The Book Of Revelation is the center and circumference of God’s program for the future. We do not have to opinionate or speculate about “tomorrow” because this final book of the bible gives us all the facts about what is to come. Sadly, many preachers and most Christians have not a “clue” about John’s teachings on the events that will make tomorrow’s headlines. In this volume of “Prophecy Notes”, I will seek, in a simplified way, to outline and highlight the Book Of Revelation.
*Key Verse (1:8): “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”
*Main Point: Jesus Christ is Lord!
*Commentary: Jesus Christ is the eternal Lord God. He is Lord over creation (Col. 1:16-17) and Lord of salvation (Acts 4:12). One day this will be acknowledged by all (Phil. 2:10) . . . saints, angels, sinners, demons, and the Devil himself.
Revelation 2 - 3
*Key Verse (2:7): “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”
*Main Point: The church (local and universal) is of great importance and interest to the Lord.
*Commentary: The seven churches listed are contemporary . . . they existed in John’s day. There are composites . . . they exist to some extent in every age. There are chronological . . . they mirror the church’s historic reflection from A.D. 30 to the rapture.
*Key Verse (4:1): “After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in Heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.”
*Main Point: Up, up, and away . . . the rapture of the church (1 Thess. 4:16-17)
*Commentary: With a shout, voice, and trumpet the dead in Christ are resurrected and the living in Christ are raptured. This event brings forth Antichrist and begins the final seven years of history as we know it.
*Key Verse (5:12): “Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.”
Main Point: Heaven is a place of great worship.
Commentary: Blessings, glory, honor, and power to the Lamb Of God forever. The Lord Jesus is worshiped by all the angelic host and redeemed of Adam’s race.
*Key Verse (6:2): “And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.”
Main Point: The coming of Antichrist and the New World Order (Fourth Reich).
Commentary: Through a series of “Seal Judgments”, the Antichrist comes, conquers, and consolidates his empire. The cost is human life in 3 ½ years is 1.5 billion dead.
*Key Verse (7:4): “And I heard the number of those who were sealed. One hundred and forty-four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel were sealed:”
*Main Point: The gospel is preached world-wide to all faces, of all races, in all places.
*Commentary: The salvation of these Jewish evangelists is similar to Paul’s salvation on the Damascus Road (1 Cor. 15:8). It is a supernatural intervention of revealing, saving grace.
*Key Verse (8:6): “So the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.
*Main Point: The earth’s ecology is destroyed in part by a series of “Trumpet Judgements”.
*Commentary: Life and light are reduced by 1/3 creating food shortages, water shortages, and sunlight reduction.
*Key Verse (9:3, 9:16): “Then out of the smoke locusts came upon the earth. And to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.” “Now the number of the army of the horsemen was two hundred million; I heard the number of them.”
*Main Point: Two great invasions come to earth, One from hell (demonic) and the other from the East (Chinese).
*Commentary: The army from hell is imprisoned demons jailed for sex crimes against humanity now freed. The Oriental army is 200 million soldiers from the East marching to the Middle East for oil and minerals.
*Key Verse (10:10): “then I took the little book out of the angel’s hand and ate it, and it was as sweet as honey in my mouth. But when I had eaten it, my stomach became bitter.”
*Main Point: God’s Word to the saved is sweet and to the lost is bitter.
Commentary: God’s Word is important to know (read it), to stow (memorize it), to show (live it), and to sow (witness it).
*Key Verse (11:3): “And I will give power to my tow witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.”
*Main Point: The return of Moses and Elijah to Jerusalem to challenge Antichrist.
*Commentary: Moses represents the Law (water into blood) and Elijah represents the Prophets (stop the rain). The Jewish people will be in awe of their witness and Antichrist will be outraged.
*Key Verse (12:17): “And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her off-spring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
Main Point: Satan hates the Jewish race and nations of Israel, and throughout history has tried to destroy both.
Commentary: Antichrist will seek to complete Hitler’s “final solution” for the Jewish race . . . extermination.
*Key Verse (13:1, 13:11): “Then I stood on the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads a blasphemous name.” Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon.”
*Main Point: Unveiling of the Unholy Trinity
*Commentary: Satan is a counterfeit, and he counterfeits the Holy Trinity with Antichrist as the Lord Jesus and the False Prophet as the Holy Spirit, and he as God. Those who worship this Unholy Trinity will be marked “666”.
*Key Verse (14:6): “Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of Heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth - to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people.”
*Main Point: God’s grace one last time extended by an angel preaching the gospel.
*Commentary: This is God’s final call to all to repent or perish . . . turn to Jesus Christ and turn from Antichrist.
*Key Verse (15:7): “Then one of the four living creatures gave to the seven angels seven golden bowls full of the wrath of God who lives forever and ever.
*Main Point: God’s wrath is now poured out . . . Grace has been exhausted.
*Commentary: Even the damn of God’s grace and mercy can be over-run by the floodwaters of man’s scorn and rejection. The day of salvation has come to an end.
*Key Verse (16:1): “Then I heard a loud voice from the temple saying to the seven angels, “Go and pour out the bowls of the wrath of God on the earth.”
*Main Point: The final judgements begin and sinners curse God.
*Commentary: The ecology of earth is utterly destroyed by the “Bowl Judgements”.
*Key Verse (17:1): “Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and talked with me, saying to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters,”
*Main Point: The One World Religious Order collapses.
*Commentary: The Antichrist destroys the false church (harlot) when he no longer needs her.
*Key Verse (18:10): “Standing at a distance for fear of her torment, saying, ‘Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour your judgment has come.’
*Main Point: The One World Economic Order collapses.
*Community: The Antichrist’s wealth is taken and all the rich weep.
*Key Verse (19:15): “Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with is He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads with winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
*Main Point: The One World Political Order collapses.
*Commentary: The Antichrist is defeated and all his followers vanquished at Christ’s return.
*Key Verse (20:11): “Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the Heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them.”
*Main Point: The final judgment of all the unsaved.
*Commentary: “Judge Jesus gives every unsaved man his “day in court”, but no case is dismissed nor no verdict changed . . . all are guilty.
*Key Verse (21:2): “Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of Heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
*Main Point: The unveiling of Heaven.
*Commentary: Jesus and Heaven . . . who could want anything more.
*Key Verse (22:14-15): “Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city.” “But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.”
*Main Point: Hope to the saved and warning the the unsaved.
*Commentary: Salvation is evidenced by a holy life and lostness is evidenced by a wicked life.
In closing, these “notes” are capsulized from a one-day Prophecy Conference I do at local churches upon request. If you are interested, fee free to contact me.