Order of Events in The Book of Revelation – Chapter by Chapter

The first Eleven Chapters provide a Preview of the Things to Come

Today we are posting a short summary of each chapter of the Book of Revelation:

Chapter 1
The Lord Jesus tells John to write this Book and that it will bless those who understand. Revelation 1:3, 11

Chapter 2
The Lord Jesus tells John what to say to four of seven churches.
The number seven represents all churches.
Revelation 2

Chapter 3
The Lord Jesus tells John what to say to three more churches.
Revelation 3
The churches, no longer on earth, are not mentioned again until Revelation 22:16.

Chapter 4
All church age believers are raptured to heaven, saved from God’s wrath.
Ephesians 4:13-18; 1Corinthians 15:51-52; Romans 11:25; 1Peter 1:3-9;
Romans 5:9; 1Thessalonians 1:10; 5:9; Revelation 4:1

Chapter 5
All church age believers praise the Redeemer who was slain and bought them with His blood.
Acts 20:28; Revelation 5:9-11

Chapter 6
The first six seals of the scroll are opened and the antichrist is revealed.
2Thessalonians 2:7-12; 1Thessalonians 5:1-6; Revelation 6:2, 4, 5, 8

Chapter 7
During the first half of Tribulation 144,000 Jews of twelve tribes of Israel are saved along with others who come to believe before God begins His great judgment.
Revelation 7:1-8, 9-14

Chapter 8
The seventh seal is opened revealing seven angels sounding the first four of seven trumpets to begin telling the things which will take place in the Great Tribulation.
Revelation 8:1

Chapter 9
The fifth and sixth trumpets are sounded to tell of the wrath in judgment that will increase dramatically.
Revelation 9:1, 13

Chapter 10
The seven thunders reveal that the seventh trumpet is about to sound, but John was told to eat the “little book” first and to prophesy again about many who will forever suffer.
Revelation 10:2-11

Chapter 11
God gives power to two witnesses to give a message of judgment and need for repentance—then the seventh trumpet sounds, Christ will rule, and the preview is over.
Revelation 11:3-8, 15

Chapter 12
The Christ Child of Israel is revealed with the glory of His creation and Satan is described as “the dragon” who has war with Michael, the archangel.
Revelation 12:1-3, 7

Chapter 13
The antichrist and false prophet are introduced as the beasts from the sea and the land—and demand everyone to take the mark 666 to buy or sell. (One world gov.)
Revelation 13:1, 11, 17

Chapter 14
Six angels distinguish between God’s grace and His judgment.
Angels announce it is time to reap the blood of unbelievers.
Revelation 14:6, 8, 9, 15, 17, 15-20

Chapter 15
Preparation is made for Christ’s victory over the beasts by seven angels coming out of the temple with seven plagues and seven bowls full of God’s wrath.
Revelation 15:6-7

Chapter 16
Angels pour out of seven bowls God’s tremendous wrath which is more total and universal than were the trumpets.
War of Armageddon begins.
Revelation 16:2-4, 8, 10, 12; 17-21

Chapter 17
Depicts the fall and doom of Babylon the Great (the one world religion and government). This is the Second Coming of Christ to earth.
Revelation 17:10-11

Chapter 18
Angel having great authority announces the end of the war “Babylon the great is fallen” in only one hour.
Revelation 18:1, 17

Chapter 19
Marriage of the Church to the Lamb, followed by the marriage feast,
Antichrist and false prophet both cast into the unquenchable lake of fire.
War of Armageddon ends.
Revelation 19:7, 9, 19-21

Chapter 20
Church reigning with Christ in Millennial;
Great White Throne;
Satan released, deceives nations, gathers them again to battle, God wins again,
Satan joins the antichrist and false prophet in Lake of Fire.
Revelation 20:6, 7, 10-11

Chapter 21
New heaven and new earth, New Jerusalem, no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying, every tear wiped away; the Lord Jesus announces, “It is done!”
New city described.
Revelation 20:1-4, 6, 10-27

Chapter 22
Heaven described; Lord Jesus promises to come; all are warned not to tamper with God’s Word. He again says He is coming quickly.
Revelation 22:1-5, 12, 18-19, 20

When does the Rapture occur in relation to the Seven-Year Tribulation?

