The book of Revelation part two - ends up with revealing who wins the fight between God and Satan and the final outcome for the earth and its people. Along the way, we meet a number of situations John the Apostle writes about, including: a Red Dragon and some beasts, seven bowls of wrath, a white horse with a very special rider and a Holy City.

The Ark of God

Revelation 11:19. The Ark of God here on earth is where God's Divine presence is made known to man and is a copy of the one in heaven. There are a number of places on the earth where God has a Temple or a tabernacle where He meets with His people Israel. Can you think of any? Starting in Exodus, Kings and other books of the Bible. The opening of the heavenly Ark of God implies that God is about to do something and also talk with His chosen and redeemed people.   Read more »

Satan the Red Dragon and the Woman

Revelation 12:1-18. The next 28 out of 40 pictures are about Satan or God as they and their teams are fighting each other. All people are either in God's team or Satan's team. The Red Dragon is one of the names of Satan. The Red Dragon gives life to the first of three beasts.
Background Reading: 12:1 A spectacular sign appeared in the sky: a woman dressed with the sun, who had the moon under her feet and a victor’s crown of twelve stars on her head. 2 She was pregnant and was crying out from her labor pains, the agony of giving birth.   Read more »

1260 Days

Revelation 12:6 and 12:13-14. The woman symbolizes the nation of Israel (shown by the crown of 12 stars upon her head symbolizing the 12 tribes of Israel). The man-child born from Israel symbolizes The Messiah or The Christ. Or maybe the man-child symbolizes the 144, 000 Jews that are given a special mission by God. The time span of 1260 days is also known as 42 months or three and a half years. A Time is often used in scripture to denote the full circle of 360 degrees/year spans – thus a Time, Times and Half a Time = 1260.   Read more »

The Beast out of the Sea

Revelation 13:1-10. The First of Three Beasts: This Beast is going to control mankind other than those who have their names written in God's Book of Life. The beast gets his power from Satan. Satan copies what God has done. The sea is often used in Bible imagery to symbolize the great mass of mankind. Even if this beast has a lot of authority, his authority will be limited to what God gives him. Some commentators say this Beast is a man, other commentators say this Beast is a system. To see which one is right we have to wait. This beast may be the Antichrist.   Read more »

The Beast out of the Earth

Revelation 13:11-13. The Second of Three Beasts: The Beast out of the Sea and the Beast out of the Earth are controlled by Satan. See Daniel 7 describing Daniel's vision of the evil beast kingdoms arising out of the earth, in particular, the fourth beast which would devour the whole earth. Some commentators say this beast may have a man or woman at its head. The Greek word therion translated beast literally means wild animal. Notice in Daniel and Revelation the descriptions of the Beast are wild animal descriptions.   Read more »

The Image or statue of the Beast of the Sea

Revelation 13:14-15. The Third of Three Beasts: Image or statue of the Beast out of the Sea (first beast) The image speaks and deceives people because it is alive or appears to have life. The sea is often used to symbolize the mass of mankind. The Image of the Beast of the Sea is set up and given life by the Beast of the Earth (second Beast). The image or copy of the first beast is created by the second beast. It issues decrees and none may buy or sell unless they think and do as it does. So what is this image going to look like? Well, it must be able to talk. Is it solid, or a hologram?   Read more »

The Mark of the Beast is 666

Revelation 13:14-18. Both Hebrew and Greek do not have a separate numbering system, so letters of their respective alphabets have numerical values. John was a Hebrew writing to Hebrews and hiding the information from the Roman overlords. Some of the very early Greek manuscripts have the number as 616. Regardless of which number is chosen Satan and God are at war with each other and Satan is going down fighting and will take as many people of this world as he can. Satan and his team are going to make it as hard as possible for God to win but God does Win.   Read more »

The Lamb and the 144,000 Jewish men

Revelation 14:1-5. 144,000 Israelites or 144,000 Jewish men from all the tribes of Israel who have been redeemed from the earth: see Revelation 7:1-8 and Revelation 14:1-5. It appears these men were in heaven with Jesus, as the Lamb is one of His titles, and are now with Jesus on the earth standing on Mount Zion, a name for Jerusalem. They may be used to bring the Word of the Lord from Zion to the other nations. These 144,000 are Jewish men who meet God's requirements. These 144,000 Jewish men or emissaries who have not known a woman.   Read more »

