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The Seven Sagas of the Revelation of Christ (Revelation 1-22)

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An overview of the seven sagas of the revelator as he unveils the Lord Jesus Christ coming to His throne in Power and glory.

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A brief and summary accounting of the Seven Sagas of John the Revelator, or Scripture stories that is (i.e. specific narratives) that make up the account of the Apocalypse.

I. Where The Story Begins (Rev. 1:9-20).

The Story of John's Vision of Jesus ~ His Commission to Write

II. The Stages Set: of Heaven and of Earth (Rev. 4:1-7:17).

The Story of Scenes in Heaven ~ the Worshipped Lamb Opens the Seven Seals

A. From the Earth to the Heaven (Rev. 4:1-5:14).

The Courtroom of Glory (Rev. 4:1-5:14).

1. The Summons (Rev. 4:1-11).

Worship the Worthy Lamb

2. The Sealed Scroll (Rev. 5:1-10).

of God's Sentence for the Earth Is Opened

3. The Song (Rev. 5:11-14).

of the Multitudes Ring Praise through Heaven

B. From the Heaven to the Earth (Rev. 6:1-7:17).

The Seals Opened

1. The First Seal Opened (Rev. 6:1-2).

The Rise of Antichrist to False Peace

2. The Second Seal Opened (Rev. 6:3-4).

The Rise of World-Wars

3. The Third Seal Opened (Rev. 6:5-6).

The Rise of World-Famine

4. The Fourth Seal Opened (Rev. 6:7-8).

The Reign of Death

5. The Fifth Seal Opened (Rev. 6:9-11).

The Robes of the Persecuted Martyrs

6. The Sixth Seal Opened (Rev. 6:12-17).

The Wrath of the Lamb Displayed

7. The First Interlude (Revelation 7:1-16).

a. The Lord's Sealed Servants (Rev. 7:1-8).

b. The Lord's Sacrificed Martyrs (Rev. 7:9-17).

III. Judgment Ensues (Revelation 8:1-17:6).

The Story of the Purging of the Earth in Righteous Judgment

A. The Calm Before the Storm (Rev. 8:1).

B. The Host of Heaven Mobilized Against a Sinful World (Rev. 8:2-9:21).

1. The Cause for Advance (Rev. 8:2-6).

2. The First Trumpet (Rev. 8:7).

Sounds the Charge - 1/3 Vegetation Destroyed

3. The Second Trumpet (Rev. 8:8-9).

Sounds the Charge - 1/3 Salt-Water Marine Life Destroyed

4. The Third Trumpet (Rev. 8:10-11).

Sounds the Charge - 1/3 Fresh-Water Marine Life Destroyed

5. The Fourth Trumpet (Rev. 8:12-13).

Sounds the Charge - 1/3 of the Immediate Heavens Darkened

6. The Fifth Trumpet (Rev. 9:1-12).

Sounds the Charge - 5 Months Torment on the Godless

7. The Sixth Trumpet (Rev. 9:13-21).

Sounds the Charge - 1/3 of Human Population Destroyed

C. The Second Interlude of Prophecy (Rev. 10:1-11).

1. Mysterious Rumblings in the Heavens (Rev. 10:1-7).

2. Sweet Meditations of Disturbing Proportions (Rev. 10:8-11).

D. The Ministry of God's Two Prophets (Rev. 11:1-14).

E. The Seventh Trumpet (Rev. 11:15-19).

Sounds the Final Call to Arms - Heaven Prepares to Unleash God's Ultimatum

1. The King Claims His Right to the Whole Realm's Throne (Rev. 11:15-18).

2. The King of the Universe Prepares to Conquer (Rev. 11:19).

F. The Third Interlude (Rev. 12:1-17).

The Epic Struggle of Evil Through the Ages

1. The Woman Flees the Dragon (Rev. 12:1-6).

2. The War in Heaven Won (Rev. 12:7-12).

3. The Wrath of the Dragon Against the Woman (Rev. 12:13-17).

G. The Rise of the Axis of Evil Power (Rev. 13:1-18).

1. The Blasphemy of the Beast (Rev. 13:1-10).

Global Government Apart From God

2. The Deception of the Beast (Rev. 13:11-18).

World Religion Without the True God of Heaven

H. The Rise of the Lamb on Zion (Rev. 14:1-13).

1. The Mercy of the Lamb of Zion Upon His Martyrs (Rev. 14:1-5).

2. The Ministry of the Everlasting Gospel to the Earth-dwellers (Rev. 14:6-13).

A Thrice Holy God Gives a Thrice Hazarding Warning to a Throughly Haughty and Wicked World - Fear God, Flee Babylon, or Face the Wrath

