Book of Revelation

Tony Garland

Journey verse-by-verse through the last book of the Bible as we study what God has revealed concerning the culmination of history and the glorification of Jesus Christ. We discuss the various interpretive views of this prophetic book and what motivates and characterizes each. Special attention is given to correlating passages in the book with the rest of the Bible, especially the Old Testament. Find out how history, as we know it, will culminate in the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, the motivation and focus of prophecy: ...for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. (Rev. 19:10).
Taught in Fall, 2003. [70 hours, 56 minutes]
A free commentary on the Book of Revelation available for use with this study.

00 Resources Study Resources
We discuss study resources available to students. [14 minutes]

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01 Introduction Introduction to Revelation - Part 1
The introduction sets the stage for the verse-by-verse study to follow. A wide variety of preliminary subjects are discussed. In the first session of the introduction we discuss the goals of the course, attacks upon the book, and how to approach the study of the book. [1 hour 25 minutes]
02 Introduction Introduction to Revelation - Part 2
We discuss the audience, purpose, and theme of the book. [1 hour 1 minute]
03 Introduction Introduction to Revelation - Part 3
We discuss the anti-supernatural bias of some interpreters, the style of writing, and the genre of the book. [53 minutes]
04 Introduction Introduction to Revelation - Part 4
We discuss the authorship of the book. [58 minutes]
05 Introduction Introduction to Revelation - Part 5
We discuss the canonization and literary structure of the book. [57 minutes]
06 Introduction Introduction to Revelation - Part 6
We discuss the date the book was written. [59 minutes]
07 Introduction Introduction to Revelation - Part 7
We discuss the interpretation of symbols found within the book. [1 hour 11 minutes]
08 Introduction Introduction to Revelation - Part 8
We discuss the various systems of interpretation which are applied in interpreting the book. [1 hour 11 minutes]
09 Introduction Introduction to Revelation - Part 9
We discuss related passages and themes from elsewhere in the Bible. [1 hour 5 minutes]
10 Revelation 1 1-2 Revelation 1:1-2 - Things which Must Take Place
Jesus is the source of revelation signified by an angel to the Apostle John concerning things which must "shortly take place." A discussion of the doctrine of imminency is included. [1 hour 11 minutes]
11 Revelation 1 3-4 Revelation 1:3-4 - Blessed are those Who Keep this Prophecy
Those who read, hear, and keep the words of this prophecy are blessed, for "the time is near." An introduction to the Seven Churches of Asia is included. [1 hour 15 minutes]
12 Revelation 1 5-11 Revelation 1:5-11 - Jesus is Coming Again
This passage reveals Jesus' preeminence as global ruler, the salvation offered through His blood atonement, and His visible second coming."And all tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him." [1 hour 9 minutes]
13 Revelation 1 12-20 Revelation 1:12-20 - When did God Die?
This passage contains one of the strongest statements concerning the deity of Jesus Christ found in all of Scripture. Jesus, the God-man, is victor over death and keeper of the churches. [1 hour 19 minutes]
14 Revelation 2 1-11 Revelation 2:1-11 - Churches at Ephesus and Smyrna
A study of Jesus' letters to the churches at Ephesus and Smyrna. [1 hour 45 minutes]
15 Revelation 2 12-29 Revelation 2:12-29 - Churches at Pergamos and Thyatira
A study of Jesus' letters to the churches at Pergamos and Thyatira. [1 hour 40 minutes]
16 Revelation 3 1-6 Revelation 3:1-6 - Church at Sardis
A study of Jesus' letter to the church at Sardis. [1 hour 8 minutes]
17 Revelation 3 7-13 Revelation 3:7-13 - Church at Philadelphia
A study of Jesus' letter to the church at Philadelphia. [1 hour 26 minutes]
18 Revelation 3 14-22 Revelation 3:14-22 - Church at Laodicea
A study of Jesus' letter to the church at Laodicea. [1 hour 25 minutes]
19 Revelation 4 Revelation 4 - John Ascends to Heaven
John is called up to heaven and given a vision of the throne. A discussion of typological parallels between this event and the rapture of the church is included. [2 hours 1 minute]
20 Revelation 5 Revelation 5 - The Lamb Who is a Lion
After millennia seated at the Father's right hand, the Lamb of God Who is the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, rises to take the scroll. He alone is worthy to open the scroll and initiate the events leading to the establishment of His kingdom upon the earth and the redemption of creation. [2 hours 9 minutes]
21 Revelation 6 Revelation 6 - The First Six Seals
The Lamb of God, Jesus Christ, opens the first six seals of the scroll unleashing judgments upon the earth. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse ride forth followed by martyrdom and cosmic disturbances. [2 hours 21 minutes]
22 Revelation 7 Revelation 7 - The Sealed of Israel
