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RETURN TO SYLLABUS

REVELATION
LESSON #01
INTRODUCTION

  • GENERAL BACKGROUND:
    • THE BOOK IS CALLED “REVELATION” NOT BECAUSE IT REVEALS THE THINGS THAT ARE TO COME UPON THE EARTH, BUT BECAUSE IT IS A REVEALING OF JESUS CHRIST.
      • THE WORD, REVELATION, MEANS = A DISCLOSURE OF THAT WHICH WAS PREVIOUSLY HIDDEN OR UNKNOWN (DAN 12:9) AS DOES THE GREEK WORD, “apokalupsis” FROM WHICH WE GET THE WORD APOCALYPSE.
        • READ 1PET 1:12 AND 2PET 1:20-21
          • MUCH THAT IS NOW OBSCURE WILL BECOME CLEARER TO THOSE FOR WHOM IT WAS WRITTEN AS THE TIME APPROACHES AND THE PIECES OF PROPHECY FALL INTO PLACE.
    • THE BOOK OF REVELATION HAS FREQUENT SHIFTS FROM HEAVEN TO EARTH AND BACK AGAIN IN ORDER TO BRING TO COMPLETION THE PRESENT HISTORICAL AGE IN WHICH WE LIVE, AND TO SHOW THE SPIRITUAL WORLD BEHIND IT ALL.
    • TO UNDERSTAND THE BOOK OF REVELATION, WE NEED TO FIRST SEE IT AS A COMPLETION OF ALL THAT GOD HAS BEEN DOING SINCE THE TIME OF CREATION.
      • FOR THE PURPOSE OF OUR LESSONS, I WANT YOU TO SEE BIBLE HISTORY FROM GOD’S VIEW WHERE HISTORY IS DIVIDED INTO SEVEN AGES FROM THE TIME OF CREATION PAST TO THE BEGINNING OF ETERNITY FUTURE. WE NEED TO SEE THE BIG PICTURE OF HUMAN HISTORY THROUGH GOD’S EYES.
        • THE JEWS IN THE JEWISH TALMUD, AND THE CHRISTIANS IN THE EARLY CHURCH BELIEVED THERE WOULD BE 7,000 YEARS OF HUMAN HISTORY ON EARTH.
          • EVEN THE APOCRYPHAL BOOK, NOT INSPIRED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT, CALLED THE EPISTLE OF BARNABAS, SAYS, “IN 6,000 YEARS THE LORD WILL BRING ALL THINGS TO AN END FOR WITH HIM ONE DAY IS AS A THOUSAND YEARS…THEN HE SHALL GLORIOUSLY REST IN THAT SEVENTH DAY.”
            • THE SEVEN DAYS OF CREATION ARE A MODEL FOR ALL HISTORY.
            • THE JEWISH SABBATH SYSTEM IS A MODEL FOR ALL HISTORY. (LUK 13:32 PSA 90:4)
      • IN EACH HISTORICAL AGE, GOD’S RELATIONSHIP WITH MAN CHANGED. GOD BASED THE RELATIONSHIP UPON A DIFFERENT COVENANT IN EACH AGE. GOD’S COVENANTS ARE DISPENSATIONS OF LAW OR DISPENSATIONS OF GRACE WHICH ARE THE RULES OF THE HOUSEHOLD OF GOD, THE FATHER, IN THAT PARTICULAR PERIOD OF HISTORY.

