and Hearing His Voice
Revelation is one of those books in the New Testament which many people avoid.
It is filled with many scary images and horrible events as it describes what takes place just before Jesus’ Second Coming and the end of Sin.
But, it doesn’t need to bring fear to our hearts. It also tells us the end of the story. It assures us that life as we know it, full of pain, suffering, illness and death will end.
There will be an eternity where everything will function according to God’s original plan.
There will be some tough times between now and then. But, the tough times are easier to take, when you know the end of the story.
But, there is one more crucial element. We find Jesus all throughout the book of Revelation.
God doesn’t just give us a set of directions to figure out – He gives us Someone to follow. Someone who has lived and suffered on this earth, experiencing everything Satan has in his arsenal of wickedness and torture.
He navigated it all successfully and offers to lead us through it as well. And as we listen to His voice in Revelation guiding us, we will find the way through to the eternity He has planned for us.
We have spent some time looking at the beginning of Revelation (Chapters 1-3) and we looked at the end of the story (Chapters 21-22). There are links to all these down below – both in written form (PDF) and to watch on our YouTube Channel.
We are now looking at the middle, the part that is most confusing and scary. But, we will see that Jesus is in the middle of all of it, guiding His people through to the perfect ending – a beginning really, the beginning of a perfect eternity described so well in Revelation 21:
“Look, God’s home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them. He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.” (Revelation 21:3-4, NLT)
The next few lessons are outlined below.
July 24, 2021 – The Seals: In Revelation 6 – 8 we see the Lamb open each of the seven seals some with horrible consequences. What is happening here? To download the assignment for this week, click here.
August 7, 2021 – The Souls: In Revelation 6:9-11, when the fifth seal is broken we see some souls under the altar crying out to God for justice – and we hear God’s response. What can we learn from this?
August 28, 2021 – The 144,000: When the sixth seal is broken we find a description of the 144,000 along with a great multitude, to large to count (Revelation 7). Who are represented here and how did they get here?
September 4 – The Trumpets: When the seventh seal is broken, after a short period of silence in Heaven, after incense was thrown down to the earth – seven angels were each given a trumpet (Revelation 8 – 11). What do the Trumpets represent?
Each week after the lesson has been presented, below on this page, there will be a PDF copy available to download along with a link to watch it on our YouTube Channel.
You can watch our service each Saturday morning beginning around 11:10 am with a Mission Spotlight and Children’s Corner. Then, after a few announcements and some music, we move into our message (generally around 11:30 – 11:40 am). You will usually have the chance to text in comments or questions each week.
Summary Outline: To download a PDF version of a summary outline of Revelation 1 – 3, click here.
Revelation of Jesus Christ, Commentary on the Book of Revelation, 2nd Edition, Ranko Stefanovic, Andrews University Press, © 2009. To purchase a paper copy go to Amazon.com. For an iBook, click here. For a Kindle version, click here.
Revelation, the Fifth Gospel, Elizabeth Talbot, Pacific Press Publishing Association, © 2014. To purchase a paper copy go to the ABC or to Amazon.com. For an iBook, click here. For a Kindle version, click here. Or, for a Nook Book, click here.
What We Believe: Prophecies of Revelation for Teens, Seth Pierce, Pacific Press Publishing Association, © 2013. To purchase a paper copy go to the ABC or to Amazon.com. For an iBook, click here. For a Kindle version, click here. Or, for a Nook Book, click here.