War in Heaven

{WAR IN HEAVEN AND ON THE EARTH (12-16)}
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  1. The Woman Clothed with the Sun - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 12:1-6 - The appearance of the "son" triggers a "war in heaven")
  2. The War in Heaven and on the Earth - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 12:7-17 - Having failed to destroy the Son, the Dragon wages war against the "seed" of the woman)
  3. The Victory of the Saints over the Dragon - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 12:11 - The saints overcome the Dragon through their faithful witness and martyrdom)
  4. The Beast from the Sea - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 13:1-5 -The Dragon summons his "seed" to battle the saints, the Beast from the sea)
  5. The Beast Wars Against the Saints - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 13:6-10 -The Beast wages war on the saints on behalf of the Dragon)
  6. The Beast from the Earth - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 13:11-15 -The Beast from the earth is the mouthpiece of the Beast from the sea)
  7. The Mark of the Beast - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 13:16-18 - Humanity is divided between those who follow the Lamb and those who take the Mark of the Beast)
  8. The 144000 Followers of the Lamb on Zion - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 14:1-5 - The followers of the Lamb are contrasted with the followers of the Beast)
  9. The Everlasting Gospel Prepares for the Coming Harvest - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 14:6-7 Another angel announces the everlasting gospel to prepare for the coming final harvest)
  10. The Announcement of the Fall of Babylon - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 14:8-11 Two more angels appear to announce the fall of Babylon and judgment on the men who paid homage to the Beast)
  11. 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 ingathering of the “fruit of the vine”)
  12. The Final Ingathering of Grapes - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 14:17-20The final ingathering of the “fruit of the vine” portrays the outpouring of the "wrath of God" on all men who take the "mark of the Beast")
  13. The Song of Moses and 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)
  14. The Sanctuary and the Tent of Meeting - {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)
  15. The Sea of Glass - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 15:1-8 - The victorious saints are standing on the Sea of Glass before the Throne)
  16. The 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)
  17. The Fifth Bowl of Wrath - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 16:10-11 - The first four “bowls” undermined the economic structure of the World-Power; now, the fifth “bowl” targets its political dimension)
  18. The Sixth Bowl of Wrath - Armageddon - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 16:12-16 - The sixth “bowl” begins the final battle between the “Lamb” and the “Dragon” - Armageddon)
  19. The Seventh Bowl of Wrath - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 16:17-21 - The last bowl culminates in the overthrow of Babylon)
{INDIVIDUAL TOPICS}
  1. The Coming Final Day and Hour - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation moves inexorably from the Death and Resurrection of Jesus to the Great Dénouement, the final day when God judges the wicked and vindicates the righteous.)
  2. The Seed of the Woman and the Dragon - {PDF Copy} - (The vision of the “Dragon” persecuting the “seed of the Woman” represents Satan’s present “war” against the saints of God)
  3. Embracing the Mark of the Beast - {PDF Copy} - (The “inhabitants of the earth” are willing participants in the veneration of the Beast, but Christians may also succumb to the false faith)
  4. The Mark of the Beast or the Seal of God? - {PDF Copy} - (The Mark of the Beast is the satanic counterpart to the seal of God)
  5. The Victims of the Beast - {PDF Copy} - (The Dragon and its earthly agents wage war” on the saints of the Lamb, the Church, not against national and ethnic groups)
  6. The Single Beast of Revelation is not Identical to the Four Beasts of Daniel - {PDF Copy} - (John saw a single beast rising from the sea, whereas, Daniel saw four beasts)
  7. The Counterfeit Religion of the Beast - {PDF Copy} - (The Beast from the Earth mimics the Lamb to entice the inhabitants of the earth to worship a false god)
  8. The Military Campaigns of the Beast from the Sea - {PDF Copy} - (The language of war is employed in Revelation to portray the assaults of the Dragon against the saints who follow the Lamb)
  9. Mark of the Beast - Considerations - {PDF Copy} - (When we imbibe the values of the existing world order, we begin to take the "mark of the Beast”)
  10. The Universal Extent of the Beast's Reign - {PDF Copy} - (In the book of Revelation, “all” means “all.” All rulers, nations, and inhabitants of the earth that do not follow the Lamb render homage to the Beast from the sea)
  11. The Antichrist; What Kind of Leader? - {PDF Copy} - (In the New Testament, Antichrist figures are deceivers active within the church)
  12. The Kings of the East - {PDF Copy} - (Revelation 16:12 - The "kings of the east" are identical with the "kings of the earth" at Armageddon)
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Drobak, Norway, by Vidar Nordli-Mathisen on Unsplash

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