The First Angel of three Angels with the eternal gospel to proclaim

Revelation 14:6-7. This First angel or (Messenger of God) has the eternal gospel to proclaim all to nations and peoples. This angel does not have a cup of God's wrath or horror. This angel seen by John in a vision in the heavens is sent to preach to the earth. A literal angel in the heavens and close enough to be seen on the earth. This angel tells us to worship God because the hour or time of the judgments and wraths has arrived.
Background Reading: 14:6 Then I saw another angel flying overhead with the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on earth—   Read more »

First Cup – The Second Angel

Revelation 14:8. The Second Angel - 1st Cup The Second Angel delivered the first cup of God's horror. The Second Angel preaches the fall of Babylon described in Revelation 16:17-21 and Revelation 18:1-24. Babylon means: the gate of bel (a heathen god) and confusion. The original city was founded by Nimrod. It is used in Revelation as the symbol of a great and wicked religious and political system: see Revelation 17, to be destroyed under the seventh vial. Also read Revelation 16:17-21; 18:1-24.   Read more »

The Third Angel with the Second Cup of God’s wrath

Revelation 14:9-13. The Third Angel delivered the Second Cup of God's wrath. This Third Angel will fly around warning men not to take the mark of the beast or worship him as doing so will bring eternal doom in hell on them. The Third Angel preaches doom of the worshipers of the Beast. (Isaiah 66:22-24; Matthew 25:41 and 25:46; Revelation 19:20-20:10-15 and Revelation 21:8). The saints alive at this time will live or die in torrid times. Taking the mark of the beast is in the short term the easy way out but in the long term the wrong move.   Read more »

300 km – The harvest of the earth

Revelation 14:14-20. John writes about the 300km trail of blood from God's wine press rising as high as a horses' bridle for a distance of 1,600 stadia. A stadion is a Greek measurement and is about 192 meters long. So this makes 1,600 stadia about 300km (180 miles) long and a horse's bridle is about 1.5m (4 ft 6 in) high. The harvest: Armageddon or the vintage of Armageddon. The white cloud is literally the Shekinah cloud that is the presence of God. It appears that there will be two different harvests:   Read more »

Seven Angels with the Seven Plagues

Revelation 15:1-16:1. The start of the seven bowls of God's anger with the seven plagues by the seven angels. The seven angels with the seven plagues. Each of the seven angels has a golden sash and one of the plagues in a bowl or vial of wrath. The plagues are completed before the second coming of Jesus. Song of Moses Deuteronomy 31:30-32:47.
Background Reading: 15:1 I saw another sign in heaven. It was both spectacular and amazing. There were seven angels with   Read more »

The First Bowl of Wrath – image 666

Revelation 16:2. The first bowl of God's anger is sores on the bodies of people who worshiped the beast. The first of Seven Bowls of God's Wrath. First bowl or vial: sores on mankind. Remember what happened in Egypt with the ten plagues: Exodus 9:8-12. God starts to make his moves on those who took the mark of the Beast and worshiped his image. Background Reading: 16:2 So the first angel went and poured his bowl on the earth. A horrible, painful sore appeared on the people   Read more »

The Second Bowl of Wrath – Sea turned to Blood

Revelation 16:3. Sea turned to blood. Why this happens we do not know. Possibly it is red algae because of pollution that makes the sea red and poisonous or the sea becomes over salty. All we know is this wrath or horror is from God because it is the judgment on mankind who have rejected Him. The believers will be kept safe and will not be harmed. Could this not happen as the 2nd Trumpet? Revelation 8:8-9.
Background Reading: 16:3 The second angel poured his bowl into the seaa. It became like the blood of a dead body, and every living thing   Read more »

The Third Bowl of Wrath – Rivers of Blood

Revelation 16:4-7. Third bowl of God's anger delivered by the Third Angel. This angel's bowl of God's anger turns rivers and springs of water into blood, therefore not fit to drink. This angel says that God judges justly and the altar responds with, "Yes, Lord God Almighty, true and just are your judgments." Could this not happen as in Egypt? Exodus 7:19:24 the plague of blood.
Background Reading: 16:4 The third angel poured his bowl into the rivers and the springs of water, and they turned into blood.   Read more »

The fourth Bowl of Wrath – on people

Revelation 16:8. Our Sun is a star. Stars flare up and produce a lot of heat at half their life expectancy. Then they cool down very fast as they start to die. The Sun is near half life expectancy. As in the past bowls of God's anger, people who did not belong to God did not turn to Him.
Background Reading: 16:8 The fourth angel poured his bowl on the sun, which then was allowed to burn people with fire, 9 and they were burned by the fierce heat. They cursed the name of God, who has the authority over these plagues. They did not repent and give him glory.  Read more »