I. The Harvesting of the Earth (Rev. 14:14-20).

1. The Cry of the Lord of the Harvest (Rev. 14:14-16).

to Reap Down the Field of the World

2. The Coming of the Reapers (Rev. 14:17-20).

to Gather into God's Winepress of Wrath

J. The Details of the Harvest (Rev. 15:1-17:6)

Judgment on the Earth

1. The Fullness of the Vials (Rev. 15:1-4).

God's Vindicated Vengeance on Sin

2. The Sending Forth of the Wrath-Bowl Bearers (Rev. 15:5-8).

3. The Pouring of the First Bowl (Rev. 16:1-2).

Sores on the Beast Worshippers

4. The Pouring of the Second Bowl (Rev. 16:3).

Dead Seas

5. The Pouring of the Third Bowl (Rev. 16:4-7).

Bloody Rivers

6. The Pouring of the Fourth Bowl (Rev. 16:8-9).

Burning Blazes

7. The Pouring of the Fifth Bowl (Rev. 16:10-11).

Black Plague on Political Powers

8. The Pouring of the Sixth Bowl (Rev. 16:12-16).

Building Bridges for the Great Battle

9. The Pouring of the Seventh and Final Bowl (Rev. 16:17-21).

Breaking Up Babylon's World

10. A Purview of Babylon's Judgment (Rev. 17:1-6).

IV. God's Final Call (Revelation 18:1-8).

The Story of How the Righteous Were Warned Concerning Babylon's Wickedness:

A. The Testimony of the Angel of Glorious Light (Rev. 18:1-3).

B. The Call to for God's People to Remain Holy (Rev. 18:4-8).

V. Babylon's Final Fall (Revelation 18:21-20:6).

A. Babylon Destroyed (Rev. 18:21).

Her Violent Destruction

B. Babylon Silenced (Rev. 18:22).

Her Silent Memory

C. Babylon Darkened (Rev. 18:23).

She Is Darkened Because of Her Deceptions

D. Babylon Condemned (Rev. 18:24).

She Is Condemned Because of Her Blood-guiltiness Upon the Innocent

VI. How Messiah Ascends the Throne (Revelation 19:1-20:6).

A. The Marriage of the Lamb (Rev. 19:1-10).

The Bridegroom's Reception of His Prepared Bride

B. The March of the King of Kings (Rev. 19:11-16).

The Word Rides Forth to Subdue the World's Kingdoms

C. The Carnage Is Cleansed (Rev. 19:17-21).

The Corrupted Cohorts of Satan are Captured

D. The Dragon Is Drawn into His Appointed Dungeon (Rev. 20:1-3).

E. The First Resurrection of Faithful Martyrs (Rev. 20:4-6).


VII. How the Realm of the Redeemed Is Recreated (Revelation 21:11-22:11).

A. God's Great Bar of Reckoning (Rev. 20:11-15).

B. The New World (Rev. 21:1-8).

God's Glorious and Beautiful New World for the Redeemed

C. The Lamb's Loving Wife Adorned (Rev. 21:9-27).

Decked in All the Best Splendor the King of Kings Can Dote - the New and Holy Jerusalem

D. The New Life (Rev. 22:1-5).

The Endless Satisfaction and Joy that Flows through that Heavenly City

E. The Closing Beatitude (Rev. 22:6-7).

The Promise for Those Who Guard These Truths

F. The Great Invitation to Meditation on Revelation (Rev. 22:8-11).

Though the Final Saga of John the Revelator has Come to a Conclusion, the End of this Book Is Just the Beginning of the Rest of the Journey of the Redeemed into God's Kingdom, and the Unrepentant into Eternal Damnation.
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