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Revelation Answer to Question #2


2.  Time Line of RevelationWhat is it?

The time line for the Book of Revelation starts at the beginning of the Christian Age ("things which must shortly come to pass," Revelation 1:1). The Book concludes with the end of our age and the establishment of the New Jerusalem on earth when "God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away" (Revelation 21:4).

Just as Chapters 2 and 3 deal with the seven-stage history of the Christian Church, later Chapters (6-11) reveal the seven-stage history of the church with seven seals and seven trumpets. The historical events fit the prophecies perfectly with the development of the apostasy. The final judgment of the last days is described in Chapters 14-19. And the wonderful Kingdom of Christ and his Bride is in the concluding Chapters 20-22.

I.    Introduction (Ch. 1)

II.   Throne Scene (Chs. 4 & 5)
        A. God is worthy ) The eternal purpose of God (Ch. 4)
        B. Jesus is worthy
) Lamb opens seven seals of scroll (Ch. 5)

III. Seven-staged View of Christian Age (Chs. 2,3,6,7,8-11)
        A.  Seven seals of scroll opened (Chs. 6 & 7)
        B.  Seven letters to angels (Chs. 2 & 3)
        C.  Seven trumpets (Chs. 8-11)

IV. Christian Age Overviews (Chs. 12 & 13)
        A.  Man Child Born; Dragon Cast out of Heaven;
              Woman Flees to Wilderness 1260 Days (Ch. 12)
        B.  Leopard Beast receives power to persecute 1260 days;
              Two-horned Beast and Image of Beast persecute at end
of age. (Ch. 13)

V.   Final Judgment Period The Harvest (Chs. 14-19)
        A.  Harvest of true and false vines (Ch. 14)
        B.  Seven last plagues (Chs. 15 & 16)
        C.  Scarlet Beast and judgment of great harlot (Ch. 17)
        D.  Details of destruction of Christendom (Chs. 18 & 19)

VI.   Kingdom Portrait (Chs. 20-22)
        A.  Binding of Satan for 1,000 years; the resurrections
              (Ch. 20)

        B.  The New Jerusalem (Chs. 21 & 22)


Introduction Throne Scene Christian Age Harvest Judgments Kingdom
Chapter 1 Chapters 4-5 Chapters 2-3
7 Churches
Chapter 14
Chapter 20
1,000 Yr. Reign

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Chapter 4

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Slain Lamb
Chapter 5


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Chapters 6-7
7 Seals

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Chapters 8-11
7 Trumpets

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Chapter 12
& Dragon

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Chapter 13
Leopard Beast,
2-Horned Beast,
Image of Beast
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Chapters 15-16
7 Plagues

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Chapter 17
Judgment of Scarlet Beast

& Woman

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Chapter 18-19
Destruction of Babylon by Christ's Two Armies

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Chapter 21
New Jerusalem

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Chapter 22
River of Water

of Life

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