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Rev 1 - Intro.pptx

  1. Revelation – “apocalypsis” means unveiling, bring to light, reveal John wrote Revelation about a.d. 95, during the reign of the Roman emperor Titus Flavius Domitian while he was in the Island of Patmos. Revelation is rooted in the Old Testament. It contains more than 500 reference to the O.T, and 278 of the 404 verses in Revelation refers to the O.T.
  2. 4 main ways the Book of Revelation has been understood 1. Futurist view - The majority of the prophesy written in the book will take place in the Last days. - There will be literal 1000 yrs and the Second coming is before the 1000 yrs. “pre-millennial” - There will be 7 yr period of Tribulation in literal fulfillment of the judgments described in the book. - Futurist differ on the timing of the Rapture
  3. 4 main ways the Book of Revelation has been understood 2. Idealist view - “amillennial” – no literal 1000 yrs. -visions and symbols of Revelation only refer to the timeless struggle between the forces of good and evil
  4. 4 main ways the Book of Revelation has been understood 3. Historicist view - The book of Revelation covered the entire scope of history from the Resurrection of Christ to His Second Coming -most of the prophesy in the book has already been fulfilled in our day
  5. 4 main ways the Book of Revelation has been understood 4. Preterist view - believes that the prophecies in the Book of Revelation was fulfilled in the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD. -“Post millennial” no literal 1000 yrs. - When the church become increasingly more influential and once the world has been Christianized, then, Jesus will come again.
  6. Revelation 1:7 7 Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen. Matt. 24:30 30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
  7. Daniel 7:13-14 13 “I was watching in the night visions, And behold, One like the Son of Man, Coming with the clouds of heaven! He came to the Ancient of Days, And they brought Him near before Him. 14 Then to Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, That all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion, Which shall not pass away, And His kingdom the one Which shall not be destroyed.
  8. Revelation 1:10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s Day Two possibilities to interpret this: 1) Maybe it simply means that he was in an attitude of worship on a Sunday. 2) or, the more probably meaning is, he was taken up in the Spirit unto the Day of the Lord.
  9. The word that was translated angels is the greek word “angelos” But a much better translation would be “messenger” Sometimes the word was applied to human messengers. John the Baptist is called an “angelos” in Matthew 11:10. “This is the one about whom it is written: "'I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way before you.”