Christ Among the Lampstands
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Jesus appears to John for the first time in a dream. He tells him to write letters to Seven Churches in Asia Minor.
Standing Figure with white wooly hair: Jesus appears to John as the sacrificial lamb
Head radiating light: Jesus' divine nature
Blazing Eyes: discerning in judgment
Sword: truth is sharper than a two-edged sword.
Figure on Floor: The prophet John, who received the visions and wrote this book while imprisoned on Patmos
Seven candlesticks: The seven churches for whom Jesus directs John to send letters; also Seven angels (one to protect each church)
The images in the flames: the reward each church is promised for being faithful
Jesus holds keys: to God's kingdom.
Jesus holds Solar System:
God created all. Jesus was there
from before creation
"These are the words of He who walks among the seven golden lampstands...Let anyone who has an ear listen to what the Spirit is saying to the churches:
Revelation 2:1,7 (NRSV)
The Throne Room
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John records that he was transported by the spirit to a Throne Room in Heaven
Wide Door: All believers welcome in Heaven.
Seven torches: The prescence of the Holy Spirit
Kneeling Saints: Martyrs who died for Jesus
Throne: Power and authority of God
Jewel: The blinding brilliance of God
Elders: Worthy of Golden Crowns, heavenly council
Scroll with 7 seals: Jesus holds knowledge of the
future. He will unlock the Seals so John can prophecy.
Lamb: Jesus is called the sacrificial lamb.In the Hebrew/ Jewish faith, a lamb is sacrificed on the altar to take away their sins. Jesus gavehis life on the cross so all believers' sins could be forgiven.
Worthy art thou to take the scroll and to open its's seals, for thou wast slain and by thy blood didst ransom men for God. Rev. 5:9 (RSV)
Clash of the Kingdoms
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We have the conflict between Good and Evil. This battle is on going: global and personal.
Beasts out of Sea: Earthly kings, false prophets, anti-christ
Beast has mortal wound that healed: Supernatural power
Book of life: The book with each Christians name listed.
Soldiers: Christians on the Book of life. They conquer the beasts by the blood of the lamb, the word of their testimony.
Beast with Lamb's Mask: Imperial puppet forces worship of the first beast with false promises, looks like a lamb, speaks like a dragon.
Woman with Baby: Mary giving birth to Jesus, or the birth of Israel. Both are suffering birth pangs, (big changes)
Surrounded by Sun, Moon at her feet: Goodness under God's protection from Satan and all of his minions.
Crown of 12 stars: Twelve tribes of Israel. Protected also
Angel in heaven with raised Sword: Michael, who led the angel armies in heaven to force Satan and his minions out.
Dragon: Satan poised to devour Messiah.
Seven heads, Ten Horns: Rome's 7 hills, and Ten emperors
Long Dragon tail reaches up to sky: Tail sweeps 1/3 of Angels from heaven who worked with Satan. They now cause evil on earth.
But they have conquered him by the Blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony. Rev. 12:11 NRSV
Reaping the Earth
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Revelation 14, 15
The Son of Man, Jesus, is directed by God to reap the harvest of the earth. This symbolizes his role designated by God to judge all peoples.
The Reaper: Jesus, also called the Son of Man, is commissioned by God to judge what happens to the people of earth when they die.
Sickle: Collects and separates humankind according to their deeds
Grains of Wheat: Believers, redeemed for God
Grapes of Wrath: The vintage of the earth, who are not believers are headed for the wine press, God's Wrath leaves them trampled outside the Holy City.
1st Angel: Proclaims the Gospel: "Fear God and worship Him."
2nd Angel: Babylon has fallen because of her adulteries; wine of impure passions.
3rd Angel: Altar angel with power over fire, denounces those who worship the beast.
Above the clouds: Dwelling place of God
Lamb: Jesus dwells with God after being sacrificed.
The Hill:.In Jerusalem, religious headquarters called Mt. Zion,
becomes heavenly city, the New Jerusalem.where believers
will spend eternity.
Sea of Glass: The Lamb leads the faithful across the sea from death to life.
"...Blessed are the dead who from now on die in the Lord...they will rest from their labors, for their
deeds follow them." Rev. 14:13.
Bowl 1: Poured out on those bearing the mark of the
beast, causeing foul sores
Bowl 2: Poured into sea, turning it to blood, killing all
Bowl 3: Poured into fresh water, revenging saints
Bowl 4: Poured onto the Sun, fire kills all unrepentant.
Bowl 5: Poured onto the throne of the beast, world
plunged into darkness still many unrepentant
Bowl 6: Poured onto Euphrates, dries up, allowing conquerors from the East a way in to battle.
Bowl 7: Poured into air, causing lightning, thunder
Earthquakes announce destruction as Babylon falls
The Harlet: Symbol of Babylon's excesses of lust for
political power, material goods and sexual seduction
Harlot wears purple, gold, jewels: trappings of
royalty, wealth and showiness
Gold Cup: Harlot must carry the impurities resulting from
all her prior behaviors.
Riding the Beast: Controling the kingdoms she seduced
The Beast: Destructive force of Evil running amok. The Kingdoms who succumbed to the Harlot
Scarlet: the color of Satan, Plagues of blood and fire
Foaming mouth: Lies & blasphemes
7 heads 10 horns: 7 hills and 10 emperors of Rome
"Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great!It has become a
dwelling place of demons...for all the nations have
drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication...
The Fall of Babylon
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God finally seeks revenge for the martyrs. We see God's wrath ending those hostile to divine purposes. The final destruction of the earth as Babylon falls.
The New Jerusalem
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This is John's vision of the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven.
God dwell's here, as well as Jesus, and
all the saints (believers who have died.)
The Bride: A city adorned for Marriage.
Wall & 12 Gates:12 apostles, 12 Israeli tribe
The River: The source of eternal life. No more thirst, given without payment.
Vine: The resurrected Jesus supports figures
Fruit and leaves Holy spirit healing power
Golden Figures: The resurrected body: no pain,
no tears, no hunger or thirst
Heroic Figures: Called Conquerors over death
The spirit and the Bride say come...let
anyone who wishes take the water of life
as a gift. Rev. 22:17