The fifth Bowl of Wrath – Sores and Pain

Revelation 16:10-11. Fifth angel's bowl had darkness for the kingdom of the beast and painful sores for mankind. See ninth Egyptian Plague. Exodus 10:21-22. Darkness upon the Antichrist's kingdom. Fifth Plague: so painful were the sores on their bodies that they ate their tongues in agony (pain), but still they cursed God and refused to repent ( turn to God and ask forgiveness).
Background Reading: 16:10 The fifth angel poured his bowl on the throne of the beast. Its kingdom was plunged into darkness.   Read more »

The sixth Bowl of Wrath – war

Revelation 16:12-16. The sixth Bowl: The River Euphrates dries up to let an army attack Israel from the East. The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings from the East. There are many ways to dry up water, like putting a river into many channels, or irrigation, or stopping it raining or snowing in the headwaters, etc. Or is God going to do something like He did with the Red Sea, see Exodus 14:13-31? Background Reading: God said He is coming but do not expect Him when you think He will come.   Read more »

The Seventh Bowl of Wrath – Hailstones

Revelation 16:17-21. The Seventh Bowl of God's anger. Hailstones fall weighing about 50 kg or 114 lbs each. Think of the damage hailstones this size could do. And a great earthquake strikes, splitting Jerusalem into three parts. And collapsing many of the cities of the world. Mankind was still cursing God. They were choosing not to turn to Him and be saved.
Background Reading: 16:17 The seventh angel threw the contents of his bowl across the sky. A loud voice came from the throne   Read more »

The Golden Cup of Filth – The Woman on the Beast

Revelation 17:1-18. The golden cup held by the woman contained the blood of the saints, the blood of those who bore testimony to Jesus. Babylon fell after making nations follow her, drawing them away from God. There is going to be another war and God's enemies are again going to be defeated. The writing style and imagery John was using were intended to hide the real meaning from the Roman overlords, yet convey the real meaning to his Jewish readers.   Read more »

The Angel spoke

Revelation 18:1. The angel announces the fall of Babylon. This angel who is going to come down from Heaven will have great authority and people on the earth. We will see this Angel at his appearance illuminate the earth. This is a literal angel 18:1. God uses angels to talk to people. How many times can you think of where God has used an angel to speak to a person both in the New and Old Testaments?
Background Reading: 18:1 After these things, I saw another angel coming down from heaven. He had great authority, and the earth was   Read more »

The Fall of Babylon

Revelation 18:2-24. The old system of man is replaced by God's system. The fall of the system of man happens very quickly and also at the same time the fall of Satan. God has two very different messages, one of concern and love for the saints and one of horror or woe for the non-saints. Babylon is heading for total destruction.
Background Reading: 18:2The Angel cried out in a powerful voice, “Fallen! Babylon the Great has fallen!   Read more »

Shipping or Trading stopped

Revelation 18:17-19. Trading stopped and standoff because of the collapse of the trading systems of man. Trade makes nations rich. Man's systems under Satan's control are starting to unravel and God is starting to take control again. Notice that Man's system unravels in a very short time. Again the question is asked: Which camp or army are you in, God's or Satan's.
Background Reading: 18:17 Every ship’s captain, everyone who traveled by ship, sailors, and everyone who made a living from the   Read more »

Angel announces the coming of Jesus

Revelation 19:1-10. The angel who announces the King of Kings Hallelujah! God's messenger announcing the return of Jesus in power. Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb. And horror to those who will not be invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb. Again the question is asked which camp or army are you in God's or Satan's.
Background Reading: 19:1 After these things, I heard what sounded like the loud voice of a large crowd in heaven, saying,   Read more »

The Rider on the White Horse

Revelation 19:11-21. Jesus is pictured as the rider on the white horse. A white horse is a king's horse. Jesus comes back a second time as He said He would. A victorious king rode a white horse in the victory or triumphal parade. Jesus rode a donkey, a peaceful symbol, before His death on a cross, but here He rides a horse which is a symbol for war and power. Satan has one more go to defeat God but loses out again and He is thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur.   Read more »

Jesus holds the Keys

Revelation 20:1. These keys are under the control or authority of Jesus. Like the keys in Revelation 1:18. Keys are used as a symbol of power, authority and ownership. A chain is a symbol of prisoners or slaves and that is what is going to happen to Satan. He is going to be placed in a prison and then later set free for a short time again. Satan is in prison for a thousand years before Satan is set free for a time. Then he is put into the lake of burning sulfur forever and ever.  Read more »

