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

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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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Are you a WATCHMAN (Ezekiel 33:1-6)?

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

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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.”

Commentary from the Study Guide DIGGING DEEP INTO THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST pg 65:

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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Publicity Update on DIGGING DEEP INTO THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST Study Guide

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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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CONSIDERING WISDOM – CALLING FROM THE SKY – DIGGING DEEP INTO THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST

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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.

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THE CHRISTIAN’S THREE ENEMIES

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:
THE CHRISTIAN’S THREE ENEMIES

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.

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Last Letter – The Revelation of Jesus Christ

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

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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

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EVER WONDERED TO WHICH OF THE SEVEN CHURCHES MENTIONED IN REVELATION YOU BELONG TO?

DO YOU BELONG TO A CHURCH LIKE THE CHURCH OF PHILADELPHIA?

Posted by Elfriede Copple

This week I am going back to our short study of the church of Philadelphia (Revelation 3:7-13).

We need to be aware that Satan has gotten his foot into the door of a number of churches, and is deceiving them. Therefore be on guard by checking God’s word to learn what He expects of His church the believers. The New Testament gives us clear instructions on how to meet and worship.

DO YOU BELONG TO A CHURCH LIKE THE CHURCH OF PHILADELPHIA?

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WHO IS THE COUNTERFEIT JESUS?

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Today our post is about a book with the title COUNTERFEIT JESUS by R.P. Amos who lives in Oregon City, Oregon.  Randy Amos is an itinerant Bible teacher who has blessed us with his messages and books.

It is a book relevant to today’s times and an eye opener to who the Counterfeit is and how he got his foot in the door to deceive many.

In the introduction Randy states:

“In this book many authoritative statements are made. The authority for these statements does not come from some man-made council, some creed of a denominational headquarters, or a majority vote on certain issues. The authority for the many statements comes from no less a source than the Holy Scriptures (Bible) which is the Word of the living God.”

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LET NO ONE DECEIVE YOU (Part 2)

The Rapture is a frequent topic in our home. The Antichrist, the Tribulation Period, false prophets and today’s false teachers are the center of many discussions. Last week we started part 1 of “LET NO ONE DECEIVE YOU,” today we will continue with part 2:

2 Thessalonians 2:5   Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things?

We remember from Acts 17:1 that Paul visited Thessalonica and helped “turn the world upside down,” and then travelled on to Berea, Athens, and Corinth. He is writing this Letter from Corinth. So he had verbally taught them, but since then, besides all the contradictory teaching being given to them since he left, they’ve also been fiercely persecuted. Between the false teaching and the suffering they were enduring, they must have thought the Tribulation Period had already begun. In troubles we all forget too easily and need to be constantly reminded of the great truths of our God. It is vitally important to stay focused by staying in God’s Word and by praying without ceasing.

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LET NO ONE DECEIVE YOU (Part 1)

The Thessalonian saints were apparently confused mixing up a separate split-second event—the Rapture—with our gathering together to Him with the coming of our Lord Jesus.

2 Thessalonians 2:1-2   1Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, 2not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come.

The Thessalonian saints were apparently confused concerning two different periods of time—they were mixing up a separate split-second event—the Raptureour gathering together to Him with the coming of our Lord Jesus. The instantaneous Rapture happens first. Then the period of time begins. This period of time is called the “Tribulation.” Immediately, or nearly so, following our being raptured, the church age ends, and a period of judgment begins—a Day of the Lord—begins. The first event of the period of time is the seven-year Tribulation Period. Those seven years are given over to the false trinity to rule on earth. The first half of the seven years (3 ½ years) is a time of deception, and the second half of the seven years will be the Great Tribulation. At the end of the seven-year Tribulation Period, the next quick-as-lightening event is the Lord’s Second Coming. Immediately after that is our Lord’s 1,000 year millennial reign. That time will be followed by the destruction of this earth and heavens, and the Lord’s creation of a new heaven and earth. The words our gathering together to Him are referring to the Rapture.

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“The Rapture—The Hope that Comforts All Believers”

“The Coming of the Lord—His Bringing Us Back with Him”

Romans 11:25   For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in.

“Come in” meaning ‘come in to the church’, as believers, that is.

Israel will believe after they see that the Rapture is true. They will realize this truth upon the church {all believers in Christ} disappearing, having been taken up into the clouds.

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WHAT INSPIRED MIKE TO COMPILE A STUDY GUIDE ON THE BOOK OF REVELATION?

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The Study Guide is in the last phase of design with the publisher and it should get to the printer next week. We are excited about the final layout!


Today, I want to share Mike’s response to the question:

“WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE YOUR BOOK?”

The inspiration for the book, Digging Deep into the Revelation of Jesus Christ, came from three important sources.

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BIBLE STUDY NOTES ON REVELATION 14:9-11

Posted by Elfriede Copple from the Study Guide “DIGGING DEEP INTO THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST” by Michael Copple (coming soon!)

Revelation 14:9-10
9Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, 10he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.

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WHY DID JESUS CHRIST DIE ON THE CROSS? WHAT IS THAT TO ME?

Cross!

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These questions are being asked over and over again. How do we answer them? Is there a short answer to the first question? Like:

He died in our place, paying the price for our sins, to save us from eternal suffering in hell!

Is that the short answer?

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BIBLE STUDY NOTES ON THE BOOK OF REVELATION CHAPTER 6:15-17

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Front Cover of DIGGING DEEP INTO THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST Study Guide

The Book of Revelation teaches us so very much. Once we get to the end we are able to understand prophecies which have already been fulfilled and the ones which are still due to be fulfilled. Armed with this knowledge we are prepared for the day of the rapture, and I believe that we will have the driving desire to reach out to family and friends and maybe even strangers who are not yet prepared and tell them the truth about the future as well as eternity!

