It is similar to the book of daniel, which god told daniel was sealed until the time of the end. It is also to convince the christian that his loyalty, his devotion, his steadfastness, his suffering, and perhaps even martyrdom, is not in vainthat he is assured of a wonderful future. Yea, saith the spirit, that they may rest from their labours. Although there are many blessings for believers mentioned in this book rev. The dragon gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority. The sound i heard was like that of harpists playing. The first angel declares the gospel message to the lost and dying world. The seven churches described in the book of revelation. Bible study lesson sheets these are lessons designed for either a class or personal study. Appear before john to tell him hes going to write revelation 1. The voice is undoubtedly that of god, either the father or the lamb, for it says, come out of her babylon my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you.
Revelation, dawn of global government, is a uniquely timed political film, revealing what president trump is to battle. He exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence revelation. Some commentators relate it to johns day and some relate it to the end. It had two horns like a lamb, but it spoke like a dragon. In chapter we have the clear and full development of satans instruments of evil. I john, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of jesus christ, was in the isle that is called patmos, for the word of god, and for the testimony of jesus christ. Biblical studiesnew testament commentariesrevelationchapter 14. That being the case, we christians know for sure that what we read here in revelation 14. And i heard a sound from heaven like the roar of rushing waters and like a loud peal o. It ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. The 5th was a little longer and the 6th, which began in chapter 6 re0612, continues. The first 4 seals began at re0602 and were very brief.
But if god wanted to hide this knowledge completely, he never would have revealed it in the first place. Yes, says the spirit, so they can rest from their labors, because their deeds follow them. Link they need patience or perseverance of character to stand against that threat, ready for the consequences of faithfulness to god instead rev. They are twothe tenhorned and the twohorned beasts. In todays popular thought, prophecy is often equated with prediction, but this is not the way revelation itself refers to prophecy. Whenever this is repeated it denotes something peculiarly observable. Only then can you possibly experience its deep consolation and hope for the future. Yes, says the spirit, let them rest from their labors, for their works follow them.
This one has two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. Biblical studiesnew testament commentariesrevelation. The stakes are high eternal life or the undiluted wrath of god. Then i looked, and there before me was the lamb, standing on mount zion, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his fathers name written on their foreheads. To the first the dragon, who swept with his tail a third part of the stars to earth, satan under the form of the roman empire, gave his throne and much authority. Again we see worship showing up, which serves as a reminder than proper worship of god is one of the key themes of the book. Works are very important to the book of revelationseven times in chapters 2 and 3, and four or five other times in the rest of the book. At the first moment of belief god clothed the church in his own righteousness 2 cor. This demands the perseverance of the saints revelation 14.
One of the most significant things that john saw during his vision of heaven was a scroll with writing on both sides and sealed with seven seals revelation 5. Randy davis and elder monnie sears of zion word ministries, int. The old lutheran exposition 3537 understood by the angel with the eternal gospel, luther. Only then can you possibly experience its deep consolation and hope for. God always sends his messages to the world through his church so the three angels of revelation 14 represent those who accept the light of gods messages and go out to sound this warning throughout the earth. T he book of revelation was given as a mysterious, closed and sealed book. But in the fourteenth chapter, we find a break in events as if god permits a pause to occur in the unfolding of these endtimes events in order to give heavens perspective of whats happening. And he said to me, these are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the lamb.
The first reaping represents the lords taking home of his people prior to the falling of his wrath. If the first beasts authority is global, so is the second beasts. The beast i saw resembled a leopard, but had feet like those of. Hes just a mildmannered christian guy living in exile whenpow. And we are looking at a text of scripture that deals with the final harvest of th. Because of the signs it was given power to perform on behalf of the first beast, it deceived the inhabitants of the earth. Revelation chapter 14 1 and i stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. They are two the tenhorned and the twohorned beasts. The main purpose of the book of revelation is not merely to give us insight into what is coming. John is told to write down everything god shows him, and boy is god going to show him some strange things.
This remarkable scroll is the centerpiece of most of the rest of the book of revelation. God hits him with a doozy of a revelation hey, thats not a bad idea for a title. This test the priests in the provinces pressed as it was done in rome itself. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the lamb slain from the foundation of the world. Yes, says the spirit, they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them. False prophets in the book are not faulted for making false predictions but for encouraging people to worship false gods 2. I was in the spirit on the lords day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, saying, i am alpha and omega, the.
Presumably, this was the same scroll that daniel was told by an angel to seal up until the time of the end daniel 12. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant john, 2 who testifies to everything he saw. In the book of revelation an angel represents a message from god. And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword. And i looked, and, lo, a lamb stood on the mount sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his fathers name written in their foreheads. But in the book of revelation, theres no indication of the indwelling spirit guaranteeing the security of. If you regularly read these lessons, you know about these. Yes, says the spirit, let them rest from their labors, for. Revelation 14 the lamb and the 144,000 1 then i looked, and there before me was the lamb, standing on mount zion, and with him 144,000 who had his name and his fathers name written on their foreheads. The phrase the image of the beast, occurs ten times in this book revelation. This entry is part 12 of 16 in the series revelation. The book of revelation, in chapters 11 , describes the events that surround this terrible period of persecution.
The generation that came out of egypt has died in the wilderness. But in the book of revelation, theres no indication of the indwelling spirit guaranteeing the security of tribulation believers like he does during the church age. And i heard a voice from heaven saying, write this. Starring country music legend charlie daniels, special ops general william boykin and mark collins as george washington, the film reflects a biblical world view so well illustrated in revelation by the four horsemen of the apocalypse. The word angel in both hebrew and greek means messenger.
It had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on its horns, and on each head a blasphemous name. Babylon rome will fall, and its supporters will be tormented forever. This chapter is at a crossroads of worship, in chapter those who do not worship the beast are killed, but in chapter 15 the righteous are rewarded for their proper worship of god. Write he was at first commanded to write the whole book. Revelation 14 new international version niv biblica. Eternal blessedness an exposition of revelation 14. Finding that he could not curse israel, he showed balak how to break down the wall of separation by marriage with women of moab numbers 31. False prophets in the book are not faulted for making false predictions but for. It seems most natural to suppose that the voice is that of the angel who directs the visions of st. This is the word of god and the testimony of jesus christ. By jack kelley monday july 16th, 2012 about 22 minutes to read. Revelation niv bible the dragon stood on the shore. I heard a voice from heaven saying to me this is probably the same voice which told john to seal up the things which the seven thunders uttered rev.
Let us venture wholly upon it, staking our entire wellbeing, both for this life and the life to come. Tonight we come in our study of the apocalypse, the revelation of jesus christ, to chapter 14, revelation chapter 14. Such an interpretation was made already by michael stifel, in the year 1522. What is the third message of the final call to worship.944 880 362 1436 952 318 854 357 278 578 1459 1638 309 11 1667 901 992 612 730 134 702 1375 996 457 1197 441 181 1174 1059