The Book of Revelation has often been quoted out of context, not necessarily conveying the meaning intended by the early Christian author. Apocalyptic literature like Revelation is challenging to understand. This study begins by helping the learner understand the context, origin, and history of this genre in the experience of the nation of Israel. This is followed by a look at the overall design and complex structure of the piece.
Eight sessions are offered, each delving into one of the images used to describe judgment on the unjust and the arrival of the kingdom of heaven. It is likely that learners will understand these images and their messages in slightly different ways, lending a richness to the learning experience in a group study.
Introduction to the Course
Week 1: The Vision of the Son of Man and His Messages to the Churches of Asia
Week 2: Heaven Opened: The Lion, the Lamb
Week 3: Seven Seals and 144,000
Week 4: Seven Trumpets
Week 5: Seven Signs in Heaven: A Woman, A Great Dragon, and Two Beasts
Week 6: Seven Plagues, the Beast, and the Whore
Week 7: The Fall of Babylon and the Coming of the Messiah
Week 8: The Millenial Kingdom and the New Jerusalem