Seals & Trumpets

{REVELATION 4 - 11}

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{SEALED SCROLL}
  1. I Came to be in the Spirit - {PDF Copy} - (On four different occasions, John found himself in the Spirit where he was transported to a new location to receive another vision)
  2. Second Division - Outline - {PDF Copy} - (An outline of the Second Literary Division of the Book of Revelation from Chapter 4 through Chapter 16)
  3. An Absent Church? - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation is a message to the church, the people of God, and one concerned with its situation on the earth – Revelation 4:1-3)
  4. The Throne - {PDF Copy} - (The image of the Throne presents the reader a picture of God reigning over all things at the center of the Creation – Revelation 4:1-11)
  5. The Sealed Scroll - {PDF Copy} - (The One Sitting on the Throne held a scroll sealed shut by Seven Seals, and the universe was searched for one worthy to open it – Revelation 5:1-4)
  6. Worthy is the Lamb - {PDF Copy} - (The central figure in John’s visions is the slain Lamb who alone is worthy to open the sealed scroll and receive sovereignty over all things– Revelation 5:5-14)
  7. Priestly Kingdom - {PDF Copy} - (Disciples reign with Jesus as priests who render service in his Tabernacle and mediate his light and Word in the World)
  8. The Reigning Lamb - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus is the slain Lamb, the true Messiah of Israel sent by God to redeem humanity and Shepherd the Nations)

{SEVEN SEALS}
  1. Seven Seals - Overview - {PDF Copy} - (Upon his arrival before the Throne, the slain Lamb begins to break open the Seven Seals that enclose and the Scroll – Revelation 6:1 - 8:5)
  2. The First Seal - {PDF Copy} - (The Lamb now breaks open the first seal, releasing a rider carrying a bow and riding a white horse)
  3. The Second Seal - {PDF Copy} - (The second rider is on a fiery-red horse sent to “remove peace from the earth” by causing men to “slay one another”)
  4. The Third Seal - {PDF Copy} - (The third seal releases the rider on the black horse, producing economic hardship)
  5. The Fourth Seal - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 6:7-8The fourth seal releases a rider named “Death” who is followed by “Hades” gathering up the dead in his wake)
  6. First Four Seals - Aftermath - {PDF Copy} - (The first four seal openings occur under the watchful eyes of the Lamb and the four living creatures)
  7. Fifth Seal - Martyrs - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 6:9-11 - The fifth seal reveals the souls of martyrs underneath an altar from which they cry out for vindication and justice)
  8. Sixth Seal - Wrath  - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 6:12-17 - The sixth seal ushers in the Day of the Lord, the time of wrath upon the inhabitants of the earth and all the Lamb’s enemies)
  9. The Great Earthquake - {PDF Copy} - (The final day of wrath is characterized by unprecedented celestial and terrestrial events, including the “great earthquake”)
  10. God's Servants Sealed - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 7:1-3God’s servants are sealed before the “four winds of the earth” are unleashed by the four horsemen)
  11. Numbering the Sealed - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 7:4-8144,000 males from the tribes of Israel are numbered and assembled for transit to the Promised Land)
  12. Innumerable Saints  - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 7:9-12 - John now sees an innumerable multitude from all nations standing before the Lamb and the Throne)
  13. Standing Before The Lamb - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 7:13-17One of the twenty-four elders interprets the vision of the innumerable multitude standing before the Throne)
  14. Redeemed of the Earth - {PDF Copy} - (In Revelation, the one people of God is composed of the men purchased from every nation by the blood of the Lamb)
  15. Silence in Heaven - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 8:1-6 - The seventh seal forms a transition to the next series, the seven trumpets)

{SEVEN TRUMPETS}
  1. Seven Trumpets Overview - {PDF Copy} - (An overview of the series of seven trumpets and the several intervening events between the sixth and seventh trumpets)
  2. First Trumpet - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 8:7The first trumpet unleashes a plague based on the seventh plague of Egypt but with modifications)
  3. Second Trumpet - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 8:8-9The second trumpet harms much of the commerce on which Babylon and the “inhabitants of the earth” depend)
  4. Third Trumpet - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 8:10-11The third trumpet produces a great star that falls onto the sources of freshwater, embittering them)
  5. Fourth Trumpet - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 8:12 - The fourth trumpet causes a partial darkening of the sun, moon, and the stars)
  6. The Three Woes - {PDF Copy} - (An eagle flying in mid-heaven announces the last three trumpets, the three woes  Revelation 8:13)
  7. Fifth Trumpet - {PDF Copy} - (The fifth trumpet unleashes the first of three woes, and malevolent creatures began to ascend from the Abyss)
  8. Sixth Trumpet - {PDF Copy} - (The sixth trumpet unleashes the demonic horde from beyond the Euphrates to afflict the inhabitants of the earth)
  9. The Little Scroll - {PDF Copy} - (John saw the scroll again, now unsealed and completely open, signifying his call to prophesy once more to peoples and kings)
  10. Sanctuary Measured - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 11:1-2 - The sanctuary must be measured before the city can be inhabited, but first, it must be trampled underfoot)
  11. The Forty-Two Months - {PDF Copy} - (The forty-two months and 1,260 days both refer to the same prophetic period when the saints are persecuted)
  12. Two Witnesses Testify - {PDF Copy} - (The Two Witnesses must complete their testimony before the Beast is unleashed from the Abyss - Revelation 11:3-6)
  13. The Beast from the Abyss - {PDF Copy} - (The Beast first appears when he ascends from the Abyss to wage war on the Two Witnesses after they complete their testimony)
  14. Two Witnesses Slain - {PDF Copy} - (Persecuted by the impenitent inhabitants of the earth, the Two Witnesses lie dead on the main street of the Great City)
  15. Seventh Trumpet - {PDF Copy} - (The seventh trumpet or second woe ushers in the consummation of the kingdom and the final judgment)
  16. Babylon Then and Now - {PDF Copy} - (The story of Ancient Babylon’s demise is reflected in the sixth trumpet and the sixth bowl of wrath in Revelation)

{RELATED STUDIES}
  1. The Abyss - {PDF Copy} - (The Abyss is the source of satanic attacks against the church even though it remains under the authority of the Lamb – Revelation 11:7)

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