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The Apocalypse

The Apocalypse Study

This study looks at the book of Revelation from the perspective of Man, His Nature and Destiny which means the lessons will look at the judgments revealed in revelation as it pertains to man.  Whether or not the perspective of eternal torment for the lost is accurate as opposed to just perishing with the appropriate amount of punishment.  This study is best followed by the Man, His Nature and Destiny to provide the context of how by looking at Revelation we may expand our understanding of Man's destiny.

Lessons

The Apocalypse - Part 6

The lesson on January 17, 2016 was part 6 of "The Apocalypse" study.  A review was given of last weeks points and then Wayne spent time on the word "eternal" in relation to eternal life and eternal punishment or destruction.  We learn how to interpret eternal in the context of a something that appears to be perpetual and occurring over and over.  It works to think that way with life, but when we look at punishment or judgment or destruction, it means the end result is eternal.  This lesson does a good job laying out the scripture and examples showing us how to see what is means.  God is righteous and He will not have those that are lost being punished forever.  Instead, God will punish based on what the lost deserve and then perish.  Those that are saved will not perish but have eternal life with resurrection in Christ.  Our resurrected bodies will be fashioned for the ages which God has planned for us.  The scripture reading was in Revelation 8:1-5 KJV

The Apocalypse - Part 06
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The Apocalypse - Part 7

The lesson on January 24, 2016 was part 7 of "The Apocalypse" study.  This week the focus is in Revelation 4 and specifically looking at the word "throne".  A review was given for what we learned about the word "eternal" in how it applies to life but also how it applies to the result of something. Eternal life comes from a resurrected body and we learned how the word "eternal" not only applies to length of time but also means age appropriate.  We learn about the throne set and how God is reigning from His throne today.  Is God merely an observer today?  It does explain some of what we observe but God has given us prayer for someone who is suffering.  We may interpret an answer as "no" or if someone recovers, you may give God credit.  If we study the attributes of God's throne we will see how it may apply to us today and how it will apply during Revelation.  There are 61 references to throne in the New Testament and 36 of them occur in the book of Revelation. When we compare the reference in Titus 3:5; it talks about our regeneration is not based on our works, which is different than the theme of "overcomers" in Revelation, which is all about works.    The scripture reading was in Psalms 11:1-7 KJV

The Apocalypse - Part 07
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The Apocalypse - Part 8

The lesson on January 31, 2016 was part 8 of "The Apocalypse" study.  This lesson focused on finishing Revelation chapter 5 where we learn about the new song that was sung about the one who is worthy to open the book to break the seven seals and execute judgement and redemption. We see that God wants to reveal who He is to every creature, which is more than just Adamic man. In the last lesson we learned of the throne set where the Lord sits to reveal his judgement, particularly in relation to the nation of Israel, where they are now back in the focus as Revelation unfolds.  Through the seven seals we learn about how the throne is where God acts as kinsman redeemer and avenges at the same time.  The scripture reading was in Revelation 5:11-14 KJV

The Apocalypse - Part 08
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The Apocalypse - Part 9

The lesson on February 7, 2016 was part 9 of "The Apocalypse" study.  The theme of this lesson was "parallels" and we learned of the parallel events that occur in Revelation with that prophesied in Zechariah and in Matthew. Chapter 6 of Revelation covers the first six Seals which involves judgments and martyrs. We cover the prophecy in Zechariah involving the nations used to punish Israel but going too far and receiving punishment for it. In the end, we looked at the structural correspondence of Revelation from chapter 6 thru chapter 19.  The scripture reading was in Zechariah 1:7-11 KJV

The Apocalypse - Part 09
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The Apocalypse - Part 10

The lesson on February 14, 2016 was part 10 of "The Apocalypse" study.  Last time the theme for the lesson was "parallels" looking at the scripture in Revelation and Matthew (and some in Zechariah) regarding the six seals.  This time the focus is on structure and we spend time learning specifically about the four horsemen learning how to identify the real and false riders where there are two white horses, the one being led by Jesus Christ as the BRANCH, the other with a warrior using a bow.  The scripture reading was from Revelation 6:9-13 KJV

The Apocalypse - Part 10
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