Last Letter – The Revelation of Jesus Christ

What are God’s interests?  The way ends – in the eternal city.

Posted by Elfriede Copple

Today I want to post an Overview outline of the Last Book of the 27 New Testament books “The Book Of Revelation” by Randy Amos who wants to give the plan of God and His ways in a condensed form.

The Structure of Revelation  

“…this prophecy…write in a book”    1:3,11
“Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter

1. PAST –

The Christ of Revelation          “Write the things which thou hast seen…”     1:19
Loving Savior – 
“Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood”      1:5
Coming King –
“Behold, he cometh with clouds…and all kindreds of the earth shall wail”     1:7
Eternal Almighty –
“The Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come…Almighty”    1:8
Source and Finality of All – 
“Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last”           1:11
Glorified Man –
“The Son of man…golden girdle [sash]…eyes were as a flame of fire”    1:13-14
Fearful Judge –  
“Out of his mouth went a sharp two edged sword…as the sun shineth”       1:16
Forever Sovereign  – 
“I am alive for evermore…and have the keys of hell and death”              1:18

2. PRESENT – 

The Churches of Revelation     “Write the things …which are…”      2-3
Churches as His lights on earth:
Write…let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.” 2:1,7

Ephesus (love cooled but hated wrong) –
“left thy first love…hatest the deeds…I also hate”       2:4,6
Smyrna (suffering) –
“I know thy…poverty…thou shalt suffer…I will give…crown of life”      2:9,10
Pergamos (faithful with compromise) –
“Not denied my faith…But…hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam…also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans”          2:13-15
Thyatira (much charity with depths of Satan) – 
“I know thy…charity, and service, and faith… Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee… doctrine…depths of Satan”    2:19-24
Sardis  (living history but now dead) –  
“Thou hast a name that thou livest, but art dead”            3:1

Philadelphia (kept word with a little strength) –
“Hast a little strength, and hast kept my word”  3:8
Special promise: 3:10
“I…will keep thee from hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world”

Laodecia (lukewarm)  –
“Art lukewarm…rich…increased with goods…thou art…poor”     3:16-17

3. FUTURE –

The Condemnations & Coronation of Revelation    “…hereafter    4-22
“Come up…I will shew thee things which must be hereafter” 4:1
(church not mentioned on earth in 4-21)

The Throne – 
“And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices”        4:5
Judgment Seals –
“And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written    within…sealed with seven seals[legal deed to judge the earth]                5:1

Confirmation of Judge –
“Who is worthy to open the book” [qualified to judge earth]?
To the root of David, the living Jesus Christ:
“Thou art worthy to take the book…to open”     5:2,9
OT qualifications
must have pure heart, be of King David’s line, be Son of God, pierced, see life…

Seals of Judgment opened – 
“And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals”                 6:1

Transfer of Power – 
“The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ; and He shall reign forever and ever”                    11:15

Satanic Opposition – 
“The dragon gave him his power…to make war with the saints”      13:2,6

King Comes – 
“He that sat upon him [white horse]…and in righteousness He doth judge and make war…and on His head were many crowns…KING of KINGS”       19:11-16

Kingdom Established – 
“Priests…of Christ…reigned with Him a thousand years”              20:6

Final Judgment –
“Stand before God…books were opened…the dead were judged…whosoever … not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire”   20:11-15

New Heaven and Earth – 
“And I saw a new heaven and a new earth…no more death”     21:1-5
Revelation reveals the removal of sin, suffering and Satan: 
“Even so, come, Lord Jesus”    (22:20)


The 5 Accounts of Revelation’s Hereafter Section – “things…hereafter” 4-20

5 repeat pattern accounts of the judgment-wrath period (7 years) and the coming kingdom

As 4 gospels give 4 aspects of one life, death and resurrection of Christ so the hereafter follows this way
1.  Each account starts with something being opened to do with the 7 sealed book
2.  Something connected with the Old Testament tabernacle is then seen 
3.  Each then gives new details of the 7 seal’s judgments, but each starts at a different point in the 7 years 
4.  Each takes you to the same the day of God’s wrath being fully poured out – but with new details.  
5.  And each ends with the same coming kingdom victory for God’s saints – but with new details

