Outline of Revelation
1. Christ and the Seven Churches (Revelation 1:1-3:22)
John sees a vision of the risen Christ, who directs him to write to seven churches in Asia, encouraging them to remain faithful.
A. Introduction (Revelation 1:1-8)
John addresses seven churches in Asia Minor, greeting them in the name of God, Jesus is the Messiah whose life, death, and resurrection are God’s saving act for humanity, and the seven spirits before the throne.
B. Vision of Christ among the Churches (Revelation 1:9-20)
John sees Christ, the Son of Man, among the seven lampstands that represent the seven churches, and Christ commands John to write what he sees.
C. Messages to the Seven Churches (Revelation 2:1-3:22)
Each of the seven churches is addressed with words of encouragement, calls to Repentance is a central biblical teaching. All people are sinful and God desires that all people repent of their sins. The Hebrew word for repent means to “turn away” from sin. The Greek word for repentance means to “change on’e mind,” more specifically, it means…, and promises to the faithful.
2. The Seven Seals (Revelation 4:1-7:17)
In God’s heavenly throne room, the Lamb opens the seven seals on a scroll, and with each seal threatening figures appear until John sees a vision of the redeemed singing praise to God and the Lamb for Salvation can mean saved from something (deliverance) or for something (redemption). Paul preached that salvation comes through the death of Christ on the cross which redeemed sinners from death and for a grace-filled life..
A. The Heavenly Throne Room (Revelation 4:1-11)
God’s throne stands in the heavenly throne room, surrounded by four creatures and twenty-four Elders are leaders who exercise wisdom or leadership by virtue of their age and experience. In the New Testament elders, along with the chief priests and scribes, constituted the primary opposition to Jesus when he taught in Jerusalem. who offer continual praises.
B. The Slain and Living Lamb (Revelation 5:1-14)
John sees Christ as a slaughtered and living Lamb, and the whole Creation, in biblical terms, is the universe as we know or perceive it. Genesis says that in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. In the book of Revelation (which speaks of end times) the author declares that God created all things and… joins in praising God and the Lamb for their saving help.
C. The First Six Seals (Revelation 6:1-17)
When the Lamb opens the seals on a scroll in God’s hand, a series of threats appear, including four horsemen, a vision of martyrs, and a cosmic earthquake.
D. The 144,000 and Great Multitude (Revelation 7:1-17)
The threats are interrupted by a vision of 144,000 redeemed, and these turn out to be a great multitude from every tribe and nation.
3. The Seven Trumpets (Revelation 8:1-11:19)
Angels blow trumpets, bringing six plagues upon the earth, only to have the judgments interrupted so that witness could be given to the nations, preparing for the announcement of the The kingdom (reign) of God is a central theme of Jesus’ teaching and parables. According to Jesus this reign of God is a present reality and at the same time is yet to come. When Christians pray the Lord’s Prayer, they ask that God’s kingdom… and Christ.
A. The First Six Trumpets (Revelation 8:1-9:21)
Angels blow trumpets, summoning plagues on sea and land, calling forth hideous creatures from the underworld and the River Euphrates, yet the ungodly refuse to repent.
B. John Commissioned to Prophesy Again (Revelation 10:1-11)
The movement toward destruction is interrupted by an angel who calls John to prophesy again concerning many nations and kings.
C. The Jerusalem temple, unlike the tabernacle, was a permanent structure, although (like the tabernacle) it was a place of worship and religious activity. On one occasion Jesus felt such activity was unacceptable and, as reported in all four Gospels, drove from the temple those engaged… and Two Witnesses (Revelation 11:1-14)
John sees a vision of the temple, which represents the community of faith, and two witnesses calling the world to repent. These witnesses are slain yet rise to life again.
D. Seventh Trumpet (Revelation 11:15-19)
When the peoples of the world give glory to God, the seventh trumpet sounds and angelic voices proclaim that the kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of the Lord and his The Messiah was the one who, it was believed, would come to free the people of Israel from bondage and exile. In Jewish thought the Messiah is the anticipated one who will come, as prophesied by Isaiah. In Christian thought Jesus of Nazareth is identified….