The Satanic-Red Dragon

Revelation 20:2-3. God puts Satan in prison for a thousand years, to keep him from deceiving the nations anymore until the thousand years were ended. After that, he must be set free for a short time. Satan must be set free so he can test the nations one more time. He deceives them and they gather for a battle. Satan again tries to beat God and again fails. The war between God and Satan which we were introduced to in Genesis 2:14-15 is finally nearly coming to an end. Guess who wins - we do - that is God's people.   Read more »

1000 years of Satan’s doom

Revelation 20:2-10. 1000 years of peace. Satan or the Red Dragon is under God's control for 1,000 years. Then he will be let loose for a while to test the nations one last time, after which he will never be seen by God's people again. The period during which Satan is confined and God reigns upon the earth is described in many parts of the Bible, especially Isaiah (e.g. 2:1-5), as being a blessed time of great peace and the rebuilding of the earth after the devastations of Armageddon. After this time of a 1000 years, the saints came alive again and reigned with God and Jesus.   Read more »

Book or Scroll of Life

The dead are judged - Revelation 20:11-14. From the Great White Throne, God judges everybody who was dead by opening the Scroll of Life. If your name is in the Scroll of Life you will stay with God. If your name is not in the Scroll of Life you will be sent to the Lake of Fire which is the second death. Sin is vanquished forever. In modern terms, a scroll is a book.
Background Reading: 20:11 Then I saw a large, white throne and the one who was sitting on it. The earth and the heavens fled   Read more »

WE WIN! I looked at the end of the book and WE WIN

Revelation 20:15. WE WIN! I looked at the end of the book and WE WIN. Yes, we win. Because God wins. Also spelled out is what happens to those who do not believe in Jesus and follow his teachings. So the war between Satan and God has an end and if we are on God's side we are on the winning side.
Background Reading: 15 Anyone whose name was not found written in the Book of Life was thrown into the lake of fire.   Read more »

The Holy City – the New Jerusalem

Revelation 21:1-21. John is given a vision of the New Jerusalem. This is the New Jerusalem where God's people will live. This city is our Heavenly home. God says, "He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be My son." Now God will dwell with His people and there will be no more death or mourning.
Background Reading: 21:1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, because the first heaven and the first earth had disappeared,   Read more »

2200km, Size of the new city

Revelation 21:1-21. The size of the New Jerusalem is 12,000 stadia cubed, that is about 2200km cubed, or 1,400 miles cubed This is the size of the city that John saw come down from heaven - about all of the Mediterranean Sea long, or approximately the distance between Gibraltar and Israel. All the measurements used and the descriptions of this city denote perfection and glory. The old order has passed away and the new order controlled by God has replaced it.   Read more »

God is light for the city

Revelation 21:22-25. God and Jesus become the light of the world. There is no need for the sun or the moon. Light is pure energy. Notice John says he saw no Temple in the city of Jerusalem, which means no Ark of the Covenant and no Mercy Seat. The new Jerusalem seems to be totally different to the present Jerusalem and our present world.
Background Reading: 21:22 I saw no temple in it, because the Lord God Almighty and the lamb are its temple.   Read more »

The River of the Water of Life Tree of Life

Revelation 22:1-5. The river of the water of life flows from the throne of God. On each side of the river stands the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be any curse. The people who live in the city of God will see His face, and His name will be on their foreheads. The angel who is showing John these things says under whose authority he is speaking these words. Read the last sentence in the Background Reading at the bottom of the page to find under whose instruction   Read more »

Jesus Reigns

Revelation 22:5. Jesus comes back to take His rightful place as king. Jesus reigns forever and so do His servants. Jesus is in control again. Will Jesus wear the robes of a king as well as being the light of the world? Light is pure energy. The war between God and Satan has been won by God and lost by Satan. We were introduced to this war in Genesis 3:14-15.
Background Reading: 22:5 There will be no more night, and they will not need any light from lamps or the sun because the Lord God   Read more »

Jesus is the lamp and God is the light

Revelation 22:5. The lamp represents the light of God and his son Jesus. JESUS IS THE LAMP AND GOD IS THE LIGHT. The lamp of God. The lamp represents the light of Jesus. The light bulb represents the light of God.
Background Reading: 22:5 There will be no more night, and they will not need any light from lamps or the sun because the Lord God will shine on them. They will rule forever and ever.   Read more »

