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Revelation

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of Revelation

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the Plagues

Compressed View
of Revelation

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TSCOC:  Interpretations

The book of Revelation is one of the greatest books of the Bible.  We are introduced to Christ in all of His fullness, glory, and majesty. This is the book that completes all of God's promises made to man since the beginning in Genesis. Therefore, this book of Revelation cannot be read by itself, but one must study all of other books in the Bible to fully grasp what is being presented.  The reason why this is the last book of the Bible is that it fully integrates all that has been written in the Bible.

All of the passages and books in the Bible that relate to the Lord's return, provide comfort to those who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and an understanding of how He exercises His sovereignty over all of the world's activities.  The several selections under this tab for interpreting these prophetic passages are provided to expand the understanding of what events will occur, when they will occur either in absolute or relative terms, why they will happen, and how these events will unfold until their completion.  

Under the submenu item, "Prophecy", there is an explanation of the purpose for prophesy and what we are to do with this information as believers in Christ.  In addition, there is another submenu item discussing three views in interpreting eschatology in scripture.  Though there are several methods for interpreting the prophetic passages in the Bible concerning the Lord Jesus Christ's return, this site presents the premillennial view where:

  • Christ will come in the clouds with a shout to rapture His church unto Himself
  • Seven years of tribulation will occur soon afterward
  • The Lord will establish the first 1,000 years of his eternal His kingdom in this world following the battle of Armageddon
  • Soon after the first 1,000 years of Christ's reign there will be the great white throne judgment, then all things will be made new, and eternity future will occur

The second submenu is "Timelines."  Several line graphs are presented with scriptural references and portray many significant prophetic events that have either been fulfilled or are yet to be fulfilled.  Ten topics are presented on the use of the timelines, how to read them, summaries of the timelines for the books of Daniel, Ezekiel, Revelation, and other subject oriented timelines.  The intent of the timelines is to provide a visual summary of the prophetic events, building toward a holistic view of the prophetic events for each book and subject.  

The third submenu is the "Structure of Revelation."  This page provides a breakdown of the main components of the events that are depicted in the book of Revelation:  the church age, the seven years of tribulation, the 1,000 year reign of the Lord, and eternity future.  

Fourth, is the submenu on the Chronology" of the individual chapters of the book of Revelation. The perspective of John's vantage point of what he is observing and hearing changes throughout the book. There are five places where John reports his observations, from the new heaven, heaven, earth, the bottomless pit, and the lake of fire. These are further segregated based on chapter and verse, whether the topic is dealing with the Isle of Patmos, the church age, the tribulation period, the millennium, or the period of time when there will be a new heaven and new earth.

The fifth submenu is the Comparison of the Plagues."  Here an analogy is made between the 10 plagues suffered by the Egyptians in Pharaoh's rebellion against the Lord, with the plagues suffered by the world based on the seal, trumpet and bowl judgments.

The next submenu is the "Compressed View of Revelation."  This web page provides a summary of the horrific impact on the world's population during the seven years of tribulation as a result of man's rebellion against the Lord, and willful worship of Satan.

The seventh, and final submenu, is about "Eternity."  The web page provides a brief description of eternity past and future based on scripture and God's great love toward mankind.

Thank you for taking your time to review this material, and please address any correspondence the webmaster if there are questions or critiques.

Yours in Christ


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last edited August 2014

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