This is the second part of The Book of Revelation. And the Final Book of the BIBLE The third major section of Revelation begins here. The things that shall be here after. It is a continuation from the last Book where we read the Chapter 1 – “write the things which thou hast seen” – John had seen the glorified Lord and he described Him magnificently, and Chapter2-“And the things that are” which are namely the churches.and now we come to the last and the third part of the outline that God gave to us – the things after these things- that is after the things of the churches.
Chapter 4:22.: The door signifies the entrance by Revelation into Heaven. Verse1and 2 say:”After this I looked and behold,a door was opened in heaven: and the voice which I heard as it were of a trumpet talking with me,which said,come up hither, and I will show you the things which must be hereafter.” John is raptured up to heaven,a harbinger of the rapture of the Church at the end of the Church Age. Then we the end of the church and it absolutely disappears from the earth. It disappears until you get to the 19th Chapter, when the Lord comes with His saints. The reason it is not seen is because The Church is in Heaven.
From the 4th Chapter to the 19th Chapter is the Tribulation, the judgement of God upon the earth after the saints are taken away. That is the same thing that the angel said to Lot in Genesis 19:22 -” Haste Thee escape thither; for I cannot do anything until you come thither” Judgement cannot fall until the Lords children are taken out. It was the same way in the days of Noah. As long as Noah was on the earth,judgement could not fall. God put him in a ark and shut the door. That was the judgement of God for people outside of the ark. So it is the same way in this world, as it was in the days of Lot, as it was in the days of Noah. The judgement cannot fall until gods children be taken out. But the very minute they were taken out the judgement fell; Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed with fire and brimstone. Here in Revelation after the Church is raptured,after it is taken out of the earth,immediately the judgement begins to fall. After the Church Age,after the Church is ruptured, Here in Chapter 4 through 19 which tells us exactly what happens down hereon earth when the Church is taken away.
The 4th Chapter of Revelation is the beginning of the Glorious opening from Heaven,”The seven lamps which are the seven spirits of God” in V-5 does not mean there are seven spirits of God, the word “seven” refers to the fullness,the completeness of the spirit of God. 4 “Zoa” – the living things These are the cherubim of the Old Testament. They represent all of the creation of God, north,south,east and west. Then we have the twenty -four elders,representing the twelve tribes of the Old Testament and the twelve apostles of the New Testament.
Chapter 5: Here we see the vision of the little book sealed with seven seals,with only Christ, the Lamb of God able to open it. This opening of the seven seals is the beginning of the judgement of God.
Chapter 6: The sixth chapter is that awesome judgement of the sixth seal .The six seals are opened. The first seal is the revelation of the man of sin- V-2; We see the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse. The white horse, the conqueror,is the first seal. the second seal is the red horse,war and death, The third seal,the black horse, is famine. The fourth seal is the pale horse of death. The fifth seal is those that are slain,the martyrs. The sixth seal is the great judgement of God upon the earth when they cried for the rocks in the mountains to fall upon them.
The seventh Chapter- This chapter is an interlude. When things are at their darkest,we have our greatest revival. So it will be also in Great Tribulation. The greatest revival the world has even seen will happen at the time of Great Tribulation. John says,”I don’t know who these people are dressed in white robes and where they are from.” The elder said to him,”These are they which come out from great tribulation,and have washed their robes and made them white from blood of the Lamb” V-14, In that day, you are going to have a lot of people saved and a lot of people martyred.
Eight and Ninth Chapter : The Seventh Seal is the opening of the Seven Trumpets. The Trumpet judgements are more severe than the seal judgements.
Tenth Chapter: Here we have the little book which we saw at the beginning. It says here,”In the days of the voice of the seventh angel… the mystery of God shall be finished.”… Rev 10:7; Here it says that the little book is to be eaten and it will be in your mouth sweet; It will be in your mouth bitter. The Bible becomes great bitterness if there is judgement in it for any individual. It is sweet if the person is saved.
Eleventh Chapter: This Chapter gives us the consummation of this age. Look at V:15: “And the seventh angel sounded and there were great voices in heaven,saying the kingdom of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord and His Christ; and He shall reign forever and ever” The revelation is done. It seems to close at this point. In the book of Daniel, it is divided also into two parts,right in the middle. so it is with the revelation. The Revelation comes to a close with the eleventh Chapter. It splits right in the middle.
Twelfth Chapter :– God through John,reveals some of the personalities and some of the epochs in that final judgement. We start over again. The Revelation seems to close and the mystery of God is finished in Chapter 11. Now in chapter 12 we start over again. First in Chapter 12 is the great wonder of heaven. The woman is Israel giving birth to the Christ child. Then a struggle between Israel and Satan. They overcame Satan by the blood of the Lamb,by the word of their testimony, V:1-7.
Thirteenth Chapter: The first part of it is the description of the beast rising out of the sea. That is the political leader — the man of sin– Anti- Christ. The last part part of this is the beast that comes out of the earth. That is the false prophet — a religious false prophet. We have these three personalities in those two Chapters. Chapter twelve is Israel giving birth to Christ; Chapter 13 are the beasts who shall be Anti-Christ known as the man of sin; and beginning verse 11 there is the false prophet.
Fourteenth Chapter: This is the introduction to Chapter 16 and pouring out of the vials of wrath upon the earth – all seven of them. Here you have description of the final battle – look at V:16 in Chapter 16;”And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon”
Seventeenth Chapter: Here we see the revelation of the scarlet woman. In V-3.”I saw a woman sit upon the scarlet colored beast – the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet and decked with gold and precious stones – having a golden cup in her hands – upon her forehead was a name written,mystery ,Babylon the great.the mother of harlots and abomination if the earth.” In the last part V-18-18 there is a description of head of the religions of the earth.
