Bible Study Notes on Revelation 11 – 20170714

Revelation 11:1  "...Rise and measure the temple of God..." Similar to Ezekiel.  Told to measure the temple and areas of it and to leave out certain areas.  Gives the idea of reality to it, it was really there, its dimensions are real and fixed.  Not sure if this was to represent the earthly temple or …

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Bible Study Notes on Revelation 10 – 20170712

Revelation 10:1  "...mighty angel coming down from heaven..." Coming down, not falling down or fallen down.  Did so with a purpose. 1  "...clothed with a cloud...rainbow was on his head...face was like the sun...feet like pillars of fire" Symbolic attributes.  Wonder if John actually saw them this way or if he mentions them to convey …

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Bible Study Notes on Revelation 9 – 20170710

Revelation 9:1  "...fifth angel sounded...a star fallen from heaven...To him was given the key to the bottomless pit" Confronted again with the choice of literal or symbolic interpretation.  Even some of the commentators cannot decide.  Will go literal on some points and symbolic on others.  Best view seems to be just read the text and …

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Bible Study Notes on Revelation 8 – 20170706

Revelation 8:1  "...the seventh seal...silence in heaven for about half an hour" Breaking the seventh seal appears to set the stage for the next set of judgments, the seven trumpets.  We're not told the meaning of the half hour of silence, but it's obviously important for John to mention it.  Perhaps it is a time …

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Bible Study Notes on Revelation 7 – 20170705

Revelation 7:1-3  "...holding the four winds of the earth...to the four angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea...Do not harm..." More destruction is planned, but halted at the moment.  We're at a point between the sixth and seventh seals. Note:  The commentaries may be of little help due to …

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Bible Study Notes on Revelation 6 – 20170703

Beginning of the action, the opening of the six seals.  Believed to be some time after the rapture of the family of God.  May not actually be the beginning of the Tribulation, the seven year period marking the last week of Daniel's prophecy.  That will begin with a covenant between the prince who is to …

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