Bible Study Notes on Revelation 18 – 20170731

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NOTE:  Appears chapters 17, 18, and 19 deal with the same issue, the ending of satan’s world kingdom referred to as Babylon.  As an actual city, it would have been presided over by the Antichrist or beast.  From chapter 19 he wasn’t in it when it was destroyed.  Chapter 18 will . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Revelation 18 – 20170731

Bible Study Notes on Revelation 17 – 20170728

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NOTE:  John is presented a vision in 1-6, then is told what the vision represents in 7-18.  Commentaries have such different ideas.  Going to put down what stands out to me.

Revelation 17:1  “…the judgment of the great harlot…” Bible refers to worship of anyone or anything other than God as . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Revelation 17 – 20170728

Bible Study Notes on Revelation 16 – 20170725

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Revelation 16:1  “…voice from the temple saying to the seven angels…” Again from the temple.  Direct commands, direct control.

1  “…the wrath of God on the earth” Concluding acts of vengeance on the people of earth, at least those who are rebelling against Him.  It’s just a taste of what is . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Revelation 16 – 20170725

Bible Study Notes on Revelation 15 – 20170724

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Revelation 15:1  “…great and marvelous…in them the wrath of God is complete” Great and marvelous as part of the overall majesty of what John was seeing, and because the wrath of God is complete with them.  Only natural to want things to be right, for wrongs to be corrected, but when . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Revelation 15 – 20170724

Bible Study Notes on Revelation 14 – 20170721

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Revelation 14:1  “…with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father’s name written on their foreheads” Probably the same group mentioned in chapter 7 revisited.

3  “…no one could learn that song except the hundred and forty-four thousand who were redeemed…” Only they could understand the song as they were . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Revelation 14 – 20170721

Bible Study Notes on Revelation 13 – 20170719

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Revelation 13:1  “…I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns…” Parallel to Daniel 7.  Daniel saw four beasts arising, each representing a ruling power.  The fourth one was the one in control when Christ returns, the last days.  The Antichrist will come from . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Revelation 13 – 20170719

Bible Study Notes on Revelation 12 – 20170716

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Revelation 12:1  “…woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars” Short summary of the persecution of Israel which produced the Messiah.  Woman, the nation of Israel, bringing light into the world, and twelve stars to represent the twelve tribes.

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Bible Study Notes on Revelation 11 – 20170714

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Revelation 11:1  “…Rise and measure the temple of God…” Similar to Ezekiel.  Told to measure the temple and areas of it and to leave out certain areas.  Gives the idea of reality to it, it was really there, its dimensions are real and fixed.  Not sure if this was to represent . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Revelation 11 – 20170714

Bible Study Notes on Revelation 10 – 20170712

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Revelation 10:1  “…mighty angel coming down from heaven…” Coming down, not falling down or fallen down.  Did so with a purpose.

1  “…clothed with a cloud…rainbow was on his head…face was like the sun…feet like pillars of fire” Symbolic attributes.  Wonder if John actually saw them this way or if he . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Revelation 10 – 20170712

Bible Study Notes on Revelation 9 – 20170710

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Revelation 9:1  “…fifth angel sounded…a star fallen from heaven…To him was given the key to the bottomless pit” Confronted again with the choice of literal or symbolic interpretation.  Even some of the commentators cannot decide.  Will go literal on some points and symbolic on others.  Best view seems to be just . . . → Read More: Bible Study Notes on Revelation 9 – 20170710