EPISTLES OF THE NEW TESTAMENT
Reassurance:† God's Plan and Promises
SEVEN BOWLS OF PUNISHMENT
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? ______________________________________________________________________________________________________
16:2†††† SEAL 7, TRUMPET 7, PLAGUE/BOWL 1:† The crucifixion.† Jesus took our punishment for our sins.† This is what we missed happening to us because of our sins.
††††††††††† The sores on our flesh were put on Jesus' when he endured what two things (Mark 15:15 and 24)?† ___________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________
16:3-4† SEAL 7, TRUMPET 7, PLAGUES/BOWLS 2-3:† What was shed by Jesus on the cross?† ___________________________
16:8, 10 SEAL 7, TRUMPET 7, PLAGUES/BOWLS 4-5:† What was in the sky the first three hours of Jesus' crucifixion, then the second three hours (Mark 15:25, 33)? _______________________________________________________________________
16:12-14 SEAL 7, TRUMPET 7, PLAGUE/BOWL 6:† Jesus faced three evil spirits (3 = divinity; evil divinities) who perform what?† ___________________________________.† On the cross, Jesus was challenged to float down from the cross by those who passed by, the religious leaders, and even the other thieves (Mark 15:29-32).† If he had, this would have been a †m_____________________________________, but instigated by Satan and not God.
16:16†† Ar-Mageddon is a Greek variation of the Hebrews Megiddo.† Here David defeated Hadad, a king of Edom.† Here, later, the godly king of Judah - Josiah - was killed by an Egyptian king getting reading to assist the Assyrian king (2 Kings 23:29-30), and where later the Pharaoh was defeated by the king of Babylon (Jeremiah 46:2).† Hence, the gathering place of the kings.†
††††††††††† Zechariah predicted regarding the crucifixion:† "They will look on me, the one they have ____________________________, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an only child...firstborn son....like the weeping...in the plain of Megiddo" (Zechariah 12:10-11).
16:17†† SEAL 7, TRUMPET 7, PLAGUE/BOWL 7:† What did Jesus say just before he died (John 19:30)? _____________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________
16:18†† What happened when Jesus died (Matthew 27:50-51)?† ________________________________________________________
AS A RESULT, PAGANISM RIDING ON THE BACKS OF WORLDLY KINGDOMS WAS DESTROYED
17:1†††† Spiritual prostitutes were people who did what (See Hosea 4:12)? _______________________________________________
17:3,5† Remember the beast with ten horns, sometimes called Satan and sometimes called Rome?† Now it is identified with what kingdom? ______________ ______________________________________________
17:4†††† Since the woman riding the beast is a prostitute in the religious sense and the beast represents kingdoms that are against God, we see paganism riding on the back of earthly kingdoms.† (The rest of this verse is interpreted in Daniel.)
17:18†† The woman is the great "city" that rules over the kings - Babylon (see 16:19) - paganism.
THE OVERCOMING CHURCH IS ALMOST HERE!
18:1-24 God's kingdom will overcome all kingdoms of the world, God's wealth will overcome all wealth in the world, and God's religion will overcome all paganism
††††††††††† of the world, even after being given time to repent during the six trumpets (Revelation 9:13 and 20).
18:24†† They are the ones who spilled the blood of prophets and saints.† Who are saints (see Philippians 1:1, for example)?† _______________________ ______________________________________________† So, tortured Christians, be patient.† Your torturers will experience a boomerang of what they do to you onto themselves.
THE CHURCH CAN NOW BEGIN!
19:7†††† Who is the bride of Christ (Ephesians 5:28f, 32)?† ________________________________________
19:8†††† The bride is dressed in fine linen which stands for the __________________________ acts of the saints (Christians).†
19:10†† Are we to bow down before angels?† _________† Why?† ______________________________________________________
19:11-13 What is the rider of the white horse called?† ________________________________________________________________† And what is his name?† _____________________________________.† Relate this with John 1:1, 14, 16)† ______________ ______________________________________
19:15†† What is the sword that comes out of his mouth (Hebrews 4:12)?† _______________________________________________
19:16†† Jesus' title, "King of Kings and Lord of Lords" was written on his thigh.† Abraham, in Genesis 24:2-3 made his servant to put his hand under his thigh and ___________________ by the Lord.† Jacob/Israel, in Genesis 47:29, made his son Joseph put his hand under his thigh and ____________________________ he would show kindness.† Therefore, Jesus' title on his thigh is his ________________________________ to us.