Only this view does justice to revelations claim to be prophecy and interprets the book by the same grammaticalhistorical method as chapters, and the rest of scripture. Book of revelation for dummies cheat sheet dummies. Before beginning to go through the content of revelation, we recommend that you read through the introduction, overview, and hermeneutical sections to familiarize yourself with the framework concerning this incredible book of god. Revelation chapter 20 is one of the most controversial chapters in the bible, not because it contains anything essentially complex, but because it touches on a subject of preconceived bias. A bible study in easyenglish 2800 word vocabulary on the book of revelation. The revelation is the only book in the nt mentioning john as author. In prior chapters, john described his vision of the final judgments on earth, leading up to the defeat of the antichrist and the false prophet at armageddon. Revelation explained verse by verse, chapter by chapter.
And i saw the dead, small and great of every age and condition, rank and degree. We also bear the new name of christ, as explained in chapter 2. We have already explained verse 20 earlier in this lesson but i will summarize its meaning as we close. I went into the study as a trinitarian, but left the study out of obvious necessity as a. Read through the book of the revelatuion twice by the end of the semester 2.
Bengel remarks that with great emphasis the discourse in revelation 20. Revelation is taught verse by verse through the scripture in johns book of revelation. Revelation 20 bible commentary matthew henry concise. This post will serve as an introduction to revelation 20, expressing some thoughts as we prepare to look more deeply into the period designated by john as a thousand years, popularly known as the millennium. Revelation the book of revelation taught verse by verse. The sun and sky were darkened by the smoke from the abyss. Write a running verse by verse commentary of a chapter of your choice of the book of revelation should be at least 3 pages 3.
New international version 1 and i saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key to the abyss and holding in his hand a great. Physically attend at least 80% of all classes unless given special permission by. Details of endtimes, the seven churches, the tribulation, rapture, beasts, antichrist, mark of the beast, seals, bowls, trumpets, the return of jesus christ, millennium, satan being bound, great white throne judgment, new jerusalem and more are the subject of this online bible teaching. So is a thousand years of peace coming before the devil returns to deceive all nations. It also reveals that god will protect israel in the wilderness.
The book ends with confirmations of authenticity by god, christ and john. These are often linked to the entities beast and false prophet entities mentioned in revelation 16. This commentary on revelation will prove, contrary to what most people think, that the revelation, the last book of the bible, is not difficult to understand if we will take a simple, facevalue, commonsense approach to interpreting it. This chapter is thought by some to be the darkest part of all this prophecy. The book of revelation is the only book in the new testament that begins by specifically stating its source, the revelation of jesus christ, which god gave to himand signified it by his angel to his servant john rev. The millennial reign of christ with the saints, revelation 20. To jerry and sherry roberts thank you for your faithful friendship and love for our lord and my family. Naturally, only after reading the entire book would the final chapter make any sense. Enduring word bible commentary revelation chapter 1. David guzik commentary on revelation 20, where the saints rain for a thousand years, after which the final battle takes place. Revelation 20 satan, sin and death are finally eliminated a. The book is giving a linear description of the things immediate and the things after that. If you want to better understand the book of revelation and the end times.
Carol on revelation 20 question, satan is deceiving people now, so he is not yet bound. The divine origin, the design, and the importance of this book. Revelation chapter 20 explained discover revelation. All the wicked who have ever lived are now resurrected in the resurrection of damnation, and satan is loosed out of his prison. Revelation 2020 verse by verse ministry international.
Written by the apostle john near the end of the first century, revelation shows how events will play out in the end times. Choose the chapter in the revelation of jesus christ you would like to study. Only this view does justice to revelation s claim to be prophecy and interprets the book by the same grammaticalhistorical method as chapters, and the rest of. Book of revelation explained scripture by scripture. The holy scriptures start with a revelation on the past genesis 1 and they end with a revelation on the future. This is his report of the word of god and the testimony of jesus christ. After john is shown an expanded explanation of the judgment of babylon he is now about to see the coronation and marriage of the lamb of god in heaven. And they went up over the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city. The seven stars in christs right hand are the human messengers that have come to john to receive this revelation. The book is all about jesus christ, and it is his self revelation.
It is only when we start to overallegorize it or to force its interpretation according to our preconceived ideas or doctrines about the end. But postmillennialism argues that what comes in chapter 19 is not jesus personally, but simply the triumph of the. John is told to write down everything god shows him, and boy is god going to show him some strange things. Revelation 1 bible commentary matthew henry concise. The book of revelation explained volume 4 preface you will notice that the book of revelation explained, volume 4, begins with chapter 12, not chapter 1, and ends at the conclusion of chapter 14. The star was given the key to the shaft of the abyss. The versebyverse commentary on revelation introduction this commentary on revelation will prove, contrary to what most people think, that the revelation, the last book of the bible, is not difficult to understand if we will take a simple, facevalue, commonsense approach to interpreting it. The millennial kingdom revelation chapter 20 commentary. Jun 17, 2018 the book of revelation explained takes you on a easy to understand and eyeopening journey through the book of revelation. Take a look at the basic structure of the book of revelation.
