AY Honors/Revelation/Answer Key
According to Revelation 1:1, "apocalypse" means "revelation." God "codified" the revelation of the future of the world in the apocalypse so that people could understand it only through a relationship with God and study of His Word (Luke 8:10).
|Animals||King or kingdom||Dan. 7:17 & 23|
|1 day||1 year||Ez. 4:6 & 7|
|Horns||Power, king, or kingdom||Rev. 17:12|
The Seal of God in Revelation is the Holy Day, the Sabbath. The Mark of the Beast is number 666, which represents human pride in putting oneself in the place of God.
Christ's death and resurrection guarantee that He is capable of having the sovereignty of the world in His hands, being thus the only One worthy to open the seven seals.
Egypt: Water to blood; frogs; lice or gnats; flies; pestilence of livestock; boils; thunderstorm of hail and fire; locusts; darkness; and death of the firstborn.
Revelation: Boils; sea of blood; source of waters in blood; very hot; darkness; Euphrates will dry up; and earthquakes.
Similarities: 6th plague in Egypt and 1st in the apocalypse; 9th plague of Egypt and 5th of the apocalypse.
Differences: Number of plagues.
- Ephesus (Revelation 2:1-7): known for having labored hard and not fainted, and separating themselves from the wicked; admonished for having forsaken its first love (2:4)
- Smyrna (Revelation 2:8-11): admired for its tribulation and poverty; forecast to suffer persecution (2:10)
- Pergamum (Revelation 2:12-17): located where 'Satan's seat' is; needs to repent of allowing false teachers (2:16)
- Thyatira (Revelation 2:18-29): known for its charity, whose "latter works are greater than the former"; tolerates the teachings of a false prophetess (2:20)
- Sardis (Revelation 3:1-6): admonished for - in contrast to its good reputation - being dead; cautioned to fortify itself and return to God through repentance (3:2-3)
- Philadelphia (Revelation 3:7-13): known as steadfast in faith, keeping God's word and enduring patiently (3:10)
- Laodicea, near Denizli (Revelation 3:14-22): called lukewarm and insipid (3:16)
The time in which we live is represented by the Laodicean church, which comes with a message where we are asked to be hot or cold, and not be lukewarm.
saying with a loud voice, “Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water.” And another angel followed, saying, “Babylon[f] is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she has made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.” Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.”
It is important to proclaim the three angelic messages because they bring with them the individual responsibility of each one in the last crisis, calling the people to come out of error.
God will dwell with us. There will be no death or pain. Whoever reaches Heaven will have access to the Tree of Life.