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REVELATION SEMINAR

#13 Revelations keys of death

LIFE AND DEATH

1. Revelation 1:18 (1801) refers to Jesus as He that liveth, and was dead. What does Jesus have in his hand?

The keys of hell and death.

2. What is Jesus called in Revelation 1:5 (1800)?

The first begotten of the dead.

3. Why is Jesus resurrection so important to me as a person?


1 Corinthians 15:20-22 (1687)

Even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

4. How did God create man in the beginning?


Genesis 2:7 (3)

He formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life.

Lets memorize this verse. It is a key!


And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

Genesis 2:7 (3)

5. What happens at death, according to the Scripture?


Ecclesiastes 12:7 (1016)

Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was; and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.

6. What is this spirit which returns to God at death?


James 2:26 (1776)

The breath

7. What happened when God placed the breath of life in mans nostrils at creation?
Genesis 2:7 (3)

Man became a living soul.

8. Do souls die?
Ezekiel 18:4, 20 (1234)

The soul that sinneth, it shall die.

Simple questions: 1. Do souls die?

YES
2. Are we souls? YES

3. Is it possible for us to die?


YES

The reverse of Gods formula for life is death: Dust of the ground

- breath of life dead soul


see Ezekiel 18:4 (1234)

9. At death, the body returns to dust, and the breath (spirit) returns to God. What happens to the soul? Where does it go?
Psalm 104:29, 30 (934)

The soul goes nowhere. It simply ceases to exist.

Lets examine Exhibit #1 - SOUL

Exhibit #3 - THIEF

10. Jesus and Job tell us where the bodies of the dead are. Where are they?
Job 21:32 (837)
John 5:28, 29 (1555)

In their graves

11. Can dead people think?


Psalm 146:4 (964)

No

12. Do dead people know what their loved ones on earth are doing?
Job 14:12 ,21 (829)

No

13. In death, doesnt some part of man know something?


Ecclesiastes 9:5, 6, 10 (1013)

The dead know not anything.

RESURRECTION FROM DEATH

14. When will the righteous dead, who are now in their graves, be raised?
1 Corinthians 15:20, 23 (1687) 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17 (1736)

At the coming of Christ.

15. How did Jesus speak of death?


John 11:11-14 (1569)

Our friend Lazarus sleepeth.

Lets examine Exhibit #2, Point 1

16. Do people have immortality now?


1 Timothy 6:15, 16 (1746)

No

17. When will Gods people receive immortality?

1 Corinthians 15:51-55 (1688)

When they are raised at Jesus coming.

18. Gods people do not have immortality now, but, do they have eternal life?
1 John 5:12 (1795)
John 6:54 (1559)

Yes

Lets examine Exhibit #2, Point 2

SATANS HOAX ABOUT DEATH

19. What lie about death did Satan tell Eve in the Garden of Eden?
Genesis 3:4 (4)

Ye shall not surely die.

20. Why does Satan want people to believe that the dead are alive and can be contacted?
Revelation 16:14 (1817)

2 Thessalonians 2:9 (1739)


Revelation 13:13, 14 (1814)

So his angels can pose as spirits of the dead and deceive people.

21. Fallen Christendom is referred to as Babylon in Revelation. What does God say is largely responsible for its fall?
Revelation 18:2, 4, 5 (1819)

Babylon is fallen is become the habitation of devils and the hold of every foul spirit.

22. According to Revelation, these same evil angels, posing as spirits of the dead, approach the kings and leaders of earth. What is the result?
Revelation 16:13, 14 (1817) Revelation 18:23 (1821)

a) Revelation 18:23 (1821) By thy sorceries were all nations deceived.

b) Revelation 16:14 (1817) Gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

AN IMPORTANT TEST

23. From what sources, only, should I receive my information on the subject of the death?
Isaiah 8:19, 20 (1034)

a) Should not a people seek unto their God?

b) If they speak not according to this word it is because there is no light in them.

24. Revelation says those who obey God will enter His kingdom. Who will be among those shut out?
Revelation 22:15 (1826)

For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers and murderers and idolators.

25. Witchcraft, which claims to contact the dead, is called, in the Bible, one of the works of the flesh for which

people will be shut out of Gods Kingdom. How should I relate to it?
Galatians 5:19-21 (1712) Ephesians 5:11 (1719)

Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

26. Why are the godly dead called blessed in Revelation 14:13 (1815)?

They may rest from their labors.

27. What finally happens to the terrible curse of death?


Revelation 20:14 (1823)

It is cast into the lake of fire.

28. Read again the great passage of Scripture on Jesus return and the resurrection found in 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 (1736).

1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 (1736). What does verse 18 says these words should bring us?

Comfort one another with these words.

29. What inconceivably great power is promised to Gods people today?


Philippians 3:10 (1725)

The power of His resurrection

30. Will you accept Jesus offer to give you this resurrection power for victory in your life today?

QUIZ QUESTIONS
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1. J _ _ _ _ has the keys of life and death. No one else has eternal life in himself.

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2. The living know that they shall die, but the dead know not A _ _ _ _ _ _ _.

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3. According to Revelation, evil angels pose as spirits of the D _ _ _.

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4. When God placed the breath of life into mans nostrils at creation, man B _ _ _ _ _ a living soul.

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5. When the breath of life leaves a man at death, he is not conscious or alive until he is R _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ by Christ.

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1. J E S U S has the keys of life and death. No one else has eternal life in himself.

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2. The living know that they shall die, but the dead know not A N Y T H I N G.

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3. According to Revelation, evil angels pose as spirits of the D E A D.

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ANSWERS 4. When God placed the breath of life into mans nostrils at creation, man B E C A M E a living soul.

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5. When the breath of life leaves a man at death, he is not conscious or alive until he is R E S U R R E C T E D by Christ.

RESPONSE QUESTIONS
1. If you understood the subject tonight, put an X in box #1.

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2. If this subject was brand new and it is beginning to make more sense, put an X in box #2.

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3. If you are ready to say that you believe that the dead in Christ are asleep in their graves and will be awakened by the shout of Jesus at His second coming, put an X in box #3.

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