Below is another excerpt from the Study Guide: DIGGING DEEP INTO THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST which is still in the design stage but might be going to the printer by the end of next week:

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DIGGING DEEP INTO THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST – Bible Study Guide

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We have submitted the manuscript to the publisher for design and received the first proof which needs a few more corrections.

Here is the Bible Prophecy Timeline after the cross which we added to the Study Guide.

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Bible Study Notes on the Book of Revelation Chapter 5:1, 2-4

Posted by Elfriede Copple from the Study Guide: DIGGING DEEP INTO THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST



Revelation 5:1
1And I saw in the right hand of Him who sat on the throne a scroll written inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals.

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DIGGING DEEP INTO THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST – Bible Study Guide

Posted by Elfriede Copple

Getting close. We are doing the last review of the manuscript. It will be so much easier to navigate. We will add a Timeline graph to chapter 4.

Here is the Timeline before the cross. Will post the Timeline after the cross next week.

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UPDATE ON OUR PROGRESS TO IMPROVE THE REVELATION STUDY GUIDE

Posted by Elfriede Copple

Mike and I are very excited that we are almost finished reformatting the “DIGGING DEEP INTO THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST” Study Guide. It is going to be more user friendly in its entirety.

Below is a screenshot of what it will look like:

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BIBLE STUDY NOTES ON COLOSSIANS 2:1-23

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We have been studying the Book of Revelation but the other day while reading Colossians 2:1-23 I realized that this relates to Revelation 3:14-22.

Colossians 2:1 – Paul writes:
“For I want you to know what a great conflict I have for you and those in Laodicea,…”

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BIBLE STUDY NOTES ON DANIEL 9:21-27

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Today I am going to post a short Bible study Mike and I did on Daniel 9:21-27.

Daniel 9:21-23

Yes, while I was speaking in prayer, the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, reached me about the time of the evening offering. And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, “O Daniel, I have now come forth to give you skill to understand. At the beginning of your supplications the command went out, and I have come to tell you, for you are greatly beloved; therefore consider the matter, and understand the vision:

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BIBLE STUDY NOTES ON REVELATION 4:6-7 –continued-

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Revelation 4:6-7
Before the throne there was a sea of glass, like crystal. And in the midst of the throne, and around the throne, were four living creatures full of eyes in front and in back. The first living creature was like a lion, the second living creature like a calf, the third living creature had a face like a man, and the fourth living creature was like a flying eagle.

Today we want to continue with verse 7.

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BIBLE STUDY NOTES ON REVELATION 4:6-7

Cover of the DIGGING DEEP INTO THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST Study Guide

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Revelation 4:6-7
Before the throne there was a sea of glass, like crystal. And in the midst of the throne, and around the throne, were four living creatures full of eyes in front and in back. The first living creature was like a lion, the second living creature like a calf, the third living creature had a face like a man, and the fourth living creature was like a flying eagle.

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WHAT DOES IT MEAN WHEN THE LORD JESUS SAYS: “BUY FROM ME GOLD REFINED IN THE FIRE”, AND “WHITE GARMENTS”, USE “EYE SALVE”? –continued-

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REVELATION 3:18  [Jesus speaking]
I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see.” (NKJV)

Last week we unpacked the meaning of “gold” – “refined in the fire” – “buy from Me gold” and why we should do that. This week we will look at the meaning of “white garments” and “eye salve”.

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WHAT DOES IT MEAN WHEN THE LORD JESUS SAYS: “BUY FROM ME GOLD REFINED IN THE FIRE”, AND “WHITE GARMENTS”, USE “EYE SALVE”?

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HOW DO WE BUY FROM THE LORD JESUS CHRIST AND WHY?

REVELATION 3:18 [Jesus speaking]
“I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see.” (NKJV)

Let’s try to unpack this!

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EVER WONDERED TO WHICH OF THE SEVEN CHURCHES MENTIONED IN REVELATION YOU BELONG TO?

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Bible Study Notes on the Church of Philadelphia!

In our weekly Bible Study we finished chapter 3 this past week. Now we have looked at all the Seven Churches! However, today, I would like to share some Bible Study Notes on Chapter 3 Verses 7-13 covering the church of Philadelphia.

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SEARCHING THE PROPHECIES IN THE BOOK OF DANIEL AND WHAT ABOUT THE ANTICHRIST?

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According to Warren Henderson, in his book: INFIDELITY and LOYALTY – A Devotional Study of Ezekiel and Daniel, the last 6 chapters of Daniel “pertain to future world empires, the Tribulation Period and the Kingdom Age and provide telescoping detail of particular events within future kingdoms“. (pg. 306 para. 4)

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The Revelation of Jesus Christ – The Seven Churches

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In the Book of Revelation Chapter 2 and 3 we learn what Jesus tells John to write to the Seven Churches.

Jesus details what He likes and what He has against some of those churches. Church meaning the PEOPLE!

Jesus calls upon the church of
Ephesus,
Pergamos,
Thyatira,
Sardis, and
Laodicea to
REPENT!

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BIBLE STUDY NOTES ON THE BOOK OF REVELATION 2:12-17

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In Chapter 2 Verses 12-17 Jesus Speaks to the Third of Seven Churches (Compromising Church)

Revelation 2:12
12And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write, ‘These things says He who has the sharp two-edged sword: “

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