Book of Revelation

The purpose of these teachings is to discover how each verse in this book Brings Life and blessings, versus fear and destruction.
                                                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                   
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Dr. Audrey Drummonds • Spiritual Warfare
As we begin with verse one in this chapter, let us remember what the Book of Revelation is about: THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST; Christ within you. John is not writing about something that is going to happen externally, but about Christ who has come to live within His people and to dwell in His temple or body. The imagery that was given to John by the Holy Spirit to write this book illustrates the transformation (spirit, soul, and body) that takes place individually, then corporately, as the body of Christ is united and ruled with the mind of Christ.

It is by this progression of transformation that Jesus Christ, who is the head of the body, will come in the fullness of His glory. The message throughout this book is not to be measured by what we do, but by who we are in Christ. When we live out the reality of our union with Christ, we will change the atmosphere around us. By renewing our minds to this union, we will outwardly manifest Christ's nature.

Audrey • General
As we begin with verse one in this chapter, let us remember what the Book of Revelation is about: THE REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST (within you). John is not writing about something that is going to happen externally, but about Christ who has come to live within His people (to indwell in His temple). The imagery that was given to John by the Holy Spirit illustrates the transformation that takes place individually, then corporately, as the body of Christ is united and ruled with the mind of Christ. It is by this progression of transformation that Jesus Christ, who is the head of the body, will return in the fullness of His glory. The message throughout this book is not to be measured by what we do, but by who we are in Christ. When we live out the reality of our union with Christ, we will change the atmosphere around us. By renewing our minds to this union, we will outwardly manifest Christ's nature.
Audrey • General
"And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:"

Since Chapter 12 begins with the word 'and,' it is necessary to connect chapter 11:19 with this verse: "And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail…and there appeared…"
Audrey • General
Verse One: "And there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying, Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein."

This "reed" is symbolic of a measuring tool that has been given to us, the church, to discern "truth" which is being presented to God in His temple. We have been given a measuring stick to measure the temple of God, the altar, and those that worship within. This might sound confusing because we are taught in Matthew chapter seven not to judge. However, if we read beyond the first few verses in chapter seven we find we are to judge righteously.
Audrey • General
Leaving chapter nine we put six angels behind us to open chapter ten with number seven. Remember that an "angel" is a messenger; not a winged creature flying around. The number of each messenger is connected to the growth and development of our coming into the understanding of Christ in us. John uses Old Testament symbolism to describe the process of what our body, soul, and spirit go through to be transformed from children of God into His sons.
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Verse One: "And the fifth angel sounded and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit."

The number five is symbolic for "grace." It is not the kind of manmade grace that says "if you do this, then I will give you grace." The grace of God was given to each of us while we were still in ignorance and darkness. King James calls this darkness "sin." (Romans 8:5). The grace of God gives life allowing us to overcome every circumstance that we encounter.
Audrey • General
Verse 1: "And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour."

Audrey • General
Verse 1: "And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree."

Audrey • General
Chapter six begins with the conjunction "and" telling us there is a continuation of what took place in chapter five. When John wrote Revelation, he wrote it as a continuous thought. It wasn't until later in time translators separated his writings into chapters and verses for easier reference.
Audrey • General
Verse One: "And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne." This chapter begins with God the Father sitting on the throne. A throne is a picture of having a position of sovereign power and authority. There is only one God who is creator of all and in all (John 1:1-3). The position of sitting is a posture of rest. God rested on the seventh day.

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