Revelations A Study.Section 6.Written by Rev. Anthony Smith
Revelations A Study.Section 6. Chapter 7:9 thru 7:17 The tribulation Saints. Rev 7:9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before throne, and before Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; “which no man could number” This phrase doesnt designate a number that is unnumeriable but a number that man cannot count., This next phrase is stateing that many of religions of today that state that they are only ones going to Heavan because of some tradition or name on church house door are wrong. These words are showing total diversity of Gods Kingdom and its Children. “all nations, kindreds, people and tongues.” These verses are self explanitory. But also notice their crys, there are 7. Rev 7:10-7:12 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon throne, and unto Lamb. Rev 7:11 And all angels stood round about throne, and about elders and four beasts, and fell before throne on their faces, and worshipped God, Rev 7:12 Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen. Rev 7:13 And one of elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? Rev 7:14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest.; [In these verses angel that is explaining all these things to John, know that John couldnt know whom they were because this is future prophecy that John could not see.] And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in blood of Lamb. The key word here is “Great Tribulation”. The Great Tribulation that is spoken of here, is time of 7 years of rull of antichrist. Remember that antichrist and Satan are 2 different people. We will get into greater deatil in later sections.
Revelations A Study. Section 9.Written by Rev.Anthony Smith
Revelations A Study. Section 9. Chapter 12:1 thru 12:17, War in heaven . In section 9 we start out with revived Israel. The Great Red Dragon; seven heads = 7 Mountains, ten horns = Ten kings, seven crowns =7 Kings.[Ref;; Rev 17:10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. Rev 17:9 And here is mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which woman sitteth. Rev. 17:8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in book of life from foundation of world, when they behold beast that was, and is not, and yet is.] The Book of Revelations literally explains itself. The words Horn and Crown always represent Kings. Now these kings are literal. The emphasis on these kings and or kingdoms are representative of Middle eastern region. Remember Book of Revelations is 99% concerning Israel. For time of gentiles has expired. The Great Red Dragon = Satan. Rev. 12:9, great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called Devil, and Satan, The third part of stars of heaven = Deamons, a.k.a. fallen angels. The woman = Israel Her child = Recognition Jesus as Christ. To devour her child = To destroy Church. A man child = Jesus [Ref; Psa 2:7 I will declare decree: LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. Psa 2:8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee heathen for thine inheritance, and uttermost parts of earth for thy possession. Psa 2:9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel, Rev_12:14, Dan_9:27] A thousand two hundred and threescore days = 1260 days or 3 years 5 Mounths 15 Days.(aprox) or 3.5 years. The time of antichrist ruel, first 3.5 years. At this moment in time antichrist has signed a peace treaty with Israel for 7 years. Wilderness = within countries. A place prepared of God = freedom to descover Jesus and hear Gospel preached. Rev 12:7 thru 12:9, describe Satans expulsion from The Heavanly realm for ever. Proof that Satan at this time still had access to Heavan.[Ref; Job 1:6 Now there was a day when sons of God came to present themselves before LORD, and Satan came also among them. Job 1:7 And LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered LORD, and said, From going to and fro in earth, and from walking up and down in it.] Michael and his angels = The wariers of God. Michael. If you would take time to read these next references you will see that there is a war going on around us each moment of each day. A battle that we cannot see but as Christians we can feel. [ Ref; Isa_55:4; Dan_10:13, Dan_10:21, Dan_12:1; Heb_2:10; Jud_1:9]