A Study of Revelation
A verse by verse study of the book of Revelation, beginning with the various views of interpretation.
“You never have to advertise a fire. Likewise, when your church is on fire
you will not have to advertise it, the community will already know it.” – Leonard Ravenhill
- An Introduction to the Book of Revelation
In this study we will cover the different views of interpretation, the various views of the Millennium, and when the rapture will take place.
- Revelation 1 – The Revelation of Jesus Christ
John was boiled alive in oil and banished to the Isle of Patmos. It was there he had the vision of Jesus and what would unfold in the last days.
- Revelation 2:1-7 – The Church of Ephesus
Ephesus was typical of the apostolic church age. It began as a church ablaze for Christ but drifted from its first love.
- Revelation 2:12-17 – The Church in Pergamos
Pergamos was one of the most prominent cites in Asia, a wealthy city with many temples devoted to idols. It was a church of compromise.
- Revelation 2:18-29 – The Church in Thyatira
Believers in Thyatira had a hard time not compromising because of pressure from the guilds to worship at various temples and attend guild feasts.
- Revelation 2:8-11 – The Church in Smyrna
Smyrna, a coastal city of great wealth. Located forty miles north of Ephesus. It had a population of 200,000, one-third of whom were Christian.
- Revelation 3:1-6 – The Church in Sardis
Saris foreshadowed the Protestant Reformation. Christendom was dead though it had a name it lived. It began with the publication of the Ninety-five Theses by Martin Luther in 1517.
- Revelation 3:14-22 – The Church of the Laodiceans
The Laodicean church represents the last days church rebuked for its lukewarmness.
- Revelation 3:7-13 – The Church in Philadelphia
Historically, this church marks periods of revival, especially during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
- Revelation 4:1-11 – A Door Opened in Heaven
A door is opened in heaven and John is caught up into heaven. The first thing he sees is the throne and the Almighty Who sat upon it. The awe that must have struck him.
- Revelation 5:1-14 – A Scroll With Seven Seals
John sees a scroll with seven seals in the right hand of the majesty on high. There seems to be no one worthy to open the seals and read the things written therein.
- Revelation 6:1-17 – The Seal Judgments
In Revelation six the we see the opening of the seals and God’s judgment being poured out upon the world. The horsemen of the apocalypse are unleashed in succession upon the earth.