Account #1     6-7

1. Opened –  “Behold, a door was opened in heaven”   4:1
2. Sat on Throne (mercy seat) seen  
4:2
3. Judgments (1st 5 seals) – 
“The fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword…hunger…”        6:8
4. Day of Wrath (6th seal) –
“Heaven departed as a scroll…every mountain and island were moved…The great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?”    6:12-17
5. Kingdom Victory
“A great multitude…stood before the throne…with white robes”        7:9

Account #2     8-11:18

1. Opened (7th  seal includes all that follows)  –
“And when he had opened the seventh seal”       8:1
2.  Golden altar of incense and sacrificial altar seen
3. Judgments (6 trumpets)  –
“The third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke…”  9:18
4. Day of Wrath (7th  trumpet) – 
“The nations were angry, and thy wrath is come…destroy them which destroy the earth”         11:18

It is not environmental pollution why the earth is destroyed, but moral pollution (9:20-21)

5. Kingdom Victory – 
“Thou…hast reigned… give reward unto thy servants…”           11:15-18

Account #3     11:19-15:4

1. Opened –  
“And the temple of God was opened in heaven” 11:19
2. Ark of His testament
    11:19
3. Judgments (7 sights) –
“Power was given unto him [beast-antichrist] to continue forty and two months…to make war with the saints, and to overcome them”  13:5-7
4. Day of Wrath (7 angel actions) – 
“Drink of the wine of the wrath of God…tormented with fire…and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles”   14:10-20
5. Kingdom Victory
“Saw…them that had gotten the victory…having the harps of God”  15:2

Account #4     15:5-19:10   

1. Opened – 15:5
“Behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened 
2.  Smoke from the glory of God seen          15:8
3. Judgments –  
“The judgment of the great whore…With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication…for in one hour is thy judgment come”           17-18
4. Day of Wrath  (7 golden vials full of wrath) –
“Armageddon…an earthquake…so great…the fierceness of His wrath…every island fled away, and the mountains were not found”  16:16-20
5. Kingdom Victory
“A great multitude…saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God…reigneth”  19:6

Account #5     19:11-20:6 

1. Opened
“And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse…He…sat upon him” 19:11
2.  “He” –
the glorious Lord Jesus Christ, King of Kings – “the tabernacle of God”    
3. Judgments (in person) –
“He [revealed Lord Jesus Christ] doth judge and make wqr”     19:11
4. Day of Wrath – 
“A sharp sword…He should smite the nations…He treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath…the fowls were filled with their flesh”   19:15,21
5. Kingdom Victory – 
And they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years”                20:4


All Scripture taken from the King James Version

Author: Mike and Elfriede

For the past 12 years Michael Copple has studiously devoted his life to the Lord by preaching the Gospel and moderating Bible studies. He is a 1958 Eagle Scout, holds a B.S. degree in electrical engineering, and achieved the highest US Air Force enlisted rank of Chief Master Sergeant with over 26 years service, one year of which was with Forward Air Control duties in Vietnam. For three years he was the senior enlisted member of the US Air Force Academy Wings of Blue Parachute Team; he has performed over 2,000 parachute jumps and accumulated over 15 hours of freefall. During his parachuting years Mike experienced a mishap of being a “hung jumper” outside the aircraft, and serious parachute malfunctions like a deadly seesaw night jump entanglement with another jumper, and an 85 mph wind shear which almost took his life. This experience inspired and qualified him to author the novel Calling from the Sky. A former world-wide electronic service engineer for 16 years with a semiconductor equipment manufacturer, he and his wife Elfriede currently live in the Canadian Rockies surrounded by 6 National Parks. Besides studying God's Word, they both like to exercise, cross country ski, hike, garden, and walk their dog Kansas. Visit him at https://www.michaelcopple.com/ or https://michaelcopple.blog/

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