In my last blog I posted a sample from my book, Revelation in Seven Weeks: A Bible Study. It was coverage of the first day of the 7-week devotional on the book of, yes, Revelation. Today I am leaving you with some the answers and points for discussion or, if you are studying alone, meditation. This study is comprehensive, but not exhaustive.
As well as this, you can find a blog series on the Bride of Christ and the Marriage Supper of the Lamb which has already been published. Send along your comments and questions and let me know your thoughts. If you can add to this blog and strengthen it, you are most welcome to participate.
Below are the seven questions along with the answers or key points. Enjoy.
Book Sample: Revelation in Seven Weeks: A Bible Study
Answers from the Revelation in Seven Weeks: A Bible Study: Teachers Manual
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?
- Those who revere and believe in the Sovereignty of God are gathered.
- They are speaking of God.
- God is listening.
- He wrote a scroll upon hearing their conversation.
- It included a list of names of those who feared and honored him.
- He wrote the list to remember them on the Great Day of the Lord to spare them his wrath.
It will soon be evident who is righteous and who is wicked. This may be obvious, but some would ask if this will be because of the rapture or from being able to see Heaven from Earth and those who are sitting at the Right Hand of God. It may be from the righteous acts of men.
2-Who is speaking?
The Lord Almighty.
3-Why is the Lord listening?
His beloved are talking about him.
4-What is this day the Lord is preparing?
The Day of Judgement. This is the day or time of days God will unleash his wrath.
This is a good place to begin a discussion on what stance fellow believers have, to offer your own stance, and to encourage the undecided to explore this territory. It is good to know and have and understanding of why you choose to believe the way you do on this subject, and to be knowledgeable with your resources that helped you to choose the way you did. In all ways, be able to defend your faith.
5-If someone posed the question to describe an image of heaven, what might one say?
There is no right or wrong in this answer. Observe what basis people have when answering. Is it based on the Bible? Society? Hollywood? A biblical answer can be found in Revelation 3.
6- If they asked why is there a heaven, what might one say?
Here also get an understanding of what people are basing their faith around. Reference Scripture to support why you answer the way you do.
7-What will people do there?
Same rule of thought applies with this question. Give an answer incorporating fiction with reality, using preconceived thoughts verses biblical definition. Use scripture to support your ideas. For guidance you can review Revelation in the early chapters and I and II Timothy along with I Peter.
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.
The introduction is from verses 1-3. The salutation from 4-8. The glory of Christ from 9-18, and the instruction to write from 19-20. If time permits, make and effort to describe the significance of these things.
By Jori Sams