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THE BOOK OF REVELATION

QUIZ TIME!


How many times does 666 appear in the Bible?

a) Twelve times
b) Once
c) Seven times
d) Four times



How many times does 666 appear in the Bible?

a) Twelve times
b) Once
c) Seven times
d) Four times



How many antichrists does the Bible refer to?

a) Three
b) Heaps
c) One
d) None



How many antichrists does the Bible refer to?

a) Three
b) Heaps
c) One
d) None



Who wrote the Book of Revelation?

a) John the Baptist
b) Peter
c) Paul
d) Jesus’ cousin



Who wrote the Book of Revelation?

a) John the Baptist
b) Peter
c) Paul
d) Jesus’ cousin



1. A better approach to a misused book

1. Tidy up three key misunderstandings:
• Antichrists
• 666
• End Times Destruction of Earth

3. Have some fun

OUR AIMS TONIGHT:

1. What’s your impression of the book of Revelation?
2. What do you think its main message is?
3. Have you ever spent time reading it?

DISCUSS

1. What have you been taught to believe about end times?
2. What do you really think will happen?

DISCUSS
SCRIPTURE SPEED DATING
SPEED DATE #1: Ra the Sun God
“The sun will be turned to darkness and
the moon to blood before the coming of
the great and dreadful day of the Lord.”
- Joel 2:31 & Acts 2:20
- Restated in Rev 6:12
In the Bible what do
the sun and moon symbolise?

- Gen 1:16-18
- Restated in Rev 6:12

- Psalm 136:7-10

- Compare against Exodus 10:21-23
CONSIDER…
“…in keeping with his promise
we are looking forward to
a new heaven and a new earth,
where righteousness dwells.”
- 2 Peter 3:13
WHAT WILL ACTUALLY HAPPEN…
• we do not want you to be ignorant..
• or grieve like those who have no hope
• God will bring with Jesus those who died in him
• The Lord himself will come down from heaven
• And the dead in Christ will rise first.
• After that we who are still alive will be caught up
with them to meet the Lord in the air.
• And we will be with the Lord forever.
• Encourage each other with these words.
- 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
WHAT WILL ACTUALLY HAPPEN…
“Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,”
for the first heaven and the first earth
had passed away.”
- Revelation 21:1

“And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes”
- Revelation 7:17
- Revelation 21:4

WHAT WILL ACTUALLY HAPPEN…
SPEED DATE #2: 666
666 is in the Bible four times

- 1 Kings 10:14 (Solomon’s income)
- 2 Chron 9:13 (Solomon’s income)
- Ezra 2:13 (Adonikam’s descendants)
- Rev 13:18 (Number of the beast, number of man)
In each case outside in the Old Testament,
what is it a measure of?

Where is the mark of the beast?
Rev 13:16

CONSIDER…
What do our forehead and hands
symbolise?
- Deut 2:7



CONSIDER…
What else is supposed to be over our
thoughts and actions?
Deut 6:8
Deut 11:18
Prov 7:3



CONSIDER…
SPEED DATE #3: The Antichrist
SPEED DATE #3: The Antichrist
Firstly let’s look at the scriptures in the
book of Revelation that refer to the
Antichrist.


Here they are…
“Dear children, this is the last hour;
and as you have heard that
the antichrist is coming,
even now many antichrists have come.”
- 1 John 2:8
“Who is the liar?
It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ.

Such a person is the antichrist
- denying the Father and the Son.”
- 1 John 2:22
“…every spirit that does not
acknowledge Jesus is not from God.

This is the spirit of the antichrist,
which you have heard is coming
and even now is already in the world.”
- 1 John 4:3
“…many deceivers,
who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ
as coming in the flesh,
have gone out into the world.

Any such person is
the deceiver and the antichrist.”
- 2 John 7
1. Don’t read it with yourself in mind
2. Don’t read it literally and miss the symbolism
3. All of the symbols appear elsewhere

• The key to understanding revelation is:
- Understanding the purpose of the book
- Learning the old testament symbols
- Asking the Holy Spirit for insight
3 SIMPLE TIPS


“It is the glory of God to conceal a matter;
to search out a matter is the glory of kings.”
- Proverbs 25:2



CONSIDER…
UNDERSTANDING WHAT THE BOOK IS ABOUT

What does the opening passage of Revelation
tell us about the purpose of the book?
- Revelation 1:1-3


CONSIDER…
CONSIDER…
How has something that was supposed to
be a blessing become a curse?


“If you falter in a time of trouble,
how small is your strength!”
- Proverbs 24:10



CONSIDER…


“If you have raced with men on foot
and they have worn you out,
how can you compete with horses?”
- Jeremiah 12:5



CONSIDER…


“Do not be overcome by evil,
but overcome evil with good.”
- Romans 12:21



CONSIDER…


“To the one who overcomes,
I will give the right to eat from the tree of life,
which is in the paradise of God.”
- Romans 12:21



CONSIDER…

1. How does this affect your view of the book of Revelation?
2. What bits make sense?
3. What key questions do you still have?

DISCUSS
He walked on water man.
He made that water wine.
And then he drank with people you and me
would just cast aside

He did his people good.
Just like he said he would.
And in the blink of an eye,
He gave a blind man sight

JESUS WAS A ROCKSTAR – SCOTT STAPP
His love was thunder in the sky
His roar was lions in the night
When he spoke he always drew a crowd
His message was his lifestyle

He gave us everything and more
He was the party we’ve been looking for
Maybe, just maybe…. Jesus was rockstar!

Can I get a witness?

JESUS WAS A ROCKSTAR – SCOTT STAPP
He brought the dead to life
He rose when called to rise
There was a passion in his eyes
and it spread like wildfire
JESUS WAS A ROCKSTAR – SCOTT STAPP
His love was thunder in the sky
His roar was lions in the night
When he spoke he always drew a crowd
His message was his lifestyle

He gave us everything and more
He was the party we’ve been looking for
Maybe, just maybe…. Jesus was rockstar!

Can I get a witness?

JESUS WAS A ROCKSTAR – SCOTT STAPP
Father I have sinned a million sins
Save me from this world you put me in
So come on. Come on.
Bring Jesus back again.
JESUS WAS A ROCKSTAR – SCOTT STAPP
His love was thunder in the sky
His roar was lions in the night
When he spoke he always drew a crowd
His message was his lifestyle

He brought the fire and the light
He wrote the songs you can’t deny
He rocked so hard, I can hear him now
He brought the house down!

JESUS WAS A ROCKSTAR – SCOTT STAPP
He gave us everything and more
He was the party we’ve been looking for
Maybe, just maybe
I said maybe, just maybe
Maybe, maybe, maybe

Jesus was a rockstar!

JESUS WAS A ROCKSTAR – SCOTT STAPP