144,000 believers from among the twelve tribes of Israel are sealed by God for protection from the upcoming judgments. John is shown a great multitude of believers in heaven coming out of the great tribulation. [2 hours 10 minutes]
23 Revelation 8 Revelation 8 - The First Four Trumpets
Angels sound the first four trumpets unleashing God's judgment upon natural systems supporting life on earth. [1 hour 34 minutes]
24 Revelation 9 Revelation 9 - The Fifth and Sixth Trumpets
Demonic locusts and an army led by four fallen angels visit God's judgment upon men. [2 hours 13 minutes]
25 Revelation 10 Revelation 10 - The Mighty Angel with the Little Book
A mighty angel stands upon the land and sea. When he cries out, the seven thunders utter their voices. John eats a book of prophecies. [1 hour 36 minutes]
26 Revelation 11 Revelation 11 - The Temple and Two Witnesses
The Temple of God in Jerusalem is measured. Two witnesses prophesy and aflict the world with plagues. The beast ascends from the pit and overcomes the witnesses. [2 hours 34 minutes]
27 Revelation 12 Revelation 12 - A Woman and the Dragon
A woman labors to give birth to a male child who is to rule all nations. The dragon attempts to devour the child who is caught up to God and His throne. The dragon persecutes the woman who flees to the wilderness where she has a place prepared by God. [2 hours 23 minutes]
28 Revelation 13 Revelation 13 - All the Earth Worships the Beast
John sees two beasts, one rising from the sea and another from the earth. The beast from the sea receives a fatal wound and is healed. The beast from the earth directs all worship to the first beast whose deadly wound was healed. Those dwelling on the earth must worship the first beast and take his mark or face death. [2 hours 44 minutes]
29 Revelation 14 Revelation 14 - The Lamb and the 144,000
John sees the Lamb standing on Mount Zion with 144,000 sealed with God's name. Angels proclaim three global messages of great import before the two harvests associated with the end of the age. [1 hour 52 minutes]
30 Revelation 15 Revelation 15 - Overcomers on the Sea of Glass
John sees those who have been victorious over the beast, his image, and his name. They sing the song of Moses and the song of the Lamb. Seven angels are given the seven last plagues. The heavenly temple is closed until the plagues are complete. [1 hour 16 minutes]
31 Revelation 16 Revelation 16 - Seven Bowls of the Wrath of God
Seven angels pour forth seven bowls of God's wrath upon the earth. The nations are gathered to Armageddon for the war of the great day of God Almighty. A massive earthquake destroys the cities of the nations. [3 hours 8 minutes]
32 Babylon and the Harlot Babylon and the Harlot
What is the meaning of Babylon and the Harlot in the book of Revelation? Is Babylon the city of Rome? The city of Jerusalem? Could it be some other major city such as London or New York? Is the Harlot Roman Catholicism? Is she an end-time ecclesiastical system? We explore these and related questions. [2 hours 7 minutes]
33 Revelation 17 Revelation 17 - A Woman Rides the Beast
An angel shows John a harlot riding a beast with seven heads and ten horns. The angel describes the mystery surrounding her identity and her relationship with the beast. [2 hours 49 minutes]
34 Revelation 18 Revelation 18 - Babylon the Great is Fallen!
The great city of Babylon is suddenly and permanently destroyed by God. Her long-prophesied destruction is lamented by the kings, merchants, and shipmasters of the earth who profited from her luxurious excess, idolatry, and harlotry. [2 hours 18 minutes]
35 Revelation 19 Revelation 19 - The Second Coming of Christ
Heaven rejoices for the Harlot has been judged and the marriage of the Lamb has come. He Who is called Faithful and True, the Word of God, rides forth upon a white horse with the armies of heaven to vanquish the Beast and his armies on the earth below. [4 hours 5 minutes]
36 Revelation 20 Revelation 20 - Resurrections and Judgment
Satan is bound in the bottomless pit while saints are raised to life to reign with Christ for one thousand years. The unsaved dead are raised to life to stand in judgment before the Great White Throne before being cast into the Lake of Fire. [2 hours 36 minutes]
37 Millennial Kingdom The Millennial Kingdom
We discuss the three main views concerning the Millennial Kingdom, what Scripture reveals of its characteristics, and the historical premillennial view held by the early Church. [1 hour 11 minutes]
38 Revelation 21 Revelation 21 - A New Heaven and a New Earth
God creates a new heaven and a new earth without sin and death. The holy city, the New Jerusalem, descends from heaven prepared as a bride for her husband, the Lamb. [2 hours 48 minutes]
39 Revelation 22 Revelation 22 - They Shall See His Face
John sees the river of life proceeding from the throne of God and the Lamb. Beside the river is the tree of life whose leaves are for the healing of the nations. God is in the midst of his servants and they shall see His face. [2 hours 51 minutes]

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