To answer this controversial question, we must realize an important fact about the arrangement of the last Book in the Bible: The Revelation of Jesus Christ.

Revelation begins in chronological order, but the sequence changes and repeats some of what has already been written. For example, in chapter 6, six of the seven seals reveal to us the things which must be hereafter. These seals give us a preview of what will take place in heaven and on earth. But when the seventh seal is opened in chapter 8, then the things spoken of before begin to happen.

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Loosing your fingers or loosing your life? What will it be?


Posted by Elfriede Copple

Today we would like to share another excerpt from our book that was published recently. We hope you enjoy the reading.

Book cover picture of CALLING FROM THE SKY

The jump would be static line, not freefall, and it would be from a C-130 Hercules flying at only 1,000 feet above the ground. The jumpers were reminded that reaction time for malfunctioned parachutes would be diminished by the lower parachute opening altitude of 820 feet.

On the previous four jumps, Ned and Luke had been the first two to exit on two jumps and the last ones in their sticks on the other two. They were the two highest ranking people in the class, and it was typical to manifest the jump order in this fashion. The order was purposely reversed for every other jump mission so that all jumpers could equally experience moving their heavy equipment bags to the door in the proper, timely manner.

Smiling at Luke, Ned said, “Corbett, both times we were first out, you got out your door before I got out mine. It’s not going to happen this time. I’m leaving before you.”

Stupidly, Luke accepted Ned’s challenge. He replied only with a knowing smile.


Are you a WATCHMAN (Ezekiel 33:1-6)?

Are you using the Spiritual Gift given to you by the Holy Spirit?

Posted by Elfriede Copple

Ezekiel 33:1-6 1 (NKJV)
Again the word of the LORD came to me, saying, “Son of man, speak to the children of your people, and say to them: ‘When I bring the sword upon a land, and the people of the land take a man from their territory and make him their watchman, when he sees the sword coming upon the land, if he blows the trumpet and warns the people, then whoever hears the sound of the trumpet and does not take warning, if the sword comes and takes him away, his blood shall be on his own head. He heard the sound of the trumpet, but did not take warning; his blood shall be upon himself. But he who takes warning will save his life. But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet, and the people are not warned, and the sword comes and takes any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at the watchman’s hand.”


In Ezekiel 33 God is naming Ezekiel as the watchman and, if he doesn’t warn the others, God is holding him responsible for Israel’s destruction. Quoting William MacDonald, “The question arises for every believer: For whom will God hold us responsible? To whom shall we witness? Whom shall we warn? Our relatives, fellow workers, neighbors, friends? It is a solemn responsibility, and we do harm to our own soul if we do not fulfill it faithfully.”

Are you a watchman for the Lord? Is Ezekiel 33:1-6 still relevant to the believer who confesses the Lord Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior?

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Posted by Elfriede Copple

Today we would like to share some exciting and encouraging news with you regarding the publicity campaign of our Study Guide “DIGGING DEEP INTO THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST”.

A Press Release was sent out on September 16, 2019 and has been picked up by

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Posted by Elfriede Copple

It has been a busy week. I finished the editing of Mike’s new book “CONSIDERING WISDOM” and we are now going over the suggested changes. We are hoping to have this new manuscript ready for the publisher this month. This book is going to challenge the reader and his views about events and ideas in today’s world.



When one becomes a believer and follower of the Lord Jesus Christ he now has sonship status with all its benefits in the family of God. However, the believer also has three major enemies that will fiercely oppose him in his Christian life.

Posted by Elfriede Copple

Today I was reading and studying in the “Believer’s Building Booklets #1 – WINNING THE WAR!” by Randy P. Amos (itinerant Bible teacher). I am posting some passages here because Randy has a great way of explaining the war between our sinful nature and our desire to please our Lord, and how to overcome.

Pages 2 + 3:

When one becomes a believer and follower of the Lord Jesus Christ he now has sonship status with all its benefits in the family of God. However, the believer also has three major enemies that will fiercely oppose him in his Christian life.