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The Apocalypse - Part 1

The lesson on November 29, 2015 was part 1 of "The Apocalypse" study.  This first lesson looks at the book of Revelation because it is important to understand in the context of Man, His Nature and Destiny.  This is because most Christians will go to Revelation to get answers to the questions posed within the previous study.  In the traditional view, the saved would have life forever while the lost would have an eternity in flames.  Hell simply continues for the lost and they are forever in torment.  However, in the context about what we learned about the saved is that they only have life...

The Apocalypse - Part 2

The lesson on December 6, 2015 was part 2 of "The Apocalypse" study.  Perspective is the emphasis of this lesson helping us understand how John the revealer is writing Revelation in the context of a future event. The path of how this Revelation is given is from God to Christ to an angel and then to John. We learn when Christ is speaking to Peter when asked who he was, Peter said you are the Messiah, the Son of God was the rock that Christ said that the foundation of the church will be laid.  Not on Peter who denied him three times but on the Son of God.  The perspective of future events...

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...

The Apocalypse - Part 4

The lesson on January 3, 2016 was part 4 of "The Apocalypse" study.  There was a 20 minute review of what was previously covered in the earlier lessons before Wayne asked the questions "What is Revelation revealing"? and exploring the passage in Romans 6:23 where we learn that the wages of sin is death... but there are two deaths mentioned in scripture so what death did Jesus Christ die, the first or second death? Time is spent on learning how to interpret Revelation 1:19-20. Wayne compared the passages speaking to the "Overcomers" and the impact on their eternal life if they don't...

The Apocalypse - Part 5

The lesson on January 10, 2016 was part 5 of "The Apocalypse" study.  This week gave a review of what we learn in the last lesson regarding the revelation that Jesus Christ is revealing particularly to the overcomers.  We review the seven churches that were addressed and the complaints that were against the churches except for the Philadelphia church but even then, that church will be tempted.  Everything in Revelation applies to future and does not apply to the churches of today.  A majority of the time was spent on understanding how to interpret references with eternal, like eternal...

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...

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...

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...

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 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

"9 And when he had opened...

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