scroll when it is rolled up, andevery mountain and island were moved out of their places. - Revelation 6:12-14
  • ! 15Thenthe kings of the earth and the great men and the commanders and the rich and the strong and every slave and free man hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains; - Revelation 6:15
  • ! 16and they said to the mountains and to the rocks, "Fall on us and hide us from the presence of Him who sits on the throne, 17forthe and from thewrath of the Lamb; great day of their wrath has come, andwho is able to stand?" - Revelation 6:16-17
  • ! Images presented as a parade Parade of God's arsenal of power
  • Ch. 6 Symbols White Horse - Victory crown Red Horse - Persecution Sword - Killing Black Horse - Death Scale - Economic choices, needs Pale Horse - Death and Hell Souls - Life Natural Phenomena Judgment of Nations
  • Ch. 7 ! Break in action of opening seals Assurance that Christians are safe Sealed Part of kingdom
  • Symbols Seal - Ownership, protection, genuineness
  • Symbols 144,000 12 (12x12) 144 10 (10x10) 1000 1000 x 144 =organized religion =all possibility =perfect/mature =the most perfect/mature =most complete without exception
  • Symbols Palm Branches - Victory
  • Ch. 8-11 ! th 7 Opening of seal Silence in Heaven 7 trumpets will sound Trumpets 1-4 = Calamities Trumpets 5-6 = Decadence
  • Ch. 10 Little Book - John's prophecy
  • ! 8Thenthe voice which I heard from heaven,I heardagain speaking with me, and saying, "Go, takethebook which is open in the hand of the angel who stands on the sea and on the land." - Revelation 10:8
  • ! 9So I went to the angel, telling him to give me the little book. And he said to me, "Take it and eat it; it will make your stomach bitter, but in your mouth it will be sweet as honey." - Revelation 10:9
  • 10 I took the little book out of the angel's hand and ate it, and in my mouth it was sweet as honey; and when I had eaten it, 11 my stomach was made bitter. Andthey said to me, "You mustprophesy again concerning many peoples and nations and t