SEVEN AGES AND DISPENSATIONS OF HUMAN HISTORY

  • CREATION OCCURRED IN THE PREHISTORIC AGE. (GEN 1:1-2)
  • [1] THE AGE OF SIMPLICITY IS THE FIRST AGE OF GOD’S RELATIONSHIP WITH MAN. THIS WAS AN AGE OF LAW. GOD SAID TO ADAM, “EAT OF THIS TREE, BUT DON’T EAT OF THAT TREE.” THE NAME OF THIS COVENANT IS THE EDENIC COVENANT. HOWEVER, ADAM AND EVE BROKE THIS COVENANT.
  • [2]THEREFORE, GOD MADE A NEW COVENANT WITH ADAM. THE NAME OF THIS COVENANT WAS THE ADAMIC COVENANT. THIS NEW COVENANT BEGAN A NEW AGE, THE AGE OF CONSCIENCE. THIS AGE WAS AN AGE OF GRACE WHEN MAN’S KNOWLEDGE OF RIGHT AND WRONG WAS ACCORDING TO HIS CONSCIENCE.
    • IN GEN 6:5 GOD SAW THAT MAN’S HEART WAS ONLY WICKED, THEREFORE JUDGMENT CAME BY THE FLOOD AND A NEW AGE BEGAN WITH A NEW COVENANT.
  • [3]THE NEXT AGE WAS THE AGE OF SELF-GOVERNMENT WITH THE NOAHIC COVENANT. THIS AGE WAS AN AGE OF LAW. MAN HAD TO ESTABLISH A GOVERNMENT TO RULE SOCIETY. HOWEVER, THE PRIDE OF MAN RULED AND THE PEOPLE FORGOT GOD. (GEN 11:6)
    • GOD JUDGED THEM AT THE TOWER OF BABEL AND A NEW AGE BEGAN.
  • [4] THIS AGE WAS THE AGE OF PROMISE. GOD MADE A NEW COVENANT WITH ABRAHAM, THE ABRAHAMIC COVENANT. THIS AGE WAS AN AGE OF GRACE THAT LASTED UNTIL MOSES. THE ISRAELITES GAVE UP THE PROMISE LAND THAT GOD GAVE THEM AND WENT INTO SLAVERY IN EGYPT.
  • [5]THEREFORE, GOD MADE A NEW COVENANT WITH MOSES, A COVENANT OF LAW IN AN AGE OF LAW. THE COVENANT WAS CALLED THE MOSAIC COVENANT. GOD ALSO GAVE TWO MORE COVENANTS DURING THIS AGE.
    • THE PALESTINIAN COVENANT WHICH WAS A NEW PROMISE OF LAND.
    • THE DAVIDIC COVENANT WHICH WAS THE PROMISE OF AN ETERNAL KING, JESUS CHRIST.
  • [6] IN JESUS, THE NEW AGE OF GRACE BEGAN WITH A NEW COVENANT CALLED THE NEW COVENANT. THIS AGE IS THE ONE IN WHICH WE NOW LIVE. THIS AGE WILL LAST UNTIL JESUS COMES BACK TO EARTH AGAIN.
  • [7]IN THE LAST AGE, THE AGE OF MESSIAH, JESUS WILL ESTABLISH HIS KINGDOM ON EARTH AND RULE 1,000 YEARS. THE COVENANT IN THAT AGE WILL BE A COVENANT OF LAW CALLED THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT.
  • NOTE THAT THE AGES ALTERNATE BETWEEN LAW AND GRACE, LAW AND GRACE…
    • THE AGES AND DISPENSATIONS PROVE THAT MAN IS NOT WILLING NOR ABLE IN HIS OWN STRENGTH TO:
      • (1). GUIDE HIS LIFE BY OBEYING A SIMPLE COMMAND FROM GOD
      • (2). GUIDE HIS LIFE BY HIS OWN CONSCIENCE
      • (3). GUIDE HIS LIFE WHEN GOVERNED BY SOCIETY
      • (4). GUIDE HIS LIFE BY TRUSTING GOD BY FAITH
      • (5). GUIDE HIS LIFE BY RELIGIOUS RULES AND LAWS
      • (6). GUIDE HIS LIFE BY ACCEPTANCE OF JESUS CHRIST
      • (7). GUIDE HIS LIFE WHEN RULED PERSONALLY BY A PHYSICALLY PRESENT GOD/KING, JESUS CHRIST.
    • MAN CANNOT GOVERN HIS OWN HEART, HIS ACTIONS, OR HIS SOCIETY SUCCESSFULLY WITHOUT REDEMPTION FROM SIN, WITHOUT THE REDEMPTION FROM THE FLESH NATURE, AND WITHOUT THE POWER AND FAITH THAT GOD GIVES US.
      • FOR OUR STUDY OF REVELATION, WE NEED TO LEARN HOW GOD HAS WORKED WITH MAN THROUGH HISTORIC TIME IN ORDER TO REDEEM AND COMPLETE ALL THE PROMISES THAT GOD MADE FROM THE BEGINNING.
  • THE BOOK OF REVELATION COMPLETES ALL THINGS!
  • THE FULFILLMENT AND COMPLETION OF ALL THINGS:

GENESIS AND REVELATION COMPARED

GENESIS REVELATION
IT SHOWS THE BEGINNING OF MAN IN A BEAUTIFUL PARADISE. IT SHOWS THE BEAUTIFUL PARADISE YET TO COME
IT SHOWS HOW MAN LOST HIS CHANCE TO EAT OF THE TREE OF LIFE (GEN 3:22-24) IT SHOWS THAT MAN WILL AGAIN EAT OF THE TREE OF LIFE (REV 22:2)
IT TELLS OF MAN’S FIRST REBELLION AGAINST GOD (GEN 3-4) IT TELLS OF MAN’S LAST REBELLION AGAINST GOD AND PROMISES AN END TO ALL REBELLION AGAINST GOD.
IT RECORDS THE FIRST MURDERER, THE FIRST DRUNKARD, AND THE FIRST REBEL. IT PROMISES A CITY WHERE THERE SHALL IN NO WAY ENTER INTO IT ANY THING THAT DEFILETH (REV 21:27)
IT REVEALS THE TRAGIC SORROW THAT RESULTED FROM SIN (GEN 3-4) IT PROMISES THAT GOD SHALL WIPE AWAY ALL TEARS FROM THEIR EYES (REV 21:4)
IT RECORDS THE FIRST DEATH (GEN 4:8) IT PROMISES THAT THERE SHALL BE NO MORE DEATH (REV 21:4)
IT SHOWS THE BEGINNING OF THE CURSE. (GEN 3:15-18) IT SHOWS THE CURSE LIFTED (REV 22:3)
IT INTRODUCES THE DEVIL FOR THE FIRST TIME AS THE TEMPTER OF MAN (GEN 3:1-18) IT SHOWS THE FINAL DOOM OF SATAN (REV 20:10)
IT PROMISES THAT THE HEAD OF SATAN WOULD BE BRUISED (GEN 3:15) IT SHOWS SATAN BRUISED AND DEFEATED (REV 19-20)
IT SHOWS SATAN’S FIRST ATTEMPT TO DISCREDIT THE WORD OF GOD (GEN 3:1-5) IT PROMISES THE FULFILLMENT OF ALL THE WORD OF GOD AND A CURSE ON ALL THOSE WHO DETRACT FROM THE WORD. (REV 22:19)
IT SHOWS A LOST GARDEN OF EDEN SHUT UP SO NO ONE COULD ENTER (GEN 3:24) IT SHOWS A PARADISE RETURNED AND OPEN TO ALL THE PEOPLE OF GOD (REV 21:25)
  • INTRODUCTION TO THE BOOK OF REVELATION:
    • STRUCTURE:
      • IN THE BOOK THERE ARE MANY REFERENCES TO THE NUMBER 7. THIS NUMBER HAS A PROPHETIC AND SYMBOLIC NATURE. IT SYMBOLICALLY REFERS TO “COMPLETENESS” OR PERFECTION OF EITHER SOMETHING GOOD OR SOMETHING EVIL. REMEMBER THAT THE BOOK OF REVELATION IS A COMPLETION OF ALL THINGS GOOD AND ALL THINGS EVIL.

