Seals and Trumpets

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  1. John Came to be in the Spirit - {PDF Copy} - (Four different times, John found himself “in the Spirit” and transported to a new location where he received another vision)
  2. Is the Church Absent in the Book of Revelation? - {PDF Copy} - (Does the Church disappear from the earth after Chapter 3 of the book?)
  3. The Throne and the Cosmos - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 4:1-11 - The image of the glorious Throne places God and His rule at the center of the created order and prepares the reader for the introduction of the Lamb )
  4. The Scroll Sealed with Seven Seals - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 5:1-4 - The One Sitting on the Throne holds a Scroll sealed tight by seven seals. A search is made for someone in the Creation who is “worthy” to open the Sealed Scroll)
  5. Worthy is the Lamb to Open the Scroll - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 5:5-14 - The central figure of the book is the slain Lamb who alone is worthy to open the Sealed Scroll)
  6. Seven Seals - Overview - {PDF Copy} - (Upon his arrival before the Throne, the Lamb commences immediately to open the Seven Seals of the Sealed Scroll)
  7. The First Seal - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 6:1-2The Lamb now breaks open the first seal, releasing a rider carrying a bow and riding a white horse)
  8. The Second Seal - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 6:3-4The second rider is on a fiery-red horse sent to “remove peace from the earth” by causing men to “slay one another”)
  9. The Third Seal - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 6:5-6The third seal releases a rider on a black horse. A voice from the Throne prohibits him from destroying what is needed for daily life)
  10. 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)
  11. The First Four Seals - The Aftermath - {PDF Copy} - (The first four seal openings occurred under the watchful eye of the “Lamb” and the “four living creatures” around the “throne” – Revelation 6:8)
  12. The Fifth Seal - {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)
  13. The Sixth Seal  - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 6:12-17 - The sixth seal ushers in the Day of the Lord, the time of wrath)
  14. The Great Earthquake - {PDF Copy} - (The final day of wrath is characterized by unprecedented celestial and terrestrial events, including the “great earthquake”  Revelation 6:12-17)
  15. The Seal of God - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 7:1-3God’s servants are sealed before the “four winds of the earth” are unleashed by the four horsemen)
  16. The Number of the Sealed Servants - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 7:4-8144,000 males from the tribes of Israel are numbered and assembled for transit to the Promised Land)
  17. The Innumerable Multitude - Vision  - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 7:9-12 - John now sees an innumerable multitude from all nations standing before the Lamb and the Throne)
  18. Innumerable Multitude - Interpretation - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 7:13-17One of the twenty-four “elders” interpreted the vision of the innumerable multitude standing before the Throne)
  19. The Seventh Seal - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 8:1-6 - The seventh seal forms a transition to the next series, the seven trumpets)
  1. Overview of the Seven Trumpets - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 8:7-11:19An overview of the Seven Trumpets and the several intervening events)
  2. The First Trumpet - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 8:7The first trumpet unleashes a plague based on the seventh plague of Egypt, but with modifications)
  3. The 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. The Third Trumpet - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 8:10-11The third trumpet produces a “great star” that falls onto the sources of freshwater, embittering them)
  5. The Fourth Trumpet - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 8:12 - The fourth trumpet causes a partial darkening of the sun, moon, and the stars)
  6. The Fifth Trumpet - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 8:13-9:12 - Three “woes” are proclaimed that correspond to the last three trumpets)
  7. The Sixth Trumpet - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 9:13-21 - The sixth trumpet is related to the sixth bowl of wrath; both release creatures from beyond the Euphrates)
  8. The Little Scroll - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 10:1-11 - The sixth trumpet did not produce repentance by the “inhabitants of the earth. Something else is needed to complete “the mystery of God")
  9. Sanctuary, Altar and Priests - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 11:1-2 - The sanctuary must be “measured” before the city can be inhabited, but first, it must be “trampled underfoot”)
  10. The Two Witnesses - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 11:3-7 - The Two Witnesses conduct their prophetic witness until they are slain by the Beast)
  11. The Two Witnesses Slain - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 11:8-14 - Hated by the impenitent, the “inhabitants of the earth” rejoice over the deaths of the two witnesses)
  12. The Seventh Trumpet or the Third Woe - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 11:15-19 - The Seventh Trumpet blast ushers in the Day of the Lord, the time of final judgment)
  13. The Beast from the Abyss - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 11:7 - The first appearance of the “beast” is at its ascent from the “Abyss” to wage “war” against the “two witnesses”)
  14. The Abyss - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 11:7The Abyss is the source of satanic attacks against the people of God, yet it is under the authority of the Lamb)
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