EPISTLES OF THE NEW TESTAMENT
Reassurance:† God's Plan and Promises
SEVENTH TRUMPET OF NEW TESTAMENT
JUDAISM GIVES BIRTH TO CHRISTIANITY
12:1-2† This woman clothed with the sun, the moon under her feet, and with a crown of 12 stars:
††††††††††† Ezekiel 16:1-42 tells of God's love affair with the Israelites/Jews, starting in their infancy until he made them his bride.† In 16:8 he said, "I covered your nakedness...and you became ___________________________.† In 16:10 he said, "I _____________________________ you with embroidered dress...in fine ______________________________.†
††††††††††† In Hosea 2:19, God said to Israel, "I will ____________________________ you to me forever...in _________________________________, ____________________________, ________________________________, ________________________________________.
††††††††††† In Isaiah 54:5-6, God said, "For your _________________________________ is your _______________________________ ....The Lord will call you back as if you were a _________________________.
††††††††††† Thinking in terms of the Jewish age (12 tribes of Israel) and the Christian age (12 apostles), it seems here that which age is giving birth to which age?† _______________________________________________________________________________
12:3†††† This occurred at the time of the beast with ten horns exactly when Daniel had predicted it would happen years earlier.† A son was born to rule all nations - the Son of God.† Daniel 7:23 says this is the fourth kingdom from the time of Babylon that will rule (devour) the world.†
12:5-6† These two verses occurred simultaneously.† Jesus' ministry lasted 1260 days, 3-1/2 years.† During that time, Jesus preached in relative peace from the Romans.† Then came the crucifixion, but rather than destroy him, he was "snatched up to his ___________________ (12:5)."†† The Jews, too, had relative peace from the Romans during how many days?† ______________________________
12:7†††† Verse 12:3 identifies the red dragon with ten horns being the Romans.† But during that same time there was ________________________ in heaven.† Michael fought the dragon, which now is identified as who?† _________________
12:9†††† What happened on earth at the end of that 3-1/2 years regarding Satan, the prince of this world (see John 12:31-32)? _____________________ ______________________________________________________________________________
12:10-11 Satan is called the ________________________ of the brethren, but he was overcome by the ______________________ of the lamb who became our forgiver.
12:14†† Again it is repeated that the woman, the mother of Christianity, was protected for a time (a year), times (2 years) and half a time (1/2 year) = 3-1/2 years.
12:17†† This woman later had other offspring - those who _____________________ God's _________________________________ ~ Christians.
DURING THE TIME OF ROME AS PREDICTED
13:1,4† The beast of the sea is identical to the dragon, though made by the dragon.† The dragon with ten horns (12:3) is the same as the dragon identified as Satan (12:9); therefore the beast of the sea with ten horns is identical.† This would lead us to understand that those worshipping Roman Caesars as god at that time were actually worshiping who?† __________________
13:8-10 Inhabitants of the earth will worship the ____________________ (Rome) but do not have their names in the book of ____________ ______________________________________.† But the saints (end of verse 10) are to be willing to go into _____________________ (prison) or be ___________________________ to keep their names in that book.
DURING THE TIME OF PAGANISM'S HEIGHT
13:11,14 Yet another beast that seemed peaceful like a _________________________ but spoke like a ___________________________ ordered people to ________________________________ the beast, and even set up an _________________________ in is honor.† This indicates that the pagan priests endorsed worship of Caesar as god.
13:18†† Look at the chart on symbolism of numbers.† What does 6 mean?† ______________________________________† How does Romans 3:23 define sin?† _________________________________________________________________________________† Therefore we have 6 mentioned three times.† Three means what?† _______________________.† Therefore, we have sin passing itself off as God.
GOOD JEWS OF O.T. ASSURED OF SALVATION
14:1†††† Jesus wants to include all good Jews in his plan.† If they're among those who have been _________________________________ from the earth (v. 4), they will be one of the 144,000 safe on Mount Zion.† Again, according to the chart on numbers, what does the 144,000 mean (12 x 12 x 1000)?† __________________________________________________________________________________________
14:7-8† When the hour of judgment comes, who will fall?† _________________________________________________† They've been discussing the Roman Empire, but when it falls, paganism will fall and paganism is represented.†† Babylon did fall after the Jews were freed to return to their Promised Land (a form of heaven).† This is a quote from Isaiah 21:9:† "Look, here comes a man in a chariot...and he gives back the answer:† __________________________________________________________!"† Indeed, Daniel 5:2, 30-21 says the king of Babylon was slain and Darius the _____________________ took over the kingdom.† Media was later called Persia.
14:12†† Another reminder.† Stick with it.† Your tormentors will be tormented some day.† So, the saints must have patient ____________________________.
14:15†† Jesus said at the beginning of his ministry in John 4:35-36, "Look at the fields!† They are ripe for harvest.† Even now the _____________________ ...harvests the crop for eternal life."
14:19-20 Those thrown into the winepress of God's wrath for tormenting his children on earth shed blood 1600 stadia.† The form of measurement itself doesn't matter.† The key is the number.† According to the chart explaining numbers, what would 1600 mean (think 4 x 4 x 100)? ______________ _______________________________________________________________________________
JESUSí TRIUMPHAL ENTRY INTO JERUSALEM
15:3†††† When Jesus entered Jerusalem and the people tried to make him king, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to ___________________________ God in loud voices" (Luke 19:37).† The saved sang the song of what two "men"?† ___________________________________________________† They represented the saved of which two eras?† _____________________________________________________________
15:5†††† Hebrews 9:11-12 says that on the cross Jesus entered the more perfect _________________________________________" by his own ________________________________.
Since the temple is in heaven, should we try to rebuild the temple on earth?† ______________† In your opinion, why?† ______________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________