The Bride of Christ

Revelation 21:1-9 and Revelation 22:17. The bride of the Son of God or the Messiah is the new city that comes down from heaven and all that live in her make up the bride. This heavenly city is sometimes called the New Jerusalem. Revelation 21:6-8 speaks about those who will be in this new City and those who will not make it. The bride is made up of all the people who have taken the free gift of the water of life.
Background Reading: 21:1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, because the first heaven and the first earth had disappeared,   Read more »

The Angel Gabriel announced Jesus’ Birth

Revelation 22:6-21. An angel announced Jesus' Birth and Resurrection and here the angel announces His Return to reign in power forever and ever. Even Jesus says He is coming suddenly, whatever that may mean. We live in a time domain whereas the Godhead lives in a state that does not have a time component. God has told us what has to happen to bring to a close this time-dependent world and its inherent problems. Revelation 22:18-9 is the famous verse that says: I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book:   Read more »

The Cross – Jesus is returning soon

Revelation 22:6-21. Jesus died on the cross so He could make the way for us to become children of God. Jesus warns us He is coming back soon. He is the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star. The main purpose of Jesus' life was to die on the cross, and then to be raised to life from the dead. This resurrection enables us to access God, His Father. In Genesis 3:14-15 God told Satan he was going to lose and God's son Jesus was going to win the war between Satan and God over mankind. Jesus said, "I am the way and the truth and the life."   Read more »

Jesus Is returning soon

Revelation 22:6-21. Jesus the Son of God, also known as the lamb of God, the light of the world, came into this world as a baby, to grow up into a man, then to die on the cross for us. The book of Revelation was written by John to tell Jesus' followers what was to happen and encourage them. Jesus the man was born in Bethlehem which is just south of Jerusalem. He spent most of his life in a town called Nazareth in the north part of Israel near the Sea of Galilee. Like all Jewish men, Jesus learned a trade, in His case carpentry from his step-father Joseph.   Read more »

Questions and Answers 44 to 63

44. The opening of the heavenly Ark of God implies that? 45. What does Satan the Red Dragon do? 46. 1260 Days - What does the woman do? 47. The Beast out of the Sea - Who will worship this Beast? 48. The Beast out of the Earth. What are some spectacular signs? 49. The Image or statue of the Beast of the Sea. What can it do? 50. The Mark of the Beast is 666 - Who wins against the Mark? 51. The Lamb and the 144,000 Jewish men. One thing not found in them? 52. The First Angel or Messenger of three Angels with the eternal gospel to proclaim. What does this angel ask us to do?   Read more »

Questions and Answers 64-84

64. The Golden Cup of Filth - The Woman on the Beast. What was in the woman's cup? 65. The Angel spoke and announced what? 66. The Fall of Babylon. God has how many messages on this page? 67. Shipping or Trading stopped. Then what happens? 68. An angel announces the coming of Jesus as? 69. Who is the Rider on this White Horse? 70. Jesus holds the Keys. What do keys represent? 71. The Satanic - Red Dragon. Why is the Red Dragon put in prison for a thousand years? 72. 1000 years of Satan's doom. Where does he live?   Read more »

Resources – Revelation Part One and Two

BOOKS:- 1. Young's Analytical Concordance by Robert Young. 2. Clarke's Commentary by Adam Clark. 3. Chronological Aspects of the Life of Christ - Harold W. Hoehner - Zondervan 1977 Bibliotheca Sacra Volume 130 and 131, Doctoral Dissertation 1964 Revived 1972 Dallas Theological Seminary. He has written other books. 4. A Harmony of the Gospels and Analytical outline of the Harmony of the Gospels by A T Robertson 1922 renewed 1950 Harper & Row Publishers. 5. Synopsis of the Four Gospels by Kurt Aland - United Bible Societies ISBN3-43805405-1 6th Ed 1983. 6. Synopsis of the   Read more »

Background Information – Revelation Part Two

Summary of Revelation Date and place: Written on the Island of Patmos about AD96, (Revelation 1:9) Author: The apostle John (1:1; summary of St. John) Theme: The revelation (unveiling) of (from) Jesus Christ, which God gave to Him to show unto His servants things (events) which must shortly come to pass (1:1). These "things" were to take place from John's day to and including the eternal events of the new heaven and new earth. The events are consecutive in order with parenthetical passages inserted between the main events, which explain certain things that are to happen   Read more »

Revelation part two - is the eighth and last of 8 sections or modules of the New Testament. The second part of the book of Revelation. It ends up with revealing who wins the fight between God and Satan and the final outcome for the earth and its people.
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