SOME OF THE SEVENS OF REVELATION

7 LAMPSTANDS REV 1:12
7 STARS REV 1:16
7 CHURCHES REV 2-3
7 SPIRITS REV 4:5
7 LAMPS OF FIRE REV 4:5
7 HORNS & 7 EYES ON THE LAMB REV 5:6
7 PRAISES REV 5:12
7 TYPES OF PEOPLE JUDGED REV 6:15
7 MORE PRAISES REV 7:12
7 SEALS REV 6, 8:1
7 ANGELS WITH TRUMPETS REV 8:7-9:21; 11:15-19
7 TRUMPETS REV 8-11
7 THUNDER JUDGMENTS REV 10:3
7 PERSONS REV 12,13,14:1
7 HEADS ON THE DRAGON REV 12:3
7 LAST PLAGUES REV 15:1
7 BOWLS REV 15,16
7 ANGELS WITH 7 LAST PLAGUES REV 15,16
7 HEADS ON THE BEAST REV 17:3
7 MOUNTAINS REV 17:9
7 KINGS REV 17:10
7 NEW THINGS REV 21,22
      • THE ORDER OF THE BOOK IS NOT SPECIFICALLY CHRONOLOGICAL IN TIME BUT GENERALLY SO. IN THAT CASE, WE WILL SKIP BACK AND FORTH THROUGH TIME AS WE CHRONOLOGICALLY GO THROUGH THE BOOK OF REVELATION. THAT IS WHY WE WILL FOLLOW A BASIC CHART THAT WILL OUTLINE TIME AND EVENTS AND KEEP US ALL GOING IN THE SAME DIRECTION.
      • JUDGMENT ON THE EARTH IS A BIG PART OF THE BOOK
        • WE WILL DEAL MATTER-OF-FACTLY WITH THESE JUDGMENTS BUT NOT SENSATIONALIZE THEM. THERE IS MORE TO THE BOOK OF REVELATION BESIDES JUDGEMENT.
          • THERE IS MUCH PRAISE AND WORSHIP AND BLESSING FOR THE PEOPLE OF GOD IN THIS BOOK
    • WHY STUDY THE BOOK?
      • IT IS A PART OF GOD’S WORD (2TIM 3:16)
        • A LOT IS REVEALED AND EXPANDED ON ABOUT JESUS THAT APPEARS NOWHERE ELSE IN SCRIPTURE.
      • WE ARE TO BE WISE AS SERPENTS.
        • WE NEED TO KNOW WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN SO WE CAN BE PREPARED AS INDIVIDUALS AND AS HOUSEHOLDS.
        • WE NEED TO KNOW SO WE ARE BETTER EQUIPPED TO MINISTER TO THE LOST.
      • THERE’S A SPECIAL BLESSING TO THOSE WHO READ AND STUDY THE BOOK (REV 1:3)
    • WHY IS SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND THIS BOOK?
      • MOST OF THE BOOK IS WRITTEN IN SYMBOLISM. THEREFORE, TO UNDERSTAND IT, WE WILL DEFINE THE SYMBOLS.
      • THE BOOK IS DESCRIBED IN THE CONTEXT OF THE THEN KNOWN WORLD.
        • FOR EXAMPLE: LOCUSTS IN CHAPTER 9 COULD BE HELICOPTERS WHICH DID NOT EXIST AT THE TIME JOHN WROTE THE BOOK.
      • THE BOOK WAS WRITTEN IN A TIME OF IMPRISONMENT AND HARSH PERSECUTION WHERE WORSHIP OF THE ROMAN EMPEROR BECAME MANDATORY. JOHN WROTE ABOUT THE NEW ROMAN EMPIRE TO COME AS WELL AS ALLEGIANCE TO THE ONE TRUE ULTIMATE KING, JESUS CHRIST. THESE IDEAS WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN POPULAR WITH THE ROMAN GOVERNMENT OF THAT TIME PROBABLY CAUSING GREATER PERSECUTION AND RESTRICTION. THE HOLY SPIRIT USED THIS SYMBOLIC FORM TO CONVEY THE MESSAGE
        • “HE WHO HATH AN EAR LET HIM HEAR” IS REPEATED MANY TIMES IN THE FIRST FEW CHAPTERS.
          • THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL BE YOUR TEACHER AND INTERPRETER
          • JUST AS JESUS SAID ABOUT THE PARABLES HE USED (MAT 13:9)
      • THE MESSAGE OF THE BOOK IS NOT HIDDEN TO THOSE WHO HAVE A SPIRITUALLY OPEN HEART.
    • THE INTERPRETATION OF THE BOOK:
      • SINCE WE CANNOT TAKE SYMBOLISM LITERALLY, HOW WILL WE INTERPRET THE BOOK?
        • WE WILL COMPARE SCRIPTURE WITH SCRIPTURE TO ARRIVE AT MEANINGS FOR SYMBOLS.
          • MUCH OF THIS COMES FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT.
            • THE SYMBOLS NOT FOUND IN THE OLD TESTAMENT WILL BE INTERPRETED IN THE CONTEXT OF THE PASSAGE AND SPECULATED UPON. I WILL TELL YOU WHAT IS SPECULATION.
      • ONCE THE MEANING OF SYMBOLS ARE ESTABLISHED, WE WILL TAKE LITERALLY THE MESSAGE THEY CONVEY.
    • WRITTEN BY:
      • THE BOOK OF REVELATION WAS WRITTEN BY JOHN, THE BELOVED DISCIPLE OF JESUS CHRIST.
    • WRITTEN TO:
      • THE BOOK WAS WRITTEN TO BELIEVERS IN JESUS CHRIST IN ALL PLACES AND THROUGH ALL TIME. (1:1)
    • THE LOCATION:
      • JOHN WROTE THE BOOK WHILE HE WAS IN PRISON ON THE ISLE OF PATMOS NEAR THE END OF HIS LIFE.
