Bible Study: Revelation

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Day of WrathSome while back I have written a Bible Study on Revelation titled Revelation in Seven Weeks: A Bible Study. With all of the current affairs and natural disasters as of late, looking at the end-times has become popular amongst Christian circles. People are in search of answers. Along with the Bible study there is a separate study manual called Revelation in Seven Weeks: A Bible Study: Teachers Manual.

This is designed to give those leading Bible studies on this subject some deeper insight. This will allow them to take their group a bit deeper, and it is suggested to purchase this book if you are studying Revelation on your own. Because the end-times, Armageddon and the Millennium are such hot topics presently, and I have a bit of background studies on the topic, I thought it would be good to take a closer look into the Book of Revelation on this blog site.

Over the next few weeks we will unpack some of the confusing subjects that lie within any study of Revelation. Here I will post some of the daily devotions that are included in Revelation in Seven Weeks: A Bible Study on one day and then post the discussion answers and some deeper insights as are seen in Revelation in Seven Weeks: A Bible Study: Teachers Manual the next day for the reader to follow.

As well as this, we will take a big bite into things like the Millennium. You can find the books at Writeious Books. A blog series on the Bride of Christ and the Marriage Supper of the Lamb has already been published. So dig in. And don’t be shy! Send along your comments and questions and let me know what you think.

Book Sample: Revelation in Seven Weeks: A Bible Study

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WEEK ONE
DAY ONE

good suggested revelation bible study manualThe book of Revelation to many is untouchable and they just can’t get their heads around it. It is avoided. Or it is so full of mystique and it is thrilling. It can also be overcooked. It should revered in balance; it should be understood. There is no doubt people move closer to the fulfillment of these prophecies every season. With eyes open, one will recognize how much this study is for today. The chief aim of this study is to unveil a picture of things taking place in the heavenly realm after the taking up of Christ’s bride verses the things taking place under the heavens. The study is laid out in sections to decipher or chart and to chew on bit by bit hoping that the Lord will bring revelation to each. There is a definite fear or reverence toward God and his holiness to recognize during this study as one gets a good glimpse of what is to come. The author does not live in fear of these things, but sees that God is not ignoring the ongoing hatred towards him and his bride. His kingdom will be ushered in quicker than quick. This should ultimately be the desire of each of his children.

While studying the last book of the New Testament, peek at the last book of the Old Testament. Review the passage in Malachi 3:16-18. This speaks of the Book of Remembrance. Several times in Revelation this book is referenced. It very simply states a lot, revealing much.

1-What are some of the things that can be seen in this passage?

2-Who is speaking?

3-Why is the Lord listening?

4-What is this day the Lord is preparing?

Examine the verse 18, “So you will again distinguish between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve Him.” This strongly relates to Revelation times when all who remain, those who did not chose to serve God, will witness God’s wrath while those who did choose to serve him will serve him in glory. The reader is shown here that God will spare his children. This verse strongly supports a pre-tribulation gathering of the saints.

There are currently three stances on the return of Christ for his beloved. This return is not the one that leads to the Battle of Armageddon. This is the one the church calls “The Rapture” and includes the gathering of the saints from amongst the living and the dead.

Some would believe that Christ will gather his bride at the end of the seven years of tribulation. Some believe he will come in the middle. Until the past hundred years, there was never any thought of a “pre-tribulation.” But it has birthed. And there is much evidence supporting it, one such being the aforementioned verse in Malachi.

Before choosing which one to believe, the author did an extensive look into the Bible and the life and customs of Jewish culture. These will be explored along the course of the study. It is good to have an understanding of these things before basing any decision.

5-If someone posed the question to describe an image of heaven, what might one say?

6- If they asked why is there a heaven, what might one say?

7-What will people do there?

In the book of Genesis, it is seen how God created earth and prepared it for man. The book of Revelation should point believers to the best answers, as one will recognise that hell was not created for man, but for Satan. Heaven belongs to the Trinity. Believers have entrance by invitation only.

In the first chapter of Revelation, there are four divisions. They are fairly distinct. For today, give the first chapter a slow, concentrated read. Reread it so nothing is missed. Try to locate these divisions: 1-introduction 2-salutation 3-the glory of Christ 4-instruction to write.

By Jori Sams

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