The book of revelation often called the revelation to john, apocalypse of john, the revelation from jesus christ from its opening words, the apocalypse, the revelation, or simply revelation is the final book of the new testament, and consequently is also the final book of the christian bible. The course of these prophecies, after many important visions describing the state of the church and world in this present life, brings us at last to the great and final judgment, when the whole scene and mystery of providence shall be finished. If youre befuddled by the book of revelation in the bible, dont fret. Then i saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. Then i saw an angel coming down from heaven introduces a new vision report. The book of revelation is a revealing of jesus christ in glory. Gog and magog what is the meaning of revelation 20. Chapter 20 the millennial kingdom of elohim god and the final judgment revelation chapter 20.
Revelation chapter 20 explained book of revelation each. Revelation 1, new living translation nlt the bible app. Christ, with almighty power, will keep the devil from deceiving mankind as he has hitherto done. He never wants power and instruments to break the power of satan. The title of the book, revelation, is a translation of the greek word apokalypsis, which means an unveiling or a disclosure. Understanding revelation waitara seventhday adventist church.
No sooner is satan let loose, than he again begins deceiving the nations, and stirring them up to make war with the saints and servants of god. The crushing of the final satanled rebellion, revelation 20. Enduring word bible commentary revelation chapter 20. The binding of satan for one thousand years, revelation 20. It described the events surrounding the second coming of jesus christ chapters 619, the millennium and final judgment chapter 20, and the eternal state chapters 21 and 22.
Click here to download revelation 20 keynote presentation. The judgment of the dead at the great white throne, revelation 20. The introduction and prologue to the book of revelation. Revelation 20 study through the book of revelation duration. He grabbed the dragon, that old snakethe very devil, satan himself. Watch our overview video on the book of revelation, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought.
A study of the book of revelation versebyverse at the hendersonville. The revelation of jesus christ, which god gave him to show his servantsthings which must shortly take place. Aug 03, 2017 so, as we read through the book of revelation we need to envision a world more like the futuristic world we see in the star wars series of movies, a world full of incredible sites and inspiring. The revelation is the only prophetic book of the nt and it is the keystone of the word of god. We also saw how the book was handed down from god to jesus christ, to his angel, to the apostle john. If this is a description of god, it can only refer to jesus christ who was manifest in the flesh, etc. The thousandyear interval is used in two connections in this passage. This chapter unfolds the devils destiny afterwards.
Its title is derived from the first word of the koine greek text. Revelation chapter 20 is one of the most controversial chapters in the bible, not because it contains anything essentially complex, but because it touches on a. Revelation 20 niv bible and i saw an angel coming down. You and your family are a blessing beyond description to us and so many others. Likewise, we could see revelation as the final chapter in gods 66 chapter novel called the bible. Hes just a mildmannered christian guy living in exile whenpow. He carried the key to the abyss and a chaina huge chain. This is to corre spond with the chapters in the revelation. Nine times out of ten, when people ask, how do you interpret the book of revelation. Then i saw b the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to yahushua and for the word of yahuah, who had not worshiped the beast or his image, and had not received his mark on their foreheads or. Revelation 20 commentary matthew henry commentary on the. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life, was cast into the lake of fire. Following that conflict, the two satanic figureheads are cast into the lake of fire. Satan thrown into the bottomless pit chapter outline top.
Chapter of the book of revelation has long hidden its teaching, but it is time it was made clearer. He sent an angel to present this revelation to his servant john, 2 who faithfully reported everything he saw. Justin the martyr around 100 to 165 ac, irenaeus around 140 to 220 ac and the muratori canon end of 2 nd century. God hits him with a doozy of a revelation hey, thats not a bad idea for a title. John the divine is an example of apocalyptic writing a form that delivers a message using symbols, images and numbers. Revelation presents descriptions of two beasts, a beast from the sea verse 1 a beast from the land verse 11.
The book of revelation also called the revelation of john or the revelation of st. You thought revelation was about the end of the world. Parts of the old testament, particularly in the book of daniel, are also written in the apocalyptic genre. John mentions his name four times in the book revelation 1. Revelation with book summary versebyverse bible commentary. In the same way that we must read a novel cover to cover before understanding it properly, so must bible students have an understanding of the bibles first 65. God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory. Visions of blessings from god for heaven and earth. Revelation 20 commentary the millennium bible gateway.
Revelation explained part 1 jesus unveiled revelation is. The revelation is a very solemn book speaking much about divine judgments but it is also a. Now is the time when satan will be taken, bound and put into the bottomless pit abyss, where his influence will not have any effect on the tribulation saints who have lived through the seven years of tribulation. Commentaries for revelation chapter 20 the imprisonment of the dragon, or satan. We hope this dynamic commentary is a beneficial study tool in your devotion to the word of god. I have learned a lot since studying the revelation.514 362 934 1280 71 213 1322 149 477 1304 177 459 1167 62 467 307 234 353 1358 178 1527 420 1476 84 1373 192 1202 1244 463 230 477