    • THE DATE:
      • JOHN WROTE THE BOOK ABOUT 95 AD.
    • HISTORICAL BACKGROUND:
      • CHRIST HAD BEEN CRUCIFIED, RAISED AND ASCENDED INTO HEAVEN. THE DISCIPLES HAD BEEN FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT AND SCATTERED BY PERSECUTION THROUGHOUT THE MIDDLE EAST. JERUSALEM HAD BEEN SACKED AND THE JEWISH TEMPLE HAD BEEN DESTROYED IN 70 AD BY THE ROMAN EMPEROR TITUS. JEWS WERE SCATTERED AND WITHOUT A HOMELAND.
    • THE THEME:
      • THE THEME IS THE TRIUMPH OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND OF ALL WHO BELIEVE IN CHRIST JESUS.
    • THE THEME FOR OUR STUDY:
      • OUR STUDY IS BASED ON REVELATION. HOWEVER, WE WILL CONSIDER A BROADER PERSPECTIVE BECAUSE THERE IS MUCH INFORMATION THROUGHOUT THE BIBLE ON THE SUBJECT. THEREFORE, THE TITLE OF OUR STUDY IS, “REVELATION AND THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST”.
        • WE WILL CONSIDER VARIOUS DOCTRINAL POSITIONS AND BELIEFS REGARDING THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST AND THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH.
        • BECAUSE THE BIBLE TALKS MORE ABOUT THE TRIBULATION PERIOD AND THE ANTI-CHRIST FROM GENESIS TO REVELATION THAN ANY OTHER PERIOD OF TIME IN THE HISTORY OF MAN, WE WILL COVER MANY PASSAGES IN THE OLD TESTAMENT IN OUR STUDY. THEREFORE, THIS IS MORE THAN JUST A STUDY OF REVELATION.
        • BECAUSE, AS WE HAVE ALREADY SEEN IN THIS LESSON, REVELATION IS A COMPLETION OF ALL GOD’S WORK THROUGH TIME, WE WILL INVESTIGATE IN THE OLD TESTAMENT MANY OF THE ROOTS OF WHAT WE SEE IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION IN ORDER TO UNDERSTAND FULLY THEIR COMPLETION.
    • OUTLINE FOR THE BOOK OF REVELATION:
      • GENERAL OUTLINE
        • THE THINGS WHICH THOU HAST SEEN – PAST — REV 1
        • THE THINGS WHICH ARE – PRESENT — REV 2-3
        • THE THINGS WHICH SHALL BE HEREAFTER – FUTURE — REV 4-22
      • EXPANDED OUTLINE:
        • CHRIST COMMUNICATING 1:1-8
        • CHRIST IN THE CHURCH 1:9-3:22VISION #1
          • DESCRIPTION OF THE VISION 1:12-20
          • MESSAGES TO THE SEVEN CHURCHES 2:1-3:22
            • EPHESUS 2:1-7
            • SMYRNA 2:8-11
            • PERGAMUM 2:12-17
            • THYATIRA 2:18-29
            • SARDIS 3:1-6
            • PHILADELPHIA 3:7-13
            • LAODICEA 3:14-22
        • CHRIST IN THE COSMOS 4:1-16:21VISION #2
          • SCENE IN HEAVEN DESCRIBED 4:1-11
          • THE LAMB AND THE SCROLL 5:1-14
          • THE SEALS 6:1-17; 8:1
            • SEAL #1 — 6:1-2
            • SEAL #2 — 6:3-4
            • SEAL #3 — 6:5-6
            • SEAL #4 — 6:7-8
            • SEAL #5 — 6:9-11
            • SEAL #6 — 6:12-17
              • PARENTHESIS 7:1-17
                • 144,000 WITNESSES 7:1-8
                • GREAT MULTITUDE 7:9-17
            • SEAL #7 — 8:1
          • THE TRUMPETS 8:2-9:21; 11:15-19
            • TRUMPET #1 — 8:7
            • TRUMPET #2 — 8:8-9
            • TRUMPET #3 — 8:10-11
            • TRUMPET #4 — 8:12-13
            • TRUMPET #5 — 9:1-12
            • TRUMPET #6 — 9:13-21
              • PARENTHESIS 10:1-11:14
                • ANGEL WITH THE BOOK 10:1-11
                • TWO WITNESSES 11:1-14
            • TRUMPET #7 — 11:15-19
          • IMPORTANT PERSONS 12:1-13:18
            • WOMAN, CHILD, DRAGON, MICHAEL 12:1-17
            • TWO BEASTS 13:1-18
              • PARENTHESIS 14:1-7
                • 144,000 WITNESSES 14:1-5
                • ANGEL WITH THE GOSPEL 14:6-7
                • WARNINGS AND BLESSINGS 14:8-13
                • HARVEST 14:14-20
          • THE BOWLS (VIALS) 15:1-16:21
            • BOWL #1 — 16:1-2
            • BOWL #2 — 16:3
            • BOWL #3 — 16:4-7
            • BOWL #4 — 16:8-9
