War in Heaven

{REVELATION 12-16}

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{DRAGON AND BEAST}
  1. The Son and the Dragon - {PDF Copy} - (Next, war breaks out in Heaven and the Dragon is poised to destroy the messianic Son as soon as he is born – Revelation 12:1-6)
  2. Shepherding the Nations - {PDF Copy(Jesus is the promised ruler from the line of David, the King who is shepherding the nations to New Jerusalem – Revelation 12:5)
  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. One Beast - {PDF Copy} - (In Daniel and Revelation, the Beast is a single history-spanning entity that has existed since at least the dawn of human civilization)
  6. The Ancient Beast - {PDF Copy} - (The Beast from the Sea is the latest incarnation of the ancient creature, the Dragon, that has stalked the seed of the woman since the sin of Adam)
  7. 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)
  8. 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)
  9. The Beast is Rising! - {PDF Copy} - (To identify the Antichrist, we must understand what the relevant scriptures say about him, his methods, and his agenda)
  10. 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)
  11. Inhabitants of the Earth - {PDF Copy} - (The inhabitants of the Earth represent the men and women who are omitted from the Book of Life because they submit to the Beast)
  12. War Against the Saints - {PDF Copy} - (The Beast from the sea is authorized to wage war on the SAINTS for its overlord, the Ancient Serpent, the Dragon – Revelation 13:6-10)
  13. 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)
  14. Four Beasts in One - {PDF Copy} - (The single Beast from the sea in Revelation is related to but distinct from the four beasts that Daniel saw rising from the sea)
  15. The 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 that persecutes the saints)
  16. 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)
  17. The Persecuting Beast - {PDF Copy} - (The Dragon and his earthly vassals wage war against the saints, the followers of the Lamb, and not against other nation-states)
  18. Beastly Mark - {PDF Copy} - (All men who refuse to follow the Lamb will render homage to the Beast and take its mark)
  19. Beastly Number - {PDF Copy} - (The Number of the Beast, 666, is based on the dimensions of the great image erected by Nebuchadnezzar in Babylon)
  20. Embracing Leviathan - {PDF Copy} - (The inhabitants of the earth willingly venerate the Beast and take its mark, although believers are not immune from its allurements)
  21. Counterfeit Christ - {PDF Copy} - (The Beast from the Earth, the False Prophet, mimics the Lamb and presents a counterfeit of the true faith of Jesus and his apostles)
  22. The Beast at War - {PDF Copy} - (In Revelation, the language of war is used metaphorically to describe the persecution of believers by the Beast from the Sea)

{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. Fear the Living God - {PDF Copy} - (The pronouncement by Darius after Daniel’s rescue from the lions is alluded to in the angel’s pronouncement to the inhabitants of the earth in Revelation)
  4. The Last Hour - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation moves inexorably from the death of Jesus to the final day when God judges the wicked and vindicates the righteous)
  5. 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)
  6. Final Grain Harvest - {PDF Copy} - (Two different harvests occur at the end of the age – The reaping of the grain and the ingathering of the fruit of the vine)
  7. The In-gathering of Grapes - {PDF Copy} - (The ingathering of the fruit of the vine represents the wrath of God on all men who take the mark of the Beast)

{BOWLS OF WRATH}
  1. Seven Bowls - Overview - {PDF Copy} - (Chapter 15 introduces the seven angels tasked with emptying the “seven bowls of wrath)
  2. Song of the Lamb - {PDF Copy} - (Having “overcome” the Beast, the victorious People of God stand on the Sea of Glass and 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 - {PDF Copy} - (The first four bowls of wrath destroy the economic infrastructure of the Beast and punish those who took its mark)
  5. The Fifth Bowl - {PDF Copy} - (The first four bowls destroyed the economic structure of Babylon. The next bowl targets its political sphere)
  6. The Sixth Bowl - {PDF Copy} - (The sixth bowl begins the final battle between the Lamb and the Dragon” - Armageddon)
  7. Armageddon - Final War - {PDF Copy} - (At the end of the age, Satan will launch his final attempt to exterminate the church, the saints who have the testimony of Jesus)
  8. Kings of the Habitable Earth - {PDF Copy} - (The Kings of the East are identical to the Kings of the Earth that are allied with the Beast – Revelation 16:12-19)
  9. Finished! The Seventh Bowl - {PDF Copy} - (The seventh bowl produces the final overthrow of Babylon, the Great City, and completes the wrath of God)
  10. 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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