War in Heaven

{REVELATION 12-16}

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{DRAGON AND BEAST}
  1. The Son versus the Serpent - {PDF Copy} - (Next, war breaks out in “heaven” and the “Dragon” is poised to destroy the messianic son as soon as he is born)
  2. Shepherd of the Nations - {PDF Copy(Jesus is the promised ruler from the line of David, the Shepherd of ALL nations – Revelation 12:5Psalm 2:6-8)
  3. War in Heaven - {PDF Copy} - (The saints overcame the Dragon through the death of the Lamb and their faithful witness – Revelation 12:11)
  4. Satan's Allotted Time - {PDF Copy} - (The Devil will be granted a final short season to persecute the saints before the end of the age)
  5. Ancient Serpent - {PDF Copy} - (The Beast from the sea is the latest incarnation of the ancient creature that has stalked the seed of the woman since the sin of Adam)
  6. Time, Times, Part of a Time - {PDF Copy} - (The war against the saints will endure only for the allotted time – a time, times, and part of a time)
  7. War on the Earth - {PDF Copy} - (After his expulsion from heaven, Satan wages war against the seed of the Woman, those who hold the testimony of Jesus)
  8. Beast from the Sea - {PDF Copy} - (The Dragon begins his war on the seed of the woman by summoning his seed, the beast from the sea)
  9. Inhabitants of the Earth - {PDF Copy} - (The inhabitants of the earth represent the men and women who are excluded from the book of life by their own decisions)
  10. War on the Saints - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 13:6-10 -The Beast from the sea is authorized to wage war on the saints for its overlord, the Dragon)
  11. Beast's Global Dominion - {PDF Copy} - (The kings and the inhabitants of the earth refuse to follow the Lamb. Instead, they give homage to the beast)
  12. Four Beasts in One - {PDF Copy} - (John saw a single beast ascending from the sea, whereas, Daniel saw four beasts)
  13. Mouth Speaking Great Things - {PDF Copy} - (The mouth speaking great things in Daniel appears in Revelation in the description of the Beast from the sea and its war against the saints)
  14. The False Prophet - {PDF Copy} - (The Beast from the earth mimics the Lamb. It is the mouthpiece of the Dragon and the propagandist of the Beast from the sea)
  15. The Persecuting Beast - {PDF Copy} - (The Dragon and his servants wage war against the saints and not against nations or ethnic groups)
  16. Beastly Mark - {PDF Copy} - (All men who refuse to follow the Lamb will render homage to the Beast and take its mark)
  17. Beastly Number - {PDF Copy} - (The number of the beast, 666, is based on the dimensions of the great image erected by Nebuchadnezzar in Babylon)
  18. Embracing the Mark - {PDF Copy} - (The inhabitants of the earth willingly venerate the Beast and receive its mark, although Christians are not immune from its allure)
  19. Counterfeit Christ - {PDF Copy} - (The Beast from the Earth mimics the Lamb to entice the inhabitants of the earth to worship a false god)
  20. The Beast at War - {PDF Copy} - (The language of war is employed to portray the assaults of the Dragon against the saints who follow the Lamb)

{FINAL HARVEST}
  1. Priestly Company on Zion - {PDF Copy} - (The 144,000 males on Mount Zion comprise the first fruit of the final harvest, the priestly company that follows the Lamb)
  2. Everlasting Gospel - {PDF Copy} - (Whether one follows the Lamb or the Beast, he will reap everlasting consequences as a result of the coming final harvest)
  3. The Final Hour - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation moves inexorably from the death of Jesus to the final day when God judges the wicked and vindicates the righteous)
  4. Babylon's Downfall Announced - {PDF Copy} - (Angels announce the judicial sentence on Babylon and the inhabitants of the earth, but “rest” awaits the followers of the Lamb)
  5. The Final "Grain" Harvest - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 14:12-16Two different “harvests” are to occur at the end of the age – The reaping of the “grain,” and the in-gathering of the “fruit of the vine”)
  6. The Final In-gathering of Grapes - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 14:17-20The final in-gathering of the “fruit of the vine” portrays the outpouring of the "wrath of God" on all men who take the "mark of the Beast")

{BOWLS OF WRATH}
  1. Seven Bowls of Wrath - Overview - {PDF Copy} - (Chapter 15 introduces the seven angels tasked with emptying the “seven bowls of wrath)
  2. Song of the Lamb - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 15:1- 4 - Having “overcome” the Beast, the victorious People of God stand “upon” the Sea of Glass to sing the song of Moses and the Lamb)
  3. Tent of Witness - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 15:5-8 - The destructive force of the seven “last plagues” corresponds to the destruction of the Egyptian army in the Red Sea after Israel passed through the sea)
  4. First Four Bowls of Wrath - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 16:1-9The first four "Bowls of Wrath" destroy the economic infrastructure of the realm of the Beast)
  5. Fifth Bowl of Wrath - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 16:10-11 - The fifth “bowl” targets its political dimension)
  6. Sixth Bowl - Armageddon - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 16:12-16 - The sixth bowl begins the final battle between the Lamb and the Dragon” - Armageddon)
  7. Kings of the East - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 16:12 - The "kings of the east" are identical with the "kings of the earth" at Armageddon)
  8. Seventh Bowl of Wrath - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 16:17-21 - The last bowl culminates in the overthrow of Babylon)
  9. 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)

{INDIVIDUAL TOPICS}
  1. Final Battle - Armageddon - {PDF Copy} - (The several battle scenes in Revelation all present the same final assault by Satan against the people of the Lamb)
  2. The Wrath of God - {PDF Copy} - ("Wrath" in Revelation refers to God's punishment of the wicked at the end of the age)

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