Getting Ready for the Final Exam
Studies in the Book of Revelation
Dr. Jim Denison
Overview of Revelation 1-14
I. The revelation of Jesus Christ (ch. 1)
II. The letters to the churches (chs. 2-3)
III. The revelation of heaven (ch. 4)
IV. The scroll and the Lamb (ch. 5)
V. Seven seals (6.1-8.1)
VI. Seven trumpets (8.2-11.19)
VII. Seven signs (12.1-14.20)
Seven angels with seven plagues (ch. 15)
Seven angels are revealed with “the seven last plagues—last, because with them God’s wrath is completed” (15.1). Those who were victorious over the beast, image, and number worshipped God with harps and song (vs. 2-4).
The seven angels came out of the “tabernacle of the Testimony” (vs. 5-6). The “tabernacle” was the dwelling place of God during the desert wandering of the Israelites. It contained the two tablets of the Testimony brought down from Sinai.
One of the four living creatures gave them “seven golden bowls filled with the wrath of God” (v. 7). The temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, so much so that no one could enter the temple until the seven plagues were completed (v. 8).