            • BOWL #5 — 16:10-11
            • BOWL #6 — 16:12
              • PARENTHESIS 16:13-16
            • BOWL #7 — 16:17-21
        • CHRIST IN CONQUEST 17:1-21:8VISION #3
          • BABYLON FALLEN 17:1-18:24
            • MYSTERY BABYLON 17:1-18
            • BABYLON THE GREAT 18:1-24
          • SCENE IN HEAVEN 19:1-10
            • REJOICING 19:1-6
            • MARRIAGE SUPPER OF THE LAMB 19:7-10
          • THE FINALE 19:11-21:8
            • ARMAGEDDON FLASHBACK 19:11-21
            • SATAN BOUND 20:1-13
            • SATAN LOOSED AND JUDGED 20:7-10
            • GREAT WHITE THRONE 20:11-15
            • ETERNITY BEGINS 21:1-8
        • CHRIST IN CONSUMMATION 21:9-22:5VISION #4
          • NEW JERUSALEM 21:9-27
          • NEW PARADISE 22:1-5
      • EPILOGUE 22:6-21
    • THE SOURCE MATERIAL FOR THIS STUDY:
      • MANY NOTES AND LESSON PLANS ACCUMULATED OVER FORTY YEARS OF TEACHING OF WHICH SOME OF THE SOURCES ARE:
        • THE LATE GREAT PLANET EARTH BY HAL LINDSEY
        • THERE’S A NEW WORLD COMING BY HAL LINDSEY
        • THE COMING RUSSIAN INVASION OF ISRAEL BY THOMAS S. McCALL AND ZOLA LEVITT
        • I PREDICT BY SALEM KIRBAN
        • QUESTIONS FREQUENTLY ASKED ME ON PROPHECY BY SALEM KIRBAN
        • CHARTS ON REVELATION BY SALEM KIRBAN
        • HOW TO RECOGNIZE THE ANTI-CHRIST BY ARTHUR E.BLOOMFIELD
        • BEFORE THE LAST BATTLE ARMAGEDDON BY ARTHUR E.BLOOMFIELD
        • ANOTHER LOOK AT THE RAPTURE BY DR. ROY HICKS
        • WORLD WAR III AND THE DESTINY OF AMERICA BY DR. CHARLES TAYLOR
        • GET ALL EXCITED! JESUS IS COMING SOON BY DR. CHARLES TAYLOR
        • ARMAGEDDON, OIL AND THE MIDDLE EAST CRISIS BY JOHN WALVOORD
        • ARABS, OIL AND ENERGY BY EDGAR C. JAMES
        • ISRAEL AND THE NATIONS IN PROPHECY BY RICHARD W. DeHAAN
        • THE BLESSED HOPE BY GEORGE ELDON LADD
        • NEXT VISITOR TO PLANET EARTH BY MICHAEL ESSES
        • THE KING IS COMING BY H. L. WILLMINGTON
        • THE VISION BY DAVID WILKERSON
        • AFTER THE RAPTURE: LIFE IN THE NEW WORLD BY RAYMOND SCHAFER
        • THE HOLE IN THE NORTH BY DENNIS C. MILLER AND LOUIS WATROUS
        • HEAVEN BY JUDSON CORNWALL
        • ANTI-CHRIST BY W. W. McBIRNIE
        • THE DAY THE DOLLAR DIES BY WILLARD CANTELON
        • WILL MAN SURVIVE? BY DWIGHT PENTECOST
        • REVELATION:COMMENTARY BY LEHMAN STRAUSS
        • A WOMAN RIDES THE BEAST BY DAVE HUNT
        • THE KEYS OF THIS BLOOD BY MALACHI MARTIN
        • HEAVEN, THE MYSTERY OF ANGELS BY GRANT JEFFREY
        • THE SIGN BY ROBERT VAN KAMPEN
        • GOD DIVIDED THE NATIONS BY NOAH HUTCHINGS
        • MARK OF THE BEAST BY PETER AND PAUL LALONDE
        • PRINCE OF DARKNESS BY GRANT JEFFREY
        • PLEASE TELL ME: QUESTIONS PEOPLE ASK ME ABOUT FREE MASONRY BY TOM C. MC KENNEY
        • THE MASONIC CHRISTIAN CONFLICT EXPLAINED BY KEITH HARRIS
        • FORBIDDEN KNOWLEDGE BY D. A. MILLER
        • EARTH’S FINAL DAYS BY VARIOUS AUTHORS
        • THE DEMONIC ROOTS OF GLOBALISM BY GARY KAH
        • BEGINNING OF THE END BY JOHN HAGEE
        • ATLAS OF BIBLICAL JERUSALEM BY DAN BAHAT
        • ENROUTE TO GLOBAL OCCUPATION BY GARY KAH
        • FINAL WARNING BY GRANT JEFFREY
        • WHEN THE TRUMPET SOUNDS; EDITORS: THOMAS ICE AND TIMOTHY DEMY
        • 666 THE MARK IS READY BY DAVID WEBBER
        • THE ANTICHRIST AND A CUP OF TEA BY TIM COHEN
        • CRISIS IN CHRISTIAN MUSIC: THE PAGANIZATION OF WORSHIP BY DR. JACK WHEATON
        • QUEEN OF ALL BY JIM TETLOW, ROGER OAKLAND, AND BRAD MYERS
        • NOTES BY SCOFIELD, IRONSIDE AND OTHER PROMINENT THEOLOGIANS
  • SPECIAL NOTE: FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NEVER STUDIED THE BOOK OF DANIEL, YOU WILL NEED TO STUDY THAT BOOK BEFORE BEGINNING THIS STUDY!

