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The Apocalypse - Part 3

The Apocalypse - Part 3

The lesson on December 13, 2015 was part 3 of "The Apocalypse" study.  A review of the perspective that John the Revelator has versus the perspective John was giving in his gospel was given and it is an important aspect of realizing that John the Revelator is writing in the future so we cannot take the context in John's gospel.  In this lesson, we learn how the seven spirits are referring to Angels and we are shown how Angels are very much attached with Israel from their beginning.  It also compares how PAul the prisoner starts his letters after Acts 28 vs how the Apostles address the churches during gospels the Acts period. We see how Angels are ready to carry out the Lord's commands. We also learn how the breath of life is the same that is part of the animal kingdom but the differentiator is the resurrection where Adamic man realizes eternal life.  The scripture reading was in Revelation 1:17-20 KJV

"17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last: 18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death. 19 Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter; 20 The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches."