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Lesson #58

RETURN TO SYLLABUS

REVELATION AND THE SECOND COMING
LESSON #58
THE BELIEVER WHO OVERCOMES—REV 22:6-21

  • MEMORY VERSE: REV 22:13
  • READ REV 22:6-21 THE EPILOGUE
    • “I COME QUICKLY”
      • THIS PHRASE IS MENTIONED THREE TIMES (VS. 7, 12, 20)
        • WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
          • BELIEVERS ALL THROUGH HISTORY FROM THE FIRST DISCIPLES HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST.
          • IT MEANS THAT WHEN EVENTS SPOKEN OF IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION BEGIN TO HAPPEN, THEY WILL OCCUR QUICKLY.
    • BLESSED IS HE THAT KEEPETH THE WORDS OF THE PROPHECY OF REVELATION.
      • HOW ARE WE TO KEEP THE WORDS OF THE PROPHECY?
        • THE BOOK OF REVELATION INDICATES THAT BELIEVERS ARE TO BECOME AN OVERCOMER.
          • THIS ASPECT OF OVERCOMING IS MENTIONED 11 TIMES IN THIS BOOK IN VARIOUS WAYS. NINE TIMES IT IS USED IN REGARDS TO THE BELIEVER. WHEN THIS WORD IS MENTIONED IN REVELATION, IT GIVES US SOME INSIGHT INTO HOW BELIEVERS ARE TO OVERCOME.
          • JUST THE WORD, OVERCOME, INDICATES THAT THERE IS A BATTLE IN WHICH THE BELIEVER IS INVOLVED, AND HE IS TO OVERCOME THE ENEMY.
SCRIPTURE VERSE WHERE THE WORD OCCURS

 

THE NECESSARY ACTION FOR OVERCOMING

THE SCRIPTURE CONTEXT

REV 2:7 DO NOT LET YOUR LOVE FOR CHRIST GROW COLD REV 2:4-7
REV 2:11 DO NOT FEAR PERSECUTION REV 2:10-11
REV 2:17 DO NOT TOLERATE FALSE DOCTRINES REV 2:14-17
REV 2:26 DO NOT TOLERATE FALSE TEACHERS IN THE CHURCH REV 2:20-26
REV 3:5 BE WATCHFUL OVER SPIRITUAL THINGS REV 3:2-5
REV 3:12 KEEP THE DOOR OF EVANGELISM OPEN REV 3:8-12
REV 3:21 DO NOT BE A HYPOCRITE BUT HAVE A TRUE FAITH IN CHRIST REV 3:15-21
REV 17:14 BE FAITHFUL TO CHRIST TRUSTING IN HIS POWER REV 17:14
REV 21:7 TRUST IN THE PRECIOUS PROMISES OF GOD REV 21:5-7
    • GOD TELLS JOHN NOT TO SEAL THE WORDS
      • REMEMBER DAN 12:9 WHERE DANIEL MUST SEAL THE WORDS OF HIS PROPHECY.
        • THE BOOK OF REVELATION UNSEALS DANIEL’S VISIONS.
        • THE BELIEVERS IN THE CHURCH AGE ARE TO UNDERSTAND REVELATION AND NOT AVOID IT.
    • THE ALPHA AND OMEGA (REV 22:13)
      • THIS IS THE SAME TITLE GIVEN TO CHRIST AT THE BEGINNING OF THE BOOK. (REV 1:8)
    • THE ROOT AND OFFSPRING OF DAVID (REV 22:16)
      • JESUS FULFILLS THE PALESTINIAN COVENANT AND THE DAVIDIC COVENANT WHICH PROMISED A KINGDOM AND A KING FOREVER.
    • BRIGHT AND MORNING STAR (REV 22:16)
      • THIS PHRASE NEEDS SOME EXPLANATION.
      • READ ISA 14:12
        • VARIOUS BIBLE TRANSLATORS HAVE DONE VIOLENCE TO THE TEXT WHICH CAUSES MUCH CONFUSION IN THE UNDERSTANDING OF THIS PHRASE.

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    • ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS:
      • “HOW YOU HAVE FALLEN FROM HEAVEN, O MORNING STAR, SON OF THE DAWN!” (NIV)
      • “HOW ART THOU FALLEN FROM HEAVEN, O LUCIFER, SON OF THE MORNING!” (KJ)
      • “HOW YOU HAVE FALLEN FROM HEAVEN, O STAR OF THE MORNING, SON OF THE DAWN!” (NAS)
      • “HOW HAS LUCIFER, THAT ROSE IN THE MORNING, FALLEN FROM HEAVEN!” (SEPTUAGINT–a Greek translation of the Old Testament Hebrew)

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      • EXPLANATIONS:
        • THE NAME LUCIFER MEANS “LIGHT BEARER”, OR “SHINING ONE”. LUCIFER WAS THE LATIN NAME FOR THE PLANET VENUS, THE BRIGHTEST OBJECT IN THE SKY APART FROM THE SUN AND MOON. IT APPEARED SOMETIMES IN THE EVENING AND SOMETIMES IN THE MORNING.
          • THE CORRECT HEBREW TRANSLATION FOR ISA 14:12 SHOULD READ “HOW ART THOU FALLEN FROM HEAVEN, O SHINING ONE (LUCIFER), SON OF THE MORNING”
        • SATAN PRESUMED TO BE THE MOST HIGH GOD (EZE 28:11-19) BECAUSE OF HIS BRIGHTNESS (SEE EZE 28:17). HE THEREFORE, ASSUMED THE TITLE “MORNING STAR” FOR HIMSELF, BUT REV 22:16 TELLS US THAT THE TITLE BELONGS TO JESUS CHRIST AS THE TRUE “MORNING STAR”.
        • THE TITLE “SON OF THE DAWN” OR “SON OF THE MORNING” REFERS TO THE FACT THAT LUCIFER WAS AN EARLY CREATION TO THE FAMILY OF GOD. (“SON” IN HEBREW MEANS MEMBER OF THE FAMILY. “DAWN” OR “MORNING” IN HEBREW ALSO MEANS EARLY.)
        • THE INVITATION:
          • THE SPIRIT AND THE BRIDE SAY COME (REV 22:17)
            • THE HUMAN HEART IS WOOED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT AND WITNESSED TO BY THE CHURCH PERFORMING THE TASK OF EVANGELISM.
              • THE HOPE OF THE CHURCH THE NEW JERUSALEM AND ETERNITY WITH CHRIST.
        • THE PROMISE AND THE CURSE (REV 22:17-19)
          • EACH PERSON MUST DECIDE FOR HIMSELF. EVERY HUMAN IS GIVEN THE CHOICE BETWEEN THE PROMISE AND CURSE.
            • THE PROMISE IS THE WATER OF ETERNAL LIFE.
            • THE CURSE IS THE PLAGUES WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION.
              • THE CURSE WILL BE ADMINISTERED TO THOSE WHO ADD TO OR TAKE AWAY FROM THE WORD OF GOD.
                • MODERN DAY PUBLISHERS AND TRANSLATORS OF THE BIBLE DO NOT HEED THIS WARNING TO THEIR OWN PERIL FOR THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT THE NEW BIBLE VERSIONS HAVE DONE…THEY HAVE CHANGED THE WORD OF GOD.
            • THE ULTIMATE CURSE IS ETERNAL DEATH OR AN ETERNAL SEPARATION FROM GOD (19) FOR ANYONE WHO DOES NOT HEED THE INVITATION TO REPENT AND COME TO THE LORD.
          • OUR RESPONSE TO THE BOOK OF REVELATION:
            • WE ARE NOT TO JUST GAIN KNOWLEDGE OF THE SEQUENCE OF EVENTS, BUT TO ALLOW THE WORD OF GOD TO AFFECT HOW WE LIVE SO THAT WE BECOME PREPARED FOR THE COMING KINGDOM WHEN WE WILL RULE AND REIGN WITH CHRIST FOR ETERNITY.
            • ARE YOU READY FOR THE COMING OF THE LORD?

        INDEX FOR THE STUDY OF REVELATION AND THE SECOND COMING

        LESSON #

        SCRIPTURE

        LESSON TITLE

        #01

         

        INTRODUCTION

        #02

          UNDERSTANDING THE MASTER TIMELINE CHART

        #03

          PROPHECY, DOCTRINE, AND DEFINITIONS: PREPARATION

        #04

        REV 1:1-8

        AN INITIAL REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST

        #05

        REV 1:9-20

        CHRIST IN THE CHURCH

        #06

        REV 2:1-7

        THE APOSTOLIC CHURCH OF THE CHURCH AGE–EPHESUS

        #07

        REV 2:8-11

        THE PERSECUTED CHURCH— SMYRNA

        #08

        REV 2:12-17

        THE INDULGED CHURCH –- PERGAMOS

        #09

        REV 2:18-29

        THE PAGAN CHURCH – THYATIRA

        #10

        REV 3:1-6

        THE DEAD CHURCH – SARDIS

        #11

        REV 3:7-13

        THE CHURCH CHRIST LOVED – PHILADELPHIA

        #12

        REV 3:14-22

        THE LUKEWARM CHURCH – LAODICEA

        #13

        1THE 5:1-6 MAT 24

        SIGNS OF THE END TIMES

        #14

        MAT 24
        LUK 17:29-32

        SIGNS OF THE END TIMES – CONTINUED

        #15

        1THE 4:13-18
        1COR 15:51-54

        THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH

        #16

        LEV 23

        THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH – CONTINUED

        #17

        1COR 3:10-15
        REV 19:5-11

        THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST AND THE MARRIAGE SUPPER OF THE LAMB

        #18

        REV 4

        VISIONS OF THE LORD

        #19

        REV 4:8-11

        GOD’S THRONE AND ANGELS

        #20

        REV 5

        THE ONE WORTHY TO OPEN THE SCROLL

        #21

        MISC.

        TRIBULATION OVERVIEW

        #22

         

        TRIBULATION OVERVIEW – CONTINUED

        #23

        REV 6

        PEACE AND THE HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE

        #24

        REV 7

        THE 144,000 AND THE GREAT MULTITUDE

        #25

        REV 8

        THE TRUMPET JUDGMENTS –– NATIONS IN PROPHECY

        #26

        EZE 38-39

        PREPARATION FOR THE GREAT RUSSIAN WAR

        #27

        EZE 38-39

        THE GREAT RUSSIAN WAR AND TRIBULATION EVENTS

        #28

        EZE 38-39

        THE RESULTS OF THE GREAT RUSSIAN WAR

        #29

        REV 9

        THE FALLEN STAR AND THE MIDDLE OF THE TRIBULATION PERIOD

        #30

        REV 10

        THE MIGHTY ANGEL

        #31

        REV 11:1-2

        THE TRIBULATION TEMPLE

        #32

        REV 11:3-13

        GOD’S TWO WITNESSES

        #33

        REV 12

        THE CONFLICT BETWEEN THE WOMAN AND THE DRAGON

        #34

        REV 13:1-10

        THE ANTI-CHRIST, THE BEAST FROM THE SEA

        #35

         

        THE REVIVED ROMAN EMPIRE

        #36

        REV 13:11-18

        THE FALSE PROPHET WITH TWO HORNS

        #37

         

        A STUDY OF THE NEW WORLD MONETARY SYSTEM

        #38

        REV 14:1-12

        A SPIRITUAL VIEW OF THE GREAT TRIBULATION

        #39

        REV 14:13-20

        THE HARVEST

        #40

        REV 15

        THE WRATH OF ALMIGHTY GOD

        #41

        REV 16

        THE SEVEN BOWL JUDGMENTS

        #42

        REV 17
        GEN 10

        THE ROOTS OF MYSTERY BABYLON

        #43

         

        APOSTATE CHRISTIANITY AND MYSTERY BABYLON BLENDED

        #44

        REV 17

        THE GREAT HARLOT, THE WORLD FALSE RELIGION

        #45

        ZEP 5:5-11

        MORE DETAILS OF MYSTERY BABYLON

        #46

        REV 18

        BABYLON THE GREAT

        #47

         

        RELIGIOUS AND POLITICAL SYSTEMS UNITED

        #48

        REV 19

        THE MARRIAGE OF THE LAMB AND THE BATTLE OF ARMAGEDDON

        #49

         

        THE EVENT OF THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST

        #50

        REV 20:1-6

        TRANSITION, RESURRECTIONS AND JUDGMENTS

        #51

         

        MILLENNIUM – INTRODUCTION

        #52

        MISC.

        CHARACTERISTICS OF THE MILLENNIAL EARTH

        #53

        MISC.

        THE MILLENNIAL GOVERNMENT

        #54

        MISC.

        RELIGION AND WORSHIP IN THE MILLENNIUM

        #55

        REV 20:7-15

        THE FINAL JUDGMENTS

        #56

        REV 21:1-8

        THE NEW JERUSALEM AND ETERNITY

        #57

        REV 21:9-22:5

        ETERNITY FOR THE BELIEVER

        #58

        REV 22:6-21

        THE BELIEVER WHO OVERCOMES

        THE END

        MAY GOD FIND YOUR NAME IN THE BOOK OF LIFE
        THAT YOU MIGHT SPEND ETERNITY WITH HIM!

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