4. Conflict and Victory over the Dragon and Beast (Revelation 12:1-15:8)
In a series of unnumbered visions, John sees the people of God threatened by Satan the dragon and his ally the beast, yet in the end the faithful are brought to victory beside heaven’s crystal sea.
A. The Woman and the Dragon (Revelation 12:1-18)
Satan the dragon is thrown down from heaven, and he persecutes a woman representing the people of God, although she is protected by God.
B. The Beast from the Sea (Revelation 13:1-10)
A seven-headed beast, who is Satan’s agent, rises from the sea to dominate the nations of the world and persecute the people of God.
C. The Beast from the Land (Revelation 13:11-18)
A second beast rises from the land to make people worship the sea beast and to imprint people with that beast’s name or number, which is 666.
D. Followers of the Lamb and the Beast (Revelation 14:1-13)
A vision of 144,000 shows that those who follow the Lamb are blessed, whereas angels warn that the followers of the beast will suffer God’s fiery judgment.
E. The Harvest of the Earth (Revelation 14:14-20)
A vision of a grain harvest extends the hope that the faithful will be gathered in as redeemed people of God, while a vision of grapes being trampled in the wine press of God’s wrath warns of the punishment that awaits the wicked.
F. The Heavenly Temple (Revelation 15:1-8)
The faithful sing praises to God beside the crystal sea in heaven, then seven angels process out of the heavenly temple to bring plagues upon the earth.
5. Seven Final Plagues and The fall refers specifically to the disobedience of Adam and Eve when they listened to Satan rather than adhering to God’s command not to eat the fruit from the tree. When people act contrary to God’s will, they are said to fall from from grace… of Babylon (Revelation 16:1-19:10)
After angels pour seven final plagues onto the earth, John sees a vision of the fall of Babylon the whore, who personifies the political and economic powers that dominate the earth.
A. The Seven Bowl Plagues (Revelation 16:1-21)
Seven angels pour out bowls full of plagues filled with divine wrath on the earth, yet the ungodly refuse to repent.
B. Babylon the Whore (Revelation 17:1-18)
Babylon the whore, who represents the oppressive power that dominates the earth, rides on the seven-headed beast, until the beast turns against her and destroys her with fire.
C. Judgment on Babylon (Revelation 18:1-24)
Angels speak judgment against fallen Babylon because of the city’s arrogance, materialism, and violence. Babylon’s allies grieve her downfall because it has diminished their own status and income.
D. Celebrating Babylon’s Demise (Revelation 19:1-10)
Songs of Hallelujah sound in heaven at the fall of Babylon the whore, even as the faithful hear that the bride of the Lamb is ready for the great marriage celebration.
6. From the Great Battle to the New Jerusalem (Revelation 19:11-22:21)
The beast is defeated by the word of Christ, Satan is bound for a thousand years then destroyed, and after a final judgment John sees a new creation and new Jerusalem, where the redeemed worship in the presence of God.
A. Defeating the Beast (Revelation 19:11-21)
Christ appears on a white horse to defeat the beast and his allies by the power of God’s word.
B. The Thousand-Year Kingdom (Revelation 20:1-10)
After the fall of the beast, Satan is bound for a thousand years while the faithful reign with Christ; then Satan is momentarily released and destroyed by heavenly fire.
C. The Last Judgment (Revelation 20:11-15)
The dead are raised and are held accountable for their works, as written in the books of deeds, yet salvation ultimately is based on the book of life, which expresses the Mercy is a term used to describe leniency or compassion. God’s mercy is frequently referred to or invoked in both the Old and New Testaments. of God.
D. New Heavens and Earth (Revelation 21:1-8)
A new heaven and earth appear, and new Jerusalem descends, as a voice from God’s throne declares that death and grieving have passed away.
E. The New Jerusalem (Revelation 21:9-22:5)
New Jerusalem has twelve gates through which the nations enter, and living waters flow through its streets, as the saints gather before God’s throne in worship.
F. Final Warnings and Blessings (Revelation 22:6-21)
Revelation concludes with warnings against the ungodly but with repeated promises of the Blessing is the asking for or the giving of God’s favor. Isaac was tricked into blessing Jacob instead of his firstborn Esau. At the Last Supper Jesus offered a blessing over bread and wine. To be blessed is to be favored by God. to be found in relationship with God and the Lamb.