AGES AND DISPENSATIONS OF HISTORY

                                               THE TEST
                       God tests man’s response to the covenant

ETERNITY PAST

PREHISTORIC

S
A
T
A
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FALL OF LUCIFER
(SATAN) ISA 14:12-15
EZE 28:13-19

T
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M
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CREATION OF MAN

 

THE FALL

THE AGE OF SIMPLICITY
THE EDENIC COVENANT
GEN 1:28-29 GEN 2:15-19
AN AGE OF LAW

 

 

 

 

THE FLOOD

THE AGE OF CONSCIENCE
THE ADAMIC COVENANT
GEN 3:14-21
AN AGE OF GRACE

THE PRINCE OF
THE POWER
OF THE AIR
EPH 2:2

 

THE GOD OF
THIS WORLD
2COR 4:4

 

 

 

TOWER OF BABEL

THE AGE OF
SELF-GOVERNMENT
THE NOAHIC COVENANT
GEN 8:21-22 GEN 9:1-17
AN AGE OF LAW

 

 

 

 

EGYPTIAN PLAGUES

THE AGE OF PROMISE
THE
ABRAHAMIC COVENANT
GEN 12:2,3,7 GEN 13:15-17
GEN 15:1,5-6,18
GEN 17:1-11 GEN 22:17-18
AN AGE OF GRACE

 

 

 

 

 

THE CRUCIFIXION

THE AGE OF LAW
THE MOSAIC COVENANT
EXO 19-31
THE PALESTINIAN
COVENANT
DEU 30:1-9
THE DAVID COVENANT
2SM 7:13-16
AN AGE OF LAW

 

 

SECOND COMING

THE AGE OF GRACE
THE NEW COVENANT
HEB 8:7-10
AN AGE OF GRACE

BOTTOMLESS PIT REV 20:3

 

 

GOG & MAGOG WAR REV 20:8

THE AGE OF MESSIAH
SERMON ON THE MOUNT
MAT 5-7
AN AGE OF LAW

ETERNITY
FUTURE
ETERNITY IN
THE LAKE OF FIRE
ETERNITY WITH
CHRIST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I came to faith in the Lord Jesus Christ in 1963 giving my heart to Jesus in a Billy Graham crusade in Los Angeles, CA. I have been teaching the Word of God since 1964, Usually two to three adult classes a week.

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