Eighteenth Chapter : We see here the judgement of God upon mercantile Babylon, the natural world,financial world,the merchandising world of materialism. V:12 and on down, describing those things in which Babylon traffics: silver,gold,linen,purple,scarlet,ivory,wood,brass,iron,marble,cinnamon,frankincense,wine,oil,flour,wheat,sheep,horses,chariots,slaves,and the souls of men, This is an amazing thing. That s merchandising Babylon,which also will be judged. It is a world that know not God – the materialistic world.
Nineteenth Chapter: Here is the great battle of Armageddon. It is a war. Here we see Jesus and the Church in heaven at the marriage supper of the Lamb. In V:11 We see actual second coming of Christ to the earth, “I saw heaven open,and behold a white horse,and he that sat upon him was called faithful and true. .. his eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns… his vesture was dipped in blood;and his name is called the Word of God. And armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses .” I think the Lord is coming during the Battle of Armageddon.
Twentieth Chapter: We see here the Millennium. The Millennium means a thousand years. At the end of that Millennium is the Great White throne of Judgement. This is the resurrection of the ungodly who are judged as to whether one is saved or not. This White Throne Judgement is for the unsaved people only, All of us who are in Christ Jesus shall stand before the”judgement seat of Christ.” to receive the things that are done in the flesh which are called rewards. The wicked shall stand at the White Throne Judgement to receive their reward of damnation. No Christian shall take part in this judgement.
Twenty First and Twenty Second Chapters Here is John s vision of the new heaven and new earth. In Chapter 21:v-1 “and I saw a new heaven and a new earth,for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away;and there were no more sea” The first heaven and first earth are replaced to new heaven and new earth is also predicted by Isaiah. 65:17;66:22; The present universe will be cleansed from all the effects of sins of the earth; This shows the divine purpose of God.These two chapters are a description of the eternal state following the of the millennium and the final judgement, centering in the New Jerusalem as the eternal habitation of the saved. Hebrew 11:10; 12:22-24; The primary purpose of redemption will will be done with the Tabernacle of God. In the eternal state ,there will be no sorrow,tears or pain. Everything will be new and Gods promises are true ,and He is always faithful to His Word..
Chapter 22. This is the final Chapter of the Bible. V:1 and 2 depict the Abundant Life,and continuous blessings of the New Jerusalem.One River containing the water of life,comes from Gods throne. The Tree of Life pictures eternal sustenance, and immorality. The variety and Abundance of Fruit is emphasized. V-#-5 : The effects of the Post-Edenic Curse is totally Gone Forever. Gods Saints will serve Him and Reign for ever with Him Dan 7:18,27; The greatest Blessing is that We will See His Face. Math 5:8; Heb 12:14; In Verse 6-7 form a Conclusion of this Book.They emphasize the authenticity that the book is a Revelation from the Lord, and the Imminence of the Return of Christ.Authenticated as genuine by the Angel that God sent, to give them through John to His Servants. that is to the members of His Churches. Quickly here means the imminence of the rapture of the church. that is the Return of Christ which can occur “anytime” the Blessing is for those who obey the commands- the repentance, Faithfulness and perseverance. Reward is always based on work. . For believers there is the Judgement Seat of Christ. All unbelievers are without the city in the Lake of Fire. Read 22:14-15. For Non believers the the Great White throne Judgement .V:12.13; ” And behold I come quickly;and my reward is with me to give every man according as his work shall be” ” I am Alpha and Omega the Beginning and End and the First and the Last ” V:20 “He which testifieth these things saith,Surely I come quickly Amen. Even so, Come, Lord Jesus” V:21 “The Grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen”
Now as we have come to the conclusion of The summary Of The Books of The Bible.. There is so much more to get out of The Bible which cannot be described in a small way.. This is just a reference for you to Read His Word daily and Keep your FOCUS daily on The Lord .. no matter what happens in your lives. Through all the Joy,and Success,Sadness and disappointments, pain and tears.. Keep your Faith,Hope,Love alive and Remember the Grace, Mercy and Love of Our Father, The Redemption of Our Christ through The Blood on the Cross, and Our Interceptor of Holy Spirit. So that We will all Rejoice one Day in His presence when We see His Face , Face to Face. So My Hope is My children,Grand Children and Great Grand Children and friends and Family and others whom I have never met will all Read The Bible for Your Salvation and A Living Hope and enjoy the adventure of Christian Life. May God continue to Bless us and May The Holy spirit continue to Intercept for us and continue to Teach ,guide and guard us in this last days of calamity in this world and Bless You with all your needs and want. I Continue to Sincerely,Thank God and grateful for all His Blessings in my Life. For the Children like the Olive Branches,For all the members of family and friends and the strangers whom I can pour my heart out, and the people who God brought into my life that I was a help to them, and inspired them in my Journey thus far and all who supported and inspired through out my life, and all the pain and sorrows of Life to get me this far. Thank You Lord.
We will never be able to finish expressing our gratitude for all Gods wonderful deeds, But we can start with a sincere thank you through our Prayers. We can nurture a lifestyle of Grateful worship,Praising God and acknowledging all Hes done and all He Promises He will do, Psalms 9:1-2, 7-10 I will give thanks to you Lord. with all my heart and I will tell all your wonderful deeds. We have moment- by moments to choices to make with our words and deeds. Let us allow The Glory of God to convict us and His Grace to heal us so we can Honor and Praise Him in all our words and Deed, Amen.
He is Lord, He is Lord ,He has Risen from the Dead and He is Lord. Every knee shall Bow and Every Tongue confess That JESUS CHRIST IS LORD. Come Lord Jesus, Even so Quickly Come.